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Will the Emmys continue its British love affair with Starz’s ‘Howards End’ in Best Limited Series?

Expect to see the Starz program “Howards End” reap a Best Limited Series Emmy nom on July 12, along with nominations across the board for its actors and below-the-line talent. The series debuted stateside in May, 26 years after the acclaimed 1992 film adaptation that garnered nine Oscar nominations including Best Picture and Best Director (James Ivory) and won three including Best Actress for Emma Thompson.

Based on the acclaimed 1910 novel by E.M. Forster, this new spin on the timeless classic was adapted by Oscar champ Kenneth Lonergan (“Manchester by the Sea”). It stars Hayley Atwell and Philippa Coulthard as the independent and unconventional Schlegel sisters navigating their way through turn-of-the-century England, whose lives become intertwined with the wealthy Wilcox family and the working-class Bast family. The series also stars Emmy winners Julia Ormond and Tracey Ullman, alongside Matthew Macfadyen, Joseph Quinn and Alex Lawther.

See Emmys 2018 exclusive: Starz categories for ‘Outlander,’ ‘Counterpart,
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‘Altered Carbon,’ ‘Legion,’ ‘Hard Sun’ Add to Genre Epics Vying for Emmys

‘Altered Carbon,’ ‘Legion,’ ‘Hard Sun’ Add to Genre Epics Vying for Emmys
Genre shows were once a niche market, but “Game of Thrones” helped open the door for larger Academy acclaim. In its absence from Emmy eligibility last season, HBO’s other epic series, “Westworld,” filled its spot on the ballot — and earned the most nominations of the year at 22 (tied with “Saturday Night Live”). Now “Game of Thrones” is back in the running, but so are a slew of others, ranging from Netflix’s sophomore season of “Stranger Things” and freshman offering “Altered Carbon” to FX’s “Legion” and AMC’s “The Walking Dead” franchise, plus Marvel and DC superhero shows,
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Ruth Wilson & Mark Stanley in Official Us Trailer for Indie 'Dark River'

"How's it ever going to work?! You're scared!" FilmRise has debuted a full Us trailer for the indie drama Dark River, the latest feature from British filmmaker Clio Barnard. The film stars Ruth Wilson as a woman who goes back to her farm in rural England. Following the death of her father, Alice returns to her home village for the first time in 15 years, to claim the tenancy to the family farm she believes is rightfully hers. She ends up in a stressful fight with her brother, played by Mark Stanley. The cast includes Sean Bean, Shane Attwooll, Steve Garti, and Una McNulty. This is a superb trailer that will make you curious to see this, with lovely music and strong performances. It's the same as the UK trailer, but we've added posters below. Here's the new official Us trailer (+ posters) for Clio Barnard's ...
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Idris Elba to Star in and Direct ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ for Netflix

Idris Elba to Star in and Direct ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ for Netflix
Idris Elba is set to star in, direct, and produce the currently untitled modern retelling of Victor Hugo’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” for Netflix, sources confirmed to Variety.

Elba will also produce music for the feature film.

Based on the classic 19th century gothic romance novel, the story follows Quasimodo, a hunchback, who falls in love with the gypsy Esmeralda. Elba will play Quasimodo in the feature.

The story has been adapted various times, the most famous version being Disney’s ’90s animated classic that featured Demi Moore and Kevin Kline as voices. The film’s score was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.

The Current War” scribe Michael Mitnick will write Netflix’s modern day retelling. Fred Berger and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones will produce for Automatik, along with Elba and Green Door’s Ana Garanito.

This is just the latest directing gig for Elba, having
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Idris Elba Set to Direct, Star in ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ for Netflix

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Idris Elba Set to Direct, Star in ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ for Netflix
Idris Elba is set to star in, direct and produce a modern retelling of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” for Netflix, an individual with knowledge told TheWrap.

The film is currently untitled. Elba will also produce the music for the feature. Producers on the project include Fred Berger (“La La Land”) and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (“Midnight Special”) for Automatik, with Elba and Ana Garantino producing for Elba’s Green Door shingle.

Michael Mitnick (“The Current War”) is writing the script.

Last month, the streaming platform announced Elba would star in “Turn Up Charlie,” a comedy in which Elba plays a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor, who is given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a manny to his famous best friend’s problem-child daughter.

Elba most recently starred in “Molly’s Game,
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Idris Elba to pump up the volume in new Netflix comedy Turn Up Charlie

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Netflix has recently purchased a new 8-episode comedy series from Luther and Thor: Ragnarok star Idris Elba called Turn Up Charlie. For the show, Elba will star as a struggling DJ who gets his “final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a manny to his famous best friend’s problem-child daughter.” While the project might sound like a departure from... Read More...
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Idris Elba to Star in Netflix Comedy Series ‘Turn Up Charlie’

Netflix has ordered a comedy series starring Idris Elba called “Turn Up Charlie,” Variety has learned.

Co-created by Elba and TV producer Gary Reich, the series follows Charlie (Elba), a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor, who’s given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a manny to his famous best friend’s problem-child daughter. Netflix has ordered an eight-episode first season of the half-hour series. Production will begin this May in the U.K.

