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‘Atlantis’ axed by BBC One

Atlantis will not be returning for a third season. The first half of Season 2 concluded last month with ‘The Grey Sisters’, but the show will not be recommissioned once the remaining episodes have aired later this year. A BBC spokesperson told DS: “The final seven episodes of Atlantis will transmit on BBC One in...

‘Blackadder’ actor joins ‘Sherlock’ special

Tim McInnerny has been confirmed to appear in Sherlock‘s upcoming one-off special. The 58-year-old British actor will play the role of Sir Edwin, his online CV reveals. McInnerny previously appeared in ITV’s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series in 1984’s ‘The Red-Headed League’. In other casting news, actress Stephanie Hyam (Murdered by My Boyfriend) will...

Returning character confirmed for ‘Spooks’ movie

Another classic Spooks character will appear in the upcoming movie, it has been confirmed. Spooks: The Greater Good arrives in UK cinemas on 8 May 2015. The online CV of actor Hugh Simon reveals that he will reprise his role as MI5 analyist Malcolm Wynn-Jones in the big screen spin-off of BBC One’s long-running spy...

‘Game of Thrones’ star joins new ‘X-Men’ film as young Jean Grey

Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner will play Jean Grey in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse movie. Director Bryan Singer revealed the news on Twitter, also confirming that Mud‘s Tye Sheridan will play Cyclops and House of Anubis star Alexandra Shipp will play Storm. Turner has played Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones since 2011. The...

‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ nominated for LGBT awards

Doctor Who‘s ‘Deep Breath’ episode has been nominated at this year’s GLAAD Media Awards for its inclusion of Madame Vastra and Jenny. Season 8’s opener is up for ‘Best Individual Episode’ at the annual ceremony, which aims to recognise and honour representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the media. BBC One’s...

‘Blink’ director returns to ‘Doctor Who’ for Season 9

Another directed has been confirmed for the new season of Doctor Who. Hettie Macdonald, who previously directed Steven Moffat’s ‘Blink’ in 2007, will return for what is thought to be the second block of filming for Season 9. Part of Block 2’s shoot is rumoured to taking place in Spain. The news was revealed on...

Anna Friel’s US thriller ‘Odyssey’ to air on BBC Two

BBC Two will air NBC’s new action thriller Odyssey in the UK. The conspiracy drama series begins in the US in April and is created by writer-director Peter Horton (Grey’s Anatomy, Dirty Sexy Money) with writers Adam Armus and Kay Foster (The Following). Set in the murky shadows of contemporary global politics, Odyssey stars Anna...

BBC Three orders new drama ‘Thirteen’

BBC Three has announced the commission of Thirteen, a new drama series written by Marnie Dickens. The five 60-minute episodes will tell the story of Ivy Moxham and the day she escapes from the cellar that’s been her prison for the last 13 years, returning home to her family. Writer Marnie Dickens commented: “I’ve always...

Channel 4 orders Rich Fulcher sitcom pilot ‘That’s Rich’

Channel 4 has announced the commission of That’s Rich, a non-tranmission pilot for a new studio comedy based in a porn shop. Written by and starring Rich Fulcher (The Mighty Boosh, Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy), the pilot will be shot this spring. Executive producer Jo Sargent (Miranda, Absolutely Fabulous) commented: “The last time I saw...

Russell T Davies writing AIDS drama ‘The Boys’ for Channel 4

Queer as Folk creator Russell T Davies is working on a new Channel 4 drama series about the effect of the AIDS epidemic on young gay men in Britain. Set in the 1980s, The Boys will focus on the lives and deaths of young men from AIDS, Davies revealed at a recent Broadcasting Press Guild...