The most awaited TV series in May
Starz, which produces TV series “The Stranger”, “American Gods” and others, presented a new project. In May, the British mini-series “Howards End” starts. The plot is borrowed from the eponymous novel by M. M. Forster in 1910. The action of the series takes place in the beginning of the 20th century and reveals in all its glory the relations of three British families, personifying three typical estates: rich capitalists, bourgeois and middle class. The series is artistically shot: its director is Hetty MacDonald, the author of “Doctor Who” and “Fortitude.” Judging by the trailer, the audience expects the authentic fashion of the era: hats – cylinders, suits – troika, lace dresses and high hairstyles for ladies. The estate of Howards – End during the shooting was a real English manor of the 16th century.
The series is based on the adaptation of five novels by the popular British author, the Booker nominee Edward St. Aubin. In the center of the story is the insolent British playboy and aristocrat Patrick, who tries to cope with his problems with the help of alcohol and numerous novels. In the role of Patrick Melrose – the chief aristocrat of British cinema Benedict Cumberbatch, who, according to rumors, has long wanted to play this role and he initiated it. The show is on the Showtime channel.
The director of “Sharp Objects” is Jean-Marc Valle, who directed the “Dallas Club of Buyers” and the first season of “Big Little Lies.” In the title role – Amy Adams, and a project based on the novel Gillian Flynn – author of the bestselling “The Disappeared”. “Sharp objects” is another thriller: it’s a story about a criminal reporter Camilla Priker (Amy Adams), who is investigating the murder of two little girls in Missouri. Camille just left the psychiatric clinic, where she stayed for several years, and has a terrible relationship with her own mother.
In the lead roles – actresses Laura Dern and Elizabeth Debiki, and in the center of the plot – sexual violence. The series tells the story of a journalist and director who recalls the dramatic experience of sexual violence she experienced at the age of 13. The scriptwriter and director of this story – producer Jennifer Fox – tells the story of his own experience. The project became one of the most discussed prime-minister at the Sundance festival. Initially, The Tale was planned as a film, but the right to display was bought by the HBO channel, and the film turned into a series with three episodes.