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Melissa Ponzio has booked a recurring role on NBC’s firefighter drama Chicago Fire. She will play Donna, a love interest to Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker). Ponzio, repped by Domain and Kass Management, recently recurred on The Walking Dead and Teen Wolf. Copper alum Kevin Ryan is set to recur on another NBC hourlong series, the upcoming Crossbones. On the pirate drama, he will play Finnegan, a heavily-tattooed, hard and solemn pirate with a scar across one eye, who becomes involved with Blackbeard (John Malkovich). Ryan is with Mosaic, Resolution and attorney David Matlof. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Lucky 7 co-star Christine Evangelista has been cast in a recurring role on NBC’s firefighter drama series Chicago Fire. She will play Allison Rafferty, a new paramedic at 51, a firecracker who gives as good as she gets and knows what she’s doing when the bells go off. Evangelista is with Wme, Mjm Management and Stone, Meyer. Julian Sands (24) has been tapped for a heavily recurring role on NBC’s new pirate drama series Crossbones starring John Malkovich. He will play William Jagger, an aristocrat-turned-privateer and governor of Jamaica who dispatches Tom Lowe (Richard Coyle) to accompany inventor-mathematician Benedict Nightingale and his Marine Chronometer to England by way of a secret convoy. Sands is with Sdb and Seven Summits Pictures and Management. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Alcatraz alum David Hoflin and Yasmine Al Massri have been cast as regulars in the NBC pirate drama Crossbones, from Luther creator Neil Cross. The series is set in 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence where the diabolical pirate Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard (John Malkovich), reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. Aussie Hoflin, repped by Resolution and Genesis, will play Vane, a pirate captain known for being a vicious, villainous and murderous predator. Al Massri will play Selma, a poised and elegant Arabian woman who is Blackbeard’s one confidante. Filming is set to begin right away in Puerto Rico. Nora Kirkpatrick (The Office), Joel David Moore (Avatar) and Jessica Walter (Arrested Development) will co-star opposite Jaime Pressly in the TV Land single-camera comedy pilot Jennifer Falls. It centers on Jennifer Doyle (Pressly), a hot-tempered, high-flying businesswoman who gets fired from her job and »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
NBC has confirmed that two female actors will play pirates, alongside Brit actor Richard Coyle ("Prince Of Persia") as assassin 'Tom Lowe' opposite John Malkovich ("Shadow Of The Vampire") as 'Edward Teach' aka 'Blackbeard' in the upcoming NBC 'pirate' TV series "Crossbones".
Claire Foy ("Season Of The Witch") will play 'Kate', a Governor's daughter, now a pirate for Blackbeard and Tracy Ifeachor ("Doctor Who") will also play another female member of Blackbeard's formidable cut-throat crew.
"...it's 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence, the first functioning democracy in the Americas, where the diabolical pirate 'Edward Teach', aka 'Blackbeard' reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors.
Part shantytown, part marauder's paradise, this is a place like no other on earth - and a mounting threat to international commerce. »
- Michael Stevens
“You girls need to learn to fight. When witches don’t fight, we burn.”
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- Megan Masters
Some quickie TV casting news... First, British actress Tracy Ifeachor has been cast in Luther creator Neil Cross' NBC pirate drama, titled Crossbones. The series, which already boasts Richard Coyle and John Malkovich as its leads, is set in 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence, where the diabolical pirate Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard (Malkovich), reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. Ifeachor has signed up to play a character named Nenna, who's described as a smart, powerful fighter, completely loyal to Captain Blackbeard. This will be the a British television and theatre actress' USA debut. The relative newcomer »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Some quickie TV casting news... First, British actress Tracy Ifeachor has been cast in Luther creator Neil Cross' NBC pirate drama, titled Crossbones. The series, which already boasts Richard Coyle and John Malkovich as its leads, is set in 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence, where the diabolical pirate Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard (Malkovich), reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. Ifeachor has signed up to play a character named Nenna, who's described as a smart, powerful fighter, completely loyal to Captain Blackbeard. This will be the a British television and theatre actress' USA debut. The relative newcomer is maybe best known for playing the role of Abigail Naismith in Doctor Who episodes titled The End of Time Part 1 & 2. Secondly, Khary Payton has booked a co-starring role opposite Ben Rappaport in the USA network's comedy pilot Love Is Dead. The...
