By Patrick Munn | December 3, 2018 - 6:03 pm | No Comments
Killian Scott (Strike) and Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful) have been set as the leads in Dublin Murders, BBC One's eight episode drama series which is based on the Dublin Murder Sqaud novels by Tana French. U.S. basic cable network TNT had originally been set to co-produce Dublin Murders alongside BBC One and RTÉ, but they are no longer involved and instead U.S. premium cable network Starz has boarded as the U.S. partner. TVWise has reached out to TNT for comment on their decision to exit the project.
By Patrick Munn | November 28, 2018 - 6:43 pm | No Comments
BBC One has found their Dracula. Danish actor Claes Bang (Borgen, The Bridge) has been set as the lead in the channel's new Dracula series from Sherlock co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. This new take on the classic Bram Stoker novel will re-introduce the world to Dracula, the vampire who made evil sexy. In Transylvania in 1897, the blood-drinking Count is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast.
By Patrick Munn | November 27, 2018 - 3:30 pm | No Comments
North American streaming service Acorn TV has boarded ITV's upcoming Martin Clunes fronted police drama Manhunt as the exclusive North American broadcaster. As part of the deal with international distributor DRG, Acorn has also acquired Clunes’s newest travel documentary series Islands of America.
By Patrick Munn | November 13, 2018 - 10:01 pm | No Comments
Tony Danza's TV return turned out be rather short-lived. Netflix has cancelled their comedy-drama series The Good Cop, starring the former Taxi star, after a single season. The show's first (and now only) ten episode season launched globally on Netflix back in September.
By Patrick Munn | November 7, 2018 - 9:56 pm | No Comments
Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon, Masters Of Sex) has joined the cast of CBS All Access' The Good Wife spin-off The Good Fight for its upcoming third season, which is currently filming ahead of an early 2019 premiere. The series airs on this side of the pond on the Channel 4 owned digi-net More4. Sheen will play Roland Blum, a brilliant, charismatic and Machiavellian lawyer. He is a man of appetites - drugs, sex, you name it - who's far more interested in winning than the niceties of following the law.
By Patrick Munn | November 6, 2018 - 10:18 pm | No Comments
So long Reverie. NBC has cancelled the sci-fi drama starring Sarah Shahi and Dennis Haysbert after a single low-rated season. Reverie's live+same day ratings hovered around 2 million viewers during its summer run, making a second season a long-shot at best. The series aired on this side of the pond on SYFY UK.
By Patrick Munn | November 5, 2018 - 6:18 pm | No Comments
ABC has handed out a full-season order to their new Nathan Fillion fronted drama The Rookie, the network announced on Monday. The back order is for seven episodes, bringing the show's first season to twenty episodes. While the series has yet to premiere on this side of the pond, Sky Witness secured the UK rights last month in a deal with international distributor Entertainment One (eOne).
By Patrick Munn | November 5, 2018 - 5:54 pm | No Comments
More than a decade after the series was cancelled and the notion of wrapping the show with a pair of movies was floated, HBO today announced that production is now underway on the Deadwood movie. The premium cable network said that the movie will continue the story of the HBO original series that produced 36 episodes between 2004 and 2006. Filming is taking place in Los Angeles ahead of a 2019 premiere.