Orange Is The New Black is here to stay. Netflix have announced that they have renewed the hit series for a further three years, meaning the show will get a fifth, sixth and seventh season. The renewal is the biggest commitment Netflix has made for one of its original programmes and is an immense show of confidence. Series creator Jenji Kohan has been confirmed as staying on as showrunner.
The Good Wife however, is set to finish after its current, seventh season. CBS made the announcement during the Super Bowl in a trailer promoting the show’s ‘final nine episodes’. It’s long been rumoured that the series might soon come to an end, with series creators Robert King and Michelle King both confirmed to be leaving the show to work on new projects and series star Julianna Margulies joking that she would be ‘unemployed come April‘.
Next in the line of 80s hits being given new adaptations is MacGyver, with not only a TV series in development at CBS, but also a feature film. The original series starred Richard Dean Anderson as a government agent who could always be trusted to devise a way out of any situation, no matter how dire. The pilot episode of the new series has James Wan (Furious 7) on board to direct, along with original producer Henry Winkler.
Marvel fans are clamouring for their first look at The Punisher in the upcoming season of Marvel’s Daredevil and this week got yet another glimpse of what lies in store. Netflix have released a short teaser trailer for the show’s second season, which returns on the 18th March, and features the voice of Frank Castle aka The Punisher (Jon Bernthal) taunting Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox).
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Netflix have also released a poster for Better Call Saul ahead of its return on 16th February. If the poster is anything to go by, the new season will see Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) continue his transformation towards being sleazy lawyer supremo Saul Goodman, as he is left reeling after being double crossed by his brother in the season one finale.Production on series two of Safe House is getting underway, with the announcement that Ashley Walters (Cuffs) and Sacha Parkinson (Mr. Selfridge) have signed on to star. The series follows a married couple whose guest house provides the perfect location for a police safe house, but find their lives turned upside down when a brutal abduction bears many similarities to one committed fifteen years ago. Series stars Christopher Eccleston, Marsha Thomason and Patterson Joseph are all confirmed to return.