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Given what his character experienced on Game Of Thrones, we’d think Richard Madden would be worried stepping into another drama about powerful families and their dangerous enemies. But with Dustin Hoffman also signing on, he’s showing no qualms about joining new historical miniseries Medici: Masters Of Florence. X-Files veteran Frank Spotnitz, no stranger to period drama (albeit alt-history) after this year’s The Man In The High Castle show for Amazon, has co-created the series with Nicolas Meyer, who has his own credentials with historical fiction on Time After Time. Sergio Mimica-Gezzan is set to direct all eight episodes of the series in Italy, which will follow the titular family’s rise from simple merchants to an incredibly powerful cartel that helped shepherd and economic and cultural revolution, albeit with plenty of moral grey areas and building a long list of enemies. Madden will be the family’s business-minded son, »
Independent cinema champion extends activities into television
“Wild Bunch TV will initiate international TV series from all around the world, provide coproduction and financing services, and, finally, distribute and commercialize them worldwide,” the company said in a statement.
The firm has pulled together a team of professionals experienced in the TV entertainment business, comprising Diana Bartha (development and international distribution), Thomas Triboit (acquisitions) and Aurélia Porret (marketing).
Veteran international fiction producer Georges Campana is also on board as an advisor.
Paris-based Wild Bunch, which has been pulling together the new TV division since before Cannes, will make its debut outing at Mipcom with two initial acquisitions Medici: Masters of Florence and Four Seasons in Havana.
Medici: Masters of Florence is the latest project from prolific »
After taking on a leading role in Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella, Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is set to return to the small screen in eight-part drama series, Medici: Masters Of Florence. From Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light Productions (The Man In The High Castle) and Lux Vide (Joseph), the show will chronicle the rise of the Medici family and the Italian Renaissance. Joining Madden in a leading role will be Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman.
Medici was co-created by Spotnitz and Nicholas Meyer, while Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (The Pillars of the Earth) is set to direct all eight episodes. Principal photography begins in Italy this month, with shooting taking place in many of the same historical locations as where the real events of this story took place. The series already has a network for when it will air in Italy, and it’s expected that a Us based one will »
- Josh Wilding
“Game of Thrones” star Richard Madden will once again be considered royalty, this time in Italy, as he has signed on to star alongside Dustin Hoffman in an eight-part drama series about the Medici family. The “Cinderella” prince will play the lead role of the enterprising son Cosimo de’ Medici, and Hoffman will portray family patriarch Giovanni de’ Medici. The series dramatizes the story of the family’s ascent from simple merchants to power brokers who sparked an economic and cultural revolution, and created a long list of powerful enemies in the process. Lux Vide and Frank Spotnitz‘s Big Light Productions are teaming. »
- Linda Ge
Frank Spotnitz's Big Light Prods (The Man In The High Castle) and Lux Vide (Joseph) are teaming up to produce eight-part drama series Medici: Masters Of Florence chronicling the rise of the Medici family and the Italian Renaissance, with Richard Madden (Game Of Thrones) and Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman attached to star. Spotnitz co-created with Nicholas Meyer and executive produces with Matilde and Luca Bernabei. Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (The Pillars of the Earth) directs all… »
Set during the Italian Renaissance, the story chronicles the rise of the Medici family from simple merchants to power brokers who sparked an economic and cultural revolution.
In the process they made many enemies. Hoffman is family patriarch Giovanni, Madden is his son and the show's lead role Cosimo de Medici.
Frank Spotnitz and Nicholas Meyer co-created and will executive produces with Matilde and Luca Bernabei. Sergio Mimica-Gezzan ("The Pillars of the Earth") directs all eight episodes and filming begins this month in Rome and Florence.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Mozart In The Jungle‘s Brennan Brown has joined the cast of another Amazon series, upcoming drama The Man In The High Castle, written and executive produced by Frank Spotnitz. Based on the novel by Phillip K. Dick, the series is set in an alternate version of the early 1960s in which the Axis powers won World War II. The novel revolved around a group of people connected to one another by an in-universe alternate-history novel that tells of the Allies winning the war… »
Imagine if the Allied powers lost World War II, and Americans lived under totalitarian regimes, the eastern states ruled by Nazi Germany and the western states ruled by an Axis-powered Japan.
