Newly appointed communications chief Liz Garvey tries to coach London Police Force Commissioner Richard Miller to improve his public profile. Liz squares off with her predecessor-turned-deputy Finn, who opposes Liz’s strategies of radical transparency in favor of carefully guarding police secrets.
This week, BABYLON‘s season one finale is called “excellent” and “captivating” by The A.V. Club and others.
Now that THE RED ROAD star Jason Momoa has been confirmed as Aquaman in DC’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the yet-to-be-named Justice League movie, you’re definitely wondering which comic book character you’d be if the casting agents came calling. Would you command the seas—like Momoa’s alter ego—or the skies—like Superman? Answer 10 questions to find out.
SundanceTV’s upcoming mini-series, the German-made Cold War drama DEUTSCHLAND 83, which tracks the conflict from the perspective of East Germany’s secret police, is already winning accolades after its premiere Wednesday at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.
The armed police celebrate the return of Banjo, Tony and Robbie back from suspension. Inglis and Finn watch Sharon announce the end of the shooting investigation and roll out her new initiative to make all civilian Police Community Support Officers into full members of the force.
So what happens when you come up with an idea for a web series that stars a woman, addresses the dearth of television shows about people of color and makes viewers scream with joy as they think “so smart!”? Well, if you’re Issa Rae, you win a Shorty Award for Best Web Serie… and then you’re inundated with racist attacks on Twitter. But if Kim K can hold her ground in that realm, we’re sure the creator of “The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl” can too. And if you haven’t seen the show yet, here are ten reasons why you need to binge. Right now.
Just in time for the Series Finale, we’re delivering you in-depth interviews with BABYLON cast members Brit Marling (Liz Garvey), James Nesbitt (Richard Miller), Paterson Joseph (Charles Inglis), and Adam Deacon (Robbie). See what they have to say about their roles, working with executive producer Danny Boyle and the provocative nature of the series.
SundanceTV announced today that the second season, 6 x 60, of its original scripted series THE RED ROAD will kick off Thursday, April 2, at 10PM ET/PT.
DEUTSCHLAND 83 to become the first-ever original German-language drama to broadcast on a US television network.
Liz and Finn are at each other’s throats, Sharon and Charles are preparing to battle for the role of commissioner, and Robbie and ‘the avengers’ are coming apart. The explosive Series Finale of BABYLON, airing Thu., Feb 12 at 10/9c, promises to be packed with drama. Can’t wait? Check out the following…
This week, BABYLON latest episode is recommended by critics, while the series’ star makes headlines for her comments during a panel at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
As anticipation builds for the second season of THE RED ROAD, critics speculate about the characters’ future while Jason Momoa drops a few hints.
While you wait for the return of THE RED ROAD, explore the drama and complexity of native lives through these indigenous writers unique stories. Here is a short list of novels, short stories and memoirs by some of the finest native writers in the U.S. and Canada.
THE HONORABLE WOMAN keeps making headlines for its commentary on the Middle Eastern peace process and its part in television’s gender revolution.
Banjo, Tony and Warwick, on suspension after the shooting, let off steam massacring a group of unsuspecting actuaries in paintball. Meanwhile, Robbie visits the site of the shooting and stares at the victim’s bloodstain.
Everyone wants to be a comic book superhero right? They navigate the globe saving mankind, and sometimes themselves, from demise while doing cool tricks and using their special powers. If you were to join the ranks of The Avengers or Justice League, how would you stack up? Would you use athletics and wit like Spider-Man, strength and moral honor like Superman, or loyalty and leadership like Captain America? Find out which superhero you’d be in 10 questions.
Ambition. Heart. Loyalty. Scandal. ABC’s hit series is full of characters with complex traits. They come from all walks of life and deal with controversy in vastly different ways. So which character from Scandal are you? Maybe you’re a leader like Olivia. Or you thrive on determination like Cyrus. Maybe you’re steadfast to those who most deserve your devotion like Quinn. Find out in 10 questions.
This week, Grantland and The Observer profile BABYLON as a timely antidote to police drama cliche, while The A.V. Club raves about the series’ “decisive”, “interesting” last two episodes in a pair of reviews.
In a market saturated with police dramas, BABYLON stands out. The series’ writers, Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, found a fresh angle for the series, and developed complex characters that have been brought to life by a diverse group of talent. Read on to find out what Sam and Jesse have to say about the extensive research that went into this project and to find out how actors Jonny Sweet, Adam Deacon, Jill Halfpenny and Bertie Carvel prepared for their roles.
Police drag Commissioner Miller’s body out of the Thames, while Liz’s voicemail threats to the reporter poised to bring Richard’s affairs to light play in voiceover.
James Nesbitt (Richard Miller), Nicola Walker (Sharon Franklin), Paterson Joseph (Charles Inglis), Bertie Carvel (Finn) discuss what they think the chief strengths of the Babylon writers, Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, are.
James Nesbitt (Richard Miller): Clearly, I knew their work before. They have natural quite dark humour, and they’re constantly evolving. They created a very rounded, complex character in Richard Miller. I think their observation of how policing is changing…
On Robbie’s first day at Specialist Firearms Command, the guys haze him by faking a suicide jump and he wets his pants.
A terrorist calls an emergency dispatcher and warns of a bomb planted at the Thameside Exhibition Center. The commissioner meets with Liz and the team to decide how seriously to take the threat.
Miller calls an unidentified woman and warns her to stay away from the possible bomb site.
James Nesbitt (Richard Miller), Paterson Joseph (Charles Inglis), Nicola Walker (Sharon Franklin), Jonny Sweet (Tom Oliver), Adam Deacon (Robbie) and Jill Halfpenny (Davina) discuss the extensive research they did before taking on their roles and how their involvement in the series has affected their opinion of the police.
James Nesbitt: I think publications beforehand, particularly on the right of the political spectrum, might have thought that this was going to be…
This week, The A.V. Club gives BABYLON’s “surefooted” second episode an A-, while The Denver Post hails the series as a “seriously engaging” bastion of current TV satire.
Zionist arms dealer Eli Stein is assassinated in front of his children Nessa and Ephra.
29 years later, Nessa Stein is running her father’s company, having shifted its focus from weapons to communications in pursuit of the peace process. Nessa awards a contract to Palestinian Samir Meshal, who is promptly murdered.
Kasim, the young son of Atika, Ephra’s nanny and mistress, is abducted.
MI6 spy Sir Hugh Hayden-Hoyle investigates Meshal’s death.