Posted by admin on June 2nd, 2019

‘Jack Taylor’ Season 4 Is Coming To Acorn TV

 
It has been a while since a new season of the crime drama, “Jack Taylor” premiered. The third and to-date latest season initially aired back in 2016. Well, a time table has been set for the release date of Season 4! Jack Taylor is coming back via Acorn TV and within the next 9 months.

The private eye will return for a fourth season sometime this year on the streaming service, Acorn TV. An exact premiere date (month and day) has not been announced yet, as 2019 is the current projection according to the streamer. Season 4 will continue following Iain Glen’s charismatic character as he battles issues both personal and professional.

The season, like its previous, will be comprised of three (3) feature-length episodes. In other words, three movies! Knowing that Jack Taylor will be back and within the definitive time frame of 2019 is phenomenal news. The series underwent some massive changes in Season 3. While missed, the show managed to not only survive but thrive in spite of them.

For those who may have yet to catch up on the series, a little background information. Jack Taylor stars “Game of Thrones” scene-stealer Iain Glen as the gruff yet loveable eponymous detective. An ex-cop, the story follows Jack as he works in the private sector of Galway, Ireland.

He investigates a different crime in each episode. Jack has been aided in those investigations by two different and equally loveable sidekicks, one in the first two seasons and a new one in Season 3. All the while sharing a complicated relationship with Officer Kate Noonan, his former colleague in the police force (Gardai) who tends to help him out.

Of note are some casting changes that take place with that role. Nora-Jane Noone plays Kate in the first two seasons. Siobhán O’Kelly took over the part in Season 3.

As stated above, episodes of “Jack Taylor” are feature-film length, so they are more like TV movies than a traditional episodic drama that runs from 45 minutes to an hour. As of now, there is the equivalent of nine movies streaming. The series is an adaptation of Ken Bruen’s bestselling crime fiction novels.

Iain Glen truly gets a chance to shine front and center as the ornery, complex lead. As he does on “Game of Thrones,” Glen has tremendous chemistry with all of his co-stars and the character of Jack Taylor provides him with multiple layers to play.

The way the mysteries are approached adds to the series’ quality. While in pursuit of solving them, the show never loses sight of its troubled character. They do tend to trend towards the darker side of things, so keep that in mind. This is a much more intense series than Tom Selleck’s also-entertaining “Jesse Stone” series.

As someone who binged the entire series (so far), shortly after Season 3 started streaming, Jack has been sorely missed. To know that he will be back sometime this year is a great comfort. However, nebulous that timeline may be, it is a release date that puts a definitive expectation on things. Cannot wait to have Jack back!

You can currently watch Seasons 1 through 3 of “Jack Taylor” on Acorn TV.

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Posted by admin on March 29th, 2017

Iain Glen’s Jack Taylor Is the Perfect Fix for Your Game of Thrones Withdrawal

The Thrones star also weighs in on whether Ser Jorah will ever get a change of clothes.

For the last seven years, Scottish actor Iain Glen has spent a good portion of his time filming one of the biggest shows on the planet, Game of Thrones, in Ireland. When he’s out and about in Belfast, he’s the steadfast Ser Jorah Mormont. But a few hours drive away down on the coast of Galway Bay, they call Glen by a different name. “I can’t really go out and walk the streets without getting a lot of attention as being Jack Taylor,” Glen told VF.com over the phone. “That’s who they think I am, in very sweet, very supportive way.”

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Jack Taylor is the hard-drinking, Irish private investigator hero of the books by Ken Bruen, and the lead of a series of nine hour and a half TV crime thrillers of the same name. In Taylor—a former officer of Irish Garda Síochána and something of a ladies man—Glen gets to bring the full force of his charm out from behind the layers of repression he plays on Game of Thrones. In fact, through a quirk of European TV’s laissez-faire approach to scheduling, Glen actually appeared in his first Jack Taylor episode back in 2010, before he ever picked a sword on Thrones. And now, all nine episodes—including the third season, which just aired in the U.K. last fall—are finally available for Glen’s American fans on Acorn TV. Talk about methadone for your Thrones withdrawal. The actor spoke with VF.com about the lure of crime thrillers, why Jack Taylor has more success with the ladies than Jorah, and whether we’ll ever see poor Ser Mormont change out of that nasty, filthy shirt from Season 1.

V.F. HWD: I heard that you’re a life-long crime thriller fan. What about that genre appeals to you?

Iain Glen: All that crime does is just give you a structure to your story in a very simple sense—a very strong beginning, middle, and end. Within that, you’re just telling stories. It can have romance, comedy, whatever you like. I suppose I think it’s a liberating milieu. There’s been a rich vein of Scandinavian drama, The Killing or The Bridge; through those, I feel like I’ve got to know Sweden a bit and Norway a bit. You get to know the politics of the place, the people, relationships. You sort of discover a society through it.

