Like most of the actors who frequent characters with darker shades or simply villains, Jason Isaacs has the same predicament, being famous and not-quite-famous-enough at the same time. But, the actor never accepts that paradox. He holds firm on the claim that he never plays his characters as villains, but as ‘consequentialists.’ Ever since his feature debut in ‘The Tall Guy’ in 1989, Jason Isaacs has never let go off empty-handed any character roles that came in search of him.
His impressive filmography showcases movies like ‘Event Horizon,’ ‘Armageddon,’ ‘The Patriot,’ ‘Black Hawk Down,’ ‘A Cure for Wellness,’ ‘Harry Potter Franchise, as Lucius Malfoy,’ and TV Shows like ‘Brotherhood,’ ‘Green Zone,’ ‘Fury,’ and ‘Star Wars: Rebels’, the animated series. He has established himself as a dependable character actor from the movie ‘The Patriot’ in 2000. But playing Lucius Malfoy, the Dark Lord loyalist aristocrat, in the Harry Potter films made him popular across the globe. And he revealed his darkly comic side in ‘The Death Of Stalin.’
Jason Isaacs has evolved as a working character actor who can be utilized by the filmmakers in more than one way. He defies age, nationality and moral clarity of the character, the good guy or the bad guy, in his unique process of disappearing into the skin of his character. At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Jason Isaacs movie and TV show? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Jason Isaacs films/TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Jason Isaacs movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
1. The OA (2016 – Present)
‘The OA’ is one of Netflix’s creepiest mystery-drama series till date. All the Jason Isaacs fans can’t wait anymore for his action in season 2 of the series. ‘The OA‘ became a sleeper hit after it was aired by Netflix as an experimental item in 2016, a strong reason for the streaming service to go for an immediate season 2. Jason Isaacs plays the villainous scientist Dr. Hap Percy, who repeatedly kills his captives to test their ability to resist death in the Series. ‘The OA‘ also features Brit Marling as the blind girl who evokes mixed feelings in the surroundings when returned with restored sight after she mysteriously went missing for a number of years.
When the fans asked him about the upcoming Season 2, Jason Isaacs promised that it would be unparalleled in its imagination. But the actor was tight-lipped about more details of the plot. Created by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, Netflix will premier the second installment on March 22.
2. Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets (2019)
Written and directed by Yaniv Raz, ‘Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets‘ tops the upcoming movie lists of Jason Isaacs. Based on the novel of the same name by Evan Roskos, the comedy-drama follows the 16-year-old James Whitman, played by Lucas Jade Zumann. He is grappling with waves of anxiety and depression after his sister’s mysterious disappearance. He then takes refuge with Dr. Bird, who is an imaginary pigeon therapist. Besides Jason Isaacs in a key role, the movie also has Taylor Russell, Tom Wilkinson, as Dr. Bird, and Lisa Edelstein.
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3. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (TBA)
The upcoming Netflix series ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ is a prequel to the 1982 cult hit, ‘The Dark Crystal,’ directed by Jim Henson. This time, the plot traces back to the movie, and showcases the fantastic universe of the Gelflings, a lost civilization mentioned in the original movie.
Reports suggest that the series unfolds in the backdrop of an era when the civilization was at its cultural peak. The Gelfling world is on the verge of a battle as it is invaded by the cookie, Skeksis and his benevolent Mystics. The world of Thra is dying as the Crystal of Truth at the heart of the land is damaged by the Skeksis. With the Crystal of Truth, a source of divine power, becomes unholy, a deadly sickness spreads across the land. Three Gelflings heroes raise to save their motherland. The war to end all the wars looms over the world of Thra. The three heroes of Gelflings are voiced by Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy and Nathalie Emmanuel.
The makers have roped in a huge ensemble to fight on both sides. Mark Hamill, Andy Samberg, Keegan-Michael Key, Simon Pegg, Ralph Ineson, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Harvey Fierstein, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Helena Bonham-Carter, Alicia Vikander, Caitriona Balfe, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Izzard, Mark Strong, Toby Jones, Harris Dickinson, Shazad Latif, and Theo James joins the voice cast along with Jason Isaacs. According to the latest reports, Jason Isaacs will lend his voice to one of the deadliest members in the Skeksis and Mystics side. Series creator Lisa Henson and director Louis Leterrier intend to use puppetry techniques as in Henson’s original film, which made it a darling among kids.
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