The first teaser trailer for the upcoming 24 revival, 24: Live Another Day has been released, giving us a glimpse at Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) back in action. Although the trailer gives nothing of the storyline away, it makes full use of the London setting and features a Union Jack, black cab and a red bus. The 12 part event series is filming in the city at the moment and is expected to premiere later this year.
Sky One have also released a trailer for their new drama series, The Smoke, created by Lucy Kirkwood (Skins). The series follows the crew of the White Watch and the struggles they face on a daily basis in such a dangerous and demanding job. It stars Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galatica) and Jodie Whitaker (Broadchurch) and premieres on 20th February.
Netflix have renewed House of Cards for a third season, ahead of its second season premiere. The critically acclaimed series stars Kevin Spacey as the ruthless politician, Frank Underwood, and follows his ascent to power aided by his wife, Claire (Robin Wright). All thirteen episodes of the show’s second season will be made available on Netflix from 14th February.
Superhero drama Arrow will return to Sky 1 for its second season from 8pm on Thursday 20th February. CBS’ Sherlock Holmes series, Elementary, will also be back on Sky Living from 9pm on Tuesday 18th February.
E4’s hit comedy My Mad Fat Diary will be back for its second season from 10pm on Monday 17th February. The new season picks up after a long summer and sees Rae (Sharon Rooney) struggling to adjust to life at college after having revealed the truth about her mental state to her new friends.
Though its first series is barely even half way through, the BBC have announced that The Musketeers will be returning for a second series. But a second series will see a major change in the storyline due to the creators having to make do without Musketeers arch-nemesis, Cardinal Richelieu, played by Peter Capaldi. Capaldi of course, will be kept busy as the newest incarnation of the Doctor on Doctor Who, and so leaves a space for a new villain to step forward.
Pilot season is well underway in the US and this week it was announced that Bruno Heller’s (The Mentalist) forthcoming Gotham has cast Ben McKenzie (The OC) in the lead role of Detective Gordon. The series follows a young Commissioner Gordon in the crime-ridden city of Gotham before Batman makes an appearance and will feature other notable villains from the DC universe.