Netflix released the first teaser trailer for the third season of House of Cards and announced that the hit political drama would return on February 27th 2015. In typical Netflix fashion, all episodes of the new season will be released at once, allowing audiences to view as and when they choose. Check out the tiny teaser below and mark your diaries for the Underwood’s return – it’s gonna be good.
AMC have found two leads for the upcoming The Walking Dead spinoff, casting Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) and Alycia Debnam Carey (Into The Storm) as children of the show’s (as yet un-cast) main characters. The spinoff, which will follow the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse in other parts of the world, is reported to be using the working title Cobalt and comes from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson (Low Winter Sun).
In other AMC news, the cable network has also ordered a Preacher pilot from Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogan (Superbad), with Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad) on board as showrunner. Based on the cult comic series from Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, Preacher follows Jesse Custer as he embarks on a literal search for God, accompanied by his ex-girlfriend Tulip and Cassidy, an alcoholic Irish vampire.
Bradley James (Merlin) has landed the titular role in Damien, Lifetime’s follow up to the classic horror film The Omen. The six episode series will find a grown-up Damien struggling to come to terms with the knowledge that he is the Antichrist.
Syfy have unveiled the first poster for their TV adaptation of 12 Monkeys starring Aaron Stanford (Nikita). The new series sees Stanford as a man sent back in time to find the source of a deadly plague before it can decimate humanity. Executive producer, Natalie Chaidez (Heroes) said of the remake, “while the series shares a lot of the same overall themes of the movie, it is in fact a reimagining and we changed the rules.”
HBO have given the green light to a new show from Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter (Boardwalk Emprire) which will focus on the boozy and hedonistic world of music in 1970s New York. The new series already has an impressive cast assembled, with Bobby Cannavale (Nurse Jackie), Olivia Wilde (House M.D.), Juno Temple (Killer Joe), Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) and Andrew ‘Dice’ Clay (Blue Jasmine) set to star.