Top of the Lake: China Girl
When Gwendoline Christie isn’t brandishing a sword and wearing full-body armor as Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones, she’s investigating crimes as Sydney Police constable Miranda Hilmarson in the newest season of Top of the Lake. Christie stars alongside Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss and Academy Award winning actress Nicole Kidman in the second season, titled “China Girl.” Moss’ character Robin has returned to Sydney for this season, where the murder of an Asian woman leads her and Christie to the dark underbelly of sex trafficking in Australia. Top of the Lake: China Girl premieres on SundanceTV this Sunday, September 10.
Richard Madden’s presence as Robb Stark on Game of Thrones has been missed immensely since his tragic end at the Red Wedding. Now, Madden has made the jump from medieval fantasy to science fiction, in a new anthology series based on the works of of Philip K. Dick (Blade Runner, Minority Report, Total Recall, etc). In Electric Dreams. Madden plays Agent Ross, a detective brought in to investigate the strange communications of a technologically inept society. Madden will be joined by fellow Game of Thrones stars Liam Cunningham (Ser Davos) and Essie Davis (Lady Crane) in an episode later in the series called “Human Is.” Electric Dreams premieres Amazon Video later this year.
Kit Harrington’s character Jon Snow had quite the year on Game of Thrones. He became King in the North, he appeared before not one but two queens who could have killed him, he “bent the knee” before Daenerys Targaryen, fell in love, and discovered his true name (well, Bran did anyway.) Now, Harrington is planning a mutiny against another crown, that of King James I, as the leader of the Gunpowder Plot. The series, aptly titled Gunpowder, will bring to life the English Catholic rebellion against King James in 1605. Harrington helped write and produce the series, which is set to air in the U.K. later this year.
As if playing one bad guy wasn’t enough, Iwan Rheon is back as Maximus, the leader of an uprising in Marvel’s Inhumans. As bastard Ramsay Bolton, he was disqualified from ruling, so he took power where he could. The same could be said of Maximus, the younger brother of the Inhuman king Black Bolt. Maximus’ revolt takes center stage in this Inhuman drama, which deals with issues of royalty, gene manipulation, superpowers, and slavery. You could even say the show is Marvel’s version of Game of Thrones, just don’t let Lockjaw near Maximus and everything should be OK. Marvel’s Inhumans is set to premiere on ABC Friday, September 29.
Picnic at Hanging Rock
On Game of Thrones, Margaery Tyrell was a force to be reckoned with. She married not one, not two, but three kings, before her tragic death in the Sept of Baelor. Now actress Natalie Dormer is trading her House Tyrell sigil for the title of headmistress of an all-girls school in the 1900s. In Picnic at Hanging Rock, Dormer portrays Mrs Hester Appleyard, a teacher whose students go missing during a field trip. The show takes place in Australia and will deal with dream logic, murder, and mystery in almost a David Lynchian fashion. AmazonVideo will air the series later this year.
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