Richard Adams’ novel Watership Down tells the story of a band of rabbits that are forced to leave their cozy warren because of encroaching technology – and the dangers they face on their journey to find a new home.
Already adapted as a brilliant film from Martin “Short, the BBC and Netflix have partnered for a four-episode limited series CGI adaptation of the story with a terrific cast that includes John Boyega, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Olivia Colman, Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton, Daniel Kaluuya, Rosamund Pike, Gemma Chan, Peter Capald, and Taron Egerton.
Watership Down will premiere on Netflix on December 23rd and on the BBC December 22-24. Check out the trailer below.
Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone star in The Favourite – the third film from Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, The Killing of the Sacred Deer.)
Set in the early 18th century – with England at war with France – Lady Sarah (Weisz) is essentially running the government for the frail and altogether there Queen Anne (Colman) when an ambitious new servant, Abigail (Stone) arrives.
The Favourite will open in select theaters on November 23rd.
It’s been three years since the last time we visited Broadchurch. Both Detective Inspector Alec Hardy and Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller are back on the team at Broadchruch CID after some hopefully recuperative time away when a local woman is sexually assaulted.
Evidence suggests this was not an opportunistic attack; it was planned.
DI Hardy and DS Miller must catch the person responsible or there could well be more such attacks.
The second season of Broadchurch continues to tell the story of how a young boy’s murder affects the entire coastal town of Broadchurch when the man who confessed to Danny Latimer’s murder suddenly changes his plea to not guilty – forcing everyone to relive the investigation of Danny’s death.
Academy Award nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste joins the cast as Joe Miller’s defense attorney, while the legendary Charlotte Rampling plays the Crown Prosecutor, Jocelyn Knight. Emmy winner David Tennant and three-time BAFTA winner Olivia Colman return as former police detectives Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller – who have another problem in the person of Claire Ashworth (Eva Myles, Torchwood) – whom Hardy has been hiding in a cottage just outside town – to keep them hopping.
Broadchurch returns to BBC America on Wednesday, March 4th (10/9C). For further details, follow the jump.
Season One of Broadchurch was an unexpected jewel – a procedural that paid as much attention to the grief of the family of a murdered boy – and the reaction of the community in which the murder occurred – as it did to the investigation of that murder.
Season Two of the critically acclaimed series comes to BBC America on February 4, 2015 – and it looks like it could be just as involving. Check out the UK Trailer after the jump.
Broadchurch (BBC America, Wednesdays, 10/9C), premiering tonight, deals with the murder of a young boy in the titular English coastal town. It follows a single case through eight deliberately paced episodes that track both the murder investigation and the effect that both have on the town. It is also very, very good.