A new trailer has been released for Better Call Saul, along with the long awaited announcement that it will premiere on Netflix in the UK from Monday 9th February. The Breaking Bad spinoff has already been commissioned by AMC for a second series, which will air in 2016. Who ya gonna call?
Netflix have also released the first trailer for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, a new comedy from Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Robert Carlock (Saturday Night Live). Ellie Kemper (The Office) stars as a young woman newly escaped from an apocalypse cult who moves to New York and starts her life anew. Originally developed for NBC, the network decided to pass on the series, allowing Netflix to pick up the entire first season and commission a second.
HBO is once again teaming up with Alan Ball (Six Feet Under) to develop a pilot which also has Elton John on board to produce. Virtuoso will tell the story of a group of eighteenth century musical prodigies at the prestigious Academy of Musical Excellence in Vienna. Peter Macdissi (True Blood) will star as Salieri, alongside Nico Mirallegro (My Mad Fat Diary), Iva Babic (One Shot) and Alex Lawther (The Imitation Game).
Supergirl has been found! Glee star Melissa Benoist has been cast as the titular crime-fighter in CBS’ upcoming series from Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Arrow) and Ali Adler (Chuck). Supergirl tells the story of Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin, who arrives on Earth and decides to embrace her powers and become the hero she knows she was always meant to be. Mehcad Brooks (True Blood) will join her as Jimmy Olsen.
Mark and Jay Duplass’ comedy Togetherness has been renewed by HBO for a second series.
Syfy have released a trailer for their new series 12 Monkeys ahead of its premiere on Friday 27th February. Written by Terry Matalas (Nikita) and Travis Fickett (Terra Nova) and based on the 1995 feature film of the same name, it stars Aaron Stanford (Nikita) as a time-traveller who comes back from the year 2043 in order to stop a deadly outbreak before it can decimate humanity.
David Tennant will star as the villainous Kilgrave in Netflix and Marvel’s AKA Jessica Jones. A key figure from the comics, Kilgrave is gifted with powers of mind control and sometimes goes under the moniker of The Purple Man thanks to his pigmented skin. It’s certainly a change from the heroic characters Tennant has played of late, but this is another fantastic bit of casting from the team at Marvel.
And finally, it seems a week can’t go by without more Ryan Murphy-related casting news and this week’s instalment comes in the form of Nick Jonas who will appear in ‘horror-comedy’ anthology series Scream Queens. Alongside the likes of Lea Michelle (Glee) and singer Ariana Grande, this is shaping up to be a very musical line up indeed.