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While the mystery of who Jane (Jaimie Alexander) is and how she got her tattoos may have been what first intrigued viewers about Blindspot, the series has been able to keep fans watching thanks to the compelling relationship between Jane and Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) that is at the center of the show. And for those who are hoping that the pair’s friendship will continue to grow, you’re in luck, as the next two episodes of the NBC series will continue to focus on the development of Jane and Weller’s connection, including her heading over to his house for a family dinner. However, along with the great character moments which will be provided by that story, Blindspot will also be amping up the pulse-pounding drama, as the FBI heads to the Cdc in next week’s episode, “Bone May Rot.” The team is there to investigate some clues »
- Chris King
Strike Back might be headed to the big screen. The series was cancelled after five seasons, but Sky is looking to bring back the characters and series, and they have asked Cinemax to join them.
Entertainment Weekly reported on Friday that Left Bank Pictures is in the early talking stages to bring this series to the big screen. If talks are successful, the movie would start production in South America in 2016.
Will the stars of Strike Back return if the project goes forward? It is being reported that Sullivan Stapleton and Philip Winchester would "likely" reprise their roles. Stapleton currently stars on NBC's Blindspot and Winchester is also starring on an NBC series, The Player.
If this project moves forward and is successful at the box office, it could be the start of a Strike Back theatrical franchise. »
You loved it on the small screen. Now, Strike Back is about to explode across cinema screens all over the world! Yes, Cinemax's hit action series is coming back, bigger and better than ever before. Left Bank Pictures is currently in development on a feature film that will continue the story of this cult hit.
The Strike Back movie is still in the early stages. London-based Lbp has struck a deal to develop the action-packed adventure alongside European pay TV giant Sky. And the hope is to have Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton return to reprise their roles once the film is green lit. Producers are currently in talks with Cinemax to join as a partner, and to insure U.S. distribution. As of yet, no domestic deal has been struck.
Once everything falls into place, which is expected to happen soon, Strike Back will shoot in South America throughout »
Strike Back could be coming back - on the big screen.
The action thriller series drew to a close this year after five pulse-pounding seasons, but now a movie version is in the works, reports Entertainment Weekly.
The TV series ended with Scott and Stonebridge surviving one last epic gunfight and retiring from active duty - but it seems the dynamic pair could now be called back into action.
The Strike Back movie would shoot in South America in 2016 and could lead to further films, with producers Left Bank Pictures apparently keen on launching a franchise.
Section 20 may live on to fight another day — and on the big screen.
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London-based Left Bank Pictures is teaming with the UK’s Sky to adapt the Sky1 action series Strike Back (which airs on Cinemax in the U.S.) into a feature film, and in success a new franchise, EW.com reports.
The report comes on the day that Strike Back airs its penultimate episode Stateside.
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Left Bank Pictures is reportedly developing a feature film based on the cult hit Cinemax action series "Strike Back".
Left Bank is said to have a deal to develop the film with European pay TV giant Sky. Stars Sullivan Stapleton and Philip Winchester would likely reprise their roles if the film goes forward, though both are currently committed to American TV series "Blindspot" and "The Player" respectively.
Producers are also in early talks with Cinemax to get them onboard too, and if approved the movie would shoot in South America next year and potentially be the launchpad to an ongoing film franchise.
Based on Sas soldier Chris Ryan's novel, the story follows a secretive branch of the British Defense Intelligence service who take on high risk missions around the globe.
Source: EW »
- Garth Franklin
NBC’s Blindspot has already become one of the breakout hits of the fall television season after one of the best series premieres we’ve seen so far. It also became the first new series to earn a back-nine script order, and viewers are anxiously awaiting for these scripts to become actual episodes. One of the best things about Blindspot is the quality of performances by the cast, led by Jaimie Alexander’s Jane Doe and Sullivan Stapleton’s FBI Agent Kurt Weller. Recently, TVOvermind participated in a conference call with Stapleton in which he discussed his characterization of Agent Weller, what it’s like working with the cast, and more. One of the things that the Blindspot premiere did was tease, primarily through Jane’s tattoo of his name, an intricate and complex backstory for Agent Weller. Stapleton confirms that we’ll learn a lot more about Weller’s past, »
- Jasef Wisener
FBI Agent Kurt Weller seems to have a soft spot for Jane Doe with all that she is going through on NBC's "Blindspot."
Despite some of the things Kurt (Sullivan Stapleton) has already seen Jane (Jaimie Alexander) do – like speaking in other languages, and being an incredible shot – he's not, at this point anyway, wondering if there's something up her tattooed sleeve.
"I think, at first, we are quite suspicious as to why the FBI ...
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Blindspot follows Jane Doe (Alexander), who is discovered in a holdall in NYC's Times Square with her body covered in tattoos and her memories wiped.
The FBI get involved when it is discovered that each tattoo represents clues to crimes they have to solve, uncovering a larger conspiracy.
NBC this Thursday at 10/9c dealt its third new drama of the fall, The Player. Will the Las Vegas-set thriller take your money?
The Player stars Philip Winchester (Strike Back) as Alex Kane, a G-man turned Vegas security expert who is recruited by the calm ‘n’ cool Mr. Johnson aka The Pit Boss (played with great flair by Wesley Snipes) and his colleague Cassandra aka The Dealer (Charity Wakefield) to stop predicted crimes, while the world’s ridiculously wealthy wager on the outcome.
