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10 Reasons Why Sky Atlantic is the Place to be in 2018 – Jan 22, 2018

10 Reasons Why Sky Atlantic is the Place to be for Unmissable Telly in 2018

by Danni Deibe – The Sun – January 22, 2018

As January draws on we’re faced with the difficulty of sticking to resolutions and the final few days of ‘Dry January.’  Forgoing the pub in favor of staying in, in front of the telly, doesn’t have to be something you dread. In fact, staying in with Sky Atlantic can be even more exciting. Sky Atlantic is THE place for unmissable telly in 2018, and here are 10 reasons why.

Notice #6:

6. The Best of the USA

Sky Atlantic is the home of some great US TV shows like Big Little Lies, The Affair and the new season of Billions starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti.

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Billions Season 3 Plot: Damian Gives Clues – Jan 20, 2018

Billions Season 3: Here’s Everything We Know.

by Don Kaye | Den of Geek! | January 20, 2018

Source: Twitter @SHO_Billions

Billions has quietly developed a devoted following over the course of its two seasons on Showtime.  There’s something to be said for quality, and the increasingly vocal Billions fans has helped with the show’s success.

Bobby Axelrod, played by Damian Lewis, is the kind of guy who can’t lead a “normal” life. But that’s exactly what he’ll have to try to do in Billions Season 3. This season will detail Axe’s struggle to regain his livelihood and his financial empire. Easier said than done.

As reported by Deadline, Brian Koppelman divulged, “By the 3rd episode of this season it’s pretty clear that he’s not going to accept that that’s his modern life. He’s going to work really hard to change that. We just wanted to take a superhero in a way and put them in a box for which it’s hard for them to escape.”

“We had these characters that are super powerful within their worlds,” executive producer David Levien said at the TCA press tour. “It’s fascinating to us to put them in situations where they become vulnerable or less powerful. It’s a changing landscape. The question is how will Axe react?”

Not well, one would assume. Will Axe find a way back? Here’s what Damian says about that:

“People go down on this show but they get back up pretty quick,” Damian Lewis said. “That buoyancy is what makes it so exciting to watch… He has a lieutenant now and they are the avatar of everything that he likes and believes in. He will find a way to come back.”

According to Showtime, Axe and Chuck will also “battle for their own survival amid new forces and powerful enemies.”

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Billions Nominated for GLAAD Award – Jan 19, 2018

Billions Nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series

by Chancellor Agard – Entertainment Weekly – January 19, 2018

Source: Twitter @SHO_Billions

Every year, the LGBTQ advocacy organization honors films, TV shows, movies, music, and comic book artists “for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives.”

It was announced on Friday at the Sundance Film Festival that Billions has been nominated for the 29th annual GLAAD Media Award in the ‘Outstanding Drama Series’ category. The GLAAD Media Award ceremonies will be in Los Angeles on April 12, 2018 and in New York on May 5.

For a complete list of the nominees, read the rest of the original article at Entertainment Weekly

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Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis in Stolen – Jan 18, 2018

Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis in Stolen

by Damianista – Fan Fun with Damian Lewis – January 18, 2018

Source: BBC

Human trafficking is nothing but modern day slavery. It is a multi-billion dollar crime industry where, according to The International Labor Organization estimates, 24.9 million people are deprived of their freedoms globally. What makes this even worse is that 1 in 4 of the victims are children.

Stolen is a harrowing TV drama, made in 2011 for BBC One, that focuses on the problem of child trafficking. Written by Stephen Butchard, directed by Justin Chadwick, and filmed in Manchester, the movie stars a number of very talented first-time child actors along with our own Damian Lewis. The movie received a BAFTA TV nomination for Best Single Drama in 2012.

Here is the official trailer:

Stephen Butchard tells The Telegraph how a 60-second real-life news bulletin on the radio inspired him to send an email to BBC drama department and start writing the screenplay:

“I was listening to the news on 5 Live and they had a report about an African child who had been trafficked into the country to work as a domestic slave. I thought, ‘Surely that can’t be happening in this country?’ But they said it wasn’t a one-off; it happens again and again.”

Source: BBC

And this is exactly what Stolen brings us in its opening scene: Rosemary (Gloria Oyewumi), an 11-year old girl from Nigeria, lands at the Manchester airport. She walks out of the plane, alone, directly into an airport bathroom to do what she was instructed before she boarded the plane: She flushes away her passport. Rosemary is not traceable now.

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How to Stream Life – Jan 16, 2018

Is Life on Netflix?

How to watch and stream the crime drama series

by Katherine Plummer – RadioTimes – January 16, 2018

Source: NBC

The detective drama Life, set in sunny Los Angeles, gripped crime fans across the world when it was originally broadcast between 2007 and 2009.

The show follows Charlie Crews, played by Damian Lewis, who is a police officer released from prison after serving twelve years for the murder of his business partner and family. A crime that, crucially, he did not commit.

Charlie Crews tries to solve the mystery of the crime and rebuild his life on the outside, along with his detective partner, Dani Reese (Sarah Shahi) and housemate Ted Earley (Adam Arkin).

Life aired for two series on NBC, where (on the website) subscribers can still find it. It can also be watched on US streaming service, Hulu.

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