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Starz TV Show Ratings (updated 2/19/20)

Starz TV Show Ratings (updated 2/19/20)
While Starz execs aren't tied to the ratings like regular commercial channels, they have to air programs that will keep viewers subscribed. Which of their shows will be cancelled or renewed? We'll have to wait and see.

Scripted Starz shows listed: American Gods, Ash Vs Evil Dead, Black Sails, Blunt Talk, Counterpart, Da Vinci's Demons, Dublin Murders, The Girlfriend Experience, The Missing, Now Apocalypse, Outlander, Power, The Rook, The Spanish Princess, Survivor's Remorse, Sweetbitter, Vida, and The White Princess.

Last update: Most recent ratings added for Outlander.

There's lots of data that execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series. The ratings for initial airings don't play as large a role as they do on commercial stations but they are still an indication of how popular a show is. Here's an updated listing of the recent/current
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Reveals Rey's True Parents - Here's Who Plays Them

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It looks like the cat's out of the bag: we finally learn the truth about Rey's parents in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (again). No, they weren't mere junk traders who sold her off for drinking money, as Kylo Ren said in The Last Jedi. Nope. In a retcon move from J.J. Abrams, Rey's parents chose to be nobodies, coming from a rather elite family in a galaxy far, far away. So, of course, their brief screen time should only be occupied by top-notch talent. Here's the scoop on Rey's heritage, plus a look at the actors who play her parents: two non-nobodies named Jodie Comer and Billy Howle.

So here's the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth: Rey is actually - drum roll please - a Palpatine. It's a contentious choice for sure, especially after Rian Johnson showed that anyone anywhere could wield the Force.
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Hugh Skinner, Shazad Latif, Rebecca Benson board UK comedy ‘Falling For Figaro’ (exclusive)

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Hugh Skinner, Shazad Latif, Rebecca Benson board UK comedy ‘Falling For Figaro’ (exclusive)
Gary Lewis also joins Danielle Macdonald and Joanna Lumley in romantic comedy.

Hugh Skinner, Shazad Latif, Rebecca Benson and Gary Lewis are joining Danielle Macdonald and Joanna Lumley in romantic comedy Falling For Figaro.

WestEnd Films is handling sales on the feature, which is directed by Ben Lewin (The Sessions) and set in the world of opera singing competitions.

Principal photography began in Scotland last week and will continue through January after which the filmmakers will travel to Melbourne to complete post-production.

Skinner is perhaps best-known for roles in TV series such as BBC comedy W1A, Hulu drama Harlots
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‘Star Wars’ Stunt Coordinator Says George Lucas Cut Prequel Trilogy’s Best Lightsaber Fight

‘Star Wars’ Stunt Coordinator Says George Lucas Cut Prequel Trilogy’s Best Lightsaber Fight
Asking “Star Wars” fans to name the best lightsaber fight in the franchise’s history would yield a handful of results (expect to see Darth Maul vs. Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon from “The Phantom Menace” picked numerous times), but it appears there was at least one franchise-defining fight that never made it to theaters. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, “Star Wars” stunt coordinator Nick Gillard reveals the best lightsaber fight of George Lucas’s prequel trilogy was cut out of “Revenge of the Sith” by the filmmaker himself.

The removed lightsaber fight took place in “Revenge of the Sith” when Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) is escaping from General Grievous and has to encounter a handful of the villain’s bodyguards. Each body guard is carrying a double-sided weapon with deadly electrical tips. Lucas’s original script had Obi-Wan fighting off the guards with his lightsaber. The scene was revised for the
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‘Harry Potter & The Cursed Child’ Production Company Teams With Immersive Theater Group

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Exclusive: Tony- and Golden Globe-winning production company Playground is expanding into immersive theatre with a financial investment in Witness, the new theater company behind sold-out New York productions of Noirtown and The Visitation.

Witness was created and is being led by Artistic Director Michael Bontatibus, a former creative executive at Playground.

“What is so exciting about Michael’s work at Witness is that through a brilliant combination of imagination and ingenuity he created fully immersive experiences with both Noirtown and The Visitation that attracted audiences in their droves,” said Colin Callender, Chairman and CEO of Playground. “The success of both productions is proof positive that people are hungry for experiential storytelling that is bold, innovative and entertaining.”

Callender said Playground will work with Witness “to help them expand the scale and frequency of their extraordinary productions, and to further explore the
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Starz greenlights ‘Becoming Elizabeth’ from London’s The Forge

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Young Elizabeth I created by British playwright Anya Reiss.

Us cable and streaming company Starz has given a green light to Becoming Elizabeth, a drama series about the young Elizabeth I created by British playwright Anya Reiss and produced by London-based The Forge.

