Collateral: Carey Mulligan Investigates Deadly Shooting in Series Trailer

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What a random, tragic act of violence on the streets of modern-day London turns out to be something much darker and less “random” than it first appears, British detective Kip Glaspie must discover the darker truths driving the cover-up. That’s the premise behind Netflix and BBC2‘s Collateral, the upcoming limited series starring Carey Mulligan (Mudbound, Wildlife), John Simm (Doctor Who), Nicola Walker (MI-5) and Sam Otto (Snowpiercer). Created and written by Oscar-nominated writer David Hare (The Hours, The Reader), the series is directed by Jessica Jones and The Defenders filmmaker S.J. Clarkson and will touch upon issues like racism, inequality in the justice system and class warfare.

Here’s a look at the BBC Two trailer for Collateral; as well as an official overview of the series:

In Collateral, a young man is shot dead delivering a pizza in South London. The detective in charge, DI Kip Glaspie (Carey Mulligan), quickly discovers that the pizza manager inexplicably sent Syrian refugee Abdullah Asif (Sam Otto) instead of the regular delivery driver.

The killing seems professional but the only witness, a young woman strung out on drugs on the street corner, gives the police a false name and address. Kip tracks down Abdullah’s home, a set of garages, to find his sisters. They are scared and Kip’s convinced they’re hiding something.

Set over the course of four days, the spiraling repercussions surrounding Abdullah’s murder are explored. Politician David Mars (John Simm) becomes instantly embroiled in the drama through his turbulent relationship with his ex-wife Karen who took delivery of the pizza. While Jane Oliver (Nicola Walker), a compassionate vicar, struggles to conceal her affair with the sole witness to the crime.

Refusing to accept this is a random act of senseless violence, Kip is determined to discover if there is a darker truth, as the death of one individual, who has lived out of the sight of respectable society, begins to resonate through the institutions that shape our lives.

Netflix premieres all four episodes of the upcoming limited series Collateral on March 9. The streaming service will distribute the series domestically; while BBC2 will broadcast the series in the U.K.


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Sabrina: Doctor Who’s Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo Join Series

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Netflix has conjured up two new cast members for their upcoming Sabrina the Teenage Witch series, with Doctor Who‘s Michelle Gomez and newcomer Chance Perdomo joining as series regulars. The one-hour drama is based on the comic book series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which re-imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult, and witchcraft. Archie Comics’ Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Riverdale director Lee Toland Krieger are set to executive produce the series; and serve as the series’ writer and director, respectively.

Here are the character description breakdowns:

Mary Wardell (Gomez): Wardell is Sabrina’s favorite teacher and mentor at Baxter High. When she is possessed by the Devil’s handmaiden, Madam Satan, Ms. Wardwell turns into a sultry, cunning manipulator, always trying to lure Sabrina down the Path of Night.

Ambrose Spellman (Perdomo): Ambrose is Sabrina’s warlock cousin from England. Placed under house-arrest by the Witches Council, Ambrose is forbidden from leaving the funeral home where he lives with the Spellman women. Witty, puckish and pan-sexual, he is one of Sabrina’s partners in crime, always up for mischief.

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Best known for her role as Missy on BBC’s Doctor Who, Gomez has also appeared in numerous episodes of Fox’s Gotham as well as in series such as Green Wing and The Book Group. Debuting in 2016 short Longfield Drive, Perdomo is a relative newcomer to series work. They will be joining fellow cast members Kiernan Shipka, who will play Sabrina; and Jaz Sinclair, who will play Sabrina’s best friend Rosalind Walker.

With a 20-episode, two season order, the still-untitled series is described as being in the vein of horror classics like Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist. In the description, viewers will witness “Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family, and the daylight world humans inhabit.” The series was originally developed at the CW as a companion series to Riverdale before moving to Netflix in in late 2017, with Berlanti Productions producing in association with Warner Bros. TV. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater–all executive producers on Riverdale –are set to executive produce alongside Aguirre-Sacasa and Krieger.


