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The hotly-tipped Mosaic reaches our shores this weekend courtesy of Sky Atlantic, having wrapped up on HBO in the States last month. It’s a big name affair with Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven, Erin Brockovich, Traffic) on directorial duties and Ed Solomon (Now You See Me) penning the script. The biggest draw for most people will be the casting of Sharon Stone in the lead role playing children’s author Olivia Lake who is drawn into a deadly web of intrigue and conspiracy, alongside a solid cast of veteran Hollywood character actors including Beau Bridges and Paul Reubens in support. Soderbergh likes a gimmick (his upcoming film Unsane featuring Claire Foy was shot entirely on an iPhone), and Mosaic started life as an interactive app, where you could choose which part of the story to begin from and sift through documents related to the case as if you were the detective. Unfortunately, this product was only made available in America, so I’ll be reviewing Mosaic the old fashioned way – episode by episode.
One of the shows we were looking forward to immensely was Steven Soderbergh’s Mosaic – a six-part series that started on HBO last week in the US and now comes to our shores via Sky Atlantic. It stars Sharon Stone (yes, THAT Sharon Stone) among others, and yes, I mixed the dates up: it starts tonight! Continue reading
Our Andy thought that Hap And Leonard was very good last year – it appeared in our end of year chart, have a look at that here – and we knew it was returning for a third series this year, welcoming back key cast members Michael Kenneth Williams and James Purefoy. Now we know then it’ll be on. Continue reading
Call The Midwife is one of the best and most popular long-running dramas in the UK, and news reaches us that one of its writers, Harriet Warner, has had a project picked up for pilot by US network, TNT. It sounds interesting, too, and features what has been called “the holy grail of complicated female characters”. Continue reading
Another big series that has been looming large on the horizon is the second in Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story anthology series. We all know that there was some doubt as to which story was going to come next in the series (would it be Monica Lewinsky or the New Orleans hurricane?), but Versace is indeed the next one and, like the first OJ Simpson, is a starry affair and is fantastic. Continue reading
Often cited as one of the most solid crime shows on the box, Bosch is, of course, based on the best-selling novels by Michael Connelly. It’s been going for three series, and the fourth is slated for this year. We now know not only when it will start but have also received the news that a fifth series has also been greenlit. Continue reading
We’re still waiting on a few things from Sky Atlantic (namely HBO’s Mosaic and, later in the year, the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects), but the channel has announced the pick-up of a brand-new US series jam-packed with stars both in front and behind the camera. Continue reading