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:
It’s always interesting to see how channels in different countries market things, and this is no exception: The HBO trailer for the Casual Vacancy miniseries is way more dramatic and “edgier” than the BBC ones were, and focuses on this (fake) ghost storyline that I don’t think the BBC marketing emphasized at all. The miniseries will premiere in the US on April 29th.
Good news! We’ve got an air date for the miniseries based on The Casual Vacancy. HBO will premiere it on April 29th and 30th. Of course, the U.K. gets it first – it premieres on the BBC this month – but hey, at least we have a definite date now. Can’t wait!
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.
The BBC/HBO miniseries adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy has cast Michael Gambon, Keeley Hawes, Rory Kinnear, Monica Dolan, Julia McKenzie, Abigail Lawrie, Rufus Jones, Keeley Forsyth, Simon McBurney, Richard Glover, Marie Critchley, and Michelle Austin.