By Patrick Munn | April 29, 2019 - 6:42 pm | No Comments
Clive Russell (Game Of Thrones), Catherine Schell (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service), Jonathan Aris (Sherlock), Sacha Dhawan (24: Live Another Day), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Adulting) and Youssef Kerkour (Jack Ryan) have joined the cast of BBC One's new Dracula series from Sherlock co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.
By Patrick Munn | April 27, 2019 - 9:08 am | No Comments
Netflix has cancelled their horror-comedy series Santa Clarita Diet. The cancellation comes less than a month after the show's third season was released globally on the streaming service. The cancellation fits into a recent pattern at Netflix. The streaming service has been pulling the plug on series after three seasons, due in large part to the way their deals are structured. Only hits or shows picked up with a huge commitment (such as The Crown) tend to go beyond three seasons.
By Patrick Munn | April 3, 2019 - 4:20 pm | No Comments
Netflix has renewed their Ricky Gervais series After Life for a second season. The streaming service has ordered six episodes for the show's second season - matching the size of the order for the first season. Season two is expected to premiere in 2020. "I have never had a reaction like this before. It’s been insane", Gervais said. "And heartwarming. But now I have to make sure the second season is even better so I’ll probably have to work much harder than usual. Annoying really.”
By Patrick Munn | April 2, 2019 - 4:23 pm | No Comments
Netflix has renewed comic book adaptation The Umbrella Academy for a second season. The pick up, which is for a further ten episodes, comes more than six weeks after the first season was released on the global streaming service.
By Patrick Munn | March 26, 2019 - 10:56 am | No Comments
ITV is adding to the cast of Marcella. Hugo Speer (The Musketeers, Britannia, The Full Monty) and Amanda Burton (Waterloo Road, Silent Witness) have joined the cast of the Anna Friel fronted drama for season three. Speer's promotion to series regular comes after he made a brief appearance in the season two finale.
By Patrick Munn | January 28, 2019 - 2:14 pm | No Comments
Netflix is has handed out an eight episode series order to The Stranger, an adaptation of the Harlan Coben novel of the same name. Berlin Station star Richard Armitage is attached to star. “I could barely contain my excitement reading Harlan Coben’s The Stranger; a nail biting thriller with a huge beating heart and a dash of social commentary for extra bite", Armitage said. "I’m thrilled to be returning to work with Nicola Schindler and the brilliant creative team she has assembled.”
By Patrick Munn | January 17, 2019 - 9:05 pm | No Comments
The latest incarnation of the Star Trek franchise is not coming to the UK (at least for now). I've learned that Netflix UK has opted not to pick up Star Trek: Short Treks, a new four episode short-form off-shoot of Star Trek: Discovery. A representative for the streaming service confirmed that they will not be distributing the series, which launches state-side on October 4th.
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.