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Robert Evans Bio-Drama Stays In The Broadway Picture…Hopefully

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Exclusive: Two years ago, a West End staging of a new play based on Hollywood producer Robert Evans’ classic Hollywood memoir The Kid Stays In The Picture seemed all but certain for an imminent transfer to Broadway. Strong reviews, a sold-out run, rampant press rumors of a transfer, a name director in Simon McBurney, the stateside-friendly subject matter, the direct involvement of Evans himself and London’s Royal Court Theatre’s then-recent record of well-received New York transfers combined to make the Hollywood tale seem like a perfect Broadway baby.

Then, nothing.

Well, nothing but rumors, and, given the book’s troubled stage adaptation history, for understandable reason. An earlier adaptation of Evans’ memoir had spectacularly flamed out, with a prominent playwright – Jon Robin Baitz – and director – Richard Eyre – bolting from the project. Reports suggested even Evans himself was ready to walk, at one point seeming,
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Carnival Row Season 1 Finale Review – ‘The Gloaming’

Martin Carr reviews the season 1 finale of Carnival Row

Adapted from a black listed script by Travis Beacham Carnival Row has been expanded from two hours into over eight hours of ornate television. In this finale although the amount of information packed between the civil unrest set pieces is riveting, there is a lot of time given over to character exposition. Elements which had been built up around certain people feels wasted, while elsewhere others are afforded the necessary respect and closure. Family dynamics which promised sordid backstairs behaviour are somehow undermined, seemingly rushed and then conveniently tied off. It feels in certain areas like these writers were rushing to a predetermined conclusion without considering the journey to get there.

Beyond that though there are still some solid performances from the likes of Simon McBurney, David Gyasi and Andrew Gower to name a few. Both political family siblings leave scorch
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‘Carnival Row’ Review: Amazon’s Overstuffed Fantasy Has Too Much on Its Mind

‘Carnival Row’ Review: Amazon’s Overstuffed Fantasy Has Too Much on Its Mind
Regardless of era, there will always be an audience that pines for originality. Even while snatching up intellectual property that can be transformed into the next blockbuster, networks and studios love to tout entertainment that is truly original. “Carnival Row,” the latest big swing from Amazon Prime Video, ostensibly falls in this category. A curious hybrid of a murder mystery, a love story, and an unabashed political allegory, this Victorian-infused fantasy would-be epic is certainly striving to carve out a category all its own.

But while this eight-part season has fashioned a highly detailed world for itself, immersed in a mythology that spans multiple lands and stretches over entire cities, there’s still something empty in its execution. It’s a show with certainly admirable ambitions, but through nearly every aspect of its swirling narrative, “Carnival Row” is less than the sum of its otherworldly parts.

There are kernels within
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Carnival Row

Network: Amazon.

Episodes: Ongoing (hour).

Seasons: Ongoing.

TV show dates: August 30, 2019 — present.

Series status: Has not been cancelled.

Performers include: Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, David Gyasi, Karla Crome, Indira Varma, Tamzin Merchant, Arty Froushan, Waj Ali, Maeve Dermody, Andrew Gower, Jamie Harris, Jared Harris, Anna Rust, Tracey Wilkinson, Alice Krige, James Beaumont, Caroline Ford, Jim High, Mark Lewis Jones, Simon McBurney, and Scott Reid.

TV show description:

From creators René Echevarria and Travis Beacham, the Carnival Row TV show is a fantasy drama set in a Victorian world. There the Fae and humans live side by side, but not so peacefully.

Once upon a time, Tirnanoc was home to the Fae -- faeries,
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The Loudest Voice: Season Two Possible According to Showtime Series Showrunner

The Loudest Voice just aired its season one finale, but will there be a season two? Recently, showrunner Alex Metcalf spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the future of the Showtime TV show.

The drama series stars Russell Crowe as Roger Ailes, the man behind Fox News and its influence on American politics. The cast also includes Seth MacFarlane, Sienna Miller, Simon McBurney, and Annabelle Wallis.

Read More…
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TV Review: ‘Carnival Row’

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TV Review: ‘Carnival Row’
The race to replace “Game of Thrones” has its latest entrant, with Amazon’s new “Carnival Row,” a series that combines fantasy, melodrama, ultraviolence, and strained political allegory. But, for now, the “Thrones” legacy seems safe: This new series reaches for credibility with gruesomeness and exaggeration, falling flat at every turn. It’s painful proof that a genre success cannot be reverse-engineered.

