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This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 25th June 2017

This week we've got some casting news, a big film trailer, confirmation of a much-anticipated movie and a cheeky announcement by a brand! Ready? Let's get started in the latest period drama news - The Downton Abbey Movie Has Been Confirmed Devoted fans were devastated when the hit series finally ended, but there's some good news - the Downton Abbey movie has been confirmed by Associated Press, with an estimated production start date of 2018. President of NBC Universal, Michael…

This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 18th June 2017

Business returns to usual this week with a flurry of exciting updates and trailers. From an beautiful and uplifting trailer without any disastrous events (so rare!), to everyone's favourite northerner taking on the role of an Italian aristocrat, read on for the latest news in the world of period dramas. Trailer Released for Goodbye Christopher Robin It's very common these days to see trailers that ramp up the misery until by the end of two minutes and thirty seconds, you…

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This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 11th June 2017

It's been a quieter week of news about period dramas but we've collected the best of this week's interviews with industry insiders. From a revelation about the future of Taboo, to an incisive reflection of Daphne Du Maurier adaptation My Cousin Rachel by its star, settle down for a deep dive into the latest discussions about the genre. Writer Stephen Wright Confirms That Taboo Will Last Three Seasons Huffington Post UK exclusively broke the story that Taboo will be a…

This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 4th June 2017

From upcoming big screen treats to Shakespeare spin-offs, we've got this week's best selection of news all about period dramas. First up, very exciting news for our Sunday nights... Poldark Series 3 Gets Release Date of 11 June 2017 That's right, our favourite Cornish drama is being released on 11 June, just a week from today. It's been deliberately pushed forward from its usual autumn screen time to avoid any clashes with ITV's Victoria. The ratings battle got pretty intense…

This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 28th May 2017

With the last week of Cannes and a host of BBC announcements, this week has been a busy one. We've collected the best news from all the events, including two exciting new trailers and a great interview with everyone's favourite romantic lead, Aidan Turner. First Trailer Released For Victoria Season Two It's less than a minute long, but the first trailer for Victoria's second series is super dramatic. Heralding the next generation of royalty, it shows Queen Victoria and Prince Albert…

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This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 21st May 2017

We're introducing a new feature to Lost In Drama, a news roundup titled 'This Week in Period Dramas'. Expect a post every Sunday, collecting the top filming updates, casting announcements, fascinating interviews and latest movie trailers from across the internet. First Trailer Released For Cary Fukanaga's The Alienist Last Wednesday, Variety revealed the first official trailer for a much-anticipated series - The Alienist, a detective thriller set in 1896's New York. Starring Dakota Fanning, Daniel Bruhl and Luke Evans, it looks rich…

Trailer Unveiled For Thrilling Period Drama ‘The Limehouse Golem’

In exciting news for murder mystery fans, the first trailer for The Limehouse Golem has been released, starring Bill Nighy and Olivia Cooke. Set in Victorian London, Nighy plays Inspector John Kildare, a detective on the hunt for a proficient serial killer. As fear of the killer grows in the Limehouse community of London, the old myth of a terrifying Golem begins to seem like the only answer to the unaccountable crimes. All Kildare knows is that the killer must surely…

The Crown Rules Over The BAFTA TV Nominations

With an impressive five nominations, The Crown has taken the throne for top contender at this year's BAFTA TV awards. Netflix's most expensive series to date, this period drama about the royals cost at least £100 million to make for the first season of ten episodes. Among those nominations are Best Drama Series and Best Female Performance for leading actress Claire Foy. Supporting actors Jared Harris, John Lithgow and Vanessa Kirby also all earned individual nominations. Whilst period drama fans…

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Adrien Brody Joins ‘Peaky Blinders’ Cast For Season Four

In exciting news for Peaky Blinders fans, Academy Award-winning actor Adrien Brody has joined the cast of the gritty period drama series. Joining lead actors Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy and Helen McCrory, Brody is rumoured to play a character with a 'formidable presence', that writer Steven Knight wrote with the actor in mind. Adrien Brody is an American actor who reached worldwide recognition in 2002's The Pianist, which won him the Oscar for Best Actor. Since then he's alternated between big budget…

Brian Cox’s Prime Minister Takes Centre Stage In First ‘Churchill’ Trailer

The first trailer has been released for wartime drama Churchill, starring Brian Cox as the eponymous prime minister. Set in the run up to the D-Day landings in 1944, it looks at Winston Churchill as he grapples with both power and age. It also focuses on a fractious period with future US president General Dwight D. Eisenhower (John Slattery).  Take a look at the trailer below - Filmed across Scotland, it also stars Miranda Richardson as Clementine Churchill and Ella…