Showtime have released a trailer for The Affair which returns later this year for its second season. The new season picks up after the devastating finale and finds the four main characters each struggling to move on with their lives. Series creator Sarah Treem has also confirmed that this year we’ll get to see the perspectives of both Cole (Joshua Jackson) and Helen (Maura Tierney), alongside their former spouses’ Noah (Dominic West) and Alison (Ruth Wilson), creating four different interpretations of events.
Netflix have unveiled a trailer for their latest series Narcos about the ruthless druglord Pablo Escobar and the fearless law enforcement officers who tried to bring him down. Created by Jose Padilha (Elite Squad), it stars Wagner Moura (Elysium), Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones), Joanna Christie (Mr Selfridge) and Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl).
The credits may have rolled on Mad Men for the last time, but Christina Hendricks has already lined up her next television role with the announcement that she will star in SundanceTV’s Hap and Leonard, based on the novels by Joe Lansdale. Set in the 1980s, it follows two best friends and martial arts experts who struggle to stay on the right side of the law. James Purefoy (The Following) and Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire) lead the cast, with Hendricks set to play Trudy, Hap’s ex-wife, who makes a proposition too good to refuse.
Peter Krause (Parenthood) will star in Shonda Rimes’ (Grey’s Anatomy) new series The Catch alongside the previously announced Mireille Enos (The Killing). Created by Rimes, Betsy Beers (How To Get Away With Murder) and Jennifer Schuur (Hannibal), it will tell the story of a fraud investigator (Enos) who becomes the victim of an elaborate fraud by her fiancé (Krause) whom she must hunt down before her career is ruined.
AMC has renewed its Revolutionary War drama, Turn, for a third season. Though the show remains somewhat under the radar of critics, its second season managed to pull in ever larger audiences, granting it a surprising, but not undeserved renewal.
The first trailer has been released for Robert Kirkman’s (The Walking Dead) newest series, Outcast, set to premiere on FOX UK in 2016. The dark drama follows the life of Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit), a man who has been plagued by demonic possessions all his life but who now embarks on a search for answers. Check out the suitably atmospheric trailer below.
Sleepy Hollow is adding a new face to its cast, with Nikki Reed (Twilight) set to appear in the show’s third season as Betsy Ross, the famed creator of the American flag. In true Sleepy Hollow fashion though, the character of course comes with an exciting twist and will be revealed as yet another of George Washington’s badass spies.
Another year, another The Wizard of Oz adaptation in the works, but this time with acclaimed director Tarsem Singh (The Fall) behind the wheel. Yes, NBC announced that its much-reworked Oz series Emerald City has been picked up once again, with Singh set to direct all ten episodes. This could either be brilliant or bonkers. Possibly both.
Finally, Patrick Stewart returns to television this year in Blunt Talk and Starz have released a first look trailer at the new series. Executive produced by Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy), Blunt Talk follows a dysfunctional, British host of an American cable news show who tries, with sometimes limited success, to impart his wisdom to a foreign audience. Stewart headlines an impressive cast with Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey) and Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) also starring.