BBC Two Orders BTS ‘Dad’s Army’ Drama, ‘The City & The City’ Adaptation & More

Dads ArmyDuring her Meet The Controller session at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival, BBC Two Controller Kim Shillinglaw unveiled raft of new commissions include a behind the scenes drama about the making of Dad's Army, an adaptation of China Miéville's novel The City & The City. Elsewhere, BBC Two has officially boarded French period drama Versailles, which was commissioned by French broadcaster Canal+ more than a year ago. Read More

Showtime Releases New Trailer For ‘Homeland’ Season 5

Homeland S5After teasing the show's return over the course of the Summer, Showtime has released the first full length trailer for the fifth season of Homeland. The 12 episode fifth season of the CIA drama will be set two years after season four, following Carrie’s ill-fated tenure as CIA station chief in Islamabad, Pakistan. Struggling to reconcile her guilt and disillusionment with years of working on the front lines in the “war on terror,” Carrie finds herself in a self-imposed exile in Berlin, estranged from the CIA and working for a private security firm. Read More

‘American Dad’ Renewed For Two More Seasons At TBS

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American Dad is staying put on TBS for the foreseeable future. The Turner owned cable network has ordered a further two seasons of the Seth MacFarlane created animated comedy series, which relocated from Fox to TBS in 2014. The multi-year renewal - which is for some 44 episodes split over two seasons - ensures that American Dad will remain on air through to 2018. Read More

‘Galaxy Quest’ TV Series Lands At Amazon

Galaxy QuestThe Galaxy Quest TV series is one step closer to becoming a reality. Some four months after Paramount Television started development on a potential TV series version of the 1990s feature film Galaxy Quest, the project has landed at Amazon. Read More

Rafe Spall Set As Lead In ITV’s Supernatural Drama ‘Harry Price: Ghost Hunter’

Rafe SpallRafe Spall (The Shadow Line, Sons Of Liberty) has been cast as the lead in ITV's one-off drama Harry Price: Ghost Hunter, which is based on Neil Spring’s novel The Ghost Hunters. He will play Harry Price, Britain’s most famous real life ghost hunter and sceptic. “I’m delighted to be portraying Harry Price for ITV", Spall said in a statement. "It’s a fantastic piece of history that has mass appeal and I can’t wait to start filming”. Read More