It’s been a busy couple of months for Rhia and I, both as a company and individuals – Rhia graduated and I landed a copywriting job with a start-up marketing company. Nevertheless, Annwn continues to develop and our ambitions just keep getting bigger. Flat 666 The first thing to notes is that due to unforeseen circumstances and a desire to “get it right,” I made the difficult decision to pull production of Flat 666 back in July last year. As the time grew closer, I became increasingly concerned with the potential quality of the final product. I decided that it would be best to pause and rethink our plans and the direction Flat 666 had taken. Thankfully, the entire cast was very understanding and
You’ll probably recognise the name of this show and the story concept from the 2011 Bradley Cooper film of the same name. If you don’t, then you really need to go watch that film to understand just how much potential Craig Sweeny (Medium, Elementary) held in his hands when he pitched Limitless to the CBS bosses. Limitless tells the story of a 28-year old directionless slacker, Brian Finch (Jack McDorman, Manhattan Love Story, Greek), who refuses to give up on his dreams of musical fame. He’s a lost cause to his family. The only person who still believes in him is his father, played by Brothers & Sisters veteran Ron Rifkin. The last man standing, Brian turns to temping and runs into an ex-band
In the words of Ryan Murphy, Hotel definitely isn’t a hit right out of the gate. Denis O’Hare as Liz Taylor American Horror Story: Hotel is the fifth installment in Ryan Murphy’s (Glee, Scream Queens) horror anthology which centers on the Hotel Cortez in downtown LA. The hotel is host to an endless array of strange and bizarre characters and incidents. One thing is certain, however; if you die in the hotel, you spend eternity confined within its walls. Hotel clearly defines itself in style and genre with peephole-style shots and stomach-churning edits. Yet something is still missing. The jumble of character narratives prevents Hotel from gaining any real grip. It takes at least five episodes for the series to gain momentum. Ryan Murphy’s track
Tom Ellis’ Lucifer is wonderfully sarcastic and refreshing. What more could you expect from a Welshman trying to fill the void left by Ioan Gruffudd (Forever) and Matt Ryan (Constantine) on our screens? Lucifer was created by Tom Kapinos (Californication) based on a character created and developed by Neil Gaiman and Mike Carey in the Sandman comic book series. Lucifer focuses on the bored Devil, Lucifer (Tom Ellis – Miranda, Once Upon a Time), who abandoned his throne for the thrills of Los Angeles. The death of a friend leads Lucifer to Chloe Decker (Lauren German – Chicago Fire), an LAPD homicide detective who is strangely impervious to Lucifer’s charms. The Lord of Hell, it seems, is rather fond of a good mystery. Fond enough
Supergirl is one of those shows you can’t help but route for. Sadly, that has nothing to do with a gripping story or compelling characters. No, I route for Supergirl because of the step forward it represents for Hollywood. An entire TV series dedicated to a female Superhero? Not just guest appearances here and there. An entire series… About time! Of course, that’s not counting Netflix’s Jessica Jones which is even newer. For that reason alone, I held off on passing judgement. Every show needs time to find it’s feel and this one is no different. Plus, I am enjoying the tiny pieces of information the writers are offering. When you feel for a character, it’s easy to overlook their faults… until you start
WARNING: May Contain Spoliers Shadowhunters is the newest incarnation of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series. It’s release date fittingly coincided with another reincarnation – that of ABC Family in the form of Freeform. As many may already be aware, Shadowhunter is not the first attempt to adapt The Mortal Instruments to screen. Constantine Films release The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones in 2013 which starred Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror, Stuck in Love) and Jamie Campbell Bower (Sweeney Todd). The film flopped for reason unknown – although, I’d wager Constantine Films was banking on a fan base that didn’t yet exist to fuel the films climb to Franchise stardom such as the likes of Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. Saying that, the
WARNING! THIS POST WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS BUT BE A DEAR AND READ ANYWAY. Let us all just take a moment to process that Pretty Little Liars is back and if history is anything to go by we’re all emotionally doomed. Are we all ready? I know I’m not. It has been five long months since the Liars last graced our screens and the world found out the CeCe Drake/Charlotte Dilaurentis (Vanessa Ray) was in fact the big bad, A. Something this fangirl is still not over. Alas, like I. Marlene King promised the second half of season six is set five years in the future and finds the liars living their grown up, A-less lives far away from Rosewood. That is apart
Thursday night Jane Lynch graced our screens once again in a new comedy pilot from CBS called Angel From Hell. Created and written by Tad Quil (Scrubs, Samantha Who?), Angel From Hell opened on a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49 with 8 million viewers. The best thing about Angel From Hell is Jane Lynch (Glee, Two and a Half Men) and that’s only because her character, Amy, is actually a three dimensional character with potential for growth. For those of you who are as yet unaware of Angel From Hell, as was the case with my writing partner, Angel from Hell is a comedy in which an alcoholic guardian angel, Amy (Lynch) reveals herself to Allison (Maggie Lawson), her charge, and the stalker-ish
Last night we got almost the whole cast together for our first table read. Proceedings got off to a bit of a rocky start, thanks to the Atrium’s inability to book rooms properly. However, their enthusiasm to get Flat 666 moving was amazingly infectious and, thankfully, no one cared that we had to move twice. They were enthusiastic to the point of wanting to film an impromptu charities spoof for our IndieGoGo campaign. The quality is questionable so whether we upload it is still to be determined. Watch this space and you might catch a glimpse of our cast in and out of character. Can you tell the difference?
So here it is, albeit a little delayed. After a gruelling casting process, Jamie and I had the difficult task of choosing and, most of all, agreeing on our cast. Conflicting schedules and sudden job offers only added to the mind boggling task we had ahead of us. Thankfully, we are now in the position to comfortably announce our cast to the world. So here they are, the flat members of Flat 666, their unruly neighbours, energetic fresher’s helper and interesting students: Follow us on Facebook for more information on the cast and regular updates on the production.