19th March 2019
Syfy and Legendary Television have optioned author Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Youngsters books to create as a Television series. The project is in extremely early stages of improvement at Syfy. Joe Tracz (Be Additional Chill, A Series of Unfortunate Events) will adapt the books.
The series consists of four books starting with Just about every Heart a Doorway which centers on a mysterious boarding college for students who have returned from trips to magical worlds exactly where they have been heroes or monsters and now have to readjust to becoming ordinary youngsters. All of them are hunting for a way back to their fantasy realms, but when students get started turning up dead, these who stay group up to catch the killer — lest none of them ever get to go property once again.
Matias Varela (Narcos) will play Lucius, a loyal soldier, who is attempting to make up for the perceived failings of his father, a man whose sense of kindness and mercy have been his ultimate undoing. Lucius is so committed to reversing his father’s legacy, that he devotes himself to serving the extremely man who executed him, a man he believes may possibly be a savior to his folks.
The HBO/BBC drama series GENTLEMAN JACK starts its eight-episode season MONDAY, APRIL 22 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO. Developed, written and co-directed by Sally Wainwright (“Satisfied Valley,” “Final Tango in Halifax”), and starring BAFTA Award winner Suranne Jones (“Medical professional Foster,” “Save Me”), GENTLEMAN JACK tells the story of a lady who had a passion for life and a thoughts for small business, and bucked society’s expectations at each and every turn.
The series will also be accessible on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms. GENTLEMAN JACK will air in the UK on BBC A single this spring.
Set in the complicated, altering planet of 1832 Halifax, West Yorkshire – the cradle of the evolving Industrial Revolution – GENTLEMAN JACK focuses on landowner Anne Lister, who is determined to transform the fate of her faded ancestral property, Shibden Hall, by reopening the coal mines and marrying properly. The charismatic, single-minded, swashbuckling Lister – who dresses head-to-toe in black and charms her way into higher society – has no intention of marrying a man.
The story examines Lister’s relationships with her household, servants, tenants and industrial rivals and, most importantly, would-be wife. Primarily based in historical reality, the actual-life Anne Lister’s story was recorded in the 4 million words of her diaries, and the most intimate specifics of her life, after hidden in a secret code, have been decoded and revealed for the series.
GENTLEMAN JACK co-stars: Sophie Rundle (“Bodyguard,” “Peaky Blinders”) as Ann Walker, the wealthy heiress on whom Anne Lister sets her sights as a potential wife Gemma Whelan (HBO’s “Game of Thrones” “The Moorside”) as Anne Lister’s sister, Marian Timothy West (“Final Tango in Halifax,” “Bleak Residence”) as Jeremy Lister, the sisters’ father and Gemma Jones (“God’s Personal Nation,” “Bridget Jones’s Diary”) as Aunt Anne Lister.
The extra cast incorporates: Katherine Kelly (“Satisfied Valley,” CINEMAX’s “Strike Back”) as Elizabeth Sutherland, Ann Walker’s sister Sofie Gråbøl (“The Killing,” “Fortitude”) as Queen Marie of Denmark Stephanie Cole (“Waiting for God,” “Nevertheless Open All Hours”) as Ann Walker’s aunt Peter Davison (“Liar,” “Medical professional Who”) as William Priestley, Ann Walker’s cousin Amelia Bullmore (“Satisfied Valley,” “Scott & Bailey”) as Eliza Priestley, William Priestley’s wife Vincent Franklin (“Cucumber,” “Satisfied Valley”) as Christopher Rawson, a businessman and fierce rival to Anne Lister Shaun Dooley (“Gunpowder,” “Broadchurch”) as Jeremiah, Christopher’s brother and small business companion Joe Armstrong (“Darkest Hour,” “Satisfied Valley”) as Samuel Washington Jodhi May possibly (“Genius,” “The Incredible Mrs Pritchard”) as Vere Hobart Rosie Cavaliero (“Hold the Sunset,” “Unforgotten”) as Elizabeth Cordingley Thomas Howes (“Downton Abbey,” “United”) as John Booth Jessica Baglow (“Waterloo Road”) as Rachael Hemingway and newcomers Albane Courtois as Eugénie Pierre and Ben Hunter as Joseph Booth.
GENTLEMAN JACK is directed by Sally Wainwright, Sarah Harding (“Vikings,” “Queer as Folk”) and Jennifer Perrott (“Medical professional Who”) developed by Lookout Point for HBO and BBC A single executive producers, Sally Wainwright, Faith Penhale and Laura Lankester for Lookout Point and Ben Irving for BBC A single producer, Phil Collinson.