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Supergirl flies for a whole season

Despite quite a considerable drop-off in ratings its opening weeks, CBS has given a full season order – a further 7 shows – to superhero show Supergirl. Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh and Jeremy Jordan star with David Harewood and Calista Flockhart in the show which has given a welcome positive spin to the Kryptonian adventures … Continue reading

RIP Anthony Read

Anthony Read, whose genre credits include The Omega Factor and all three series of ITV’s Chocky tales as well as Doctor Who, has died aged 80. Read was script editor for Graham Williams, working with him on the Key to Time season (and stepping in to produce when Williams was ill), co-writing The Invasion of … Continue reading

Sonia Braga joins Marvel’s Luke Cage

With Netflix’s version of Marvel’s Jessica Jones currently receiving plaudits, attention is now turning to the third series, Luke Cage. Sonia Braga will be playing Soledad Temple, the mother of Rosario Dawson’s character Claire Temple, who has appeared in both Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Mike Colter will be reprising the role of Cage that he originated … Continue reading

Tremors returning to TV with Kevin Bacon?

The Tremors franchise took a sharp left turn yesterday with the news that Kevin Bacon will be starring and executive producing a new TV show about the critters attacking Perfection. If it goes ahead, it will be the first time Bacon has reprised his role from the original 1990 movie. Universal Cable Prods and Jason … Continue reading

Friendships on the line in first Captain America: Civil War trailer (video)

Steve Rogers’ friendships are put to the test in the first full trailer for Captain America: Civil War, hitting cinemas next May. The trailer sets up the conflict of interests between the various superheroes, as old and new friendships are challenged by attempts to bring superheroes under control – and bring the Winter Soldier to … Continue reading

Elfman to premiere new Alice finale at Royal Albert Hall

Danny Elfman is composing a new piece to complete his score for Tim Burton’s Alice, which will premiere at the Royal Albert Hall on 12 December. “I felt that something big and dynamic deserved to play out the end of the concert so I wrote something completely new to play from the end of Alice’s … Continue reading

Agent Carter back in action (video)

“Before the Avengers, before SHIELD”… Peggy Carter is back dealing with the Marvel Universe bad guys on January 5th in the US – and on Fox on January 17th in the UK. ABC has released the first proper teaser trailer for Peggy’s second season of adventures, as she and Edwin Jarvis deal with perils that … Continue reading

Moffat sets record straight on Who’s 50th anniversary

Multiple stories have been going the rounds over the years about the reasons for John Hurt joining the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, and showrunner Steven Moffat has finally gone on record with his account of the turbulent preparation of The Day of the Doctor. Talking to Radio Times, Moffat explains how the show morphed from … Continue reading

Netflix reviving Lost in Space

Danger Will Robinson! Netflix is working on a new update of the classic 1960s Irwin Allen TV series Lost in Space. The latest reboot is described as “an epic but grounded science fiction saga focusing on a young explorer family from earth lost in an alien universe and the challenges they face in staying together … Continue reading

Eve and Humans shortlisted for Broadcast Awards (updated)

Eve and Humans, the two genre shows  about humanoid robots, are in contention for Broadcast Awards 2016. The CBBC series Eve, co-created by Emma Reeves and David Chikwe, has been shortlisted for Best Children’s Programme, while the E4 show Humans, starring former Merlin Colin Morgan, is up for Best Drama Series or Serial. Charlie Brooker’s Black … Continue reading