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Jamie Bamber to Star in Kudos "The Smoke"
The past couple of weeks, both Jamie and Kerry have mentioned the possibility, once TNT gave their OK and the lawyers signed off on everything, that Jamie might have a starring role in a new series for Kudos. Well, now it's official!



Upon learning that Jamie might be doing a series for Kudos, zegeekgirl (yep, you totally guessed right ;) did a bit of digging and came up with a June 2012 press release for 'The Smoke' on the Kudos site. Here is part of that press release:

THE SMOKE is an eight part series from Kudos Film and TV written and created by Lucy Kirkwood (Skins). At the heart of the story is a family of firemen and women who, no matter what, always have each other to fall back on. But being a hero isn't easy, especially in a world that regularly disregards them, and it certainly doesn't pay. Many crew members are forced to hold down other jobs on the side, taking some of them into the city's after dark world. The stakes are high but, in THE SMOKE, it's the very lives and souls of the White Watch crew that are at risk.

I'm afraid that's all we have right now. But, hey, it gives us all time to squee while we await further updates. Hopefully, there will be more cast announcements soon since production is about to begin!

Now, for a brief administrative note...After what I like to refer to as six and a half years of shortsightedness on my part, I finally renamed the community "Jamie Bamber News". For those of you have been around since day one, you'll recall the name was simply "Bamber News" and that's what the URL reflected. But now all the various accounts match up! And I put a fresh coat of paint on the place (AKA a new banner ;).

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zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: March 18th, 2013 08:11 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Aaaaaahahahaha I GUESSED IT. ;) *struts* When Jamie mentioned Kudos were involved, seemed sensible to see what they had on their production slate. Was happy I had bookmarked the link last week juuuust in case, that made for handy tweeting. Hee.

And it sounds fantastic. Can't wait! (Although per Jamie's tweet it'll be airing on Sky One, so that may be less of a guarantee that it'll land on BBC America over here than if it were actually a BBC show. It still could, of course, they air Channel 4 programs and plenty else that isn't Beeb produced - see also, LOUK - but we'll see what happens.)

Edited at 2013-03-19 06:38 am (UTC)
ragdoll From: ragdoll Date: March 18th, 2013 08:13 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
So, what does that mean for Monday Mornings? Assuming it even gets another season, which knowing the way TNT has been handling it, might not even come to pass.

Very happy that I have a multi-region dvd player right now!
asta77 From: asta77 Date: March 18th, 2013 08:18 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
The two filming schedules shouldn't conflict. 'The Smoke' will wrap production this summer and 'Monday Mornings' wouldn't resume production until early fall. MM is still very much on the bubble. And since TNT has yet to make a decision, if there was a possibility of overlap with the productions, they would have said no.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: March 18th, 2013 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
And since TNT has yet to make a decision, if there was a possibility of overlap with the productions, they would have said no.

*nod* I mean, we definitely don't know for sure. But since at one point Kerry mentioned the notion of TNT "letting" him do it, there's probably a good chance some negotiation happened to ensure he'd be available if MM does get renewed.
ragdoll From: ragdoll Date: March 18th, 2013 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Got it. That's basically what I was asking -- that IF MM comes back for a second season, would Jamie still be involved, or were we looking at another Matt Devlin situation. I'm very happy to hear that Ty (presumably!) won't be buying the farm (or be transferred to another hospital or whatever). :)

So potentially TWO series with Jamie in them at the same time. Woo hoo!
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: March 18th, 2013 08:55 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Who knows what MM has in store, though if I were to bet on it no, I don't think there are any imminent plans for "early retirement." For once, thank goodness. ;) (Minor book spoilers: There is some fairly extreme tragedy that befalls some of the characters in the novel, but none of them are Ty... remains to be seen if the first season of the show touches on any of those plotlines, too!)

Edited at 2013-03-18 09:02 pm (UTC)
asta77 From: asta77 Date: March 18th, 2013 10:17 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
If ratings had continued to fall each week, then I would think cancellation would be a matter of when, not if. But with ratings stabilizing and then going up the last two weeks, yeah, I don't think there are imminent plans to cancel it.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: March 18th, 2013 10:26 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Heh heh... I think we were talking about "early retirement" as a euphamism for bumping off Ty on the show, not cancellation. XD
anteros_lmc From: anteros_lmc Date: March 18th, 2013 09:30 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Apologies for the quick fly-by post, stupidly busy just now....Woo hoo! Great news! :D
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: March 18th, 2013 10:01 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
You are ON ALERT, JBN UK bureau chief. Watch those newspapers and magazines. ;)
anteros_lmc From: anteros_lmc Date: March 19th, 2013 10:25 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Eek! You might just have landed yourself the most rubbish foreign correspondent this side of the pond XD I am usually hopeless at keeping up with media reports, tv promos etc. However in this case I promise to make an extra special effort :)
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: March 19th, 2013 10:26 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I have TOTAL faith in you. ;) Plus spongetrisha also said she'd help, so... team up! ;)
spongetrisha From: spongetrisha Date: March 18th, 2013 10:10 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Squeee!! This is great news.
Will also keep my eyes and ears open for any articles here in the UK.
asta77 From: asta77 Date: March 18th, 2013 10:13 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Cool! Thanks! Much appreciated. :)
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: March 18th, 2013 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Please do, we appreciate intrepid reporters on the ground overseas. :D Thanks!
anamarya From: anamarya Date: March 19th, 2013 11:20 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Great news. As always, many thanks for keeping us in the loop.
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