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  • Why Netflix’s ‘Godless’ is the Western you’ve been waiting for

    11/17/2017 12:44:04 PM PST · by EveningStar · 74 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | November 17, 2017 | Rob Lowman
    ...For “Godless,” executive producers Casey Silver and Steven Soderbergh took Scott Frank’s screenplay, which was originally written as a film, and expanded it into a seven-part limited series for Netflix. The series is a wild ride, an old-fashioned Western with a contemporary edge. It carries the sweep and breadth of a grand tale with the larger-than-life ornery characters you expect to find living and dying in that rugged, lonely land... The entire series – which plays like a seven-hour movie – was directed by Scott Frank from his screenplay. He keeps the tension throughout without over-hyping scenes. Death is bad...
  • Humanity Finally Travels to Mars in Ron Howard's New Half-Scifi, Half-Documentary TV Series

    07/29/2016 3:06:07 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    io9 ^ | July 29, 2016 | Germain Lussier
    This November, the National Geographic Channel will take audiences into outer space in a way we haven't seen before. From producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer comes Mars, a six-part TV miniseries that blends documentary and science fiction to dramatize humankind's first trip to Mars in 2033--and io9 is proud to exclusively debut the first trailer.
  • Roots miniseries remake gets intense first trailer

    02/12/2016 8:47:12 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies ^ | 2/11/2016 | James Hibberd
    The all-star remake of the iconic miniseries Roots has an intense first trailer.
  • Kunta Kinte fights for his freedom in the explosive and star-studded first trailer for the [tr]

    02/12/2016 8:41:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 12, 2016 | Ashley Collman
    The first trailer for the remake of Roots was released on Thursday, promising all of the drama and heartbreak that captivated audiences nearly thirty years ago. The History Channel's remake of the 1977 miniseries, based on Alex Haley's novel of the same name, is due out on Memorial Day and features an all-star cast including Forest Whitaker, Anika Noni Rose, Anna Paquin and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Roots follows the struggles of one African American family told over several generations, starting with Kunte Kinte, an African warrior sold into slavery, through to his great-grandchildren fighting for their freedom during the Civil...
  • War And Peace Tops Ratings And Wins Rave Reviews

    01/04/2016 5:41:56 AM PST · by goldstategop · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 01/04/2016 | BBC News
    The first episode of the BBC's new costume drama War and Peace was watched by more than six million viewers. The drama, which stars Paul Dano, Lily James and James Norton, has also won rave reviews. The adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's novel averaged 6.3 million viewers, peaking at 6.7 million. It was up against ITV's Endeavour and spy drama Deutschland 83 on Channel 4, which averaged 4.4 million and 1.2 million viewers respectively. snip - Downton Abbey star James plays Natasha Rostov in the drama, with Dano - who starred in 12 Years a Slave - as Pierre Bezukhov and...
  • Sci-Fi Classic 'Childhood's End' TV Miniseries Debuts Tonight

    12/14/2015 11:33:24 AM PST · by EveningStar · 96 replies ^ | December 14, 2015 | Calla Cofield
    Arthur C. Clarke's science fiction classic "Childhood's End" has been reimagined for the 21st century, and brought to the small screen, in a new TV miniseries debuting tonight (Dec. 14). When a fleet of spaceships appears in the sky above Earth's largest cities, the alien beings onboard insist that they have arrived to help the human race. The visitors slowly begin to eliminate war, disease and poverty -- but what will be the cost of building heaven on Earth?
  • 'X-Files' revival premiere implies that everything we know might be a lie

    10/10/2015 7:37:58 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 10, 2015 | Steven Zeitchik
    At the beginning of the new "X-Files" miniseries, two old characters can be seen exchanging some fresh banter. "It's always good to see you," Gillian Anderson’s Dana Scully says to her former partner. "It's always good to find a reason," replies Fox Mulder, the truth-seeker played by David Duchovny. That spirit of reunion might also be applied to the larger "The X-Files." The landmark series returns to Fox for six episodes beginning Jan. 24, nearly 14 years after the show was last on TV.
  • Exclusive trailer debut of Syfy's Arthur C. Clarke series 'Childhood's End'

