Get out your deerstalkers – the first image for the upcoming Sherlock special has been released, showing stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman dressed in Victorian style costumes. The baffling photo does not give us any idea for what to expect from the ninety minute special, so we’ll have to wait until next year to find out just what is going on.
Production is gearing up on the highly anticipated second season of True Detective and it has been announced that Rachel McAdams (The Notebook), Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights) and Kelly Reilly (Sherlock Holmes) have been added to the cast, alongside the previously announced Colin Farrell (In Bruges) and Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers). The new series will take place in California and see three police officers and a career criminal each dealing with the fallout of a murder.
ITV have given a ten-episode series order to a new adaptation of Jekyll & Hyde written by Charlie Higson (The Fast Show). The new series will be a reimagining of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novella, moving the action to 1930s and imbuing the story with an action adventure vibe. This has all the makings of an ace Saturday night series…
Netflix have picked up the A&E series Longmire for a ten episode fourth season, after having previously been cancelled by the network in August. The series stars Robert Taylor (The Matrix) and Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) as two officers in the Wyoming Sheriff’s department.
In other Netflix news, the online streaming service has also picked up Tina Fey’s newest sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt from NBC, as well as commissioning a second season of thirteen episodes. The series stars Ellie Kemper (The Office) as a woman starting her life over in New York after having just escaped from a doomsday cult. With both Fey and Robert Carlock (30 Rock) at the helm, this series is definitely one to be excited about.
BBC One have released the first pictures for their upcoming adaptation of JK Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy, which is set to air sometime in 2015. The series peels back the layers on the inhabitants of the seemingly idyllic village, Pagford, revealing that it is a town with many secrets. Check out the first photo of Keeley Hawes (Line of Duty) in action.
ITV’s Grantchester has been renewed for a second season, which will be based on the second novel in James Runcie’s series about a crime-solving vicar.
And finally, though Channel 4 may have cancelled it earlier this year, Utopia took home three awards at the International Emmy’s this week, including Best Drama. Bravo!