Category Archives: Television

The White Princess premieres on STARZ

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In 2013 STARZ channel produced the miniseries The White Queen, which was an adaptation of Philippa Gregory’s novels The White Queen, The Red Queen and The Kingmaker’s Daughter. Starting tonight, 16 April 2017, on STARZ (USA) and BBC One (UK) is the sequel miniseries titled The White Princess, also adapted from Gregory’s novel of the…

Game of Thrones Character Infographic

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Game of Thrones Season 6 is only a few days away! If you need a refresher on your favorite characters (or at least the ones that are still alive) you’ve come to the right place. The good folks over at The Luminary created a comprehensive infographic for the Game of Thrones. Tune into HBO for…

The Shannara Chronicles premieres tonight on MTV

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The wait is finally over! Tonight on MTV The Shannara Chronicles premieres with a 2 hour episode. The Shannara Chronicles is based on the second book of the original Shannara series, The Elfstones of Shannara written by Terry Brooks. Longtime fans and new fans alike will want to tune to follow the adventures of Wil…

Game of Thrones Season 6 News and Everything to Know

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Game of Thrones Season 6 is getting closer like the winds of winter. But there is plenty of news to keep fans warm. One of the few problems with watching (or honestly obsessing over, as we tend to do) a series like Game of Thrones is that its joyous annual induction of spring lasts for…

The Shannara Chronicles: Behind the Scenes video

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We are two months away from the premiere of The Shannara Chronicles! If you haven’t read the book The Elfstones of Shannara you better get started. MTV released a Behind-the-Scenes video that introduces the actors and the Shannara universe. Enjoy…

The Shannara Chronicles: NYCC Official Trailer

During the New York Comic Con (NYCC) MTV released another trailer for their upcoming adaptation of The Shannara universe. The Shannara Chronicles debuts on MTV in January 2016!

The Bastard Executioner Season 1 Trailer

The Bastard Executioner, a new series from Kurt Sutter the creator of The Shield and Sons of Anarchy, tells the tale of a 14th Century warrior turned executioner. Kurt Sutter and Emmy winner Brian Grazer (Apollo 13, Robin Hood, Cowboys and Aliens) will serve as Executive producers. Season 1 of The Bastard Executioner premieres on…

The Shannara Chronicles Official Trailer

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The Shannara Chronicles, based on the best selling novels by Terry Brooks hits the airwaves in January 2016. The first season of The Shannara Chronicles is based on the second book in the original trilogy, The Elfstones of Shannara. MTV has released the official trailer for the show. As a fan of the Shannara books…

Bernard Cornwell’s ‘The Last Kingdom’ premieres in October!

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Adapted for TV, The Last Kingdom, the first novel in The Saxon Stories by Bernard Cornwell finally gets a premiere date! BBC America announced the show will air on Saturday, 10 October 2015. (Check your local listings for times) The good news for us here in the States is the show will premiere on BBC…

The Shannara Chronicles trailer

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A couple months ago we interviewed Terry Brooks and talked about the upcoming adaptation of his book. At the time there wasn’t much information about the series, titled The Shannara Chronicles. The series will air on MTV…yeah, I had the same reaction! MTV waited until the San Diego Comic Con to reveal any details about…

John Rhys-Davies joins the cast of ‘Shannara’

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The Lord of the Rings alum John Rhys-Davies has joined the cast of the Viacom-owned cable network’s buzzy adaptation, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The 10-episode series takes place in a world set thousands of years after the destruction of civilization as we know it. The adaptation of Terry Brooks’ book series follows the Shannara…

2014 Medieval Year in Review: Television

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While the silver screen offered very little for medieval viewing the small screen is taking over! There was the obvious Season 4 of Game of Thrones, but it wasn’t alone. HISTORY, Starz, PBS and even Netflix offered something for TV Viewing. In fact your best bet for medieval fantasy is Television. Game of Thrones continues…

5 Reasons You Should Watch Marco Polo

Marco Polo is a Netflix Original series released on 12 Dec 2014. It’s a 10 episode series exploring the life and times of trader and adventurer Marco Polo’s time in the court of Kublai Khan. Historical dramas based in ancient and medieval times are becoming more popular these days. Shows like Rome, Spartacus, Camelot, Pillars…

‘Shannara’ Ordered Straight to Series at MTV

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I am excited about this news! If you read the About Page then you know The Shannara series influenced my love of the Middle Ages. I’m looking forward to this series and hope they do it right! ~The Archivist The Shannara series first started in 1977 with The Sword of Shannara and encompasses multiple trilogies…

Vikings Season 3 Sneak Peak

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San Diego Comic Con 2014 is wrapping up but not without a few treats from Vikings. While HISTORY Channel is keeping a lot of Season 3 a secret they did confirm, along with Michael Hirst that the Vikings will indeed raid Paris. Hirst said “we’ll have 100 ships and 3000 men attacking a “citadel”, Hirst…