BBC Two have unveiled the first look at their new Cold War thriller The Game, written by Toby Whithouse (Being Human). Set during the height of the Cold War, it sees MI5 scrambling to stop a Soviet plot known only as Operation Glass. The series stars Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy), Chloe Pirrie (Black Mirror) and Tom Hughes (About Time).
Last week Netflix unveiled a trailer for the third season of Orange Is The New Black and this week have announced that the hit comedy drama will be returning for a fourth season in 2016.
HBO have released a trailer for The Brink, their new comedy series starring Jack Black (School of Rock), Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is The New Black) and Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption). Set amidst a global crisis, it follows three desperate men – the Secretary of State, a Navy pilot and Foreign Service officer, as they work to avoid the outbreak of World War Three.
American Horror Story: Hotel has added another name to its line-up, with Ryan Murphy-regular Sarah Paulson set to appear as a major character. Paulson joins an impressive cast which already includes Kathy Bates (Misery), Cheyenne Jackson (30 Rock), Matt Bomer (White Collar), Wes Bentley (Interstellar), Chloe Sevigny (Big Love) and Lady Gaga. Series creator Ryan Murphy also teased via his Twitter page that Paulson would this year be playing “the baddest bad girl of them all”.
Netflix has released a trailer for the upcoming Grace & Frankie, about two women who become unlikely friends after their husbands announce they have fallen in love and wish to get married to one another. With Jane Fonda (The Newsroom) and Lily Tomlin (Damages) starring, alongside Martin Sheen (The West Wing) and Sam Waterston (The Newsroom) as the two husbands, this is definitely not one to miss.
Fox is developing a Rocky Horror Picture Show TV movie, with Kenny Ortega (High School Musical) attached to choreograph and direct.
HBO has renewed two of its hit comedies for another year, with Silicon Valley to return with a ten episode third season, and Veep for a ten episode fifth season. Veep‘s renewal follows the news earlier in the week that series creator Armando Iannucci is set to exit the show, citing difficulties with splitting his time between Britain and the US. We look forward to whatever Ianucci sets his sights on next.