Entertainment How to Watch 'The Great,' 'Hollywood' and More Historical Drama Series
Gillian Anderson thanks ex at SAG Awards
Gillian Anderson thanked her ex Peter Morgan helping her win a Screen Actors Guild Award on Sunday (04.04.21) for her role in 'The Crown'.The 52-year-old actress picked up the Female Actor in a Drama Series for her part as Margaret Thatcher in the hit Netflix show and made sure to namecheck her former boyfriend, who created the show, after they split last December.
The TV industry loves revisiting the past and bringing to light various stories that are based on or inspired by real-life events. Historical fiction, as it’s more commonly known as, mixes some of the best elements of storytelling: costume or period pieces, ensemble casts in interlocking stories, portrayals of true events or people, all of which have the ability to send audiences back in time without them ever having to leave their couch.
Recently, the ever-expanding array of streaming platforms have seen the recent development of new series, likeand , exploring life in the golden age of the movie industry and loosely accurate events of Empress Catherine the Great’s reign, respectively. With so many to choose from, ET has rounded up the best series -- new and old -- now streaming on , , and .
2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards
Ruffalo accepted the award virtually from home, beating out fellow nominees Bill Camp, Daveed Diggs, Hugh Grant, and Ethan Hawke. 'Acting doesn't happen in a vacuum,' Ruffalo said in his acceptance speech. 'It happens between people. And in a magical place created by a director like Derek and a writer like Wally Lamb. Mental illness is a real thing, and I just think it's really important that we're honest and open about it and have no fear and have no shame.
After the success of(see below), creator Julian Fellowes and producer Gareth Neame reunited to adapt Fellowes’ own novel about aspirations, lies and affairs of overlapping families living in Belgravia, the affluent district of London during the mid-1800s. Their stories begin at a that took place two days before the Battle of Waterloo, where scandal unfolds. While darker than its predecessor, the limited series still explores how class structure dictates and affects the daily lives of people at this time.
Creator Peter Morgan’s sprawling,recounts the life of Queen Elizabeth II and the events of her reign, starting with her unexpected path to the throne to her relationship with an ever-modernizing world and the scandals that followed certain family members. So far, Claire Foy and Olivia Colman with Imelda Staunton for the final two seasons of the star-studded series.
A lost follow-up series to Bottom was shelved after Rik Mayall's death
Producers were working on a follow-up series to sitcom 'Bottom', which was due to start filming in the same year star Rik Mayall passed away.The late comedian sadly passed away in 2014 at his London home, aged 56, after suffering a heart attack following his morning jog.
Creator David Milch’sexplores the many (real and fictional) lives of the lawless South Dakota camp in the 1870s over the and a follow-up film. Like any good story -- and this is a really good story -- , who plays reluctant sheriff Seth Bullock, says “it makes you feel like you have a greater understanding of humanity.”
Hailee Steinfeld portrays Emily Dickinson in thethat positions the budding creative writer as an unexpected hero for a millennial era. “This is a story from the perspective of one of the greatest female American poets ever," . "And it's wild and it's funny and it's weird and it's a little bit of everything.”
Justin Timberlake to play Chuck Barris in a new Apple TV show
Justin Timberlake is in talks to play ‘Gong Show’ host and CIA assassin Chuck Barris in a new series for Apple TV+, which will be based on Barris' memoir, ‘Confessions of a Dangerous Mind’.The ‘Say Something’ singer is being eyed for the role of the game show host in an as-yet-untitled drama series which Apple bought the streaming rights to after it beat other bidders in a recent auction.
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Julian Fellowes’ belovedfollows the drama, romance and scandals of the lives living at the Yorkshire country estate in the early 1900s. After six seasons with the Crawleys, the with a feature film that saw them as they toured England.
