Thursday, October 15, 2020

Keep a Watch Out

• I loved Joanne Froggatt’s regular role in Downton Abbey, so I’ll definitely tune in for this UK series. From In Reference Murder:
Charter Communications’ Spectrum Originals and ITV are co-producing Angela Black, a Hitchcockian psychological thriller starring Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt. The six-part series features Froggatt as Angela Black, a woman with an apparently idyllic life, who is actually being tormented by her husband, Olivier (played by Game of Thrones star Michiel Huisman). Angela is approached out of the blue by Ed (Dr. Who’s Samuel Adewunmi), a private investigator, who divulges Olivier’s darkest secrets. When faced with some horrifying truths about her husband, a stunned Angela is left reeling. Can she really trust Ed? Can she leave behind her life as she knows it and finally free herself from Olivier?
• Robert Downey Jr. has big things in mind for Sherlock Holmes in the future. This item comes from the SYFY Wire:
While a third movie is on the way, the Guy Ritchie-helmed films (Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) never felt overly expansive with its Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and Watson (Jude Law) double act. However, that will all be changing with this next entry if Downey Jr. has his say. Speaking at a Fast Company Innovation Festival panel, Downey Jr. and his producing partner/wife Susan Downey explained that Sherlock Holmes 3 is just the entry point for a giant Sherlock universe.

Right, right—there’s a Marvel Universe, a DC Universe, a Sony Universe of Marvel characters, a Dr. Seuss Universe … when’s enough enough? Well, as the Sherlock portrayer himself clarified, “At this point, we really feel that there is not a mystery-verse built out anywhere, and Conan Doyle is the definitive voice in that arena, I think, to this day.” …

“We think there’s an opportunity to build it out more,” Susan Downey said. “Spin-off characters from a third movie, to see what’s going on in the television landscape, to see what Warner Media is starting to build out, things with HBO and HBO Max.”
(Hat tip to Craig Pittman.)

• And are you ready for a Dexter comeback? Deadline reports,
Dexter is back to his blood-splattering ways after Showtime ordered a new limited-series revival of the long-running serial-killer drama.

Michael C. Hall, who starred as the title character in the 2006-13 series, is back along with showrunner Clyde Phillips. The premium cable network has handed the series a 10-part run that is set to go into production in early 2021 with a tentative premiere date of fall 2021.
While you’re waiting for Dexter’s deadly return, why not revisit this Rap Sheet review of the original series.

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