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Angela Bassett latest addition to American Horror Story: Hotel

American Horror Story: Hotel continues to attract top names to its ranks, with the news that Angela Bassett will be joining the team once more. Bassett, who starred as Desiree Dupree in the third year, Freak Show and Marie Laveau last year in Coven – for which she was Emmy-nominated – will appear alongside other AHS veterans including Sarah … Continue reading

The Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular hits the USA

Following its successful tours of Australia and New Zealand, and the upcoming season around the UK, the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular is heading for America. It will be staged for the first time in the U.S. at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Wednesday October 7, 2015. The concert of Murray Gold’s music for … Continue reading

Syfy cancel Helix

Only two weeks after the season two finale aired in the US, Syfy has decided not to bring back Ronald D. Moore’s SF horror series Helix. The news, broken by the Hollywood Reporter, was confirmed by stars of the series on Twitter, with Mark Ghanime posting “My tweeps, saddened to hear about @helix‘s demise. Thx for all … Continue reading

Omen sequel Damien moves to A&E

Damien, Lifetime’s sequel to The Omen, has a new home – and an increased order. The series, which follows the adult life of Damien Thorn, the boy bearing the 666 mark of the devil from the 1976 movie, will now appear on A&E, and will now comprise ten, rather than six, episodes. “A&E’s unwavering commitment … Continue reading

Chris Carter leaks X-Files reunion secrets

Talking to the Vancouver Sun about the new six-episode series of The X-Files that will be shooting in the city later this year, creator Chris Carter revealed various elements that will feature in the show, for which he has completed the first draft. The cold open – the teaser before the credits – will be … Continue reading

Wild Tales’ Szifron to pen Six Billion Dollar Man

Pete Berg and Mark Wahlberg’s update of The Six Million Dollar Man has attracted an Oscar-nominated writer to pen the screenplay. Damian Szifron, the writer and director of Wild Tales, will be creating the new version of Martin Caidin’s novel Cyborg, which was the basis for the long running TV series starring Lee Majors. In the 21st … Continue reading

Doctor Who wins BAFTA Craft Award

Doctor Who has triumphed at the British Academy Television Craft Awards. The award for Special, Visual and Graphic Effects was given to Milk FX, Real SFX and BBC WalesFX, at the ceremony held on April 26. It was the only category in which the series was nominated. Penny Dreadful won Best Production Design, Best Make-up and Hair … Continue reading

Suicide Squad Joker unveiled

The new face of the Joker has been revealed by Suicide Squad director David Eyer. Played by Jared Leto in the upcoming movie, this is a different take from the traditional Cesar Romero/Jack Nicholson/Heath Ledger variety. “The Suicide Squad wishes you a Happy Anniversary Mr. J! #Joker75 #SuicideSquad” Ayer tweeted. Suicide Squad is currently shooting in … Continue reading

Big Finish’s Survivors battling into 2016

There’s going to be at least five series of Big Finish’s Survivors, based on Terry Nation’s 1970s cult favourite. According to producer David Richardson: “As I write this, we’re prepping to go into studio for Series 3 (Abby Grant and Jimmy Garland, and a deadly voyage into London…) and signing off edits for the very … Continue reading

Ash vs Evil Dead underway in New Zealand

Filming has begun on the first ten-episode season of Ash vs Evil Dead, with Sam Raimi directing the first episode of the small screen version of the horror franchise. Bruce Campbell is reprising his role as Ash, “the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, … Continue reading