Promising TV Series 2020
Users of the portal “Cinema News” have prepared a list of promising series that are due out in 2020. Which of these new products will “shoot” is yet to be found out, but since they were on this list, it means that something has already attracted attention. At the time of work on the article, the prime dates of some projects have not yet been announced, but we really hope that all of them will be released in 2020.
Confrontation (2020) (CBS All Access)
Screen versions of Stephen King’s novels are released with enviable regularity – in films and on television. Only in 2020, the premieres of three series based on the writer’s works will take place: “The Dark Tower”, “Outsider” and “Confrontation”. Consider the last – a ten-series project of the CBS All Access service. The director will be Josh Boon, best known for the movie “Blame the Stars” and the long-suffering series “New Mutants”, which all changes the release dates.
The plot of “Confrontation” is not very original, but the main thing, as we know, is the presentation. Hundreds of films were made about shipwrecks, but James Cameron’s Titanic overshadowed everyone. I hope that many will follow with bated breath for the misfortunes of those who survived after the global catastrophe, when the plague virus destroyed almost the entire population of the Earth. The heroes of the series will have to fight for survival in the world of post-apocalypse. Coming is not only a clash of mere mortals, but also a powerful confrontation between the more powerful forces of Good and Evil. Supporters of God and the one whose name is better not to remember at night.
The series has a very impressive castes: James Mersden, Whoopi Goldberg, Amber Heard, Greg Kinnear, Alexander Skarsgard and many others. James Marsden will reincarnate as Stu Redman. This is a courageous man who survived thanks to the immunity to the virus and led the Resistance. The incomparable Whoopi Goldberg will play the role of mother Abigail, bearing the Light and word of God. And the main villain – Randall Flagg – will play Alexander Skarsgard, who also does not particularly need to be introduced. The sensational Marilyn Manson said that he will record a cover version of The End by The Doors, which will be included in the soundtrack of the series, and will play one of the roles. I wonder whom? Are you intrigued, dear readers? I personally am very. (Angelina)
The Dark Tower (2020) (Amazon)
At the production stage, the long-suffering full-length project “Dark Tower” of 2017 was frozen several times and was also repeatedly subjected to a change of directors and cast. Even the novice film fan understood that after such ups and downs, something worthy would hardly come out. Of the components of the film that the spectators did not like, there were actors, and a slurred script, a “soft” age rating and small timing, which, according to the King of Horrors, could not accommodate half the plot of a series of books. Apparently, the last argument finally convinced the Sony and Amazon studios of the need to transfer the cycle to the TV format. Now based on the fourth novel of the series “Dark Tower” called “The Sorcerer and the Crystal.”
Roland (Sam Strike) and his friends crossed the Badlands and found themselves in a world destroyed by the “super influenza” (a direct reference to King’s other book, Confrontation). Moving towards the Tower, the Shooter tells the story of his life: initiation, father’s first task, first love. The series will return us to the last days of Gilead and the formation of Roland as an arrow. The plot must be filled with the style of the good old western. Flagg will reappear, albeit under a different name, and perhaps the Scarlet King himself. The reasons for Roland’s campaign to the Tower and the Multiverse, which is directly connected with the Rays, will emerge. And if the series shoots, and the creators go in order in the film adaptation of the books, then next season we can expect large-scale battles with the participation of “Kalya’s wolves”. We are waiting and hope for the best. Key actors include Jasper Pääkkonen, Michael Rooker and Jerome Flynn. (xen04158602)
Stranger (2020) (HBO)
As you know, the fashion for many things is changeable, today some are heard, tomorrow others. But it seems that this axiom does not apply to the adaptations of Stephen King, whose popularity is only increasing every year. The year 2019 was extremely fruitful in this regard, and the coming 2020 is unlikely to be, which will prepare for us more than one film adaptation of the maestro’s works. One of them will be a mini-series of the HBO channel “Stranger” based on one of the writer’s latest novels. The action will unfold in the small town of Flint City, and in the center of the plot will be Terry Maitland – an exemplary family man, an English teacher and a coach of a local sports team. His life changes overnight when he is publicly arrested on charges of brutal murder of an eleven-year-old child. He has an iron alibi, backed by a mass of evidence, only his DNA and fingerprints were found at the crime scene.