– Marvel are considering a TV series based on Hayley Atwell’s character, Agent Peggy Carter, from the Captain America movie. No details yet on what that would involve, but with the recent success of her short One Shot film, it’s likely that we’d see more of her kicking ass and taking names in the 1940s. This project’s fate will likely depend on how well their new show Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D does and just how big of an audience it can pull in.
– Sky Atlantic have released a trailer for their upcoming drama series, The Tunnel. Based on the hit Scandinavian series, The Bridge, it tells the story of two detectives forced to work together after a body is discovered exactly on the border between England and France. Stephen Dillane (Game of Thrones) and Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter) star, alongside Joseph Mawle (Game of Thrones) and Tom Bateman (Da Vinci’s Demons). Watch the trailer here.
– Sky must have been in a giving mood this week as they have also released a first look at another new drama series starring Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica) and Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch) called The Smoke. The series follows the lives of a crew of firemen who are forced to confront danger everyday and for very little pay, forcing some of them to moonlight in the city. Watch the trailer here.
– Details are starting to come out about the highly anticipated second series of Broadchurch with Arthur Darvill this week confirming that he will be appearing, though it is unclear how big a role he will have: “I actually don’t know… whether that’s an episode or a whole series”. Chris Chibnall is currently writing the second series, which has been hinted could be a prequel to the hit murder mystery.
– Following on from the success of Breaking Bad’s split final series comes the news that Mad Men will be following suit. AMC confirmed this week that the show’s seventh season will be shown in two parts, with seven episodes each in 2014 and 2015. Series creator, Matt Weiner, had this to say: “We plan to take advantage of this chance to have a more elaborate story told in two parts, which can resonate a little bit longer in the minds of our audience”.
– AMC also announced that they are currently developing a spin-off to their smash hit, The Walking Dead, with an eye to getting it on the air in 2015. Whilst it is still in the early stages of development, it is believed that the spin-off would not be based on any of the existing comic books but would instead be about a whole new set of characters.
– HBO have given a ten episode order to Damon Lindelof’s (Lost) new drama series, The Leftovers, based on the novel by Tom Perrotta. Set in the aftermath of the Rapture, it tells the stories of those who have been left behind on Earth and stars Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who), Justin Theroux (6 Feet Under), Liv Tyler (The Lord of the Rings), and Amy Brenneman (Private Practice), with a pilot directed by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights).