2016 is now last year and we're now in the the middle or close towards the end of January in the New Year 2017! You know what that means, right? New TV series/returning shows and movies to look forward to this Winter and Spring from our favorite P&P (2005) actors! Continuing my annual list of some Pride & Prejudice (2005) alumni (and director Joe Wright) with a new movie and TV series or mini-series starting this month of January through April of 2017 (as well as a few upcoming films to see in mid to late 2017!).
Featured P&P (2005) actors: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Rosamund Pike, Jena Malone, Kelly Reilly, Rupert Friend, Tamzin Merchant, Tom Hollander, Donald Sutherland, Brenda Blethyn, Judi Dench, and Penelope Wilton. Plus P&P director Joe Wright's upcoming film.
The following P&P '05 actors has new films (and returning TV series) to be released this Winter/Spring...
New and Returning TV series/mini-series for Winter/Spring 2017
Ripper Street (Season 5) - TBA 2017 on BBC2 and BBC America (Matthew Macfadyen stars as Detective Inspector Edmund Reid)
According to Amazon Prime...
The final Season 5 of Ripper Street "will make up one single story. Our heroes become fugitives, forced to operate outside the law as they pursue the most insidious enemy they have encountered yet."Also, Season 4 of Ripper Street is coming to Netflix on January 28th...
“Ripper Street” Season 4 — The latest season of the BBC America drama is finally coming to Netflix. When the season starts, Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen) is dragged out of retirement after a friend is framed. He reunites with Detective Inspector Bennet Drake (Jerome Flynn) and surgeon Captain Homer Jackson (Adam Rothenberg) to keep the peace in London. Available Jan. 28.
Watch the S4 trailer below...
Taboo (New TV Series) - Premieres on January 7, 2017 on FX (Tom Hollander co-stars as Cholmondeley)
Watch Taboo trailer below...James Keziah Delaney returns to 1814 London after 10 years in Africa to discover that he has been left a mysterious legacy by his father. Driven to wage war on those who have wronged him, Delaney finds himself in a face-off against the East India Company, whilst playing a dangerous game between two warring nations, Britain and America.
More on Kelly's character...
Kerra (Kelly Reilly) is the fearless and strong-minded daughter of Pellenor, King of the Cantii. Her independent streak puts her at odds with her family, but when the Romans invade, she will have to choose between her own feelings, her tribal duty and the demands of the druids.
Britannia is an epic drama set in 43AD as the Roman Imperial Army - determined and terrified in equal measure - returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia - a mysterious land ruled by warrior women and powerful druids who can channel the powerful forces of the underworld. Or so they say.Ice (New TV Series) - Premiered November 16, 2016 - Ongoing... (Donald Sutherland co-stars as Pieter Van De Bruin)
More returning TV series from late 2016 and 2017...
A diamond dealer navigates the culturally diverse and otherwise treacherous world of the diamond business.
Salem (Season 3) - Premiered November 2, 2016 - January 18, 2017 (Tamzin Merchant co-stars as Anne Hale).
Homeland (Season 6) - Premieres January 15, 2017 on Showtime - (Rupert Friend co-stars as agent Peter Quinn).
Vera (Season 7) - TBD 2017 (Brenda Blethyn stars as DCI Vera Stanhope).
Upcoming Spring/Summer and Fall 2017 Films
A UNITED KINGDOM tells the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire - their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.Love Song - In US Theaters February 17, 2017 (Jena Malone co-stars as Mindy)
Neglected by her husband, Sarah embarks on an impromptu road trip with her young daughter and her best friend Mindy. Along the way, the dynamic between the two friends intensifies before circumstances force them apart. Years later, Sarah attempts to rebuild their intimate connection in the days before Mindy's wedding.Tulip Fever - In US Theaters February 24, 2017 (Judi Dench as The Abbess of St. Ursula and Tom Hollander co-star as Dr. Sorgh. Cornelius Booth also stars)
A 17th century romance in which an artist falls for a married young woman while he's commissioned to paint her portrait. The two invest in the risky tulip market in hopes to build a future together.
Victoria and Abdul - In US Theaters September 22, 2017 (Judi Dench co-stars and reprising her Mrs. Brown role as Queen Victoria)
Queen Victoria strikes up an an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.
Murder on the Orient Express - In US Theaters November 22, 2017 (Judi Dench co-stars as Princess Dragomiroff)
Renowned Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of a wealthy American traveling on the Orient Express, the most famous train in the world.
Darkest Hour - In US Theaters November 24, 2017 (directed by Joe Wright)
“Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation,” according to a statement. “As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.”
Schadenfreude (Judi Dench)
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiars (Judi Dench)
Basmati Blues (Donald Sutherland)
Measure of a Man (Donald Sutherland)
The Leisure Seeker (Donald Sutherland)
Ethel & Ernest (Brenda Blethyn and Peter Wight)
The Aftermath (Keira Knightley)
Barton & Charlie & Checco & Bill (Rupert Friend; co-starring, writer and director)
The Death of Stalin (Rupert Friend)
Mudbound (Carey Mulligan)
Wildlife (Carey Mulligan)
10×10 (Kelly Reilly)
Zoo (Penelope Wilton)
Another Mother's Son (Peter Wight)
Plus In 2018...
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (Keira Knightley & Matthew Macfadyen)
The Bends (Rosamund Pike)
Jungle Book: Origins (Tom Hollander)
In Development Films
Catherine the Great (Keira Knightley)
Colette (Keira Knightley)
The Other Typist (Keira Knightley)