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La chaîne ITV vient d'annoncer la diffusion prochaine d'une nouvelle série "en costumes" pour le courant de l'année prochaine. Elle s'appelle Jambusters et sera centrée sur un groupe de personnages féminins pendant la seconde guerre mondiale.
ITV has given the greenlight to Jambusters, a six episode drama series set during World War II which is being produced by ITV Studios.
Jambusters is set in rural Chesire during World War II and follows a group of “inspirational women”. The war has separated these women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers. By banding together, the women will help maintain the nation’s fabric in its darkest hour, and they will discover inner resources that will forever change their lives. The six episode series was penned by Lewis scribe Simon Block and is inspired by the book of the same name by Julie Summers. The ITV Studios produced drama was developed by Catherine Oldfield, who serves as an executive producer alongside ITV Studios’ Francis Hopkinson. Strike Back‘s Sue de Beauvoir is set to produce, while Our War helmer Bruce Goodison is attached to direct. Production begins this September in Cheshire for a 2015 premiere. “We’re really delighted to have commissioned Jambusters”, said ITV’s Director of Drama Steve November, who commissioned the series alongside ITV’s Controller of Drama Victoria Fea. “Great writing from Simon has given Julie Summers’ wonderful book a fictional life. The women are real and engaging and have fantastic spirit and attitude. With World War II on the horizon, multiple strands of plot interweave to create a period drama full of jeopardy and intrigue, but also great humanity and modernity”. While Executive Producer Francis Hopkinson added: “Thanks to Simon Block’s brilliant script, inspired by Julie Summers’s book, this series will take a fresh look at life on the Home Front, showing both the tragedies and the triumphs, and offering some wonderful roles for Britain’s top actresses. We are delighted that ITV share our enthusiasm for the project.”
Hâte d'en savoir plus sur le casting maintenant !
Dernière édition par Emjy le Ven 3 Avr - 17:13, édité 1 fois
La série sera librement adaptée (inspirée ?) de ce livre :
The Second World War was the WI's finest hour. The whole of its previous history - two decades of educating, entertaining and supporting women and campaigning on women's issues - culminated in the enormous collective responsibility felt by the members to 'do their bit' for Britain. With all the vigour, energy and enthusiasm at their disposal, a third of a million country women set out to make their lives and the lives of those around them more bearable in what they described as 'a period of insanity'. Jambusters tells the story of the minute and idiosyncratic details of everyday life during the Second World War for the 5,546 Women's Institutes and how they helped to improve the lot of millions of their fellow Britons. Big pictures and bravery are fashionable and exciting but it was the behind-the-scenes, nitty-gritty approach to the daily problems presented by the war that were at the heart of what the WI did to make a difference. Making jam, making do and mending, gathering rosehips, keeping pigs and rabbits, housing evacuees, setting up canteens for the troops, knitting, singing and campaigning for a better Britain after the war: all these activities played a crucial role in war time.
Le casting de ce nouveau period drama (renommé Home Fires) vient d'être annoncé. Francesca Annis (Wives & Daughters, entre autres ) et Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey) joueront deux des personnages principaux.
L'identité des autres acteurs est révélé dans ce communiqué de presse d'ITV :
Acclaimed British actresses Francesca Annis and Samantha Bond will lead an impressive ensemble cast in new six-part drama Home Fires (previously Jambusters) for ITV.
The cast will also include, Ruth Gemmell (Utopia), Mark Bonnar (Line of Duty), Claire Rushbrook (Collision), Mark Bazeley (The Suspicions of Mr Whicher), Frances Grey (The Widower) and Ed Stoppard (Cilla).
ITV commissioned Home Fires earlier this year from producers ITV Studios.
The drama follows a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community with the shadow of World War II casting a dark cloud over their lives. The isolated village couldn’t feel further away from the impending bloodshed and battlefields and yet it is not immune from the effects of war. As the conflict takes hold, and separates the women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, the characters find themselves under increasing and extraordinary pressures in a rapidly fragmenting world.
By banding together as the Great Paxford Women’s Institute, they will help maintain the nation’s fabric in its darkest hour, and discover inner resources that will change their lives forever.
Created and written by Simon Block (Lewis, The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall, Attachments) with episodes written by Mark Burt (Coronation Street, The Dumping Ground), and Tina Pepler (Downton Abbey, Princes in the Tower), Home Fires will be produced by the ITV Studios department overseen by Francis Hopkinson (Wallander, Lucan, Chasing Shadows). The drama has been developed by Catherine Oldfield (Collision, Fingersmith, Foyle’s War) who executive produces alongside Francis. The producer is Sue de Beauvoir (Shetland, Strike Back, Merlin).
Home Fires is inspired by the non-fiction book ‘Jambusters’ written by Julie Summers, who is delighted production is about to commence and that she has secured an Alfred Hitchcock style role in the drama.
“I am thrilled to be appearing in a cameo role as a WI county organiser,” said Julie. “My grandmother, a life-long WI member, would undoubtedly approve of me wearing a hat.”
