BBC Two has released a trailer for Odyssey, a new US drama starring Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies). Co-created by Peter Horton (Grey’s Anatomy), Nora Kay Foster (The Following) and Adam Armus (Heroes), it tells the story of a massive conspiracy between a US corporation and terrorists which is uncovered by a female Special Ops soldier, an activist and a corporate lawyer.
Homeland is assembling the cast for its upcoming fifth season with Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings), Sebastian Koch (The Lives of Others) and Alexander Fehling (Inglourious Basterds) set to appear. Season five will take place two years after the events of the season four finale and finds Carrie (Claire Danes) living in self-imposed exile in Berlin, working for a private security firm.
Marvel’s Agent Carter will finally be making its way onto our screens. FOX UK has signed a deal to show the Captain America spin-off series which stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter. It will premiere sometime in July.
Filming has begun on BBC One’s ambitious twenty-part drama Dickensian which is set to bring together various characters from the works of Charles Dickens. Peter Firth (Spooks) stars as Jacob Marley, Pauline Collins (Mount Pleasant) as Martin Chuzzlewit‘s Mrs Gamp, Stephen Rea (V for Vendetta) as Inspector Bucket from Bleak House and Caroline Quentin (Men Behaving Badly) as Oliver Twist‘s Mrs Bumble.
With filming on The X-Files revival about to begin, it has been announced that Joel McHale (Community) will appear as a guest star. McHale will play Tad O’Malley, the host of a popular conservative Internet news show, who becomes an unlikely ally for Mulder (David Duchovny).
ITV has renewed its World War II drama Home Fires for a second series.
Elementary has found its Mr. Holmes. John Noble (Fringe) has joined the cast of the CBS drama for its upcoming fourth series where he will star as Sherlock’s (Jonny Lee Miller) estranged father who arrives in New York to deal with the fallout of his son’s relapse.