Reiss will be lead writer on the eight-episode series – telling the story of Elizabeth Tudor before she came to the throne – and work with an all-female writing team including Emily Ballou, Anna Jordan and Suhayla El-Bushra.

Reiss will also be an executive producer, along with The Forge’s George Ormond and George Faber, who previously served as
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Lionsgate & ‘Little Women’ Producer Playground Plot Fantasy World With Tamora Pierce’s ‘Tortall Universe’ Series

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Exclusive: Lionsgate and Little Women and King Lear producer Playground Entertainment have teamed on a major fantasy project – a television adaptation of Tamora Pierce’s expansive Tortall Universe series.

The Orange Is The New Black studio and Colin Callender’s production company, which was also behind Jodie Comer’s The White Princess, have optioned the rights to the 22 book series from Donald Laventhall of Folio on behalf of Pierce.

It is Playground’s first move into a major television franchise, although the company also produces the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play, and the two companies hopes of turning it into a tentpole series that crosses over between fans of Game of Thrones and Ya novels.

Talks are currently underway with potential showrunners. Playground’s Colin Callender, Scott Huff and David A. Stern will executive produce.

The Tortall Universe series consists of over twenty books and short stories. It is set in Tortall,
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‘The White Princess’ Billy Barratt & ‘Game of Thrones’ Michelle Fairley To Star In BBC Feature Drama ‘Responsible Child’

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‘The White Princess’ Billy Barratt & ‘Game of Thrones’ Michelle Fairley To Star In BBC Feature Drama ‘Responsible Child’
The White Princess’ Billy Barratt will star alongside Game of ThronesMichelle Fairley, Strike’s Tom Burke and Traitors’ Stephen Campbell Moore in a BBC feature-length drama about the age of criminal responsibility.

The 12-year old Barratt, who featured in the Starz White Princess drama alongside Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer, will play Ray, a 12-year-old boy on trial for murder, in Responsible Child.

The 90-minute drama will air on BBC Two later this year and is produced by Broadchurch producer Kudos and 72 Films.

Owen McDonnell (Killing Eve), Shaun Dingwall (Topboy), Debbie Honeywood (Sorry We Missed You), Angela Wynter (Les Miserables) and James Tarpey (Our Robot Overlords) round out the cast.

Based on real events, the drama is told in two time frames and follows the events that led up to the murder and trial. Ray (Barratt) and his 23-year-old brother Nathan (Tarpey) are arrested after stabbing their mother’s partner.
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‘Masters Of Doom’: Eduardo Franco & Patrick Gibson To Star In USA Network Pilot; Four More Cast

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‘Masters Of Doom’: Eduardo Franco & Patrick Gibson To Star In USA Network Pilot; Four More Cast
Eduardo Franco (Booksmart) and Patrick Gibson (The Oa) are set as the leads in USA Network’s Masters of Doom pilot, a drama based on David Kushner’s nonfiction book, from James and Dave Franco’s Ramona Films, The Gotham Group and Ucp. John Karna (Valley of the Boom), Jane Ackermann (Neptune) and Siobhan Williams (Deadly Class) round out the series regular cast. Peter Friedman (Succession) is set to recur, and Rhys Thomas has been tapped to direct.

Written and executive produced by WGA Award winner Tom Bissell (Gears of War), Masters of Doom is the true story of two computer geniuses in an obscure corner of America who, along with a group of rebellious misfits, created one of the biggest franchise hits of the ’90s, the video game Doom. Franco and Gibson play best friends who became bitter rivals, as they created a video
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‘The Spanish Princess’: Ray Stevenson, Sai Bennett, Andrew Buchan & Peter Egan Join Cast For Final Episodes

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‘The Spanish Princess’: Ray Stevenson, Sai Bennett, Andrew Buchan & Peter Egan Join Cast For Final Episodes
Ray Stevenson, Sai Bennett, Andrew Buchan and Peter Egan have joined the cast of Starz’s The Spanish Princess, as production begins on the final eight episodes of the limited series. Shooting takes place on location and in The Bottle Yard Studios, Bristol, UK.

They join returning leads Charlotte Hope and Ruairi O’Connor reprising their roles as the ruling couple Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII. Other key cast also returning are Stephanie Levi-John, Georgie Henley and Laura Carmichael.

