Friday, January 26, 2018

SKY & HBO MAKING 'CATHERINE THE GREAT' RUSSIAN 18TH CENTURY EMPRESS MINI TV SERIES WITH HELEN MIRREN! PARAMOUNT TV TURNS MARGARET ATWOOD'S 'MADDADDAM' SF SAGA INTO TV SERIES

  HELEN MIRREN TO RULE
Helen will portray the late life of the empress
AS EMPRESS 'CATHE- RINE THE GREAT'!
While they're currently enjoying the success of their Roman era series Britannia, which has been sold in over 120 countries around the world, and while we're waiting for the second season of their epic saga Jamestown to start in two weeks, British Sky Atlantic has just commissioned a new historical series CATHERINE THE GREAT and they hired Helen Mirren to lead the cast as the legendary Russian empress who came to power by throwing down her insane husband and then went on to make Russia's territory bigger than it ever was before! There were recently two series over in Russia on her!

The four part saga about the 18th century monarch will start shooting later this year written by Nigel Williams (Elizabeth I) and directed by Philip Martin (The Crown)! The story will depict Catherine at the end of her reign and her affair with Grigory Potemkin. HBO will air it in USA.

  'MADDADDAM'
ATWOOD'S SF SAGA TO BE TURNED INTO A TV SERIES
Paramount TV is producing the new series
And while you're waiting for the 2nd season of A Handmaid's Tale and watching Alias Grace, another of Margaret Atwood's works will be turned into TV series - her sf trilogy MADDADDAM! It is a story of a global pandemic and the end of mankind, and the small group of survivors who are left to shepherd a new race to inherit the world. The series follows Jimmy, a young boy disillusioned with the all powerful corporations who rule civilization, whose best friend will develop the drug that wipes out humanity; Toby and Ren, two members of the cult “God’s Gardeners” who fight to survive on the margins of society; and Zeb, one of the founders of “God’s Gardeners.”

10 comments:

  1. All hail the Queen, Helen Mirren! Always a fave.

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    1. I wonder how many queens has she played so far Elizabeth I, Elizabeth II, Catherine, the queen of Egypt in Prince of Egypt, Queen Charlotte in Madness of King George, Caesonia in Kaligula....

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  2. Well, I do like Helen Mirren and Margaret Atwood so good stuff here today, Dez :)

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  3. Both sound interesting. I think we need that drug that wipes out humanity soon though. We have stupid kids running around eating laundry soap and shooting up schools and parents who care more about looking like perfect parents online than actually being parents to their kids. We definitely need a reset.

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    1. that drug is long over due. It takes a special kind of megadumb to eat detergent ... I do not recall kids being that level of stupid before. The solution is giving out licenses for becoming a parent. I mean, if you need a license to drive or work, why not a license to reproduce?

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    2. One of Allison's classmates ate one at school. He was puking and drooling and lethargic and the school just left him in the nurses office since they couldn't get in touch with his parents. I would be all for giving out free sterilization to anyone who wants it. It's sad that here they make you wait until 25 and if you are married, your partner has to consent. I just heard that one of our states is offering a safe space for heroin users to shoot up. I'd rather my tax dollars go to population control so we have less idiot tide pod eating lunatics and druggies running around.

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    3. Wait, what the what? Safe place for heroin users??? Libtards at their best!

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    4. Exactly. This country is turning into one big joke.

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    5. Well you can't survive Clintons, Bushes and Obamas and stay sane and normal.

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