Tom Hiddleston (Thor) and Hugh Laurie (House) are set to star in a TV adaptation of John le Carre’s The Night Manager. Written by David Farr (Hanna), it tells the story of Jonathan Pine (Hiddleston), a former soldier who works as a night auditor at a hotel, who is forced to infiltrate a black market operation run by the ruthless Richard Onslow Roper (Laurie). I can’t be the only one excited to see Hugh Laurie as a bad guy, right?!
HBO have released a full trailer for the upcoming final series of The Newsroom, which returns to our screens later this year. The new series is set in 2013 and will see the team reporting on events such as the Boston Marathon Bombings and crossing paths with an Edward Snowden-type whistleblower, forcing them to decide whether or not to follow the story and face the consequences.
CBS are developing a Rush Hour TV series with Bill Lawrence (Scrubs) and Blake McCormick (Mad Men). The show will follow the film’s original premise, with a rule-following Hong Kong police officer forced to partner up with a cocky LA cop.
Clive Owen’s (Children of Men) new surgical drama series The Knick premieres on Sky Atlantic on Thursday 16th October at 9pm and Sky have released a brand new trailer to whet your appetite before then. Set in New York in 1900, it follows the doctors and nurses who worked tirelessly in the Knickerbocker Hospital to pioneer new medical treatments in a time with no antibiotics and a high mortality rate. Those of a squeamish disposition might have to hide behind a cushion!
Universal Channel have released a trailer for How To Get Away With Murder, the new series from Shonda Rimes (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal). Starring Viola Davis (The Help) and described as a sexy, legal thriller, it tells the story of Annalise Keating, a brilliant and seductive law professor, who gets drawn into a murder plot with four students from her class. The series begins at 10pm Wednesday October 22nd.
And finally, BBC Two have released the first picture of Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) in character as Richard III for the upcoming The Hollow Crown. The new series will feature adaptations of Henry VI Parts 1 and 2, as well as Richard III.