That engineering does seem solid: “Carnival Row,” renewed for a second season before its first has aired, was built to last in our current Comic-Con-fueled universe. Its marquee stars are Orlando Bloom (of the “Lord of the Rings” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” cinematic universes) and Cara Delevingne, and it tells a story whose nastiness would appear, in theory, to be ameliorated by the dreamy magic at its margins.

The show takes place in a sort of fantastical Victorian era in which guns and bombs are real, but
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"Carnival Row" - New Footage

Take a look at more new footage from director Jon Amiel's 'neo-noir' fantasy TV series "Carnival Row", recently renewed for a second season, starring Orlando Bloom as 'Rycroft Philostrate' and Cara Delevingne as 'Vignette Stonemoss', streaming exclusively August 30, 2019 on Amazon Prime Video:

"...mythical creatures flee their war-torn homeland...

"...gathering in the city as tensions simmer between citizens and a growing population. 

"Meanwhile an investigation into a string of unsolved crimes, eats away at whatever uneasy peace still exists..."

Cast also includes David Gyasi as 'Agreus', Tamzin Merchant as 'Imogen Spurnrose', Andrew Gower as 'Ezra Spurnrose', Karla Crome as 'Tourmaline', Artemas Froushan as 'Jonah Breakspear', Caroline Ford as 'Sophie Longerbane', Indira Varma as 'Piety Breakspear', Jared Harris as 'Absalom Breakspear'...

...Simon McBurney as 'Runyan Millworthy', Alice Krige as the 'Haruspex', Ariyon Bakare as 'Darius', Maeve Dermody as 'Portia Fyfe', Jamie Harris as 'Sergeant Dombey', Scott Reid as 'Quill', Anna Rust
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Prime Video’s ‘Carnival Row’ Gets Stunning Full Trailer Ahead Of Season One Debut

Amazon Prime Video has released a stunning full, final trailer for their upcoming Carnival Row, the first season of which lands in just a couple of weeks. The show, which is led by Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, has already been picked up for a second season at the streamer.

Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad) star in Carnival Row, a series set in a Victorian fantasy world filled with mythological immigrant creatures whose exotic homelands were invaded by the empires of man. This growing population struggles to coexist with humans — forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as a human detective, Rycroft Philostrate (Bloom), and a refugee faerie named Vignette Stonemoss (Delevingne) rekindle a dangerous affair despite an increasingly intolerant society. Vignette harbours a secret that endangers Philo’s world during his most important case yet: a
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New Teaser For Prime Video’s ‘Carnival Row’; Second Season Announced

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A second season for the upcoming Prime Video series Carnival Row has been commissioned by Amazon. The first season won’t hit the online streamer until the end of next month but the fantasy drama will get a second run potentially in 2019.

The new teaser is titled ‘Bury A Friend’ and can be viewed below.

Related: Carnival Row – watch the first teaser for the new Amazon series

The series is led by Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad) and is set in a Victorian fantasy world filled with mythological immigrant creatures whose exotic homelands were invaded by the empires of man. This growing population struggles to coexist with humans — forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as a human detective, Rycroft Philostrate (Bloom), and a refugee faerie named Vignette Stonemoss (Delevingne) rekindle a dangerous affair despite an increasingly intolerant society.
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"Carnival Row" - Enter Cara Delevingne

Take a look at new footage from director Jon Amiel's 'neo-noir' fantasy TV series "Carnival Row", recently renewed for a second season, starring Orlando Bloom as 'Rycroft Philostrate' and Cara Delevingne as 'Vignette Stonemoss', streaming exclusively August 30, 2019 on Amazon Prime Video:

"...mythical creatures flee their war-torn homeland...

"...gathering in the city as tensions simmer between citizens and a growing population. 

"Meanwhile an investigation into a string of unsolved crimes, eats away at whatever uneasy peace still exists..."

Cast also includes David Gyasi as 'Agreus', Tamzin Merchant as 'Imogen Spurnrose', Andrew Gower as 'Ezra Spurnrose', Karla Crome as 'Tourmaline', Artemas Froushan as 'Jonah Breakspear', Caroline Ford as 'Sophie Longerbane', Indira Varma as 'Piety Breakspear', Jared Harris as 'Absalom Breakspear'...

