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The first trailer for the upcoming second season of Peaky Blinders has been released by BBC Two, ahead of its return this autumn. Created by Steven Knight (Locke), the series follows a large crime family in 1920s Birmingham and stars Cillian Murphy (Batman Begins), Helen McCrory (Harry Potter) and Iddo Goldberg (Salem). Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) will join the cast this series.

The Wire and Treme creator, David Simon, is set to return to HBO with a new mini-series starring Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davies) and Catherine Keener (Captain Phillips). Show Me a Hero will tell the story of a New York politician forced to build low-income housing in his district’s white neighbourhoods. Isaac will play the young mayor who finds himself tearing his city apart, whilst Keener will star as a homeowner in the affected area who comes to a surprising realisation.

BBC One have released a trailer for Peter Moffat’s drama series The Village which is set to return for a second series. Now well into the roaring twenties, the new series will see great change coming to the village as the world begins to recover from the effects of the First World War. Joining the cast will be Julian Sands (24) and Phoebe Dynevor (Prisoners Wives).

Sons of Anarchy has been dropped by its UK broadcaster Channel 5, but UK fans will instead be able to watch the show’s sixth series via online platforms such as Amazon UK and Blinkbox. The series will also be released on DVD in September. In the meantime, check out this badass poster for its upcoming final season.

A new Zombie drama is coming to town – Syfy produced Z Nation takes place three years after a devastating outbreak and follows a group of people who must transport the only known survivor of the plague across country to California where the last working laboratory is awaiting his blood. But the survivor has a secret of his own and, with three thousand miles of ravaged country to cross, the group have no idea what lies in store. Created by Karl Schaefer (Eureka), it stars Harold Perrineau (Lost), DJ Qualls (Supernatural) and Tom Everett Scott (Beauty and the Beast).

Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Ryan Condal (Hercules) have teamed up to create a new pilot, described as a “naturalistic drama about a family torn by opposing forces and making difficult choices as they balance staying together with surviving the struggle of the human race”. Titled Colony, the series will take place in the near future in a Los Angeles under occupation by strange forces.

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