The Syndicate (I) (2012– )
Directors UK and Creative Skillset have announced the first two directors who have been selected for their new high end TV drama directors career development programme.
Tina Gharavi and Samantha Harrie have been picked for the scheme, which was launched to help progress and diversify directing talent in TV drama.
They have been selected from more than 200 applicants to work on Kudos’ The Tunnel: Vengeance and Neal Street Productions’ Call The Midwife.
Four additional candidates will be announced later this year.
The scheme includes a 12-week paid placement with high end drama production companies and broadcasters across the UK, working alongside a show’s lead director throughout the entire duration of the show.
Tina Gharavi, the BAFTA-nominated and award-winning filmmaker is working alongside director Gilles Bannier (Tin Star, In The Dark, The Tunnel: Sabotage) on The Tunnel: Vengeance, the Kudos produced
RelatedCable/Streaming Renewal Scorecard 2016: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s On the Bubble?
The mystery series followed American student Grace (played by The Syndicate‘s Daisy Head), who is suspected of killing her London flatmate Molly Ryan. The cast included Titanic’s Billy Zane, Vinyl‘s Emily Tremaine and Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s Anthony Head, the real life father of lead star Daisy.
The show wrapped up Season 1 on Aug. 22 with the reveal that Luc murdered Molly, after being blackmailed by her jealous secret ex-lover Roz.
RelatedGuilt Ep Previews Freeform Drama’s ‘Racy,’ Amanda Knox-Like Mystery
The premiere this week launches with the grisly killing of Molly, a free-spirited Irish student in London. There are secrets galore (Molly was pregnant when she died! Someone was stalking her!) and so many shady suspects (Rupert Giles?!) that a flowchart might be helpful. Alas, my breakdown of the key players in
PhotosGuilt First Look: Sexy Scandal Hits London Streets in Freeform Drama
“I actually watched the pilot with my mom, and at one point, she turned to me and said, ‘This is a little racy,'” Kathryn Price, who co-created the show with Nichole Millard, recalls with a laugh. “There’s a sex club. There’s a lot
RelatedBuffy Vet Anthony Stewart Head Joins Freeform Murder Mystery Guilt
In the June 13 premiere (airing at 9/8c), American Grace (played by The Syndicate‘s Daisy Head) becomes the prime suspect in her roommate’s savage murder, forcing her sister Natalie (Vinyl‘s Emily Tremaine) to leave Boston and come to her defense across the pond. When Natalie
Krishnendu Majumdar, chair of BAFTA’s Television Committee, said: “There is no one more deserving of the Special Award this year than Lenny Henry. He has enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a performer and writer, appearing in dozens of shows from ‘Tiswas’ to the hugely popular ‘Lenny Henry Show,’ and most recently in the drama ‘The Syndicate,’ proving his appeal spans all generations and genres.”
Majumdar added: “Lenny’s recent groundbreaking BAFTA lecture has helped to reframe and reignite the discussion about diversity in British television, with the conversations he has sparked already leading to positive changes. This, coupled with his incredible contribution to the industry,
Anthony Stewart Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) has been cast opposite daughter Daisy Head (The Syndicate) on Freeform’s forthcoming soap, TVLine has learned.
RelatedSleeping Beauty Follow-Up Series After in Development at Freeform
The murder mystery finds Grace Atwood (Head), a young American women, accused of viciously murdering her Bff while in London. The Buffy vet will assume the recurring role of James Lahue, Grace’s charming stepfather who just so happens to have ties to the victim.
Vinyl‘s Emily Tremaine also co-stars as Grace’s sister Natalie who teams up with
Described as intelligent, kindhearted, and charming, Roger is the grown up version of Reverend Wakefield’s adopted son, who we met in season one. After his parents died in World War II, Roger was raised by the Reverend (with help from his housekeeper, Mrs. Graham) and is a proud Scot through and through. Now a professor at Oxford, Roger has a keen interest in history, and all the secrets and insight it presents.
Fans of Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling novels know that Roger plays a pivotal role in the lives of Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) as their time-travelling story unfolds.
The Starz and Sony Pictures Television series is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and will return in Spring 2016.
Rankin recently appeared alongside Bradley Cooper in John Wells’ “Burnt,
Rankin will play the grown-up version of Rev. Wakefield’s adopted son, whom we met in Season 1.
PhotosCancellation Jitters: 8 Shows in Danger
Described as “intelligent, kindhearted and charming,” Roger was raised by the pastor after his parents died in World War II. When we meet him, he is a professor at Oxford who is very interested in history.
In addition to the Bradley Cooper film Burnt, Rankin’s credits include Xiii, From Darkness and The Syndicate. He also appeared in two episodes of American Odyssey.
RelatedOutlander Ep Talks ‘Shot in the Arm’ Globes Nods,
RelatedSwitched at Birth Renewed: Season 5 Coming to ABC Family/Freeform
Guilt follows a young American woman (played by The Syndicate‘s Daisy Head) in London who becomes the prime suspect in the savage murder of her roommate/best friend. As the investigation unfolds, viewers and even the girl’s own sister (Arrow‘s Katrina Law) will question whether she’s innocent or a sociopath. The mystery will weave through all levels of London society,
Anne-Marie Duff plays Claire Church in the moody crime drama, an ex-cop forced to confront her traumatic past.
Duff leads a top-notch cast that includes In The Flesh star Luke Newberry, This Is England actor Johnny Harris and The Syndicate's Richard Rankin.
Harris is Church's colleague - and former lover - Dci John Hind, with Newberry cast as his partner DS Anthony Boyce and Rankin playing Claire's struggling partner Norrie.
Written by Katie Baxendale, From Darkness originated from BBC Writersroom.
"Katie Baxendale has created a beautifully complex character in her female protagonist," Duff said. "As soon as I started to read episode one I felt excited at the prospect of being involved. It's a world in which all of the characters have real stories to tell."
From Darkness will air on BBC One next month.
Head (“The Syndicate”) will play Grace, a young girl American girl living in London who is stunned when she becomes the top suspect in the savage murder of her roommate. Law (“Arrow,” “Spartacus: War of the Damned”) will play her sister Natalie, an attorney who drops everything when Grace becomes a murder suspect. Zane (“Titanic”) has been cast as Stan, Grace’s cocky defense attorney, who revels in conflict and enjoys winning.
The cast is rounded out by Cristian Solimeno (“Rush”), who will play D.S. Bruno, an ambitious Scotland Yard detective sergeant who is determined to get to the bottom of the murder and is immediately intrigued by Natalie; Naomi Ryan (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), who will play Gwendolyn,
Hard-driving Plans: The 32-year-old studied acting at Glasgow’s Langside College after a trip to Los Angeles inspired him. “My brother and I had dreamed of being singers or being in a boy band,” he says. “Then I went into It for a while. … I wanted to build computers, which I still enjoy doing.”
Horsing Around: The actor,
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.