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November 16, 2012

Remember the BBC's House of Cards? Here's the US remake

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Remember the marvellous BBC series House of Cards, starring Ian Richardson as machiavellian British politician Francis Urquahart? If you don't, here are some of the best bits:

Well, Netflix - yes, the streaming movie and TV service - is remaking it, this time setting it in the US. Before you sarcastically suggest that the average web series has the budget of the average local theatre production and a cast to match, allow me to disagree. Netflix has invested no less than $100 million in the project and has commissioned two seasons of 13 episodes. It's also got David Fincher directing and the cast includes Kevin Spacey (as 'Frank Underwood'), Robin Wright and Kate Mara.

Here's a trailer. The entire first season will be available worldwide from February 1 next year. They've maintained the commentary to camera, I note, but will the famous phrase "You might very well think that - I couldn't possibly comment" make it into the production? We might have to wait and see on that.

What do you think? Is it good enough to make you want to take out a free trial to Netflix at least?

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November 9, 2012

Friday's "Charlie Brooker's weekly Wipe, Chicago Fire gets a full season and InBetweeners women are Drifters" news

Posted on November 9, 2012 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

Trailers

  • Trailer for Save The Date, with Lizzy Caplan and Alison Brie

UK TV

US TV

US TV casting

New US TV show casting

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November 5, 2012

Monday's "Fairly Legal, Political Animals cancelled, Life on Mars goes Russian and a 24 reunion" news

Posted on November 5, 2012 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

Happy Bonfire Night, everyone!

Film

Trailers

  • Trailer for Steven Doderbergh's Side Effects, with Rooney Mara, C Z-J, Jude Law et al
  • Trailer for Hitchcock with Anthony Hopkins, Scarlett Johansson et al

Theatre

Canadian TV

  • Ratings for the week of October 22

International TV

  • Sam Mendes and John Logan team up for League of Extraordinary Gentlemen-style vampire hunter TV show
  • CBS shows added to Netflix
  • Life on Mars to be remade, inverted as The Dark Side of the Moon for Russian TV

UK TV

US TV

US TV casting

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

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