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Miranda’s Tom Ellis is Fox’s Lucifer

Tom Ellis, star of comedy series Miranda as well as the more serious drama, Rush, is set to play Lucifer in Fox’s somewhat controversial adaptation of the Lucifer comicbook series. The pilot has already attracted attention for its reworking of the concept in which “bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell,” Lucifer “resigns his … Continue reading

RIP Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock on Star Trek for over half a century, has died, aged 83. According to the New York Times, his wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death on the morning of February 27, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy was best known for the role of the … Continue reading

Harewood and Leigh for CBS’ Supergirl

The cast list for CBS’ Supergirl pilot is pretty much complete now, with the announcement that David Harewood and Chyler Leigh are on board. Homeland star Harewood will play Hank Henshaw, a onetime CIA agent, who now runs the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), which tracks extraterrestrial threats on the planet Earth. Fans of the comics … Continue reading

CSI’s Marg Helgenberger heads Under the Dome

Former Species and CSI star Marg Helgenberger is going to be taking a sojourn Under the Dome in the third season of CBS’ adaptation of the Stephen King novel. The series will be switching nights for its new run in the States, premiering in its 9 pm slot on Thursdays on June 25 with a … Continue reading

Outlander comes to Amazon Prime in the UK

At long last, British audiences will be able to watch Outlander legally. The Starz series is now going to be available on Amazon Prime in the UK. The first eight episodes of Season 1 will premiere on March 26. The remaining episodes will then launch weekly beginning April 5, just hours after broadcast on Starz … Continue reading

DC Superhero Team-Up show to hit the CW?

Deadline are reporting that plans are afoot for a DC superhero team-up show next season on the CW. If it goes ahead, the show will feature Brandon Routh, Victor Garber, Wentworth Miller and Caity Lotz; the first three will be reprising their roles from Arrow or The Flash: Ray Palmer/The Atom (Routh), villain Leonard Snart/Captain Cold (Miller), … Continue reading

Sands and Good cast in Fox’s Minority Report

It’s that time of year when the genre pilots are heading into production, and Fox has confirmed that Stark Sands and Meagan Good will play the leads in their sequel to Minority Report. The pilot (and the hoped-for series) are set 10 years after the end of Precrime in Washington D.C. One of the three Precogs, … Continue reading

RIP Borg creator Maurice Hurley

Maurice Hurley, the prolific writer and producer who created the Borg for Star Trek: The Next Generation, has died, aged 75. TNG executive producer Rick Berman announced the news on Twitter: “We lost one of Star Trek‘s most talented minds. Maurice Hurley produced seasons 1 and 2 of TNG. He was one of a kind. … Continue reading

Harrison Ford confirmed for Blade Runner 2

Harrison Ford will be reprising his role of Rick Deckard in the long-gestating sequel to Ridley Scott’s classic movie, Blade Runner, it has finally been confirmed. Denis Villeneuve is set to direct the film, which will be executive produced by Scott for Alcon Entertainment. Hampton Fancher, who co-wrote the original movie with David Peoples, and … Continue reading

No second season for Intruders

Intruders, the BBC America series based on the novel by Michael Marshall Smith, will not be returning for a second year. Producer and adapter Glen Morgan confirmed the news on Twitter late on the evening of February 26: “Well, Reverti, this life is over. Intruders will live only in 8 episodes.  We can’t thank those … Continue reading