– HBO have unveiled the trailer for the highly anticipated fourth season of Game of Thrones, set to premiere in April. It offers the first glimpse of a few pivotal scenes and teases a very exciting season to come. Have a look below:
– Charlie Brooker announced this week that his cult show, Black Mirror, would be returning to Channel 4 in the form of two new “helping[s]”. New episodes of the hit anthology series, where each outing explores a different high-concept idea, have previously been held up due to scheduling difficulties, but Brooker confirmed that it would be making a comeback, but could give no further details.
– It has been announced that Steve McQueen, director of 12 Years a Slave, will be teaming up with the BBC to work on a major new drama show. Ben Stephenson, Drama Controller at the BBC, said, “It is too early to announce the details, but it is incredibly exciting to be working with the hugely talented British director who has rapidly become one of the finest directors in the world”.
– With the New Year comes a whole range of premiere dates to keep an eye out for: Game of Thrones will be returning to Sky Atlantic for its fourth season on Monday 7th April, just a day after it airs in the US. Both BBC One’s newest historical drama, The Musketeers, and the third series of Call the Midwife will premiere from Sunday 19th January. ITV’s Mr Selfridge, will also return for its second series on Sunday 19th January. Ronald D. Moore’s newest sci-fi series, Helix, will be shown on Channel 5 from Monday 20th January. And finally, the second series of Vikings will be screened exclusively in the UK on LOVEFiLM from Friday 28th February.
– Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones), John Carroll Lynch (Body of Proof) and Robert Wisdom (The Wire) have all been added to the cast of FX’s upcoming drama series, Hoke. Set in 1980s Miami and starring Paul Giamatti (Sideways), the series is based on a set of novels by Charles Willeford and tells the story of a homicide detective, going through one hell of a mid-life crisis.
– Following on from his success in The 7.39 this week, it has been announced that David Morrissey has signed on to star in a new drama from Danny Brocklehurst (Accused) titled, The Driver. Morrissey will play Vince McKee, a taxi driver who agrees to start driving for a criminal gang after a family tragedy. Colm Meaney (Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa) and Ian Hart (My Mad Fat Diary) have also been cast.