BBC Two have released a trailer for their groundbreaking new comedy, Boy Meets Girl – the country’s first transgender sitcom. The series won the BBC’s Trans Comedy Award – a scheme to find the best comedies which dealt with transgender issues, and is written by Elliot Kerrigan, alongside Simon Carlyle (Two Doors Down) and Andrew Mettam (Eastenders). It tells the story of a young man, Leo, who finds himself stood up on a blind date, only to bump into Judy, an older woman he finds himself beguiled by.
Keeley Hawes (Line of Duty) has been cast as the lead in Simon Nye’s (Men Behaving Badly) The Durrells, a new six-part series for ITV. Set in 1935 and based on Gerald Durrell’s memoirs, it tells the story of Louisa Durrell, a woman whose husband died years ago, who decides to uproot her unruly family and move to Corfu in an attempt at a new start.
ABC and Shonda Rhimes’ new series The Catch is getting a new showrunner, with Allan Heinberg (Grey’s Anatomy) stepping in to take the reins. The series’ original showrunners, Jennifer Schuur and Josh Reims, have departed the upcoming series, citing ‘creative differences’.
Netflix have teased an upcoming change to Daredevil’s costume. The series’ official Twitter account posted a snapshot of the iconic costume in a box, hinting at a design change for Daredevil‘s second season. What do you think of the new look?
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BBC Two have also released a trailer for a new comedy from Jeff Pope and Danny Baker, inspired by Baker’s own life. Set in the 1970’s, From Cradle to Grave follows a fifteen-year-old Danny as he and his family navigate their way through tough times. Peter Kay (Phoenix Nights) stars, alongside Lucy Speed (The Bill), Alice Sykes (Silent Witness), Frankie Wilson (Grantchester) and Laurie Kynaston (Doctors).
Syfy have pulled the plug on Haven, announcing it will not be returning for a sixth season. The move comes as no real surprise following its season five renewal, when a whopping twenty-six episodes were ordered. This essentially gave the show two season’s worth of episodes whilst avoiding the inevitable contract disputes that would have happened should a sixth year have been proposed.
WGN America have unveiled a trailer for the second season of Manhattan, their drama about the US atomic bomb project. The new season sees William Peterson (CSI) returning as a series regular, having previously appeared in the season one finale, alongside Mamie Gummer (The Good Wife) who joins the cast as Nora, a street-smart spy who is sent to Washington to serve as a new liaison.