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The Witcher Cavill and the adaptation of Dickens: which series to watch in December

2019-11-30T11:58:51.145Z

December 20 at Netflix will be the long-awaited premiere of the series "The Witcher" based on the books of Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski with Henry Cavill in the title role. Again on the screens Ian Somerhalder among the monsters ("Vampire Wars") and Jenna Duan in the musical melodrama "Soundtrack". Also in the coming month - the film adaptation of Charles Dickens’s novel “A Christmas Carol”, a family drama in the setting of the 50s “Reprisal”, the legal series “In Truth” and the LGBT comedy from the creator of The Matrix, Lilly Wachowski.



Vampire Wars (V Wars). From December 5th on Netflix

Dr. Luther Swann is trying to stop the spread of a virus of unknown origin, which turns people into bloodthirsty creatures and provokes the emergence of a new species - vampires. Among other things, Swann will have to fight with an infected friend who became the leader of the underground movement for the superiority of vampires.

The project is based on a series of comic books by the same name by Jonath Mayberry. The doctor, who is trying to stop the epidemic, was played by Ian Somerhalder, who had previously performed one of the main roles in the series “The Vampire Diaries”. He also acted as a producer and director of one of the episodes.

In truth (Truth Be Told). Starting December 6th on Apple TV +

“To tell you the truth” - the production project of actress Reese Witherspoon and the show runner of “Good Wife” Nichel Tremble. The series is based on the book Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber.

Because of the evidence, the author of the criminal podcast Poppy Parnell (Octavia Spencer) is forced to return to the investigation into the murder of the father of twin sisters, closed 18 years ago. Then a series of her articles helped put the alleged killer named Warren Cave (Aaron Paul) behind bars and made the journalist famous. Now she has to meet a man who, not without her help, perhaps mistakenly ended up in prison.

Violence (Reprisal). From December 6th on Hulu

The series takes place in the USA in the 1950s. Doris Quinn (Abigail Spencer) miraculously manages to escape death after attacking her own brother and his gang of thugs. Having regained strength, the heroine will transform into a real fatal woman and begin to implement her plan of revenge on the offenders.

The styling of the middle of the last century on the screen was recreated by the operator of American Gods and Witnesses David Green. Warren Littlefield, who worked on Fargo and The Handmaid's Tale, is responsible for the project as producer.

Work on yourself (Work in Progress). From December 8th on CBS

Lilly Wachowski (formerly Andy Wachowski, one of the creators of The Matrix) returned to work on the series after closing the Eighth Sense on Netflix. This time she acted as a co-author of a script on a topic that was close to her - the life of representatives of the LGBT community.

In the center of the plot - 45-year-old lady of gay orientation Abby (Abby McEnani). Her psychotherapist died, so the main character’s work on herself turned out to be incomplete (the original name of the tape literally translates as “Incomplete work”). However, even without the help of a specialist, her life begins to change when Abby establishes a relationship with a transgender man.

From December 9, the series will be available on Amediateka.

Soundtrack From December 18th on Netflix

The project’s path under the working title “Mixtape” to the screens turned out to be a little long: the pilot episode was shot at the 20th Century Fox TV studio for the 2018/19 season. Netflix did not immediately respond, but in July 2018, it still ordered 10 episodes.

“Soundtrack” is a story in the scenery of Los Angeles about how music unites people unlike each other. Among the directors of the new tape are Joshua Safran (Gossip Girl, Anatomy of Love), Karen Gaviola (Castle, Agents Sch.I.T.) and Darren Grant (Force Majeure, Supernatural). The star of the movie "Step Forward" by Jenna Duan is shot in the series.

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Christmas Carol (A Christmas Carol). From December 19th on BBC One and FX

A week before Catholic Christmas at BBC One, the premiere of a mini-series based on Charles Dickens's most famous fairy tale story “The Christmas Carol” about an old slobber named Ebenezer Scrooge, whose surname has actually become a household name, will premiere.

The entire existence of the hero is reduced to the increase in equity. The old man has long ignored the Christmas holiday, does not reckon with his subordinates and does not put family ties in anything. But on one Christmas night, the ghost of a former companion will appear to him, who will warn Scrooge about the torment after death. The fate of the hero can only be changed by Christmas.

Dickens's story has already been repeatedly filmed. But the BBC One project came out somewhat more gloomy than the previous ones. The producers of the mini-series were actor Tom Hardy, director of the “Gladiator” Ridley Scott and the creator of “Sharp Visors” Stephen Knight.

Guy Pearce played the role of the crooker and the hunks, and Andy Serkis became one of the ghosts of Christmas.

The Witcher (The Witcher). From December 20th to Netflix

“The Witcher Saga” is a popular fantasy cycle throughout the world by the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, dedicated to the adventures of a hired monster hunter, the witcher Geralt of Rivia.

At the center of the story is the story of Geralt and his pupil Ciri - the princess of the destroyed kingdom of Zintra, which the witcher will have to defend in the intricacies of the intrigues of the medieval world.

A kind of continuation of the books was a series of popular video games from the CD Projekt RED studio, the last of which was released in 2015. However, the “Witcher” by Netflix is ​​an adaptation of Sapkowski’s novels that is not related to games. The showrunner of the series Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Daredevil) noted that she set herself the task of opening the world of The Witcher to an audience unfamiliar with books and games.

The leading role was taken by “Superman” Henry Cavill. Netflix has already extended the series for the second season.

Source: russiart

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