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Ahead of its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this Saturday, a trailer has arrived online for Jörg Tittel and Alex Helfrech’s upcoming drama The White King which stars Agyness Deyn, Jonathan Pryce, Fiona Shaw, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Greta Scacchi, Olivia Williams and Lorenzo Allchurch. Check it out here…
The White King is an adaptation of the internationally acclaimed award winning Hungarian novel of the same name, written by György Dragomán. Also shot entirely on location in Hungary, the film follows Djata, a 12-year-old boy coming to grips with his father’s imprisonment by the totalitarian state he calls home. Preyed upon by the secret police and venal dignitaries, Djata and his mother (Agyness Deyn) are forced to navigate through the world of propaganda, abuse and vicious gangs, making them risk everything to reunite their family.
- Amie Cranswick
Have you ever attempted to make sense of the X-Men movie continuity? As in pick apart the entire timeline of events across the eight, soon to be nine films in the franchise? Of course not, you all have lives. You have friends and family and loved ones, and probably spend time with them. I, on the other hand, give a worrying amount of time over in my brain space to consider these things, and recent conversation with my good friend Lee Chrimes, ostensibly about the merits (or lack thereof) of the brand new X-Men: Apocalypse, led to a very deep exploration of X-Men chronology which drove us toward one inescapable conclusion: the writers have no idea, and are probably hoping we’re past the point of worrying about it. Well I have news for you, Simon Kinberg – this matters. »
- Tony Black
Although creator Sam Shaw already had a third season planned, Wgn America cancelled the Manhattan TV series, after its second season. Perhaps seeing the writing on the wall, back in November, Shaw said he crafted season two of Manhattan, with an eye toward some resolution, in case of cancellation.
Upon cancelling the historical drama which starred John Benjamin Hickey and Olivia Williams, Wgn America President Matt Cherniss issued a statement citing the usual culprit -- low ratings. Still feeling the sting of the end of the critically-acclaimed Manhattan, Cherniss has now offered more insight into the decision he tried to avoid.
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Network: Wgn America
Episodes: 23 (hour)
TV show dates: July 27, 2014 -- December 15, 2015
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: John Benjamin Hickey, Olivia Williams, Alexia Fast, Ashley Zukerman, Rachel Brosnahan, Daniel Stern, Katja Herbers, Christopher Denham, Harry Lloyd, Michael Chernus, Eddie Shin, Daniel London, and Mark Moses.
TV show description:
A period drama, this show is set in 1943 in the secret town of Los Alamos, New Mexico. Hidden away by the federal government, scientists live there with their families while they work to build the world's first atomic bomb.
If it weren't for his wife, botanist Liza »
Wgn America's highly acclaimed period drama series "Manhattan" has been canceled after two seasons.
John Benjamin Hickey, Ashley Zukerman, Olivia Williams, Rachel Brosnahan, Mamie Gummer, William Petersen and Neve Campbell starred in the series which premiered in July 2014 and scored rave reviews, but struggled to find an audience - averaging just 240,000 viewers in Live+Same Day numbers.
Wgn America's original slate continues to expand and includes new series "Outsiders" and "Underground" alongside "Salem" which recently began production of its third season.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Wgn America has formally confirmed plans to pull the plug on historical drama Manhattan, ending its run on the airwaves after only two seasons.
Despite debuting to relatively positive reviews, the wartime series struggled to maintain a strong enough audience, and Wgn has elected not to order a third season. Matt Cherniss, President and General Manager at the network, said in a statement that the cancellation was a difficult decision to make.
“After careful consideration, we have reached the very difficult decision not to move forward with a third season of Manhattan. We are proud of this critically acclaimed series, an extraordinary original drama, and are deeply disappointed that such a wonderful show could not find a larger audience. We thank the immensely talented Sam Shaw and Thomas Schlamme, along with the exceptional cast and crew and our great partners at Lionsgate and Skydance, for crafting a masterful series. We »
- Michael Briers
“Manhattan” has been canceled with Wgn America opting not to go forth with a third season of the period drama, Variety has learned.
The drama, which premiered in July 2014, marked network’s second original series, following “Salem.”
Created by Sam Shaw (“Masters of Sex”), the Skydance Television and Lionsgate Television co-production starred John Benjamin Hickey and Ashley Zukerman as physicists working on America’s atomic bomb project during World War II. Olivia Williams and Rachel Brosnahan starred as their respective wives with Mamie Gummer, William Petersen and Neve Campbell having joined the cast of the sophomore season.
“After careful consideration, we have reached the very difficult decision not to move forward with a third season of ‘Manhattan,'” said Matt Cherniss, president and Gm of Wgn America and Tribune Studios. “We are proud of this critically acclaimed series, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
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