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Idris Elba To Make Directorial Debut With 'The Pavement Psychologist' Starring Anna Friel For Brit TV

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 18, 2013 5:36 PM
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Over in the U.K., Sky Arts HD last year ran a fascinating new strand of programming called “Playhouse Presents” which did fantastically well for the channel and attracted some highly impressive talent. The series of 11 self-contained plays began airing on the channel in April and featured a diverse range of acting talent which included David Tennant, Harry Shearer, Lucy Punch, Brenda Blethyn, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry, Hayley Atwell, Stellan Skarsgard, and even the singer Tom Jones. The strand extended over the Christmas period to include “The Young Doctor’s Notebook,” the mini-series starring Daniel Radcliffe and Jon Hamm, and there’s also an mini-series planned to spin-off from the play “Nixon’s The One” which starred Harry Shearer as Richard Nixon.

Watch: Harmony Korine & Gaspar Noe Hang Out Together In Nashville In 1 Hour TV Special

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 18, 2013 9:56 AM
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Okay, so this one is a little bit old and some of you diehard Harmony Korine or Gaspar Noe fans have probably already seen this. But for those of you who haven't, and especially if you're impatiently awaiting Korine's "Spring Breakers" and/or whatever Noe's next feature will be, this will surely tide you over.

Dominic Cooper To Play James Bond Creator Ian Fleming In 4-Part Brit TV Miniseries

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 17, 2013 10:19 AM
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Naturally, with “Skyfall” having established itself thoroughly in the upper echelon of Bond films -- not to mention also raking in a boatload of box-office for its trouble -- a project that takes a nostalgic look backward at the franchise’s legacy has risen in relevance and could prove an entertaining journey as well. Beyond Craig, Connery, and Moore sits the brilliant man behind the creation, and now a new project brewing on U.K. TV has a spotlight set to shine right in that direction.

Jeremy Irons Says 'Downton Abbey' Is Like A Ford Fiesta

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 16, 2013 4:56 PM
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It's quiet out there as everyone in Hollywood is en route to the Sundance Film Festival, so here's something that should perk up your eyeballs a little bit. The always awesome Jeremy Irons has weighed in on "Downton Abbey," and if you think the show is the height of writing and drama, Irons has some news for you.

12 Episode 'The Killing' Season 3 Starts Shooting Next Month, Mystery Will Be Solved By End Of Season

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • January 16, 2013 9:57 AM
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When it was announced last month that "The Killing" was close to returning to AMC for a third season, there was admittedly some hesitation to fully embrace the news. While the show began with promise, its second season was considered a disappointment by many. In spite of that, AMC and Fox Television Studios continues to move along with the struggling series as production on "The Killing" officially starts next month in Vancouver and, this time, they’ve announced that the case will be resolved at the end of the season.

Showtime Land 'Skyfall' Team Sam Mendes & John Logan's Supernatural Series 'Penny Dreadful'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 15, 2013 10:04 AM
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Last year, before the film even opened in North America, Sam Mendes and John Logan, the director and writer of “Skyfall,” began developing a vampire-hunting TV series set in the 1800s. The pair pitched the series to various cable networks, and the show has now found a home at Showtime.

Rupert Wyatt To Direct AMC Pilot For George Washington Spy Drama 'Turn'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 14, 2013 9:36 AM
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With “Breaking Bad” ending its run this year, AMC has started thinking about its future. The cable network is looking to the past for inspiration, nabbing a high-profile director to set the tone for period drama “Turn.”

Watch: Shoshanna Is Ready To Take The Party By Storm In Clip From First Episode Of 'Girls' Season 2

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 11, 2013 5:41 PM
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This weekend, there are a couple of events of notice taking place on the small screen, both on Sunday night. The biggest of course is the Golden Globes (our predicted winners here), which will find Tina Fey and Amy Poehler overseeing the festivities. And while Lena Dunham will be in attendance, hoping that "Girls" takes home an award for either Best Television Series - Comedy or Best Actress, over on HBO the second season of the show will be kicking off. And a new clip from the first episode has arrived.

Watch: New Teaser Trailer For 'Game Of Thrones' Season 3 Is For The Birds

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 11, 2013 1:46 PM
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We're just over two months away from returning to Westeros, and HBO continues to promote the third season of "Game Of Thrones." Now they've offered up another new teaser, but... sorry, folks, there's no actual footage from the show.

ABC Interested In Taking On A 'Star Wars' Live Action TV Series

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • January 11, 2013 10:03 AM
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Surely, the first thing that came to people’s minds when they heard Disney bought out Lucasfilm was the possibility of more "Star Wars" films. That one was a given. Well, it turns out that Disney has much more in mind than just another "Star Wars" trilogy, how about a live action TV series as well?

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