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Doctor Who’s Freema Agyeman Joins NBC’s Bellevue; Anupam Kher Cast

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The medical staff at NBC‘s Bellevue is about to add two more names to the rotation schedule, as Doctor Who‘s Freema Agyeman and The Family Man‘s Anupam Kher are joining the rotation at the network’s new hour-long hospital drama pilot from David Schulner (Emerald City), Peter Horton (Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams) and Universal TV.

Written by Schulner, the pilot is produced by the former medical director of the famed New York City hospital, Dr. Eric Manheimer; with his memoir, Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital, serving as source material for the pilot and potential series.

Here’s what NBC has to say about Bellevue:

“The character-driven medical drama follows the new director of Bellevue Hospital, whose maverick approach disrupts the status quo while always prioritizing patient care. Located in Manhattan, Bellevue is the only hospital in the world that has the capability to treat Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers Island and the President of the United States all under one roof.”

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Agyeman’s Dr. Hana Sharpe is the lead doctor at the hospital who hasn’t practiced medicine in a while; appearing on talk shows across the country pitching Bellevue hospital, instead. Kher’s Dr. Anil Kapoor is one of the oldest doctors at the hospital. He believes the hospital needs to change – he doesn’t feel the need to change his ways along with it.

Beyond her role as Martha Jones on BBC’s international phenomenon series Doctor Who, Agyeman also appeared in Law & Order U.K. and with Kher in Netflix’s Sense8. Kher has appeared opposite Gerard Butler, Willem Dafoe and Alfred Molina in The Family Man; and most recently, he starred opposite Kumail Nanjiani, Ray Romano and Holly Hunter in the critically-acclaimed film The Big Sick.

WME and Independent Talent Group represent Agyeman; while Kher is represented by LINK Entertainment, United Agents and attorney Rick Genow.

Deadline Hollywood

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Amazon Sets Rose Parade, Philip K. Dick, and Doctor Who for January 2018

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Not to be outdone, Amazon reminded viewers that there are more than just two streaming service giants and showed that they’re ready to hit the ground running in 2018 with a strong lineup of films, series, documentaries, and more.

From Cord Hosenbeck (Will Ferrell) and Tish Cattigan (Molly Shannon) finally achieving their dream of covering the Rose Parade live on New Year’s Day (The 2018 Rose Parade Hosted by Cord & Tish) and the sixth season of Grimm to Peter Capaldi‘s final bow as The Doctor (Doctor Who, Season 10) and the service’s new sci-fi anthology series based on the works of renowned author Philip K. Dick (Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams), live and series programming are well represented. From the film side, the selections include The Devil’s Double, Zodiac, Invaders from Mars, Cool World, Black Rain, Six Degrees of Separation, Uncommon Valor, and xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.

Here’s the rundown of Amazon’s January 2018 offerings:

January 1, 2018

The 2018 Rose Parade Hosted by Cord & Tish
All is Lost
American Ninja
Avenging Force
Baby Mama’s Club
Black Rain
Burning Blue
But I’m a Cheerleader
Coming Soon
Cool World
Cross Bronx
Dangerous Curves
Drop Dead Sexy
Doctor Who: Season 10
Freedom Writers
Hustle & Flow
Invaders from Mars
Love and Death
Love Story
Murphy’s Law
Platoon Leader
Pretty Bird
Requiem for a Dream
Reservoir Dogs
Revenge of the Ninja
Revolutionary Road
Richard the Lionheart
Show of Force
Six Degrees of Separation
Step Into Liquid
Street Smart
The Perfect Weapon
The Presidio
The Wraith
Thelma & Louise
Uncommon Valor

January 5, 2018

The Devil’s Double

January 6, 2018

Grimm: Season 6

January 7, 2018

A Ghost Story

January 9, 2018

Prime Suspect: Tennison: Season 1

January 12, 2018

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams: Season 1

January 16, 2018

My Mother & Other Strangers

January 17, 2018

The Midwife

January 19, 2018

Just Add Magic: Season 2

January 30, 2018

Grantchester: Season 3
Remember Me

January 31, 2018

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage


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White Dragon: Amazon Lands Mystery Crime Series With John Simm

