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BBC America to produce a new Dirk Gently TV series

Another BBC version of Douglas Adams’ holistic detective Dirk Gently is on the way, courtesy of BBC America. The new version will be “an anthology series set in the unexpected world of the hyper, absurd, ridiculous Dirk Gently.  With an utterly fresh, comically self-aware tone, this series is equally sincere in its danger, humour, violence … Continue reading

Humans renewed for series 2

The Synths will be back for a second year, AMC and Channel 4 have confirmed. “As one of the year’s top new cable series, Humans has been embraced by fans and critics across the U.S. and UK,” Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and Sundance TV said Piers Wenger, Head of Drama at … Continue reading

Eight seasons plus prequel for Game of Thrones?

Speaking at the TCA Summer Tour, HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo suggested that there could be eight seasons of Game of Thrones, and that a prequel was possible. Denying that the plan was ever just to go for seven seasons, Lombardo noted that showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss “are feeling there’s probably two more years … Continue reading

MTV renew Scream for a second season

MTV’s TV version of the Scream franchise is getting a second year. Executive Vice President of Series Development and Head of Scripted Programming, Mina Lefevre made the announcement at the TCAs and noted, “It has been a wonderful experience working with Bob Weinstein and his team who are such connoisseurs of this genre and we … Continue reading

Thunderbirds returns home to Slough

The new Thunderbirds 1965 episodes will be filmed as the same place as their illustrious predecessors. Gerry Anderson’s Thunderbirds was originally written, produced and filmed at SEGRO’s Slough Trading Estate between 1964 and 1966. Now as part of the show’s 50th anniversary celebrations the Thunderbirds team has returned to its original home to produce three … Continue reading

Syfy starts post-apocalyptic Blood Drive

Syfy is continuing to order new series straight into production with a 13 episode order for Blood Drive from Universal Cable Productions, John Hlavin and David Straiton. The series is described as “a high-octane, over-the-top scripted series in the classic grindhouse movie tradition. Set in a near-apocalyptic future, the 13-episode series centers around LA’s last good cop … Continue reading

Netflix outline future Marvel plans

At the TCA Summer Tour presentation, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos confirmed that the next of their Marvel series, AKA Jessica Jones, will premiere during the fourth quarter of this year, although he did not give a specific date, as he did for some of the other premieres. He also confirmed that “ideally every six months, you’ll get … Continue reading

Merlin’s Katie McGrath headlines Slasher TV series

Former Dracula and Merlin star Katie McGrath is one of the headline stars for Chiller’s new series, Slasher, a psychological horror thriller just starting production in Canada. McGrath stars as Sarah Bennett, a young woman who returns to the small town where she was born, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of … Continue reading

No 3D Doctor Who Death in Heaven cinema showings in UK

Although a 3D-rendered version of the last two-parter of Doctor Who’s Series 8 will be showing in cinemas in the US during September, Sci-Fi Bulletin has confirmed that these will not be screening in the UK. The two episodes will be showing on September 15 and 16th in American cinemas. BBC Worldwide told Sci-Fi Bulletin that … Continue reading

Win Quatermass on Blu-ray or DVD!

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED Professor Quatermass is back for one final confrontation with alien intelligence as the 1979 four-part Euston Films series comes to Blu-ray at last in a stunning new transfer from Network Distributing. You can read our review of the release here, and the good folk … Continue reading