It’s been an eventful week for TV fans, with many of the US networks announcing which shows would be returning next year and which had been axed. NBC’s Hannibal and Parenthood will both be returning, whilst Dracula, Crisis, Believe, Revolution and cult comedy, Community have all been cancelled.
Fox have axed their sci-fi series, Almost Human, along with Raising Hope and Rake. But in happier news, they have also given a series order to the Batman prequel series, Gotham, and released the first trailer for the show, giving us glimpses of a young Bruce Wayne and Jim Gordon in action.
The Starz hit Da Vinci’s Demons will be coming back for another year, with John Shiban (Hell on Wheels) stepping in to take over as showrunner from series creator David S. Goyer.
Marvel fans also had reason to celebrate this week, with news that ABC are giving a straight to series order for an Agent Carter spinoff series. The show already has Hayley Atwell attached to reprise her role from the Captain America movies and will follow her in 1946 as she carries on working for Howard Stark and struggling to cope with the loss of Captain America.
The first trailer has been released for the BBC One three-part series From There to Here, written by Peter Bowker (Monroe). The series, which will premiere from 9pm on Thursday 22nd May, stars Philip Glenister (Life on Mars) and tells the story of the aftermath of an IRA bombing in central Manchester in 1996.
BBC One announced the cast for the upcoming adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall, with Mark Rylance (The Other Boleyn Girl) and Damien Lewis (Homeland) signing up to star as Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII, respectively. Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), Joanna Whalley (The Borgias) and Jonathan Pryce (Pirates of the Caribbean) will also star in the six-part series, which is set to air in 2015.
And finally, check out the first image of Aiden Turner (The Hobbit) in action for the new remake of Poldark. Adapted by Debbie Horsfield (All the Small Things), it follows a man returning to his family home in Cornwall following the American War of Independence, only to discover his old life utterly in ruins.