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It’s Saturday night. BBC 1 is showing Doctor Who. It does this a lot, generally speaking, and has done on and off (sometimes very off) for over fifty years. When the show returned in 2005 it brought with it the realisation that there was a huge family audience un-catered for on Saturday nights, and unfortunately Doctor Who was only on air for a quarter of the year, so it couldn’t do it all by itself.
ITV quickly realised it needed to attract that audience too, and while it had gameshows that dominated the schedules it didn’t have anything like Buck Rogers In The 25th Century or The A Team to put up against the BBC this time. And time was of the essence: new shows had »
Those seeking a scare from The Omen's new TV sequel will have to change channels, as A&E will now show the series when it debuts.
"A&E's unwavering commitment to high quality original scripted drama programming, coupled with the sizable fanbase for our hit series Bates Motel, which so perfectly aligns with Damien, make the network the ideal fit for this exceptional show," said Rob Sharenow, executive vice president and general manager of both networks.
"We are thrilled with what we've seen so far and know that Glen [Mazzara] and the creative team have even more story to tell in season one."
What's more, the network has also increased its order from six episodes to ten episodes.
The follow-up to the classic 1976 horror movie stars Merlin actor »
A&E continues to become a small screen horror hub. Not long after the network announced they are moving forward on a TV series adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist's world-renowned Sweden-set vampire novel, Let the Right One In, A&E has now revealed that they will air The Omen sequel series, Damien. The follow-up show to the 1976 horror film was originally going to air on Lifetime, but the series has moved to its sister network and has also seen an increase from six to ten episodes on its first season order:
Press Release (via TV by the Numbers) -- "New York, NY— April 29, 2015 — A&E Network will premiere the new original scripted drama series, “Damien.” The hour-long drama from Fox 21 Television Studios and executive producer Glen Mazzara is a follow-up to the classic horror film, The Omen. Currently in production in Toronto, “Damien” will premiere a 10-episode season on A&E, »
- Derek Anderson
A&E had better cross its t’s (and bless ’em with holy water): Damien is headed to the cabler later this year.
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The hour-long drama — described as a follow-up to the classic horror film The Omen — was ordered last summer for a six-episode first season at sister channel Lifetime. In its move to A&E, Damien is getting pumped up to 10 episodes.
St Patrick's Day gets a lot of love, what with all the pub going and the Guinness drinking. In comparison, England's St George's Day tends to be a much more low-key affair, but there is a benefit to this: an evening free to catch up on some great TV.
To celebrate dragon slaying and all the other things that make our country great, we've put together a list of the best films and television shows from the UK available to watch on Netflix right now:
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have both been heaped with praise for their roles as the dynamic duo of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, in stories that bring a modern twist to the classic mysteries.
The prime-time drama was axed by the BBC during its second series. Here, Atlantis star Jack Donnelly and co-writer Johnny Capps discuss what worked, what they might have done differently, and where the show would have gone if it hadn’t been cancelled
Earlier this year, the BBC announced it was axing Saturday-night drama Atlantis – a shock to fans. But after only one full series (it was cancelled halfway through its second), the decision seemed premature: was the show given a fighting chance? Atlantis co-writer Johnny Capps (whose credits include Merlin and Hex) and star Jack Donnelly, who plays Jason, talk about where it all went wrong.
Although Atlantis was axed, it did have a strong fan base. What were its strengths?
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- Juliet Conway
Owen (Pratt) appears to be something of a dinosaur whisperer, the of-the-Earth Everyman to Bryce Dallas Howard’s button-downed scientist, Beth.
Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, John Hammond’s park is finally open. While visitors flock to the prehistoric-themed park as if it were a very elaborate zoo, Owen and Beth discover a huge problem with their newest attraction, Indominus rex.
The genetically modified mutant dinosaur is killing for sport, and humans are the next targets in the creature’s deadly rampage.
Fingers-crossed that, between Owen’s brawn and Beth’s brain, they can stop the Indominus rex – or else there will be a lot of unhappy (possibly dead) Jurassic Park visitors.
- Sasha James
Liv rediscovers her zest for life in the latest Veronica Mars-channelling episode of iZombie...
