Role Call: They Walk Among Us
What are our favorite Harry Potter cast members up to this week? Between Fear the Walking Dead, Wallander, Broadchurch, and Love, Nina, our favorite cast members are busy busy busy, and that’s just a handful! To see what the rest are up to, check out this week’s Role Call below!
We have been following The Ones Below, which stars Clémence Poésy (Fleur Delacour), since its inception, and we are excited to see it hit theaters next weekend! Until then, Twitch released an exclusive clip from the film that is just downright sinister and weird. Check it out below!
This film may definitely look chilling, but it has definitely gotten my attention! I may leave the movie with a tension headache, but I am definitely going! If this is the first you are hearing about The Ones Below, check out our previous Casting News! The film will be released in theaters on May 27! See you there!
Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge) is set to star in Finding Your Feet, a new romantic comedy about a woman who enters retirement while her life is being turned upside down. The film has been snatched up by Entertainment One, whose past successes include films like The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and The Lady in the Van, both of which star none other than Dame Maggie Smith (Minerva McGonagall). The film is currently waiting for a buyer, so not much about the film is known, but we will let you know of any updates!
A few months ago we were awaiting the release of The Lobster, which stars Colin Farrell, who stars as Graves in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. In a recent Nerdist podcast, Farrell talks about his new movie, among other happenings in his life. Check it out below!
The first trailer has been released for Stephen Fry’s (voice of UK audiobooks) new US sitcom, The Great Indoors! After running a successful pilot, the show has been picked up as a new CBS series. The TV series follows an adventure reporter who becomes the boss of an outdoor magazine. In an office full of unimpressed millennials who run the magazine’s various social media platforms, Stephen Fry plays the well-traveled editor of the magazine. Check out the trailer below and tune in to The Great Indoors on CBS this fall!
We’re thrilled to welcome one of our finest actors to the ‘Sherlock’ family. I know Toby will embrace the part with true relish.
— BBC One (@BBCOne) May 16, 2016
The new series will pick up right where the last special ended. Not only will it encompass the usual sleuthing, but it will also focus on Doctor Watson and Mary having a baby together. Until then, tell us in the comments which role you think Jones will be playing!
We talked last week about the upcoming BBC series Love, Nina, which stars Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange). I am pleased to inform you that BBC released the series trailer last week! Check it out below!
Fear the Walking Dead will air its mid-season finale this Sunday night, just two months after the original Walking Dead left its fans with an enraging cliffhanger (I’m still not over it)! The companion show, Fear the Walking Dead, stars Frank Dillane (16-year-old Tom Riddle in HBP). In preparation for the mid-season finale, Entertainment Weekly released an exclusive scene that shows Madison and Nick (Dillane) having a discussion.
In the clip, it appears that Nick has gone out and retrieved Celia’s son Luis, who may or may not be zombified, and brought him back. Also, Travis seems to be MIA. Where is he? There is a lot of information in this clip, but to see the full mid-season finale, tune in Sunday night on AMC!
It follows the relationship between Turner and eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame, who rose to fame in the 1940s.
No word yet about the role Walters will take, but the film will be shot in Liverpool and London starting June 27. Also, in celebration of Film Stars Don’t Lie in Liverpool, the memoir will be republished on June 2.
How many Wallander fans do we have out there? The show, which stars Sir Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart), is returning for its final season tonight, May 22. Despite the BBC adaptation exhausting all of the novels on which it is based, Branagh isn’t so sure he wants the show to end:
I somehow didn’t feel like it was going to be the last time, but that’s just me talking – maybe it’s just ridiculous Irish sentimentalism, I don’t know.
With this new series comes a new attitude for our favorite character. Kurt, who is played by Branagh, seems to have changed drastically.
He’s happy – in ‘Wallander’ terms! He has a difficult relationship with his daughter – but that seems to be finding much more constructive territory. Particularly, he’s utterly charmed by his granddaughter – he seems to be relishing that chance to be able to play and just be himself a little more.
Branagh says that it has been a pleasure being able to star in the series, and, as I can imagine, it is much different than his runs on the stage. Watch the trailer for the first episode and the whole series below and don’t forget to tune in tonight on BBC one!
Production for the third and final season of Broadchurch has begun! David Tennant (Barty Crouch Jr.) is back for his last time. Filming has begun for the show, returning to familiar locations in West Bay in Dorset and Clevedon in Somerset. The Clevedon Pier and Heritage Site took to Twitter and posted some photos of different store fronts that can be seen in the upcoming series. Among them are sets for a taxi office and fabric store.
— ClevedonPier (@ClevedonPierG1) May 20, 2016
— ClevedonPier (@ClevedonPierG1) May 20, 2016
The much-anticipated third and final series of Broadchurch is expected to air in the UK in early 2017. Check back here for more information!
And that’s it for this week’s Casting News! There are so many films and shows airing between now and next weekend. Which one looks the best? Weigh in in the comments below and we will see you next week!