Archive for March 27th, 2013
The team behind the re-imagined magical world of Merlin plan to do it again – this time around the mythical city of Atlantis.
Merlin creators Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy and writer Howard Overman are developing the new program for BBC One, set in the city and retelling the stories of the Greek myths.
The cast was announced today as well: Mark Addy (Game Of Thrones), Juliet Stevenson (Bend It Like Beckham), Sarah Parish (Mistresses, Pillars of the Earth), Robert Emms (War Horse), Jemima Rooper (As If), Jack Donnelly (House of Anubis) and Aiysha Hart.
The show is expected to debut this fall in Merlin‘s old time slot.
Sense8, the sci-fi drama which marks the first foray into the television format from Andy and Lana Wachowski, has been picked up for 10 episodes by Netflix. Georgiaville TV and Reliance Entertainment are producing in association with Studio JMS (the studio set up by J. Michael Straczynski last year.)
Details of the show are scarce, other than it being describes as “A gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted.” The Wachowskis said, “We’re excited to work with Netflix and Georgeville Television on this project, and we’ve wanted to work with Joe Straczynski for years, chiefly due to the fact his name is harder to pronounce than ours, but also because we share a love of genre and all things nerdy.”
Sense8 is expected to be released in late 2014, with all 10 episodes released simultaneously.
Here is the latest trailer, out today, for Defiance…a little more artsy, called “Changed Earth”: