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Emmys 2018 exclusive: AMC and Sundance categories for ‘McMafia,’ ‘The Terror,’ ‘The Walking Dead’ and more

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for AMC and Sundance. While AMC does not have perennial favorite “Better Call Saul” eligible for this cycle, they do have new drama contender “McMafia” (starring James Norton), returning drama “The Walking Dead” (Andrew Lincoln) and limited series “The Terror” (Jared Harris). Sundance has limited series “Top of the Lake: China Girl” among their 2018 contenders.

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Below, the list of AMC and Sundance lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedy, drama and limited series plus unscripted programs. More names might be added by the network before final Emmy paperwork deadlines. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

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The Producers of Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Prep New Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street

The Producers of Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Prep New Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street
Parts of Buckingham Palace are being rebuilt – in the world of Netflix at least – after the producers of “The Crown” got the green light to extend the production base for the lavish series. The site, also including a new Number 10 Downing Street, will be ready for Olivia Colman’s reign as Queen Elizabeth II in the third and fourth seasons of the regal hit. Filming will start this summer.

Netflix has committed to two more seasons of “The Crown,” but the plans for the new expanded base run for 10 years, clearing the way for the royal story to continue for
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Exclusive: Tobias Menzies on new TV series The Terror, from producer Ridley Scott

Having starred in Game of Thrones, actor Tobias Menzies returns yet again to the smaller screen, this time with a starring role in The Terror – executively produced by Ridley Scott.

Telling the true story of a ship that sails into unchartered territory, Menzies explains what it was about this project, and role, that how enticing it is to have a name like Scott’s attached to the production. On that note, he speaks about the joy in collaborating with Jared Harris and Ciaran Hinds, while he explains how a set is, in some ways, similar to an expedition a navy crew would embark on.

Menzies then discusses how great it is for actors to be given such scope to explore a character when making a TV series, and whether he can enjoy The Terror as an audience member would. This leads on to a quick chat about Game of Thrones
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‘The Terror’: Inside the Making of That Staggering, Series-Altering Carnival Sequence

‘The Terror’: Inside the Making of That Staggering, Series-Altering Carnival Sequence
[Editor’s note: The following interviews contain spoilers for “The Terror” Episode 6, “A Mercy.”]

Life on “The Terror” has not been a simple one for the members of the title vessel. The polar freeze, dwindling rations, and a looming four-legged menace have all conspired to make this a growing, drawn-out nightmare for everyone on screen.

But this week’s episode, “A Mercy,” brought the equally frightening idea that these men’s biggest enemy may very well be themselves.

Organized in part by the newly in-command Fitzjames (Tobias Menzies) to lighten the spirits of the crew, a night of frivolity is one big good intention paving the way for the hellish 800-mile trek to potential safety. After finding out that the men very well may be doomed before they even take a single step, Dr. Stanley (Alistair Petrie) takes it upon himself to end an ill-fated trip before it even begins. A night of merry-making and reverie quickly becomes a
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BT to premiere first episode of The Terror on YouTube

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BT are about to mark a historical first with the announcement that they will be premiering the very first episode of AMC’s The Terror, for free, on YouTube.

Inspired by a true story, “The Terror” centres on the Royal Navy’s perilous voyage into uncharted territory as the crew attempts to discover the Northwest Passage. Faced with treacherous conditions, limited resources, dwindling hope and fear of the unknown, the crew is pushed to the brink of extinction. Frozen, isolated and stuck at the end of the earth, “The Terror” highlights all that can go wrong when a group of men, desperate to survive, struggle not only with the elements but with each other.

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The ten-episode series, which will be exclusively available on AMC for BT’s customers, stars Jared Harris as Captain Francis Crozier; Tobias Menzies
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Emmy spotlight: Tobias Menzies deserves a farewell nomination for ‘Outlander’ before donning ‘The Crown’

Emmy spotlight: Tobias Menzies deserves a farewell nomination for ‘Outlander’ before donning ‘The Crown’
Tobias Menzies deserves a goodbye Emmy nomination for Best Drama Guest Actor for his last season of “Outlander.” Last fall Menzies ended his three-year run in the time-travel romance, in which he played dual roles as 18th century antagonist Black Jack and his 20th century descendant Frank Randall, the first husband of Claire (Caitriona Balfe). And the timing for Menzies could be just right since it was recently announced that he will be taking over the role of Prince Philip on “The Crown” from Matt Smith in its upcoming third season.

