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‘The Good Traitor’ Wartime Drama Boarded by Sf Studios (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Sf Studios has boarded Christina Rosendahl’s World War II-set drama “The Good Traitor,” based on the true story of Denmark’s ambassador to the U.S., Henrik Kauffmann, an unsung hero who risked everything to resist the Nazis.

The film will star Ulrich Thomsen, Denise Gough, Burn Gorman and Henry Goodman. As most of the story takes place in the U.S., the film will be predominantly in English.

“The Good Traitor” follows Kauffmann, who was the Danish ambassador to Washington in 1939 when World War II started and who declared himself to be the only true representative of a free Denmark in opposition to the Nazis. “The Good Traitor” started shooting in April in Hungary and Denmark, and will be released in Denmark in 2020 to mark the 75th anniversary of Denmark’s liberation.

“Many films are still being made about World War II, but with ‘The Good Traitor’ we
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MipTV: Global Screen Picks Up Cold War Spy Thriller ‘1989’

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Global Screen has picked up international distribution rights to spy thriller “1989 – A Spy Story,” as the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall approaches. Inspired by true events, it tells the story of a female Stasi agent, placed in the U.S. embassy in the 1980s. When the Berlin Wall comes down, she expects to be uncovered any moment, but in a cat-and-mouse-game, she tries to escape detection.

Alexandra Heidrich, head of TV sales and acquisitions at Global Screen, said the show is “fast-paced, highly atmospheric and features a top-notch cast.” She added: “Knowing that several real-life Stasi spies live unexposed among us, makes the plot all the more relevant and intriguing.”

The series is produced by Moovie, a subsidiary of Constantin Film, in co-production with Rbb and Ard Degeto, supported by Mbb and Fff Bayern. It is set for a primetime broadcast on Ard Das Erste around
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Counterpart

Network: Starz.

Episodes: 20 (hour).

Seasons: Two.

TV show dates: December 10, 2017 — February 17, 2019.

Series status: Cancelled.

Performers include: J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd, Ulrich Thomsen, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock, Sara Serraiocco, Mido Hamada, Jamie Bamber, Kenneth Choi, and Bernhard Forcher.

TV show description:

A sci-fi espionage drama from creator Justin Marks, the Counterpart TV series delves into an enigmatic reality which everyday living conceals. The story centers on low-level bureaucrat, Howard Silk (Simmons), who toils away in relative obscurity at at a United Nations spy outfit based in Berlin, Germany.

After uncovering evidence that his agency is protecting a secret about traveling to a parallel dimension, Howard's whole life changes. He soon plunges headlong into a strange world
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All Star Danish Cast in Christopher Boe’s Viaplay Crime Show (Exclusive)

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All Star Danish Cast in Christopher Boe’s Viaplay Crime Show (Exclusive)
Goteborg, Sweden — Christoffer Boe and a stellar Danish cast are on board Miso Film’s series “Face to Face,” produced for the Nent Group.

The show, currently in production, will be sold worldwide by Fremantle. This is Boe’s second TV series produced by Miso Film’s Peter Bose and Jonas Allen after “Warrior,” and his first TV drama for Nent Group’s Nordic streaming service Viaplay.

The Danish director, who struck gold in 2018 with the local pic “The Purity of Vengeance,” last year’s biggest B.O hit in Denmark, and the drama series “Warrior” – delves deeper into crime with “Face to Face” (“Førhøret” in Danish), co-penned by Jakob Weis (“That Time of Year”).

An exceptional all-star cast have joined the director: Ulrich Thomsen (“The New Pope”), Lars Mikkelsen (“Ride Upon the Storm”), Nikolaj Lie Kaas (“Britannia”), Trine Dyrholm (“The Legacy”), David Dencik (“MacMafia”), Lars Ranthe (“Pros and Cons
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The New Pope: HBO Releases First Photo from Jude Law and John Malkovich Series

Time to meet The New Pope. HBO has just released the first photo (see above) from their upcoming follow-up series to The Young Pope.

