Set in France and Brazil in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this miniseries tells the story of the man who embodied the great transformations of the turn of the century, acclaimed almost worldwide as the first man to fly a plane.
People from the past inexplicably start appearing in the ocean. Some years later, detective Lars Haaland is teamed up with Alfhildr Enginnsdottir, the first police officer with Viking origin, to solve a mysterious murder case in Oslo. Director: Jens Lien.
On a remote island, three Catholic nuns are the last remaining members of the enclosed order of St. Agnes. Forgotten by the rest of the world, they live in a dilapidated monastery. The nuns live a humble life of work, prayers, and telling dark fairy tales as they knit until an ambitious young priest arrives on a mission from the church. When the nuns become aware of Father Ignatius’ true intentions, they are forced to take matters into their own hands.
Amid scandal, intrigue and immense conflict, Russian empress Catherine the Great develops a unique and devoted relationship with Grigory Potemkin as they overcome their adversaries and serve as the architects of modern-day Russia.
Inspired by the epic true story of English landowner Anne Lister, this new HBO drama series follows Lister’s attempt to revitalize her inherited home, Shibden Hall – most notably for the time by taking a wife.
He is a visionary filmmaker and one of the theater’s most influential choreographers and directors. She is the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Only Bob can create the groundbreaking musicals that allow Gwen to showcase her greatness. Only Gwen can realize the unique vision in Bob’s head. Together, they will change the face of American entertainment – at a perilous cost.
A riveting story of love and revenge, set in the beautiful countryside of Fermanagh, Ireland in 1885. A world of spies, deception and betrayal, with simmering tensions of class, politics and religion that threaten to tear the country apart.
Set in the mid 1800s, Grisse is the story of an unlikely group of heroes who lead a rebellion against a brutal Dutch ruler and find themselves in control of the town.
When the most important friend in her life seems to disappear without trace, Elena Greco, an elderly woman living in a house crammed with books, switches on her PC and starts writing her own story, and that of Lila. She tells the tale of their friendship, which started at school in the 1950s.
Set in the 1980s, POSE is a dance musical that explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene.
Beginning in 1979 in Palermo, the story unfolds through the eyes of one young boy, Salvatore, and his family. As Salvatore falls in love with new girl at school Alice and competes for her affection with best friend Fofo, his father Lorenzo tries to stay true his principles in a city where the Mafia code prevails. But the more he resists the inevitable pull of the Mafia, the more he has to compromise.
Patrick Melrose follows the story of Patrick, a troubled member of the English upper class, from his childhood in the South of France, to his adult life in New York and London. Abused by his father as a child, Patrick suffers psychological trauma, and battles with heroin addiction.
Inspired by actual events, Trust delves into the trials and triumphs of one of America’s wealthiest and unhappiest families, the Gettys. Equal parts family history, dynastic saga and an examination of the corrosive power of money, Trust explores the complexities at the heart of every family, rich or poor.
Britannia begins in 43AD as the Roman Army, determined and terrified in equal measure, returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia – a mysterious land ruled by wild warrior women and powerful druids who can channel the mysterious forces of the Underworld. Arch Celtic rivals Kerra and Antedia must face the Roman invasion led by the towering figure of Aulus Plautius as it cuts a swathe through the Celtic Resistance.
Gunpowder is tellin the story of England’s original terrorist plot. Carefully recreating England of 1605, an era perilously fractured by religious divisions, Gunpowder follows a group of disillusioned and desperate young radicals as they are driven to attempt the most heinous of acts.
Academy Award® winning screenwriter Dustin LanceBlack (Milk) chronicles the real-life personal and political struggles, set-backs and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable successes of today. Starring in the event limited series are Guy Pearce as LGBT activist Cleve Jones, Mary-Louise Parker as women’s rights leader Roma Guy and Rachel Griffiths as her wife, social justice activist DIANE.