If you’re not familiar with Menzies by name you probably recognize his face as the character actor has worked in a number of award-winning shows. He’s appeared in the dramas “Rome” and “Game of Thrones” as well as longform programs “Black Mirror,” “The Honorable Woman” and “The Night Manager.” Menzies can also bring the funny as he
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AMC’s ‘The Terror’ Showrunners Really, Really Want You to ‘Fact Check’ Them – Seriously

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AMC’s new drama “The Terror” is a series that was constructed for you to pull apart.

Seriously, co-showrunners David Kajganich and Soo Hugh told the TheWrap they want nothing more than for you to “fact check” their historical horror, which has quickly caught the attention of fans and critics alike since it premiered last month.

“This show is absolutely built for that,” Kajganich told TheWrap in a recent interview. “There is a lot more going on in the show at any given moment, in any given scene, than people will realize watching it the first time. You know, things that seem completely innocuous, objects that seem completely innocuous, lines of dialogue that seem completely innocuous in the scene they happen in, become of major importance later.”

Also Read: 'The Terror': Ciarán Hinds Is Not Having This Rescue Party Nonsense (Exclusive Video)

Based on Dan Simmons’ 2007 novel of the same name, the Ridley Scott-produced series is set in the Canadian Arctic in the 1800s, and is a fictionalized account of a British expedition that becomes stuck in the ice. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the crew — which includes Jared Harris as Captain Francis Crozier, Ciarán Hinds as Sir John Franklin, and Tobias Menzies as Captain James Fitzjames — was haunted by a horrifying creature.

Because “The Terror” can be placed in both the historical and supernatural categories, Kajganich and Hugh want viewers to go forth and theorize.

“There are people who are starting to pick up on that,” Kajganich said. “And also people who are starting to pick up on the fact that the show has a very strange sense of humor, and that it is Ok to laugh at the show at times. So the people who are starting to tune into those elements of the show are really starting to already realize that the show is inviting them to do that. And the show is encouraging and rewarding them for doing that. So, yeah, every time I look online, I’m hoping for one more comment or post or tweet that is picking the show apart — because we want people to. There is so much there to dig into. So we’re just thrilled when people do it.”

Also Read: 'The Terror': Ciarán Hinds Is Not Having This Rescue Party Nonsense (Exclusive Video)

“It’s also been nice to see the fans dig into the real life history element, which for Dave and I, just tells you that history is fascinating,” Hugh added. “And so just to see the ripple effect on social media and with various news outlets, people saying, ‘Wait, what really happened? I want to go back and start googling about the expedition. I’m going to read this book, I’m going to read this book’ — that’s great.”

“‘Cause not only do we want fanboys and fangirls to look at all the hidden Easter eggs in our show, but we also want them to dive back and go back to the historical narrative. ‘Cause fact check that — please!” she said, laughing. “We love that kind of stuff.”

The Terror” is executive produced by Kajganich and Hugh, along with Scott, David W. Zuker (“The Good Wife”), Alexandra Milchan (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Scott Lambert (“Jane Got a Gun”) and Guymon Casady (“Game of Thrones”).

Also Read: AMC's 'The Terror' Premiere Is Season's Top New Cable Drama - Thanks, 'Walking Dead' Lead-In!

The series hails from Scott Free, Emjag Productions and Entertainment 360 in association with AMC Studios.

The Terror” airs Mondays at 9/8c on AMC.

Read original story AMC’s ‘The Terror’ Showrunners Really, Really Want You to ‘Fact Check’ Them – Seriously At TheWrap
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‘The Crown’ Season 3: Everything We Know About the New Era of Queen Elizabeth on Netflix

‘The Crown’ Season 3: Everything We Know About the New Era of Queen Elizabeth on Netflix
Fans of “The Crown” have likely come to appreciate the Netflix drama for different reasons. Some are drawn to the illicit romance contained within the confines of royal life. Others might tune in for the relationship drama, of the marital ups and downs behind two of the most famous people alive. The impeccable period details and costumes might be enough to snag some viewers.

Even though details are still scarce about what “The Crown” Season 3 will offer when it returns to Netflix at some point in the near future, it’s also not hard to believe that all of those components will still be there. Some notable changes are coming to this most prestige-y of prestige dramas, but the core of the show will most likely persist.