Elba and Reich will executive produce along with Tristram Shapeero. Shapeero will also direct the series with Matt Lipsey. Laura Neal, Femi Oyeniran,
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Killing Eve Review: A Wickedly Clever Thriller With Two Killer Performances

With a body count that easily reaches double digits, it might sound strange to describe BBC America’s new crime drama Killing Eve as “fun.” But dammit, it is fun — an addictive and surprisingly witty thriller powered by two remarkable female performances, and a welcome counterbalance to dour, moody British crime dramas like Luther and The Fall. (Who says you can’t solve murders and have a laugh, huh?)

The killer at the center of Killing Eve — premiering Sunday, April 8 at 8/7c; I’ve seen five of the eight episodes — is Villanelle (The White PrincessJodie Comer), a highly skilled
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Emmy spotlight: Will ‘The Alienist’ repeat the success of Cary Joji Fukunaga’s last murder mystery ‘True Detective’?

TNT’s “The Alienist” follows the investigation into a series of grisly murders that haunt a team of investigators. In that sense it’s not unlike HBO’s anthology “True Detective.” The first season of that drama won 5 Emmys out of 12 nominations in 2014, including one for Cary Joji Fukunaga‘s direction. Now Fukunaga is an executive producer and writer for “The Alienist,” so will he return to the Emmy race? If so he’ll be migrating to new categories: his season of “True Detective” was entered as a drama at the Emmys, but “The Alienist” is expected to compete as a limited series.

Apart from Fukunaga’s participation and similarities in tone, “The Alienist” is a quite different series, but it might appeal to many of the same television academy members who voted for “True Detective” or other crime series like “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Night Of.” Where season one
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‘Hard Sun’ Creator Neil Cross Wants to Make a ‘Luther’ Cartoon (and Loves Putting His Characters Through Hell)

Making a show about the end of the world is hard. Luckily, writer/creator Neil Cross is aiming at something smaller.

Cross’ latest TV series “Hard Sun,” now available on Hulu, follows two detectives who stumble into a sinister conspiracy that, among other things, foretells the imminent death of everyone and everything on Earth. But instead of focusing squarely on that overriding doom, “Hard Sun” looks at the potential for global chaos through the eyes of DCIs Elaine Renko (Agyness Deyn) and Charlie Hicks (Jim Sturgess).

Cross spoke to IndieWire about how the wide-reaching stakes for the world actually make it easier to focus on the central pair’s personal stories.

“The show is never about spectacle and it’s never designed to be a Roland Emmerich thing, where we’re cutting to crowds all over the world,” Cross said. “To me, the bigger and grander the context against which the characters operate,
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Hard Sun Series Premiere Review: Possibly The Gloomiest Cop Show Ever Made

The work of Neil Cross isn’t known for its sunny disposition. If he were a painter, one would imagine his canvases covered solely in brush strokes of varying shades of gray. If you’ve ever tuned in for his hit detective series Luther, starring Idris Elba, you know exactly what that means. The worlds Cross builds into his television shows are hard and bleak and beautifully drab. Even when the sun is up it never shines. His newest series, Hard Sun, takes that somber aesthetic to the extreme: the celestial object Cross seems fixated on neutralizing is now plotting its revenge and is out to kill everyone on the planet.
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‘Rellik’ Trailer: Cinemax Serial Killer Drama Tells Its Detective Story in Reverse

‘Rellik’ Trailer: Cinemax Serial Killer Drama Tells Its Detective Story in Reverse
Rellik” is “Killer” spelled backwards, which is one thing the trailer for the new Cinemax serial killer miniseries doesn’t actually put in reverse.

Without getting too much into logistics, this first glimpse shows that through the eyes of Gabriel (Richard Dormer), a British detective, the hunt for a murderer works backwards from the crime at hand to try to catch the person responsible. Gabriel himself is the victim of an attack, as the acid burns on his face show.

In the meantime, amidst all the dispatch teams and shotgun blast victims moving like an inverted Gif, Gabriel’s partner Elaine (Jodi Balfour) tries to sort through her own co-worker’s motivations for bringing these particular suspects to justice.

Time will tell if, as another Dormer character once put it, “The enemy always wins.”

In addition to Dormer and Balfour, “Rellik” also marks the very welcome TV return for Paterson Joseph,
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Ruth Wilson turned down a Marvel role, wants to play a supervillain

During an interview with Time Out to promote her new film Dark River, British actress Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair) has revealed that she had the opportunity to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but turned it down as she felt the role wasn’t big enough.

