CORMORAN STRIKE: Filming underway for Rowling base...

Costumes have been donned, lines spoken as the cast of CORMORAN STRIKE begin filming on THE CUCKOO’S CALLING, the first story in J.K. Rowling crime series. In the first publicity shot (above) the British Strike and Robin can be seen standing outside Strike’s favorite pub, The Tottenham. After selling millions of Harry Potter books, Rowling decided to write a detective series under the pseudonym  Robert Galbraith. Sales for THE CUCKOO’S CALLING were sparse, but when word slipped out that Galbraith with really Rowling, her fans took the crime novel to the top of the charts.  THE SILKWORM and CAREER OF EVIL followed TCC and...

HBO to air Rowling’s CORMORAN STRIKE

HBO has announced the purchase of U.S. and Canadian rights to CORMORAN STRIKE, a series based on the Robert Galbraith novel. For those living under a rock, Galbraith is the pseudonym of J.K. Rowling and the three books have sold a reported four million copies worldwide. Rumors of HBO’s involvement has swirled for quite some time, but it is not official. According to Deadline, BBC One is producing the limited series, which will feature three stories: The Cuckoo’s Calling (3 one hour episodes), The Silkworm (3 one hour episodes) and Career of Evil (2 episodes). As I understand it, each story will be treated as it’s own limited...

Amazon orders fourth season of Michael Connelly...

Amazon today announced it has greenlit a fourth season of the popular Amazon Original Series Bosch.  The series, which is based on the novels of Michael Connelly, has already seen two seasons released with a third is currently in production. “We are excited to announce the fourth season renewal of Amazon Prime Video’s longest running original drama series, Bosch,” said Roy Price, Vice President, Amazon Studios. “Prime members have loved following Detective Harry Bosch as he navigates difficult situations in his professional and personal lives, and we’re excited to let them know that even more is coming.” “I am happy beyond words. To think...

Sean Murray talks about NCIS and season fourteen

NCIS is a police procedural airing on CBS. It is based on the special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service that investigates all major criminal offenses. It is now in its fourteenth season and has been the number one dramatic show on TV since 2010. Having been with the series since its first year Sean Murray’s character, Agent Timothy McGhee has grown to become an important part of the series. McGhee’s main function is to help with the technology needed for the investigations. Below is an interview with Murray. Elise Cooper: The show lost two characters will they be replaced? Sean Murray: In the premiere on September 20th...

DIRK GENTLY’S DETECTIVE AGENCY: 2 trailers f...

With Elija Wood and Samuel Barnett starring, Robert Cooper (STARGATE SG-1 and other SG series) and Max Landis (MR RIGHT) bring Douglas Adams’ DIRK GENTLY’S DETECTIVE AGENCY to BBC America. DIRK is actually the first Adams novel I ever read, so it holds a dear place in my heart. The trailer seems to capture the spirit of Adam’s bizarre novel, hopefully the series delivers. Dirk and Todd wend their way through one big, seemingly insane mystery, crossing unlikely paths with a bevy of wild and sometimes dangerous characters, each episode landing them a few random steps closer to uncovering the truth. Here is the complete...

11.22.63 Miniseries

11.22.63 Warner Bros. Home Video Adapting Stephen King can be a tricky thing. For my money it is best done in a longer format on TV and preferably on cable. This mini-series ran on HULU and making me very happy was released on DVD. The book was great and loads of fun but I’m going to look at this as it’s own entity. The tale opens in a small town in Maine with High School English teacher Jake Epping (James Fanco) signing divorce papers and kind of wondering about his life. A friend of his Al (played by Chris Cooper) who runs a diner gives him a shock by developing cancer overnight. With a promise of having all revealed Jake meets him the...