8 items from 2014
BBC America kicked off its Television Critics Association press tour panel on Wednesday (July 9) afternoon with a pair of unsurprising announcements: "Orphan Back" has been renewed for a third season and the second season of "Broadchurch" will air on BBC America. Both seasons will air in 2015. BBC America boasts that the second "Orphan Black" season "became the first ever ad-supported drama series to double its ratings from season one to season two in A25-54 and 18-49 in Live+7." The season two finale last month drew 1.376 million viewers in Live+7, a series high. The third "Orphan Black" season will, once again, be 10 episodes and it will, once again, feature Tatiana Maslany playing a wide array of characters. While the overall ratings for "Orphan Black" aren't especially impressive, even after a TCA Award and a Golden Globe nomination for Maslany, BBC America touted a string of interesting facts and figures that »
- Daniel Fienberg
Lensing on 10 new episodes starring Tatiana Maslany in multiple roles is to begin again in the fall. The third season will bow on the cabler in spring 2015. The second season of “Broadchurch” will also hit the cabler in early 2015, Simon said.
The second round of “Broadchurch” will feature a new story but the return of actors David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan and Arthur Darvill will reprise their roles. Charlotte Rampling, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, James D’Arcy, »
- Cynthia Littleton
Screen International is today unveiling its 2014 UK Stars of Tomorrow, profiling rising actors, writers, directors, producers and heads of department.Click here for the digital edition [Subscribers]Gallery: UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014
The 2014 Class of Screen International UK Stars of Tomorrow are: (click on each name for individual profile)
The 20-year-old Manchester native is already a familiar face in the Us, where she stars in TV series Bates Motel.
At just 17, this Harrow teenager is a veteran of his own YouTube show and will star in three new features: Don’t Grow Up, Legacy and Montana.
The 20-year-old East Ender has just shot an episode of Babylon and will star »
Some quickie casting news you should know about... First, Marianne Jean-Baptiste has joined the cast of ITV’s BAFTA winning drama series Broadchurch for its upcoming second season. The veteran actress joins James D’Arcy, Eve Myles and Phoebe Waller-Bridge in a series created by Chris Chibnall (Law & Order: UK), which tells the story of when peace within a small community is disrupted when the dead body of a man is found on the beach, leading to an engulfing police investigation (at least that was in season 1; season 2's exact plot and character details aren't public yet). Season 1 of Broadchurch is currently available on home entertainment platforms. It's streaming »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Eve Myles ("Torchwood"), James D'Arcy ("Cloud Atlas"), Marianne Jean-Baptiste ("Without a Trace"), Phoebe Waller-Bridge ("Bad Education") and the previously announced Charlotte Rampling ("Dexter") have all joined the second season of ITV's award-winning mystery drama series "Broadchurch".
The quintet join returning cast members David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Arthur Darvill, Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan. Details of this season's storyline remain under wraps, but Myles and Waller-Bridge's roles are said to be central.
Filming gets underway in Dorset and Somerset later this month and the first photo of the cast together has been released.
Source: Digital Spy »
- Garth Franklin
ITV has announced new castings for Broadchurch's second series.
Creator and writer Chris Chibnall said: "As if we didn't have enough fabulous actresses, it's a thrill to be joined by Wales's finest, Eve Myles. Having worked together on Torchwood, it's a joy to be able to welcome her to Broadchurch.
"And anyone who's seen Phoebe Waller-Bridge perform knows she's already on the way to being a superstar. We're lucky to have them both on board".
"We're over the moon to have wooed Marianne »
Considering that the first series boasted a Doctor Who writer (Chris Chibnall), director (Euros Lyn), Companion (Arthur Darvill), and Doctor (need we even?), not forgetting the latest actor to play William Hartnell (David Bradley), the mum out of The Eleventh Hour (Olivia Colman), and more, it's no surprise that Broadchurch series two is welcoming another Whoniverse player: Torchwood and The Unquiet Dead's Eve Myles, who is to play "a central role" in the new run.
Joining Myles in Broadchurch's second series will be Without A Trace's Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Master And Commander's James D'Arcy, and new-ishcomer Phoebe Waller-Bridge. This latest batch of names all join the recently announced Charlotte Rampling and returning cast members David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Arthur Darvill, Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan.
All of which leaves us with one question Mr Chibnall: whither John Barrowman? »
Kinnear wins awards for his debut play, The Herd, and his performance in Othello, while Almeida theatre comes out on top
Rory Kinnear has managed a rare double victory at this year's Critics' Circle theatre awards, winning one as an actor and another as most promising playwright (shared with Phoebe Waller-Bridge). The Almeida theatre came out on top, winning four awards including three for Chimerica, an epic cross-continental narrative that followed a photographer trying to track down the famous "Tank Man" of Tiananmen Square. Playwright Lucy Kirkwood, director Lyndsey Turner and designer Es Devlin all won awards for their work on the show, a co-production between Headlong and the Almeida.
"It's especially meaningful to have Lyndsey and Es recognised as well, because it was such a collaborative project," said Kirkwood, who downplayed rumours of a Broadway transfer for Chimerica, pointing out that the New York Times review of the show was not wholly positive. »
- Matt Trueman
8 items from 2014
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