Sky Atlantic To Co-Produce Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’; Billie Piper Joins Cast

By | Monday September 16, 2013 @ 5:13am PDT

Enhancing its original drama slate, the UK’s Sky Atlantic has come aboard to co-produce John Logan’s upcoming period series Penny Dreadful with Showtime. The psychosexual horror series features some of literature’s most frightening and … Read More »

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Hot TV Teaser: 007 Biopic ‘Fleming’

Dominic Cooper plays James Bond creator Ian Fleming in Sky Atlantic and BBC America‘s Fleming. The biopic takes a no holds barred look at the 007 master and his early life set against the permissive society of war-torn WWII London. Per BBC … Read More »

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Sky’s Robert Weide Comedy ‘Mr. Sloane’ Adds Olivia Colman, Ophelia Lovibond, More

By | Friday April 12, 2013 @ 3:26am PDT

Sky Atlantic HD‘s six-episode comedy series from writer/director Robert B. Weide (Curb Your Enthusiasm), has added five cast members to join Nick Frost who’s playing the titular Mr. Sloane. Olivia Colman (Broadchurch, Hyde Park On Hudson), Ophelia Lovibond (Mr. Popper’s Penguins), Peter Serafinowicz (The Muppets… Again!) and Lawry Lewin (Horrible Histories) have boarded the bittersweet 1960s-set romantic comedy that centers on Frost’s buttoned-down man in crisis. Shooting is underway in London for a 2014 airdate. Sky Atlantic has been pushing deeper into original series, recently partnersing with Starz on drama Fortitude, with Canal Plus on The Tunnel and with BBC America on biopic Fleming. Read More »

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Dominik Moll To Direct Franco-British Series ‘The Tunnel’; More Cast Added

By | Friday February 1, 2013 @ 3:03am PST

Harry, He’s Here To Help and Lemming director Dominik Moll has come aboard to helm the The Tunnel, the Franco-British adaptation of Scandinavian series The Bridge. Shooting starts this month on the Sky Atlantic/… Read More »

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Sky Sets UK Debut For ‘Mad Men’ Season 6

By | Tuesday January 29, 2013 @ 2:43am PST

Mad Men fans in the U.S. breathed a sigh of relief last week when AMC announced an April 7 start date for the series’ sixth season. UK viewers won’t have to wait long … Read More »

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Clémence Poésy, Stephen Dillane To Star In Franco-British Series ‘The Tunnel’

By | Friday January 25, 2013 @ 7:34am PST

The Tunnel is the Franco-British adaptation of Scandinavian series The Bridge that’s gearing up for production next month. I’ve confirmed that Harry Potter actress Clémence Poésy and Game Of ThronesStephen Dillane have … Read More »

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Sky/BBC America Biopic ‘Fleming’ Adds Cast

By | Friday January 25, 2013 @ 6:17am PST

A group of actors including Da Vinci’s Demons’ Lara Pulver is joining the cast of Sky Atlantic/BBC America‘s biopic Fleming. The upcoming four-part drama stars Dominic Cooper as James Bond creator-author Ian Fleming and, as I reported last week, also has Annabelle Wallis lined up as Muriel Wright, the original inspiration for the Bond Girl. Sky confirms today that Pulver will play Ann O’Neill, with whom Fleming had a longterm on-off relationship before she became his wife in 1952. She is said to have heavily influenced the writer: a year after they wed, the first 007 book, Casino Royale, was published. Mr Selfridge‘s Samuel West is also aboard as Admiral John Godfrey, with whom Fleming worked during WWII and who put him in charge of Operation Golden Eye. Godfrey is generally accepted to have been the inspiration for the M character in the Bond books. British actress Lesley Manville will play Fleming’s mother Eve and British actor Rupert Evans will play his brother Peter. The Hour‘s Anna Chancellor is taking on the part of Lieutenant Monday, an inspiration for Miss Moneypenny. Read More »

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Global Showbiz Briefs: NBCU-Lovefilm TV Deal, Ian Fleming Miniseries, Aussie Fracking Doc, Hong Kong Fund

By | Wednesday January 16, 2013 @ 10:05pm PST

NBCUniversal Inks TV Series Deal With Lovefilm
Amazon’s European service LoveFilm has secured an agreement with NBCUniversal International TV Distribution to deliver audiences on-demand access to hundreds of episodes of iconic American TV. Deal includes recent and library titles including comedies like the U.S. version of The Office starring Steve Carrell and 30 Rock starring Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin. Deal also includes NBCU science fiction dramas like Heroes as well as David Hasselhoff’s 1980s cult TV classic Knight Rider. Lovefilm’s latest major studio deal follows agreements with ABC, BBC and ITV. Read More »

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U.S. Nets Vying For Sky’s ‘Hit And Miss’

By | Tuesday July 5, 2011 @ 6:02pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Three U.S. networks, including at least one cable channel, are in what BSkyB calls a bidding war for Hit and Miss, its first original drama for its Sky Atlantic channel. Hit and Miss, starring Chloe Sevigny as a pre-op … Read More »

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Chloe Sevigny To Star In British Series From Paul Abbott Which Eyes U.S. Distribution

By | Tuesday June 7, 2011 @ 3:56pm PDT
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Big Love co-star Chloe Sevigny is segueing to a new series, this time on the other side of the Atlantic. Sevigny has signed on to topline Hit and Miss, a provocative new drama from Shameless creator Paul Abbott for new … Read More »

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TOLDJA! Sky Launches New HBO Channel

By | Friday October 1, 2010 @ 4:07am PDT

LONDON: Sky today announced plans to launch Sky Atlantic HD , a new entertainment channel, in early 2011. Sky Atlantic will provide an exclusive home to some of the most hotly anticipated shows in television to customers throughout the UK

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