From Torchwood’s science-fiction set in the present, to Spartacus: Gods of the Arena’s gladiatorial glory in ancient Rome, Starz has shown itself to be open original programming with a more mature bent.
Now, Starz is going to one of America’s most glamorous cities – at a time when it was at its peak – Miami! The network has greenlighted Magic City, from Mitch Glazer [Scrooged, The Recruit] – a new series, set in the 1950s, centered around the Miramar Hotel, one of the city’s showpieces. It’s the place where you can see Frank Sinatra ring in the new year, or take cha-cha lessons by the pool – while the Mob is ever present, waiting to move in to take a piece of the action.
Casting will begin soon and production will begin in the new year, looking at being on the air in 2012. Series description and other details from the press release follow the jump.
Continue reading Starz Finds The Magic: Greenlights Magic City!
Here’s the trailer for the Spartacus prequel, Gods of the Arena. The official series description and two cool behind-the-scenes videos, follow the jump.
Continue reading First Look: Spartacus: Gods of the Arena!
A few years ago, I reviewed the complete series set of the anime´ series Noir – about a pair of female assassins who have a mysterious link between them and decide to work together to figure out what that is. It was my selection for best anime´ of the year that year.
Now, word comes, via The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed blog, that Starz – home of Spartacus: Blood and Sand and the Pillars of Earth mini-series – has picked up a live-action series based on Noir. The project comes from Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert [Spartacus, Drag Me to Hell, The Evil Dead Trilogy].
Stephen Lightfoot [Criminal Minds, House of Saddam] is on board as the writer and executive producer.
Andy Whitfield will not be returning for a second season of Starz’ original series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand. The Australian actor’s cancer has recurred. Although a planned prequel – Spartacus: Gods of the Arena – will air as planned, Whitfield’s absence has left decisions on continuing the series up in the air.
The Starz press release follows the jump.
Continue reading Spartacus No More?
While at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con, Eclipse Magazine had the pleasure of catching up with actor Christopher Judge as he was signing autographs for fans at the Holzheimer’s booth in the exhibit hall.
Talking to Christopher Judge is like talking to an old friend and indeed he has been one of Eclipse Magazine’s favorite interview subjects during our coverage of Stargate SG1 during it’s ten year run as a hit series in which he played the noble Jaffa warrior Teal’c .
Check out the exclusive video interview as Eclipse Magazine catches up with this versatile and talented actor/writer and photographer as he tells us about his upcoming projects including one with Bond actor, Roger Moore.
Continue reading Hollywood Insider: Eclipse Magazine Catches up with Christopher Judge To Talk Saints & Angels
Before Ken Follett wrote epic, thousand-page bestsellers like Pillars of the Earth, he wrote sleek, taut thrillers like The Big Needles, and sci-fi classics like Capricorn One. I mention this because, however well done Pillars of the Earth might be [I’ve not read it], the television miniseries [Starz, Friday, 10/9C] is an overstuffed, frequently ponderous work that is most notable for its amazing cast – Ian McShane [Lovejoy, Deadwood], Donald Sutherland [Dirty Sexy Money, Salem’s Lot], Rufus Sewell [Dark City, The Illusionist], Gordon Pinsent [Away From Her], Tony Curran [Underworld: Evolution, Doctor Who] and Allison Pill [The Book of Daniel, In Treatment] among them.
Continue reading Pillars of the Earth is Overstuffed But Still Fun!
Who cares about the new iPhone when Starz just announced they are getting the new version (This is a co-production between Starz, BBC Cymru Wales and BBC Worldwide, and BBC Worldwide ) of Torchwood in 2011! Ten episodes have been ordered and John Barrowman (Capt. Jack), Eve Myles (Gwen) are returning to lead the new cast. The official press release is after the break.
Continue reading Starz Gets New Version of Torchwood!
Los Angeles – June 3, 2010 – Starz and GK-TV announced today that Joseph Fiennes, Eva Green, Jamie Campbell Bower and Tamsin Egerton have signed on to the upcoming series “Camelot.”
”With Joseph Fiennes, Eva Green, Jamie Campbell Bower and Tamsin Egerton in the cast, we’ve got actors who can bring real passion and intensity to their roles,” Starz President and CEO Chris Albrecht said.
Starz Media Managing Director Carmi Zlotnik added, “All of the best TV shows were marked by great actors in the ideal parts, and that is certainly the case with the talented cast on ‘Camelot.’”
“We couldn’t be more thrilled with this world class cast for ‘Camelot,’” said Graham King. Added GK-TV President Craig Cegielski, “This announcement further solidifies GK-TV’s mandate of being the premier destination for cinematic-quality TV programming with a global appeal.”
Continue reading Television: Starz Finalizes Casting For Their Camelot Series
What do you when your show has been picked up for a second season before the first one even airs and your star winds up with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma? If you’re the creative team behind Spartacus: Blood and Sand, you come up with a prequel that uses many of your other cast of characters.
Continue reading TELEVISION: Work Begins on Six-Part Prequel to Star’s Spartacus This Summer!
If you like a bit of conniving, plotting and skulduggery with your sex and violence, then Spartacus: Blood and Sand [Starz, tonight, 10/9C] just may be the show for you. This very extreme new series is shot in the same manner as Zack Snyder’s epic 300 – apart from a few sets, and its props, the rest is CG. The result is a rich and gorgeous – if peculiarly colored – world.
Continue reading TELEVISION: Spartacus: Blood and Sand – and Sex and Guts and Veins in M’Teeth!
Don’t forget, this weekend Encore’s Big 80s Weekend marathon. Almost every awesome movie from the 80s is going to air starting Christmas Day, highlights include all the John Hughes movies, Fast Time At Ridgemont High, Back To The Future, Goonies, Wall Street, Purple Rain, The Blues Brothers, Weird Science and more. I looked at the full list last week and couldn’t find a dud in the bunch. I’m back home in MD, so I’ll be able to watch all this 80s goodness on EncoreHD. Just an amazing line up of nostalgia. Also this weekend they will be debuting a brand new documentary about the late, great John Hughes called “Don’t You Forget About Me,” featuring appearance The mini-press release and full list is after the break.
Continue reading Television Alert: Reminder Encore Big 80s Weekend!