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Lennie James’ ‘Gone’ Heads To Sky Atlantic; ‘The Tunnel: Vengeance’ Returns For Final Series

Sky has commissioned Gone, a new production created and written by The Walking Dead's Lennie James and directed by Nick Murphy (Occupation, The Last Kingdom). James, who also wrote drama Storm Damage, stars in the series with Stephen Graham and Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster). Story follows Nelson Rowe (James) – a man who likes a drink and whose days are bookended by his first can and his last pint. He lives with whichever woman he happens to be sleeping with at the time…
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Humans Season 2 Trailer Teases an AI Awakening

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An eerie artificial intelligence awakening takes place in the official trailer for Humans Season 2, premiering in February on AMC.

"The next big leap is here. Get a look at what’s to come in the second season of AMC’s Humans, premiering February 2017."

From the Previous Press Release: "AMC, Channel 4 and Kudos today announced that the critically acclaimed drama series “Humans” has been renewed for a second season. The series will return for eight new episodes, with production starting next year.

Co-produced by AMC and Channel 4 with Kudos, the makers of “Utopia” and “Broadchurch,” the first season tapped into society’s preoccupation with and mistrust of advancing technology and artificial intelligence. What does it mean to be human? Can the very traits through which we define humanity (love, trust, loyalty, friendship, sacrifice) be taught? What really is family? Exploring humans’ inherent fear of the unknown and the possible implications of granting machines consciousness,
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Watch the Teaser Trailer for Humans Season 2

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"They're waking up, more and more every day." A widespread AI awakening is featured in the official teaser trailer for the second season of Humans, premiering in February on AMC.

"Reboot. Recharge. Rebel. Get a first look at what's in store on the second season of AMC's Humans, premiering in February 2017."

From the Previous Press Release: "AMC, Channel 4 and Kudos today announced that the critically acclaimed drama series “Humans” has been renewed for a second season. The series will return for eight new episodes, with production starting next year.

Co-produced by AMC and Channel 4 with Kudos, the makers of “Utopia” and “Broadchurch,” the first season tapped into society’s preoccupation with and mistrust of advancing technology and artificial intelligence. What does it mean to be human? Can the very traits through which we define humanity (love, trust, loyalty, friendship, sacrifice) be taught? What really is family? Exploring
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Mipcom: ‘Capital,’ ‘Modus’ Lead FremantleMedia Slate

Mipcom: ‘Capital,’ ‘Modus’ Lead FremantleMedia Slate
London — FremantleMedia Intl., the sales arm of the global production giant, has unveiled its slate for Mipcom, the TV sales market that kicks off on Monday. Among the highlights are dark comedy-drama “Capital” and Swedish crime thriller “Modus.”

Kudos Production’s “Capital,” described by Fmi as a “witty, vivid and sharply observant drama about the interconnected lives of a diverse group of Londoners,” is based on the novel by John Lanchester, and has been adapted by Peter Bowker. The cast is led by Toby Jones. Bowker’s credits include “Marvellous,” “Eric & Ernie” and “Occupation,” all of which won BAFTAs. BBC has commissioned the show.

Last week, Miso Film’s “Modus” became Swedish network TV4’s biggest drama launch in over two years when it attracted 1.2 million viewers, a 37% share. The show is written by Peter Thorsboe and Mai Brostrom, adapted from Anne Holt’s novels. It follows psychologist and profiler Inger Johanne Vik,
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BBC Greenlights Trojan War Epic ‘Troy: Fall of a City’

London — U.K. broadcaster the BBC has greenlit swords and sandals epic series “Troy: Fall of a City,” a visceral retelling of the Trojan War. The move is being seen by some as an attempt to get into the “Game of Thrones” game, with the BBC promising “an epic tale of love, revenge, intrigue and bloodshed.”

David Farr’s series, which is to be produced by Kudos (“Humans,” “Broadchurch”), is told from the perspective of the Trojan family at the heart of the siege. The “psychologically rich and sweeping narrative” goes back to the saga’s origins: the judgement of Paris, his passionate elopement with Helen, and the ill-starred prophecy surrounding his birth.

