Dominic Cooper (Fleming) has landed the title role in the upcoming AMC Preacher series, based on the acclaimed graphic novels by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. The show tells the story of a Texan preacher who goes on a literal search for God, believing him to be lacking in his duties, and already has a cast which includes Ruth Negga (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Lucy Griffiths (Robin Hood), Ian Colletti (Rake) and Joseph Gilgun (Misfits).
Check out the trailer for BBC One’s upcoming drama The C Word, starring Sheridan Smith (Mrs Biggs). Based on the book by Lisa Lynch, it tells the true story of a young newly-wed whose life is derailed when she is diagnosed with breast cancer.
J.K. Simmons has been cast in Counterpart, a new supernatural series for Starz written by Justin Marks (Rewind). Simmons will star as Howard Silk, a bored worker at an UN agency, who discovers a portal to an alternate dimension hidden in the office.
Channel 4 have renewed their comedy Friday Night Dinner for a fourth series.
We could be getting a Galaxy Quest TV series. Yes, Paramount Television are developing a series based on the 1999 film, which saw the cast of a cult sci-fi series meeting actual aliens who believe the series to be real and have come to recruit their heroes to help save their planet.
Another week, another flurry of Netflix news. The first is that Marvel’s Daredevil has been renewed for a second season. The series has proved a hit with audiences and critics alike (though Netflix never releases viewing figures) and its renewal comes as no huge surprise. Season two also sees some changes behind the camera, with showrunner Steven S. DeKnight exiting and Daredevil writers Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez taking the reins.
Netflix are also copying the current trend for revivals, announcing that a Full House follow-up series is in development. The hit 1980s sitcom will be back as Fuller House and will see the return of original stars John Stamos, Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber, with other cast members expected to appear.
Aziz Ansari is teaming up with Parks & Recreation creator Michael Schur and co-executive producer Alan Yang for a new comedy series for Netflix. No plot details or even title have been released, but it’s know that Ansari will star alongside H. Jon Benjamin (Archer), Lena Waithe (The Comeback), Eric Wareheim (Tim and Eric), Kelvin Yu (Everyone Counts) and Noel Wells (Saturday Night Lights). That is a funny bunch of people.