Barbarians ( Barbaren ), streaming now on Netflix , tells the story of a section of Roman history that may not be well-known by those outside of Germany. The Netflix show, which is topping the streamer's TV chart in many countries right now, tells the story of the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest, a real-life skirmish which took place around 9 CE, which saw the Germanic people fighting off the Romans, who were trying to turn more of the country (then known as Germania) into part of the Roman Empire. In this real historical event, the Germanic forces were able to destroy three Roman legions, preventing Roman emperor Augustus from conquering the land east of the river Rhine. Key to this victory was a very Hollywood development, helping to explain why the events have been adapted into a series. The Germanic forces were led by Arminius, a one time Germani who had been sent to Rome as a youth and used his knowledge of Roman strategy to betray the Romans and secure victory for … [Read more...] about ‘Barbarians’ True Story: The Real History Behind the Netflix Show
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Disney+ is set to launch three new scripted UK dramas Culprits, Extraordinary and The Ballad of Renegade Nell with award-winning creators and producers. After the announcement of David Beckham’s new show Save Our Squad , Disney+ has announced three new dramas based in the UK. These scripted dramas will all have eight episodes and will be produced and directed by award-winning creators who have worked across the likes of Killing Eve and Gentleman Jack. So, what do we know about the three new series? Star’s Original Culprits is a dark and funny heist series that follows what happens after a heist and when the criminals have gone their separate ways. Now they are all being targeted by a killer one by one and must work together to save each others’ lives. The whip-smart thriller is executive produced by Stephen Garrett, who also worked on The Undoing and The Night Manager, along with and Morenike Williams, who produced Killing Eve. Executive Producer, Stephen … [Read more...] about Disney+ reveals first ever scripted UK dramas from creators of Killing Eve and Gentleman Jack
EXCLUSIVE: Sean Kleier ( Odd Mom Out ) is set to star opposite Suraj Sharma ( Life Of Pi ) and Pallavi Sharda ( Tom & Jerry ) in the Netflix comedy Wedding Season . He joins the previously announced Rizwan Manji and Ari Afsar, as Deadline first revealed . Written by Shiwani Srivastava and directed by Tom Dey ( Shanghai Noon ), the film follows two Indian-Americans who pretend to date in order to survive a summer of weddings, but find themselves falling for each other as they struggle to balance who they are with who their parents want them to be. Kleier will play “Nick” who is Priya’s (Ari Afsar) fiancé and the newest family member who tries a little too hard to fit into the Indian culture. Shooting is scheduled to start later this month in Toronto. Swati Shetty is producing for her Samosa Stories banner with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard for Imagine Entertainment, alongside Tony Hernandez and John Hodges for Emily In Paris outfit Jax Media. Ryan M. Murphy and John … [Read more...] about Sean Kleier Joins Netflix’s ‘Wedding Season’; Dark Star Buys ‘The Last Matinee’; Gravitas Picks Up ‘Eye Without A Face’ – Film Briefs
EXCLUSIVE: Suraj Sharma ( Life Of Pi ) has landed the lead opposite Pallavi Sharda ( Tom & Jerry ) in Wedding Season , the Netflix comedy being directed by Tom Dey ( Shanghai Noon ). Pressured by their immigrant parents to find spouses, two Indian-Americans pretend to date in order to survive a summer of weddings – but find themselves falling for each other as they struggle to balance who they are with who their parents want them to be. Shooting is scheduled to start in April in Toronto. Swati Shetty is producing for her Samosa Stories with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard for Imagine Entertainment, alongside Emily In Paris outfit Jax Media. Shiwani Srivastava wrote the screenplay, which was discovered by the producers on the talent discovery platform Coverfly. Suraj is repped at CAA, Echo Lake Entertainment, and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein. Pallavi is repped by Innovative Artists, Hamilton Hodell … [Read more...] about ‘Life Of Pi’ Actor Suraj Sharma & Pallavi Sharda Starring In Netflix Pic ‘Wedding Season’
Money Heist (or La Casa De Papel ) Part 4 pushes up the battle between the Dali-masked gang and the authorities into an even higher gear, with The Professor (played by Álvaro Morte) bringing down the entire Spanish government as revenge for their treatment of Rio (Miguel Herrán) and Lisbon (Itziar Ituño). His plan in Season 4, Episode 8 of the Netflix show, however, also creates his most dangerous threat yet when he leaves Alicia Sierra (Najwa Nimri) with nothing to lose, setting her up as the major threat for Season 5. What happened at the end of Money Heist Part 4? At the end of the last episode of Season 4, titled "The Paris Plan," Alicia has tracked down The Professor and is ready to shoot him. Exactly how she got there is down to the "Paris Plan" of the title. In this plan, The Professor revealed to the world the torture that the government had inflicted on Rio, in an interview that was broadcast across Spain. Just as the authorities held a press conference to deny … [Read more...] about ‘Money Heist’ Part 4 Ending Explained: What Happened At the End of ‘La Casa De Papel’ Season 4?