Community fans rejoice! It was announced this week that Yahoo Screen have picked up the cancelled sitcom and will be bringing it back for a sixth season. After NBC decided not to renew the cult series last month, it was hoped that an online service might swoop in to save the day and with this news, Community fans are one step closer to reaching their goal of six seasons and a movie.
In other renewal news, Sky1 have announced that comedy series, Yonderland, will be returning for a second series sometime in 2015. The series follows a 33 year old mother who finds herself transported to a strange world of oddball characters. Speaking about the renewal, Sky1 Director, Adam McDonald, said “The show epitomises Sky1, it is a brilliantly creative, cheeky, laugh-out-loud show that the whole family can relish”.
Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel American Gods is finally to be adapted for television. The US cable company, Starz, has already announced a script-to-series deal with Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and Michael Green (Heroes) on board as showrunners. The critically acclaimed novel tells the story of a war between the old gods and the new, pitting traditional mythological deities against technology, media and money – the icons worshipped today. “Michael Green and I are thrilled to crack this toy box wide open and unleash the fantastical titans of heaven and earth and Neil’s vividly prolific imagination” Fuller said in a statement.
It seems Sherlock will be back on our screens sooner than anyone thought (or prayed). The BBC announced this week that the super sleuth would be returning for a new series of three episodes, along with a Christmas special set to air in 2015. Series co-creator Mark Gatiss enthused about the news, “Series Four! At last! It’s always special to return to Sherlock but this time it’s even more special as we’re doing… a Special! Not only THAT, we’ll then be shooting three more episodes which will take Sherlock and John Watson into deeper and darker water than ever before”.
Finally, Once Upon a Time has found its Elsa and Anna. The fairy-tale series will be adding characters from the hit film Frozen to its ranks and have cast Georgina Haig (Fringe) and newcomer Elizabeth Lail as Elsa and Anna, respectively. Scott Michael Foster (Halt and Catch Fire) will also be appearing as the live action Kristoff.