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RIP Frank Finlay

Respected British stage and screen actor Frank Finlay has died, aged 89. Although renowned for his mainstream work, Finlay’s career was bookended with genre appearances, with one of his earliest TV roles in the 1960 space adventure series Target Luna, and one of his last as Anhora, Keeper of the Unicorns, in The Labyrinth of … Continue reading

CW orders multiple genre pilots

The CW has given pilot orders to six further genre-based series, adding to their roster of superhero-based shows. Kevin Williamson has a third pilot in consideration for next season with his as yet untitled paranormal script now attracting prolific pilot diector David Nutter on board. The series is about a young woman who seeks help from … Continue reading

Shadow Moon found for Starz’s American Gods

Starz’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s classic novel American Gods has found its protagonist, Shadow Moon. The 100’s Ricky Whittle will play the key role in the series which is set to start shooting in April. According to Starz, “The plot posits a war brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of mythological roots … Continue reading

The Enterprise Blues Band comes to the UK!

The renowned Enterprise Blues Band, who have delighted Star Trek fans around the world, will be appearing at the SF Ball being held in Southampton from 5-7 February. The band, comprising former Star Trek actors including Vaughn Armstrong (Admiral Forrest in Star Trek: Enterprise), will be performing at the Saturday evening cabaret. Other special guests … Continue reading

Dominic Fortune cast for Marvel’s Most Wanted

Adventurer Dominic Fortune will be part of the line-up for ABC’s new Marvel pilot, Most Wanted. The Chicago Code and Believe’s Delroy Lindo has been cast as the soldier of fortune created by Howard Chaykin, and will appear opposite Adrianne Paliacki and Nick Blood in the pilot which ABC hopes will join the roster of … Continue reading

CBS announce Star Trek 50th anniversary celebrations

In addition to the annual Trek pilgrimage to Las Vegas, CBS Consumer Products are organising many other special events to mark Star Trek’s 50th anniversary this September. From September 2-4, 2016 fans from around the world will gather in New York City, birthplace of the first-ever Star Trek convention, for Star Trek: Mission New York. … Continue reading

More victories for Game of Thrones

HBO’s Game of Thrones emerged victorious from the 27th Annual Producers Guild Awards. The show’s fifth season won the Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television Drama at the ceremony held on January 23rd in Los Angeles. Accepting the award, producer D.B Weiss noted that HBO told them up front that knights and dragons were … Continue reading

Fox order Exorcist TV pilot

Some three years after it started to be shopped around, the TV pilot version of The Exorcist has found a home at Fox. Described as “a propulsive, serialized psychological thriller following two very different men tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession and confronting the face of true evil”, the script is by Jeremy … Continue reading

Chris Chibnall new Doctor Who showrunner

Broadchurch creator and Torchwood showrunner Chris Chibnall is taking over as head writer of Doctor Who from Steven Moffat. Moffat will oversee the 2016 Christmas Special and Series 10 which is being broadcast in Spring 2017. Chibnall’s first season will appear in 2018. This means that new broadcast Who seems likely to consist solely of … Continue reading

Supergirl casts its young Superman

Although one of the core elements of CBS’ Supergirl series is the age difference between Kara and her cousin, Superman, as a result of the period she spent in the Phantom Zone, the producers have found a way of bringing a young Superman into the show. Daniel DiMaggio will be playing a young Kal-El in … Continue reading