This review contains spoilers.
iZombie should be ridiculous. On paper, it is ridiculous, but in practice the first four episodes of the new show seemed to be playing it a little safe for the subject matter. There was humour, sure, but there wasn’t as much of an embrace of the absurdity a show about zombies working in a morgue and starting up evil organisations should really have. This week, with the help of a case personal to Liv and a guest spot from Ryan Hansen, that changed.
It was the most Veronica Mars-ey instalment so far and, although it’s pointless to compare the two shows with any regularity, in its early days the ghost of Rob Thomas’ early work can be used to get the audience on side. »
It's always a big risk tinkering with a much-loved classic - particularly something that was a big part of people's childhoods - but the creative forces behind Thunderbirds Are Go! have promised that this 2015 revamp of the '60s Supermarionation series retains all that made the original so great.
Indeed, die-hard fans will be happy to hear that a good deal remains unchanged - from the off, Peter Dyneley's stirring countdown-to-launch and the subsequent swell of that classic theme tune deliver a rush of glorious nostalgia.
But it's also more than a mere nostalgia trip, with enough changes put into place to ensure that the show works as colourful, engaging fodder for the 6-11 year-olds of today.
As befits a modern series, and one intended primarily for children, the pace is utterly relentless throughout - a lack of incident is certainly not a problem that Thunderbirds Are Go! suffers from. »
The fantasy drama will resume its second series on Saturday, April 11 at 7.45pm.
Based on the Greek myths, Atlantis was cancelled by the BBC earlier this year, but returns to air its final seven episodes.
Series star Jack Donnelly - who plays Jason - previously told Digital Spy that he was "gutted" by news of the show's axing.
"Everything is left up in the air - everything," he said. "I think the ending is brilliant, but they really set it up - the producers definitely had an idea for what the third series was gonna be.
"We'd had massive discussions - me and the other actors - about what might happen and that's all left up in the air."
Robot-themed sci-fi show Humans is a collaboration between Channel 4 and AMC, with production company Kudos (Broadchurch, Utopia) taking the reigns for a location-heavy London shoot which began last year.
It’s all about a world where the latest must-have tech product is a ‘Synth,’ a household robot who just so happens to have super strength too. Gemma Chan plays the central role, and it’s her that you can have a glimpse of in the first trailer.
Without further ado, here’s the brief clip…
As we know more about the show’s release dates, we’ll let you know. It's a remake of a Swedish show called Real Humans if you really want to go spoiler-hunting.
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AMC has debuted the first look at new drama Humans.
In this society, the latest must-have gadget is a Synth - a highly developed and lifelike robotic servant. The drama sees one strained family decide to buy a refurbished Synth in the hope of improving their lives - but they soon find that sharing life with a machine can have very chilling consequences.
The new voice cast of ITV's Thunderbirds Are Go!, starting on Saturday the 4th of April, tell us about the updated version of the show...
Returning to the small screen, just in time for its 50th anniversary, is the much-loved television series, Thunderbirds. Under the moniker of Thunderbirds Are Go!, the puppets have been replaced by computer-generated realisations of the original characters but the model and standing sets remain - courtesy of Weta in New Zealand (The Lord Of The Rings).
Den of Geek sat down with the voice cast who were all very enthusiastic and excited to see their work finally hit screens across the world. Taking part in the interviews were: Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Game Of Thrones) who plays John Tracy; Rasmus Hardiker (Lead Balloon, Black Mirror), Alan and Scott Tracy; David Menkin, Virgil and Gordon Tracy; Sandra Dickinson (The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy), Grandma Tracy; Angel Coulby »
The world of Doctor Who has changed greatly in the space of just 10 years. The cast and crew have almost completely been replaced since 2005, including a number of new actors to play the errant Time Lord and his companions.
But what has happened to the class of '05? Where are Rose and Mickey now? What is the writer of 'Dalek' up to? And where can you see more work from the director of 'Rose'?
Here it is then, your guide to the main players of Doctor Who series one.
After his three-month on-screen stint as the Doctor, Christopher Eccleston's career continued in much the same vein, taking in theatre, interesting television roles and the odd blockbuster.
Barbara Hershey has joined the cast of Lifetime's TV sequel to The Omen.
Once Upon a Time's Hershey has been cast as Ann Rutledge, a powerful woman tasked with ensuring that Damien fulfils his destiny, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The series will premiere on Lifetime later this year with a six-part season.
