- Film & TV
- 06 Sep 22
Christmas comes early this month for Star Wars and Game Of Thrones fans!
Bad Sisters (Apple TV+, August 19)
She didn’t write the theme tune, but otherwise Sharon Horgan has her fingerprints all over this dark comedy thriller, which includes Sandycove, Howth, Malahide and the Forty Foot among its numerous Dublin locations. Joining her in one of the finest ensemble Irish casts ever are Anne-Marie Duff, Eva Birthistile, Sarah Greene, Eve Hewson, Brian Gleeson, Daryl McCormack and remarkable youngster Saise Quinn. Asaad Bouab, Daryl McCormack, Bryan Gleeson and Claes Bang ensure that there’s some male eye candy to feast on.
Numerous things – a couple of vampires among them – go bump in the night as Stephen King’s ‘Jerusalem’s Lot’ short story gets spun into a ten-parter starring Adrien Brody as an 1850s whaling boat captain with dark family secrets that need unravelling. In trademark King style, the mood is malevolent, the plot labyrinthine and the nods to other classic horrors all knowing.
House Of The Dragon (Sky Atlantic, August 22)
Set two hundred years before Game Of Thrones, this equally lavish George R.R. Martin-penned prequel chronicles the origins and execution of the Targaryen civil war, AKA the Dance of the Dragons. Paddy Considine, Matt Smith and Rhys Ifans are the best-known names in a gargantuan cast that’s set to make a superstar out of young English actor Emma D’Arcy who plays a dragon-riding princess.
Star Wars: Andor (Disney+, August 31)
The prequels keep on coming with this latest Lucasfilm production focusing on the back story of Rogue One thief-turned-Rebel spy Cassian Andor. It’s all very film noir-ish with twenty-four episodes airing in two halves. Reprising his lead role is Latino heartthrob Diego Luna who was also ace in Narcos: Mexico.
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- Film & TV
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