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  • TV Review: 'The Honorable Woman'

    Representing SundanceTV's latest stab at a prestige miniseries, "The Honorable Woman" places Maggie Gyllenhaal at the center of what's otherwise an old-fashioned British political thriller, centered around the combustible quagmire of the Middle East....
  • Sundance's 'The Honorable Woman' a brave foray into conflict

    In recent weeks, the creator of "The Honorable Woman," an eight-part series debuting Thursday on Sundance, has gone out of his way to express what the show is not: A reaction to recent events. Although the story deals specifically, vividly and...
  • Events in Gaza bring new urgency to 'The Honorable Woman'

    Events in Gaza bring new urgency to 'The Honorable Woman'
    I can't remember the last time real-life events recontextualized a work of fiction for me the way Israel's incursion into Gaza has done with "The Honorable Woman" this month. When I first started watching the BBC-made mini-series that starts at 10 p.m....
  • Emmy Lead Actor, Movie or Miniseries: Billy Bob Thorton vs. Mark Ruffalo

    Is it a simple choice of good versus evil in one of Emmy's most contested categories? A blunt activist or a psychopathic contract killer? A furrowed brow or Dutch-boy bangs? In a word -- yes. The heatseekers in this star-packed race are Mark Ruffalo,...
  • Liza Marshall to Step Down as Head of Ridley Scott's Scott Free UK (EXCLUSIVE)

    LONDON -- Highly-regarded production executive Liza Marshall is to step down as head of Ridley Scott's London-based TV and film production arm Scott Free UK, she confirmed to Variety Friday. Marshall is considering a number of options within the U.K....
  • Netflix Picks Up BBC's 'Happy Valley' Crime Drama

    Netflix has acquired rights to BBC drama series "Happy Valley," scheduled to make its exclusive U.S. and Canadian debut on the video-streaming service Aug. 20. The series, starring BAFTA winner Sarah Lancashire ("Last Tango in Halifax," pictured above),...
  • Italy's TV Producers Turn to Crime Series for Global Sales

    Boosted by the international sales success of mob series "Gomorrah," Italy's expanding TV production community, led by Sky Italia and shingle Cattleya, is hoping to spark a trend among buyers, much as Denmark's "The Killing" prompted the Nordic Noir...
  • Ricky Gervais on 'Derek,' Netflix and Whether He'd Host the Emmys

    Ricky Gervais has made a career out of the uncomfortable. Both through his sitcoms "The Office" and "Extras" (co-created with and Stephen Merchant) and in his standup routines and public persona, he's created situations and subjects that poke fun at the...
  • Spain's La Liga works to be a premier soccer league in its own right

    Spain's La Liga works to be a premier soccer league in its own right
    Gareth Bale was born in Wales and learned to play professional soccer in the English Premier League. But lately he's become a passionate advocate for Spain's La Liga, where he is about to begin his second season with Real Madrid. "The Spanish league...
  • Steven Moffat Wants 'Doctor Who'-'Sherlock' Crossover, But Doubts Possibility

    For the fans who want a "Doctor Who"-"Sherlock" crossover, "Sherlock" showrunner and co-creator Steven Moffat is on your side -- he just doesn't think it can happen. Fans of the hugely popular British series have been asking for the crossover for years...
  • Sonar Entertainment Adds to Senior Leadership Team

    Sonar Entertainment has made two appointments to its senior leadership team, naming Peter Keramidas as executive vice president, planning, strategy and administration, and Jenna Glazier as senior vice president, television series. The appointments were...