Shonda Rhimes First Netflix Series to be a "Bridgerton" Adaption

Shondaland’s first Netflix project is based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling Bridgerton novels. 

Shot in the London the historical drama is set in the lavish and highly competitive world of Regency London high society. 
The Official Description: "From the glittering ballrooms of Mayfair to the aristocratic palaces of Park Lane and beyond, the series unveils a seductive, sumptuous world replete with intricate rules and dramatic power struggles, where no one is truly ever on steady ground. At the heart of the show is the powerful Bridgerton family. Comprised of eight close-knit siblings, this funny, witty, daring and clever group must navigate the upper ten thousand’s marriage mart in search of romance, adventure and love."  The CastThe Julie Andrews voices Lady Whistledown, the unseen gossip writer.
Rege-Jean Page (Roots 2016) as Simon Bassett A Duke who finds himself the target of the town's single ladies.
Phoebe Dynevor (Dickensian) as Daphne Bridgerton, the young debutante wa…

Production Begins on Mary Seacole Biopic starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Producer Billy Peterson has chosen “Seacole,” as his first feature film for his new production company, Racing Green Pictures. Racing Green Pictures says that one of its goals is to back prestige films with strong social messages. Seacole fits the bill as it will center on Mary Seacole, a pioneering Jamaican nurse who cared for wounded British soldiers during the Crimean War and found herself at odds with Florence Nightingale.

Period film mainstay Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“Belle”, "Free State of Jones") will be playing the British-Jamaican business woman and nurse who worked behind the lines during the Crimean War. Mbatha-Raw will be joined by Sam Worthington (“Avatar”).

“Seacole” will shoot over the next two months in Malta, Romania and London. The goal is to be ready for a festival circuit debut in 2020.

Happy Juneteenth!!

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former Confederate States of America.

Trailer | Year of the Rabbit featuring Susie Wokoma | Starts Monday 10th June

Check out the lovely Susie Wokoma as Mabel in the new British comedy series Year of the Rabbit. 

The series airs Monday 10th June.  The show will be broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK and IFC in the US.

Video | Jennifer Hudson Sings “The Jeffersons” Theme Song for Live In Front Of A Studio Audience

"Movin' on Up" the original theme song for "The Jefferson's" was written by Ja'Net DuBois (Willona from Good Times) and Jeff Barry. The theme song was sung by Ja'Net DuBois along with a gospel choir. In 1978 Sammy Davis, Jr. recorded a cover version of the song.

Twitter Loves the ABC 'Live in Front of a Studio Audience' 'All in the Family' & 'The Jeffersons' Remakes

ABC's The Jeffersons and All in The Family event was aired on Wednesday night with ABC's late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and television icon Norman Lear as hosts. The 90 minute live reenactment of the two legendary series was meet with positive reviews by viewers.

The live shows tonight were fire. #TheJeffersons and — Vanessa Riley (@VanessaRiley) May 23, 2019 Even through his flub (and clever recovery) Jamie Foxx was a crowd pleaser as George Jefferson.
Jamie Foxx as George Jefferson, the slight over exaggeration on the body movement. Perfect!
...and our first blooper. 😂 — A.C. Junior (@OfficialMisterC) May 23, 2019 We even got a surprise apperance by The Marla Gibbs reprising her role as Florence!!
Stop. Y'all, just stop! Marla Gibbs? MARLA GIBBS!!! Be still my heart. #TheJeffersons#LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience — T.J. Holmes (@tjholmes…

Trailer | Mixed-ish + Photos

Our last post and videodiscussed this project. The episode that was made as a backdoor pilot was approved by ABC and picked up as a series!! 
Here is the trailer!
In “mixed-ish,” Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the ‘80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow’s parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they’re perceived as neither black nor white. This family’s experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one’s own identity when the rest of the world can’t decide where you belong.

I love Tika Sumpter and am excited to see her in this 1980s set series. I look forward to falling in love with the little actors in Mixed-ish. They have already done a wonderful job of carrying the roles that w…