Ian McShane — a villain for all seasons, for all the heroes out there. Born as the son of professional football player Harry McShane who played for Manchester United, Ian Mcshane never fancied about dribbling the ball to the uproars of the gallery. After completing his acting course at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he enrolled straight into the 1962 British movie ‘The Wild and The Willing.’ His stunning performance in the movie led to a number of other roles in Britain. David Wolper’s mini-series of the ’70s, ‘Roots’ and BBC America’s ‘Trust’ made him popular both on British and American television.
The BBC mini-series ‘Wuthering Heights’ and Harold Pinter’s Emmy award-winning ‘The Caretaker’ cemented McShane’s reputation as a versatile actor. McShane Productions, which he founded in the ’80s, produced his all-time hit series ‘Lovejoy’ for the BBC and A&E. The cult hit has him as the lead character Lovejoy, who is a lovable rogue and antique dealer. McShane also directed and produced the series which earned him huge popularity and a slew of similar roles both on big and small screens.
In the U.S., McShane is still known for his character Al Swearengen from the HBO series ‘Deadwood.’ The historic figure earned him a Golden Globe Award. In 2016, he joined ‘Game of Thrones’ in season 6 as the popular character Ray. At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Ian McShane movie and TV show? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Ian McShane films/TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Ian McShane movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
6. American Gods (2017 – Present)
‘American Gods’ is based on the 2001 novel of the same name by Neil Gaiman. The Starz drama is in its second season and has been renewed for a third recently. ‘American Gods‘ features a deadly war between Old Gods and New Gods. The number of believers for the Old Gods are declining at a rapid rate while the New Gods are far ahead of them by representing modern society’s devotion to money, technology, media, popularity, sensationalism, sex, and drugs. In season 2, the decisive battle incorporates the human world too. Ian McShane plays Mr. Wednesday, the enigmatic God and leader of the Old Gods. The show also stars Crispin Glover, Orlando Jones, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, Mousa Kraish, Omid Abtahi, and Demore Barnes.
5. Hellboy (2019)
The latest adaptation of the Dark Horse comics, ‘Hellboy’ is directed by Neil Marshall. The much-awaited movie has David Harbour playing Hellboy, while Milla Jovovich plays Nimue, the Blood Queen. Ian McShane plays Professor Trevor ‘Broom’ Bruttenholm, Hellboy’s adoptive father and boss of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (BPRD). Dae Kim appears as the character, Ben Daimio.
Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, ‘Hellboy’ follows demon Anung Un Rama, aka Hellboy, and his fights the witch, who lived and died in the 5th-century and returned to hold London under the siege of her paranormal forces. Hellboy works for the government’s secret Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. Besides fighting off the witch and her demonic army, Hellboy has to deal with his sparring colleague Ben Daimo and fastidious dad. ‘Hellboy‘ hits theaters on April 12, 2019.
4. Bolden (2019)
‘Bolden’ is an upcoming biopic of musician Buddy Bolden, the father of jazz. Ian McShane and Nelsan Ellis play lead roles in the movie. Bolden played a crucial role in the development of rag-time music when he was cornet player in New Orleans. Gary Carr plays the titular role of Bolden. McShane plays Bolden’s arch-rival Judge Perry while Ellis playing the crooked businessman who owns the Bolden Band. Bolden had a tragic life as he was placed in an asylum at the age of 30 where he had to spend till his death. The movie, written and directed by Dan Pritzker, is slated for a May 3, 2019 release.
3. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)
Lionsgate’s ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’ is the sequel of ‘John Wick: Chapter 2.’ Despite the intriguing trailer, stunning character posters and cryptic interviews given out by the cast members, nothing much is deciphered about the plot of the movie. According to reports, the plot dives deep into the secrets of The High Table, a lethal supreme body of assassins that dictates the rules of the underworld. Ian McShane has confirmed his return as the mysterious Continental proprietor Winston. He joins an ensemble cast that includes Keanu Reeves, Hally Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Lance Reddick, Angelica Huston, Jason Mantzoukas, John Leguizamo, and Hiroyuki Sanada. ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum,’ which is directed by Chad Stahelski, hits theaters on May 17, 2019.
2. Deadwood (2019)
‘Deadwood’ is an upcoming TV movie for HBO, based on the cult HBO series of the same name that ran for nearly three seasons and over a decade. The movie comes after a long wait and clamor of ‘Deadwood’ fans ever since the final season of the series wrapped up nearly 15 years ago, in 2006. McShane returns as power broker Al Swearengen in the 2019 movie along with Timothy Olyphant, Molly Parker, Anna Gunn, and John Hawkes. The two-hour film is directed by Daniel Minahan and created and written by David Milch. A trailer released last month gives us a clue that the plot is set years after the last events depicted in season 3. ‘Deadwood’ premieres on May 31 on HBO.
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1. Vital Signs (TBA)
Apple Music’s most controversial secret show ‘Vital Signs’ is rumored to be a secret project. Created by Dr. Drem the project features extreme graphic violence, sex acts and drug use. The controversy erupted after a rough-cut screening prompted Apple to shelve the project. The latest status of the project is uncertain as Apple is reportedly reluctant to air the polarizing project. The six-episode series features an impressive cast which includes Sam Rockwell, Michael K. Williams and Ian McShane. McShane plays the character of Vengeance, while Rockwell plays Ego.
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