Charlotte Moore, controller of the BBC’s flagship channel, BBC One, said: “David Farr’s bold and visceral rendition of the 3,000 year-old story, told across multiple parts and for the first time from the Trojan point of
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AMC Renews Humans for Second Season

Fans of AMC's artificial intelligence-centric thriller, Humans, will be pleased to know that the network has renewed the series for a second season:

Press Release: "New York / London – July 31, 2015 – AMC, Channel 4 and Kudos today announced that the critically acclaimed drama series “Humans” has been renewed for a second season. The series will return for eight new episodes, with production starting next year.

Penned by British writing partners Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (“Spooks,” Spooks: The Greater Good) and based on the award-winning Swedish sci-fi drama “Real Humans” from Matador Films, the series stands as a top five cable drama launch among adults 25-54 in the U.S. this season and has averaged 2.0 million viewers and 1.0 million adults 25-54 through its first four episodes in live+3 ratings. The first episode was Channel 4’s highest rated originated drama in 20 years; season one has attracted an 18.0% share of the UK
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Watch: First Trailer for AMC’s Sci-Fi Series Humans, Premiering June 28th

"I helped create you." The sinister side of artificial intelligence is teased in the first trailer for AMC's sci-fi series, Humans, premiering Sunday, June 28th at 9:00pm Est:

Press Release (via TV By the Numbers) -- New York, NY – May 14, 2015 – "AMC today announced its new eight-part drama series “Humans” will premiere Sunday, June 28th at 9:00 p.m. Et/Pt. Set in suburban London, “Humans” takes place in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a Synth – a highly developed, artificially intelligent servant eerily similar to its living counterpart. Penned by British writing partners Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (“Spooks,” Spooks: The Greater Good) and based on the award-winning Swedish sci-fi drama “Real Humans,” the series explores the emotional impact that comes as the lines between humans and machines become increasingly blurred. This bold new series is produced in conjunction with the
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AMC Sets Premiere Date for Drama Series ‘Humans’

AMC Sets Premiere Date for Drama Series ‘Humans’
AMC, which on Sunday will say goodbye to “Mad Men,” has set an early-summer premiere date for eight-part drama series “Humans.”

Produced in conjunction with the U.K.’s Channel 4 and Kudos, the makers of “Utopia” and “Broadchurch,” “Humans” will bow Sunday, June 28, at 9. It will be paired for its final four weeks with “Halt and Catch Fire,” which opens its second season on May 31 at 10.

Set in suburban London, “Humans” takes place in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a Synth – a highly developed, artificially intelligent servant eerily similar to its living counterpart. Penned by British writing partners Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (“Spooks,” “Spooks: The Greater Good”) and based on the Swedish sci-fi drama “Real Humans,” the series explores the emotional impact that comes as the lines between humans and machines become increasingly blurred.

Humans” stars William Hurt, Katherine Parkinson,
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Bafta TV awards: Graham Norton gets the blues, BBC3 success, Clive James | Media Monkey

All the gossip from Sunday night’s television awards, where the spectre of the Tories’ election win hung over the ceremony

David Cameron wasn’t there – that might have been interesting – but the spectre of the unexpected Tory general election win hung heavy over the Bafta TV awards from the moment host Graham Norton told the audience that the country was “blue. Very blue. Really, really blue”. Actor Jason Isaacs followed it up with his observation that “someone has to win but personally I’m all for proportional representation” before Marvellous writer Peter Bowker told the audience: “Thank you Bafta. At least one vote went the right way this week.” Bowker, whose previous credits include Iraq war drama Occupation and From There to Here, described his double Bafta-winning Marvellous as a “celebration of the positive contribution everyone can make, a celebration of diversity and community and the spirit of optimism.
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‘Humans’ Cast Includes William Hurt, Katherine Parkinson & Neil Maskell

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We recently reported that AMC has teamed up with Kudos and Channel 4 for a drama series called Humans that takes place in an alternate reality in which families own advanced robotic servants, one of whom begins to act of its own will—a premise that might call to mind images of I, Robot or Bicentennial Man. Now the cast of Humans has been revealed and fans of Dark City and Kill List should be pleased.

