7 items from 2016
Two pints of Sam Adams, but he’s working on three...four...five...six? Who is more well-versed on the bad blood between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr—drunk or sober—than Lin-Manuel Miranda? Come September, TV audiences are about to find out what theater lovers already know: just how historically knowledgeable the Broadway star actually is. The Pulitzer- and Tony-winning “Hamilton” creator and former star is set to breakdown the infamous duel between Burr and the $10 Founding Father while under the influence for Comedy Central’s “Drunk History,” it was announced at San Diego Comic-Con. “Drunk History’s” upcoming 10 episodes will also feature performances from Michael Cera, Kat Dennings, Billie Joe Armstrong, Ed Helms, Josh Charles, 2016 Emmy nominees Thomas Middleditch and Tony Hale, Aubrey Plaza, Liev Schreiber, Busy Philipps, and many more. Read: “ ‘Drunk History’ Pours Itself an Emmy Nomination” Miranda played Hamilton for the last time on July »
Ralf Little is joining Doctor Who. Digital Spy reports the actor has been cast in season 10 of the BBC series.Little has previously appeared on the sitcom The Royle Family and the comedy series Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps. The actor also voiced Guy Fawkes in the Doctor Who video game, Doctor Who: The Gunpowder Plot.Read More… »
Producer Jonathan Sothcott told the Mirror that a sense of social realism would be vital to recreating the long-running saga for the 21st century. “The NHS is the best thing in the world. But it’s also something that we British love to grumble about – we will be addressing the crisis,” he said.
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- Ben Child
The classic British comedy franchise Carry On is set for a big screen return, with producer Jonathan Sothcott of Hereford Films announcing that two new films will go into production in Carry On Doctors and Carry On Campus.
“[They won’t be] a remake or an attempt to reinvent the wheel,” states Sothcott. “We won’t be trying to find new Sids or Kenneths – we’re looking to create a whole new ensemble of brilliant British comedic actors. No stunt casting. No big American stars. This will be British film at its best, as the truly remarkable heritage deserves.”
- Gary Collinson
Producers on lookout for fresh homegrown talent as Carry On Doctors kicks off a revival of the long-running comedy series
The new instalment will be the first in a slate of new films, with producers hoping to recruit a fresh ensemble of homegrown talent to star in them. The debut instalment, not to be confused with 1968’s Carry On Doctor, will be written by Tim Dawson and Susan Nickson, best known as the writers of the BBC sitcom Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps.
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- Ben Child
Plans are afoot for two new Carry On movies, the first of which will arrive 25 years after the last.
Carry On Columbus was, to date, the swansong of the series, released in 1992 to little fanfare and even less acclaim. Even the box office didn’t measure up, pretty much killing the series stone dead.
Well, until now. Production is due to start later this year on a pair of new Carry On films. There’s Carry On Doctors and Carry On Campus, neither of which will feature any of the original stars of the movies (Jim Dale and Barbara Windsor are amongst the surviving names).
Tim Dawson and Susan Nickson, the pair behind Two Pints Of Lager, are penning the screenplays. The idea is to give the series a fresh start, but to keep “the old cheekiness of the past films”. A Carry On Cinematic Universe (Cocu), perhaps? »
Hereford Films’ Jonathan Sothcott, alongside Carry On Films, is to produce a slate of brand new “Carry On” films, started with “Carry On Doctors,” which will be written by Tim Dawson and Susan Nickson, the writers of hit BBC sitcom “Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps.”
“Carry On Doctors” is the first of a slate of “Carry On” films planned by Hereford Films, with the second instalment titled “Carry On Campus.” The films will be executive produced by Brian Baker of Carry On Films, owner of the rights to the new “Carry On” pics.
The original “Carry On” franchise is the most successful British comedy film series of all time. It ran from 1958-92, encompassing 31 movies, all on low-budgets. The films, produced by Peter Rogers, were known for their double entendre and outlandish plots, and became an institution in the U.K., where they are still regularly shown on TV. »
- Leo Barraclough
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