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The Man In The High Castle, Season 1
Created by Frank Spotnitz
Released November 20th, 2015 by Amazon Prime
Five episodes watched for review
Amazon Prime has become a well-known provider of streaming content over the years, with their unique model of releasing pilots for shows to allow subscribers to vote and decide on what proceeds yielding a number of series, from Transparent to Bosch and Hand of God to Red Oaks. The newest series to join their ranks is The Man In the High Castle. Strike Back and The X-Files writer Frank Spotnitz creates the series from the novel by legendary author Philip K. Dick. Exploring an alternate reality America in 1962 where the Axis powers won World War II, the first season shows a lot of promise, examining numerous aspects of this society, anchored by strong performances that makes for a compelling watch.
Of particular interest in the show is how »
- Deepayan Sengupta
NBC has handed a very early Season 2 renewal to “Blindspot,” the network announced Monday.
The No. 1 new show this fall, “Blindspot,” which debuted Sept. 21, was also the first of the season’s new series to land a full-season order. Airing at 10:00 p.m. Monday nights, the action-packed drama has dominated its time slot over the first seven episodes, averaging a 3.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 12.7 million viewers overall. It has consistently dominated its ABC and CBS drama competition in key demos, and has been a very big gainer in delayed viewing too.
Starring Jaimie Alexander (“Thor: The Dark World”) as a beautiful woman with no memories of her past who’s found naked in Times Square with her body fully covered in intricate tattoos, the show follows her discovery, which sets off a vast and complex mystery that immediately ignites the attention of the FBI, who begin to follow »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
In the opening moments of Starz's "Ash vs. Evil Dead," director Sam Raimi presents the kind of rapidly-edited montages that became a signature part of the "Evil Dead" films, as demon-fighting hero Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) straps some kind of complicated device to his body. Is it another chainsaw to fit over the hand he chopped off in 1987's "Evil Dead II"? The mechanical metal hand he had forged in 1993's "Army of Darkness"? Nope. It's a corset, there to help Ash maintain the illusion that he's still as sleek as he was back in his glory days of battling the Deadites. It's the kind of self-deprecating joke that's defined Bruce Campbell's career — a career where, even when he's not playing Ash, the audience often winds up filtering the role he's playing through an Ash-colored prism — but also a smart move by the creative team (the first episode was written by Ivan Raimi, »
- Alan Sepinwall
Streaming service Stan has announced that it is working on a six-part TV series based upon the cult Australian slasher Wolf Creek, which will reunite director Greg McLean and star John Jarrett, who plays the psychotic killer Mick Taylor.
“Wolf Creek, a six-part drama series, is a psychological thriller set in the world that fans of the films will recognize – but this time things are different. At first the pattern is familiar: Mick Taylor targets an American tourist family to terrorise and destroy. But the tables are turned when 19-year-old Eve survives the massacre and starts to rebuild her shattered existence by embarking on a mission of revenge.”
Set to feature alongside Jarrett in the cast are Lucy Fry (Vampire Academy), Deborah Mailman (Offspring), Dustin Clare (Strike Back), Miranda Tapsell (Redfern Now), Richard Cawthorne (Catching Milat), Jake Ryan (Wentworth), and Jessica Tovey (Wonderland).
Production on Wolf Creek: The Series »
- Gary Collinson
Originally revealed in February, the Wolf Creek miniseries is now coming to fruition, as production has begun on the project with a full cast in front of the camera, including John Jarratt as the malevolent Outback killer Mick Taylor.
Directed by Tony Tilse and Greg McLean (who helmed the films Wolf Creek and Wolf Creek 2) and written by Peter Gawler and Felicity Packard, the Wolf Creek miniseries (titled Wolf Creek) will comprise six one-hour episodes that will all debut at the same time in mid-2016 exclusively on the streaming service Stan.
Set in the same universe as the Wolf Creek movies (its exact spot on the timeline has not been revealed), the miniseries will follow a 19-year-old named Eve (played by Lucy Fry), who sets her vengeful sights on Mick Taylor after he slaughters her family. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates. We have the official press »
- Derek Anderson
The Australian streaming service, Stan, has started production on a new six-part mini-series based on Greg Mclean's horror franchise Wolf Creek (I think it's definitely a franchise now). In a press release, the service revealed the full cast as well as the plot details. It was also revealed that Greg McLean, who wrote and directed the original films, will also return for this mini-series.
