– Following the news that Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison, is going to be involved in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special, the BBC have also released the first poster for the episode. It features both Matt Smith and David Tennant, looking rather sombre, along with a brief glimpse of John Hurt’s character. The BBC have also announced a whole slew of documentaries and specials to accompany the Anniversary special which will air on the 23rd November.
– A trailer for the upcoming BBC drama series, Atlantis, has been released, allowing us a first look at the new show intended to fill the family-friendly Saturday night slot that was previously home to Merlin. It comes from Misfits creator, Howard Overman, and tells the story of Jason (Jack Donnelly) as he arrives in the mythical city of Atlantis and finds himself surrounded by a whole array of legendary creatures. It also stars Mark Addy, Alexander Siddig and Juliet Stevenson and looks like it could walk the fine line between good natured romp and utter dross.
– Details about the 24 revival, Live Another Day, continue to drip out and this week came the news that Kim Raver is in talks to reprise her role as Audrey Raines, former lady-friend of Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer. Although her last appearance on the show saw her suffering from some major PTSD, the new season is set to take place a few years after the events of season eight, giving her enough time to have recovered a bit (we hope).
– A trailer for the new Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman’s (Hawaii Five-0) series, Sleepy Hollow, has been released ahead of its UK premiere in October on the Universal Channel. The series is based on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and stars Tom Mison (Parade’s End) as Ichabod Crane, along with Nicole Beharie (Shame), John Cho (Star Trek) and Clancy Brown (Lost). Check out the short tease below:
– And finally, as Breaking Bad draws to an end, further news has come out about the proposed spin-off show featuring everyone’s favourite sleazeball lawyer, Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk). Currently titled Better Call Saul, the spin-off is being planned as a prequel to the events of Breaking Bad and would effectively be an origin story for the character. Spin-offs are always a tad risky, (remember Joey?) but Breaking Bad writers and masterminds, Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, have signed up for the project, putting this in very good stead.