All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘BBC’

Grand Theft Auto Maker Trying to Kill BBC Movie About the Game’s Tumultuous Inception

When the BBC announced that it was developing a feature-length film based on the making of the popular gaming franchise Grand Theft Auto, most assumed that it was at least OK’ed by the game’s creators – if not blessed by. Apparently, that’s not the case. Rockstar Games’ parent company Take-Two Interactive has filed a lawsuit against the BBC, saying its …

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Grand Theft Auto ‘Making-Of’ Movie Headed to BBC

As part of the ‘Make It Digital’ initiative, which aims to “inspire a new generation to get creative with coding, programming and digital technology,” the BBC is developing a feature-length program based on the making of the popular gaming franchise Grand Theft Auto. The BBC’s announcement was pretty vague, and almost made it sound as though the BBC was developing …

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Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan Return To ‘The Fall’ For A Third And Final Season

The Fall, the Belfast-set psychological thriller starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan, is set to return for a third season. In the show, Anderson plays police detective Stella Gibson while Dornan plays serial killer Paul Spector. The show proved to be a hit not only in the United Kingdom, but also internationally through Netflix. The series, which is created by …

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The Fall Season 3 Is Happening with Jamie Dornan on Board

Though we were pretty sure that the BBC show The Fall would get a third series, we didn’t have official confirmation until today. The show, whose second season aired first across the pond and then came exclusively to Netflix, will return. The third season will feature five episodes. And both Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan are back – meaning we …

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‘Black Mirror’ Is Likely Getting a U.S. Version

Black Mirror, the British sci-fi anthology that you should have already blown through on Netflix, could be hopping across the pond for an American spin. Speaking at a conference, prodcers Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin of Endemol Shine North America told the audience that a U.S. version of the breakout series in in the works. Well, what he actually said …

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The Fall Season 2 Is Now Available on Netflix

Looks like your weekend plans are set, people. Season two of the The Fall is now available to stream on Netflix. In season two, detective Stella Gibson continues her pursuit of serial killer Paul Spector, “a battle that gets personal as they delve into each other’s private life”, according to Netflix. All six episodes of season two are available. He …

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Netflix May Lose a Bunch of BBC Shows at the End of the Month

As the days tick down to the end of January, be on the lookout for news of a deal extension between Netflix and the BBC. If not, many of your favorites could be vanishing from the streaming service. At 12am on February 1, a longstanding deal with between Netflix and the BBC is set to expire. And when that deal …

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BBC Reporter Gets High From Second Hand Smoke

“Burning behind me is eight and half tons of heroin, opium, hashish and other narcotics… huehuehehe” elegantly guffawed BBC Reporter Quentin Sommerville. Like a dumpy Disney character, the journalist then told the cameraman in a slur to record another take, saying: “Come on… hehehe, let’s go.” It only got worse. The BBC’s Middle East correspondent then tried another take, only …

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‘The Fall’ Season 2 Gets Netflix Release Date

Last year, Netflix acquired U.S. streaming rights to BBC crime drama The Fall, which stars Gillian Anderson of The X Files fame. Now, the second season has a Netflix release date. According to Variety, the streaming heavyweight has picked the second season up, and will debut it on January 16, 2015. This comes through a deal with Endemol, and Netflix …

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Netflix Gets U.S. Rights To ‘The Honourable Woman’

Netflix has reportedly acquired the U.S. rights to The Honourable Woman, a spy thriller miniseries from the BBC starring Maggie Gyllenhall. This is according to The Hollywood Reporter, which says BBC Worldwide has also made deals with Canada’s CBC, Spain’s Canal Plus, Norway’s TV2, and Israel’s Hot for the series in those countries. The miniseries is eight parts, and was …

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Judi Dench Joins Cast Of The Hollow Crown: The War Of The Roses

Judi Dench has officially joined the cast of the BBC miniseries, The Hollow Crown: The War of The Roses. Her role? Cecily, Duchess of York, who will appear next to Richard III in the series, played by Benedict Cumberbatch. The series is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s history plays concerning the War of the Roses, namely Henry VI (part one …

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Netflix Gets ‘Happy Valley’ In U.S. And Canada

Netflix announced today that it is about to start offering exclusive streaming access to hit BBC drama Happy Valley in the U.S. and Canada. “This year's biggest word-of-mouth hit” out of the UK, #HappyValley is coming exclusively to Netflix, Aug 20. pic.twitter.com/c9iH24fjq7 — Netflix US (@netflix) August 8, 2014 Here’s the canned statement they’ve been tossing around from content acquisition …

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