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‘Fleabag’ Creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge Bringing Spy Series ‘Killing Eve’ To BBC America

11 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

BBC America is emerging as one of the networks making some very original and different series. “Orphan Black” has been a mainstay on the channel, and has a dedicated fanbase and a good amount of critical acclaim. “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” hasn’t been around very long, but most definitely falls under that aforementioned “different” category. Now, BBC America is gearing up production on another series titled “Killing Eve.”

Killing Eve” is based on a series of novellas by Luke Jennings, and tells the story of a psychopathic assassin and the woman hunting her down.

Continue reading ‘Fleabag’ Creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge Bringing Spy Series ‘Killing Eve’ To BBC America at The Playlist. »

- Charles Dean

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Img Grabs International Distribution Rights to BBC America Drama ‘Killing Eve’

21 June 2017 6:49 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Img will handle international sales for the upcoming BBC/BBC America drama series “Killing Eve,” from “Fleabag” creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

The distribution arm of talent agency powerhouse Wme/Img has been steadily expanding its activity in sales of TV series and financing of films for clients. It spearheaded international sales for the BBC/AMC thriller “The Night Manager,” BBC America’s “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” and is shopping the upcoming Beau Willimon Hulu/Channel 4 series “The First.”

Killing Eve,” penned by Waller-Bridge, revolves around a female detective’s search for a psychopathic female assassin. “Grey »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Comic Book Review – Dirk Gently: The Salmon of Doubt #8

14 June 2017 4:54 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Villordsutch reviews Dirk Gently: The Salmon of Doubt #8…

Sally runs afoul of Hugo Friedkin and must rely on Dirk to come to her rescue!

At the end of Issue #7 of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency we left “Big-haired” Dirk and Sally at the wrong end of Corporal Friedkin’s gun, as both delved further into the hidden world of the Blackwing Files.  Knowing how trigger happy Friedkin can be, this outcome possibly isn’t the best place for our two time-hopping snoopers.

With smarts and the use of a loo, both Sally and “Big-haired” Dirk manage to scarper, leaving Friedkin behind to guard a restroom door.  However, this swift exit for our two travellers leads to a conversation with Mr. Microwave, the series of inter-connected monitors that have been guiding Sally through the different time-streams and dimensions.  This being Dirk’s first introduction a conversation is struck-up, just »

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TVLine Items: Thrones Vet to Hill House, Hacker Role for Flash Alum and More

13 June 2017 12:20 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Game of Thrones alum Michiel Huisman is moving into a scary new residence at Netflix.

The actor will star in the streaming service’s forthcoming horror series The Haunting of Hill House, a modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel of the same name.

RelatedNetflix Orders Haunting of Hill House Series

Per The Hollywood Reporter, Huisman — whose TV credits also include Orphan Black, Nashville and Treme — will play Steven Crane, a published writer of supernatural books, including a memoir about his family’s time living at Hill House.

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* Andy Mientus (The Flash, »

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John Hannah, Alan Tudyk and more join season 2 of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

18 May 2017 10:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

BBC America has announced that it is expanding the cast of the second season of its Douglas Adams adaptation Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, with John Hannah, Alan Tudyk, Amanda Walsh, Aleks Paunovic and Tyler Labine set to appear as guest stars alongside Samuel Barnett’s Dirk and Elijah Wood’s Todd.

Here’s the official character descriptions:

John Hannah (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marley’s Ghosts, Atlantis, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) will play the Mage; a powerful wizard who takes great pleasure in doing evil and is seeking to conquer a world not his own.

Alan Tudyk (Rogue One, Firefly, Serenity, Tucker and Dale vs Evil, Maze Runner, Death at a Funeral, DodgeBall) will play Mr. Priest; a ruthless, dangerous, and violent bounty hunter working for Blackwing.

Amanda Walsh (Curb of Enthusiasm, Ghost of Girlfriends Past, Lost Girls, Sons and Daughters, Disturbia) will play Suzie Boreton; an unassuming, »

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TVLine Items: Broad City, South Park Premieres, Casual Trailer and More

16 May 2017 12:14 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Comedy Central is pairing up the boys of South Park with the gals of Broad City.

Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s iconic animated series will return for Season 21 on Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 10/9c, followed by the Season 4 premiere of Broad City at 10:30 pm.

RelatedCable/Streaming Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s On the Bubble?

In the fresh episodes of the latter comedy, Abbi and Ilana get new jobs, celebrate their “friendiversary,” receive a visit from Abbi’s mom, trip on mushrooms, discover their witchdom and travel to Florida.

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The Big Bang Theory season 10 episode 24 review: The Long Distance Dissonance

12 May 2017 6:59 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Caroline Preece May 12, 2017

The Big Bang Theory season 10 concludes on a cliffhanger that can only have one possible answer...

This review contains spoilers.

