BBC One’s ‘The Missing’ Spin-Off ‘Baptiste’ Adds Tom Hollander

Rev. star Tom Hollander has signed on for a starring role on BBC One's recently ordered The Missing spin-off Baptiste, which hails from Harry and Jack Williams. He will play Edward. "I am very excited to be working with Harry and Jack Williams", Tom Hollander said in a statement. "They are brilliant storytellers of nuance and suspense." Hollander is only the second confirmed cast member. He joins Tchéky Karyo, who played titular character Julien Baptiste in both seasons of The Missing and is on-board to reprise his role in the spin-off. Read More

Showtime Picks Up Wall Street Comedy ‘Black Monday’ To Series

After piloting the project (under its former titled Ball Street), Showtime has picked up 1980s Wall Street comedy Black Monday - starring Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall - to series with a ten episode order. Owing to the fact that Black Monday is set up as a co-pro with Sony Pictures Television, it is not immediately clear if it will be covered by Showtime's output deal with Sky or if SPT will be distributing it in the UK. Read More

Amazon Studios Inks First Look Deal With Nicole Kidman

Amazon Studios has sealed a first look deal with multiple award winner Nicole Kidman and her production company Blossom Films for theatrical, television series, and digital content. The streaming service and Kidman's Blossom will work together to develop original series that will be available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video globally in over 200 countries and territories, as well as movies that will engage viewers in cinemas. Read More

BBC One Daytime Drama ‘Father Brown’ Renewed For Seventh Season

No surprises here. BBC One has renewed hit daytime drama Father Brown for a seventh season, which is set to air in 2019. “Father Brown will be back in early 2019 solving crimes in the Cotswolds and viewers can prepare for an enticing new series on BBC Daytime and the BBC iPlayer”, said Dan McGolpin Controller of Programming and Daytime for the BBC. Read More