Press Release – “William Hurt (A History of Violence, Damages), Katherine Parkinson (The It Crowd, The Honourable Woman), Tom Goodman-Hill (The Devil’s Whore, Mr Selfridge), Colin Morgan (Merlin, The Fall), Rebecca Front (The Thick Of It, Just William), Neil Maskell (Utopia, The Mimic) and Gemma Chan (Dates, Fresh Meat) are to star in Humans – the ambitious new co-production from Channel 4, AMC and Kudos.

Humans is set in a parallel present where the latest
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AMC, Kudos, and Channel 4 Team Up for ‘Humans’

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Wouldn’t you like a robot to take care of the tasks you don’t want to? AMC, Kudos, and Channel 4 announced a co-production deals for Humans, a new series where families own advanced robotic servants, but we have a feeling that all is not what it seems…

“Kudos, Channel 4 and AMC today announce a new co-production deal for the bold and ambitious drama series Humans, which is set to start filming this Autumn.

Humans” is set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a ‘Synth’ – a highly-developed robotic servant eerily similar to its live counterpart. In the hope of transforming the way they live, one strained suburban family purchases a refurbished synth only to discover that sharing life with a machine has far-reaching and chilling consequences.

The new deal is brokered by Dan Isaacs COO Kudos, Kerry Ball Senior Vice President of digital Business Development,
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From There to Here; Horizon: The £10 Million Challenge TV review

The Manchester bomb goes off and for the Cotton family, the shocks just keep coming

'Why, Mr Homegrown Drama Ambassador, with this three-part series written by Peter Bowker (of Occupation and Blackpool) that begins in 1996 with the Manchester Ira bombing, you are really spoiling us!"

It's called From There to Here (BBC1), and it's wonderful. Bowker's drama sets out to trace the repercussions of the blast for the city, and for the Cotton family, which includes Philip Glenister (as Dan), Steven Mackintosh (as Dan's shiftless brother, Robbo) and Bernard Hill (their eternally unimpressed dad).

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Xbox Entertainment Studios, U.K.’s Channel 4 Partner on ‘Humans’

Cannes — Xbox Entertainment Studios and U.K.’s Channel 4 have inked a co-production deal for drama series “Humans,” based on the Swedish sci-fi drama “Real Humans.” Distribution will be handled by Shine Intl.

The series, which will comprise eight hour-long episodes, will be produced by Kudos (“The Hour,” “Utopia,” “Broadchurch,” “The Tunnel”). Channel 4 in the U.K. and the Xbox platform in North America will share a 2015 premiere broadcast window.

“Humans” is an English-language adaptation of Sveriges Television (Svt) and Matador Films’ series, which will be penned by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (“Spooks,” a.k.a. “Mi-5″).

Show is set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a “Synth” — a highly-developed robotic servant that’s so similar to a real human it’s transforming the way people live. When a rushed-off-his-feet suburban father of three buys a refurbished second-hand Synth,
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Borgen could get British makeover in return of political drama on TV

The Politician's Wife writer Paula Milne pitches UK version of unlikely Danish hit as David Tennant bemoans neglected genre

A subtitled drama about Denmark's first female prime minister, Borgen was one of the more unlikely TV hits of recent years. Now screenwriter Paula Milne wants to create a British equivalent of the hit Danish show, about a maverick female politician who rises to the top.

Milne, whose most recent political drama, BBC2's The Politician's Husband, starred David Tennant and Emily Watson, said Borgen showed there was still an appetite for political drama despite viewers' disillusionment with Westminster.

"Viewers are disenfranchised and fed up with politics and there is a reticence on the part of broadcasters [to commission political drama] because it is a bit of a downer for the audience," Milne, pictured, said. "Borgen reached an audience, partly because it wasn't about our culture, and partly because it was about the nature of political compromise,
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Stephen Rea, Janet McTeer Among Cast Additions To Mini ‘The Honourable Woman’

