- Update on Life, the NBC police drama (pilot) starring Damian Lewis:
» There were at least 6 revisions of the original script of Merit Badge, the pilot episode, but it appears that NBC has kept the original title of Life for the proposed series rather than Set For Life as previously reported by Variety. The name of the leading character played by Damian Lewis is unclear; the names reported include: Billy Crews, Charlie Crews, and most recently – Billy Pearce.
The names of other cast members and their characters are: Sarah Shahi (Dani Reese), Adam Arkin (Ted Early), Melissa Sagemiller (Constance Griffiths), and Robin Weigert (Lt. Karen Davis).
» NBC will announce their fall season on/around May 14th so it will be known at that time if the pilot for Life was picked up. If so, Damian Lewis may be back in Los Angeles soon to film additional episodes.
- This New Producers Alliance article about recent UK Film Council – funded projects includes information about Picture Farm’s upcoming film The Escapist directed by Rupert Wyatt and featuring Damian Lewis.
- The Situation starring Damian Lewis will screen at Oregon’s Salem Film Festival which runs April 20th – 22nd; click here for more information.
- An Amazon.com subscriber created this annotated list of the top twelve programs featured recently on PBS’s The Best of Masterpiece Theatre’s 35th Anniversary Special; including The Forsyte Saga starring Damian Lewis which was the second most popular program, as picked by a poll of 20,000 viewers, out of the 250 Masterpiece Theatre productions.