Knightfall follows the Knights Templar, the elite warriors of the Crusade, after the Fall of Acre in which both the Holy Land and the Holy Grail were lost. We join the Knights Templar years later in Paris, where the mysterious death of their Temple Master leaves behind a clue about the Grail and its whereabouts, sending them on a mission to find the lost Cup of Christ.
Los Angeles 1983. SNOWFALL is a drama set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it. The story follows numerous characters on a violent collision course, including Franklin Saint, a young street entrepreneur on a quest for betterment; Gustavo Zapata, a Mexican wrestler caught up in a power struggle within a crime family; Teddy McDonald, a CIA operative running from a dark past who begins an off-book operation to fund the Nicaraguan Contras; and Lucia Villanueva, the self-possessed daughter of a Mexican crime lord.
Rome, 30 April 1993. A crowd throws coins at Italian politician Bettino Craxi – as if the Civil War has begun. Be quick if you want a place in the new system. Now, it´s every man for himself.
Leo dreams of political adventures, building a new movement. But before, he must face a murder sentence, deal with the remains of his reputation and resist the temptations of the past.
A working class hero turned politician, Pietro is about to lose everything that gave meaning to his life; but like a numbing chill, it dawns on him that he really does enjoy the merciless game of politics.
TV starlet Veronica seems to have everything she wanted, but was it worth it?
On the other hand, special investigator Luca doesn’t want power, he’s fighting it. His health is deteriorating and his love life confuses him.
1993, the follow-up to 1992, is the last chance to set up the Second Republic. Everyone fights their own battles.
Claire Randall is reunited with her husband after returning from the battlefields of World War II. While on their second honeymoon she walks through one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles and is suddenly transported to 1743 Scotland, torn by war and rogue Highland clans. Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into intrigue and danger when she is accused of being a spy. Forced by circumstance to marry an outlawed Highlander, she finds herself falling in love and torn by her loyalties to two men in vastly different times, all of which may threaten her life and shatter her heart.
Guerrilla tells the story of two politically engaged and idealistic young lovers, who set out to fight against the injustice and deep-rooted prejudice that they face on a daily basis in 1970s London. Marcus and Jas are passionate Black Power freedom fighters, whose fervour for each other is matched by their desire for social revolution.
FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN tells the story of the legendary rivalry between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis during their collaboration on the Academy Award®-nominated thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and well after the cameras stopped rolling. The series explores how the two women endured ageism, sexism, and misogyny while struggling to hang on to success and fame in the twilight of their careers.
Set in 1814, Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney, a man who has been to the
ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father’s
shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But his father’s legacy is a
poisoned chalice, and with enemies lurking in every dark corner, James must
navigate increasingly complex territories to avoid his own death sentence. Encircled by conspiracy, murder, and betrayal, a dark family mystery unfolds in a combustible tale of love and treachery.
Set in and around Memphis during the early 1970s, Quarry is a thrilling action drama that centers on the character of Mac Conway, a Marine who returns home from a second tour of duty in Vietnam, only to find himself stigmatized by his involvement in a highly publicized massacre while fighting abroad. Though he and his fellow Marine Arthur Solomon have been exonerated of wrongdoing, they are greeted with hostility and rejection in Memphis, with neither able to land a decent job. With Mac’s relationship with his wife Joni growing tenuous, he and Arthur are tempted by a lucrative offer from The Broker, a shady criminal involved in a network of killing and corruption that spans the length of the Mississippi River. At first, Mac refuses to offer up his services to The Broker, but after Arthur opts to trade his principles for quick cash, Mac – whom The Broker codenames “Quarry” – finds himself conscripted against his better judgment into The Broker’s crew, a turn of events that has dire consequences for both himself and Joni.
1934. The Dustbowl. The last great age of magic. In a time of titanic sandstorms, vile plagues, drought and pestilence –signs of God’s fury and harbingers of the Apocalypse – the final conflict between good and evil is about to begin. The battle will take place in the Heartland of an empire called America. And when it is over, man will forever trade away wonder for reason.
