January productions: epic film and TV to watch this month
The holidays may be over, but don’t let the January blues get you down. Now is the perfect time to sit back, relax and catch up on all of the incredible POP-powered content our clients have been working on.
A Discovery Of Witches: Season 3
Production company: Bad Wolf
Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer have reprised their roles as vampire Matthew Clairmont and reluctant witch Diana Bishop in the third and final season of Bad Wolf’s hit show A Discovery of Witches. As we rejoin the star-crossed lovers in the present day (after a trip to Elizabethan England in Season 2), we learn that Diana is pregnant with Matthew’s twins. Can the pair triumph over their enemies and live happily ever after?
Premiered 7 January 2022 on Sky Max and Now TV.
Rules of the Game
Production company: The Forge
Background casting agents: Extra People and Norf Casting
Maxine Peake delivers another impeccable performance as ruthless COO Sam in this four-part office-based thriller. After a brutal death at her workplace - the second in 10 years - Sam faces questions from the police and unwanted attention from newly hired HR director Maya (Rakhee Thakrar), who quickly uncovers a toxic work culture. With all episodes now available on iPlayer, this is binge-worthy telly at its finest.
Premiered 11 January 2022 on BBC One.
Background casting: Sally King Casting
Hitting cinemas this month is Kenneth Branagh’s critically acclaimed Belfast, a semi-autobiographical tale about growing up in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. While the subject matter is serious, this is a charming look at life through the rose-tinted glasses of a young boy. And with the Oscar buzz already swirling, it’s a must watch.
Premiered 21 January 2022 in cinemas.
Background casting: Key Casting (exclusive)
The brilliant Vicky McClure stars as bomb disposal officer Lana Washington in ITV’s new drama series Trigger Point. After a climatic first episode (no spoilers!), Lana attempts to find out who’s behind a series of attacks amid a backdrop of increasing tension. Also starring Adrian Lester and Tom Stokes, this six-part series shines a light on the incredible bravery of the Metropolitan Police’s bomb squad.
Premiered 23 January 2022 in cinemas.
Looking for more? Check out our recommended viewing for the holiday season.