Casting details have been coming out for some time about the upcoming Warner Bros Television series, Gotham, but this week the first image was released, giving us a glimpse of Donal Logue (Sons of Anarchy) as Detective Harvey Bullock, an old school cop who doesn’t always follow the book, and Jim Gordon’s partner. Check out the stylised comic-book aesthetic…
A trailer has been released for New Worlds, the follow-up to Channel 4’s period drama, The Devil’s Whore, which premieres next week, from 9pm on Tuesday 1st April. Written by Peter Flannery and Martine Brant, it follows Beth, the daughter of Angelica, (from The Devil’s Whore) whose worldview is shaken upside down when she meets the idealistic outlaw, Abe. Meanwhile in New England, the colonists struggle to adapt to the harsh frontier. It stars Jamie Dornan (The Fall), Joe Dempsie (Game Of Thrones), Freya Mavor (Skins) and Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures).
The BBC announced that its legal drama, Silk, would not be returning for a fourth series. Peter Moffat, the series creator, said, “The main characters in Silk all have personal and professional stories which are coming to a natural conclusion at the end of this current series – it would be dishonest as a writer and unfair to the integrity of the show and everyone involved in it, to prolong the series beyond what I hope is a powerful and compelling denouement”.
BBC Three comedies Bad Education, Bluestone 42 and Some Girls have all been picked up for another series, to be shown later this year or in early 2015. The channel also announced two new commissions in the form of 600 Days by Dan Swimer and Adam Kay – a series about a man sentenced to two years in a Youth Offenders Institute where he finds himself doing time with his girlfriend’s brother and Top Coppers, an action comedy about two police detectives.
Over in the States, the NBC pilot, State of Affairs, has found its President in the form of Alfre Woodard (12 Years A Slave). The series will star Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy) as a CIA agent who acts as an advisor to the White House, yet struggles to find a balance between the high stress situations and her own personal life. Written by Alexi Hawley (Castle) and Joe Carnahan (The Grey), the series will form part of NBC’s autumn season.