Hulu have released a trailer for their new time-travel series 11.22.63, based on the Stephen King novel. The event series has been produced by JJ Abrams (Lost) and stars James Franco (127 Hours) as Jake Epping, an English teacher who travels back in time to stop the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. However, Jake soon discovers that the past may not be so easy to change. 11.22.63 is set to air sometime in 2016.
Cold Feet is set to make a comeback. ITV have announced a new eight episode series of the hit 1990s sitcom, set to take place thirteen years after the finale and Rachel’s death. The new series will see the characters approaching 50 and fearing that the best years of their lives are behind them. Original creator Mike Bullen is set to return and write the scripts, alongside cast members James Nesbitt, Hermione Norris, Robert Bathurst, Fay Ripley and John Thomson.
BBC One have released key art for their upcoming War & Peace adaptation ahead of its January 2016 premiere. The ambitious six part series has been written by Andrew Davies (Pride & Prejudice) and stars James Norton (Happy Valley), Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood) and Lily James (Downton Abbey).Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy) has announced his newest FX show, The Bastard Executioner, has been cancelled after just one series. Sutter took out a full-page ad in the industry magazine Variety to make the announcement, citing dwindling audience figures as the reason.
FX have also announced that they are working with Noah Hawley (Fargo) on an adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle. The cult novel, first published in 1963, satirizes the arms race through the story of the child of one of the scientists who helped develop the atomic bomb.
Netflix have purchased the rights to Frontier, a new six part drama starring Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones). Set in the 18th century, Frontier tells of the chaotic struggle for power in the North American fur trade, where disagreements could be settled through bloody hatchet fights and tensions were high between the indigenous Aboriginal tribes and the European settlers.
ITV have renewed their latest cop drama Unforgotten for a second season. Written by Chris Lang (The Tunnel), the series tells the story of a cold murder case being reinvestigated, with long forgotten secrets brought to light. Series two will feature a new cast and a new investigation.