10 items from 2013
Fox has one of its better slates coming your way with the new season, especially if you take the midseason shows into account. Some of these shows may not jump out at you now as must-see, but some of them are going to take over, if I’m any judge anyway.
Clear showcase offerings Dads, Almost Human, and Us & Them are guaranteed to take off early. Almost Human has J.J. Abrams recognition to pull people in, though it looks to be a show that could flounder after a few episodes, even if I hope it doesn’t. The other two are going to become hits. Unfortunately, we have to wait until mid-season for the Gavin & Stacey remake.
Rake also looks like a winner, as long as the translation can be made to work as an Americanized product, and the show actually delivers what made the Australian original so brilliant.
- Marc Eastman
Fox will announce its 2013-2014 schedule on Monday, but the network gave viewers an idea of what's to come yesterday by announcing pick-ups of four dramas and five comedies.
Cast: Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Ramon Rodriguez (Charlie’s Angels), Jay Hernandez (Last Resort), Sung Kang (The Fast and the Furious), Inbar Lavi (Underemployed), Rza, Cliff Curtis (Missing), Shantel VanSanten (One Tree Hill)
Synopsis: Follows a gang member sent in to infiltrate the San Francisco Police Department and rise through its ranks — ultimately landing on the Gang Task Force. There, he must balance his obligations to his crime family with an increasing sense of loyalty to his new “family” on the Sfpd.
- email@example.com (Matt Richenthal)
Among the noteworthy drama pilots not getting the go-ahead from Fox: Felicity Huffman’s Boomerang, an adaptation of the Delirum novels and The List (costarring Grey’s newbie Hilarie Burton). (Fox’s complete development slate can be found here.)
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- Michael Ausiello
John Le Carré's A Delicate Truth novel could be adapted by talented William Monahan. The Ink Factory is apparently in advanced talks with the writer of The Departed, Kingdom of Heaven, Edge of Darkness and the upcoming Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. The story follows a man trying to uncover a conspiracy concerning a counter-terror operation and sources say that this is being developed with BBC Films. The book actually finds releases release today, April 25th. Deadline's managed to find a trailer which teases the book. Thanks for that. There's no doubt that Monahan fits this project perfectly. Now off to casting, who will fit into what? »
Feature Andrew Blair 11 Apr 2013 - 07:00
Blake’s 7 managed to broadcast its lead character being framed as a paedophile, the execution of a large gang of political dissenters by the police, and the swift despatch of an investigating legal official (and his partner) by state-endorsed assassination. All this in its first episode, broadcast on a Monday evening on BBC One at 7.45pm. Bang Goes the Theory is on at that time now.
Then we have, arguably, its best characters: lip-purser and anti-hero legend Ker Avon. Bring him back now and you’ve got to convince at »
The trailer for writer/director Mark Mann's generation Um... is now online. Check it out in the player below, courtesy of iTunes Movie Trailers . Starring Keanu Reeves ( The Matrix , The Day the Earth Stood Still ), Bojana Novakovic ( Drag Me to Hell , Edge of Darkness ), Adelaide Clemens ( The Great Gatsby , Silent Hill: Revelation 3D ), generation Um... hits theaters May 3. The world is downtown New York City, present day - from the point of view of a driver for an escort service. John (Reeves), a quietly sexy withdrawn guy, is finally ageing out of his young, trendy neighborhood, dealing with the beginnings of the next chapter of his life. John's friends are the party girls he works for - Violet (Novakovic), an unstoppable entertainer whose weathered beauty and »
With the recent disappointing confirmation that Sam Mendes will not return to helm Bond 24 following Skyfall, eyes now turn to just who will be able to match, or even top, the highest grossing feature in UK box office history, which is also widely considered to be the greatest Bond film ever. We’ve gathered together seven prime candidates who may be able to do the character justice, after an epic exploration into the fragile psyche and past of our bed-hopping Bond.
In no particular order, we begin with…
Nobody is hotter than Ben Affleck right now following his Oscar win with fact-based political thriller, Argo. His gritty crime flick, The Town, showed us he can handle some impressively thunderous action set-pieces in a grounded real world setting, much like his award-winning favourite which has just hit DVD/Blu-ray. Let us also not forget the emotional impact his »
- Craig Hunter
Jennifer Beals is headed to Venice.
Beals will play the family matriarch in the ABC pilot, which centers on two rival families living in the California city. The actress will reunite with her "L Word" executive producer Ilene Chaiken, who will serve as the showrunner on "Venice."
In other pilot news...
Skyler Samuels has been cast as the lead in "Bloodlines." Samuels will play Bird Benson in NBC's pilot, a teenager caught in the middle of a battle between two warrior families living in the suburbs. »
- Leigh Weingus
Cheyenne Jackson is set to co-star opposite Jeffrey Tambor in Amazon Studios‘ comedy pilot The Onion Presents: The News. The project, from The Onion’s Will Graham & Dan Mirk, is described as a fast-paced scripted comedy set behind the scenes of The Onion News Network that shows just how far journalists will go to stay at the top of their game. Jackson will play Cameron, a rising younger anchor who threatens the rein of veteran anchor David Everett (Tambor). Jackson, repped by ICM Partners and The Schiff Co., most recently co-starred in Bryan Fuller’s NBC pilot/special Mockingbird Lane and the indie Price Check. He will next be seen opposite Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in HBO’s Behind The Candelabra. Australian actress Bojana Novakovic (Edge Of Darkness) has landed a role opposite Greg Kinnear in the Fox comedic drama pilot Rake. Based on the Australian series, Rake, from »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Fox's Rake has found a love interest for Greg Kinnear. Edge of Darkness alum Bojana Novakovic has landed the role of Mikki in the adaptation of the Australian series about a brilliant but self-destructive criminal defense lawyer named Keegan Joye. Story: TV Pilots 2013: The Complete Guide Novakovic will play a pretty, smart, spunky, grounded and tender but tough chameleon. When we first meet Mikki, she's a high-priced prostitute with a five-year "relationship" with Kinnear's Keegan. In spite of the fact that he's in love with her, she has a bigger plan. She chose her current life
- Lesley Goldberg
10 items from 2013
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