Amidst the ruins of a great city, a group of musicians rise up to play songs of hope and rebirth. From the creators of The Wire comes a new series about adversity and the human spirit, set in the aftermath of the greatest natural disaster in American history. Welcome to Treme.
He United the States of America. An epic seven-part miniseries executive produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book by David McCullough: John Adams.
Based on Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, Angels in America explores the politics, morality and search for hope in the story of six interconnected characters and an Angel in the complex and turbulent world of New York in the late 1980’s. Spanning the extremes of comedy and tragedy, love and betrayal, and life and death, Angels in America is a journey through the landscape of despair and hope that defines America at the end of the 20th Century.
The Passion tells the story of the last week in the life of Jesus from three points of view – the religious authorities, the Romans and Jesus himself. The drama begins with Jesus’ prophetic entrance through the East Gate, following him to his crucifixion and its startling aftermath. Visually arresting and rich in colour, the story is rooted in the chaotic world in which it took place – the city of Jerusalem during Passover week. Set in the political and religious context of the time, it combines both narrative tension and thematic power to convey the events that took place that week.
She gave her daughter everything. But everything was not enough. Mildred Pierce brings the memorable characters introduced in James M. Cain’s classic 1941 novel of pride and privilege in the middle class to life. Starring acclaimed actress Kate Winslet (Oscar®-winner for The Reader) in the title role, and co-written and directed by iconic filmmaker Todd Haynes (Oscar®-nominated for his screenplay Far from Heaven), this five part drama is an intimate portrait of a uniquely independent woman who finds herself newly divorced during the Depression years, as she struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family. The drama explores Mildred’s unreasonable devotion to her insatiable daughter Veda (played by Evan Rachel Wood in the latter Parts), as well as the complex relationships she shares with the indolent men in her life, including her polo-playing lover Monty Beragon (Guy Pearce) and ex-husband Bert Pierce (Brían F. O’Byrne).
Vinyl is an exciting new drama series that explores the drug- and sex-fueled music business of the 1970s, played out through the story of a NYC record executive trying to revive his label and keep his personal life from spiraling out of control. A dizzying ride through America’s music-business landscape at the dawn of punk, disco, and hip-hop, the story is seen through the eyes of Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale, Emmy® for Boardwalk Empire), a major-label exec with a dark past and darker present. With his company, American Century Records, facing a number of client crises, and with his A&R team having trouble landing important new acts, Richie, sober after years of drug and alcohol abuse, looks to sell his label to a West German conglomerate. But Richie’s plans become complicated when he becomes embroiled in the death of a sleazy Long Island radio-company owner. Facing jail time, not to mention the loss of his disenchanted wife Devon (Olivia Wilde) and their two kids, Richie ends up reverting to his old vices, but has an epiphany during a concert at a Greenwich Village theater where the roof caves in on him – literally.
The world of the Vikings is brought to life through the journey of Ragnar Lothbrok, the first Viking to emerge from Norse legend and onto the pages of history – a man on the edge of myth. Our story begins in 8th century Scandinavia where Ragnar Lothbrok is a warrior and a farmer who dreams of finding riches by bucking the tradition of raiding to the east. Ragnar has been working in secret on a project that will turn the Viking world on its head. But first Ragnar must convince the leader of his community, the powerful Earl Haraldson, who is none too happy to share in the renown that this journey could bring to Ragnar if it’s successful.
Rome tells the epic saga of generals and soldiers, masters and slaves, and husbands and wives – all entwined in the furious historical events that saw the death of a republic and the birth of an empire. The series begins in 52 BC, as Gaius Julius Caesar completes his conquest of Gaul after eight years of war, and prepares to return with his army to Rome. While Caesar’s self-interested niece Atia and long-lost paramour Servilia anxiously await the general’s return, ruling patricians despair that Caesar’s homecoming will disrupt the status quo, and threaten the extravagant prosperity they’ve enjoyed at the expense of the lower class. In the Senate, old-guard leaders plot to undermine Caesar’s influence by convincing his old friend, Pompey Magnus, that the general is a threat. Back at the front, two mismatched soldiers, Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo, see their fortunes rise following several serendipitous missions. As Caesar’s legions move closer to Rome, allegiances are put to the test for soldiers and civilians – and the escalating tensions climax with a full-scale conflict destined to change history.
