I love the BBC’s Shakespearean history play adaptations that are collected together as The Hollow Crown, and while I haven’t yet seen a date for the new season airing in the U.S., the Beeb has kindly put a bunch of clips on YouTube, so at least we can enjoy those!
Queen Margaret strikes the Duchess of Gloucester:
Edward IV is captivated by Elizabeth:
Richard III dreams of the throne:
Richard III and Richmond rally their troops for battle:
Bones finally returns to Fox tomorrow (Thursday) at 8/7c, so let’s take a gander at some clips! And I’ll take this opportunity to ask: Are you guys still watching the show? Should I be covering it, or not bother? Let me know!
At long last, we have a premiere date for Shadowhunters – it will debut on ABC Family (soon to be Freeform) on January 12th, along with new episodes of Pretty Little Liars. And we ALSO have two teasers and two sneak peeks from the show. It looks like it will be quite a ride. Buckle in and watch, then let me know what you think! So far I think it all looks basically fine, but Magnus and Simon seem particularly perfect.
Wolf Hall has its U.S. premiere on Sunday night on PBS, and they’ve released this new clip, featuring Mark Rylance as Cromwell and Jonathan Pryce as Wolsey. It’s a fairly quiet scene, but intense and compelling.
Thanks to the BBC, we’ve got an interesting clip from Wolf Hall – but it’s from the last episode, so spoiler alert if you don’t know what happens to Anne Boleyn, I guess. But look, adorable baby Elizabeth! Hilarious glowering Henry! This is great. Wolf Hall premieres on PBS on April 5th.
Here’s a clip from the season finale of Grantchester, which airs this Sunday on PBS at 10/9c. Ooh, drama. Are they trying to get Sidney out? I love these reluctant bonding moments between Sidney (James Norton) and Leonard (Al Weaver).
And here’s a fun little Q&A with star James Norton in which he answers all-important questions like “Dogs or cats?” and “Jazz or rock?”
Well, this is delightful. Ian McKellen has shared a first clip of himself as elderly, retired Sherlock Holmes in upcoming movie Mr. Holmes, based on novel A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin. It also features Milo Parker as Roger, Holmes’s housekeeper’s son. McKellen also shared the teaser poster. The movie premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival yesterday. No word on a general release date, but I’ll keep you posted.
Exclusive first clip from my new film MR HOLMES. I’m Holmes, age 93, working my final case with a young confidante.
Ooh, this trailer and clip made me very excited to read and see The Casual Vacancy, though I will admit that Julia McKenzie bringing news of a death makes my mind immediately go to Miss Marple. This is going to be a slightly edgier take on village life, though . . . The Casual Vacancy is a miniseries based on the novel by J.K. Rowling, and it will premiere on the BBC on February 15th. No air date yet in the U.S. yet, but I’ll keep you posted.