The Omen TV show gets straight-to-series order from Lifetime
Hannibal, Bates Motel and more: 7 horror films and their TV off-cuts »
London — A+E Networks UK has acquired the exclusive linear TV rights in the U.K. and Africa for Starz’s adventure series “Black Sails,” which will play on History.
The acquisition marks the first A+E Networks U.K. deal with Starz Worldwide Distribution.
Other British acting talent in the series includes Hannah New (“El Tiempo Entre Costuras”), Tom Hopper (“Merlin”), and Clara Paget (“One Day”), as well as Australians Luke Arnold (“Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of Inxs”) and Toby Schmitz (“Griff the Invisible”), U.S. star Zach McGowan (“Shameless”), and Canadian Jessica Parker Kennedy (“90210”). The third season began filming in November 2014 in South Africa.
This latest acquisition follows the success of the epic drama »
- Leo Barraclough
To celebrate the release of series 2 of ITV’s Broadchurch on Blu-Ray and DVD, we’re giving 5 lucky WhatCulture.com readers the chance to win a copy of the multi-award winning drama on Blu-Ray!
Series 2 sees David Tennant return as Alec Hardy and Olivia Coleman resume her role as Ellie Miller, last seen having her life torn apart as her husband Joe confessed to murdering local schoolboy Danny Latimer in the remote seaside town.
Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan, who play Danny’s parents Beth and Mark Latimer, will also return to their roles, alongside Arthur Darvill as vicar Paul Coates, Carolyn Pickles as newspaper editor Maggie Radcliffe and a host of other ‘local’ faces.
Legendary Emmy nominated film and television actress Charlotte Rampling, Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated Marianne Jean-Baptiste, James D’Arcy (Cloud Atlas, Hitchcock, Jupiter Ascending), Eve Myles (Torchwood, Merlin, Little Dorrit) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Bad Education, »
- Sam Driver
It's been a whopping 14 years since Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone made its big screen debut.
A lot has changed since then - most notably the child stars which the movie franchise made famous.
Now - after the internet was astonished to see what Harry Potter's Neville Longbottom looks like now - Digital Spy has donned our sorting hat to see what the now-muggles look like today...
1. Harry Melling as Dudley Dursley
Post-Potter, Harry Melling has had parts in Merlin, Just William and Garrow's Law. Last year, he also performed a one-man play in New York called peddling and starred opposite Scarlett Johnson, Patsy Ferran and Felix Scott in The Angry Brigade.
2. Matthew Lewis as Neville Longbottom
We nearly lost our Snitch when we saw the transformation Matthew Lewis has had since his days as Neville Longbottom. He's gained a beard, good looks and also a role in BBC Three comedy Bluestone 42. »
Following the brief teaser trailer released in December, and a set of videos introducing the main characters last month, the first full trailer for the upcoming animated series Thunderbirds Are Go! has been released before the series debut this spring on ITV. When disaster strikes and there's no one else to help, International Rescue answers the call! From their secret island base, this family of highly trained responders can reach every corner of the globe - and beyond - in minutes. With their remarkable cutting edge Thunderbird Vehicles, brothers Scott, Virgil, John, Gordon and Alan Tracy along with head of security Kayo and lead engineer Brains pull off amazing feats of heroism. No rescue is too big and no journey too far to save a life. When duty calls, Thunderbirds are go!
Fifty years after its television debut the iconic series is back in production featuring a talented cast led »
They've done what they've had to do to survive on AMC's The Walking Dead, brining hope and despair to palpable life on the small screen with gritty realism every week. Covered in grime, splattered in blood, and trudging down the sun-baked backroads and brush-bordered trails this season, the stellar cast and crew of The Walking Dead have paid their dues and then some, and now they're getting a tip of the cap in return with seven nominations for the 41st Annual Saturn Awards.
Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Emily Kinney, Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs, and Andrew J. West have all earned nominations, with the TV series itself receiving one as well. Also recognized in this year's nominations is Scream Factory's Nightbreed: The Director's Cut Blu-ray, NBC's Hannibal TV series, Only Lovers Left Alive, and many more.
Press Release - "The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films announces the »
- Derek Anderson
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