‘Medici The Magnificent: Final Season’: ‘Reign’s Toby Regbo Joins Cast Of Rai & Netflix Drama

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‘Medici The Magnificent: Final Season’: ‘Reign’s Toby Regbo Joins Cast Of Rai & Netflix Drama
Exclusive: Reign’s Toby Regbo is to star in the third and final season of Italian drama Medici.

The series will air over four nights in a primetime slot on Italian broadcaster Rai from December 2 with Netflix airing it after its domestic launch in early 2020. It will be branded an original Netflix series in the U.S., UK, Ireland, Canada, India and Taiwan.

Regbo will star alongside Daniel Sharman, and Synnøve Karlsen as well as Francesco Montanari and John Lynch, who joins for Medici The Magnificent: Final Season. Elsewhere, Troy: Fall of a City’s Johnny Harris and Bedlam’s Jack Roth form part of the international cast with Callum Blake, Aurora Ruffino and Sebastian De Souza.

Medici The Magnificent: Final Season starts a few months after the infamous Pazzi conspiracy that cost the life of Lorenzo’s brother, and nearly his own. Lorenzo, now a more complex and conflicted character,
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Christian Duguay, Francesco Montanari Board ‘Medici’ Season 3 (Exclusive)

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Christian Duguay, Francesco Montanari Board ‘Medici’ Season 3 (Exclusive)
Canadian director Christian Duguay is directing the third season of Frank Spotnitz’s “Medici” television saga, which has started shooting in Rome with Italian actor Francesco Montanari attached to play radical preacher Girolamo Savonarola, who became leader of Florence after the Medici family’s overthrow in 1494.

Duguay succeeds Jon Cassar (“24”), who helmed “Medici: Masters of Florence. The Magnificent Part I,” which was the show’s second season.

Montanari, who broke out internationally with Sky’s “Crime Novel,” more recently played the relentless anti-Mafia prosecutor who is the central character in pubcaster Rai’s hit “The Hunter.” He won the best performance prize for this role at the Cannesseries festival in April.

In the third “Medici” season, “Medici: Masters of Florence. The Magnificent Part II,” Florentine statesman and ruler Lorenzo De Medici, played by Daniel Sharman, “has become a man who will have to fight against his demons and defend Florence
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Coronation Street: farewell Hayley Cropper – review

Hayley's euthanasia storyline reached its conclusion with two finely scripted episodes and some of the best performances the cobbles have ever seen

Coronation Street's Hayley Cropper and the right to die

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Coronation Street's Hayley Cropper has changed soaps for ever

He buttoned her cardigan wrong, that's the thing. On the day she'd chosen as her last, Roy had buttoned Hayley's cardigan wrong. "How did that happen?" he asked in anguish, and he begged her to stay just one more day so that they could do everything better tomorrow. But, suffering from terminal cancer and fearful that the effects of the drugs and pain to come would strip her of the selfhood she had fought so hard over the years to piece together, Hayley couldn't.

I suspect Roy knew from the moment he fell in love with Hayley then-Patterson,
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Corrie script team win Writers' Guild gong

Corrie script team win Writers' Guild gong
Coronation Street's writing team have been honoured at this year's Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards. The annual ceremony, which took place on Sunday evening at the Free Word Centre in London, celebrates the best scripts of the year across all platforms, including TV, film, theatre, radio and video games. This year, the 'Best Continuing TV Drama' trophy was handed to the Coronation Street team, whose writers include Simon Crowther (husband to producer Kim), Jonathan Harvey, Debbie Oates, Chris Fewtrell and Peter Whalley. Speaking about their success, Harvey told Digital Spy: "The Coronation Street writing team are thrilled to accept this award and it's doubly (more)
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