Sundance Channel has assembled the international cast of its eight-part miniseries The Honourable Woman starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and directed by Hugo Blick. Joining Gyllenhaal is Stephen Rea (The Shadow Line) as Hugh Hayden-Hoyle — a top M16 spy on the verge of retirement, digging deep into the family of Nessa Stein (Gyllenhaal). His bitter ex-wife Anjelica is played by Lindsay Duncan (The Hollow Crown). Janet McTeer (Damages) plays the Head of MI6 Julia Walsh, who has a personal hold over Hayden-Hoyle (Rea). Andrew Buchan (Broadchurch) will play Nessa Stein’s brother Ephra Stein — seemingly over-shadowed by his sister within the Stein family business. He is joined by Katherine Parkinson (Sherlock) as his highly strung pregnant wife Rachel Stein. British theatre and television actress Eve Best (Nurse Jackie) is Monica Chatwin, a key MI6 agent from the Washington Bureau – spoiling for a fight with her UK counterparts. Belgian actress Lubna Azbal (Incendies,
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James Nesbitt's 'Monroe' axed by ITV1

James Nesbitt's 'Monroe' axed by ITV1
ITV has axed James Nesbitt's medical drama Monroe. The series will not return for a third run, according to Broadcast. Monroe - which first aired in March 2011 - starred Irish actor Nesbitt as Dr Gabriel Monroe, a maverick neurosurgeon. Sarah Parish and Tom Riley also appeared in the series, created by Blackpool and Occupation writer Peter Bowker. The show premiered with 6.85 million viewers on ITV1 last year, but ended its second run with an overnight audience of 3.53m earlier (more)
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First Ten Minutes from Rebecca Hall's The Awakening Horror Film

Cohen Media Group has unveiled the first ten minutes from the upcoming supernatural thriller "The Awakening," starring Rebecca Hall (The Town), Dominic West (Punisher: War Zone) and Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter). Check it out below. Plot: Set in post-World War I England in 1921, the story follows a skeptical woman (Hall) who travels to a countryside boarding school to investigate rumors of an apparent haunting. Just when she thinks she has debunked the ghost theory, she has a chilling spectral encounter which defies all her rational beliefs. The new movie is written and directed by Nick Murphy ("Occupation") and is set to hit theaters on August 17th. Clip:
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New Trailer for Rebecca Hall's The Awakening Horror Film

Cohen Media Group has unveiled a domestic trailer for the upcoming supernatural thriller "The Awakening," starring Rebecca Hall (The Town), Dominic West (Punisher: War Zone) and Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter). Check it out below. Plot: Set in post-World War I England in 1921, the story follows a skeptical woman (Hall) who travels to a countryside boarding school to investigate rumors of an apparent haunting. Just when she thinks she has debunked the ghost theory, she has a chilling spectral encounter which defies all her rational beliefs. The new movie is written and directed by Nick Murphy ("Occupation") and is set to hit theaters on August 17th. Trailer:
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Rebecca Hall Gets Spooked In First Trailer For The Awakening

It never pays to be a cynic in a horror film. No matter how much a character may deny the existence of ghosts or the supernatural, by the end of the film they will be screaming and running for their lives away from some kind of malevolent spirit. We've seen it countless times before and now it's being presented to us once again. Apple has posted the first trailer for the upcoming horror film The Awakening, the feature directorial debut of Nick Murphy (who has previously helmed episodes of British televison shows such as Primeval and Occupation). You can watch the preview below and head over to the source to see it in HD. $sb("ci030_0441ac00a46854d2f12d302449506732",{"sbFeed":{"partnerId":39,"type":"video","contentId":513675,"cname":"cinemablend"},"style":{"width":480,"height":204}}); google.load("ima", "1"); Does ...
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New Trailer & Poster For Free Men

New Trailer & Poster For Free Men
The last time most of us saw Tahar Rahim, he was making unorthodox use of razor blades in A Prophet. Now he's back in Free Men, a story about the French Resistance that has a slightly different emphasis to the usual. And here are a new trailer and poster for the film.The film sees Rahim as a young Frenchman of Algerian origin who survives in the early years of the German Occupation of Paris as a black marketeer. But his situation soon becomes more complicated: he's blackmailed by the Germans into spying on a Paris mosque and its leader (Michael Lonsdale) and becomes inspired to join the Resistance by the people he meets there. While this trailer is similar to others out there, there are a few new snippets included. brightcove.createExperiences();The film also stars Mahmud Shalaby and Lubna Azabal, and is directed by Ismaël Ferroukhi. Free Men
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