While HBO will be losing a number of major series in the coming year, Showtime's own loss of 'Dexter' and the impending 'Californication' has necessitated some new blood of its own. Enter Philip Seymour Hoffman's new dark dramedy, 'Happyish,' and 'Fringe' star Joshua Jackon's steamy new drama, 'The Affair,' both picked up to series for the near future!
Helena Bonham Carter may have proven largely extraneous to both the plot and failures of this past weekend's 'The Lone Ranger,' but that won't stop fans of the chameleon actress from checking out her turn as Elizabeth Taylor in BBC's forthcoming drama adaptation, 'Burton & Taylor.' Lindsay Lohan in 'Liz & Dick' this ain't, and we've got the first look at the production's new trailer!
We've seen Showtime on a major talent kick of late, developing new dramas from the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and 'Dexter''s own Michael C. Hall, and its latest proves no less exciting. Former 'The Wire' and near-'Game of Thrones' star Dominic West will headline the drama pilot for 'The Affair,' but will the new marital drama prove as Emmy-winning as Showtime's other adult fare?
Based solely on its premise, 'The Awakening' looks like a pretty standard horror film, a tale of Woman Visits Haunted Academy, Haunted Academy Terrifies Woman. Then you notice the cast, which includes tremendous talents like Rebecca Hall, Dominic West and Imelda Staunton. Then you watch the trailer, which is simply dripping with atmosphere and dread. Yep, it looks like we'll have to keep an eye on 'The Awakening.'