As Anglophiles, history buffs, and fans of soapy biodrama await the return of “The Crown,” we’ve assembled some of the key details
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'The Crown', 'Black Mirror' lead Bafta TV nominations

'The Crown', 'Black Mirror' lead Bafta TV nominations
Line Of Duty and Three Girls also score multiple nods.

Netflix dramas The Crown and Black Mirror lead the nominations for the 2018 Baftas TV Awards.

The shows, along with the BBC’s Line Of Duty and Three Girls, have three nods each.

The Crown and Line Of Duty will compete in the best drama category with Peaky Blinders and The End Of The F***ing World.

Claire Foy is once again nominated for best actress, with her co-star Vanessa Kirby up for best supporting actress. Both have been recast (with Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter) for series 3.

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Playground Entertainment to adapt The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

Playground Entertainment, the company behind the likes of Wolf Hall, The White Queen and Howards End, has won the film and TV rights to Imogen Hermes Gowar’s historical fantasy novel The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock, Deadline has revealed.

The book revolves around Jonah Hancock, “a prosperous merchant and widower, whose Captain returns having sold Hancock’s ship and cargo in exchange for an extraordinary creature; a mermaid. This mermaid becomes the subject of great curiosity and forges an encounter between Hancock and the desirable courtesan, Angelica Neal.”

“In the tradition of Wolf Hall and Howards End we at Playground are very excited to bring to the screen Imogen’s remarkable debut novel,” states Colin Calldender of Playground. “We are honoured that she has entrusted us with her gloriously enthralling original story.”

“We instantly fell in love with Imogen’s extraordinary and spellbinding novel,” adds Playground’s UK creative director Melissa Gallant.
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The Crown: Season Three; Outlander Actor Cast as New Prince Philip

The Crown has finally found their new Prince Philip. Deadline reports Tobias Menzies has been cast in the TV show's third season.The historical drama chronicles the personal life of Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family. As reported earlier, the cast will change for season three. So far, we know Olivia Colman will take over as Elizabeth and Helena Bonham Carter will play her sister, Margaret.Read More…
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Prince Philip's Sister Cecilie Tragically Died in a Plane Crash While Giving Birth

British royal family patriarch Prince Philip, 96, has lived a long and full life. He married Queen Elizabeth in 1947 and has since welcomed four children, eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. But Philip's older sister, Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark's life was tragically cut short on a foggy day in Belgium in 1937. Philip, Cecilie, and their three siblings are the children of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark (son of King George I of Greece) and Prince Alice of Battenberg (great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria of England). The family was exiled from Greece in 1922 and settled in Paris. And in 1931, Cecilie married Georg Donatus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse — or "Don" for short — with whom she would raise three children. Actors portraying a young Philip and Cecilie on The Crown. (Photo Credit: R/R) Then, tragedy struck. On Nov. 16, 1937, Don and Cecilie departed Frankfurt, Germany, en route to London for the wedding of Don's younger brother Louis.
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‘The Big Sick’ Director Michael Showalter Signs TV Production Deal With Annapurna

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‘The Big Sick’ Director Michael Showalter Signs TV Production Deal With Annapurna
Director Michael Showalter and his newly-formed production company Semi-Formal has signed a first-look production deal with Annapurna Television. The studio announced the multi-year partnership on Thursday and said it covers a current TV project in production, as well as future projects that Showalter writes, produces or directs. The partnership comes on the heels of Showalter’s recent hit “The Big Sick.” However, Showalter is probably best known for his 2001 satirical cult hit “Wet Hot American Summer,” which got a Netflix follow up in 2015. Also Read: 'The Crown' Casts 'Outlander' Star Tobias Menzies as New Prince Philip He is currently serving as executive...
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Give a Warm Royal Welcome to The Crown's Next Prince Philip: Tobias Menzies

You might want to sit down on the nearest throne, because The Crown has finally found its new Prince Philip: Tobias Menzies. Netflix's royal drama has been busy replacing the current cast with actors who are a little bit older to reflect the passage of time on the show, and while Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret's replacements had been found, the lucky man tasked with taking over Matt Smith's role remained a mystery for quite some time.