- Tambay A. Obenson
Exclusive Updated: British actor Richard Coyle (W.E.) has been cast as the co-lead opposite John Malkovich in the NBC pirate drama Crossbones. Also cast in the series, from Luther creator Neil Cross and producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, are Claire Foy and Tracy Ifeachor. Crossbones is set in 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence where the diabolical pirate Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard (Malkovich), reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. To gain control of this fearsome society, Tom Lowe (Coyle), a highly skilled undercover assassin, is sent to the pirates’ haven to take down the brilliant and charismatic Blackbeard. But the closer Lowe gets, the more he finds that his quest is not so simple. Lowe can’t help but admire the political ideals of Blackbeard, whose thirst for knowledge knows no bounds. Foy will play Kate, the beautiful Governor’s daughter, now a »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Since the finish of BBC's extra bleak crime drama "Luther" in July, many have been wondering more about what comes next for the franchise.
Creator Neil Cross has previously stated on numerous occasions that there have been plans for a movie, but wouldn't say if it is going to be a prequel or a sequel.
Speaking at the Edinburgh TV Festival, Cross finally confirmed that it will be a prequel. The script is done and he hopes to get the film made next year.
Cross says: "It will follow his [Luther's] career in the earlier days, when he is still married to Zoe, and the final scene in the film is the first of the initial TV series." That scene being the death of a serial paedophile Henry Madsen (Anton Saunders) whom Luther failed to save from a fall off a catwalk in a chemical factory.
Cross says that part of »
- Garth Franklin
Georgeville Television, the independent TV studio co-founded by Motion Picture Capital, the financing arm of Reliance Entertainment, and producer Marc Rosen, announced its arrival in May 2012 with the NBC series Crossbones. It was the first project for the new company, which was to co-produce the direct-to-series drama with Universal Television and Parkes/MacDonald. More than a year later, Crossbones has been scheduled and is gearing for production with John Malkovich as the lead. But Georgeville is no longer part of it. I hear the company was supposed to co-finance the series with Universal TV, which has now taken over as sole financier. Additionally, I hear Georgeville may have also departed the two greenlighted series by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade’s upcoming Comcast cable network El Rey, which Georgeville was to finance through its three-year, six-series deal at the emerging network targeting Hispanics: a series version of Rodriguez’s and Quentin Tarantino »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Director David Slade will be helming the opening episode of NBC’s upcoming pirate drama Crossbones, according to Deadline. Starring John Malkovich as the famous swashbuckler Blackbeard, the show was written by Luther creator Neil Cross and is set in 1715 on the island of New Providence, where “the diabolical pirate Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard (Malkovich), reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. ”
Crossbones is one of several pirate projects in the works right now. Starz is getting ready to launch Black Sails, which is being produced by Michael Bay and there’s also the upcoming video game Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, which will deal with pirates as well. Then, of course, there’s Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and last but not least, the upcoming Tom Hanks-led film Captain Phillips.
Too many pirates? Perhaps, but when done right they make for some good »
- Matt Joseph
The New Zealand Film Commission (Nzfc) has introduced a three-year $2.4m (Nz$3m) business development scheme aimed at creating more substantial companies and has made the new company Libertine Pictures the first recipient.
The chosen few recipients will use the Nzfc funding for development, overheads and travel. The ambition is to award two more companies funding in February 2014.
“We need to foster the development of businesses with the scale and connections to attract more private and overseas investment to New Zealand projects,” said outgoing Nzfc chief executive Graeme Mason. “This scheme could be a game-changer.”
The pair has worked together previously on projects and Fletcher and Libertine’s third key principal, creative director Neil Cross, have been developing adaptations of Cross’s novels and an original screenplay, all of which »
- Sandy.George@me.com (Sandy George)
Following on the wave of high seas adventures with the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise and the forthcoming Starz series Black Sails, NBC will bring their own pirate-themed series with Crossbones. The show comes from Neil Cross, creator/writer of acclaimed BBC series Luther starring Idris Elba, and the network has again tasked the brilliant filmmaker David Slade to direct the pilot. He did a superb job on their gripping contemporary vision of Thomas Harris’ serial-killer Hannibal, helming a few fantastic episodes of season 1 and serving as an executive producer on the entire run.
Crossbones will star John Malkovich as buccaneer Edward Teach, better known as the fearless (and feared) Blackbeard, with the events set in New Providence during 1715. The series bypassed the usual pilot testing format and was ordered to go straight-to-series. It’s expected the Hard Candy and 30 Days Of Night director will work around both Hannibal season »
- Craig Hunter
"Luther" creator Neil Cross and famed film producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are behind the show which is set in 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence where Blackbeard (John Malkovich) reigns over a rogue nation of scum and villainy.
