10 items from 2015
Fox’s Lucifer pilot has bagged its horned antihero in the shape of Welsh actor, Tom Ellis. Known for his extensive television work in the UK, Ellis made waves in a variety of popular British shows including No Angels, Merlin, Rush and Miranda. He will soon be packing his bags for the sunny climes of Los Angeles as he prepares for his latest small screen performance as king of hell, Lucifer Morningstar.
Late last year, when the show was granted an initial pilot commitment, it was expected that it would stick closely to the comic series. Created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Keith and Mike Dringenberg, the original DC Comics-run centers on Lucifer who, “bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he opens an exclusive piano bar called Lux.”
However, along with the »
- Gem Seddon
Last month, a new photo debuted from ITV's upcoming animated series Thunderbirds Are Go!, which revealed the Tracey Brothers. Today, we have six character videos and yet another new photo which gives us our first look at the new female team member Kayo along with her team. We also have another image which gives us some background information on Kayo, a covert ops specialist and kung fu expert. In addition, we also have a teaser that showcases the world of Thunderbirds Are Go!
Fifty years after its television debut the iconic series is back in production featuring a talented cast led by Rosamund Pike (The World's End, Gone Girl) as Lady Penelope and David Graham (Thunderbirds 1965) reprising his role as chauffeur and International Rescue agent Parker. Debuting on ITV in 2015 this re-invention of Gerry Anderson and Sylvia Anderson's much-loved series will be produced using an innovative mix of CGI animation and live-action miniature sets. »
Over the past week the official YouTube channel has been unveiling the vehicles Thunderbird 1 through Thunderbird 5 with promo videos from the upcoming animated reboot Thunderbirds Are Go! [check them out here], and now the official website has updated, giving us a look at the first ever female member of International Rescue, the covert ops and Kung Fu expert Tanusha ‘Kayo’ Kyrano…
Here’s Kayo’s character profile from said site…
And a video introducing the character…
See Also: Why We Should (And Shouldn’t) Be Worried About Thunderbirds Are Go!
A friend of the Tracy brothers and fellow Tracy Island resident, Kayo is set to be voiced by Angel Coulby (Merlin, Dancing on the Edge) in the Citv series. She joins a voice cast that also includes Rosamund Pike (Lady Penelope), David Graham (Parker), Kayvan Novak (Brains), David Menkin (Virgil and Gordon Tracy), Rasmus Hardiker (Alan and Scott Tracy) and Thomas Brodie-Sangster (John Tracy »
- Gary Collinson
Get your sinking puns at the ready, Atlantis will not be returning after the end of series two…
While Wizards Vs. Aliens may return eventually though, it seems that Atlantis is well and truly cancelled. A BBC spokesperson told Digital Spy that “the final seven episodes of Atlantis will transmit on BBC One in spring.”
“We would like to thank Urban Myth Films and all the cast and crew but the series will not be re-commissioned,” they added. The show was devised by Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy (who used to helm Merlin), alongside Misfits’ creator Howard Overman. These chaps must be feeling particularly unlucky at the moment, but we look forward to »
Richard Wilson has told Digital Spy that the BBC have talked to him about starring in a sitcom.
Wilson told DS: "I wouldn't mind considering another sitcom. The BBC have talked about me coming back to do something, but I don't know whether that will happen.
Asked if he planned to present more factual television, Wilson replied: "No, no. I can still consider myself an active actor, »
Asked by Digital Spy whether he missed the show, Wilson replied: "No, no. It was too hectic.
"Merlin was made in France and Wales, and I was an associate director [of New Sheffield Theatres] in Sheffield and I live in London, so I was running between Sheffield, London, France and Cardiff which was a wee bit hectic.
Atlantis will not return for a third series.
The fantasy drama will not be re-commissioned once the current run has finished airing, Digital Spy has learned.
Speaking exclusively to DS, a BBC spokesperson said: "The final seven episodes of Atlantis will transmit on BBC One in spring. We would like to thank Urban Myth Films and all the cast and crew but the series will not be re-commissioned.
"We are very proud of both series but to keep increasing the range of BBC One drama we have to make difficult decisions to bring new shows through."
The second series of Atlantis is comprised of 13 episodes - the first six aired late last year before the show went on hiatus, while an exact date for the final seven is yet to be confirmed.
Since then, we've had plenty of shows that focus on the lives of a group of youths, from Skins to Misfits to Made in Chelsea. But there was one show that arguably kickstarted the modern teen drama without getting the kudos it deserves, and that show was As If.
Last year marked the 10th anniversary since the series came to an end, and so Digital Spy decided to look back on the show and find out what happened to some of its main cast members.
As If launched on January 22, 2001 on Channel 4 in the midweek early evening slot, and was later repeated on Sunday afternoons on T4. From series two onwards, it stayed as a T4 staple, but maintained its young adult themes, running for »
The Musketeers' winning streak continues this week, but is the supporting cast starting to eclipse the Musketeers themselves?
This review contains spoilers.
2.3 The Good Traitor
Last week’s An Ordinary Man brought excitement and danger through some strong writing and performances, and could certainly be considered up there with the best the series has had to offer. It was a good example of how a Musketeers’ story can be told that reflects the excitement and adventure of the source material but in a manner that modern audiences would enjoy – exactly what we’ve been wanting from this adaptation. The question was of course – is this a one-off? Have they peaked early ? Well, in The Good Traitor the cast and writers have done an excellent job of picking up where An Ordinary Man left off – certainly being the equal in writing, performance and direction.
On the surface, there is a »
Here's what the Thunderbirds' Tracy Brothers look like in their new CGI incarnation for ITV series Thunderbirds Are Go!
We've seen Tracy Island, we've heard a teaser distress call, but here is our first proper look at the CGI-rendered Tracy Brothers from forthcoming ITV series, Thunderbirds Are Go!
Scott, John, Virgil, Gordon and Alan have had a One Direction-style makeover for the new twenty-six part series, which is due to arrive on ITV this spring.
Thunderbirds Are Go! features the voice talents of Rosamund Pike as Lady Penelope, original voice cast member David Graham as Parker, Kayan Novak as Brains, and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, David Menkin and Rasmus Hardiker as the Tracy Brothers. Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy's Sandra Dickinson will be providing the voice of Grandma Tracy, alongside Merlin's Angel Coulby and Doctor Who's Adjoa Andoh as newcomer Kayo and Colonel Casey respectively.
So, er, what do we think? »
10 items from 2015
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