And no, Freddie didn’t die.
Not cool, not cool, not cool.
Sad news, but if you’re looking for a solid, short series to watch I can’t say it wasn’t satisfying.
Trailer: ‘The Hour’ Season 2
(via Film Thrasher)
Perhaps one of the greatest surprises delivered last year on television happened to be BBC’s The Hour, a six-part series that combined a period drama, history, mystery and even a little espionage among a star-studded cast. While a second season was greenlit last winter, the network decided to delay the new episodes to avoid any programming conflict with the Summer Olympics. Now on the precipice of having star Ben Whishaw emerge into a nearly household name, it seems BBC wants to continue the momentum he may bring to the new season as they have finally set a return date for later next month.
Underrated in 2011 - The Hour continued to prove that British television wipes the floor with almost everything that America puts on the air. If you didn’t watch it, it’s an easily digestible 6 hour series and will entangle you as well as any so-called American drama.
Programming Note: The Hour premieres tonight on BBC America at 10 pm
It’s been described as Mad Men meets Broadcast News meets James Bond and should be quite good.
It will take place in 1957 and abandon the espionage aspect that made up a good deal of the first season/series.
Most of the original cast - including Romola Garai, Dominic West and Ben Whishaw - will return to the story of a ’50s BBC newsmagazine show, and the ensemble is getting one hell of an addition in Peter Capaldi as the new Head of News.
If you haven’t watched The Hour yet, stop whatever you’re doing and download the first episode (for free!) on iTunes. Amazing, brilliant, wonderful, dynamic, perfect.
You’re going to want to do this.