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Sony Pictures Television is inviting delegates at MIPCOM2016 to an exclusive screening of its highly-anticipated, new period drama series, “The Halcyon.” The global entertainment content market, MIPCOM takes place in Cannes, France, from 17-20 October.
The Halcyon screening will take place at the Palais des Festivals on Sunday 16 October at 6.30pm, and will be open to all delegates. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the producers of the show.
Produced by Left Bank Pictures and commissioned by ITV in the UK, the eight-part drama is set in 1940, and tells the story of a bustling and glamorous five-star hotel at the centre of London society at the start of World War Two. It shows life in the capital through the prism of war, and the impact it has on families, politics, relationships and work across all social strata, set to a soundtrack of the music of the era.
Darkness is rising, demons are everywhere…and one man stands between humanity and its worst nightmares: John Constantine. Warner Archive Collection (WAC) and DC Entertainment bring the live-action television series, Constantine: The Complete Series, to Blu-ray and DVD on October 4, 2016 via WBshop.com, Amazon and popular online retailers.
Based on the wildly popular DC character, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan) is armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and a wickedly naughty wit. He fights the good fight – or at least he did. With his soul already damned to Hell, he’s decided to abandon his campaign against evil…until a series of events thrusts him back into the fray, and he’ll do whatever it takes to protect the innocent.
With the balance of good and evil on the line, Constantine will use his skills to travel the country, find the supernatural terrors that threaten our world, and send them back to where they belong. After that, who knows…maybe there’s hope for him and his soul after all. Matt Ryan (The Halcyon, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior) stars as Constantine, a role he has since reprised for Arrow and as the voice of the animated character in the upcoming Justice League Dark. [Source]
Fans of DC Comics TV shows should start saving their money now, because the company plans to be taking all of it next year. The next wave of action figures from DC Collectibles will be officially unveiled at Comic-Con International in San Diego next week and TV Insider has your exclusive first look.
After several previous waves of figures featuring characters from Arrow and The Flash, the company is adding Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow to the line-up. The Supergirl figures feature the title character, plus Martian Manhunter (both coming out in May 2017), while Legends’ initial trio will be Firestorm, Hawkgirl (both February 2017) and The Atom (later in 2017).
The Arrow and The Flash lines are also growing, with Arrow adding guest stars Constantine and Vixen, while The Flash’s Season 2 villain Zoom is getting in on the action. All three will be available in May 2017.
All of the figures are based on the characters’ DCTV appearances and stand approximately 6.75 inches tall (though we’re guessing that Firestorm’s flaming “hair” might put him over that!) and come with a suggested retail price of $28. [Source]
The series will star Luther’s Steven Mackintosh and Olivia Williams (most recently seen in Anna Karenina), joined by EastEnders’ Kara Tointon, Matt Ryan of Constantine fame, Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van), Hermione Corfield (Pride and Prejudice And Zombies) and Mark Benton (Eddie the Eagle).
Set in 1940, American journalist Joe O’Hara sees first-hand how war impacts life and commerce while observing the staff at a luxury hotel. The Halcyon reflects on the time period through the eyes of the hotel’s modest and hard-working staff, as well as its high-profile guests. [source]
It was so good seeing Constantine back on little screen, even if it was for one episode. Check out the stills, screencaptures and behind the scene from the episode, hoping John will back back again on the show:
“Haunted” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
MATT RYAN REPRISES HIS ROLE AS JOHN CONSTANTINE ON ARROW – When things take a turn for the worse with Sara (guest star Caity Lotz), Oliver (Stephen Amell) calls in a favor from an old friend who deals in the mystical, John Constantine (guest star Matt Ryan). John Badham directed the episode written by Brian Ford Sullivan & Oscar Balderrama (#404). Original airdate 11/4/2015.
Regarding how Constantine will fit in on the show, it turns out he will be involved in a big question going into this season – just how will Sara Lance be resurrected? After all, Sara was killed at the start of Season 3, but we know she’ll be back as a part of the upcoming spinoff DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, with Caity Lotz returning as Sara and her new alter ego, White Canary. [more at source]