Ahead of its return next weekend, BBC Three have released an animated promo for the second series of In The Flesh, set to premiere from 10pm on Sunday 4th May. The second season sees Kieran (Luke Newberry) struggling to save money to leave his hometown of Roarton once and for all. But with a growing hatred among the public against the undead, thanks to a recent spate of terrorist attacks, it seems that his dreams of escape may be beyond his reach.
Production is gearing up for the fourth season of Girls and it has been announced that its cast is expanding. Desiree Akhavan and Peter Mark Kendall have been cast in two currently unknown roles, though it is suspected that they will be classmates of Hannah (Lena Dunham) at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Akhavan is best known for Appropriate Behaviour, which she wrote, directed and starred in and which recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Kendall however has a more extensive background in theatre, though also has a role in Damon Lindelof’s upcoming HBO series, The Leftovers.
There’s also a whole load of great TV shows coming our way, so add these dates to your diary:
The fourth and final season of The Killing, the US remake of the Danish drama, will premiere on Netflix from Friday 1st August. The six episode series will see Detective Linden (Mireille Enos) and Detective Holder (Joel Kinnaman) investigating a murder at a boys military school.
After last week’s teaser trailer, comes the news that True Blood will be back on UK screens for its seventh and final season from 9pm on Monday 7th July, on Fox UK. The new season will shift focus back to the town of Bon Temps and find Sookie (Anna Paquin) and the others struggling to deal with the Hep V outbreak.
The second season of Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal will be shown on Sky Living from 10pm on Tuesday 6th May. Picking up where the first series left off, the new season will find Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) in prison, fighting to prove that his psychiatrist, Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), is actually the killer they’ve been hunting.
BBC America’s clone drama, Orphan Black, will also be back for a second series on BBC Three from 10pm on Wednesday 30th April. The new season finds clone, Sarah (Tatiana Maslany), desperately searching for her kidnapped daughter.
And finally, the BBC have unveiled a huge slew of new dramas as part of their upcoming Classic 20th Century Literature Season. Jed Mercurio (Line of Duty) will adapt D.H. Lawrence’s infamous Lady Chatterley’s Lover whilst Aisling Walsh (Trial & Retribution) will take on An Inspector Calls by JB Priestley. Adrian Hodges (The Musketeers) will adapt LP Hartley’s The Go-Between and Ben Vanstone (Merlin) will take on Laurie Lee’s Cider with Rosie. All four adaptations will be turned into ninety-minute dramas.