See related  Dirk Gently: Netflix to broadcast new series in the UK

10.24 The Long Distance Dissonance

We’re picking up where we left off last week in this The Big Bang Theory season ten finale, and Sheldon is missing Amy. Devoid of anyone to willingly accompany him to weird events, Leonard is stuck back in his old role as faithful valet/companion, and he’s not enjoying himself.

So it’s little wonder that, when Ramona Nowitzki - Sheldon’s old stalker - turns up with the intention of following him around once again, the gang inadvertently let it happen. Any normal guy would be expected to manage his own life and resist cheating on his long-term girlfriend within a matter of days, but then Sheldon »

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‘Survivor’s Remorse’ Season 3: Emmy voters can watch ‘The Photoshoot’ on Fyc website

3 May 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

The fifth episode of “Survivor’s Remorse” Season 3, titled “The Photoshoot,” has been submitted as Starz’s paid entry on the TV academy’s Fyc website, Gold Derby has learned exclusively. While the Emmy site is updated frequently, as of this writing only “Survivor’s Remorse,” “Blunt Talk,” “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” and “Graves” have episodes available in the […] »

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Win an iTunes download of Enclosure

1 May 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Competitions

To mark the release of Enclosure on 8th May, we’ve been given 5 sets of iTunes codes to download a digital copy of the film to give away.

Adventurous married couple Dana (Fiona Dourif, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, When We Rise, Manhattan) and Charles (Kevin Ryan, Copper, Entourage) plan a trip into the wilderness before settling down for good to family life. However on the first night they hear fellow campers being viciously attacked by a mysterious beast not far from their tent.

Unable to escape, but desperate to help, they pull to safety an injured stranger who tells them about a creature that stalks and haunts the woods causing the disappearance of hikers and hunters. For an unknown reason the beast that lurks in the trees will not attack the couple’s tent so they are trapped inside the claustrophobic prison until their escape. Cabin fever »

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Comic Book Review – Dirk Gently: The Salmon of Doubt #7

26 April 2017 1:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Villordsutch reviews Dirk Gently: The Salmon of Doubt #7…

Sally begins to pierce the mysteries of the Black Wing, as we follow the exploits of not one, not two, but three Dirks!

Idw Publishing’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: The Salmon of Doubt is becoming the perfect partner piece for BBC America/Netflix’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.  Arvind Ethan David is weaving the strands of Dirk-lore very well between both comic book and show, whilst at the same time making sure the comic stays ever so slightly that bit more on the ‘odd’ side of the fence.

Here in Issue#7 of The Salmon of Doubt, subtitled ‘The Blackwing Files’ we meet up with “Big-haired” Dirk and Sally Mills; bundled in the back of the Rowdy 3’s van and currently on the way to “The Facility”, Dirk and Sally’s main conversation is more occupied with »

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Caroline Cave joins Van Hesling season 2

21 April 2017 9:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Caroline Cave (Cra$h & Burn, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency) has been cast in a recurring role on the second season of Syfy’s Van Helsing. She will play Jolene, Vanessa Van Helsing’s wary friend who supports the cause against the vampires. She will work as second-in-command of a small group of Resistance fighters assigned to protect a field hospital.

Van Helsing is set in the near future, where vampires have risen and taken control. Vanessa Van Helsing, played by Kelly Overton (True Blood) is humanity’s last hope, as her unique blood composition gives her the ability to turn vampires human. The second season is currently in production under showrunner Neil Labute and will premiere on Syfy later this year. »

- Gary Collinson

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TVLine Items: Gotham's Spring Trailer, Showtime at the Apollo Series and More

17 April 2017 1:21 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

“A dark hero will rise,” touts a new promo for the return of Fox’s Gotham (on Monday, April 24 at 8/7c).

RelatedGotham Casts Big Bad Ra’s al Ghul With Deep Space Nine‘s Alexander Siddig

In the spring premiere, “Heroes Rise: How The Riddler Got His Name,” “Nygma convinces himself that he doesn’t need Penguin to succeed and begins to introduce himself to Gotham as The Riddler,” per the official description. Meanwhile, “Bullock and Lucius Fox get caught up in Nygma’s mind games, Gordon learns troubling news about his father’s death and the Court of Owls reveals its next move. »

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Tyler Labine Tracks Down Role In ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’

17 April 2017 10:56 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Tyler Labine has landed the role of Sherlock in BBC America and Netflix’s sci-fi sleuth series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. No, not that Sherlock. The Deadbeat alum will play Sherlock Hobbs, an under-stimulated but overly enthusiastic small-town sheriff who is eager to help Dirk and crew solve the Season 2 mystery. The series is a serialized comedic thriller set in the unexpected world of the hyper, absurd, eponymous detective Dirk Gently (Samuel… »

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Doctor Who: The Pilot geeky spots and Easter eggs

15 April 2017 9:53 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Pete Dillon-Trenchard Apr 15, 2017

Huge spoilers, as we unpack the Doctor Who series 10 opener - The Pilot - in search of references and treats.

