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Saturday, December 20, 2014

SARAH JESSICA PARKER TO LEAD 'DIVORCE' SITCOM! 'GO JERROD GO' SITCOM AT NBC! DANIEL WU TO LEAD AMC 'BADLANDS' EPIC FANTASY SERIES! HILARIOUS 'BILL' TRAILER BRINGS COMEDY TO SHAKESPEAREAN TIMES!

SARAH JESSICA PARKER
TO LEAD HBO SITCOM 'DIVORCE'
Television news from the comedy genre today for you, people, starting with Sarah Jessica Parker who is returning to HBO as she will lead DIVORCE sitcom as one half of a couple who undergo an extremely drawn-out divorce. She is also producing!
'GO JERROD GO' NBC SITCOM
Meanwhile, over at NBC half hour comedy GO JERROD GO will see comedian Jerrod Carmichael and Amber West playing a young couple, Jerrod and Maxine, who decide to move in together. However, when it comes time to inform Jerrod's parents, he finds every reason in the world not to tell them.

'BADLANDS' EPIC TV SERIES
DANIEL WU TAKES THE LEAD
AMC has also found a lead for a series of their own: 'Deadline' reports that martial arts epic fantasy drama BADLANDS will have Daniel Wu as the lead!  The six episode series, loosely based on the Chinese tale 'Journey To The West' is set in a land controlled by feudal barons, telling the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Wu) and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment. I've previously announced that the cast will also include Emily Beecham, Sarah Bolger and Oliver Stark.

'BILL' COMEDY TRAILER
 SHAKESPEARE GOES HILARIOUS
And to bring you some cheer into the prefestive weekend, check out funny new trailer for British comedy movie BILL which explains what really happened during Shakespeare's 'Lost Years' - how hopeless lute player Bill Shakespeare leaves his family and home to follow his dreams  in London. Ready to open in UK next March the film will see "murderous kings, spies, lost loves, and a plot to blow up Queen Elizabeth". Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond play 40 roles between them.

BEAUTIFUL 'LITTLE CHAOS' TRAILER WITH KATE WINSLET, MATTHIAS SCHOENAERTS & ALAN RICKMAN AS KING LOUIS XIV! MANU BENNETT JOINS 'SHANNARA' EPIC SERIES!

'SHANNARA' EPIC TV SERIES
MANU BENNETT WILL BE A DRUID
MTV's small screen adaptation of famous epic novels SHANNARA keeps casting actors, and the latest one is SPARTACUS, ARROW and THE HOBBIT star Manu Bennett who will play a druid named Allanon, the last of his kind. The ten episodes of the epic TV series already have Austin Butler as half human and half elf - who discovers that he is the last of the legendary SHANNARA family. The events of the series take place years after the destruction of our civilisation. Poppy Drayton will play elfin princess Amberle. Aaron Jakubenko will be Ander, Amberle’s uncle, an Elven Prince with the reputation for being the wild party boy who has yet to find his way in the world.

'LITTLE CHAOS' FIRST TRAILER
KATE WINSLET AT ALAN RICKMAN'S KING LOUIS XIV COURT
Here's something we've been anxiously waiting for - first trailer for Kate Winslet's period drama LITTLE CHAOS which comes out next March with Kate playing Sabine, a strong-willed landscape designer who challenges sexual and class barriers when she is chosen to build one of the main gardens at King Louis XIVs (Alan Rickman, who is also directing the movie) new palace at Versailles. This causes her to become professionally and romantically entangled with the courts renowned landscape architect André Le Notre (Matthias Schoenaerts)!

Friday, December 19, 2014

NEIL JACKSON IS PRINCE OF 'LUMEN' IN TNT'S NEW FANTASY ADVENTURE TV SERIES! ROMANTIC MUSICAL 'THE LAST FIVE YEARS' POSTER AND TRAILER WITH ANNA KENDRICK, JEREMY JORDAN

NEIL JACKSON JOINS
TNT'S 'LUMEN' FANTASY SERIES
In  the news from our favourite fantasy genre, TNT's upcoming fantasy adventure television series LUMEN has cast its prince! 'Deadline' reports that super dashing Brit Neil Jackson (whom we noticed when he played naughty driver in BBC's UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS) has joined the show about the famous author of a best selling series of fantasy books suddenly who disappears, and a family of four finds themselves transported to the mystical alternate world that inspired her work. 

PRINCE DAI OF LUMEN
Neil Jackson will play Prince Dai of LUMEN who’s also the long lost husband and father of the family. Stunned to see his wife and son in LUMEN, Dai explains how he came to be on Earth and why he left them, unwillingly, to go back to Lumen, his home. I've reported recently that Sam Jaeger will play the stepfather, while Wynn Everett will be the author! Young actor Simon Kassianides will play Bevan Gravewood, the Captain of the Emperor’s Royal Guard in Lumen!

'THE LAST FIVE YEARS'
ROMANTIC MUSICAL TRAILER
The first poster and a trailer have been released for THE LAST FIVE YEARS, a musical deconstruction of a love affair and a marriage taking place over a five year period. Jamie Wellerstein (Jeremy Jordan) is a young, talented up and coming novelist who falls in love with Cathy Hiatt (Anna Kendrick I personally cannot stand the screeching frequency of her voice), a struggling actress. Their story is told almost entirely through songs using an intercutting time line device; all of Cathy's songs begin at the end of their marriage and move backwards in time to the beginning of their love affair while Jamie's songs start at the beginning of their affair and move forward to the end of their marriage. Its beautiful pop music score portrays an honest, heartbreaking, often funny, exploration of love and it's consequences on individual identity. It's out next February!


DEZZY'S CHRISTMAS CAKE MAGIC
Mark your calendars for Monday December 22nd because that is the day Dezzy will bake his scrumptious strawberry cake over at my sweet sister Theresa's MIXED NUTS blog in honour of Christmas and her birthday!