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September 19 – Showtime 2015 Emmy Eve Party

I have added high quality images of Hugh Dancy and his wife Claire Danes attending the Showtime 2015 Emmy Eve Party at Sunset Tower Hotel on September 19, 2015 in West Hollywood, California to our photo archive.

September 20th, 2015

Evening – DVD Features – Screen Captures

I have added screen captures of two featurette’s from the “Evening” DVD to our photo archive. You can view the albums by clicking on the corresponding links below the thumbnails. You can purchase the Evening DVD at your local shop or on amazon here.

A drama exploring the romantic past and emotional present of Ann Grant and her daughters, Constance and Nina. As Ann lays dying, she remembers, and is moved to convey to her daughters, the defining moments in her life 50 years prior, when she was a young woman. Harris is the man Ann loves in the 1950s and never forgets.

September 9th, 2015

UKTV’s Drama Channel Acquires Australian Mini ‘Deadline Gallipoli’

UKTV’s Drama channel has acquired the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to Australian World War I miniseries Deadline Gallipoli after striking a deal with international distributor NBCUniversal International Television Distribution, TVWise has learned.

Deadline Gallipoli tells the story of the World War I campaign from the point of view of war correspondents Charles Bean, Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett, Phillip Schuler and Keith Murdoch, who lived through the campaign and bore witness to the extraordinary events that unfolded in 1915. The defiance of these first war correspondents ignited a change in the campaign’s course and whose commitment to the stories of the men turned the war from a strategic failure into a triumph of the human spirit.

The two-part miniseries was commissioned by Australian broadcaster Foxtel, who aired Deadline Gallipoli on their Showcase channel earlier this year. It is produced by the NBCU owned Matchbox Pictures (The Slap) and stars Sam Worthington (Avatar), Hugh Dancy (Hannibal), Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under), Bryan Brown (Old School), Ewen Leslie (The Railway Man), Jessica De Gouw (Arrow), Anna Torv (Fringe), John Bell, James Fraser (Devil’s Playground), Charles Dance (Game Of Thrones) and newcomer Joel Jackson

This is the second first run drama acquisition for UKTV’s Drama channel in the past year. Previously, the channel was exclusively a library channel, but they moved into first run drama earlier this year when the struck a deal with Zodiak Rights for the UK rights to U.S. syndicated drama The Pinkertons, which is presently airing on the channel on Sunday nights at 8pm.

Speaking shortly after the deal for The Pinkertons was announced, UKTV’s Head of Acquisitions and Co-Productions Alexandra Finlay told TVWise that the kind of first-run dramas the company was looking to acquire for Drama were pieces with a “nostalgic quality”. “It’s things people are familiar with because they’ve seen it before, or it’s a familiar title, or a familiar character”, she said. “So it’s less about, for example with Alibi having that core procedural remit, than it is about speaking to a particular tone. It’s a little bit softer”. source

September 8th, 2015

Hannibal – 3.13 The Wrath of the Lamb – Captures

I have updated our photo archive with 1080p screen captures from Hannibal episode thirteen of season three titled “The Wrath of the Lamb“.

August 30th, 2015

Hannibal Season 3 Gag Reel Sneak Peek!

To Hannibal, the Series:

A tribute to the long hours spent on set, to the creative energy that guided three seasons of groundbreaking television, to memories made and a bloody good time had by all, and most importantly, a tribute to everyone who made the past three seasons of Hannibal a reality.

Bon Appétit!

August 30th, 2015

Hugh Dancy says thank you!

“This has been a big part of my life.” – Hugh Dancy

August 30th, 2015

‘Hannibal’s’ Bryan Fuller on the “Obscure” Finale, Movie Hopes: “There’s a Few Ways to Go”

[Warning: This story contains spoilers from the Hannibal series finale, “The Wrath of the Lamb.”] 

That’s all she wrote, Hannibal fans.

Saturday’s series finale featured Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) joining forces to take down Francis Dolarhyde, aka the Red Dragon (Richard Armitage), once and for all via a complex plan hatched in Will’s head. As the former FBI consultant helped Hannibal escape prison in order to tempt the serial killer into revealing himself, Dolarhyde caught up with the men to unleash a blood bath.

During the series’ final scene Dolarhyde was indeed eliminated, but rather than celebrate, Will and Hannibal clutched each other on the edge of an eroding cliff. “This is all I ever wanted for you,” says Hannibal right before the pair head over the edge into the watery abyss below and the end credits cue.

In order to get some closure on that final scene, find out what was supposed to come next and get an update on the potential Hannibal movie, The Hollywood Reporter caught up with showrunner Bryan Fuller.

Why did you want to end it this way?

The story we were telling with Will in this season was one where a fated conclusion was inevitable. Early on in the Italian chapter, Will Graham essentially said, “I have to kill Hannibal Lecter or I’m going to become Hannibal Lecter.” He later finds deviation from that course with a family unit that gives him a grounding that he never had before. When he is pulled back into the FBI and Hannibal Lecter’s orbit, it’s essentially a drug addict returning to the needle and not being strong enough to beat it the second time. He realizes his original intention in the Italian arc is still valid and has to be respected. We knew at the end of this season it was going to be some sort of Sherlock and Moriarty off the Reichenbach falls.

