Sky Atlantic have released a trailer for their new drama The Last Panthers, set to premiere in November. Written by Jack Thorne (Glue), the new series opens with a dramatic diamond heist before delving into the dark underbelly of Europe, where a shadowy alliance of gangsters and ‘banksters’ reign supreme. Tahar Rahim (A Prophet) leads the cast, which also includes Samantha Morton (Control) and John Hurt (Merlin).
Marvel and Netflix continue to tease the arrival of Marvel’s Jessica Jones with the release of a new teaser trailer, this time giving us the barest glimpse of Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23) in character as the eponymous hero. All thirteen episodes of the new show will premiere globally on Friday 20th November.
Charlie Brooker’s cult series Black Mirror will return for a third series on Netflix. The streaming giant picked up the dark satire for a new run of twelve episodes, with both Brooker and Annabel Jones returning as showrunners.
The next feature film to be put through the TV development mill is the 1990 Clint Eastwood starring In The Line of Fire about a Secret Service agent who must stop an assassination attempt on the President. The new series, being developed by NBC, has been written by Carol Mendelsohn and Josh Berman (CSI) and will follow a disgraced agent who is given the chance to redeem himself when he is told of a rogue CIA hitman’s plan to kill the President.
20th Century Fox announced that they are working with Chris Morgan (Gang Related) and Albert Kim (Sleepy Hollow) on a reboot of classic 80s series The A Team. Described as a ‘contemporary take’ on the original series, the new show would largely follow the original story about an elite team of disgraced special forces agents who become soldiers of fortune, but would feature a mixed team of both men and women this time around.
Sky Atlantic have also released a trailer for The Leftovers ahead of its return for a second season on Monday 5th October. The new season sees the action relocate to a small town in East Texas, which has somehow remained untouched by the devastating effects of the rapture, and follows two families as they both seek to live in peace in this special place.
Alan Cumming (The Good Wife) has signed on to star as the lead in Florent, a dark, new comedy for Showtime. Set in the meatpacking district of 1980s New York, it tells the story of Florent Morellet, an ambitious restauranteur who opens a new eatery that sees everyone from the literati to local hookers and cops to hustlers frequent its doors. The script has been written by Patricia Resnik (Mad Men), with input from the actual Florent Morellet.