At first rumors swirled that Avengers: Infinity War actor Paul Bettany was in line to replace Smith as Prince Philip for seasons three and four, but it looks like Netflix ended up going with Menzies. The 44-year-old British actor played Frank and Jack Randall on the first three seasons of Outlander, and is currently starring in Ridley Scott's The Terror on AMC. Given the gravitas he's brought to past roles,
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Tobias Menzies to Replace Matt Smith as Prince Philip on 'The Crown' Season 3 (Report)

We're already done binge-watching the second season of Netflix's royal drama The Crown, so now we are already looking forward to Season 3 of the hit show! That's because there are going to be some shocking changes, including many new central cast members. Scroll down to see everything we know about the third season of The Crown so far! Matt Smith will no longer play Prince Philip. Matt, 35, will be exiting the show because he's simply too young to play Prince Philip now, and his replacement has finally been named after much speculation. According to Deadline, Tobias Menzies will take over the role for the next two seasons, and will begin shooting the series this summer in the UK. Tobias has previously starred in Outlander, Game of Thrones, and Rome. This comes just a few weeks after it was reported that Hugh Laurie would be taking over the role. "Hugh
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The Terror: 7 Things to Know About The Season Premiere

Cold, dark and being isolated may not be most people's idea of a good time, but when you're an explorer and part of the Royal Navy on a quest to find the Northwest Passage, it just might be the most exciting thing you'll ever do in your life.

On The Terror Season 1 Episode 1 and The Terror Season 1 Episode 2, we are introduced to the crew of the Hms Erebus and the Hms Terror tasked with taking on this extraordinary voyage that ultimately turns into a horrific disaster.

What is The Terror about and why should you watch? Read on!

1. Horror and History All Rolled Into One

The Terror is based on a 2007 novel by Dan Simmons which is inspired by a true story. It follows a Royal Navy expedition to find the Northwest Passage. While the expedition is real and the characters are based on real people, most of the plot is fictionalized.
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Netflix’s crowns Tobias Menzies as the new Prince Philip for season 3 and 4 of The Crown

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The news that the royal cast of Netflix’s The Crown to portray older versions of the British Royal family has been a hot topic over the last few months. Claire Foy has already been replaced by Olivia Colman taking over the role of Elizabeth but the question is who could possibly step into the shoes of Matt Smith as Prince Philip? Well, now we have the answer, Outlander and Game of Thrones star Tobias Menzies.

Back in January, it was reported that Paul Bettany was in talks to take over the role but that all seems to have been for nothing. It was also rumoured that Michael Sheen and David Tennant were also in line for the role.

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The next phase of life behind palace walls will see the Royal Family age and Helena Bonham Carter
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Tobias Menzies to play Prince Philip in Netflix's 'The Crown'

Tobias Menzies to play Prince Philip in Netflix's 'The Crown'
Game Of Thrones star takes over from Matt Smith.

Tobias Menzies will take over the role of Prince Philip from Matt Smith in The Crown, Netflix have confirmed.

Menzies will appear in seasons 3 and 4 of the period drama, produced by Left Bank Pictures, alongside Olivia Colman, who replaces Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth.

Say hello to your new Prince Philip in @TheCrownNetflix Season 3: Tobias Menzies!

— Netflix Us (@netflix) March 28, 2018

Menzies’ previous roles include Outlander, Rome, The Terror, Casino Royale and Game Of Thrones.

Helena Bonham Carter will play Princess Margaret, replacing Vanessa Kirby.
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Tobias Menzies to play Prince Philip in season 3 of The Crown

After Paul Bettany dropped out of talks to star as Prince Philip in the third season of Netflix’s The Crown, the series has now found a new actor to take on the role. According to Deadline, Tobias Menzies (Outlander) has finalized a deal to play the Prince for the next two seasons of the series, taking over the role from Matt Smith.

The Crown creator Peter Morgan has always planned to change the cast every couple of seasons to better age the characters. Menzies joins Olivia Colman (Murder on the Orient Express) and Helena Bonham Carter (Ocean’s 8) in the latest season. Colman will play Queen Elizabeth, formerly played by Claire Foy, with Carter as Princess Margaret, replacing Vanessa Kirby.

Menzies recently wrapped up a role in BBC and Amazon’s King Lear alongside Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson. He will portray the Duke of Cornwall in the film.
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Outlander's Tobias Menzies to play Prince Philip in season 3 of The Crown

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The Crown is intended to span sixty episodes spread out over six seasons as it tells the story of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, with new actors stepping into the main roles every two seasons. The first two seasons starred Claire Foy (The Girl In The Spider's Web) as Elizabeth and Matt Smith (Doctor Who) as Philip, and now Deadline has reported that Tobias Menzies (The Terror) has closed a... Read More...
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