There’s a great deal that is quintessentially Irish. There’s a strong obsession with religion and Catholicism within Ireland, which has done lots of good things and lots of bad things. The Irish boom and bust business—they made hay, and then it all went pear-shaped—means Jack is always deeply suspicious of business and those that are making money out of the community. Obviously you’ve got beautiful coastal Galway, but it’s a paradox in some ways—it’s a very beautiful coastline and city center, but there are problems. It’s got one of the highest suicide rates in Ireland. There’s a big youth population and quite a lot of drug culture there. There’s a dark underbelly to it.

One of the things I like about Jack Taylor is I do think you get to know a community. You get to know Jack, his family, his mother, his difficult relationship with his mother, the people he falls in and falls out of love with. There’s a kind of claustrophobia, which is very true of that part of Ireland. We know it. It’s very funny. When we film there, I can’t really go out and walk the streets without getting a lot of attention as being Jack Taylor. That’s who they think I am in very sweet, very supportive way.

Ah, Jack Taylor and his coat. The producers were a little bit wary to begin with because it covers everything. But like a dialect, I think it certainly helps me as an actor. In a single statement, it tells you that he used to be Garda. He’s ex-police, and he’s still fucking with them, really. He’s upsetting them by wearing the coat, and they constantly want it back and they’re never going to get it.

Meanwhile, poor Jorah would probably kill for that coat—he’s been stuck in pretty much the same costume since Season 

They found it for me, a costume that just felt right. I don’t know. It just felt like it belonged and belonged to him.

But every year it gets dirtier and dingier and more threadbare. I’m worried that by the end, Jorah will just be wearing scraps.

I think Jorah just needs to land in a safer place, and then he’ll have time to change his clothing. Get cleaned up a little.

You’ve actually been Jack longer than you’ve been Jorah. I think it’s hard sometimes for American audiences to understand that you can shoot nine installments of a story over seven years.

It’s been a frustration, sometime, but I am entirely, or at least to some degree, responsible for the time it’s taken to put together because I need to be very available for it. Because of other commitments, that’s been quite difficult. But you try and keep a continuity thread. We hope to make six more as soon as we can, and I think somehow in that feature format, that hour and a half rather than an hour, I think you get away with more time between them somehow. But there are so many different platforms now for TV in a way that it’s been such a radical change. Now when it hits Acorn, people who never saw the first ones can watch it all at once. Hopefully, if we’ve done it right, you don’t feel the time it’s taken for us to put it together. Maybe I look ancient in the last one and I look young and youthful in the first. I have no idea.

I know a lot of people who watch you on Thrones are rooting for Ser Jorah to get the girl—any girl! Do you think they’ll be happy to see that Jack Taylor isn’t all about unrequited affection?

Yeah, it’s sweet, the fan reactions. I think that they wish Jorah well, and I think they wish he would—that he deserves physical love in return or something. I don’t know. I mean, the male fans react a little differently. But there is a certain female fan where maybe they see themselves in the story, and as long as you’re failing as Jorah, you’re maybe still more available for them in a funny way. Jack is a polar opposite in that he will get himself into terrible sexual pickles all the time, and is always doing very inappropriate things like having sex with the major suspect and that sort of stuff. He goes there without thinking and then ponders it afterwards, and Jorah ponders it too much, I think. Not that Jorah’s ever going to get it. Well, he might. Who knows?

Do you have any general words of optimism or hope for Jorah fans who are quite worried about that spreading stony rash on his arm?

Source: Vanity Fair



Posted by admin on January 14th, 2017

2 new Jack Taylor series 3 promotional photos

I have added to new Jack Taylor promotional photos to the gallery.

  
 

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Posted by admin on January 4th, 2017

Jack Taylor series 3 screencaps

I have added 1653 screencaps from the third series of Jack Taylor to the gallery.

    
    
    

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Posted by admin on January 3rd, 2017

Jack Taylor Season 3 DVD release date – USA region 1

Amazon USA are releasing Jack Taylor season 3 on DVD (Region 1) on 28 March 2017.

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You can pre-order your copy here



Posted by admin on November 10th, 2016

New Jack Taylor series 3 promo pictures

I have added 3 new promo photos from the upcoming series of Jack Taylor.

    

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JT Broadcast dates:

UK

‘Cross’ – Thursday 17th November on Channel 5
‘Headstone’ – Thursday 24th November on Channel 5
‘Purgatory’ – Thursday 1st December on Channel 5

Australia

‘Cross’ – Saturday 5th November on Channel 5
‘Headstone‘ – Saturday 12th November on Channel 5
‘Purgatory’ – Saturday 19 November on Channel 5

 



Posted by admin on October 26th, 2016

Pre Order Jack Taylor Season 3 now

The new series of Jack Taylor due to be broadcast next month is ready to be pre-ordered on Amazon UK.