Cross wrote the script and is executive producing with Parkes, MacDonald and Ted Gold. Slade's work on NBC's "Hannibal" set the tone and look for much of that series.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
NBC has enlisted a rather talented filmmaker to craft the visual style of the upcoming “Blackbeard” series Crossbones. From Luther creator Neil Cross, the new show stars John Malkovich as pirate Edward Teach aka Blackbeard and takes place in 1715 on the island New Providence, where thieves, outlaws, and miscreant sailors are the lay of the land. The network has enlisted 30 Days of Night and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse director David Slade to helm the first episode of Crossbones, which has already been ordered straight-to-series and is thus bypassing the pilot system. The show will premiere on NBC during midseason. Slade has been doing some excellent work in television as of late, having directed multiple episodes of the first season of NBC’s excellent Hannibal, on which he is also an executive producer. Additionally, Slade is serving as executive producer and directing a few episodes of Battlestar Galactica showrunner Ron Moore’s new Syfy series Helix. »
- Adam Chitwood
David Slade is setting sail with NBC again. The director, whose big-screen credits include "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," will direct the first episode of NBC's upcoming pilot drama "Crossbones," an individual familiar with the situation told TheWrap on Monday. Also read: John Malkovich to Play Blackbeard on NBC's 'Crossbones' The series, which is slated to premiere midseason, portrays an 18th century pirate society more civilized than the British Empire. John Malkovich will play the pirate Blackbeard in the 10-episode drama, which is written by "Luther" creator Neil Cross. This isn't the first time that Slade »
- Tim Kenneally
Exclusive: Feature and TV director David Slade (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) is set to direct the opening episode of the upcoming NBC pirate drama Crossbones starring John Malkovich. Crossbones, from Luther creator Neil Cross and producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, is set in 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence where the diabolical pirate Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard (Malkovich), reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. Cross wrote the script and is executive producing with Parkes, MacDonald and Ted Gold for Parkes/MacDonald Prods; Georgeville TV; and Universal V. This is the latest high-profile NBCUni drama with straight-to-series order whose first episode Slade has been tasked with directing. He helmed the opener of NBC’s Hannibal, on which he has served as executive producer and directed multiple episodes, and is doing the same for Helix, Syfy‘s upcoming series from Battlestar Galactica developer/executive producer Ron Moore. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Get ready for Fall TV by checking out NBC's Fall 2013 schedule! While The Voice will dominate a lot of the network's weekly primetime slots, several new series will be moving into the coveted Thursday-night lineup. Welcome to the Family, Sean Saves the World, and The Michael J. Fox Show will all be following Parks and Recreation on Thursday evening - a night that will now be capped off by returning family drama Parenthood. You'll also see that Community is missing from the schedule, but rest assured that it's been renewed, but NBC hasn't figured out when it will air just yet. Midseason additions include About a Boy, an adaptation based on Nick Hornby's popular novel, which is moving into a Tuesday-night spot, followed by The Family Guide. John Malkovich's pirate series Crossbones will inhabit the Friday-night spot come Winter, and three new series will take over Sunday nights once football season ends. »
- Maggie Pehanick
When Luther first aired on BBC1 in 2010, critics were sniffy about what they perceived to be its broad-brushstrokes approach to cop drama. The Telegraph said it was "formulaic"; the Guardian called it try-hard. It may have had Idris Elba as its moody, brooding lead, but the kind of acclaim that greeted The Wire was not forthcoming. Ratings dropped off as the series went along. A recommission looked unlikely.
In the three years since then, Luther has not only survived but flourished, slowly and surely becoming a bona fide cult hit. Back in February, a teaser confirming a third run with a sketchy graphic of Elba looking intense was enough to send fans into a frenzy. So here I am, on the set of series three, watching Elba run »
- Rebecca Nicholson
After the BBC announced the official 8th season pick-up for Doctor Who, and Matt Smith saying he was staying, the actor has announced he’ll depart the title role in the upcoming Christmas Special to air on December 25th, 2013.
“Doctor Who has been the most brilliant experience for me as an actor and a bloke, and that large
ly is down to the cast, crew and fans of the show. I’m incredibly grateful to all the cast and crew who work tirelessly every day, to realise all the elements of the show and deliver Doctor Who to the audience. Many of them have become good friends and I’m incredibly proud of what we have achieved over the last four years.
Having Steven Moffat as show runner write such varied, funny, mind-bending and brilliant scripts »
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