    07/12/2015 7:26:03 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 11, 2015 | Tracy Brown
    We're exclusively premiering the new trailer for Syfy's miniseries "Childhood’s End," which just debuted at Comic-Con on Saturday morning. Get a good look at what Arthur C. Clarke’s sci-fi novel will look like in real life, right now. Set in a world that's already been conquered by aliens, this trailer actually shows the big "first contact" moment. "There’s no need to be afraid," says the alien voiceover. "We've come to help mankind. We are not conquerors."
  • Which are the best miniseries ever?

    07/27/2014 7:40:44 PM PDT · by MNDude · 203 replies
    I don't watch TV much these days, so I can't say what have been popular miniseries in the past decade or so, but I remember there used to be big budget miniseries on TV all the time (A.D., The Winds of War, Roots. Etc). In your opinion, what were the greatest miniseries of all time?
  • NBC Scraps Hillary Clinton Miniseries

    09/30/2013 3:15:41 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 37 replies ^ | 9/29/13 | Lesley Goldberg
    NBC has scrapped its controversial Hillary Clinton miniseries project. “After reviewing and prioritizing our slate of movie/miniseries development, we’ve decided that we will no longer continue developing the Hillary Clinton miniseries,” the network said in a statement Monday.
  • Report: NBC backing away from Hillary miniseries

    08/19/2013 2:51:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/19/2013 | AllahPundit
    So says FTVLive. After all the free publicity the RNC’s given them by threatening to boycott NBC News as a debate sponsor, is NBC really going to slaughter this cash cow?In fairness, a multi-hour miniseries about Hillary’s triumph over serial victimization would have been a terrible drag. Better to do it in a shorter, snappier format. Three words, my friends: “Hillary! The Musical”. NBC sources tell FTVLive that the NBC suits have figured the Clinton miniseries “just isn’t worth it.”Word is that NBC is going to let it quietly go away without saying a word. NBC does not want to...
  • Fox Pulls Out of Hillary Clinton Mini-Series

    08/17/2013 1:10:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 17 Aug 2013 02:31 AM | Todd Beamon
    An outlet of Fox Entertainment said Friday that financial issues led it to pull out of a mini-series about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that is being planned for NBC. The decision by Fox Television Studios came on the same day as the Republican National Committee unanimously passed a resolution to prevent NBC and CNN from covering its 2016 GOP presidential primary debates. The New York Times reported Friday that an executive involved in the negotiations between Fox and NBC said political pressure was not a factor. Rather, the financial terms being offered by NBC simply were not attractive...
  • NBC Exec Behind Hillary Series Put ‘Historically Questionable’ anti-Reagan Film On Air in 2003

    07/30/2013 7:37:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/30/2013 | John Fund
    Yesterday, CNN announced it was joining the parade of film projects on Hillary Clinton in the run-up to her likely campaign for president in 2016. It will produce a feature-length documentary, directed by liberal filmmaker Charles Ferguson, for release in theaters and then later show it on the network. It joins two other projects on Hillary that have been announced recently: a theatrical film called Rodham about Hillary’s days as a young lawyer on the Nixon House impeachment committee and a four-hour mini-series on Hillary starring Diane Lane that will appear on NBC. Politico reported that the sudden pile-on to...
  • Are you ready for the Hillary Clinton mini-series?

    07/29/2013 7:17:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/29/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Whether they’re not-so-subtly gunning for her candidacy, or merely capitalizing on all of the already rampant speculation about her candidacy, isn’t quite clear. I’m going to go ahead and venture a wild guess that it’s a good bit of both. Comcast Corp.’s NBC broadcast network is developing live-event programs and mini-series to draw audiences when programs air as opposed to recording them to watch later on DVRs.NBC is developing four mini-series, including a four-hour show based on Hillary Clinton, who will be played by Diane Lane, Bob Greenblatt, chairman of entertainment, said yesterday at a TV critic conference in Beverly...
  • 'The Bible' Miniseries Breaks New DVD Record; Set for World Release