John Jarratt returns as the series baddy along with Lucy Fry (“Vampire Academy”), Deborah Mailman (“Offspring”), Dustin Clare (“Strike Back”), Miranda Tapsell (“Redfern Now”), Richard Cawthorne (“Catching Milat”), Jake Ryan (“Wentworth”), and Jessica Tovey (“Wonderland”).
Wolf Creek, a six-par [Continued ...] »
So is Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander, Kyle Xy) really Taylor Shaw or what? Five episodes in, I don’t think we have a more clear answer. While science seems to be contradicting a bit, a new set of flashbacks could be steering us in one direction. Plus, Weller (Sullivan Stapleton, Strike Back) seems so sure — and really, is that guy ever wrong? Episode 5, “Split The Law,” kicks off with a guy hailing a cab. That seems pretty normal, but he wants to go the Empire State Building in the middle of the night. That’s not the bizarre thing, though. … Continue reading →
The post Recap: Blindspot Season 1, Episode 5 – Both Sides of the Law appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Rachel Cericola
A few thoughts on the end of "Strike Back" coming up just as soon as I'm just a guy carrying something that happens to be white... "Ain't my fault you're the good guys, huh?" -Faber "Hey, Faber? We were never that good." -Stonebridge "Strike Back" wrapped up its UK run earlier this year, which meant that recent news about a possible sequel film with Stonebridge and Scott was not a spoiler to anyone living in England or watching through extra-legal means. But given the design of the series in its Cinemax-affiliated incarnation, I'm not sure anyone was expecting either Michael or Damien to go out in a blaze of slo-mo glory like Faber talked about. I mean, it could have happened, and the finale went for a fake-out earlier with Scott appearing to die after winning the fight in the river. But that seemed more a case of "Strike Back »
- Alan Sepinwall
NBC's high-concept series "Blindspot" has become the first new show of the Fall season to score a full season order - the back nine episodes having been picked up by the network.
"Thor" actress Jaimie Alexander stars as a woman found naked in Times Square with no memory of who she is and a body covered in fresh tattoos that are the key to unraveling a conspiracy. "Strike Back" actor Sullivan Stapleton plays the FBI agent assigned to deal with her case.
The show premiered to 10.61 million viewers and scored a 3.1 rating, and dropped to 9.11 million viewers and a 2.6 in its second week. The news comes as "The Borgias" actor Francois Arnaud has scored a recurring role on the series and will play a mysterious character from Jane's distant past.
Source: TV.com »
- Garth Franklin
British actress Melanie Liburd has been cast in Game of Thrones as a Red Priestess. Melanie Liburd Joins ‘Got’ A week ago, Liburd, best known for appearances in The Grinder, Strike Back, Dracula and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, announced her casting in her “dream job” on Instagram. “Flying back to London then on to Spain to film my dream […]
The post Melanie Liburd To Play Red Priestess On ‘Game Of Thrones’ appeared first on uInterview. »
- Chelsea Regan
Don’t panic – chances are it’s not the Red Priestess, Melisandre (Carice Van Houten), though the site does seem to think that is a possibility. They reckon this could “indicate a new direction for the character, or at the very least a new incarnation,” but it’s much more likely that Liburd is simply playing another worshiper of the Lord Of Light and Van Houten will still return.
More News From The Web
After all, some time ago, leaked season 6 scene details made their way online, and one of the exchanges outlined featured Tyrion and Varys meeting a “Red Woman” and discussing the situation in Mereen. There’s a pretty good chance that’ll turn out to be our second Red Priestess. »
- Mark Cassidy
According to Deadline, stunning British actress Melanie Liburd (The Grinder, Strike Back, Dracula, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) has joined season 6 of HBO's Game Of Thrones as a character known only as The Red Priestess. Of course, we already have one Red Priestess: the pyromaniac cloths-hater known as Melisandre (Carice Van Houten). Deadline suggests that this might be a "new incarnation" of that character, but it's far more likely that Liburd is simply playing another R'hllor-worshiper. Some leaked script details from a couple of months ago outlined a scene in which Tyrion and Varys converse with a "red woman", so unless that was supposed to be Melisandre and she wasn't named for some reason, mystery solved. Game Of Thrones is currently shooting, and should return next April. »
Despite the name, it has been indicated that Melanie is Not replacing Carice Van Houten in the role of Melisandre. Rather, Liburd is playing a new Red Woman who is based in Mereen.
