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‘The Musketeers’ creator promises ‘darker and sexier’ Season 2

The Musketeers writer Adrian Hodges has revealed that the new season takes the show in a “surprising direction”. BBC One’s action adventure drama is back at 9pm on Friday 2 January, with Luke Pasqualino (Skins) returning as D’Artagnan, alongside Tom Burke (The Hour) as Athos, Santiago Cabrera (Merlin) as Aramis and Howard Charles (Royal Shakespeare...

‘Doctor Who’ exec Moffat: ‘Clara thinks the show is called ‘Clara”

Steven Moffat has responded to fans’ concerns that Doctor Who‘s most recent season saw the show focus too much on companion Clara, rather than the Doctor. Doctor Who’s showrunner told Nerdist: “The thing about Clara is she thinks the show is called ‘Clara’. She really does. She has no idea she’s number two in the...

‘The Missing’ Season 2 confirmed

The Missing will return to BBC One for a second season with “a new case”. Starring James Nesbitt (The Hobbit), Frances O’Connor (Mr Selfridge) and Tcheky Karyo (GoldenEye), the abduction thriller’s eight-part first season concluded last night on BBC One. > Order The Missing on DVD on Amazon. Following the finale’s broadcast, a brief teaser...

Larry Lamb joins ‘New Tricks’ cast for Season 12

EastEnders star Larry Lamb has joined the cast of New Tricks as Dennis Waterman’s replacement. The crime drama will return to BBC One for a twelfth season next year, opening with “an explosive two part story” that will see Waterman’s character, Gerry Standing, depart the show. New Tricks began in March 2003 and Waterman is...

‘Doctor Who’ writer Moffat open to River Song and Captain Jack returning

Steven Moffat has revealed that the possibility of River Song and Captain Jack Harkness returning in Doctor Who is “never, ever closed off”. Alex Kingston was last seen as River Song in 2013’s ‘The Name of the Doctor’, while John Barrowman last played Captain Jack Harkness in Doctor Who in 2010’s ‘The End of Time:...

US sitcom ‘The Goldbergs’ to air on E4 in UK

E4 will air US comedy series The Goldbergs in the UK next year. Based on creator Adam F. Goldberg’s own childhood, The Goldbergs stars Wendi McLendon-Covey and Jeff Garlin as they raise their lovable brood of little monsters in 1980’s Pennsylvania. Documenting the craziness of his family, 11 year-old Adam (Sean Giambrone) and his trusty...

ITV orders epic warrior drama ‘Beowulf’

ITV has announced the commission of Beowulf, an “epic re-imagining of one of literature’s greatest and most enduring heroes”. Described as “a western set in the Dark Ages of Britain’s mythic past”, the new 13-part drama is created by James Dormer (Strike Back), Tim Haines and Katie Newman. Dormer, who will write and executive produce...

Olivia Colman and Julian Barratt join Channel 4 comedy pilot ‘Flowers’

Olivia Colman (Broadchurch) and Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh) will star in Flowers, a pilot episode for a new Channel 4 comedy series. Written by Will Sharpe (Black Pond), the 30-minute pilot will be produced by Kudos (Utopia, Spooks) and is not intended for transmission. Flowers is described as “an imaginative and visually stunning narrative...

Steven Moffat teases ‘dangerous’ companion relationship in ‘Doctor Who’ Season 9

Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat has revealed that Season 9 will continue to explore the “real” consequences of the companion’s relationship with the Doctor. Season 9 begins filming in January and it is rumoured that Jenna Coleman will depart as Clara in this year’s Christmas special, ‘Last Christmas’, making way for a new companion next...

‘Doctor Who’ star Capaldi on what to expect from his Doctor in Season 9

Peter Capaldi has revealed that his Doctor will still be “learning about himself” when Doctor Who returns next year. Season 9 begins filming in January. Capaldi told Digital Spy: “I think it would be wrong to say ‘we’ve arrived’ – and that’s certainly not how I feel. I don’t think Steven [Moffat] or anyone else...