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New UK sci-fi and fantasy shows to look out for in 2015

20 November 2014 9:54 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Androids, magic, parallel worlds, ghostly crime, and the apocalypse. Here’s a raft of new forthcoming UK sci-fi and fantasy TV…

The superhero genre may be taking up residence in cinemas for the foreseeable, and Game Of Thrones and The Walking Dead are leading Us TV's genre output, but what can fans of UK sci-fi and fantasy look forward to seeing on television over the next year?

There’s Doctor Who of course, which appears to be in rude health and going nowhere, a Christmas Special from Black Mirror, and a hint of new Red Dwarf on its way. (And of course, if there’s anything like justice in the world, the terrific In The Flesh will be recommissioned for a third series.)

If though, you’re thirsting for something new, 2015 is promising to deliver a handful of geek TV gems. We’ve scoured the new UK commission announcements for anything spooky, »

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Cuckoo 2: Why Taylor Lautner swapped Hollywood for a British sitcom

4 August 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Almost two years after it broke BBC Three ratings records, Cuckoo is back.

But there's been a few changes: Esther Smith is stepping in to replace The Musketeers and Inbetweeners 2 actress Tamla Kari, while Cuckoo himself - the great Andy Samberg - is no more, having met his end off-screen between series.

Meet the new Cuckoo - the original's son, played by none other than Twilight star Taylor Lautner. Yes, you read that right - Taylor Lautner.

Digital Spy spoke with Outnumbered veteran Tyger Drew-Honey - who returns as moody teen Dylan - to talk losing the original Cuckoo and working with his surprise replacement.

Wondering why it's taken so long for Cuckoo to come back? Blame Andy Samberg's schedule.

"We knew we had a second series commissioned - we actually had it commissioned before we'd finished filming the first. I was in touch with my agent, trying to find out dates, »

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Cockroaches sitcom for ITV2 from Bad Education writer

15 May 2014 4:13 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

ITV2 has commissioned a new sitcom from Bad Education writer Freddy Syborn.

Cockroaches will be a post-apocalyptic romantic comedy starring Daniel Lawrence Taylor (Uncle) and Esther Smith (Skins).

The pair play Tom and Suze, two 19-year-olds hoping for a better future, before nuclear war hits. With the world about to end, they have sex, but unexpectedly survive the apocalypse.

Ten years later, the pair return from Suze's basement as 29-year-olds searching for the remnants of pre-war England.

The comedy will deal with what happens after a nuclear holocaust, including boredom, laziness, relationships, money, cannibalism and leadership.

Nigel Planer, Jaime Winstone, Caroline Quentin, Dan Renton Skinner, Sarah Daykin and Tom Davis will also make appearances.

Jack Whitehall will also cameo as Oscar, the irritating ex-boyfriend of Suze.

Angela Jain, Director of Digital Channels and Acquisitions for ITV, said: "I never thought I'd be happy to say we have Cockroaches at ITV »

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