    06/29/2013 10:38:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/29/2013 | By Stoyan Zaimov
    The History Channel's "The Bible" miniseries continues reaching impressive milestones, with news on Thursday that it has sold 1 million units across Blu-ray, DVD and DigitalHD™ platforms. "We are thrilled that THE BIBLE series continues to be enjoyed by millions across the country. The response to the series on television was overwhelming and clearly families are now wanting to own the DVD and enjoy it with family and friends," said husband and wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, who co-produced the 10-part miniseries. "There are many people that are gifting it to others to share the good news far...
  • The Good Book’s big numbers: A miniseries stuns Hollywood religious skeptics

    03/31/2013 8:08:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 03/29/2013
    Television watchers across the country are glomming on to an unlikely megahit: the History Channel’s 10-hour retelling of stories from the Bible. To the disbelief of Hollywood executives, viewers are shunning a lineup that includes “Revenge” and “The Mentalist” to watch another telling of the greatest story ever told. During its first three weeks, the miniseries produced by reality-show producer Mark Burnett and his wife, Roma Downey, the star of “Touched By an Angel,” has drawn upward of 10 million viewers for each episode. That’s more, our critic Daniel Wattenberg reports, than anything aired by ABC or NBC during the...
  • First came ‘The Bible,’ now comes ‘Jesus of Nazareth’ … the TV miniseries

    03/31/2013 8:03:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 03/31/2013 | By Cheryl K. Chumley
    The ratings have spoken — and they’re telling television producers that a six-hour, $20 million miniseries on Jesus of Nazareth will prove as great a success as the recent History channel production “The Bible.” “We believe the audience continues to have a hunger for life- and faith-affirming films,” said Michael Landon Jr., who is writing and producing the “Jesus of Nazareth” series with Brian Bird for Brad Krevoy’s MPCA, the Hollywood Reporter says. “The monumental success of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s ‘The Bible’ just underscores that.” Showtime is trying to cash in on spiritual fever, too, with “The Vatican,”...
  • Stephen Colbert Pokes Fun at 'The Bible' Miniseries

    03/28/2013 6:31:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/27/2013 | By Michael Gryboski
    While The History Channel's miniseries "The Bible" continues to garner millions of viewers every week, one comedian has opted to poke fun at the program. Comedy Central satirist Stephen Colbert, known for his faux conservative program "The Colbert Report," had a segment Monday evening about the miniseries and its production team. "The Word of God, the story of all creation, doesn't really have the legs to sustain an entire series; unlike The History Channel's Big Shrimpin,'" quipped Colbert. He also talked about Roma Downey, co-producer of the miniseries, being cast for the role of the Virgin Mary. "Wow, I wonder...
  • ABC’s ‘Titanic’ Mini-Series to Premiere April 14 [spoiler alert]

    02/28/2012 7:32:55 PM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Stitch Kingdom ^ | February 27, 2012
    From the creative minds of Julian Fellowes, Academy Award (Gosford Park), Emmy and Golden Globe winner (“Downton Abbey”), and BAFTA-winning producer Nigel Stafford Clark (“Bleak House”) comes the highly anticipated ABC Premiere Event, “Titanic,” a four-part miniseries that will premiere Saturday, April 14 at 8:00 pm – 11 pm ET on the ABC Television Network. Parts One-Three will air on April 14, and the miniseries will conclude with Part Four on Sunday, April 15 at 9:00 pm ET to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic on April 15, 1912.
  • Fate of “The Kennedys” Miniseries Shows Trend of Political Intimidation

    01/21/2011 11:13:58 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 6 replies
    Political intimidation is alive and well in this country. Anyone who believes that Hollywood has the power to make any film they want without consequence must be dreaming. You may remember what happened to the excellent docudrama The Path to 9/11 in 2006. The scared-to-death Clinton camp was so terrified that they pushed with all of their might to get the program pulled from the air. Fortunately it did get one single airing in two parts. Regardless, the Clintons used their pull at Disney (who owns ABC) to intimidate producers, writers and anyone else involved in the project. People like...