Is Carnival Row the new Game of Thrones? WMagazine thinks so!
In their article, they make a strong case for it:
[U]nlike Thrones, Carnival Row will take place in a vaguely futuristic city (albeit with Victorian-era touches, in a steampunk sort of way), and instead of ongoing wars and battle scenes, it will instead take on the form of a neo-noir mystery. Still, there’s not only enough that appears to be in the show’s DNA (including magical creatures and scheming members of a ruling upper class) to hook Thrones fans, but a few familiar faces from the Thrones cast will appear as well (in addition to veterans of the Outlander, Star Trek, Star Wars, and Misfits franchises).
What is Carnival Row even about?
Essentially, it’s a fantasy series about the tensions of an immigration crisis.
It all takes place in the “neo-Victorian” city of Burgue, a city dominated by humans, but tensions emerge when magical creatures like elves and faeries start fleeing to the city as refugees once war breaks out in their homeland. As seems to be unfortunately natural to humans, they don’t react too kindly to the outsiders. To make matters worse, a bunch of the newly arrived faeries end up murdered, including at least one faerie showgirl in the part of the city known as the titular “Carnival Row.” Most of the humans don’t really seem to care until a lone detective decides to take up the case. [Orlando] Bloom plays that detective, named Rycroft Philostrate, while [Cara] Delevingne plays a faerie known as Vignette Stonemoss.[…]
Who else is in the cast?
Indira Varma [Ellaria Sand, Game of Thrones] plays Piety Breakspear, who is described as “the regal and cunning matriarch of the powerful family that rules the city of the Burgue.” […]
Misfits vet Karla Crome plays another faerie with a gift for poetry who is forced to work in a brothel to survive.
Our Andrew Gower gets a mention, too!
[…] Tamzin Merchant [Running Naked, Ark], the actress who was originally cast as Daenerys in Throne‘s ill-fated original pilot episode, also has a major role.
Merchant (Salem) and Andrew Gower (Outlander) play brother and sister Imogen and Ezra Spurnrose. They hail from a wealthy family that’s falling on tough times, so they enter a business deal with a “Puck” who has moved across the street. And, in a bit of a taboo move, Imogen may or may not be falling in love with that Puck.
Read the full article here!
Happy Halloween to all our ghouls and boos! 👻 We hope you’re having a spooktacular day!!! 🎃 (if you’re celebrating this holiday – if not, we still hope you have a great day anyway!)
A perfect treat for the day (not a trick, we swear!) is catching up on some of Andrew Gower‘s past projects with supernatural themes.
Our picks are as follows: Continue reading “Happy Halloween!”
A new seven minute showreel video has been added to the website of Andrew Gower‘s agents, Troika Talent.
It includes clips from Monroe, Endeavour, The Village, Being Human, Frankenstein’s Wedding, Murdoch Mysteries, The White Queen and Misfits.
Here’s what some critics had to say about Andrew Gower‘s perfomance as Jake in last night’s episode of Misfits “In the Skin of Another”.
18 November 2012:
- Billie Doux: Poor Andrew Gower has a crap time in every show he’s in. Shot, resurrected and then bludgeoned to death with a rolling pin. Ouch!
- Cultbox: The excellent Andrew Gower […] an underused Andrew Gower
- SFX: Jake […] doesn’t get much to do here, but he still makes an impact.
19 November 2012:
- Digital Spy: Andrew Gower is underused here, but happily brings the same memorable creepiness to his character that he did to Being Human‘s Cutler
- Simon’s Incoherent Blog: Andrew Gower […] felt rather wasted here in the small (even if significant) part of Jake; he was as charismatic as ever, but got little to do
Misfits 4×04 In the Skin of Another
Misfits is a British science fiction dramedy show about a group of young offenders sentenced to work in a community service programme, where they obtain supernatural powers after a strange electrical storm. In season 4 the “Misfits” are Rudy (Joseph Gilgun), Finn (Nathan McMullen), Curtis (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett) and Jess (Karla Crome).
Finn and Rudy share a room at the community centre but Rudy’s amorous escapades cause growing tensions between them. The shy Finn is secretly in love with Jess but his clumsy attempts at flirting with her aren’t very effictive. Jess in turn is attracted to the handsome barkeeper Alex (Matt Stokoe) who Rudy believes to be gay because he turns down every girl.
Curtis watches an argument between his new girlfriend, the mysterious Lola (Lucy Gaskell), and a stranger. When he questions her about it afterwards, she confesses that the stranger was her violent ex-boyfriend Jake (Andrew Gower). She convinces Curtis to take a gun to threaten Jake so that he leaves her alone. When Curtis confronts Jake, a fight between them breaks out, and Jake is accidentally killed.