Nudging Alex to take this gig »
This fall, Sullivan Stapleton and Philip Winchester both find themselves starring in profoundly stupid new shows for NBC. On the one hand, this seems appropriate. The duo spent the past four years playing brothers in arms on Cinemax's "Strike Back," a slick, fun, but at times fairly silly action series that wraps up in a few weeks. "Strike Back" was many things, but smart was rarely among them. (This final season kicked off with a terrorist act that wouldn't have happened if Stapleton and Winchester's boss had literally just said the phrase "He has a bomb in his bag" on one of about seven or eight different occasions.) Still, "Strike Back" was so good in other areas — particularly the rapport between the two leads, and the staging of the various fight and chase scenes they found themselves in constantly — that it was easy to forgive the goofier moments, or the »
- Alan Sepinwall
Actor Sullivan Stapleton, who got his big break in 2010’s Animal Kingdom, is a force of nature as the protagonist of director Tony Ayres’s 1970s-set crime drama Cut Snake – the sort of mesmerisingly erratic presence that chomps up the scenery and turns on a dime.
The film’s title refers to the Australian colloquialism “mad as a cut snake”, though Stapleton plays an ex-con, boulder-like and freshly released from prison, that is less insane than dangerously angry.
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- Luke Buckmaster
This review contains spoilers.
With Thor and Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Jaimie Alexander as its protagonist and Arrow/The Flash/Supergirl executive producer Greg Berlanti involved behind the scenes, NBC’s new thriller Blindspot certainly has a lot going for it. Judging by the pilot, they’ve managed to come up with something decent, if a little constrained by the demands of network telly.
Essentially Bourne meets Memento, Blindspot wastes no time putting its constituent parts together. Within minutes, Alexander’s Jane Doe is found in a holdall in Times Square without memories, clothes or a discernable purpose, clad in mysterious tattoos – one of which is the name of Sullivan Stapleton’s character, Kurt Waller, of the FBI.
The FBI bring her in, and Waller and his »
Airing after The Voice on Monday nights, The Blacklist became a hit TV show for NBC. The network is hoping that history will repeat itself and Blindspot will also be a ratings success. Will it be a hit or a flop? Cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned!
On Blindspot, a Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander) is found inside a body bag that's been left in Times Square. It's marked for the attention of the FBI. Suspecting a bomb, the agents are shocked to see Jane emerge naked and covered with complex tattoos. Having no memory and having no records of her existence, the tattoos provide the only clues as to the woman's identity. Supervising Agent Kurt Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) is brought in and is shocked to find his name inked on her back. The rest of the cast includes Audrey Esparza, Rob Brown, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Ukweli »
Thanks to some delays in production, it's taken a long time for the new season of Strike Back to make it to our TV screens. We already know that it's the final season of the action series on Cinemax so there's no worry about the action series being cancelled. Was it worth the wait? Will it bring great ratings? Stay tuned.
On the final season of Strike Back, Michael Stonebridge (Philip Winchester) and Damien Scott (Sullivan Stapleton) of the elite British intelligence undercover unit Section 20 set out to crack a missing-persons case in Bangkok. They quickly realize that what seems to be a simple kidnapping is actually the first step in a massive terrorist plot with global implications. The rest of the cast includes Robson Green, Michelle Lukes, and Milauna Jackson.
Note: This is considered the fifth season in the UK where the series »
The Fall TV season gets properly underway this week with a bunch of shows returning and new ones premiering across the major networks.
NBC's "Blindspot" opened to strong start with a 3.1/10 share and 10.6 million viewers overall in Live+Same Day ratings, the best numbers for any NBC series premiere since "The Blacklist" two years ago.
Jaimie Alexander ("Thor") and Sullivan Stapleton ("300: Rise of an Empire") star in the high-concept thriller series about a woman (Alexander) covered in tattoos who has been dumped naked in Times Square and has no memory but strong skills in languages, shooting and fighting. An FBI agent (Sullivan) is assigned to her and they soon figure out the tattoos point to a major conspiracy.
"Blindspot" also topped the combined demo scores of veteran timeslot competitors "Castle" and "NCIS: Los Angeles," with both those shows hitting series lows. "Castle" (1.2/4, 7.1 million overall) fell 40% from last year's premiere. »
- Garth Franklin
[Warning: This story contains spoilers from the series premiere of NBC's Blindspot.] After an audacious opening sequence and a premiere episode explaining just enough about the condition the mysterious Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander) finds herself in, the real work for NBC's Blindspot begins. Namely, how does a show built upon an amnesiac covered in tattoos -- including one with the name Kurt Weller (Sullivan Stapleton), the FBI agent who becomes her handler -- work on a week-in, week-out basis? Series creator Martin Gero (The L.A. Complex, Stargate: Atlantis) does in fact know where the show is headed and how
- Rick Porter
Last week, I published my review of "Blindspot." Now it's your turn. For those who watched tonight, what did you think? Does the mystery of how and why Jane Doe got her tattoos and lost her memory intrigue you, or does it seem like much more trouble than it's worth for both the people who did it and the people making the show? If you're a "Strike Back" fan, does this seem like a good use of Sullivan Stapleton? Did the Terror Threat of the Week interest you? Did any of the characters interest you at all? And will you watch again? Have at it. I imagine I'm much more likely to watch a second episode of the other NBC show with a "Strike Back" alum, since "The Player" is also dumb, but in a fashion that calls attention to its dumbness a bit less often. But we can talk »
- Alan Sepinwall
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