New Clips from The Hollow Crown

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:

Daily Read (5/5/16)

I hear some of you like Benedict Cumberbatch? Here he is talking about playing Richard III in the new season of The Hollow Crown. (I just glanced at the cast list for that episode and it’s GREAT, of course.)

Apparently Josh Boone has confirmed he’s written a script for the Interview with the Vampire reboot. Maybe I will finally get around to reading that book.

Huh: A modern Midsummer Night’s Dream with Rachel Leigh Cook, Hamish Linklater, Avan Jogia, Lily Rabe, and others?

Speaking of Shakespeare: Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts may star in Ophelia, based on the Lisa Klein novel based, of course, on Hamlet.

FX has optioned Don DeLillo’s forthcoming novel Zero K.

Daily Read (4/14/16)

Quick takes from the world of adaptations.

New expanded Game of Thrones credits! The 360/VR version is nifty and also might make you seasick.

I am skeptical of both Benedict Cumberbatch hysteria AND the need for a new Grinch movie, but I actually think he’s an interesting choice to voice that character.

Speaking of movies we don’t need: another Peter Pan? Really???

The Fug Girls are now recapping Outlander!

Make sure you don’t miss Caroline Framke’s lovely piece on Bridget Jones.

Sherlock Officially Back for Series 4

SherlockIt’s official! The BBC has announced that Sherlock will be returning for a Special – presumably (though not officially) at Christmas 2015 – and then a fourth series/season of three episodes. The Special will start filming in January. I’ll let you know as soon as they release more details. Excited?

Interactive Trailer for Sherlock Season 3

SherlockWell, this is nifty. BBC One has unveiled an “interactive trailer” for the upcoming third season of Sherlock. If you click on the bull’s eyes at the right time, the trailer pauses and you get to see clips and exclusive content. Enjoy! Sherlock returns in the U.K. on New Year’s Day on BBC One and in the U.S. on January 19th on PBS. This season’s episodes are called “The Empty Hearse,” “The Sign of the Three,” and “His Last Vow.”