Lots of exciting things to report this week so we are posting a summary here with links to more information.

A Discovery of Witches – Season 2

It was announced this week that Season 2 will air in January 2021 on Sky/NowTV in the UK and ‘soon after’ in the US. [No details yet]

Breathless with magic and adrenalin, season 2 of A Discovery of Witches timewalks onto @skytv and @NOWTV in January 2021, with the US premiere on @sundance_now and @Shudder following soon after! Be prepared…   [ADOWTV Twitter]


[Credit: Sky]

Season 2 of A Discovery of Witches will premiere on British television via Sky One and Now TV in January 2021. The US premiere will follow soon after on Sundance Now and Shudder. The show has already been renewed for a third season as well. Palmer confirmed in an Instagram post that production on season 3 will be starting soon.

[Nerds and Beyond]

Teresa Palmer has confirmed that she will be travelling to Wales in a few days to start filming Season 3.  She explained to an Australian news programme about the safety restrictions that cast and crew will have to work within due to Covid 19 –  adowtvcafe posted a clip on Instagram – linked below.

[Thank you to adowtvcafe on IG for the clip]


The King’s Man movie

Empire Magazine’s Ultimate Movie Playlist issue for August has an interview with Matthew Vaughn including a new picture of Matthew’s character Captain Morton/The Shepherd.

Empire online has trailed the article –

The King’s Man Includes ‘Seeds’ For Kingsman 3, Says Matthew Vaughn – Exclusive Images

The King's Man – exclusive
Following 2014’s Kingsman: The Secret Service and 2017’s follow-up Kingsman: The Golden Circle, director Matthew Vaughn is about to take his spy saga into a whole new era. With upcoming prequel The King’s Man, the third instalment in the series will explore the origins of the espionage agency against the backdrop of World War I, leaving Harry Hart and Eggsy behind (for now) and introducing a whole different generation of heroes: Ralph Fiennes’ Oxford, Harris Dickinson as his son Conrad, Djimon Hounsou’s Butler Shola, and Gemma Arterton’s Polly. Take a look at them in brand new exclusive images, as seen in Empire’s upcoming Ultimate Movie Playlist issue.

While The King’s Man will delve into the history of the series – set roughly a century before the previous films, and taking in real-life figures and events including Rasputin and the assassination of Franz Ferdinand – it also sets up more of the franchise’s future. “We’ve put seeds for what’s going to happen in Kingsman 3 all the way back into this,” confirms Vaughn. “And it’s going to be very different.” After initially planning to hand the third Harry Hart-Eggsy adventure off to another director, Vaughn is now considering helming that next instalment himself. “I actually don’t know what I want to do,” he says. “There is an opportunity for a director to really change it up, but I’m considering it.”

Elsewhere, the future of the series might include an alternative version of The King’s Man itself – Vaughn teasing a longer edition including some of the ruder gags that the series has long been known for, but that have been excised in the prequel’s theatrical cut, indicative of a new tone for this outing. “I’ve cut so much out of this film that there’s going to be a 40-minute longer version,” he reveals. “I’ll do “The King’s Man Vaughn Cut’. I’ve got a few really dirty fucking jokes in there.”
Empire – September 2020

Read Empire’s full The King’s Man story – exploring how the series is completely reinventing itself – in the new issue, on sale Thursday 6 August. The King’s Man is currently expected in UK cinemas on 16 September.

itbeginswith.matthewgoode has shared a small part of the article and the new picture on Instagram –

[Thank you to itbeginswith.matthewgoode on IG]


Harper’s Wine and Spirit Trade News has announced that Season 3 will air at the end of September in the UK. No indication of the channel yet.

With the third series of The Wine Show to launch at the end of September (UK), frontman and Harpers columnist Joe Fattorini has been brought into the team full time by TWS creative executive Melanie Jappy.

Season 3 has aired early in Sweden – a few sneak peeks here –
Matthew Goode considering his career ‘sins’ in The Wine Show Season 3. He seems pretty happy about them! Thanks to @nici98se for the clips! [Pic - TWS S3 edit]

The Duke

Art heist movie ‘The Duke’ will premiere at the Venice International Film Festival in September.

Dame Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent in The Duke. Credit: Path/Ingenious/Screen Yorkshire.

[Credit : Pathe/Ingenious/Screen Yorkshire ]

Extracts from an article in the Yorkshire Post follow –

The film, which stars Academy Award-winners Jim Broadbent and Dame Helen Mirren, is based on the true story of Kempton Bunton, a 60-year old taxi driver who, in 1961, stole Spanish artist Francisco Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London – the only theft in its history.

The 77th Venice Film Festival – considered one of the ‘big five’ such showcases – takes place between September 2 and 12.

Matthew plays a character called Jeremy.  No further details are available at the moment.


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