Monday, February 12, 2018

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON NEW EPIC TV SERIES 'TROY: FALL OF A CITY' FROM BBC & NETFLIX WITH TOM WESTON JONES, JONAS ARMSTRONG, LOUIS HUNTER, FRANCES O'CONNOR, DAVID GYASI

  'TROY: FALL OF A CITY'
STARTING NEXT WEEK ON BBC!
What better way to warm yourself up a bit during cold winter nights than with some scantily clad Greek warriors and princesses, starting next Saturday, February 17th, when British BBC will start airing TROY: FALL OF A CITY, eight episode brand new epic television series!
TROY: FALL OF A CITY
an epic tale of mortals and gods, has a psychologically rich and sweeping narrative which goes back to the story’s origins: to the judgement of Paris, his
David Threlfall is King Priam of Troy
scandalous love affair with Helen, and the ill-starred prophecy surrounding his birth. Told from the perspective of the Trojan royal family at the heart of
Tom Weston Jones is the heroic and tragic prince Hector of Troy
the siege, TROY: FALL OF A CITY is a rich story of love, intrigue, betrayal and belonging. Combining thrilling adventure with heart-breaking intimacy, it
Bella Dayne is flimsy Helen of Troy whose adultery starts the war
conveys the big themes of human existence and identity; of people battling to retain their sense of humanity and compassion amid the devastation and destruction of war.

THE CAST OF THE 8 PART DRAMA
The eight part saga, which will also air on Netflix after the run in UK,  will see Louis Hunter and Bella Dayne as Paris and Helen, the two lovers whose
Frances O'Connor is Hecuba, queen of Troy, Priam's wife
passionate affair plunges Greece and Troy into war, threatening to bring both empires to their knees. David Threlfall plays Paris’ father, King Priam of
Robin Hood's Jonas Armstrong is King of Sparta Menelaus
Troy, alongside Frances O’Connor as Hecuba, Queen of Troy, and Tom Weston-Jones  as their eldest son brave Hector. They are joined by a cast
From left: Joseph Mawle as Odysseus, Johnny Harris is Agamemnon, king of Mycenae
including Joseph Mawle as Odysseus the king of Ithaca, Chloe Pirrie as Hector's wife Andromache, Johnny Harris as Agamemnon the king of
Tom Weston Jones is the brave and heroic prince of Troy Hector
Mycenae who attacks Troy with his brother Menalaus, David Gyasi as Achilles (yes, for some reason he will be black and so will be his lover
For some reason BBC thinks Achilles was black, played by David Gyasi
Patroklus and also the almighty Zeus indeed), and Jonas Armstrong as Menelaus, the King of Sparta whose marriage to Helen is destroyed when
Australian actor Louis Hunter is the bratty prince of Troy Paris
Paris arrives in his city. Further casting includes Alfred Enoch as the Trojan general Aeneas the cousin of King Priam, David Avery as Xanthius, and Aimee-Ffion Edwards as Priam and Hecuba’s daughter, prophetess princess Cassandra. Check out the trailer below:

WHAT DID THE SPY THINK? 
Terribly miscast in almost all of the roles, with a lot of uninspired performances and lack of any appealing or likeable characters, the series
The princes of Troy with their partners Helena and Andromache
is excruciatingly slow paced and lacking in dynamics and spark. It is visually pretty, though, with BBC scoring high visual quality. Tom Weston Jones and Louis Hunter are the eye catching elements in the series.

16 comments:

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    1. we do like Tom Weston's hunkiness :)

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  2. Is Patroclus FOR SURE going to be portrayed as Achilles' lover? FINALLY!

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    1. I don't know if they're gonna be luvers here, but he will also be played by a black actor like Achilles, because God Forbid we have an interracial gay couple on the small screens.... They'd never let that happen. But then again, David Gyasi, who plays Achilles, did have a white boyfriend in stunning Julian Morris in BBC's amazing series MAN IN AN ORANGE SHIRT last year. They weren't very believable together, but the series was amazing.

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  3. I always love a good story about Troy. We'll be adding this to the list!

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    1. hope it won't be disappointing, but I usually try to lower my expectations when it comes to BBC's epic adventure series, they're better in period set costume drama, they do epics usually trashy.

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    2. I'll wait for your final word before making a decision. You will let us know on Facebook what you think :)

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    3. I will :)I started Jamestown second season last night, it is as good as the first season was, if not better.

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