From Paolo Sorrentino, the new drama will be "set in the world of the modern papacy" and star Jude Law, John Malkovich, Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara, Cécile de France, Ludivine Sagnier, Maurizio Lombardi, Henry Goodman, Ulrich Thomsen, Mark Ivanir, and Massimo Ghini.

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‘The New Pope’: HBO Gives First Look At Jude Law And John Malkovich; Unveils Cast For Limited Series

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‘The New Pope’: HBO Gives First Look At Jude Law And John Malkovich; Unveils Cast For Limited Series
In the name of the father, son and holy Jude LawHBO has released the first official image of The New Pope featuring two-time Academy Award nominees Law and John Malkovich serving some fierce papacy realness. The premium cabler also announced returning and new cast members for the limited series.

Joining Law and Malkovich are many of the returning cast from The Young Pope including Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara, Cécile de France, Ludivine Sagnier, and Maurizio Lombardi. In addition to the recently announced Mark Ivanir, the new cast joining the limited series are Henry Goodman, Ulrich Thomsen, and Massimo Ghini.

Written by Sorrentino with his frequent Italian co-writer Umberto Contarello, who also served as co-writer on Young Pope, and Stefano Bises, The New Pope limited series also is set in the world of modern papacy. The New Pope, an original production of HBO-Sky-Canal+, is produced by Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani for Wildside and co-produced by Mediapro. All eight episodes are being directed by Academy Award-winning director Paolo Sorrentino.

The Young Pope, created and directed by Sorrentino, debuted on Sky in October 2016 and on HBO in January 2017. The series aired in 150 territories.
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‘The New Pope’ First Look: Jude Law and John Malkovich Bring Religious Power Back to HBO

‘The New Pope’ First Look: Jude Law and John Malkovich Bring Religious Power Back to HBO
Jude Law and John Malkovich join forces as two religious powerhouses in the first look at HBO’s “The New Pope.” The limited series is Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino’s follow-up to “The Young Pope,” which earned critical acclaim when it debuted on HBO in January 2017. Sorrentino is once again directing all eight episodes of the series and co-wrote the scripts with Umberto Contarello and Stefano Bises.

While HBO has debuted our first look at “The New Pope” above, the network is not giving any plot details away. Whether or not “The New Pope” is a continuation of the story in “The Young Pope” has yet to be confirmed, although the official photo suggests that’s the case as it features Jude Law looking very much like his original character Lenny Belardo/Pope Pius Xiii. John Malkovich’s casting was confirmed in July 2018, and the legendary actor is expected to
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The New Pope First Look: Jude Law and John Malkovich Make Quite a Papal Pair

His Holiness… es?

HBO has graced us with our first look at The New Pope, a sequel series to the 2017 miniseries The Young Pope, which starred Jude Law as brash fictional pontiff Lenny, aka Pope Pius Xiii. Based on the new photo above, Law will reprise his role as Lenny in the eight-episode series, joined by new cast addition John Malkovich. HBO is mum on Malkovich’s New Pope role, but judging by his pristine vestments and skullcap — not to mention the series title — we’re betting he’s Lenny replacement in the Vatican. (The Young Pope‘s finale ended with Lenny collapsing,
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First Look at Jude Law, John Malkovich in ‘The New Pope’

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First Look at Jude Law, John Malkovich in ‘The New Pope’
A first-look image of Paolo Sorrentino’s TV series “The New Pope” has been released showing John Malkovich and Jude Law both wearing papal vestments, which appears to confirm rumors that Malkovich will play the new pontiff. The show is currently shooting in Venice.

Sky, HBO, and Canal Plus have also announced that “Homeland” star Mark Ivanir has joined the cast of “The New Pope,” as well as veteran British actor Henry Goodman (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”); Denmark’s Ulrich Thomsen (“The Blacklist”); and Italy’s Massimo Ghini (“No Place Like Home”). Details are being kept under wraps about their roles in the limited eight-episode series, which is not, strictly speaking, a second season of “The Young Pope.”

Malkovich’s casting had been previously announced. Sharon Stone is also widely reported to be a guest star on “The New Pope,” but a representative for production company Wildside declined to comment Wednesday.
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Counterpart: Is the Starz TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Vulture Watch

What will become of Howard Silk, not to mention his dimensional counterpart? Has the Counterpart TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Starz? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Counterpart, season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  

What's This TV Show About?

