Last time we saw Holliday she was filming Mickey 17, and her last appearances was over an year ago (August 09). But now, thanks for Ms. Alex Dahl, the author of Playdate which Holliday has joined the cast recently shared a picture of her on instagram!
Holliday Grainger has joined the cast of the upcoming British Disney+ Original series, “Playdate”, which will be a five-part thriller produced by Quay Street Productions and Brightstar based on the original book of the same title by Alex Dahl. “Playdate”
A seemingly ordinary decision turns the world of Elisa, mum to two young kids, upside down. When Elisa’s nine-year-old daughter asks to go on an overnight playdate with her new best friend, Elisa agrees. But when she says goodnight to her daughter, she has no idea that she is about to be thrust into every parent’s worst nightmare, and when Elisa goes to pick her up, she discovers that the beautiful house was a holiday rental, while her daughter has disappeared. What follows is a manhunt across Europe, while Elisa and husband Fred find themselves the object of police scrutiny.
Hi everyone. Unfortunately, still no news on Holly’s career, but we hope something may came up after the summer. This month, we bring you several random updates on the gallery as well as we announce we have a new host, thank you to Marc from The Fan Carpet for taking us in. If an error occurs or if you find anything that needs to be fixed please email me here.
Thank you to our dear friend Sarah over at Phoebe Tonkin web for donating upgrades of the Blue Murder now available in HD!
Fans of The Capture may get to see DI Rachel Carey again following that shocking series 2’s cliffhanger.
The BBC One tech thriller premiered in 2019, with a second chapter debuting in 2022. There have been talks of Holliday Grainger’s detective returning since, with series writer and director Ben Chanan teasing there may be more ahead.
“I can’t confirm or deny at this point, I’m so sorry,” he recently told RadioTimes.com.
While he remained tightlipped about a possible continuation, Chanan sure thinks there’s enough material for more disturbing instalments.
The series follows Carey as she races against time to expose the truth behind deepfake footage manipulations that could land innocent people behind bars.
Season 1 focused on British army Lance Corporal Shaun Emery (Callum Turner), accused of kidnapping and murdering his barrister Hannah Roberts (Laura Haddock). The second chapter zeroed in a different story, with politician Isaac Turner (I May Destroy You’s Paapa Essiedu) being involved in a conspiracy and ending on Carey exposing the process of Correction.
“I think that the world of deep fakes and fake news and AI, it keeps developing,” Chanan said, warning it’s not a thing of the future anymore.
“We went quite far with The Capture in terms of what the hell could happen next, in terms of the sort of fear of what could happen,” he continued.
“I think we went quite far across the two series, and I almost feel sometimes like I need to take a minute and wait for the news to catch up or for predictions, nightmare predictions of what’s next.
“It’s not so much a futuristic thing, it’s kind of a what’s happening now thing, and so part of me feels like I need to take a break and unfortunately wait to see where the news takes us and where the world takes us and then respond.”
Thank you to our friends at The Tottenham Strike, we added screencaps of The Capture S2 two videos to our gallery with the titles Behind The Action and Meet the Cast.
Great news for all Strike fans and Robin Ellacott fans!!! BBC has renewed Strike for a new season. As we know, JKR has been releasing/ writting books non-stop and we couldn’t be more thrilled to still have Holly on board to portrait our favorite detective. The news was released by Deadline, and we highlighted the most important parts:
EXCLUSIVE: The BBC appears unmoved by the online clamor to cancel JK Rowling over her views on transgender rights.
The British broadcaster is preparing to renew Strike for a sixth season after apologizing twice to the author last month because guests on news shows accused her of being transphobic. A deal is yet to be done, but Deadline understands that the BBC is enthusiastic about another season.
Strike is based on novels by Rowling’s pseudonym Robert Galbraith and chronicles cases investigated by Cormoran Strike (Tom Burke), a war veteran turned private detective, and his business partner Robin Ellacott (Holliday Grainger).
Season six will adapt The Ink Black Heart, which has echoes of Rowling’s own experience. It centers on the murder of a successful YouTube animator after she becomes the target of relentless online hate. At one point, Edie Ledwell is accused of being transphobic.
Rowling has been clear that the character is not based on her own life, but recognizes that she experienced similar online hate during and after writing the novel, published last August. “I wasn’t clairvoyant, I just – yeah, it was just one of those weird twists. Sometimes life imitates art more than one would like,” she said.
Rowling has infuriated LGBTQ+ rights campaigners with her views on transgender issues, including arguing that certain trans women should not have access to single-sex spaces. She has spoken candidly about receiving online hate from her critics, saying that she has received so many death threats she could “paper the house with them.”
The BBC apologized twice to Rowling in February after two news shows failed to properly challenge the views of transgender women who said they were boycotting the Harry Potter video game Hogwarts Legacy because Rowling is “anti-trans.” The BBC said the discussions, broadcast on Radio 4 and BBC Radio Scotland, fell below “rigorous editorial standards.”
Strike is produced by Brontë Film and TV, the company established to adapt Rowling’s books. Season 5 was a co-production between the BBC and HBO, while Cinemax was involved in previous seasons.
Tom Edge has written the past four seasons of Strike, while Ben Richards wrote Season 1 in 2017. Both are involved in other BBC series: Edge is writing a second season of Vigil and Richards is developing another season of Showtrial.
Season 5, Strike: Troubled Blood, premiered in December with a strong 8M viewers for BBC1. It went on to average 6.9M over the course of its four-part series.
The BBC declined to comment.