HBO have unveiled the first teaser for the new series of True Detective, starring Colin Farrell (In Bruges), Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights), Rachel McAdams (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), Vince Vaughn (The Wedding Crashers) and Kelly Reilly (Set Fire to the Stars).
ABC is eyeing a possible spin-off from its hit series, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to be written by Jeffrey Bell (Angel) and Paul Zbyszewski (Lost). It’s not yet been revealed who the new series would feature, but expect lots of clues in the remaining few episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s second season.
E4 has greenlit a new series from Fintan Ryan (In The Flesh) and Clerkenwell Films (Misfits) titled Aliens. Set in a world where aliens are forced to live in segregation, it follows a young border guard whose world is forever changed when he discovers he is half-alien.
E4 also gave a series order to their previously announced series Alt from Jamie Mathieson (Doctor Who). Retitled Tripped, the series follows two best friends who must find a way home after being transported to an alternate dimension. The series has been considerably redeveloped since its original announcement, with Jack and Harry Williams (The Missing) taking over as writers and co-creators and Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners) now set to star.
Netflix have released a trailer for Orange Is The New Black ahead of its return on the 2nd June for its third season. The trailer teases the return of Alex (Laura Prepon) to Litchfield Correctional, as well as offering a first glimpse at new character Stella (Ruby Rose).
There was good news for British drama fans this week as it was announced that Poldark will return – BBC One have renewed the hit show, starring Aiden Turner, for a second series.
Sky Atlantic have ordered another season of Fortitude ahead of the first season’s finale this week. The second season will feature “a brand new 10 part story set again in the unsettling Arctic town”.
ITV have ordered another season of Prey, set to feature a brand new story. Rosie Cavaliero will reprise her role from the first season as DS Susan Reinhardt, with Philip Glenister (Life On Mars) joining the cast.
ITV have also commissioned a ninth series of Lewis.
David Lynch has revealed on Twitter that he is leaving the Showtime revival of Twin Peaks, saying “I left because not enough money was offered to do the script the way I felt it needed to be done”. Lynch and series co-creator, Mark Frost, have already written the scripts for the new series and Showtime plan to forge ahead despite Lynch’s departure, but here’s hoping they manage to coax him back.
And finally, Netflix has given the green light to With Bob And David, a new sketch show from Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) and David Cross (Arrested Development). The four half-hour episodes are expected to premiere in 2016.