ITV’s ‘Vera’ Renewed For Ninth Season

It's been something of an open secret that ITV had renewed their Brenda Blethyn fronted crime drama Vera for a ninth season (the broadcaster had not formally announced that past few recommissioning cycles). They made that official today, with the announcement that filming is underway on the new season. Four episodes have been ordered for season nine, matching the size of the order for all eight prior seasons. Read More

Laurence Fox & Kate Fleetwood Join ITV’s ‘Victoria’ For Season 3

Laurence Fox (Lewis) and Kate Fleetwood (Harlots) have joined the cast of ITV's royal drama Victoria for its eight episode third season, which has now started filming for a premiere later this year. Fox has been cast as Lord Palmerston, the wayward Foreign Secretary; while Fleetwood plays Feodora, Victoria’s mysterious sister who makes an unexpected return into the Queen’s life. Further cast additions for season three include John Sessions, Lily Travers, Nicholas Audsley, David Burnett and Emily Forbes. Read More

Sky Atlantic Acquires UK Rights To Epix’s ‘Get Shorty’

EXCLUSIVE: Get Shorty is crossing the pond. I've learned that Sky Atlantic has secured the exclusive UK rights to Epix's dark comedy series starring Chris O’Dowd (Moone Boy) and Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) after striking a deal with international distributor MGM Worldwide Television Distribution. Representatives of Sky did not immediately respond to TVWise's request for comment. Read More

Channel 4 Orders ‘Bride & Prejudice’ Local Adaptation

Bride & Prejudice is getting a UK adaptation. Channel 4 has given the greenlight to a local adaptation of the A+E Networks format. Five episodes have been commissioned for the show's first season. Bride & Prejudice tells the stories of six soon to be wed couples as they confront a deeply held opposition to their marriage from within their own families whilst trying to organise their dream weddings. For each couple there is at least one family member who is dead set against their wedding ever taking place. Read More

ITV Renews ‘The Durrells’ For Season 4

ITV is returning to Corfu. The commercial broadcaster has handed out a fourth season renewal to The Durrells. Six episodes have been ordered for the show's fourth season. Production gets underway in Corfu later this year for a 2019 premiere. Read More

Netflix Sets UK Premiere Date For ‘Power’ Season 5

The fifth season of Starz’s drama series Power will receive its UK premiere on Netflix UK on Monday July 2nd, it has been announced. New episodes will continue to be made available every Monday, less than 24 hours after they initially air on Starz in the United States, through to the season finale in September. Read More