We’ve had stills of costumes and motion posters, but Netflix have now unveiled the first full trailer for their upcoming superhero show, Daredevil. The first in a series of co-productions with Marvel, Daredevil stars Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire) as the titular crimefighter who does battle in the courtroom by day, and on the streets of New York’s Hell’s Kitchen by night. The series will be released on Netflix on Friday 10th April.
Oprah Winfrey is teaming up with Ava DuVernay (Selma) for a television adaptation of Queen Sugar. Based on the novel by Natalie Baszile, it follows a woman whose world is completely turned upside down when she relocates from her upscale Los Angeles home to her family’s old sugar cane farm in the heart of Louisiana.
Netflix has commissioned a new musical drama series from Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!) to premiere in 2016. Set in 1970s New York, The Get Down will tell the story of the birth of hip-hop, punk and disco through a disparate group of South Bronx teenagers who have nobody to rely on but each other. There’s even a teaser trailer to feast your eyes on too:
The BBC have released a trailer for their highly anticipated adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy. The three part drama boasts an impressive cast including Michael Gambon (Harry Potter), Keeley Hawes (Line of Duty), Rufus Jones (W1A), Rory Kinnear (The Hollow Crown) and Julia McKenzie (Agatha Christie’s Marple).
E4 announced that the third season of My Mad Fat Diary will be its last. The final season of the show, about a teenage girl struggling with body image and mental health issues, will also only consist of three one-hour episodes.
The award for best new title for the 2015 season must undoubtedly go to Marc Cherry’s (Desperate Housewives) new project, recently given a pilot order from The CW. Cheerleader Death Squad, described as ‘Heathers meets Alias‘ will tell the story of a disgraced CIA agent who takes a job as a teacher at a prestigious Washington prep school and decides to train some of their students in the art of espionage.
Sally Wainwright’s Last Tango in Halifax has been renewed for a fourth season. A US remake, from Diane Keaton (Annie Hall), is also in development at HBO.
And finally, Damon Wayans Jr. is leaving New Girl at the end of its current season. This marks the second exit for Wayans Jr’s character, Coach, who previously appeared in the pilot episode, only to leave when his other series, Happy Endings, received a surprise pick-up.