‘Defending Jacob’: Michelle Dockery & Jaeden Martell Join Chris Evans In Apple Limited Series

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Downton Abbey alumna Michelle Dockery and It star Jaeden Martell are set as leads opposite Chris Evans in Defending Jacob, Apple’s limited drama series based on William Landay’s bestselling novel, from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.

STX Punches For Guy Ritchie Crime-Comedy ‘Bush’ In Splashy $7M Deal, EFM 2019’s Biggest

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EXCLUSIVE: In the biggest deal to emerge from the 2019 EFM, STX has finalized a deal for U.S. rights to Guy Ritchie’s Miramax pic Bush — formerly known as Toff Guys — for around $7M plus a significant release commitment.
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‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Set 18 Months After Original Series

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“Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes and director Michael Engler detailed some new specifics about the plot of the new “Downton Abbey” movie arriving in September.

Along with several first look images, Entertainment Weekly reports that the story for the new film takes place 18 months after the conclusion of the original series, which ended on New Year’s Eve in 1926. The new film picks up with the Crawleys in the autumn of 1927.

Mary (Michelle Dockery) and her sister Edith (Laura Carmichael) are both settling into married life, Tom Branson (Allan Leech) is still running his automobile business and adjusting best to the changes in the culture in the late 1920s, and butler Carson (Jim Carter) is finding himself in greater health since being forced into retirement at the end of the series.

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“Life is settling into these new realities when this event happens at Downton that brings everybody together,” Engler told EW. “The story line has expanded the scale of it. It takes the things you love about Downton – the romance, the intrigue, the pageantry – and makes it bigger.”

The cast and crew promises that the new film will be much more of the same of the original series but on a “grander scale.” They also addressed the challenges of taking the sprawling stories of 20 plus characters spread out across a season of television and making all their stories fit into a two hour film.

“The minute we read it, already the story had gained in scale and in size so much, and Julian’s done a very clever thing … Everyone has to come together and combine as a household for the story,” Leech told EW.

“Downton Abbey” ended in 2016, and the film will arrive in theaters first in the U.K. on Sept. 13, 2019, followed by a U.S. release one week later. See the new images via EW below:

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‘Good Behavior’ Canceled by TNT After 2 Seasons

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The Michelle Dockery-led “Good Behavior” has been canceled by TNT after a two-season run, an individual with knowledge of the production told TheWrap Tuesday.

The drama — based on a novella series written by Blake Crouch — starred Dockery as con artist Letty Raines, who becomes involved with hitman Javier Pereira (Juan Diego Botto).

“Good Behavior” premiered Nov. 15, 2016 on TNT. The “Good Behavior”s second — and now final — season wrapped in December 2017.

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Executive producer Chad Hodge announced the cancellation news via Instagram Tuesday, writing alongside a photo of Dockery and Botto: “With a heavy heart I have to let you know that Good Behavior will not return for a third season on TNT. I’ve always said I could write about Letty and Javier for 500 episodes. Their relationship and place in the world live on the edge of something unique and beautiful and I’m more proud of creating their story than anything in my TV career thus far.”

“The experience of making Good Behavior was also the best of my career,” he continued. “Collaborating with Michelle Dockery, Juan Diego Botto and the entire cast… with pilot director Charlotte Sieling, producing director Mikkel Nørgaard, and all the episodic directors… with Blake Crouch and the writers… with my producing partners Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements… with our kick-ass creative team and crew… we were one family making this show and it was better because of every person who donated their creative lifeblood. You can see it on display in every episode currently streaming on Hulu. To our fans… our incredible fans around the world: THANK YOU. Thank you for loving what we made, for the letters and DMs and gifts, for the love. If I could keep writing the story of Letty and Javier for you I would. The last episode of S2 is not the ending. Actually I did write a bonus scene for you that would have been in Season 3… swipe left and you’ll see. So just know that Letty and Javier are out there somewhere… living their best lives (eh probably not lol). But they are alive. Their story continues. Though for now, as Letty would say… BYE. #GoodBehavior”

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With a heavy heart I have to let you know that Good Behavior will not return for a third season on TNT. I’ve always said I could write about Letty and Javier for 500 episodes. Their relationship and place in the world live on the edge of something unique and beautiful and I’m more proud of creating their story than anything in my TV career thus far. The experience of making Good Behavior was also the best of my career. Collaborating with Michelle Dockery, Juan Diego Botto and the entire cast… with pilot director Charlotte Sieling, producing director Mikkel Nørgaard, and all the episodic directors… with Blake Crouch and the writers… with my producing partners Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements… with our kick-ass creative team and crew… we were one family making this show and it was better because of every person who donated their creative lifeblood. You can see it on display in every episode currently streaming on Hulu. To our fans… our incredible fans around the world: THANK YOU. Thank you for loving what we made, for the letters and DMs and gifts, for the love. If I could keep writing the story of Letty and Javier for you I would. The last episode of S2 is not the ending. Actually I did write a bonus scene for you that would have been in Season 3… swipe left and you’ll see. So just know that Letty and Javier are out there somewhere… living their best lives (eh probably not lol). But they are alive. Their story continues. Though for now, as Letty would say… BYE. #GoodBehavior