Airing on the Starz premium cable channel, Counterpart stars J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd, Ulrich Thomsen, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock, and Sara Serraiocco. The sci-fi spy drama delves into an enigmatic reality which everyday living conceals. The story centers on a low-level bureaucrat, Howard Silk (Simmons), who toils away in relative obscurity at a United Nations spy outfit based in Berlin, Germany. After uncovering
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Counterpart: Season Two; Premiere Date and Trailer Released by Starz

"There are people hiding among us." Starz has just released the premiere date and trailer for season two of Counterpart.

The sci-fi espionage drama centers on Howard Silk (Jk Simmons), a low-level bureaucrat for the United Nations who discovers his agency is protecting a secret about traveling to a parallel dimension. The cast also includes Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd, Ulrich Thomsen, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock, and Sara Serraiocco.

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The New Pope: First Image From HBO's Young Pope Sequel Series

Joseph Baxter Jan 9, 2019

The New Pope, HBO’s sequel series to The Young Pope, will see return Jude Law joined by co-star John Malkovich.

While HBO’s 2016 series The Young Pope was intended as a limited series prestige project from BAFTA-winning director Paolo Sorrentino, plans subsequently emerged for a follow-up series, titled The New Pope. Indeed, the follow up series will showcase a new pope, since HBO has sent white smoke signals of confirmation for Oscar-winning actor John Malkovich.

John Malkovich was revealed as the star of HBO’s The New Pope back in July. While the details of Malkovich’s character were not provided (and remain scarce as of this January 9 update), the very title of the follow-up series does little to hide the fate of said character. While the title, The New Pope, has been known for over a year, having arrived quickly after The Young Pope completed its run,
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Susanne Bier’s Danish Baby Snatching Drama ‘A Second Chance’ Gets Theatrical Bow In U.S. With Rock Salt Releasing

Susanne Bier’s Danish Baby Snatching Drama ‘A Second Chance’ Gets Theatrical Bow In U.S. With Rock Salt Releasing
Exclusive: Susanne Bier’s baby snatching drama A Second Chance is finally coming to the United States after Rock Salt Releasing picked up the feature film, which stars Game of ThronesNikolaj Coster-Waldau.

The film, which is produced by Zentropa, FilmFyn and Film I Vast, initially premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2014 before being released in Denmark in 2015. However, with the issues surrounding children being separated from their parents front page news in the States, thanks to Donald Trump’s immigration policy, it’s getting a long-awaited theatrical bow in the U.S.

Rock Salt Releasing, the auteur-driven sales and distribution banner set up earlier this year by TriCoast Worldwide, struck the deal with Trustnordisk and it will get its first theatrical run in La in July as well as other selected theaters.

“I was shocked to see such a moving story hadn’t reached the U.S., and
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Counterpart: Season Two; James Cromwell Joins Starz Thriller Series

James Cromwell is headed to Starz. Today, the network announced the Young Pope has joined season two of Counterpart.The sci-fi spy drama centers on a low-level bureaucrat, Howard Silk (Jk Simmons), who toils away in relative obscurity at a United Nations spy outfit based in Berlin, Germany. After uncovering evidence that his agency is protecting a secret about traveling to a parallel dimension, Howard’s whole life changes. The cast also includes Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd, Ulrich Thomsen, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock, and Sara Serraiocco.Read More…
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Emmys 2018 exclusive: Starz categories for ‘Outlander,’ ‘Counterpart,’ ‘Howards End’ and more

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for Starz. For this season, the premium network has newcomers “Counterpart” (J.K. Simmons) and “Vida”, returning Emmy contender “Outlander” and limited series “Howards End” (Hayley Atwell) as part of their 2018 campaign.