The series has been commissioned for ITV by Director of Drama Steve November and Controller of Drama Victoria Fea.
“We’re really delighted to have commissioned Home Fires,” said Steve November. “Great writing from Simon has given Julie Summers' wonderful book a fictional life. The women are real and engaging and have fantastic spirit and attitude. With World War II on the horizon, multiple strands of plot interweave to create a period drama full of jeopardy and intrigue, but also great humanity and modernity,” added Steve.
Executive Producer Francis Hopkinson commented: "Thanks to Simon Block's brilliant script, inspired by Julie Summers's book, this series will take a fresh look at life on the Home Front, showing both the tragedies and the triumphs, and offering some wonderful roles for Britain's top actresses. We are delighted that ITV share our enthusiasm for the project."
The episodes 1-3 will be directed by Bruce Goodison (Our World War, My Murder, 10 Days to War) with Robert Quinn (Death in Paradise, Primeval) directing the final 3 episodes of the series. Filming will take place in Cheshire from September continuing until December.
The drama will also feature Rachel Hurd-Wood (Return of Sherlock Holmes), Leila Mimmack (Law & Order: UK), Claire Price (Doctors), Daniel Ryan (Mount Pleasant), Will Attenborough (Utopia), Clare Calbraith (Vera), Chris Coghill (The Driver), Brian Fletcher (The Passing Bells), Fenella Woolgar (Case Histories), Leanne Best (Lucan), Mike Noble (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time), Jacqueline Pilton (The Royal), Mark Umbers (Eternal Law), Jodie Hamblet (My Mad Fat Diary 2), Adam Long (Happy Valley), Paul Barnhill (Foyle’s War), Anthony Calf (Upstairs Downstairs), Nicola Sloane (Dancing on the Edge), Jim Whelan and Daisy Badger.
La série est diffusée à partir de demain soir sur ITV. Et oui, déjà !
Radio Times a publié une présentation des personnages (qui sont bien plus nombreux que ce que je pensais). On reconnaît pas mal de têtes :
Kate Campbell (Rachel Hurd-Wood) and Laura Campbell (Leila Mimmack)
Sisters Kate and Laura couldn't be more different. While Kate is practical, charming and pretty in an unassuming way, Laura struggles to deal with the situations she gets herself into. Gung-ho gal Kate's plans to read medicine at university in London are brought to halt by the war, allowing her to fall head over heels for RAF pilot Jack. Meanwhile boy-mad sister Laura feels left behind and firmly believes she'll never be able to follow in the footsteps of her parents' favourite daughter.
The Brindsley Family
Miriam (Claire Price) married butcher Bryn Brindsley (Daniel Ryan) when they were both just 19 and her asthmatic son David (Will Attenborough) is the apple of her eye. When their baby boy announces that he wants to go to war the couple react rather differently. Miriam's terrified that David will be killed while Bryn remembers his own war years as ones of great camaraderie. Bryn loves his wife and understands her objections though, so he does everything he can to keep mother and son from drifting apart.
Teresa Fenchurch (played by Leanne Best) and Alison Scotlock (played by Fenella Woolgar)
Widow Alison has been alone since her husband George died during The Great War in 1916 but her beloved dog Boris has kept her company. The avid reader is happy in her solitude so when new schoolteacher Teresa moves in (after the school cottage is requisitioned for use by the military) there's a big adjustment to be made. The pair soon find that they can be of great help to each other though, and at the WI they really come into their own.
Isobel Reilly (played by Gillian Dean)
Blind since birth, Isobel has often found her lack of sight to be a barrier to progression in life growing up in the big city but when she moves to Great Paxford all that changes. The opportunity to do some work on Steph’s farm provides her with the first money she’s ever earned and as the women admire her quiet confidence and resilience, some realise that they may be able to learn as much from her as she from them.
The Farrow Family
Father Stanley (Chris Coghill) has been a farmer all his life, having been too young to enlist in the First World War. Now, as conflict rumbles on the front, he feels the pull of the battlefields. While he struggles with his decision wife Steph (Claire Calbraith) – who has always been a powerful force on the farm – begins to discover female friendships at the WI, where she can be someone other than the fierce farmer's wife and a mother to Little Stan (Brian Fletcher).
Claire Hillman (played by Daisy Badger) and Spencer Wilson (played by Mike Noble)
Expert flirt Spencer is the local postman and is utterly floored when he meets Joyce's housemaid, Claire. She's an active member of the WI, having found herself thrust into the working world following the death of her last remaining relative. The course of true love never did run smooth though, and as the war unearths some rather interesting secrets the pair are truly put to the test.
Nick Lucas (played by Mark Umbers)
Squadron leader Nick is known, appropriately, for his leadership qualities and was the first in his family to enter the military. The RAF man got involved because he loves flying almost as much as he loves the company of women. However, he believes there's only one person for everyone, so he's never married despite having numerous opportunities. Could all that change when he comes to Great Paxford?