Following last week’s finale of The Musketeers comes the news that Marc Warren (Mad Dogs) has been cast in the second season in the key role of Rochefort. With Peter Capaldi forced to bow out of the BBC One adaptation due to his role as the new Doctor, Warren will take his place as a major new villain. The BBC have also released the first image of Warren in action…
BBC One have also released a trailer for the new three-part series, Jamaica Inn, based on the Daphne du Maurier novel. Set on the windswept coast of Cornwall in 1820, it follows the young Mary Yellan (Jessica Brown Findlay) as she finds herself drawn into the dangerous world of smuggling. The adaptation has been written by Emma Frost (The White Queen) and also stars Matthew McNulty (The Paradise), Sean Harris (The Borgias) and Ben Daniels (The Paradise).
After last week’s hugely popular season four premiere, HBO have renewed their hit series, Game of Thrones, for a fifth and sixth season. Michael Lombardo, President of HBO Programming said that the series is “a phenomenon like no other […] David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, along with their talented collaborators, continue to surpass themselves, and we look forward to more of their dazzling storytelling”.
In other renewal news, BBC Two also announced that their police drama, Line Of Duty, would also be returning for two more series. Series creator, Jed Mercurio, said of the announcement, “For series three and four, I can promise two explosive new cases for AC-12, new guest stars as police officers investigated for corruption, further twists and turns from the loose ends of series two, and maybe even some surprise reappearances…”
Channel 4 have announced that the FX mini-series, Fargo, will air from 9pm on Sunday 20th April. Based on the Coen Brothers movie of the same name, but with an all-new crime story, the series stars Martin Freeman (Sherlock), Billy Bob Thornton (Armageddon), Colin Hanks (Dexter) and Kate Walsh (Private Practice).
We’ve had teaser trailers and photos of Jack Bauer back in action, but now Fox have released the first full look at their upcoming 24 revival, 24: Live Another Day. The new trailer gives us a better glimpse of Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) as he fights to prevent an assassination on the US President (William Devane) on British soil.