A Spy Among Friends
by Jake Kanter, Peter White, Nellie Andrea | Deadline | July 7, 2020
EXCLUSIVE: Billions’ Damian Lewis and The Affair alum Dominic West are in negotiations to headline and executive produce a limited series adaptation of bestselling Cold War espionage thriller A Spy Among Friends for Spectrum Originals and UK streamer BritBox.
The six-episode A Spy Among Friends, based on Ben Macintyre’s book, comes from former Homeland executive producer Alexander Cary, Sony Pictures Television and ITV Studios. It is tentatively scheduled to premiere in the fall of 2021.
Continue reading Damian Lewis and Dominic West Poised To Star In Cold War Limited Series – July 7, 2020
Too Small For My Big Bed
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 15, 2020
Damian will be reading tonight’s CBeebies Bedtime Story, Too Small For My Big Bed. Tune in tonight on BBC or BBC iPlayer for a little #AloneTogether time during quarantine.
CoVid-19 Temporarily Suspends Filming
by Nellie Andreeva | Deadline | April 1, 2020
This is not an April Fool’s joke. Deadline reports Billions season five will split into two.
Showtime has made more adjustments to its schedule as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, which suspended all Hollywood production.
Black Monday and Billions, which were in production on their current/upcoming seasons when the shutdown occurred, will air partial seasons, with the rest of the episodes running at a later date after all production has been completed.
For both the unexpected spring finales will come at a natural point in the story arcs of their seasons. Showtime already two weeks ago moved in to stagger the remaining finished original episodes of Black Monday by shifting the comedy’s air pattern from two back-to-back new episodes premiering a week to one, beginning March 22, continuing through Sunday, April 12. The April 12 Episode 6 of Black Monday will be the last of the current batch.
Continue reading Billions Season 5 Split In Two – April 1, 2020
And We’re Off to the Races!
by Isabel Shaw | Radio Times | March 9, 2020
Radio Times is giving away 5,000 tickets to see Dream Horse! Click here and enter code BDQ245 to download and print your free ticket(s) for the preview screening of the film on Monday, March 23, 2020. Doors open at 6:00 pm and movie begins at 6:30 pm. Tickets are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so book now to avoid missing out!
Here is the list of participating Cineworld theatres below:
Ashton Under Lyne
Glasgow Renfrew Street
To gain admittance, tickets should be presented to the box office along with a copy of this page of Radio Times. ID’s may be requested.
For more information, visit Radio Times
Official Press Release, Trailer, and Episode Guide
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 12, 2020
NEW SERIES HOSTED BY THE EMMY® AND GOLDEN GLOBE® WINNING ACTOR TO PREMIERE SUNDAY, MARCH 22 AT 8PM ET/PT
Where to watch streaming: Hulu Live, iTunes, Amazon Prime, fuboTV (free 7-day trial), YouTube TV w/Smithsonian Channel, and Vudu.
NEW YORK – February 12, 2020 – Smithsonian Channel is set to investigate some of the most shocking and explosive cases of espionage over the last 50 years. SPY WARS WITH DAMIAN LEWIS features the incredible true stories of spy wars fought in the shadows, from the turbulent years of the Cold War to the Iran Hostage Crisis and the discovery of a complex web of sleeper agents living in the U.S. – a major inspiration for the plot of The Americans. Each episode of this new eight-part series sees host Damian Lewis revealing these remarkable tales of the secretive world of government intelligence, surveillance and international conspiracy plots with interviews from the experts and eyewitnesses that lived through them. SPY WARS WITH DAMIAN LEWIS premieres Sunday, March 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel.
The series premiere episode, THE MAN WHO SAVED THE WORLD, recounts the story of Oleg Gordievsky – a KGB agent who may have singlehandedly averted World War III. Posted to the Soviet embassy in London by the KGB, Gordievsky would become disenfranchised by the Soviet agenda and, in a shocking move, flipped to become a double agent for British intelligence MI6. What was to follow was a years-long effort by Gordievsky to pass Soviet intelligence to the British, all but preventing a nuclear Armageddon between the Soviet Union and the West.
Continue reading Smithsonian Channel Enters the World of Global Espionage in Spy Wars with Damian Lewis – Feb 12, 2020