Saturday, May 6, 2017

Kingsman 3 is already in the works

UJJAINEE ROY @UjjaineeRoy | 6 MAY 2017, 2:04 PM

The Kingsman series is going to be a trilogy — just as we had hoped. Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle, which is the sequel to the 2015 spy thriller Kingsman: The Secret Service, released its first trailer last month, and the will release this September. Meanwhile, the makers are already developing Kingsman 3.

"Weirdly while we were writing Kingsman 2, we were thinking of Kingsman 3 as well, which is odd. We’ve got a big idea for that. This is sort of the bridge and if we can pull this off, we’ll make another one," Kingsman writer-director Matthew Vaughn told Collider. Kingsman: The Secret Service was a huge success, starring Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong and Michael Caine, and the sequel is one of the most anticipated ones of this year.

Kingsman followed the story of an aimless young man Eggsy (Egerton), who is trained extensively to be a secret agent, by Harry Hart (Colin Firth). Eggsy eventually joins the elite spy organization Kingsman, and takes on a challenge to stop global devastation planned by a psychopath (Samuel L Jackson).

Friday, May 5, 2017

Emmy submissions: PBS ‘Masterpiece’ category placements for ‘Sherlock,’ ‘Dark Angel,’ ‘Victoria,’ 'Churchill's Secret' ... Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Matthew Macfadyen, Keeley Hawes, Joanne Froggatt, Jenna Colman, Rufus Sewell, Mark Gatiss...many more

Chris Beachum
TV May 3, 2017 2:30 pm

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for PBS and its legendary “Masterpiece” programming. The network does not have perennial winner and nominee “Downton Abbey” but does have champ “Sherlock” returning with past winners Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Other TV movies include “Churchill’s Secret” (Michael Gambon), “Dark Angel” (Joanne Froggatt), “King Charles III” (Tim Pigott-Smith), and “To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters.”

Below, the list of PBS lead and supporting submissions for drama series and telefilms. More names might be added by the network before ballots are finalized this season. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

TV Movie
Movie/Limited Series Actor – Michael Gambon
Movie/Limited Series Actress – Lindsey Duncan
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actor – Matthew Macfadyen
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress – Romola Garai

TV Movie
Movie/Limited Series Actress – Joanne Froggatt

Drama Series
Drama Actress – Keeley Hawes
Drama Supporting Actor – Josh O’Connor, Milo Parker, Callum Woodhouse
Drama Supporting Actress – Daisy Waterstone


Does Benedict Cumberbatch deserve to win Emmy #2 for ‘Sherlock: The Lying Detective’? [POLL]

Marcus James Dixon
TV May 4, 2017 6:00 pm

“Sherlock” fans, do you think Benedict Cumberbatch deserves to win a second Emmy Award for playing genius detective Sherlock Holmes on the PBS program? Now that we know “Sherlock: The Lying Detective” is Cumberbatch’s official Emmy 2017 submission should he receive a nomination, is his performance good enough to win a bookend trophy following his jaw-dropping 2014 victory for “Sherlock: His Last Vow”? Vote in our poll below.

As in years past, “Sherlock” is once again trying its luck in the race for Best TV Movie by submitting only one of its three telefilms for Emmy consideration. The network feels confident that “The Lying Detective” is their potential winner this year — that’s the second installment from Season 4 that aired January 8. The case is a twisty one, as Sherlock is contacted by the daughter of an entrepreneur who she claims has confessed to murder, only she can’t remember the specific details because her father wiped her memory.

Joining Cumberbatch’s Sherlock as usual is Martin Freeman as supporting sidekick John Watson. Freeman also won an Emmy in 2014 for “Sherlock,” though awards pundits theorize he may have earned a few extra votes thanks to his starring role in “Fargo” that same year. The other eligible supporting cast members for the movie/miniseries Emmy races are Toby Jones as Culverton Smith, Mark Gatiss as Mycroft Holmes, Amanda Abbington as Mary Morstan, and Sian Brooke as Elizabeth.

Last year “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride” earned six nominations and went on to become the first installment to win the Emmy for Best TV Movie. Besides Cumberbatch’s Emmy victory in 2014, his other major claim to fame in the awards spotlight was when he earned a Best Actor Oscar nomination for “The Imitation Game” (2014).

First look at Hayley Atwell and Matthew Macfadyen in Howards End

May 4, 2017

Starz, with the BBC, today released the first image from the limited series Howards End, based on the classic E.M. Forster novel. The above photo features Hayley Atwell (Margaret Schlegel) and Matthew Macfadyen (Henry Wilcox) at Simpson’s-in-the-Strand restaurant.

Howards End is the first television adaptation from the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and playwright Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea, Gangs of New York, You Can Count on Me).This four-part limited series is the story of two independent and unconventional sisters and the men in their lives seeking love and meaning as they navigate an ever-changing world. Academy Award-winning screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan brings a fresh take to this adaptation directed by BAFTA winner Hettie Macdonald (White Girl).


Friday, April 28, 2017

Night Manager series 2 release date, Tom Hiddleston and everything you need to know Your complete guide to the next season.

Sam Ashurst
27 April, 2017

27 APRIL 2017

The legions of Tom Hiddleston fans campaigning for the actor to be the next James Bond were (almost) rewarded in early 2016, when The Night Manager began broadcasting on BBC One.

Essentially a long-form Bond flick spread across six episodes of television (based on a John le Carré book, as opposed to an Ian Fleming one), it followed Hiddleston's luxury-hotel night manager (and former British soldier) Jonathan Pine, as he's recruited as a spy and tasked with taking down a secret arms trade operating between Whitehall and Washington, DC.

Pine may have completed his mission, but if there's one thing James Bond taught us, a spy's work is never done.

It garnered huge critical, audience and award-ceremony success, being nominated for 36 awards and winning 11, including Golden Globes and Emmys. Which probably helped its chances of returning for a second series.

There's one significant element holding it back, but we'll get to that in a moment.

For now, here's all the very latest The Night Manager series 2 news and rumours

We've got some bad news for those desperate Googlers – there's literally no chance of a new series this year.

Still, 2017 has brought some good news to fans. In March of this year, director Susanne Bier confirmed that scripts for a second season were "slowly being developed".

This was the first official confirmation that series 2 was even being considered, and it was reason enough for The Night Manager maniacs to order a slap-up celebration meal via room service.

Bier told Broadcast: "We all very much want to do a season two, but the thing we absolutely do not want is to do something that does not live up to the level of season one. That would be a really bad idea."

Despite series one's massive ratings success / huge awards haul, the show has yet to be renewed for a second series.

The BBC and AMC, along with producers The Ink Factory, released a statement explaining the situation, saying they are in the "early stages" of development.

"[We] are in the early stages of developing a potential second series of The Night Manager, but nothing is definite yet and we have nothing to announce," they said.

Producer Simon Cornwell (who is also author John le Carré's son) has said that the show's creators "would love to do another series".

One possible – and fairly major – hold-up is the fact the source book was a one off, with no follow-ups.