– Netflix and Disney have signed a huge deal which will see the two companies working together to produce four live-action series, along with a mini-series, based on characters from the Marvel universe. Alan Fine, President of Marvel Entertainment said of the deal, it “is unparalleled in its scope and size, and reinforces our commitment to deliver Marvel’s brand, content and characters across all platforms of storytelling […] This serialised epic expands the narrative possibilities of on-demand television and gives fans the flexibility to immerse themselves how and when they want”. There’s not much information about each individual series yet, but they have announced that the main characters will be Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage and that the mini-series will be titled The Defenders.
– After weeks of teasing, the BBC have finally released a trailer for the upcoming Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor, and also confirmed that it would air at 7:50pm on 23rd November. The special will reunite previous stars David Tennant and Billie Piper, along with current cast members Matt Smith and Jenna Louise Coleman. John Hurt is also set to guest star. The special will see the Doctor facing his most dangerous challenge yet, when a figure from his past comes back to haunt him. You can check out the extended trailer below:
– BBC One also released a trailer for the second series of the hit drama, Last Tango in Halifax, which will premiere on 19th November. The popular show sees Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid star as two elderly widowers who reconnect over Facebook and rekindle their previous relationship. The second series will pick up straight after the first and see Alan (Jacobi) and Celia (Reid) trying to come to terms with his recent heart scare. Take a look at the trailer below:
– Clearly in a giving mood this week, the BBC have also released the first image from the highly anticipated third season of Sherlock, ahead of its premiere later this year. The series will see Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return as Sherlock Holmes and his loyal sidekick, John Watson, in the modern day retelling of Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic stories. Speaking ahead of its return, series co-creator, Steven Moffat said, “It’s been a long time since Sherlock Holmes jumped off that roof – it’s time to reveal the truth about what happened between him and the pavement”.
– Following on from last week’s announcement that Spooks was set to return as a feature film, comes the news that Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) and Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty) have been added to the cast. The film, titled Spooks: The Greater Good, will see Harington star as Will Crombie, a former spy who is brought in to lead the investigation in to Harry Pearce (Peter Firth) when a terrorist suspect disappears during a supposedly routine handover.