If Christmas still seems too far off to be excited about, then clap your eyes on the trailer for the Sherlock special, released this week by the BBC. The new special takes a departure from the rest of the series, setting events back in the Victorian era in the vein of Arthur Conan Doyle’s original stories, but sees the return of series regulars Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Rupert Graves and Una Stubbs.
HBO have released a trailer for their upcoming series, Vinyl, from Martin Scorcese (The Wolf of Wall Street), Mick Jagger and Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire). Set in 1970s New York, during the birth of punk and disco, it follows a record executive trying to keep his label afloat and find the next new sound. Bobby Cannavale (Chef) stars alongside Olivia Wilde (House), Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) and Juno Temple (Killer Joe).
Paddy Considine (Macbeth), Dina Korzun (Cold Souls) and Jan Bijvoet (Cordon) have been added to the cast of Peaky Blinders, which returns for its third season in 2016. Considine will play the representative of a formidable force, whilst Korzun and Bijvoet will play refugees who turn to Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) for help.
ITV have released a trailer for the new series of Prey, written by Chris Lunt. The second series sees DS Susan Reinhardt (Rosie Cavaliero) investigating a new case, after a prison officer is forced to go on the run following what was meant to be a routine trip to the hospital with a female prisoner. Philip Glenister (Life On Mars) joins the cast, alongside other newcomers MyAnna Buring (Ripper Street) and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits).
Fox has renewed the popular comedy series Bob’s Burgers for two more seasons, which will be the show’s seventh and eighth. The show, which was recently picked up by Comedy Central UK, follows a man who runs a burger restaurant with the help of his wife and three kids.
Another 1980s hit is to be given the remake treatment – this time it’s MacGyver, the Richard Dean Anderson starrer about an agent with a talent for finding a unique way out of dangerous situations. The reboot comes from R. Scott Gemmill (E.R.) and James Wan (Fast and Furious 7), who are developing the project with CBS.