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Click here to pre order from Amazon UK



Posted by admin on July 25th, 2016

Jack Taylor filming in Eyre Square Shopping Centre, Galway

Eyre Square Shopping Centre’s Facebook page have posted some photos of Iain filming Jack Taylor earlier in the year below.

      

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They also posted an interview with Iain below.

Game of Thrones as a spectacle is so epic and vast but it’s a juggernaut, it’s very slow to turn over and move… [Jack Taylor] is very fleet of foot, you’re doing ducking, diving, guerrilla filming, a lot of hand held [camera work], moving very quickly, shooting 5 or 6 pages a day, but to be honest I prefer that, it’s lovely to be occupied as an actor and it’s a very demanding schedule, but one I thrive on,” he says.

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Posted by admin on March 31st, 2016

2 new Jack Taylor promo photos – series 3

There gorgeous photos were posted on twitter today by @ is currently shooting alongside Iain Glen’



Posted by admin on March 10th, 2016

From Game of Thrones to Galway

All ‘Game of Thrones’ cast members read the script with trepidation and think, ‘Please God, keep me alive,’ admits Scottish actor Iain Glen.

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Known to fans of the blockbuster series as Ser Jorah Mormont, Glen is currently back in Galway for 12 weeks to film the next instalments of the popular ‘Jack Taylor’ detective series. It’s a change from filming the sprawling Game of Thrones – the sixth series of which returns in April – but one that Glen enjoys.

“Game of Thrones as a spectacle is so epic and vast but it’s a juggernaut, it’s very slow to turn over and move… [Jack Taylor] is very fleet of foot, you’re doing ducking, diving, guerrilla filming, a lot of hand held [camera work], moving very quickly, shooting 5 or 6 pages a day, but to be honest I prefer that, it’s lovely to be occupied as an actor and it’s a very demanding schedule, but one I thrive on,” he says.

Beginning with ‘Jack Taylor: The Guards’ in 2010, it’s now Glen’s fifth time back to film here, with production currently underway on the next three feature-length instalments of the series, which is based on Galway writer Ken Bruen’s crime novels.

“When I first read Ken’s novels, the nature of his crime really appealed to me, it seems to me to be very quintessentially Irish and he writes great characters and great plotlines,” says Glen, explaining that he is now involved in script development and all aspects of the production, which he thoroughly enjoys.

He also enjoys playing the hard-boiled private investigator. “Jack’s a very troubled, tortured soul but I always think he’s fundamentally a moral and a good man and he’s willing to take the fight against the powerful and put himself in a line in a way that very few people would or could and I admire his qualities, no matter how messed up he is,” says Glen.

“I love the role, I’m very fond of Galway and Galway’s always been incredibly accommodating,” he says, explaining that the public allow the crew to film unhindered in public places. “It’s unusual – if you’re filming in London, you get a lot of cantankerous reaction because people are very busy and in a hurry and they don’t want to stop for filming, but in Galway, the rhythm of life, it suits.

“It’s unusual to be able to film in a place like this, which offers so many different contrasts with the coast, the nature of the town, the history of Galway, and we can sort of duck and dive and film all over it.”

The actor has gotten to know Galway very well during his time here, describing it as a ‘walking city’, much like his native Edinburgh. “My favourite walk is starting from Eyre Square walking all along the coast past Salthill and as far as my legs can carry me and then turning around and coming back. It’s a beautiful walk.”

And Glen is likely to return to Galway again, as more ‘Jack Taylor’ instalments are planned. The crime series has developed a loyal fanbase around the world, with the next instalment being first screened in Germany in October, in Ireland after Christmas, and, significantly, also being made available on Netflix.

Glen’s Game of Thrones character Jorah has also become a fan favourite and, given the high body count of the show’s five previous seasons, fans, including those Glen meets in Galway, always want to know if he will be alright. “Unfortunately I don’t even know!” he says. “Even if I did I wouldn’t tell them!”

He adds that it’s nice to play one of the few loyal characters in the series. “There’s a huge swathe of different sorts of characters in Game of Thrones but he’s one of the handful of good souls in it and I think people have been caught by the frustrated love within the man for the lady who he’s passionate for and has a great belief in [‘Mother of Dragons’ Daenerys]. That’s sort of stayed alive and the writers do respond to the feel that audiences are liking about it and they’ve brought Ser Jorah’s story a little more to the fore than in the novels and I’ve been grateful for that.”

He adds, “You’re very lucky as an actor if you just happen to land one of these gigs that turns into that global mass hit like ‘Game of Thrones’. I think it’s officially the most successful TV show of all time. That’s not to do with any single actor in it at all, it’s to do with a fantastic company like HBO having the confidence and the belief to fund an almost impossible to film story and taking a punt on it and backing it.”

“It’s a treat to be involved in and we all just pray we stay alive, and read the script with trepidation and think, ‘Please God, keep me alive.’”

When it comes to the upcoming series, Glen only says, “Jorah’s not in a happy place currently, so we’ll just have to see what happens to him.”

 

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