Curtis then learns that Lola is an imposter, whose freak power it is to manipulates men to turn against each other. However, the only other person, who knows Lola and who has any information about her, is Jake, the man Curtis has just killed. Curtis decides to resurrect Jake even though this will eventually turn Jake into a zombie.
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E4 have released a clip of Andrew Gower‘s character Jake and Curtis Donovan (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett) in Misfits season 4 episode 4. It gives us an idea of the part Jake will play in the ongoing story between Lola (Lucy Gaskell) and Curtis.
You can watch the clip below. The episode airs this Sunday, 18 November, at 10pm on E4.
Could this be the role Andrew Gower wil play in Misfits next weekend? Channel 4 Press have posted the episode guide to Misfits episode 4×04 where Andrew plays a character called Jake:
When Curtis’s new girlfriend Lola disappears, Curtis discovers that she was never the person she claimed to be. As he investigates further, he is forced to use his power to bring someone back from the dead, with disastrous results. Meanwhile, Rudy and Finn have a disagreement about their shared living arrangements at the community centre, and Jess finally gets closer to mysterious barman Alex.
Hopefully there will be some indication at the end of this week’s episode – we’ll screencap if there is and get them uploaded. The episode will screen on E4 on Sunday 18 November.
Channel 4‘s press page has been updated with information for week 44, listing the return of Misfits to E4 on Sunday 28 October at 10pm.
This means that Andrew Gower‘s appearance (in episode 4) as Jake will be on Sunday 18 November.
The episode 1 overview is as follows:
Misfits is back for the fourth series and new gang members Finn and Jess are zipping up those iconic orange jumpsuits for their first day of community service and meeting their probation worker… or is it their new probation worker? Things become stranger still when a man stumbles into the community centre with a briefcase and a power that infects them all. The truth unravels in a series of tense flashbacks and it’s soon clear to Finn and Jess that there’s more to community service than scrubbing off graffiti and picking up litter…
We will add any images of Andrew in his role as soon as they become available.
ETA (18 October 2012)
E4’s Misfits Twitter account has now also confirmed Sunday 28 October as the transmission date for episode 1.
Matt Strevens (Misfits producer) has kindly revealed to us on Twitter that Andrew Gower will appear as Jake in episode 4 of the new season of Misfits:
We are still awaiting the air date for the new season, but it’s likely to be sometime towards the end of October, possibly on a Sunday. Channel 4’s press site have the press shots for season 4 available in their week 44 gallery, indicating that the series will begin the week following 27 October, and Andrew’s episode will be on the week following 17 November. More news when we get it.
Channel 4 have added their Autumn/Winter showreel to their press site, including the first sightings of Misfits season 4. No sign of Andrew Gower as Jake yet but it gives a good insight into the plots of the new season – including a creepy looking white rabbit and a shot of the new Misfits, including Nathan McMullen as Finn and Karla Crome as Jess. Matthew McNulty (Seth) is also present as a new series regular.
ITV have made their press pack available for the new season of Monroe, which is likely to air on Monday 1 October at 9pm.
There is a small quote from Andrew Gower, who plays Dr Mullery, which is reproduced below, and also an episode synopsis for each scene which is absolutely full of spoilers so read it at your peril!
Andrew Gower on playing Mullery
“Mullery on the surface does not strike you as your typical surgeon…far from! But this second series allows you to see how throughout the hospital he’s actually becoming that little bit more ‘sought after’… And has the respect of his peers!
“With his new mentor and new specialty he’s more likely to speak his mind! And with that I think we discover he’s a surgeon who wears his heart on his sleeve!
“Peter Bowker writes beautiful tragic male characters and Mullery definitely falls into that bracket. Which makes him a pleasure to play!”
Dr Mullery’s role at St Matthew’s has changed since we last saw him:
Once Bremner’s cardio trainee, Mullery is now Gillespie’s registrar, specialising in general and vascular surgery. He seems slightly lost in the competitive world of surgery, but his sudden flashes of brilliance suggest that he might one day be an incredible surgeon.
It also has the cast list for each episode and we were pleased to see Karla Crome appearing in two episodes; Andrew will be appearing in the new series of Misfits with Karla Crome (read more), whose roles in Hit and Miss and Murder: Joint Enterprise were some of our standout performances of this year.
Theatrical Agency Michelle Braidman Associates Ltd has announced that Andrew Gower is currently filming for Misfits, The Borgias and Murdoch Mysteries. The news also appears on Andrew’s Spotlight CV. More news on these productions as and when we get it.