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Sunday, September 7, 2014

ALEXANDER DREYMON IS KING UHTRED IN BBC'S 'THE LAST KINGDOM' EPIC SERIES! 'SUPERGIRL' TV SHOW? FRANCESCA ANNIS, SAMANTHA BOND, ED STOPPARD FOR 'HOME FIRES' BRITISH HISTORICAL TV SERIES

ALEXANDER DREYMON LEADS
'LAST KINGDOM' EPIC TV SERIES
TV news Sunday, today at Hollywood Spy, people, starting with some British updates: Alexander Dreymon has been given the lead role in BBC2 and BBC America's new historical series THE LAST KINGDOM! The American Horror Story actor will play King Uhtred in the eight hour epic series based on Bernard Cornwell's ninth century set book series. Real historical figures and events will be mixed with fictional characters during the reign of Alfred the Great, who as King of THE LAST KINGDOM fought off a Viking invasion. After Uhtred's noble Saxon parents are killed by the Vikings, the marauders kidnap him and raise him as one of their own. Forced to choose between the country of his birth and the people of his upbringing, his loyalties are continually tested.

'HOME FIRES' WW2 TV SERIES
REVEALS THESPIANS' CAST
Meanwhile, British ITV has revealed the cast for their new period set six episode drama HOME FIRES which I recently announced as JAMBUSTERS! Based on Julie Summers' bestseller JAMBUSTERS, it will follow a group of inspirational women with fantastic spirit and attitude in a rural Cheshire community. With World War II on the horizon, multiple strands of plot interweave to create a period drama full of jeopardy and intrigue, but also great humanity and modernity! Samantha Bond (DOWNTON ABBEY) and Francesca Annis (DUNE, CRANFORD) will lead the cast, which also includes Mark Bonnar (Line of Duty), Ruth Gemmell (Utopia), Claire Rushbrook (My Mad Fat Diary), Mark Bazeley (The Suspicions of Mr Whicher), Frances Grey (The Widower) and Ed Stoppard (Cilla).

IS 'SUPERGIRL' GETTING
 HER OWN TELEVISION SERIES?
In the TV news from USA, beside the info that the untitled THE WALKING DEAD spinoff series has been officially ordered by AMC to be set in the same universe as the zombie series but with different characters, another update is that after ARROW and THE FLASH, their producer Greg Berlanti is looking to move SUPERGIRL to the small screens too! The new interpretation of the SUPERGIRL and her origin will be pitched to major networks in a few weeks, according to 'Deadline'! While DC is working on this possible series, Marvel is already preparing their female superhero series JESSICA JONES at Netflix.

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