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Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale comes to Hulu

Following on from their success with an adaptation of Stephen King’s 11.22.63, US streaming service Hulu is now preparing a version of Margaret Atwood’s classic story The Handmaid’s Tale with MGM Television The 100’s Bruce Miller will be creator, writer and executive producer of the first season, which will air next year. Elisabeth Moss, star of … Continue reading

The Punisher flies solo on Netflix

Jon Bernthal’s Frank Castle is getting his own series on Netflix. “The Punisher is back. Locked and loaded.” the streaming service tweeted on April 29th, confirming rumours that have been flying around since it was confirmed the character would appear on the second season of Daredevil. Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal) will be Executive Producer and Showrunner … Continue reading

Doctor Who challenges Jessica Jones for Hugo Award

Doctor Who’s Heaven Sent – the penultimate episode of series 9 – is in competition with Marvel’s Jessica Jones for the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form). This pits Peter Capaldi’s tour de force solo performance against his predecessor David Tennant, who played Kilgrave on the Netflix show. The other nominees in the … Continue reading

Nosferatu for Halloween at RAH’s first Festival of Film

A special showing of Nosferatu will be one of the highlights of the Royal Albert Hall’s Festival of Film, which premieres this autumn, celebrating the magic of the movies, while shining a spotlight on cinema’s most stunning scores. From 27 October until 6 November, the programme will cater for all tastes, jam-packed from dawn till dusk … Continue reading

Twin Peaks revival cast revealed

The full 217-strong cast list for Mark Frost and David Lynch’s return to Twin Peaks has been released – although not the characters they’ll be playing. The new Showtime series picks up twenty-five years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered. Many of … Continue reading

Help against Apocalypse in the final X-Men trailer (video)

“You’ve been busy!” “We had a little help…” The final trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse has arrived from Fox, as Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique helps bring X-Men together to battle against Apocalypse and his four “Horsemen” – and it includes many, many different X-Men from across the six decades of the comic book. Starring James McAvoy, Michael … Continue reading

Jonathan Strange feted at BAFTA Craft Awards

The BBC’s prestigious adaptation of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell was honoured at the BAFTA Craft Awards held on April 24th. The historical fantasy won Best Production Design as well as Best Special, Visual and Graphic Effects, such as the Mud Hand (right) The development team on Kudos’ Humans won Best Digital Creativity for their … Continue reading

Pearl Mackie is the new Doctor Who companion

It’s all change in the TARDIS with the announcement that Pearl Mackie  will be joining Peter Capaldi for Series 10. The BBC made a big fuss about the release, with videos of the Doctor and his new companion running (shot feet only), and then a picture outside the TARDIS of their shoes in the hours leading … Continue reading

Star Trek 2017 to shoot in Canada?

According to various reports, the new Star Trek TV show will be shooting north of the border. Studio space has apparently been booked in Toronto from September for the new show, executive produced by Bryan Fuller, whose Hannibal shot in the Ontario city for three seasons, and who is curently working on Starz’ American Gods adaptation … Continue reading

Jessica Jones and The Leftovers win Peabody Awards

Netflix’s second Marvel series, Jessica Jones, and HBO’s The Leftovers have been honoured with a Peabody Award. The series each won one of the Peabody 30, the coveted awards handed out annually by the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Regarding Jessica Jones, the judges noted: “This one part superhero saga, one part … Continue reading