Academy Award® winner Frances McDormand (Fargo, North Country) and Academy Award® nominee Richard Jenkins (The Visitor, Six Feet Under) star in the four-part HBO Miniseries drama Olive Kitteridge, a film by Academy Award®-nominated director Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right, Laurel Canyon). Based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name and written by Emmy®-winner Jane Anderson (The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom, Normal), Olive Kitteridge tells the poignantly sweet, acerbically funny, and devastatingly tragic story of a seemingly placid New England town wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, told through the lens of Olive (McDormand), whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center. The story, which spans 25 years, focuses on Olive, a middle-school math teacher, and her relationships with her husband Henry (Jenkins), the good-hearted town pharmacist, their son Christopher, who chafes at his mother’s parenting style, and other denizens of their community.
Set in 1960 New York City, in an unexpected new world – the high-powered and glamorous “Golden Age” of advertising – where everyone is selling something and nothing is ever what you expect it to be. The drama unfolds around Don Draper, the biggest ad man in the business. As he calls the shots in the boardroom and the bedroom, he struggles to stay a step ahead of the rapidly changing times and the young executives nipping at his heels.
Based on true historical events, “Hell on Wheels” transports the audience back to post Civil War America and examines the struggles and hardships of rebuilding and repairing the country after the bloodiest war on American soil. The series examines the railroad’s institutionalized greed and corruption, the immigrant experience, the plight of the newly emancipated African-Americans during Reconstruction, and the ravaging of the Native American land and people. The main throughline of “Hell on Wheels” is the story of Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) and his quest for revenge over the death of his wife. Over time, “Hell on Wheels” chronicles this potent turning point in history, and how uncivilized the business of civilization can be.
The nation’s youngest big-city mayor is engulfed in a racially divided maelstrom in Yonkers, NY – one that threatens his city’s future while undermining his own ambitions – in this new HBO miniseries based on a true story.
Six Feet Under takes a darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional Los Angeles family that runs an independent funeral home. With the prodigal elder son returning home for the holidays to shattering news, the family must learn to deal with the death of one of their own, while figuring out how to go ahead with the business of living. What emerges over the course of 13 episodes is a quirky, funny, emotional, life-affirming look at the enlightenment of a grieving American family … that happens to be in the grief-management business.
In an age of plunder and greed, the richest gold strike in American History draws a throng of restless misfits to an outlaw settlement where everything – and everyone – has a price. Welcome to Deadwood…a hell of a place to make your fortune.
The story begins two weeks after Custer’s defeat at Little Big Horn, combining fictional and real-life characters and events in an epic morality tale. Located in the Black Hills Indian Cession, the “town” of Deadwood is an illegal settlement, a violent and uncivilized outpost that attracts a colorful array of characters looking to get rich – from outlaws and entrepreneurs to ex-soldiers and racketeers, Chinese laborers, prostitutes, city dudes and gunfighters.
Among the settlers are ex-lawman Seth Bullock, the legendary gunfighter Wild Bill Hickok, and Machiavellian saloon owner Al Swearengen.
With its unflinching realism, adult themes and wickedly inventive storylines, DEADWOOD is an intense, character-driven drama that takes elements of the traditional western and turns them upside down.
THE BORGIAS is a complex, unvarnished portrait of one of history’s most intriguing families. Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons stars as Rodrigo Borgia, the cunning, manipulative patriarch of the Borgia family who ascends to the highest circles of power within Renaissance-era Italy. The series begins as Rodrigo (Irons), becomes Pope Alexander VI, propelling him, his two Machiavellian sons Cesare and Juan, and his scandalously beautiful daughter, Lucrezia, to become the most powerful and influential family of the Italian Renaissance.
