Category Archives: TV

Nick Frost writing his memoirs

Actor Nick Frost is busy finishing off his autobiography ahead of its publication later this year.

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Downtown Abbey to receive special honour

As the ITV drama prepares for its final series, BAFTA has announced it will pay tribute to Downton Abbey with a special event in August.

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Blunt Talk

Here’s a new featurette to promote Sir Patrck Stewart’s TV series, Blunt Talk.

The show debuts on US TV network Starz in August and is co-created by Seth MacFarlane.

Sir Patrick’s role is a galaxy away from Jean-Luc Picard and Professor Xavier. He plays talk show host Walter Blunt and the show also features Oscar-nominee Jacki Weaver and Adrian Scarborough who is very well known to British audiences.

I really hope a UK broadcaster picks this up (not Sky Atlantic, otherwise I won’t be able to watch it).

 

Scream Queens, American Horror Story head to Comic-Con

We already know one of the big highlights of this year’s Comic-Con will be the Doctor Who panel when Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez will debut in Hall H.

Now more of this year’s big TV panels are being confirmed.

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Netflix Gets Down

Jimmy Smits has joined the cast of The Get Down, a music driven drama series created by Baz Luhrmann.

Smits will play Francisco Cruz aka Papa Fuerte, a South Bronx politician who delivers services the city fails to provide.

“The Puerto Rican culture of the ’70’s Bronx plays such a large role in the story we are telling that the character of Papa Fuerte had to be played by an actor who could bring experience, gravitas and authenticity to the role,” Luhrmann said. 

“I know our entire cast is excited to have someone of Jimmy’s talent joining us on the journey we are undertaking. We are thrilled to have him on The Get Down.”
The Get Down tells the story of how 1970s New York City on the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco told through the lives and music of several South Bronx teenagers.

It is due to debut on Netflix in 2016.

Meanwhile, Netflix has also announced a second series of Grace and Frankie starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Martin Sheen.