Take a look at the first image from the upcoming Arrow spin-off, The Flash, showing Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) in the iconic costume. Production on the pilot is about to kick-off and the series will form part of The CW’s 2014 season.

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Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad) and David Shore (House) are starting to assemble an impressive cast for their new CBS drama series, Battle Creek, with Dean Winters (Oz) signing up to play one of the lead detectives. He joins a cast that already includes Janet McTeer (The White Queen), Kal Penn (How I Met Your Mother), Edward Fordham Jr. (Key and Peele) and Aubrey Dollar (666 Park Avenue).

Ahead of its premiere on Wednesday 12th March at 9pm, ITV have released a first look trailer at the eighth series of Law & Order: UK. Ben Bailey Smith (Hunted) joins the cast this season as Ronnie Brooks’ (Bradley Walsh) new partner, DS Joe Hawkins.

The BBC’s reboot of Poldark has found its leading man in the form of Aiden Turner (The Hobbit) who has signed on to star in the new six-part series. Adapted by Debbie Horsfield (All the Small Things), it follows the story of Ross Poldark, a man who returns home to Cornwall from the American War of Independence to find his old life utterly gone – his childhood sweetheart is engaged to his cousin, his family mine has shut down and his father is dead.

Stellan Skarsgård has been cast in Abi Morgan’s (The Hour) new television show, River, a six-part series for the BBC. Skarsgård will be John River, a homicide detective who struggles to find a balance between working a case and stopping the victims from haunting him.

In a surprising turn of events, the axed BBC series Ripper Street has been resurrected for a third season by Amazon Prime Instant Video. The new episodes will initially premiere on the online streaming service before being shown on BBC One a few months later. The move sets an interesting precedent for other cancelled shows and signals a decisive shift in the future of television.

Following last week’s casting announcements for the upcoming Supernatural spin-off, Supernatural: Tribes, another name has been added to cast in the form of Sean Faris (Pretty Little Liars). Faris will star as Julian Durant, a werewolf from a powerful family of monsters. Set in Chicago, the series will follow rival supernatural families and a new hunter set on ridding the city of anything that goes bump in the night.

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