– Danny Boyle announced late last year that he would be working on a new television series for Channel 4 titled, Babylon, and this week, the first images from the series have been released. The comedy drama is set to take a closer look at the inner workings of modern policing in London and writers Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bains (Peep Show) have also collaborated on the project. It stars James Nesbitt (The Hobbit), Paterson Joseph (Peep Show), Brit Marling (Another Earth) and Jill Halfpenny (Lightfields) and the pilot episode will be shown early this year.
– House of Cards returns for a second season on 14th February, but to keep fans occupied until then, Netflix announced this week that they would be streaming directors’ commentaries of the first season. All six directors have done commentaries for their episodes, which means that you can hear from the likes of David Fincher, Joel Schumacher, Allen Coulter, James Foley, Charles McDougall and Carl Franklin about their experience making one of the highest acclaimed series of 2013.
– Ahead of its premiere this week, the BBC has released a trailer for their two-part drama, The 7.39, from One Day writer, David Nicholls. Set to premiere on Monday 6th January, the serial will follow the story of Carl (David Morrissey) and Sally (Sheridan Smith) who meet one another on their daily commute and find themselves drawn to each other. Olivia Colman (Broadchurch) and Sean Maguire (Once Upon a Time) are also set to star.
TV’s popular drama series, The Bletchley Circle, returns this week for its second season and you can take a look at the newly released trailer below. Created by Guy Burt (The Borgias), it follows a group of women who worked as codebreakers during World War II at the infamous Bletchley Park, but who now put their analytical skills to use by assisting the police in strange murder cases. Anna Maxwell Martin (Death Comes to Pemberley), Rachel Stirling (Women in Love) and Sophie Rundle (Peaky Blinders) all star and are joined this season by Hattie Morahan (Outnumbered).