By Patrick Munn | September 9, 2019 - 12:01 am | No Comments
Jenna Coleman (Victoria, Doctor Who), Billy Howle (MotherFatherSon, Dunkirk) and Ellie Bamber (Les Misérables, Nocturnal Animals) have signed on to star opposite Tahar Rahim (The Looming Tower) in BBC One's eight episode Charles Sobhraj limited series. Netflix is co-producing and will serve as the global broadcaster.
By Patrick Munn | September 8, 2019 - 6:26 pm | No Comments
The better part of a year after word of the casting first leaked out, Netflix has confirmed that Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) has joined the cast of The Crown for its upcoming fourth season. She will play Margaret Thatcher, who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom between 1979 and 1990.
By Patrick Munn | July 15, 2019 - 6:39 pm | No Comments
The BBC has found their Charles Sobhraj. Tahar Rahim, who recently starred as FBI Special Agent Ali Soufan in Hulu's The Looming Tower, has signed on to play Sobhraj in the BBC One's eight episode limited series The Serpent. Netflix has also boarded as co-producer and will serves as the show's broadcaster outside of the UK.
By Patrick Munn | June 17, 2019 - 11:12 am | No Comments
David Tennant (Doctor Who), Hayley Atwell (Marvel's Agent Carter) and Lee Ingleby (Inspector George Gently) are set to star in Criminal, Netflix's twelve episode police procedural from George Kay and Jim Field Smith. The series is set to premiere later this year.
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.”