By Patrick Munn | December 5, 2019 - 9:30 am | No Comments
Channel 4 has handed out a fourth season renewal to Ackley Bridge. As part of the renewal, the series' format is being tweaked and going forward it will be a half-hour show. Ackley Bridge's first three seasons were produced in an hour-long format. Ten episodes have been ordered for the show's fourth season, which is expected to air in September 2020.
By Patrick Munn | November 15, 2019 - 3:00 pm | No Comments
Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders, MotherFatherSon) has signed on to star opposite Hugh Laurie (House, Chance) in Roadkill, BBC One's four-part political thriller from David Hare. She will play Prime Minister Dawn Ellison.
By Patrick Munn | September 19, 2019 - 7:51 pm | No Comments
Channel 4 has released the trailer for their upcoming Jack Thorne drama The Accident (formerly known as The Light). The Accident is set in the fictional Welsh town of Glyngolau and explores a forgotten community devastated by disaster. An explosion on the construction site of a much-needed and sought-after regeneration project in this “left-behind” town claims the lives of many children who have broken into the building site to make mischief.
By Patrick Munn | August 22, 2019 - 11:55 am | No Comments
BBC One has ordered Roadkill, a four-part political thriller from The Worricker Trilogy scribe David Hare and independent production company The Forge. Hugh Laurie (House, Chance) is attached to star in the lead role as Conservative minister Peter Laurence.
By Patrick Munn | August 19, 2019 - 1:50 pm | No Comments
Channel 4 has ordered Generation Z, a six episode satirical zombie comedy drama from Ben Wheatley. It is being produced by The Forge - the independent production company behind Jack Thorne's trilogy of Channel 4 dramas (National Treasure, Kiri, and The Light).
By Patrick Munn | June 21, 2019 - 12:10 pm | No Comments
Channel 4 has set the cast for The Light. Joanna Scanlan (Getting On), Sidse Babett Knudsen (Westworld), Mark Lewis Jones (Keeping Faith), Genevieve Barr (Press) are set to star opposite Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley) in the four-part drama from Jack Thorne.
By Patrick Munn | January 16, 2019 - 7:36 pm | No Comments
Channel 4 is adding to the cast of Ackley Bridge. Robert James-Collier (Downton Abbey) and Charlie Hardwick (Emmerdale) have joined the cast of the high school drama for its upcoming third season, which is now filming in Halifax.
By Patrick Munn | August 22, 2018 - 1:23 pm | No Comments
Channel 4 has renewed high school drama Ackley Bridge for another season. Eight episodes have been ordered for the show's third season, which is set to premiere in 2019. That is up from the six episodes that comprised season one, but down slightly from the twelve episode order for season two. The renewal comes on the heels of last night's season two finale.