He just tweeted the news………
Guilded Lilys is a no. ABC not picking it up. disappointed but very proud of the work we did. Jb
Was from Shondra Rhimes so may have been crap. It sounded like an attempt at an American ‘Downton Abbey’.
The story revolves around the Lily family, who open a luxurious New York hotel, and the people who work there. Bolger’s character Violet is set to marry Charlie (Lauria) but she instead falls in love with a poor ship’s servant whose personality apparently makes up for his empty wallet. Charlie is also in business with Violet’s father, to be played by Brian F. O’Byrne, so it would seem a decision to break the engagement might have dire consequences. It sounds like high drama all around, all with a period setting that seems aimed at the Downton Abbey audience, right down to including the servants in the plot.
While the fate of Torchwood seems maybe dead at this point, we may be seeing John Barrowman back on television soon enough, should things go well for the Shonda Rhimes executive-produced ABC pilot Gilded Lilys.
Written by K.J. Steinberg, Gilded Lilys is set in 1895 and follows the drama taking place as New York’s first luxury hotel is about to open. TV Guide shared the casting news, stating that Barrowman will play Julius Ashford Lily, a member of the central family in the story.
WHICH WE KNEW.
Eve Myles was interviewed by CultBox.co.uk regarding the future of Torchwood, and finally we have word on what’s going down with Torchwood in 2012. And that is nothing. Eve remains hopeful for some sort of conclusion to Torchwood: “Who knows what will happen in 2013. Maybe a movie, to kinda draw a line under it.” See an extract from the interview below:
What’s the latest you’ve heard on the future of Torchwood?
“As far as I know at the moment, everything’s still very much on hold. Russell [T Davies] has things happening in his personal life.
“John [Barrowman] is very much on the same page as me, in that if and when they need us, they can just pick the phone up and we will be there before they’ve even put the phone down, because it’s something we love doing.
“Nothing’s going to happen in 2012, I know that much for sure. But who knows what will happen in 2013. Maybe a movie, to kinda draw a line under it.
“That’s the thing about Torchwood, every series we’ve changed our format. We’ve always had a gap in between, so fingers crossed, because we’ve got such an outstanding loyal fan base. They deserve Torchwood to go ahead with something else to draw a line under it, for the fans to have a bit of closure.
With the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who coming up next year, would you be up for returning as Gwen for that?
“Um, I said something at one of these conventions and the press kinda jumped on it: “EVE MYLES THINKS BEING INVOLVED IN THE 50TH ANNINVERSARY OF DOCTOR WHO IS INAPPROPRIATE.”
“Now, this has come across wrong and I want to get this out that I didn’t mean it like that! What I meant was that the direction we were taking with Torchwood was very violent kind of storylines. The characters were going through certain narratives that are pretty hefty and adult. What I meant was that it’s difficult for a character to do those kind of scenes then do Doctor Who, which my niece and my nephews watch. And I would never let them watch Torchwood!
“It’s a difficult crossover. It works with Captain Jack because John does it beautifully. If I was asked it would be an absolute honour to be involved with something as huge as Doctor Who again.
“We were born from Doctor Who and we will be eternally grateful to the mothership. And I always say that and that never gets printed! If I was involved, I’m sure it’d be a wonderful thing but there’s been no phone call or no talk about it so I doubt very much that I will be involved, but I’d be honoured.”