When noted British actor and confirmed Caucasian male Joseph Fiennes announced last year that he’d play Michael Jackson for an upcoming TV series called Urban Myths, the public had an understandably adverse reaction. Though Fiennes confirmed that he’d portray the King of Pop after he got his controversial skin-whitening procedure, the fact remains that a white man would be playing an African-American man in a confusing sort of blackface without a literal black face. The Fiennes’ credit, he’s confessed to The Hollywood Reporter that he understands “why people are up in arms,” but hopes that audiences will be a little more understanding when they see that the show takes all sorts of liberties with the personal lives of historical figures.
Everything we’ve seen from Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale has seemed equal parts timely and enrapturing, but a first trailer for the Elisabeth Moss-led series very much seals the deal. See for yourself, as the world becomes a dystopian, misogynist hell that Offred is intent on surviving in the first footage.
Our first look at Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale certainly got tongues wagging, though the streaming service declined to specify any further than an April 2017 premiere. Now, we know exactly when the Elisabeth Moss-led series will debut, while another round of photos give us gorgeous new looks at the cast.
Hulu’s forthcoming adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale has only felt more topical in recent weeks, even if the new Elisabeth Moss drama won’t formally premiere until April 2017. You don’t have to wait that long for a first look, however, as some impressive first photos have made their way online.
No more than halfway through November, and already TV is partitioning out your schedule for 2017. The latest to set its round of new premieres is Hulu, with a religious return for The Path Season 2, along with Elisabeth Moss’ adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale, and more.
Today in news that sounds like a series of escalating dares: Joseph Fiennes is set to play Michael Jackson in an original dramedy film for British network Sky Arts, which will tell the story of how Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando allegedly piled into a car to escape New York following the 9/11 terrorist attack. Yes, as in that Michael Jackson.
Ryan Murphy's horror anthology, 'American Horror Story' is racking up one heck of a cast for the show's second season. Too bad most of them will probably die before it's over. Joseph Fiennes, who's last TV outing was ABC's 'Flash Forward,' is in talks to join 'American Horror Story' next season.