Should viewers assume one or both of them are dead given that this is a series finale now?

I don’t think you can assume anything. It’s very intentionally left obscure but hopefully somewhat satisfying for the audience. If there is a continuation of this story with Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter and Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen in those roles then of course they survived. And if not then it’s a big fat question mark.

How was it to craft that final moment between the two characters given their romance?

It came out of a conversation with Hugh Dancy. We were talking about [how] this last scene with these two characters had to be poetic and poignant and simple and clean. It seemed to boil it down to Hannibal saying, “This is all I ever wanted for you,” and Will acknowledging that it is indeed beautiful that thing Hannibal wanted for him, and realizing in that moment he couldn’t go back so he had to go over the edge.

Is there a story behind the final song during that scene?

Susie Suh is one of my favorite performers. I’ve seen her in concert more often than I’ve seen anybody so to have her write a song for the show is an incredible honor. We found out she was a fan of the show and Brian Reitzell, our composer, asked if she would be interested in it. She essentially said she hasn’t been inspired to write in a long time until she saw Hannibal and was inspired to write again. So it was quite a coup for us to be able to secure that song and include it in the finale. It’s a career highlight — I’m so over the moon that we were able to pull that off.

What kind of homages did you throw to Thomas Harris during the finale episode with some of the dialogue and setups?

There were a lot of things from the book that were prose, really, and not meant to be dialogue. We put it in actors’ mouths because it was so beautifully written and we wanted the DNA of Thomas Harris to be present in all of the episodes. There’s an interesting sequence in the last two where Jack Crawford and Hannibal Lecter say to Will the same line about playing games the darker the moon. It’s a reflection of their being both the devil and the angel on Will Graham’s shoulders and the fluidity of those roles. The text and the fetishization of the text was really all about the want to honor Thomas Harris in this adaptation.

Are there any characters you feel at this point are incomplete?

Alana Bloom is the one character who arguably has a happy ending. She gets to fly off into the sunset with her billionaire wife and live happily ever after presumably. If there were a season four that would come into question. For now it felt like that character deserved a happy ending and deserved to get away. Where the other characters were varying degrees of dirty, even though Alana got her hands dirty in the Italian chapter, she was an innocent who was corrupted by the circumstances and then somehow found her way back to an innocent life.

Are you still looking to wrap with a movie?

[Executive producer] Martha De Laurentiis is looking into financing for a film. I’m still hoping that we get to tell that story in some way. There is something in the novel Hannibal that has not been done in any of the adaptations and I would love to explore that with Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter. I’m hoping that someday, whether it’s a year from now … two years from now … that we will continue to get to tell that story. I feel like if Will Graham did survive that plunge, his most interesting chapter is yet to be told.

Have you given any thought to who you would have wanted to play Clarice Starling in your dream world?

There’s two ways. If you were to go that traditional route, Ellen Page would knock it out of the park. She’s a brilliant actress and has a lot of the qualities that we remember about Jodie Foster’s performance but yet unique in her skill set as an actress. That would be one way to go. But I do think it would be interesting to cast someone who is not white in that role and use race experientially as a defining attribute of the character.

Are there any other venues where this can live on?

There’s a few ways to go. The movie route is very appealing because we have movie actors. It would be great to see them on the big screen and we’ve always shot the show as though it were an independent movie with an independent film esthetic. Coming full circle in return to the big screen is very promising. But it would be interesting to discuss a miniseries or some sort of continuation of the story with another network once all the hubbub of this series has gone fallow. Who knows? Maybe there is an opportunity for us to address things with MGM and Clarice Starling now that the show has completed its run on NBC and there is an opportunity for a rebirth of sorts.

Does the challenge then become telling a complete story for those who haven’t caught up with the series?

Oh no, there’s always a way to come into a story that gives new audiences and old audiences the same entry point with the same satisfaction of witnessing the tale.

Is there anything you’ve learned during this adaptation process that you’re now able to apply to Starz’s American Gods?

Absolutely. [Executive producer] Michael Green and I are very much taking a learned approach to adaptation. One of the things I loved about doing Hannibal was honoring the spirit of the book without necessarily keeping true to the specific plot points as came up for the characters. Sometimes changing a character’s story or swapping stories from the book so it felt new for the show. For instance, in this past season I didn’t want to see Dolarhyde bite the lips off and set fire to a woman. So it felt like a natural substitute to have Chilton set in that flaming wheelchair instead of Freddie Lounds. There are definitely instances in American Gods that we are shifting perspective on. Hopefully they will be as satisfying to American Gods audiences as it was to the Hannibal audience.

Were you satisfied with the Hannibal finale? Sound off below.


August 30th, 2015
admin Hannibal Finale: Bryan Fuller Reveals Will and Hannibal’s Fate…And Explains That Chilling Last Dinner Scene

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August 30th, 2015

IGN and Variety: Bryan Fuller Interviews about the Finale

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August 30th, 2015

Soon: Hannibal Season 3 Gag Reel Sneak Peek

The official DeLaurentiisCo twitter has made various ‘tweets’ about an upcoming sneak peek at the season three gag reel of Hannibal. Make sure to check their twitter around the time stated in the tweet below. And if you scroll through their latest tweets you can see gif teasers of the sneak peek as well, really exciting!

August 30th, 2015

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