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Netflix Announces New 2020 Anime Series, ‘Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045’

Netflix has announced a new Ghost in the Shell anime series that will premiere on the streaming service in 2020. Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045  will be produced by the series’ regular production company Production I.G. It will be directed by Kenji Kamiyama, who had directed the previous two seasons of Ghost in the Shell: […]

AMC Unleashes ‘Eli Roth’s History of Horror’ in October; Unloads ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ in November

AMC kept the announcements rolling at their Television Critics Association (TCA) meeting on Saturday, revealing that Park Chan-wook’s adaptation of John le Carré’s best-selling book The Little Drummer Girl will premiere in November 2018.  Fans of horror won’t be disappointed when October rolls around, with AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror haunting the cable network […]

AMC Showcases “Kick-Ass Women,” Better Call Saul, and More at Fandom Summit

With a line-up of diverse shows that includes The Walking Dead, Preacher, Dietland, Better Call Saul and Into the Badlands, AMC prides itself on both the quality of its programming and the relationships its built with the fandom around each series. To that end, the network hosted AMC Summit 2018: An Exploration of Fandom in New […]

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The Little Drummer Girl: Alexander Skarsgård Joins AMC/BBC Adaptation

Television’s love affair with author John le Carré rolls along with word that Big Little Lies‘ Alexander Skarsgård has been cast in the upcoming BBC One–AMC series adaptation of The Little Drummer Girl. Set to begin production in 2018, Old Boy writer-director Park Chan-wook has been tapped to direct the series as his first foray into […]

The Night Manager Producers Announce That They Have Nothing To Announce

The Night Manager was a big success for BBC / AMC and there are talks about a second season. And that’s all there is… talks. A misleading report in the British trades this week put the project into questions, but the Ink Factory, who produces the series with BBC / AMC, had to come out […]

John Le Carre Discusses The Fall Of Richard Roper

As The Night Manager has wrapped up on AMC, author John Le Carre sat down for the final two segments of Author’s Notes. Not surprising they focus on Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie) as he finally reveals what he really does to Jonathan Pine (Tom HIddleston). Le Carre uses Roper to illustrated the direct connections between […]

The Sense Of Loss A Writer Feels When Their Character Comes To Life

Author John Le Carre has done another Author’s Notes segment to go along with the fourth episode of AMC’s The Night Manager. Here he talks about how as long as the character is on the page, the writer has his version of the character and the reader’s have their version they create when reading. That […]

John Le Carre Talks About The Gender Swap In The Night Manager

In the latest set of Author Notes for AMC’s The Night Manager, author John Le Carre talks about the changes that were made to his investigator Burr. Originally a male character in the novel, the producer changed it to Angela Burr and cast Olivia Coleman (Broadchurch) in the role. Le Carre says he finds the […]

John Le Carre Talks About The Villain Of The Night Manager

John Le Carre, one of the best spy novelist in the world, spends some more time talking about the new AMC series The Night Manager based on his novel. This time the focus turns to his villain, Richard Roper played by the amazingly talent Hugh Laurie. The author explains that Roper puts up a facade […]

John Le Carre Talks About The Night Manager

AMC’s miniseries The Night Manager is based on the work of John Le Carre’ and features Tom Hiddleston (Thor) as the night manager of an Egyptian hotel recruited by intelligence agents to infiltrate the inner circle of an international arms dealer played by Hugh Laurie (House). The recently released featurettes below take a look at […]

Hiddleston And Laurie In The Night Manager Trailer From AMC

AMC has release the first trailer for their new six-part miniseries event, The Night Manager. The adaptation of the John Le Carré novel stars Tom Hiddleston (Thor) and Hugh Laurie (House). It’s the story of a former British soldier (Hiddleston) who is recruited as an intelligence officer and tasked with infiltrating the inner circle of an […]

Tom Hiddleston And Hugh Laurie To Make Spy Series

Here’s an interesting thought… Dr. Gregory House having a discussion about the virtues of humanity with Loki of Asgard. Okay, we’re not going to get that… but THR is reporting that Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston have signed on to make a TV series/miniseries based on John Le Carre’s novel The Night Manager. No US […]


VIDEO: A Quick Look Behind The Scenes Of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Out now on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK is Tomas Alfredson‘s remarkable adaptation of John Le Carre’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. It’s a very cinematic film, with striking and often very complex frames, so I imagine that you would like to watch it on the best screen and sound system you can muster, but […]

Tinker Tailor Sequel “Some Time Next Year” Says Gary Oldman

The critical and commercial success of Tomas Alfredson‘s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy led to immediate talk of sequels, to be derived from John Le Carre‘s other George Smiley books. Before long, the cast of Tinker, and its writers, even its producers were fielding questions about a follow-up, and they all gave a pretty clear indication […]

A Series Of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Sequels Are Coming Into Focus

John le Carre‘s George Smiley is a wonderful creation. I expect he was named George so that it would alliterate with gentle, and he’s painted in unusually warm colours for the Cold War, but le Carre also gave him enough intelligence to sharpen his tired eyes, deep reserves of determination and a decency that seems […]


Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – Hannah’s Review

Bereft of the guns, girls and glamour we know from the James Bond franchise, a realistic spy thriller is a dastardly tricky thing to pull off. At least in a way that will work as a big screen attraction. A spy thriller where almost all of the main cast members are over the age of […]