National Geographic’s Emmy-winning anthology series depicts the fascinating stories of the world’s most brilliant innovators. After first exploring the lives of Albert Einstein and, season 3 is , who is portrayed on screen by Cynthia Erivo. “She was the queen in every sense of the word,” the actress , adding that portraying her idol is “definitely a big undertaking, but I’ve had a really good time.”
Perrie Edwards breaks 'no shoes inside' rule posing in stylish boots
Perrie Edwards, 27, broke her own rule on Saturday when she posed for a chic snap on the staircase of her Surrey mansion wearing shoes - despite instructing guests to remove theirs.The Little Mix star, 27, flaunted her fashion credentials in a white boiler suit teamed with lace-up platform boots, despite telling her fans she had a 'no shoes' rule in her luxurious home.
While The Great isto revisit the life and rule of Russian Empress Catherine the Great, it’s certainly . Creator and the Oscar-nominated Tony McNamara makes no apologies about its satirical take and disregard for historical accuracy in the stylish and bitingly funny series starring Elle Fanning as a younger version of the aspiring ruler adjusting to royal life as wife to Emperor Peter III (Nicholas Hoult).
The star-studded limited seriesfollows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers trying to make it during the Golden Age of Tinseltown, no matter the costs or setbacks they face. The lives of these fictional characters unfold alongside the that helped define Hollywood at the time: the rise of leading man and closeted actor Rock Hudson, the struggles faced by actors of color and Hattie McDaniel, the notorious backroom dealings of .
revisits the 1970s ERA battle with Cate Blanchett as Phyllis Schlafly, a conservative constitutional lawyer and opponent of the proposed amendment. While viewers get an inside look into Schlafly’s rise within the political arena, it’s not a biopic focused solely on her story. “It’s about the various sections of the women’s movement,” Blanchett says. “There was an equal and opposite traditional women’s movement as there was the feminist women’s movement.”
Kris Jenner leads birthday tributes to True Thompson
Kris Jenner has led tributes to Khloe Kardashian's daughter True on her third birthday on Monday (12.04.21). © Bang Showbiz Tristan Thompson, Khloe Kardashian and daughter True (c) Instagram The daughter of Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson marked her third birthday this week and Khloe's mother Kris shared a sweet message for the little one, admitting she "can't wait" to celebrate with her. She wrote on Instagram: "Happy third birthday to our beautiful, sweet, kind, loving, precious True!! You are such an incredible blessing and it brings me so much joy to watch you grow.
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and lead the as Major John Glenn and Lieutenant Commander Alan Shepard, respectively, two of America’s original astronauts known as the Mercury 7. Based on the best-selling book by Tom Wolfe, which was previously turned into a 1983 hit film starring Ed Harris and Sam Shepard, the eight-part series revisits America’s 1960s space race with the Soviet Union and the formation of NASA. It is told through the eyes of seven men who made up the original astronaut program.
portrayed Spartacus on this sexy and bloody series, about the real-life enslaved gladiator who later became a hero and leader of the rebellion against the Roman Republic. The show, which also and Lucy Lawless, ran for three seasons and spawned a short-lived prequel series, Gods of the Arena.
Inspired by the Norsemen of early medieval Scandinavia,the exploits of legendary chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok (portrayed here by Travis Fimmel) and his clan. “The show is as true to history as I can make it,” , adding that over time the show deviated from history as it started to develop and get deeper into its ensemble of characters.
Jennifer Garner and Scarlett Johansson present at MUAHS Guild Awards
The actresses were two of the presenters at the hybrid virtual gala on Saturday. Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and Birds of Prey were the big winners of the night with two trophies apiece.The actresses happily - and virtually - presented awards during the 8th Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards.
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Margaret Cho relished working with John Travolta in Face/Off .
Margaret Cho loved the experience of working alongside a "modern day king" of Hollywood in John Travolta on the 1997 action flick 'Face/Off'.The 52-year-old actress starred as Wanda, a colleague of FBI agent Sean Archer, in the 1997 action flick and she dubbed the 'Grease' star as a "modern day king" of Hollywood.