Amazon Prime Instant Video Picks Up UK Rights To ‘Extant’ Season 2, Sets July Premiere

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Amazon Prime Instant Video UK has picked up the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to the second season of CBS' Halle Berry fronted sci-fi series Extant after striking a deal with CBS Studios International. The show's second season will premiere on the streaming service on July 2nd, mere hours after its debut state-side. New episodes will then continue to be made available every Thursday. Read More

TV Trailer: BBC One’s ‘Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell’

Strange & Norrell (First Look)BBC One has released the first full-length trailer for their upcoming 7 episode fantasy series Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. Based on the Susanna Clarke novel, the series, which is set during the Napoleonic Wars in an England where magic once existed and is about to return, stars Bertie Carvel, Eddie Marsan, Alice Englert, Marc Warren, Samuel West, Charlotte Riley, Enzo Cilenti and Paul Kaye. Read More

‘Downton Abbey’ Creator Julian Fellowes Returning To ITV With ‘Doctor Thorne’ Adaptation

Julian FellowesDespite the fact that Julian Fellowes' Downton Abbey is coming to an end later this year, he isn't quite done working with ITV. The much in-demand writer, who has period drama Gilded Age in the works at NBC, is returning to ITV to adapt one of his favourite novels, Doctor Thorne, as a three-part drama. Hat Trick Productions will produce with Mark Redhead, Julian Fellowes Chris Kelly and Ted Childs serving as executive producers. Production begins later this year. Read More