“I did have an interview for a Marvel thing ages ago,” said Wilson. “They wouldn’t say what the part was, so I made a questionnaire for the two directors. ‘Is she a baddie?’ They said she was a bit of both. ‘Does she wear leather or latex?’ They said no. I was like, ‘Eer-eeer!’ I said, ‘How many days filming is it?’ They said 14. I said, ’14? That’s not very long … Eer-eeer!’ So I said no. If you want to be in a Marvel movie, you’ve got to be a baddie or a superhero. Just being the girl on the side is boring.
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‘Yardie’ Trailer: Idris Elba Makes His Directorial Debut with a Jamaican Crime Thriller

‘Yardie’ Trailer: Idris Elba Makes His Directorial Debut with a Jamaican Crime Thriller
Audiences love seeing Idris Elba on screen, whether it’s in big franchises like Marvel’s Thor or in the British crime drama series Luther. But will they be just as interested in seeing what he can do behind the camera? Yardie is a new crime thriller that marks Idris Elba’s directorial debut. It recently played at […]

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Luther Star Ruth Wilson Was Offered a Marvel Movie Role

Ruth Wilson was once offered a movie role by Marvel – but she doesn’t know which character it was. Wilson has worked primarily in theater and television, and she quickly earned a cult following for her portrayal of sociopathic killer Alice Morgan in BBC drama Luther. She’s probably best known to American viewers for her role in Showtime drama The Affair.
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Acclaimed BBC dramas to be remade in South Korea

BBC Worldwide announces deals to remake Luther, Mistresses and Life on Mars

Three of the BBC’s most acclaimed dramas, including hit detective series Luther, are to be remade in South Korea.

BBC Worldwide announced the remake of Luther along with plans for versions of Mistresses and Life on Mars in news that the corporation said demonstrated a growing appetite for British drama after the success of Doctor Who and Sherlock.

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South Korea’s Mbc Greenlights Local Version of Idris Elba Cop Series ‘Luther’

Hard-bitten cop John Luther is heading to Asia, with South Korean broadcaster Mbc ordering a local version of the hit BBC crime series. The show is one of BBC Worldwide’s best sellers and the commercial arm of the British pubcaster has now struck a deal with Korean free-to-air broadcaster Mbc, which will work up a local version of the show that will bow in October.

It is not the first time the gritty detective drama has had the remake treatment, with a Russian version, “Klim,” playing on free-to-air Channel One in 2016.

There will also be South Korean versions of BBC drama series “Mistresses” after local media firm Cj E&M nabbed the format rights. It took remake rights to BBC time-travel crime series “Life on Mars” as well and the South Korean version will be set in 1987 when the country was at the height of political change and preparing to host the 1988 Summer Olympics. It will play
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Berlinale: Studiocanal Introduces ‘One Nation, One King,’ ‘Mia and the White Lion’ (Exclusive)

Studiocanal, the film-tv production-distribution affiliate of Vivendi’s Canal Plus Group, will bring onto the market at Berlin one of France’s biggest plays of the year: “Un peuple, et son roi” (“One Nation, One King”), which Studiocanal will open in France on Sept. 26.

Budgeted at €16.9 million ($20.8 million), “One Nation, One King” is director Pierre Schoeller’s (“The Minister”) attempt to convey the scale of events of the 1789 French Revolution from the point of view of ordinary people, who for the first time were able to power events and develop a national consciousness instead of remaining passive victims.

Those revolutionaries are represented by two of France’s most-awarded young leads: Gaspard Ulliel, who won a best actor Cesar Award for Xavier Dolan’s “It’s Only the End of the World,” and Adèle Haenel, Cesar-nominated four times in the last decade, winning supporting actress for “Suzanne” and actress for “Love at First Fight.” Olivier Gourmet (“[link
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Wunmi Mosaku Joins Luther; Renegade Hire; Tuvalu & Zdfe Team On Sci-Fi Drama – Global Briefs

Wunmi Mosaku, star of Jack Thorne's C4 drama Kiri, has joined the cast of BBC crime drama Luther as it returns for a fifth series. Mosaku, who has also appeared in Sky Atlantic/Showtime's Guerrilla and Netflix's Black Mirror, will play D.S. Catherine Halliday in the BBC Studios-produced series. Mosaku, who is represented by Scott Marshall, Gersh and Principal Entertainment La, joins Idris Elba, Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley and Patrick Malahide in the four-part drama…
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Idris Elba’s ‘Luther’ Casts BAFTA Winner Wunmi Mosaku (Exclusive)

Idris Elba’s ‘Luther’ Casts BAFTA Winner Wunmi Mosaku (Exclusive)
Wunmi Mosaku, who won a BAFTA last year for her performance in BBC’s “Damilola, Our Loved Boy,” will join Idris Elba in the fifth season of Emmy-nominated crime drama “Luther,” which has started shooting in London.

Elba, who won a Golden Globe and SAG Award for the role, returns as Detective Chief Inspector John Luther in the series created by Emmy-nominated Neil Cross and produced by BBC Studios. Mosaku, who currently can be seen in Jack Thorne’s “Kiri” on Britain’s Channel 4 and “The End of the F—ing World” on Netflix, plays new recruit Detective Sgt. Catherine Halliday in “Luther.” Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley and Patrick Malahide return in the four-part season as detective superintendents Martin Schenk, Benny Silver and George Cornelius.

The coat is back: @idriselba shoots series five #Luther @BBCOne, with new cast member @wunmo playing D.S. Catherine Halliday – https://t.co/IR0hlJQQ9J pic.twitter.com/T1LyV
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