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Sky Arts adapting Neil Gaiman short stories

Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories are coming to Sky Arts. A four-part adaptation of Gaiman’s short stories begins filming in November by Sid Gentle Films, who have yet to reveal which tales will feature but promise “an ensemble cast across all four of these tales”. The series will be directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard who … Continue reading

Charlaine Harris’ Midnight, Texas books coming to NBC

Sookie Stackhouse creator Charlaine Harris’ new book series Midnight, Texas is heading to NBC, according to a new report at Entertainment Weekly. The series, which began with Midnight Crossroad last year, is set in an unusual town in Texas. “It’s where humans and the supernatural co-exist, and where everyone has a secret,” executive producer David Janollari, … Continue reading

Tennant and Tate join Big Finish

Big Finish are adding a second Doctor from the new series to their roster. As well as the series of War Doctor stories featuring John Hurt, Big Finish today announced that David Tennant will be reprising his role. ‘I still remember the sense of joy I had when I heard that David had been asked … Continue reading

British Fantasy Awards 2015 winners announced

The winners of the British Fantasy Awards were announced at the end of the British Fantasy Convention held in Nottingham over the weekend of 23-25 October. (Underlined items are reviewed here on SFB). Best anthology: Lightspeed: Women Destroy Science Fiction Special Issue, ed. Christie Yant (Lightspeed Magazine) Best artist: Karla Ortiz Best collection: Nick Nightmare … Continue reading

K9 vs Omega in Time Quake

The Doctor’s metal mutt is heading for the big screen – where he will encounter a key figure from Time Lord history – according to a report at Doctor Who TV. According to the press release: “Having made his TV debut nearly forty years ago in the 1977 Doctor Who TV serial “The Invisible Enemy” … Continue reading

Watch the full Jessica Jones trailer (video)

“God didn’t do this – the devil did.” The full length trailer for Netflix’s version of Marvel’s Jessica Jones doesn’t pull its punches. Featuring all the key characters – Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and David Tennant’s Kilgrave – it shows some of Jessica’s powers, her burgeoning relationship with Cage… and just a little taste of … Continue reading

ABC cancel The Whispers

ABC has formally decided not to go forward with a second season of The Whispers, the SF drama based on the short story by Ray Bradbury. The series aired across the summer, after the cast’s options had expired, and some had expressed their unwillingness to shoot further episodes in Vancouver. The show got strong initial … Continue reading

Laverne Cox is Dr Frank-n-Furter in Rocky Horror reimagining

Orange is The New Black star Laverne Cox has been cast as the sweet transsexual from Translyvania, Dr Frank-n-Furter in Fox’s reimagining of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Cox is best known for portraying the groundbreaking role of transgender inmate Sophia Burset on the Orange is The New Black. She is the first trans woman … Continue reading

Joe Dante directing supernatural thriller Labirintus

Gremlins and Bury the Ex director Joe Dante has confirmed that he is helming a new genre movie, Labirintus. Dante describes the film on his Facebook page as “a chilling supernatural thriller with a terrific script by Glasgow-based Sci-Fi novelist Alan Campbell!” Labirintus is set in the catacombs beneath Buda Castle in Hungary where a paranormal … Continue reading

Meet the South Bank Mososaurus (video)

Anyone passing London’s South Bank was in for a prehistoric shock on the morning of October 19 when a life-sized mosasaurus apparently burst from the River Thames. In a literally ground-breaking stunt to mark the release of Jurassic World on Blu-ray and DVD, a seven metre high structure was unveiled at Observation Point at sunrise, … Continue reading