"Game Of Thrones" is currently filming across multiple locations around Europe ahead of a second-quarter airing next year.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Exclusive: Up-and-coming Brit actress Melanie Liburd has been cast as a Red Priestess in HBO’s Game Of Thrones. Liburd, who has appeared in The Grinder, Strike Back, Dracula and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, is repped by the UK’s Identity Agency Group, Talent Works in the U.S. and Silver Lining Entertainment. Liburd’s casting would seem to indicate a new direction for the character, or at the very least a new incarnation. One Red Woman or Red Priestess had previously… »
With the rise of streaming services over the past few years has also come a rise in original programming from many of them, with Netflix entering the field with shows such as House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black, and Hulu picking up The Mindy Project and collaborating with Jason Reitman for Casual. Amazon has been no stranger to this field, garnering acclaim for their series Transparent, while also debuting Bosch and Hand of God earlier this year. The streaming service isn’t done, however, as they’re set to release their newest series before the year ends.
Titled The Man In The High Castle, the series is an adaptation of the Philip K. Dick novel of the same name from 1962. It is developed by The X-Files and Strike Back writer Frank Spotnitz, and stars Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, and Rufus Sewell. The first season, which will consist of ten episodes, »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Cannes– Japan’s leading pay TV channel has acquired exclusive Japanese broadcast rights to U.S. hit TV series “The Player” (pictured above) from Sony Pictures Television” and “Zoo” from CBS Studios International.
Penned by John Rogers,”The Player” stars Philip Winchester (“Strike Back”, “Flyboys”, “Camelot”) as Alex Kane, a former FBI agent Alex Kane who becomes a reluctant player in a secret society’s perverse game of chance, where the stakes are measured in criminal acts and human lives.
- Elsa Keslassy
Strike Back might be headed to the big screen. The series was cancelled after five seasons, but Sky is looking to bring back the characters and series, and they have asked Cinemax to join them.
Entertainment Weekly reported on Friday that Left Bank Pictures is in the early talking stages to bring this series to the big screen. If talks are successful, the movie would start production in South America in 2016.
Will the stars of Strike Back return if the project goes forward? It is being reported that Sullivan Stapleton and Philip Winchester would "likely" reprise their roles. Stapleton currently stars on NBC's Blindspot and Winchester is also starring on an NBC series, The Player.
If this project moves forward and is successful at the box office, it could be the start of a Strike Back theatrical franchise. »
You loved it on the small screen. Now, Strike Back is about to explode across cinema screens all over the world! Yes, Cinemax's hit action series is coming back, bigger and better than ever before. Left Bank Pictures is currently in development on a feature film that will continue the story of this cult hit.
The Strike Back movie is still in the early stages. London-based Lbp has struck a deal to develop the action-packed adventure alongside European pay TV giant Sky. And the hope is to have Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton return to reprise their roles once the film is green lit. Producers are currently in talks with Cinemax to join as a partner, and to insure U.S. distribution. As of yet, no domestic deal has been struck.
Once everything falls into place, which is expected to happen soon, Strike Back will shoot in South America throughout »
Strike Back could be coming back - on the big screen.
The action thriller series drew to a close this year after five pulse-pounding seasons, but now a movie version is in the works, reports Entertainment Weekly.
The TV series ended with Scott and Stonebridge surviving one last epic gunfight and retiring from active duty - but it seems the dynamic pair could now be called back into action.
The Strike Back movie would shoot in South America in 2016 and could lead to further films, with producers Left Bank Pictures apparently keen on launching a franchise.
Section 20 may live on to fight another day — and on the big screen.
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London-based Left Bank Pictures is teaming with the UK’s Sky to adapt the Sky1 action series Strike Back (which airs on Cinemax in the U.S.) into a feature film, and in success a new franchise, EW.com reports.
The report comes on the day that Strike Back airs its penultimate episode Stateside.
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