News: New ITV/PBS Series “Beecham House” Features an Ensemble Cast & Indian Setting

This one looks like it could be interesting! PBS (in the US) and ITV (in the UK) have both announced the impending release of Beecham House, a new period drama from the mind of Gurinder Chadha, who wrote the classic coming-of-age / sports film Bend it Like Beckham. As PBS describes the new series: The […]

News: Chadwick Boseman Will Play Black Samurai in “Yasuke”

Per Deadline, Chadwick Boseman, who’s having a star turn thanks to his well-received roles in superhero Black Panther and period piece BlacKkKlansman, is slated to play the “first African samurai.” According to the creators: Yasuke was a native of Portuguese Mozambique who was brought to Japan as a slave to Jesuit missionaries. The first black […]

News: “The Gilded Age” from Julian Fellowes Just Got Saucier

Deadline is reporting that The Gilded Age has made the leap from network TV at NBC to premium cable, thanks to a 10-episode order from HBO. The series, set in the 1880s, will be a “sweeping epic” that features the millionaire titans and tycoons of New York City’s upper crust. Sound familiar? To be sure, […]