Politics and scandals go hand-in-hand. Be it real-life or fictional, there are so many examples one might get tired of counting. One of the main reasons why Game of Thrones was widely successful is that it took elements from real life. It showed how ugly the fight for power can turn out to be. The show’s star Lena Headey (Cersei) will once again deal with political drama in her upcoming series. Headey has joined the HBO series The White House Plumbers, which delves into the Watergate scandal, as reported by Variety.
Headey joined previously announced cast members Woody Harrelson, Justin Theroux, and Domhnall Gleeson. The five-episode series tells the story of how President Nixon’s own political saboteurs and Watergate masterminds, E. Howard Hunt (Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (Theroux), accidentally toppled the Presidency they were zealously trying to protect.
Headey will star as Dorothy Hunt, the wife of E. Howard Hunt, a mother of four and an active CIA asset. Dorothy tries to hold her family together while entangling herself in her husband’s catastrophic misadventures. Lena is repped by CAA, TMT Entertainment Group, and Kraditor & Haber. Harrelson and Theroux will executive produce in addition to starring. “Veep” writers and executive producers Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck created the series and will executive produce. “Veep” showrunner David Mandel will executive produce and direct all five episodes.
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Children love a scary story if told the right way. Ever since we were kids, we loved to share our own scary tales with our friends and laughed at their spooked out faces. Lena Headey is adapting a spooky animated adaptation of Christian McKay Heidicker’s Scary Stories for Young Foxes. The Game of Thrones star will co-produce it with Boat Rocker Studios, as reported by Deadline.
Lena will voice a character in the animated miniseries adaptation of the award-winning kids’ horror novel. Her production company Peephole Productions will produce with the company’s Kids & Family division.
Centred on two young foxes who are separated from their litters. Scary Stories for Young Foxes will see Mia and Uly attempting to survive a spooky world full of monsters as they make their way home. Their journey is told in eight separate parts. With a single theme running through all of them: the impact of scary stories.
“During our first meeting at Boat Rocker I was asked what I was interested in. We started talking about horror for kids. How there is a space for this, and not to shy away from putting stuff out there that’s dark and smart,” said Headey. “Kids aren’t daft — they know when we’re holding back the scary bits. I’m so happy to be part of a great team. To bring Christian’s book to life in a way that feels authentic.”
Lena has also joined the TV adaptation of Hugh Howey’s sci-fi novel Beacon 23. Are you excited about the spooky animation? Tell us in the comments below!
Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is exploring the territory of murder mysteries with his upcoming project. The actor- famous for playing Jaime Lannister– will now play a reporter in the podcast ‘Mask of Sanity’.
Amazon’s Audible, Big Light Productions and Vespucci have teamed up to develop a slate of podcasts with a scripted series starring Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as one of its first projects.
Mask of Sanity is a serial killer story based on a true story from Bulgarian journalist, Dimiter Kenarov. Coster-Waldau will co-produce via his Ill Kippers Productions banner with producing partner and series writer Joe Derrick. It follows the story of a journalist reporting on a serial killer, but with a secret of his own. Ill Kippers’ Vice President Jeffrey Chassen will also serve as co-producer.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau said, “Mask of Sanity is a great example of the storytelling that Joe Derrick and myself want Ill Kippers to make. Entertaining, unexpected and thought-provoking, keeping the audience guessing right to the end. We are thrilled to be given the opportunity to work with the good people at Big Light Productions and Vespucci and can’t wait to share it with listeners everywhere through Audible.”
The series will start airing on Audible later in 2021. Another Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie will star in Sandman the audio series. Are you excited about the crime-thriller podcast? Talk to us in the comments below!
The superhero genre is slowly taking over the entertainment industry. Some of the most successful shows and movies today are from the two big comic book houses- the MCU and the DCEU. It is always a welcome surprise to watch our favourite stars in other franchises. Especially when they play an important role. Several Game of Thrones stars have featured in both DC and Marvel projects. Actor Sebastian Croft, who played a young Ned Stark on the show, is the latest star to join the fray.
Doom Patrol has added The Flash’s Micah Joe Parker and Game of Thrones’ Sebastian Croft to the cast ahead of season 3. Parker is set to play quiet and sensitive Malcolm. He is part of the Sisterhood of Dada and prefers to be invisible rather than face the harshness of the real world. Elsewhere, Croft will portray Charles Rowland, an “affable, charming” member of the Dead Boy Detective Agency. He remains haunted by his death from hypothermia back in 1989.
The show is based on the DC Comics’ team of the same name created by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani. Doom Patrol centres on an ever-expanding roster of downtrodden super-powered beings. They have all been gifted their abilities through unique and tragic circumstances.
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