Below, the list of Starz lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedy, drama and limited series. More names might be added by the network on the final Emmy ballot. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

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Comedy Series

Comedy Actor – Bruce Campbell

Comedy Supporting Actress – Dana DeLorenzo, Lucy Lawless, Arielle Carver O’Neil

Comedy Supporting Actor – Lindsay Farris, Ray Santiago

Comedy Guest Actor – Hemky Madera, Lee Majors
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‘The Blacklist’ Boss on Latest Reddington Reveal, The Return of a Big Bad and Liz’s Dark Descent

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‘The Blacklist’ Boss on Latest Reddington Reveal, The Return of a Big Bad and Liz’s Dark Descent
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Zarak Mosadek,” the 18th episode of the fifth season of “The Blacklist.”

A bag of bones, a time jump and a brutal character death — ever since the midseason finale of NBC’s “The Blacklist,” viewers have been waiting to see how the story of Ian Garvey (Johnny Coyne), a.k.a. the man who killed Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold), would unfold. While Wednesday night’s episode, “Zarak Mosadek,” didn’t solve the mystery of the duffel bag, it did bring the audience one step closer to answers while introducing an even bigger question in the form of Raymond Reddington’s (James Spader) long lost daughter.

The character of Jennifer Reddington was first mentioned three years ago, but has never physically surfaced — despite Red dedicating his resources to find her — until now. She showed up in the final scene of
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Counterpart: Season One Viewer Votes

How do thinks go for Howard Silk during the first season of the Counterpart TV show on Starz? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV show Counterpart is cancelled or renewed for season two. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we invite you to rate all of the Counterpart season one episodes for us, below. A Counterpart sci-fi spy drama, Counterpart stars stars J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd, Ulrich Thomsen, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock, and Sara Serraiocco. The sci-fi spy drama delves into an enigmatic reality which everyday living conceals. The story centers on low-level bureaucrat, Howard Silk (Simmons), who toils away in relative obscurity at a United Nations spy outfit based in Berlin, Germany. After
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Counterpart: Season Two; Betty Gabriel (Good Girls Revolt) Joins Starz Series

Betty Gabriel is headed to Starz. Deadline reports the Good Girls Revolt star has joined season two of Counterpart.The spy drama centers on Howard Silk (Jk Simmons), a low-level bureaucrat who discovers his agency is protecting a secret about traveling to a parallel dimension. The cast also includes Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd, Ulrich Thomsen, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock, and Sara Serraiocco.Read More…
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Counterpart: Season One Ratings

Starz has been dabbling in science-fiction and fantasy for a while now, and its American Gods and Outlander TV series have found an audience with the premium cable network's subscribers. Will the Counterpart TV show duplicate their success? Starz has already ordered two seasons, so fans shouldn't have to worry about it being cancelled. However, if the series really tanks, that is not out of the question. Will Counterpart be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. A Starz sci-fi espionage drama, Counterpart stars J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd, Ulrich Thomsen, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock, and Sara Serraiocco. The thriller delves into an enigmatic reality which everyday living conceals. The story centers on a low-level bureaucrat, Howard Silk (Simmons), who toils away in relative obscurity at a United Nations spy outfit based in Berlin, Germany. After uncovering evidence that his agency
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‘Counterpart’ Trailer: Twisty Starz Pilot Will Give You Double J.K. Simmons After ‘Outlander’ Season Finale

‘Counterpart’ Trailer: Twisty Starz Pilot Will Give You Double J.K. Simmons After ‘Outlander’ Season Finale
A few weeks ago, we called it “crazypants.” Next month, there’s a good chance your uncle may call it “That Show with the Two J.K. Simmonses.” But for right now, “Counterpart” is a show on the verge of giving audiences a first full look at its twisty new premise. Starz announced today that the “Counterpart” pilot will air after the “Outlander” Season 3 finale on December 10, and released a fresh trailer for the series to go along with it.

Read More:‘Outlander’ Season 3: Ronald D. Moore on the Show’s Evolution and the Klingon Connection

The show follows the increasingly convoluted life of Howard Silk (Simmons). Working as a dutiful (and blissfully unaware) low-level employee at a nondescript firm, Silk gets drawn into a strange metaphysical tug-of-war when he gets an unexpected visit from…himself. As both versions of Howard get caught up in a fight to cover
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