SHOWTIME LOOKING TO RAISE CAMELOT?
Showtime has wrapped on the third season of “The Tudors,” set to premiere in April. Creator Hirst writes that series and serves as exec producer along with O’Sullivan. Season two averaged 1.7 million viewers, up 6% from season one. The pay cabler has several originals queued up for 2009, including the Diablo Cody penned half-hour comedy “United States of Tara” and half-hour laffer “Nurse Jackie,” starring Edie Falco. A comedy starring Brit funnyman Marc Wootton and gun store-themed reality skein “Lock ‘n Load” have also been greenlit to series.
Showtime is also developing, among other projects, “The End of Steve,” a dark comedy starring and exec produced by Matthew Perry; hourlong pharmaceutical biz drama “Possible Side Effects,” produced by Tim Robbins and starring Matt Lucas; and a spinoff to its long-running skein “The L Word” starring Leisha Hailey.
My two cents:
I don’t watch Tudors, but plan on watching the dvds once the show is ultimately finished. I’m currently watching BBC’s MERLIN series(thank you bit torrent or I wouldn’t be able to). I’ve always been a huge fan of the old british legend stories(ROBIN HOOD, KING ARTHUR, ETC) so I’m going to watch it. I just hope it’s going to be like TUDOR’S and not something like the A KNIGHTS TALE movie.