...Simon McBurney as 'Runyan Millworthy', Alice Krige as the 'Haruspex', Ariyon Bakare as 'Darius', Maeve Dermody as 'Portia Fyfe', Jamie Harris as 'Sergeant Dombey', Scott Reid as 'Quill', Anna Rust as
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Keir O’Donnell Joins ‘Project Blue Book’; ‘Blindspot’ Casts Julee Cerda

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Keir O’Donnell Joins ‘Project Blue Book’; ‘Blindspot’ Casts Julee Cerda
Keir O’Donnell (Wedding Crashers) is set for a recurring role on the second season of History’s hit UFO drama series Project Blue Book, from A+E Studios and executive producer Robert Zemeckis. Starring Aidan Gillen and Michael Malarkey, Project Blue Book is based on the true, top-secret investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and related phenomena conducted by the U.S. Air Force in the 1950s and 60s. Neal McDonough, Michael Harney, Laura Mennell and Ksenia Solo also star. O’Donnell will play Even William Blake, a charmingly eccentric alien enthusiast with a religious dedication to his weekly U.F.O meetings. He takes a liking to Mimi Hynek and, thanks to his encyclopedic knowledge of everything extraterrestrial, quickly becomes friend, confidant, and premier informer to Project Blue Book’s best behind-the-scenes agent. O’Donnell’s recent TV credits include Legion and Ray Donovan, and on the big screen he has appeared in Wedding Crashers,
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San Diego Mayor Denies Orlando Bloom Claim He Fled Comic-Con Exhibit Over Immigrant Theme

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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s office says there’s no truth to claims the Republican abruptly left an interactive Comic-Con exhibit hosted by Amazon Prime, after learning he would be portrayed as an “immigrant.”

The brouhaha started when Carnival Row star Orlando Bloom said during a Friday panel on the upcoming series that Faulconer visited the exhibit, but left because he didn’t like what he saw.

The installation allowed attendees to play a human or creature character. According to Bloom and some published reports, Faulconer chose a creature without realizing they’re all immigrants on the show. The mayor was reportedly issued an “identity card” saying he was a “mythological scrappy immigrant,” prompting him to leave.

Faulconer’s spokesperson refuted the claims, saying he left because the wait was too long.

“The Mayor never even went inside the activation for this show as there was a wait. He
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TV Ratings: ‘The Loudest Voice’ Premieres Low

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TV Ratings: ‘The Loudest Voice’ Premieres Low
Despite an all-star cast including Russell Crowe, Naomi Watts and Seth MacFarlane, Showtime’s “The Loudest Voice” premiered to unspectacular figures on the cabler.

The premiere averaged 299,000 total viewers during its initial Sunday 10 p.m. broadcast which, for comparison, is just over half the 532,000 viewers which “City on a Hill” managed for its debut episode. That number also lags behind the recent debut of another big Showtime limited series, “Escape at Dannemora,” which was watched by 397,000 total viewers during its initial broadcast. However, that show’s viewership increased to over 700,000 by its finale, so expect “The Loudest Voice” to potentially achieve something similar.

The Loudest Voice” figures did double with the addition of replays and digital viewing to 651,000, and it’s worth mentioning that with Showtime series, the bulk of viewing is typically delivered across on demand platforms, streaming and delayed viewing, so expect that figure to increase significantly in the coming days.
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TV Shows to Watch the Week of July 1, 2019: ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3

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TV Shows to Watch the Week of July 1, 2019: ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3
Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV.

Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. This week sees the highly anticipated return of “Stranger Things,” with season 3 dropping on Netflix, as well as the second episode of “The Loudest Voice” starring Russell Crowe on Showtime.

Divorce,” HBO, Monday, 10 p.m.

The Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church series returns for its third season premiere. The duo play Frances and Robert, the couple at the center of the titular separation. Season 3 will be the comedy’s shortest yet, consisting of only six episodes.

Stranger Things,” Netflix, Thursday

Are you ready for things to be thrown even more upside down? Season 3 of the smash hit Netflix series “Stranger Things” drops this week,
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The Loudest Voice: Grade the Premiere of Showtime's Roger Ailes Miniseries

The Loudest Voice: Grade the Premiere of Showtime's Roger Ailes Miniseries
Oscar winner Russell Crowe is nearly unrecognizable in The Loudest Voice, Showtime’s limited series based on the life of the late, disgraced Roger Ailes. The seven-part drama, which premiered Sunday, chronicles Ailes’ career as the founder of conservative news empire Fox News Channel, from his days as a right-wing media juggernaut, to his eventual fall from grace after a series of sexual harassment allegations.

