Colin as Sean MacDiarmada

Once again we are drawn into the essence of Colin’s character in this wonderful manip by cathaloreagan.  It’s good to know Kevin McCann is still pursuing his dream … which is becoming ours, as well.

We are grateful to learn that the actors understand how difficult this is and all remain on board to get it done.  In the meantime, Mr. McCann continues with his work … the slow, tedious, committed work to keep the dream alive.  We recently received a letter from Kickstarter, which many of you also received.  He has come to Los Angeles to seek funds via a traditional movie manner in the US.  He will be continuing positive finance discussions which began there last year.  He says, “There are a number of production companies, producers and financial institutions who have read the script and want to be involved in the movie – so the pieces are finally fitting together. “  (Could this be the American interest Colin spoke of earlier?)

McCann writes in the letter, dated March 25, 2017: “Here is a link to recent article of an interview with an Irish newspaper detailing some of the experiences we have had in developing the movie:  http://www.anglocelt.ie/entertainment/roundup/articles/2017/03/24/4137275-director-remains-upbeat-about-macdiarmada-biopic/  “

We are ever hopeful that this film will continue on the path to its realization.

(image credit: Manip by cathaloreagan  https://twitter.com/cathaloreagan/status/840209670413402112 )

From Kudos regarding Humans S03

L- R Leo (Colin Morgan) and Max (Ivanno Jeremiah)

Dear Sir or Madam,

Can you confirm a Season/Series 3 for your production, “Humans”?  We have been watching every day for any updates regarding a confirmation, and can find nothing … even though we saw the final episode of S2 several weeks ago.  Please respond to your anxious fans. Thank you.

Here is the response I received today from Kudos Receptionist, Rhys Holland.  Kudos, 12-14 Amwell Street, London, UK

Kudos Co Info .. Hello Suntse,  Thank you for your email and your interest in Humans.  We can confirm Humans Series 3 is currently in early development. We hope you continue to enjoy Humans and thank you for your support.   Cheers, Rhys Holland, Receptionist

Having given up on all things AMC, I contacted Kudos using their website, and received this very timely and exciting response.  All the better to Share with all of you!  Suntse

Most Viewed: Week of March 13-19

Every Monday we will  publish the 10 most viewed posts from the previous week.  Because there is so much information here on Colin’s career, we find it intriguing to see how much interest still resides in his past endeavors.  We thought some of you might enjoy it as well.  You can look back at any of these by clicking on the link provided.  Enjoy!

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* The Many Faces Of Colin Morgan

* Colin Morgan … NTA 2016

* Time Travel … The RSAMD Years: A Glimpse of the Future

* Parked

* Humans: Who Are They: (7)

* Casting Colin as Merlin

* All About My Mother

* The Giggles or How to Ruin a Take           * Alison Jane Reid

Most Viewed This Week: March 20-26

Every Monday going forward we will  publish the 10 most viewed posts from the previous week.  Because there is so much information here on Colin’s career, we find it intriguing to see how much interest still resides in his past endeavors.  We thought some of you might enjoy it as well.  You can look back at any of these by clicking on the link provided.  Enjoy!

 

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* Was it a mistake to co-produce Humans with AMC?

* Humans v. Westworld

* Leo vis-a-vis Merlin

* An Excellent and Insightful Conversation: Gee Wong with Colin Morgan

* The Fall … S2, episodes 05 and 06

* (no words)

* Bite of the Night … A Play by Howard Barker

* The Many Faces Of Colin Morgan

* The Last Dragonlord, Ep. 13

Was it a mistake to co-produce Humans with AMC?

In this blog’s opinion, the answer is YES ! and it is YES for several reasons.
** We have not yet received an ‘official’ confirmation of a season 3 for Humans.  They are waiting for …. what?  (Maybe we should be grateful … maybe there is some hope that we will yet be treated to the idea that Synth’s could be a new ‘species’ to be reckoned with? … along with the various forms that could take … understanding and tolerance … or hatred and resentment … or integration and assimilation … or …)
** In contrast, Merlin proceeded through 5 wonderful Kudos/Shine seasons without interruption and without any American partner. The story was allowed to play out to its finish.
** The editing done by AMC to make Humans S01 fit into their commercial schedule was, to put it politely, ‘atrocious’ (scenes eliminated, scenes cut short … etc.) and we hope to never suffer through another such mindless treatment of any future Kudos project.

We hope Humans will be allowed to continue and understand that season 3, even if renewed, may well be its last. If AMC chooses to withdraw, then we can hope that Kudos/Shine can find another way to give us closure on this very interesting take by Brackley/Vincent on their conjecture regarding Human/Syth possibilities.

We are sorry that a distinguished producer like Kudos/Shine feels it important to obtain American partnership.  American tv does not have the same commitment to the ‘art’ of cinema and story-telling that resides in our European neighbors, and it shows in every tv series they produce.   We realize it’s where the money is; however, the quality of introspective questions that can be made so interesting  by a good tv series are generally not addressed by American studios.

This author was born and raised in the Western US, and has over the years become very discouraged by the continual erosion of interesting, thought-provoking options provided on my tv screen.  Discovering UK, Irish, and French choices has been a delight.  I’m sorry that Kudos feels the need to give an American producer any artistic input on one of their interesting series.  If this is deemed necessary again in future, perhaps they can at least hold onto the power of review and approval of outside editing choices

(An Example): The scene in the Hawkins bath, S01, (which AMC cut in its entirety), had a very definite link to Leo’s vulnerability and gave meaning for his surrender to Hester’s enticement(s) in S02.  That early scene gave us a glimpse into the pain and longing that resided in Leo’s heart.  Sadly the AMC audiences were deprived of this foundation which gave his later submission such poignant substance and meaning.

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Suntse

 

Humans v. Westworld

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A truly worthy article in TV Guide about the questions and values presented in ‘Humans’.  This, more than any other recently read, articulates the subtle themes in this marvelous series and relates them with an eye to the understanding it deserves.

excerpt: Although it lacks the budget or star power of Westworld, this actually works to Humans‘ advantage, helping the show to feel relatable where Westworld felt slick and distant. Rather than grand, philosophical monologues about civilization and enlightenment, Humans prefers to show instead of tell the audience about what it means when the line between synthetic and organic becomes blurred beyond recognition. Once the Hawkins family unlocks Mia’s true self, they’re forced to reevaluate synths’ position in society and reconcile they’re own previous actions from this new perspective: Is it cheating if it’s with a synth? Is it rape if the synth can’t say no, or if you didn’t know it could think? What rights does possessing consciousness earn, and where do you draw the line?

by Sadie Gennis

Read it through and find a reason to watch ‘Humans’, especially from a UK source where the editing pen is not wielded with the same blindness as the one from AMC.

http://www.tvguide.com/news/humans-amc-season-2/?ftag=TVG_Twitter

(screen shot from Channel 4 broadcast … all credit to Kudos/Shine/and BBC)