Sunday, August 28, 2016

NURGUL YESILCAY TO REPLACE BEREN SAAT IN 'KOSEM SULTANA' EPIC TV SERIES? TOBY SANDEMAN IS PRINCE OF MOROCCO IN 'ROYALS' SEASON 3! BBC TO TURN 'MINIATURIST' INTO 17 CENTURY SERIES! NBC BUYS 'THE ARK' SF DRAMA

'KOSEM SULTANA' EPIC SERIES
NURGUL YESILCAY TO REPLACE BEREN SAAT AT THE THRONE? 
Television news for you this Sunday, starting with the royal gossips coming from Istanbul's Topkapi palace which say that Beren Saat could be replaced in the second season of the worldwide hit saga KOSEM SULTANA by Turkey's best paid TV star Nurgül Yeşilçay! I must admit I'd welcome the replacement given how much the audience was dissatisfied with Beren's lack of any interest in giving some depth or personality to her portrayal of the 17th century sultana Kosem who ruled Ottoman Empire through her husband and later on her sons. With her shocking lack of expression and acting chops Beren has really  taken for granted the role which most actresses would consider an acting playground and a role of a lifetime. It is interesting that the second season will have an unprecedented full cast change, since all of the characters have been killed in the first one or have grown up and will be played by older stars. Caner Cindoruk, Burak Yamantürk, Metin Akdülger, Farah Zeynep Abdullah, Naz Elmas are just some of the stars I've heard could play Kosem's grown up princes and princesses and courtiers in the new season which should return this Autumn.

TOBY SANDEMAN IS 
MOROCCAN PRINCE IN 'ROYALS'
Speaking of royal courts, E!'s first scripted series ever which has set December 4th for the return in its third season, THE ROYALS has just cast Toby Sandeman as a Moroccan prince! Sebastian is described as being articulate and cerebral and has fully embraced everything that comes with being a contemporary royal including the scrutiny and attention it brings. He joins Elizabeth Hurley, Tom Austin and William Moseley in the popular drama.
NBC BUYS 'THE ARK' SF DRAMA
Meanwhile, NBC has bought a high concept sf drama THE ARK a modern retelling of the Noah’s Ark story from the Bible, following an engineer who, after the death of his wife, has a vision to construct a ship capable of sustaining life in space. When the build happens to coincide with the coming end of the world, the engineer realizes there may be a larger story at play.
BBC TO TURN 'THE MINIATURIST' INTO MINI SERIES
Across the pond, British national broadcaster BBC has announced that they're making a new period set series. They will adapt Jessie Burton's THE MINIATURIST into a three part series! The 2014 bestseller is set in 1686 with the story revolving around eighteen year old Nella Oortman, who arrives in Amsterdam to become the wife of wealthy merchant Johannes Brandt. She receives a wedding gift of a doll's house from a mysterious Miniaturist, which she soon realises is mirroring the situation in her house, and predicting the future in unnerving ways.

26 comments:

  1. I love the sound of The Miniaturist. I was fascinated by doll houses as a child and badly wanted one. What an interesting premise that one mirrors real life.

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    1. there's another cover for the book that actually has a doll house style

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  2. "The Miniaturist" sounds like something with a new twist!

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  3. I agree with the other. The Miniaturist sounds intriguing. And, yum on the Moroccan prince front ;)

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    1. I wonder whom will he be seducing in the series

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    2. I'm nearly salivating with anticipation ;)

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    3. I hope he goes for the queen not for that ugly drug addict of a spoilt princess

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  4. The Miniaturist sounds like a quirky watch. Now that's a dollhouse!

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  5. WOW imagine my surprise seeing Toby this morning. Happy Monday to me!

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  6. The Miniaturist definitely has promise.

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  7. Haven't seen KOSEM SULTANA. Sounds like an interesting role. Too bad they've had to replace the lead actress role...but I get it.

    I love minature anything.

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    1. they are replacing the whole cast, which is wonderfully refreshing :)
      Hope you are doing better!

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    2. I'm trying, Dezzy. Thank you for all of your kind wishes!

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    3. I can see :) I mean you're typing! :)

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  8. I must get to that Miniaturist. It has been on my list for a long time. Now there's a series! I'm really behind.

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  9. Man boobs. I should've known. Meanwhile Nurgül Yeşilçay is showing no skin. Do you know what I mean :)

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    1. not when it comes to clothing. Did you know her surname means green tea?

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