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James Bond musical heading to Broadway

Preparations have begun on a Broadway musical based on Ian Fleming’s James Bond. James Bond: The Musical is masterminded by executive producer Merry Saltzman, the daughter of original 007 film producer Harry Saltzman. The show will have its own original storyline, the makers told Playbill.com, and will feature “several Bond villains, plus some new ones”...

‘Doctor Who’ star Peter Capaldi hopes Jenna Coleman will stay for Season 10

Peter Capaldi is hoping that Jenna Coleman won’t be leaving Doctor Who this season. Steven Moffat admitted earlier this year that that Coleman had planned to depart at the end of Season 8, then again in last year’s Christmas special, before changing her mind. Asked by EW if Season 9 would be Coleman’s final episodes,...

Maisie Williams’ ‘Doctor Who’ character ‘shifts in cosmic ways’

Peter Capaldi has described Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams as a “sharp, talented tornado”. Williams is guest starring in two episodes of the new season of Doctor Who later this year, but the producers have been tight-lipped about who she is playing. Capaldi told EW: “Maisie is fantastic. A sharp, talented tornado. As an...

‘Doctor Who’ Season 9 finale director confirmed

The BBC has officially announced today that Rachel Talalay will direct this year’s two-part Doctor Who finale. As expected, it has also now been confirmed that the episodes will both be written by showrunner Steven Moffat. The Tank Girl director is currently filming Episode 11 and will also be shooting Episode 12. Talalay hinted on...

Exclusive: ‘Doctor Who’ writer Peter Harness teases Season 9’s Zygon story

Peter Harness has revealed that a key theme of his upcoming two-part Doctor Who story will be “consequences”. Episodes 7 and 8 of the new season will feature the return of Ingrid Oliver as Osgood, last seen being killed by Missy in ‘Death in Heaven’, alongside Jemma Redgrave as UNIT’s Kate Stewart, who will also...

ITV orders family drama ‘The Durrells’ from creator of ‘Men Behaving Badly’

Simon Nye (Men Behaving Badly) will adapt Gerald Durrell’s Corfu memoirs for ITV. The classic trilogy of novels that will form the basis for The Durrells includes ‘My Family and Other Animals’, ‘Birds, Beasts and Relatives’ and ‘The Garden of the Gods’. Set in 1935, the six-part series will begin filming in Corfu in September....

Exclusive: Will there be a ‘Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell’ sequel?

Doctor Who writer Peter Harness has revealed that he’d “love to carry on” BBC One’s Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. His seven-part adaptation of Susanna Clarke’s epic novel concluded last night. Speaking exclusively to CultBox to promote the show’s release on DVD and Blu-ray this week, Harness told us: “I’m sure that if Susanna wrote...

ITV orders new crime drama ‘Marcella’ from writer of ‘The Bridge’

ITV has announced the commission of Marcella, a new original, multi-stranded crime drama. Written by Swedish novelist Hans Rosenfeldt, creator of The Bridge, the eight-part series is set in contemporary London and described as “Scandinavian noir on the streets of Britain”. Marcella follows a single female detective working on a serial murder case and will...