Doctor Who‘s Steven Moffat is set to step down as showrunner at the end of the show’s tenth series, which will not air until 2017. It has also been confirmed that Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall will step in to replace him. Chibnall has already written several episodes of Doctor Who, including The Power of Three and Dinosaurs on a Spaceship. 2016 will not be completely devoid of any new Who however, with a Christmas special on the way.
Fox are developing a series based on The Exorcist, with a pilot in the works written by Jeremy Slater (Fantastic Four). The new show will follow two men as they try to deal with demonic possession in a family.
BBC One have released a trailer for their new spy thriller The Night Manager which stars Tom Hiddleston (Thor) and Hugh Laurie (House). The series, based on the novel by John le Carré, tells the story of an ex soldier who goes undercover to infiltrate a criminal gang poised to make a deadly weapons deal.
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BBC Two have also released a first look at the upcoming The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses, featuring adaptations of Shakespeare’s Henry VI, Parts 1, 2 & 3, as well as Richard III. The films form part of the BBC’s upcoming season to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and star Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), Judi Dench (Skyfall), Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda), Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) and many more.
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David Schwimmer (Friends) and Jim Sturgess (21) have been cast in AMC’s new drama, Feed The Beast. The series comes from Clyde Philips (Dexter) and is about two friends who “push each other, welcome love into their lives and overcome their demons“, all whilst trying to achieve their dreams of owning a restaurant.