DirecTV announced today, and we now have confirmation from Tom himself that he will be starring in the upcoming Neil LaBute drama “Full Circle. The 10 Episode arc will be featured on the Audience Channel this fall, exclusive to DirecTV. Here’s what the LA Times had to say about the upcoming series.
When DirecTV’s new original drama “Full Circle” debuts on the Audience Channel in the fall, some people will see it as screenwriter and playwright Neil LaBute’s TV debut. But others may see it as a chance for Angel and Draco Malfoy to team. Both “Angel” and “Bones” star David Boreanaz and “Harry Potter” alum Tom Felton have been announced in the cast, but don’t expect a typical ensemble effort.
The concept behind the 10-episode drama series is that each episode will feature a conversation between two characters in a restaurant. One of the characters will then provide the bridge to the next episode, which will feature that person paired with a new character, and so-on until the season finale, which will bring all the characters together.
Joining Boreanaz and Felton are Kate Walsh, Minka Kelly,Julian McMahon, Keke Palmer, Devon Gearhart, Bill Campbell, Noah Silver, Ally Sheedy, Cheyenne Jackson andRobin Weigert.
The connections are sometimes surprising: McMahon plays a high-powered entertainment lawyer, while Kelly plays his wife. And Boreanaz plays his client, a famous comic with a wild streak, while Palmer plays someone whose life was forever changed as the result of a joke the comic took too far.
Production on the series will begin at the end of May in DirecTV’s Los Angeles Broadcasting Center.
“Full Circle” will be DirecTV’s original series follow-up to “Rogue,” the police drama starring Thandie Newton that debuted in April. Previously, DirecTV had picked up series that began on other networks to finish their runs. It produced three seasons of “Friday Night Lights” when it was going to be canceled by NBC and it produced two seasons of “Damages”when it was in danger of being canceled by FX.
Thanks to Universal we now have a new short video featuring Tom announcing the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida. While the video of Tom himself is not new, the voice over of Tom answering questions accompanied by artwork of the park is.
The park will be open, as Tom said, in spring of 2010. Enter for a chance to win tickets to the grand opening at Universal Orlando Resort.
In a new interview with Go Aften Danmark to discuss the upcoming release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on DVD and Blu-Ray, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton, and James and Oliver Phelps discuss Harry Potter the character, and the man behind the glasses, Daniel Radcliffe.
The interviewer speaks in Danish, but thankfully not everyone else. If someone would like to translate the interview questions for us, please leave a comment!
Never thought Draco Malfoy would work alongside Good Ol’ Rita Skeeter, did you? Well, in this interview from the HBP DVD, he sure does (except he’s not manipulative, inventive…er, I think I should stop now, before I get carried away). Enjoy the interview:
Update from Lilyginny27: There’s a second part to this sneak peak of What’s on Your Mind? as hosted by Tom for the HBP DVD. Listen as Tom gives us a bit of an Irish history lesson while channeling Hermione, what everyone would like to fix in the world, and what is their favorite sport. While he picks on Daniel in the first one, Emma seems to get the brunt of it in the second-half.
Thanks to Feltbeats Junior Admin Estrella89san for the message at 5:00 am this morning to let us know that BBC Switch Live has uploaded 30 minutes of coverage from Sunday’s concert and award ceremony to their YouTube page.
Tom can be seen at 4:06-5:15 & 21:10-22:05. He collected the Favourite Flick award for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, answered a few interview questions (three guesses who he’d rather be stuck in a lift with, Daniel Radcliffe or Rupert Grint, and the first two don’t count 😉 ) and even played a little game of Twitch Live.
UPDATE: The video has been cut to just the Tom related goodness. You can watch the original video in all of its 30 minute glory here at BBCSwitch.