While Benedict Cumberbatch‘s future on Sherlock is uncertain at the moment, the actor has locked up another part for television. The Doctor Strange star will star in Showtime’s adaptation of Edward St. Aubyn‘s Melrose novels, including Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, and Mother’s Milk. Cumberbatch will play Aubyn’s protagonist, Patrick Melrose, in the miniseries.
Below, learn more about the Benedict Cumberbatch Showtime show.
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Posted on Friday, January 13th, 2017 by Angie Han
The very mysterious Twin Peaks revival has served up a very mysterious Twin Peaks teaser. As you might expect, this promo is less about revealing the story’s secrets and more about setting a certain tone and mood — as well as reminding you that yes, this is really happening. Kyle MacLachlan returns as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper as the familiar strains of Angelo Baldamenti‘s iconic theme song play in the background. Watch the Twin Peaks season 3 teaser below. Read More »
Showtime has shared some big news and released some notable trailers so far this week. They announced the date for the return of Twin Peaks, renewed The Affair for season four, and gave us our first real good look at Jim Carrey’s I’m Dying Up Here. Today they also have a first glimpse of John Ridley‘s (12 Years a Slave) new drama, Guerilla. Ridley wrote and directed most of the miniseries’ six episodes, which stars Freida Pinto, Babou Ceesay, and producer Idris Elba as members of an underground cell.
Below, watch the Guerrilla trailer.
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There have been plenty of great series on Showtime. However, personally, I’ve never felt compelled to subscribe in order to watch any of them. That might change with the cable network’s new series set in the world of 1970s stand-up comedy.
I’m Dying Up Here follows a group of stand-up comedians (played by Clark Duke, R.J. Cyler, Ari Graynor, and more) hoping to make it big at a time when stand-up comedy was one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the country. Every comedian was hoping to land an agent and end up on Johnny Carson, and if the Tonight Show host shook your hand and welcomed you to sit down, then you had it made.
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Posted on Monday, January 9th, 2017 by Angie Han
The return of Twin Peaks has been shrouded in mystery, and not just the odd, surreal Lynchian kind. Up until now, we’ve had little idea about when the show would premiere or even how many episodes we’d get. But today at their TCA session, Showtime shared the first crumbs of information we’ve had about Twin Peaks in a good long while, including an exact release date and episode count. Read More »
Homeland showrunner Alex Gansa has discussed some of the changes we should expect from season six of the acclaimed drama. Gansa is scaling back the depiction of terrorism, and the upcoming season “exists in a much more psychological way.” Maybe playing a role in the more psychological approach is how the show will handle a question involving, Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), her daughter Frannie, and Nick Brody (Damien Lewis).
Below, learn some Homeland season six story details (spoilers ahead).
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Posted on Monday, December 26th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Showtime’s Homeland has always tried to do that Law and Order “ripped from the headlines” thing, but many fans and critics felt is may have gotten a little too real last season, with a central storyline eerily reflecting real world terrorist attacks. With season six now changing locations, showrunner Alex Gansa says that the show will change gears, tweak its focus, and tell a different kind of story.
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Posted on Monday, December 19th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
What if I told you that the latest teaser for Twin Peaks season 3, one of the most mysterious and anticipated television events in some time, dedicated most of its precious 30 seconds to series co-creator, director, and actor David Lynch eating a donut? If you don’t know the show at all, you’d raise an eyebrow and wonder what the hell is going on. If you are familiar with the series, even just a little bit, you’ll probably say, “Yeah, sounds about right.”
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Posted on Friday, December 16th, 2016 by Angie Han
There are bound to be a lot of Americans feeling nervous in the run-up to the next presidential inauguration on January 20. Fortunately, Showtime is here to help get your mind off things… with a series about a bunch of really terrible things that happen in the run-up to a presidential inauguration. Okay, on second thought, maybe Homeland is not your best bet for escapist fantasy.
Season 6 brings Claire Danes‘ Carrie Mathison back to home soil, where she’s working for a foundation that provides aids to Muslims in the U.S. She gets caught up in the danger surrounding the transfer of power for the next president (Elizabeth Marvel), who’s calling for the “wholesale reform of the CIA.” Which, of course, means that Saul (Mandy Patinkin) and Dar Adal (F. Murray Abraham) are not exactly fans of hers. Watch the Homeland season 6 trailer below. Read More »
If you’re going to hire somebody to write an American Gigolo TV series, Neil LaBute isn’t a bad writer for the job. Showtime and Paramount TV have hired playwright, screenwriter, and director behind In the Company of Men, The Shape of Things, and The Wicker Man remake to adapt Paul Schrader‘s ’80s classic, American Gigolo, for television. The original film’s producer, Jerry Bruckheimer, is behind the show.
Below, learn more about the American Gigolo TV series.
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