6 items from 2014
Director: Ridley Scott
U.S. Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Cast: Aaron Paul, Christian Bale, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Indira Varma, Ben Mendelsohn, María Valverde, Emun Elliott, Golshifteh Farahani, Dar Salim, Ghassan Massoud, Hiam Abbass
Sure, people are bound to be bent out of shape about the very non-Egyptian casting of its leads, but since we’re talking about mythology and Scott is a vocal agnostic, it seems rather fitting. Beyond what we assume will be yet another memorably committed performance from Bale, and a big budget role for Aaron Paul, Scott reunites with his Alien star Sigourney Weaver for the third outing, this time as the Egyptian Queen, Tuya (let’s hope it’s a better union than 1492: Conquest of Paradise in which she starred as Queen Isabella »
- Nicholas Bell
One of the most Our Kind of Shows-friendly networks, The CW, has done us a few more favors, bless ‘em. They’ve given us not only the dates for the season finales of all Our Kind of Shows that they broadcast – that’s Arrow, The Tomorrow People, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Star-Crossed, and The 100 – but tacked on a new one as a bonus!
Well, it’s not a new series, but Labyrinth is a four-hour miniseries, and it stars so many familiar faces. The War Doctor! The Winter Soldier! Draco Malfoy! Defiance‘s Datak Tarr! Winter’s Tale‘s Beverly! More info about that below, along with the season finale dates and times. The SciFi Mafia Calendar (see the Calendar tab above) has also been updated.
- Erin Willard
While Mr. Selfridge has supposedly been renewed, BBC1 has pulled the plug on The Paradise. There won't be a third season for the period drama.
The Paradise revolves around the people who work and shop at the first English department store. Set in 1875, castmembers have included Emun Elliott, Joanna Vanderham, Elaine Cassidy, Sarah Lancashire, Matthew McNulty, Peter Wight, David Hayman, Stephen Wight, Sonya Cassidy, Ruby Bentall, Finn Burridge, and Patrick Malahide.
Of the cancellation, a BBC spokesperson said, "We are incredibly proud to have made two successful series of period drama The Paradise for BBC1. However, in order to make room for new dramas to come through, The Paradise won't be returning."
The show airs on PBS here in the Us and only the first season has been shown. That ended in November and there's been no word of »
BBC One has confirmed that it has cancelled The Paradise.
The period costume drama will not return for a third series, the broadcaster said in a statement.
"We are incredibly proud to have made two successful series of period drama The Paradise for BBC One," said a spokesperson.
"However, in order to make room for new dramas to come through, The Paradise won't be returning."
Launched in September 2012 with 6.61m, the series premiered its second run in October last year to 6.04m.
The series finale, airing on December 8, pulled in 5.07m.
Jessica Brown Findlay ("Downton Abbey"), Sebastian Stan ("Captain America: The First Avenger"), Tom Felton ("Harry Potter") and veteran acting legend John Hurt lead a cast that includes Janet Suzman, Claudia Gerini, Katie McGrath, Emun Elliott and Tony Curran.
The story follows two women separated by centuries who are united by the search for the Holy Grail, the action switching between 13th century and modern-day France.
Source: The Live Feed »
- Garth Franklin
The CW is jumping into the miniseries game. The network has acquired the four-hour period mini Labyrinth, starring Downton Abbey alum Jessica Brown Findlay, The CW announced Wednesday afternoon during a panel at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. Veteran actor John Hurt; Sebastian Stan, who returns to The CW (he recurred on Gossip Girl); and Tom Felton also star in the mini. Janet Suzman, Claudia Gerini, Katie McGrath, Emun Elliott and Tony Curran also co-star. A premiere date will be announced later. Labyrinth, based on the novel by Kate Mosse, will shift back and forth between medieval
- Philiana Ng
6 items from 2014
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