The beautiful and talented Laura Donnelly has been cast in the lead of Joss Whedon's new project called "The Nevers."
Described as “an epic science fiction drama about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world,” the series will be written, directed, executive produced and showrun by the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” creator himself.
Donnelly will play Amalia True, “the most reckless, impulsive, emotionally damaged hero of her time. A menace to stuffy Victorian society, she would die for the cause and kill for a drink.”
“Laura Donnelly has charisma, wisdom and an anarchic precision that not only captures Amalia but defines her,” Whedon said in a statement. “She’s fierce and she’s funny — and I need both for the journey ahead.”
I'm highly looking forward to this series and I can't wait to see Laura on something else and in the lead. I can't wait.
There are a lot of things that can be assumed about the next season of Outlander but here are a few reminders of things that we know we will be seeing. If you aren't at all worried about spoilers there is a box you can click on to get the book related "things we know" but otherwise I recommend show fan stay away from the spoilers.
1. It is likely going to be based on the fifth book of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series called The Fiery Cross. Of course, we are unsure if we'll get the entire book or part of the book. You may not know this but this is the longest book of the first 5 by nearly 400 pages so it stands to reason we will not be seeing the entire book. Also, the PTBs (powers that be - ie our executive producers) have mentioned it might be easier to break up the books a little. I'm rather keen on this idea as I think it would make things feel less rushed.
2. Both season 5 and 6 will have only 12 episodes each. Season 1 had 16 and 2 through 4 had 13. However, standard season on premium channels tend to be 10 or 12. Outlander has been an exception. Losing an episode does support them taking on portions of book rather than the whole.
Richard Rankin will be showcasing prints from his travels in a new exhibit. The exhibit which is called "His Mind's Eye," will be opening March 27 at the Littlefield Gallery NYC, Brooklyn, NY.
The exhibit will have a interactive element which allows visitors to take photos of themselves to be used in a future collection.
"The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new story, set many years before the events of the 1982 Jim Henson movie, and uses classic puppetry with cutting-edge visual effects.
Leading the cast are Taron Egerton (Kingsman), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones) as Rian, Brea, and Deet, three Gelfling heroes.
But wait, there’s also: Caitriona Balfe (Outlander), Helena Bonham-Carter (The King’s Speech), Harris Dickinson (forthcoming Maleficent 2), Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones), Eddie Izzard (Ocean’s Thirteen), Theo James (The Divergent Series), Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox), Mark Strong (Kingsman) and Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider).
That’s kinda overwhelming, right? But wait, Netflix reached even deeper into their money pockets. Because there’s also Mark Hamill (Knightfall, Star Wars), Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song), Ralph Ineson (Game of Thrones), Jason Isaacs (The OA), Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (True Detective), Simon Pegg (Mission Impossible) and Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine Nine).
Explains Netflix vp of original series Cindy Holland: “To match the stunning visual world of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, we knew we had to entice some incredible voice talent to add dimension to the exquisite artistry of the puppeteers who bring the characters to life. I am proud to say that this may be one of the finest casts assembled from the world’s favorite TV shows and movies, and I am now even more excited for fans to come back to Thra with us, and for new viewers to discover this world for the very first time.”
Here’s the official story description: “The world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Truth is at the heart of Thra, a source of untold power. But it is damaged, corrupted by the evil Skeksis, and a sickness spreads across the land. When three Gelfling uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the Skeksis, an adventure unfolds as the fires of rebellion are lit and an epic battle for the planet begins.”
The 10-episode series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, premieres in 2019."
By James Hibberd
Droughtlander is long and hard but thankfully there is an end in sight. But until there try Tobias' King Lear on Amazon Prime.
I find anything about Scotland's history endlessly interesting and tend to read, watch and learn about all of it. But the added bonus here is we can also support Duncan Lacroix (Murtagh) in the process. I'll be watching.
Lionsgate, who is attached to both Outlander and The Spy Who Dumped Me, is offering an advanced showing of Heughan's new film to the Outlander NYC Clan on July 30.
There's no catch, either. The tickets are on a first-come-first-served basis.
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What was your experience like working in Bulgaria for 211?
So I actually worked with that production just before on another movie and that’s when they asked me to come back and do 211. So it was great, it was almost like going home because I had been there for quite a long time before on the last shoot. It was nice being at the same studio with the same crew, same producers.
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Looks like both Cait and Sam are taking advantage of the longer hiatus to work on more projects and it seems like they are really doing well with it. Both join projects alongside big names.
Sam will be joining the Sony's Bloodshot which will star Vin Diesel as the main superhero Ray Garrison aka Bloodshot.
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