Stevenson will play Meg’s boorish husband, King James IV of Scotland. Bennett portrays Henry and Meg’s sister Princess Mary, now of age to forge a political alliance for the Tudors through her own marriage. Buchan joins as the upwardly mobile Sir Thomas More and Egan will play Tudor stalwart General Howard.
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Jodie Comer Wins Emmy for Best Actress in Drama Series for ‘Killing Eve’

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Jodie Comer Wins Emmy for Best Actress in Drama Series for ‘Killing Eve’
Surprise! Jodie Comer took home the top prize for a TV actress tonight. Her win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her turn in “Killing Eve” as cunning assassin Villanelle is not only her first Primetime Emmy win ever, but the actress’ first nomination as well. The BBC America series, which was up for nine Emmy Awards this year, was renewed for a third season this past April.

Jodie Comer bested her co-lead Sandra Oh, who was also up for Outstanding Lead Actress for “Killing Eve.” Comer also topped a superb lineup of nominated talent: Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”), Laura Linney (“Ozark”), Mandy Moore (“This Is Us”), Robin Wright (“House of Cards”), and Viola Davis (“How to Get Away With Murder”).

In “Killing Eve,” Comer plays the wicked killing machine whose life inextricably becomes entangled with that of Oh’s Eve. Tonight, Sandra Oh was also
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Terrified of Killing Eve's Jodie Comer? You Won't Be After Reading These 12 Facts

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Jodie Comer's been impressing British audiences for a while, and now she's an Emmy winner thanks to her role as Villanelle in Killing Eve. If you're familiar with British TV, you may know her as Chloe, the best friend Rae couldn't always count on in My Mad Fat Diary. Or perhaps you recognize her as Ivy, a young woman who was trapped in a cellar for 13 years in BBC Three's harrowing drama Thirteen. She also played the quintessentially English Queen Elizabeth of York, wife of Henry VII, in The White Princess and added to the misery of Gemma and Simon's marriage breakdown on Doctor Foster.

But with her role as psychopathic assassin Villanelle, she's justifiably won international acclaim for her brilliant acting and on-screen charisma. But who is she really, and does she share any traits with the oddly sympathetic murderer she plays? Read on to find out.
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Netflix Anoints Swedish Actor Adam Pålsson As ‘Young Wallander’ Alongside ‘Argo’s Richard Dillane & ‘Black Mirror’s Leanne Best

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Exclusive: Netflix has found its Young Wallander – the Svod service has cast Swedish actor Adam Pålsson in the role alongside Argo’s Richard Dillane and Black Mirror’s Leanne Best.

Pålsson, who starred in Svt drama Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves as well as The Bridge, takes on the role previously played by Kenneth Branagh in the adaptation of Henning Mankell’s novels.

The six-part series, which has just started filming, tells the story of detective Kurt Wallander’s first case and is produced by Banijay-backed Yellow Bird UK. The story focuses on the formative experiences – professional and personal – faced by Wallander as a recently graduated police officer in his early twenties. It launches on Netflix in 2020.

Pålsson plays Kurt Wallander, Dillane, who also starred in The Dark Knight and Peaky Blinders, plays Superintendent Hemberg and Best, who also starred in Line of Duty and Tin Star,
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ITV Boards ‘Van Der Valk’ Remake From Company Pictures & All3Media International

British broadcaster ITV and a slew of European networks have signed up to the remake of classic British detective drama Van Der Valk.

This comes after Deadline revealed in April that Safe and Mad Dogs actor Marc Warren will star in the reboot from The White Princess producer Company Pictures and All3Media International.

The three-part series will air on ITV in the UK, on Germany’s Ard, which co-commissioned the series with All3Media International, France Télévisions and Npo Netherlands.

Company and All3Media International are adapting the series that first aired in 1972 and ran for five seasons. Midsomer Murders writer Chris Murray is writing a three-part series of feature length episodes.

The show follows a street smart and unapologetic Dutch detective navigates the lively and enigmatic city of Amsterdam, solving mysterious crimes using astute human observation and inspired detection. The original series, which was produced by Thames Television for ITV,
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Exclusive: Charlotte Hope, Laura Carmichael and more on why The Spanish Princess is as relevant as ever

To celebrate the release of the first season of Starz’s hit new show The Spanish Princess, which is airing now, we sat down with some of its cast to find out about the show and why it will be your next big binge.

The show returns viewers to the world of Tudor royal court intrigue, continuing the story from the Starz miniseries “The White Queen” and the Starz limited series “The White Princess.” It’s told uniquely from the perspective of the women, but it also sheds light on the lives of people of color who were living and working in 16th-century London. Teenage Catherine of Aragon (Charlotte Hope), the strong-willed Princess of Spain, is promised in marriage to the English Prince Arthur. When he dies suddenly, the throne seems lost until she sets her sights on the new heir, the charismatic and headstrong Prince Harry.

