Auf AMC/BBC's ''The Spy Who Came...'' bin ich mal gespannt.
Hoffe mal, dass es mit ähnlich hohem Budget wie Night Manager ausgestattet wird (obwohl es für den US-Partner ein Quotenflop war, der sich nur bei den Globes ausgezahlt hat). Die Schauwerte waren neben der Besetzung ja letztlich der wichtigste Grund, dass dieser klassische (um nicht zu sagen recht altmodische) Spionagethriller auch außerhalb der Genrefans so gut ankam.
Wenn jamand da ins Krankenhaus muss, dann bitte ins ''Knick''
Gibt's dazu eigentlich irgendwas neues zu einer S3
Wenn man sieht, was in den letzten Jahren stellenweise für Mist ausgebuddelt wurde , den schon lange niemand mehr haben wollte, würde ich es nicht abschreiben, aber nachdem Cinemax jetzt offiziell wieder auf vergleichsweise kostengünstige (durch internationale Co-Produktion finanzierte) Pulp-Actionthriller setzt, kann ich mir nicht vorstellen, dass sie nochmal einen so großen Teil ihres Jahresbudgets in eine Serie stecken, die schlechte Quoten hat und trotz guter Kritiken keinen Buzz oder Preise einbringt. Wie Quarry liegt die Hoffnung für mich da mittlerweile in erster Line darauf, dass die große Mutter HBO einen Wechsel zu einem Streamingservice erlaubt. Outcast kann auch nur froh sein, dass vorab 2 Staffeln feststanden.
http://deadline.com/2016/12/cinemax-ret ... 201864870/
“I have to say right now, The Knick is one of the most rewarding creative experiences of my career,” HBO miniseries and Cinemax programming president Kary Antholis said. “Critics loved the show, and I can’t tell you how many studio executives around town have told me it’s their favorite show on television, but it did not find an audience at the level that Banshee did. Even though in terms of an HBO show, The Knick is a modestly priced show, in terms of a Cinemax show, it started to throw our budget out of whack.”
When Casey Bloys took the top HBO programming job in May, the programming strategy of Cinemax already was being re-evaluated. “Casey and I discussed the direction of Cinemax and agreed that the brand should return to what we were doing in the first place, which was cost-effective programming, often co-productions, adrenalized, pulpy material that has a real fun factor. The comment that I get most often about shows like Banshee and Strike Back is that they are fun, and people call them their popcorn or their candy on a Friday night.”
Antholis and his team found a script, Rellik, for a six-episode serial killer limited series from The Missing team of creators Harry and Jack Williams and New Pictures. “We were blown away by it,” Antholis said. “We felt it was fresh, we felt it was intense. It’s not a full return to the pulp of a show like Banshee or the adrenaline of a show like Strike Back, it’s more in the Hunted kind of area of an intense thriller that is propulsive and deeply involving.”
Cinemax then was approached by Harries about teaming with Sky on a Strike Back reboot that updates the franchise, which originally was inspired by 1980s action movies like Lethal Weapon, Die Hard and Rambo and dealt largely with the the remnants of Al-Qaeda. The new series, which will star Alin Sumarwata, Daniel MacPherson, Roxanne McKee and Warren Brown, takes inspiration from the diverse ensemble action movies of the 2000s and beyond, like the Fast and Furious franchise, and it is expected to reflect the global war on terror, informed by the rise of ISIS. “We found this really great core team of actors that I think are going to re-energize that franchise,” Antholis said.
“Ideally, we’d love to be doing four shows a year at least to begin with, and I would imagine that, at least initially, three of those would be co-productions or very cost-effective and one will be the kind of a marquee show with a Banshee-level of budget for the year, a homegrown project that we can tailor to what we think our audience wants and enjoys.”
Strike Back and Rellik will be two of the co-productions, with Cinemax in talks on other lower-cost action/thriller dramas with international partners. The network also plans to launch a new brand campaign around the debut of Strike Back in early 2018. Meanwhile, Warrior, which Cinemax ordered to pilot, is eyed for a potential straight-to-series order to fill the tentpole spot in the inaugural slate.
It is written/executive produced by Banshee co-creator Jonathan Tropper based on original material by the late martial arts icon Bruce Lee. The Fast & Furious helmer Justin Lin executive produces with Lee’s daughter, Shannon Lee. “It will be a very pulpy, fun, adrenalized, martial arts show,” Antholis said.What will be the future of Outcast, renewed for a second season
, and how will the horror drama, which struggled to find traction with viewers in Season 1, fit into the new Cinemax? “We’re going to see if we can grow its audience,” Antholis said. “I think part of the lesson there is that we assumed we could find Kirkman’s audience in our Cinemax audience, but we have to find better ways of doing that. We tried to guide the upcoming second season towards being more adrenalized
. We love working with Robert and with Chris (Black) and with Dave Alpert, and we’re going to try to find a way to make it fit into this new plan.”