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‘Godless’: Scott Frank & Steven Soderbergh Talk Western Clichés And Being Labeled A “Feminist Western”

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Godless marks Scott Frank’s first foray into the western genre. One could argue that his screenplay for Logan was western-adjacent, but Godless is a tried and true western complete with outlaws, gunfights, a town tragedy, a drifter and horses &#8…

Emmy Predictions: Laura Dern Is The One To Beat, And Penélope Cruz Is Too If She Can Turn Off Light In Limited Series/Movie Actress Races

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Deadline Awards Columnist and Chief Film Critic Pete Hammond gives his take on the top acting contenders for the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards. Here, he breaks down the categories of Outstanding Lead and Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.
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Emmys: Celebrating Complex Female Characters From ‘The Sinner’ to ‘Mom’

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When it comes to developing three-dimensional, well-rounded characters, television is still the best place for performers to work. This is especially true when the role itself is mysterious and keeps the audience guessing. Such complications not only a…

‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Gets Go-Ahead, With Series Cast Returning

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The long-awaited “Downton Abbey” movie is happening. The original main cast from the hit series are returning, and shooting starts in September. Many of the stars of the series had spoken of their eagerness to return for a big-screen “Downton,&#8…

Michelle Dockery Receives First Variety Icon Award for Canneseries

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CANNES — Michelle Dockery, who found fame around the globe as “Downton Abbey’s” Lady Mary Crawley, was honored with the first Variety Icon Award for Canneseries at Saturday’s official opening ceremony for the inaugural Cannes TV fest. Described by Variety’s Stewart Clarke as “an actor at the top of their game during this golden age of scripted […]

Michelle Dockery Discusses ‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘Good Behavior,’ ‘Godless’ at Cannes Masterclass

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British actress Michelle Dockery, who receives the Variety Icon Award at TV drama festival Canneseries in Cannes, Southern France on Saturday, spoke at a masterclass earlier in the day about her career and roles in TV series like “Downton Abbey,” “Good Behavior” and “Godless.” Dockery said that even when she was a child she was […]

Michelle Dockery Talks Trio of TV Shows That Led to Icon Award

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Michelle Dockery thinks “an icon is a funny thing to be called.” Yet, that is exactly what she is, receiving the first-ever award from Variety to be presented at international TV celebration Canneseries at a MIPTV gala April 7. But even in the early prime of what promises to be a long and fruitful career, […]

Michelle Dockery To Be Honored With Variety Icon Award For Canneseries

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Michelle Dockery will receive the inaugural Variety Icon Award for Canneseries, the festival announced on Tuesday. The award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in acting that has been praised by both fans and critics, will be presented to Dockery on April 7 at the competition opening ceremony for Canneseries. The actress is known for her work […]

In a bloody season finale, Godless loses its own final battle

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Godless’s season finale is not without merit, though you’ve got to dig deep beneath the mountain of corpses it’s perched on to find it. From the start, creator-writer-director Scott Frank has wielded the bright sun of the show’s Western setting like a gunslinger of light and shadow, and he puts that talent to work…

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Godless reveals the origin of the great Roy versus Frank feud 

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After a season of buildup, Roy Goode’s past and his present both arrive at their long-foreseen destinations. Godless’s penultimate episode, “Dear Roy…,” takes its title from the letter the gunslinger received from his brother, written years ago but which he’s only able to read now. We hear it through Alice’s voice as…

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A quick and dirty Godless boasts a few good jokes and a lot of wasted time

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Clocking in at a second shy of 51 minutes long, “Shot the Head Off a Snake” is the shortest episode of Godless so far, by nearly a 20-minute margin. For better and for worse, it feels even shorter.

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Michelle Dockery on ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie: ‘I’m Hopeful That It Will Happen’

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Ever since PBS’ hit “Downton Abbey” closed its doors in 2015, fans have been whipped up into a frenzy about rumors of a possible movie reuniting the characters. Series creator Julian Fellowes has reportedly been working on a script, and Michael Edelstein, president at NBCUniversal International Studios said back in June that he was “hopeful to make a […]

London Theater Review: Bryan Cranston in ‘Network’

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The medium is the message – or so they say. If Paddy Chayefsky’s classic TV news satire isn’t just prescient, but positively prophetic in our age of fake news, the point is pressed home by an intricate multimedia staging that makes it almost impossible to tell fact from fiction. Majestically played by “Breaking Bad’s” Bryan […]