BBC have released a trailer for their new series Ordinary Lies from Danny Brocklehurst (The Driver). Set in a car showroom, it follows the lives of the individuals who work there and the elaborate web of lies they each hide behind. The six-episode drama stars Max Beesley (Suits), Jason Manford (Ripper Street), Michelle Keegan (Coronation Street), Mackenzie Crook (The Office) and Jo Joyner (Eastenders). Check it out below:
Production is already underway on the new Luther special which will see John Luther (Idris Elba) struggling to work his most chilling case yet, whilst haunted by ghosts from his past. Several cast members have also been announced including Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones), Laura Haddock (Da Vinci’s Demons), Darren Boyd (Four Lions), John Heffernan (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell) and Patrick Malahide (Indian Summers).
Following last week’s news that Jenji Kohan (Orange Is The New Black) was developing a drama for HBO about the Salem witch trials, comes the first casting announcement: Eddie Izzard (Hannibal) will star as Thomas Putnam, a stern patriarch and one of the leading proponents of the witch hunt, whilst Nadia Alexander (The Mob Doctor) will play his daughter and key witness in the trial, Ann Putnam.
Channel 4 have confirmed that their period drama Indian Summers will be returning for a second series. The show’s first episode drew in a huge audience, giving the channel its highest rated original drama in over twenty years.
Mireille Enos (The Killing) has been cast in The Catch, a new ABC drama from Jennifer Schur (Hannibal) and production company Shondaland (Scandal). The Catch tells the story of Alice, a fraud investigator, who finds herself embroiled in an epic game of cat and mouse when she discovers that her fiancé is running a carefully planned con.
Rob Kazinsky (Pacific Rim) has bagged the lead role in Fox’s upcoming remake of Frankenstein. He will play a morally corrupt cop who is given a second chance at life when a billionaire brings him back from the dead.
And sadly, news broke this week that Star Trek icon Leonard Nimoy passed away, aged 83. The actor and director, best known for his beloved performance as Spock in Star Trek: The Original Series, had a career spanning over sixty years in both film and television. He lived long and prospered.