After opening on Ailes’ lifeless body upon his death in 2017, we journey back to 1995, following his departure from CNBC. Ailes had been terminated following a human resources investigation, and we catch up with him as
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Watch The Teaser For New Amazon Series ‘Carnival Row’

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Amazon Prime Video has debuted a teaser trailer for their upcoming original series Carnival Row. The series is led by Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad) and is set in a Victorian fantasy world filled with mythological immigrant creatures whose exotic homelands were invaded by the empires of man. This growing population struggles to coexist with humans — forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as a human detective, Rycroft Philostrate (Bloom), and a refugee faerie named Vignette Stonemoss (Delevingne) rekindle a dangerous affair despite an increasingly intolerant society. Vignette harbours a secret that endangers Philo’s world during his most important case yet: a string of gruesome murders threatening the uneasy peace of the Row.

Joining Bloom and Delevingne, the series also stars Simon McBurney (The Borgias) as Runyan Millworthy, an eccentric traveling showman who
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Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne star in teaser trailer for Amazon Prime’s ‘Carnival Row’

Amazon Prime has launched a new trailer for their neo-noir fantasy ‘Carnival Row’ starring Orland Bloom and Cara Delevingne.

Based on Travis Beacham’s ‘A Killing on Carnival Row’, Carnival Row is a series set in a Victorian fantasy world filled with mythological immigrant creatures whose exotic homelands were invaded by the empires of man. This growing population struggles to coexist with humans — forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as a human detective, Rycroft Philostrate (Bloom), and a refugee faerie named Vignette Stonemoss (Delevingne) rekindle a dangerous affair despite an increasingly intolerant society. Vignette harbours a secret that endangers Philo’s world during his most important case yet: a string of gruesome murders threatening the uneasy peace of the Row.

Joining Bloom and Delevingne, the series also stars Simon McBurney (The Borgias) as Runyan Millworthy, an eccentric travelling showman who leads a
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‘The Loudest Voice’ Review: Russell Crowe’s License to Ailes

‘The Loudest Voice’ Review: Russell Crowe’s License to Ailes
Credit where credit’s due: The Loudest Voice, Showtime’s seven-part miniseries about the rise and fall of Fox News chairman/alleged chronic sexual harasser Roger Ailes, is dedicated to living up to its name. From the moment that Russell Crowe’s jowly, handsy version of the political consultant-turned-conservative kingmaker shows up in a diner, predicting how his epitaph will read — “right-wing, paranoid, fat” — you have the distinct feeling you are being yelled at. And not just by the Oscar-winning actor, though he does unleash hell via a variety of high-volume bellows,
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TV Review: ‘The Loudest Voice’

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TV Review: ‘The Loudest Voice’
Roger Ailes, the late Fox News chief and one of the most consequential figures in the history of media, saw and used two seemingly incompatible sides of television. A traditionalist entertainer who came up in the industry at “The Mike Douglas Show,” Ailes rooted himself in certain rock-solid fundamentals of attracting and retaining audience attention; a forward thinker driven by ambition and rage, he also pushed the medium to new heights of flash and new depths of contempt, meeting a segment of his cable audience where it was and pushing them yet further. He was the mind that created, and that animated, a network that is at once cable’s most popular and something more powerful still: The ideological engine behind the contemporary Republican party.

It makes for a fascinating character, and — one might expect — a potentially intriguing character study. Certainly, on “The Loudest Voice,” Russell Crowe is putting in the work,
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‘The Loudest Voice’ & ‘Years And Years’ Review: It’s Rupert Murdoch’s World, Past & Semi-Fictional Future

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‘The Loudest Voice’ & ‘Years And Years’ Review: It’s Rupert Murdoch’s World, Past & Semi-Fictional Future
Spoiler Alert: This article contains details of Showtime’s The Loudest Voice & HBO’s Years And Years. The former premieres on June 30 & the latter debuts tonight.

The initial round of voting for the 2019 Emmys ends today, but the opening salvos of the 2020 Emmys start tonight with the debut of Years and Years on HBO in less than an hour and the premiere of Showtime’s Roger Ailes bioseries The Loudest Voice on June 30.

Near certain to be prime contenders in the Limited Series category next year, the often excellent Emma Thompson-led British dystopian family drama and the often engrossing Russell Crowe-fronted offering will see Rupert Murdoch as the real winner no matter who takes home the winged trophy at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards.

In unintentional flattery to the ruthless media mogul, both the partially Tom McCarthy-penned Loudest Voice and the Russell T. Davies-created and -written Years and Years
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