That’s the premise behind The Man in the High Castle, the Amazon Original Series coming this fall from Ridley Scott (Blade Runner) and Frank Spotnitz (X Files). Based on the Hugo Award-winning Philip K. Dick novel from 1962, the series raises big questions – including a few controversial ones from the Comic-Con audience. Below, six reasons why the series – and the panel – are making waves:
An alternate pledge of allegiance
The panel marked the debut of the trailer for the series, which evokes a combination of goose bumps and gravitas as it reimagines our pledge of allegiance in an alternate version of history “with liberty and justice for none.”
The question of »
- Melissa Roth
It's not news that over the past few years Comic-Con, July's gargantuan genre fan convention in San Diego, has moved from movies toward television. Clearly, it's a reflection of the entertainment industry, as HBO's "Game of Thrones" and AMC's "Walking Dead" needed the scale of Hall H to accommodate their fan hordes. (Bursting at the seams, the Con will stay where it is through 2018.) And for the first time this year, Amazon Instant Video will be introducing new series, Philip K. Dick's "The Man in the High Castle" (from Frank Spotnitz and David Zucker) and "Hand of God" (from director Marc Forster) at Comic-Con (trailer below). PBS is promoting "Sherlock," the Brit series that made new Academy member Benedict Cumberbatch a star. Netflix is showcasing the Wachowskis' "Sense8." And Seth Macfarlane, Anne Druyan and Neil deGrasse Tyson are participating on a "Cosmos" panel. But this year...
- Anne Thompson
It's not news that over the past few years Comic-Con, July's gargantuan genre fan convention in San Diego, has moved from movies toward television. Clearly, it's a reflection of the entertainment industry, as HBO's "Game of Thrones" and AMC's "Walking Dead" needed the scale of Hall H to accommodate their fan hordes. (Bursting at the seams, the Con will stay where it is through 2018.) And for the first time this year, Amazon Instant Video will be introducing new series, Philip K. Dick's "The Man in the High Castle" (from Frank Spotnitz and David Zucker) and "Hand of God" (from director Marc Forster) at Comic-Con (trailer below). PBS is promoting "Sherlock," the Brit series that made new Academy member Benedict Cumberbatch a star. Netflix is showcasing the Wachowskis' "Sense8." And Seth Macfarlane, Anne Druyan and Neil deGrasse Tyson are participating on a "Cosmos" panel. But this year »
- Anne Thompson
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Friday, July 10. For your convenience, we have pulled out all of the movie, TV and DVD related panels and events below, but you can can visit Comic-Con.org to check out the full schedule including comic book and video game panels. Take a look at all of the movie, TV and DVD events that will take place during the first day of Comic Con.
10:00am - 11:00am - Inside The Big Bang Theory Writer's Room
The Big Bang Theory writers once again open the curtain and take you behind the scenes of TV's #1 comedy. From huge guest stars to the shocking moments in the season finale (Was that a ring, my Precious? Will what happened in Vegas stay in Vegas?), find out what it takes to make the hit series each week. Join the show's executive producers and writers »
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Ausiello: Borth is staying on as Catherine… at least for a little while, in part because next season will open with the “first dance” at Kono and Adam’s wedding. “We’ll miss the actual vows, but we’ll come in on them being introduced as husband and wife,” showrunner Peter M. Lenkov tells TVLine. As for Borth’s status, »
Back in January, we reported that Fox is planning a revival of The X-Files with original series creator Chris Carter. Today, TV Wise is reporting that the network is close to issuing a two-season order for the revival series, with original stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson set to return. Nothing is set in stone yet, since talks are still ongoing, but the site's source says each season will be less than 10 episodes.
The report reveals the "short stack" order was decided on for two reasons, the first being story requirements set forth by series creator Chris Carter and the second being scheduling. It is believed that it would be easier to secure David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, both of whom are still very much in demand, with a shorter order. David Duchovny's new NBC show Aquarius is an off-cycle summer series, and production won't begin on Season 3 of »
It’s not all grumble and moan round here when TV networks decline to pick up pilots. Sometimes, we’re even grateful.
Hindsight teaches that every so often, passing on a particular show is the best thing a channel could have done. Not ordering one pilot to series spurs its creators on to start another, and frees up its cast to join new projects.
Had the failures below all thrived, there’s a chance we could now be living in a world with no Breaking Bad, Hannibal, or even South Park. Had these pilots gone on to enjoy healthy, lengthy lives, then Jack Bauer, Oberyn Martell, Chandler Bing and more might all be unrecognisable today.
Here then, are the TV pilots we’re grateful weren’t taken to series because their »
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