Showtime have released a trailer for Penny Dreadful, which returns for its third season in May. Created and written by John Logan (Skyfall), the new season will see the arrival of Doctor Jekyll, based on the iconic character created by Robert Louis Stephenson, and played by Shazad Latif (Spooks). Patti LuPone (American Horror Story), who guest starred in the second season, will also return as a new regular, playing a therapist who begins to treat Vanessa (Eva Green).
Netflix have confirmed that Marvel’s Jessica Jones is set to return for a second season. The new run of thirteen episodes won’t air for some time however, with both Luke Cage and Iron Fist set to debut, as well as the team-up series The Defenders. But still, Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) will be back.
We’re still some time away from the arrival of The Punisher on Marvel’s Daredevil, but Netflix are already developing a new spin-off series based around the character. The new show would star Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) as Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, a violent vigilante who takes matters into his own hands to clear the streets of criminals.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt doesn’t return for its second season until 15th April, however Netflix have already renewed it for a third season. The upbeat comedy stars Ellie Kemper (The Office) as a woman newly freed from a doomsday cult who moves to New York in an attempt to start her life over.BBC Two announced that Robot Wars is set to make a comeback. The popular game show, originally hosted by Craig Charles (Red Dwarf), featured contestants who had designed and built their own robots competing in a number of challenges and battles. The new series will consist of 6 episodes, set to be filmed in a brand new arena in Glasgow.
24 is coming back, but without Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland). Fox announced that it is developing a reboot of the popular real-time series, with a pilot in the works. 24: Legacy will feature an all new cast of characters and will follow a military hero after his difficult return to the US who must call on CTU to stop a potentially devastating terrorist attack. It’s expected that the new series would likely consist of twelve episodes, much like the recent revival 24: Live Another Day, allowing for small time jumps over the course of one day.
Finally, filming is now underway on the new series of Black Mirror, and it’s been announced that Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Doctor Who) and Mackenzie Davies (Halt and Catch Fire) will star in the show’s first episode. Plot details are being kept firmly under wraps, but with series creator Charlie Brooker penning all the scripts, we can expect the usual dose of dark satire.