We sat down with stars Charlotte Hope,
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‘Wolf Hall’ Producer Company Pictures Bolsters Drama Ranks As Carnival Films’ Richard Fell Joins

Wolf Hall producer Company Pictures is bolstering its drama business with the appointment of three new hires including Richard Fell from Downton Abbey producer Carnival Films.

This comes after Deadline revealed earlier this week that The White Princess producer was developing an adaptation of Rebecca Stott’s cult novel In The Days of Rain.

The All3Media-owned indie has hired Fell as Head of Drama. He joins from the NBCU-backed firm, where he was exec producer on Sky’s Stan Lee’s Lucky Man and Jamestown. Before joining Carnival, he was Managing Director at Fresh Pictures and Senior Executive at Tiger Aspect Drama and also spent 11 years at the BBC.

Lucy Raffety joins as Director of Development. She was previously senior producer on long-running BBC medical drama Casualty and has also worked on shows including The Musketeers, Waterloo Road and Bad Girls.

Finally, Josephine Davies joins as Development Producer from Pulse Films.
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‘The Spanish Princess’ Bosses Talk Telling Catherine of Aragon’s Story Through the Modern Lens

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‘The Spanish Princess’ Bosses Talk Telling Catherine of Aragon’s Story Through the Modern Lens
Following in the vein of “The White Queen” and “The White Princess” before it, Starz limited series “The Spanish Princess” is inspired by Philippa Gregory’s novels. The story follows Catherine of Aragon, who arrives in England in the 1600s betrothed to Prince Arthur, then encounters his father, Henry VII. In adapting the story for the modern audience, let alone the modern medium of television, showrunners Emma Frost and Matthew Graham set their sights on being true to the cultural diversity recent research has revealed, while giving Catherine more “agency” than might have been allowed at the time.

Restoring the Royal Court

“History is the tale of the victors,” Frost says, and because of that, “history books are written by those in power, who were white men.” But, Graham adds, even a “cursory Google search” now proves there is a much richer history that has been whitewashed out of such books.
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Charlotte Hope (‘The Spanish Princess’) on exploring the unraveling of Catherine of Aragon [Excusive Video Interview]

“It was really fascinating to me to explore the kind of unraveling of a woman,” reveals Charlote Hope about her lead role in the Starz limited series “The Spanish Princess.” “It is pretty exciting to discover a version of someone that you know the later version of them but not the beginning. I felt like I had a pretty free reign to do what I wanted,” the actress explains. Watch our exclusive video interview with Hope above.

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In “The Spanish Princess,” Hope plays prominent historical figure Catherine of Aragon, who eventually marries King Henry VIII to become the Queen of England during the 16th century. Adapted from the Philippa Gregory novels “The Constant Princess” and “The King’s Curse,” it is the anticipated sequel to the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated “The White Queen” (2013) and “The White Princess
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The Spanish Princess: Season One Ratings

Starz has had some ratings success adapting the novels of Philippa Gregory as limited TV series. The premium cable's newest such offering is The Spanish Princess TV show, based on The Constant Princess and The King’s Curse. Does this sort-of-sequel to The White Princess (itself a follow-up to The White Queen) have what it takes to woo back its viewers? Although it seems intended as a mini-series, will it prove such crown jewel that it returns for another round? Will The Spanish Princess be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. *Status update below.

A Starz historical drama from Emma Frost and Matthew Graham, The Spanish Princess stars Charlotte Hope, Stephanie Levi-John, Angus Imrie, Harriet Walter, Laura Carmichael, Ruairi O’Connor, Georgie Henley, Elliot Cowan, Alexandra Moen, Philip Cumbus, Nadia Parkes, Aaron Cobham, Alan McKenna, Richard Pepper, Olly Rix, Jordan Renzo, Daniel Cerqueira, and Alicia Borrachero. The
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Long live the queen! Starz’s ‘The Spanish Princess’ is a lavish spectacle for the senses

Long live the queen! Starz’s ‘The Spanish Princess’ is a lavish spectacle for the senses
Emmy voters need to watch, and bow, to “The Spanish Princess.” Half way through its six episode run, the Starz limited series has been ticking all the right boxes. Visually sumptuous sets and costumes? Check. Cinematography and music to die for? Check. A new take on an old classic, driven by a predominantly female team, where the often forgotten women of Henry VIII‘s Tudor court are spotlighted? Check. A confidently endearing lead performance by relative newcomer Charlotte Hope? Check.

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In “The Spanish Princess,” Hope plays Catherine of Aragon, who eventually marries King Henry VIII to become the queen of England during the 16th century. Adapted from the Philippa Gregory novels “The Constant Princess” and “The King’s Curse,” it is the anticipated sequel to anthology dramas “The White Queen” (2013) and “The White Princess” (2017).

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