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Amazon Prime continues to expand its international programming line-up, securing the rights to ITV’s eight-part conspiracy theory thriller White Dragon from Two Brothers Pictures. Written by newcomers Mark Denton and Jonny Stockwood and directed by Paul Andrew Williams (Broadchurch), the series stars John Simm (Doctor Who, Mad Dogs) and Emilia Fox (Merlin) and will premiere on ITV before airing exclusively in the U.S. on Amazon Prime.

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White Dragon introduces us to sheltered London professor Jonah Mulray (Simm), who travels to Hong Kong to investigate the strange circumstances surrounding the death of his wife. Mulray’s journey will take him from the city streets of Hong Kong to the mountain roads of Tai Po, searching for the truth behind her mysterious car accident to get to the core of what’s really happening.

White Dragon follows Professor Jonah Mulray, played by Life On Mars star John Simm, who learns his wife has died while working in Hong Kong.

Travelling to the Chinese city to identify the body is just the first obstacle in what Jonah soon discovers is a very complex criminal case.

Assisted by British consulate Sally, played by Emilia Fox, Jonah tries to get to the bottom of what happened to his wife – as the Chinese detectives seem to be holding something back.


Anthony Wong (The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon), Tim McInnerny (Notting Hill) and Dervla Kirwan (Doctor Who) are set to join Simm and Fox on the series. Shot in both Hong Kong and London, the series is being produced by Matthew Bird (The Musketeers).

White Dragon was one of the first dramas secured under Harry and Jack Williams’ Two Brothers banner after it was acquired by UK super-indie All3Media earlier this year. The Williams are credited for writing both seasons of BBC/Starz’ The Missing, which was also produced by New Pictures. Other projects that moved forward under Two Brothers include ITV/Sundance’s Liar, Cinemax/BBC One’s Rellik and Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag.

“[White Dragon is a] taut and tantalizing thriller with a compelling narrative which keeps you gripped from the outset.” – Polly Hill, Head of Drama, ITV

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Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett

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An interdisciplinary discussion of Kirsten Shepherd-Barr's book Kirsten Shepherd-Barr (Associate Professor of Modern Drama, University of Oxford) discusses her book Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett with Michael Billington (Theatre Critic, The Guardian), Morten Kringlebach (Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford) and Laura Marcus (Goldsmiths' Professor of English Literature).

About the book: Evolutionary theory made its stage debut as early as the 1840s, reflecting a scientific advancement that was fast changing the world. Tracing this development in dozens of mainstream European and American plays, as well as in circus, vaudeville, pantomime, and "missing link" performances, Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett reveals the deep, transformative entanglement among science, art, and culture in modern times.

The stage proved to be no mere handmaiden to evolutionary science, though, often resisting and altering the ideas at its core. Many dramatists cast suspicion on the arguments of evolutionary theory and rejected its claims, even as they entertained its thrilling possibilities. Engaging directly with the relation of science and culture, this book considers the influence of not only Darwin but also Lamarck, Chambers, Spencer, Wallace, Haeckel, de Vries, and other evolutionists on 150 years of theater. It shares significant new insights into the work of Ibsen, Shaw, Wilder, and Beckett, and writes female playwrights, such as Susan Glaspell and Elizabeth Baker, into the theatrical record, unpacking their dramatic explorations of biological determinism, gender essentialism, the maternal instinct, and the "cult of motherhood."

It is likely that more people encountered evolution at the theater than through any other art form in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Considering the liveliness and immediacy of the theater and its reliance on a diverse community of spectators and the power that entails, this book is a key text for grasping the extent of the public's adaptation to the new theory and the legacy of its representation on the perceived legitimacy (or illegitimacy) of scientific work.