Twin Peaks is set to return. Yes, news broke this week that Showtime will bring back the iconic 90s drama for a third season. Created by David Lynch (Mulholland Drive) and Mark Frost (Hill Street Blues), Twin Peaks told the story of a small town rocked by the brutal murder of the homecoming queen, Laura Palmer. Showtime will air the new run of nine episodes in 2016, which will be set twenty-five years after the end of season two. With both Lynch and Frost set to write and produce the new series, this could be very special indeed.
AMC have renewed zombie drama The Walking Dead for a sixth season, ahead of its fifth season premiere later this year. The network also recently announced that a spinoff series was in the works, which would focus on events following the zombie apocalypse in a different part of the world.
Kenneth Branagh (Harry Potter) is set to return as Wallander in a fourth and final series on BBC One. The new episodes will be adaptations of the final Kurt Wallander novels, written by Henning Mankell, including The White Lioness and The Troubled Man. BBC Controller of Drama Commissioning, Ben Stephenson said, “It is only right that we bring the final chapter of the brilliant and ground-breaking Wallander to BBC One, for what is set to be a dark, thrilling and emotional finale”.
The first images of Netflix’s Daredevil have been released, giving us a glimpse of what the new series (and the hero’s costume) will look like. Charlie Cox stars as Matt Murdock, who fights for justice by day as a blind lawyer and by night as the masked vigilante, Daredevil. It makes a nice change to see such a stripped back look for a superhero and bodes well for the series as a whole.
FX have commissioned a new anthology show from Ryan Murphy (Glee) set to be a companion series to American Horror Story. Titled American Crime Story, each season will tell a true crime story with the first series to be about the O.J. Simpson trial.
Starz have renewed pirate drama Black Sails for a third season. Created by Jonathan Steinberg (Jericho), it takes place twenty years before the events of Robert Louis Stephenson’s Treasure Island, and stars Toby Stephens (Die Another Day) as Captain Flint. Season two premieres next year and you can check out a trailer below.