In this new scripted drama from director Steven Soderbergh (who directed all ten episodes), a brilliant surgeon named John Thackery (Oscar® nominee Clive Owen) pushes the boundaries of medicine, morality and race relations in 1900 at a downtown NYC hospital. The Knick, short for The Knickerbocker Hospital, faces a major upheaval due to an exodus of affluent patrons, an infusion of poor patients, and gross mismanagement of its finances. One of the hospital’s remaining stars is Thackery, who searches to solve a plethora of medical mysteries while developing an unhealthy addiction to cocaine, legal at the time. Thackery is eventually paired against his will with a young doctor, Algernon Edwards (André Holland), whose intelligence and at-all-costs methods rivals Thackery’s, but whose arrival is marked by contempt from fellow doctors and prejudice from patients. Other characters include Cornelia Robertson (Juliet Rylance), daughter of a shipping tycoon who wields significant influence at The Knick and helped in the hiring of Edwards over Thackery’s protégé, Dr. Everett Gallinger (Eric Johnson); Dr. “Bertie” Chickering Jr. (Michael Angarano), a young surgeon secretly in love with nurse Lucy Elkins (Eve Hewson), who is drawn to Thackery; Sister Harriet (Cara Seymour), who runs the foundling hospital and maternity ward; Herman Barrow (Jeremy Bobb), the Knick’s crooked superintendent, awash in debt and willing to risk The Knick’s future to pay it off; and Tom Cleary (Chris Sullivan), the ambulance driver, who will stoop to the lowest depths to bring the right kind of patients to The Knick.
Atlantic City, 1920. When alcohol was outlawed, outlaws became kings. Steve Buscemi stars in the premiere of an epic HBO drama series set at the dawn of Prohibition, charting the birth and rise of organized crime in “the world’s playground”: Boardwalk Empire.
1715. The Golden Age of Piracy in the Caribbean is at its apex. The former British colony of New Providence Island is now lawless territory, controlled by the most notorious pirate captains in history. The most feared among them is Captain Flint. But as the British Navy returns to these waters, threatening to exterminate Flint and his crew, another side of him emerges. Driven by deep, complicated, even romantic motives, Flint allies himself with the formidable Eleanor Guthrie, daughter of the local smuggling kingpin who turns the pirates’ loot into profits. Together, they forge a plan to hunt the ultimate prize, and by winning it, stave off reclamation of their home to ensure their survival.
Based on true stories, The Pacific is an epic ten-part miniseries that tracks the intertwined odysseys of three U.S. Marines – Robert Leckie, Eugene Sledge and John Basilone – across the vast canvas of the Pacific Theater during World War II. These men, along with other Marines, are tracked from their first battle on Guadalcanal in 1942, through the rain forests of Cape Gloucester and strongholds of Peleliu, across the bloody sands of Iwo Jima and Okinawa and, finally, to their triumphant but uneasy return home after V-J Day in 1945. The Pacific is executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman, the team behind the Emmy®- and Golden Globe-winning 2001 HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. Hanks and Goetzman also executive produced the 2008 HBO miniseries John Adams, which won a record 13 Emmys®.
They were ordinary men, swept up in the most extraordinary conflict in history. With the eyes of the world upon them, they found their greatest source of strength in each other.From Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, HBO presents the story of Easy Company — an elite team of U.S. paratroopers whose WWII exploits are as incredible as they are true.
Touch darkness and darkness touches you. From HBO and creator/executive producer Nic Pizzolato comes this searing crime drama series that follows troubled cops and the intense investigations that drive them to the edge. Each season features a star-studded new cast involved in cases that will have you on the edge of your seat. In Season 1, it was Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as two polar opposite cops on the hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana. In Season 2, a bizarre murder case brings together three law-enforcement officers (Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch) and a career criminal (Vince Vaughn). The third season is focusing on a macabre child-murder case in Arkansas that plays out over the course of 35 years. Starring Mahershala Ali, Stephen Dorff and Carmen Ejogo.
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