Mick Jagger, Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire) and Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street) have teamed up to create Vinyl, HBO’s newest drama, for which we now have a trailer. Set in the 70’s music industry, it stars Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire) as a record executive who struggles to save his company in the ‘drug and sex-fuelled business’ just as punk and disco are beginning to take shape. Olivia Wilde (House) and Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) also star.
Channel 4 and AMC have renewed their drama Humans for a second season. Eight more episodes of the sci-fi have been ordered, with production expected to get underway later in the year with an eye to a 2016 premiere.
BBC Two have released the first trailer for their new period drama The Scandalous Lady W. Based on the book Lady Worsley’s Whim by Hallie Rubenhold, it stars Natalie Dormer (Game Of Thrones) as the titular Lady Worsley, a woman who was put on trial by her husband after she tried to leave their unhappy marriage by eloping with his friend. Shaun Evans (Endeavour) stars as the husband, Sir Richard Worsley, with Aneurin Barnard (The White Queen) as the dashing Captain George Bisset.
Hit series Empire returns later this year for its second season and Fox have released a trailer teasing what lies in store. Now behind bars, Lucious (Terence Howard) finds himself fighting off a coup as his son, Andre (Trai Byers), attempts to seize control of the company. The new season also sees Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler) joining the cast.
Fox have announced that two of their crime series will be crossing over for a Halloween special. The two series in question? Sleepy Hollow and Bones. The two episodes, one set in each show, will see Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) teaming up with Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie). This is certainly going to have to be seen to be believed.
In other news, Fox have also confirmed they are going ahead with their planned Prison Break revival, confirming that the new event series will take place after the events of the movie finale. How series creator, Paul Scheuring, plans to get around the demise of its central character remains to be seen, but both Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller are confirmed to return.
Pirate drama Black Sails has been renewed for a fourth year, with network Starz ordering up another run of ten episodes. This announcement marks Black Sails as Starz’s longest running original drama series, with both Da Vinci’s Demons and Spartacus ending after just three seasons.
Finally, ITV’s Scott & Bailey has been renewed for a fifth season, set to be a markedly shorter run at just three episodes. The Suranne Jones and Lesley Sharp helmed detective series will see a big change in the new season, with a single case taking up the entire run of episodes as Scott and Bailey find themselves investigating a sinister online world where anonymous posters brag about murders they’ve committed.