This article contains spoilers for Doctor Who.

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Doctor Who is back for its 36th series, and with it are our viewing notes - a weekly guide to the references, similarities (intentional or otherwise!) and generally interesting things about each episode. Whilst we’ve crammed in as much as we can find, this is by no means a definitive list - so if you’re sat there thinking ‘You fools! You missed this!’, feel free to plop it down in the comments below. But remember: Don’t phone, it’s just for fun. »

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'American Honey' Breakout Sasha Lane Joins Indie Drama 'Shotgun' (Exclusive)

5 April 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

American Honey breakout star Sasha Lane has joined the cast of Shotgun, which will star Maika Monroe (It Follows, Independence Day: Resurgence) and Jeremy Allen White (Showtime’s Shameless).

The film, the directorial debut of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency star Hannah Marks and Joey Power, is based on the duo's original screenplay. Described as a unique romance blending heartfelt drama with offbeat comedy, Shotgun follows Elliot (White) and Mia (Monroe) as they develop a fast relationship after one of them is diagnosed with a life-changing illness.

Yale Productions' Jordan Yale Levine, Jordan Beckerman and Michael J. Rothstein are producing, »

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‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’ Ups Osric Chau To Series Regular

4 April 2017 1:45 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Osric Chau (Supernatural), who recurred during the first season of BBC America’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, has been promoted to series regular for Season 2. Chau plays the manic Vogel, a member of the Rowdy 3. Based on the cult novels by Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams, the serialized comedic thriller follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric "holistic" detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Elijah… »

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Mad Men's Jessica Paré Boards CBS' Navy Seal Pilot, Starring Jim Caviezel

15 March 2017 7:59 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Mad Men alum Jessica Paré has been recruited for CBS’ drama pilot about Navy SEALs.

RelatedPilot Season: Scoop on Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

Written by Benjamin Cavell (Justified), the project follows the lives of the elite Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask. Paré, our sister site Deadline reports, will play Mandy, a whip-smart CIA analyst.

The cast thus far also includes Max Thieriot (Bates Motel), Neil Brown Jr. (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency), A.J. Buckley (CSI: NY), Toni Trucks (Franklin & Bash).

RelatedBates Motel »

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Bright trailer reunites Will Smith & Suicide Squad director

27 February 2017 10:17 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Joseph Baxter Feb 28, 2017

Will Smith reteams with director David Ayer to play a supernatural cop in the teaser trailer for Netflix movie Bright.

While Netflix has been flexing its ever-expanding muscles with plenty of original high-profile projects, the upcoming Bright may just take things to a new level. After winning a $90 million bidding war to acquire the film last March, the streaming giant stacked it with a bevy of big-names, notably reuniting Will Smith with Suicide Squad director David Ayer. Now, this intriguing offering has released an appetite-whetting teaser trailer.

Video of Bright | Teaser [HD] | Netflix

Bright takes place in a version of Earth in which mystical, magical creatures coexist alongside humans, creating a major job alteration for law enforcement. Will Smith plays rough-edged Lapd officer Scott Ward, partnered with an Orc named Nick, played by Joel Edgerton. Scott and Nick work for the department’s 'Magic Division', specialising in crimes involving creatures and extra-dimensional incantations. »

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Toy Fair 2017: Funko & Idw Teaming Up for One-Shot Comics of The X-Files, Ghostbusters & More

22 February 2017 1:34 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Funko's Pop! vinyl figures have given collectors new ways to view iconic characters, and some of those unique looks will now come to life on the paneled page, as Idw Publishing and Funko announced at Toy Fair that they are teaming up for one-shot comics this May, including The X-Files, Ghostbusters, Judge Dredd, and more.

Press Release: San Diego, CA (February 17, 2017) – Get your Funko on this May! The insanely popular Pop! vinyl figures have successfully reshaped the collectibles landscape and are now primed to take comics by storm in a special month-long event from Idw Publishing. Funko and Idw are combining forces to bring fans Funko-ized versions of some of the most recognizable and beloved characters in all of pop culture.

Funko Universe Month will feature some of the most sought after Pop! vinyl figures coming to life in five off–the-wall one-shots courtesy of Idw’s creative stable: Ghostbusters, »

- Derek Anderson

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Comic Book Review – Dirk Gently: The Salmon of Doubt #5

22 February 2017 6:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Villordsutch reviews Dirk Gently: The Salmon of Doubt #5…

Plagued by nightmares of a life he never had, Dirk Gently discovers that a holistic detective can have more than one past, and they’re about to catch up with him!

When is a Dirk Gently comic still brilliant, but in truth not actually a Dirk Gently comic?  When it follows a certain Holistic Assassin through nearly all its pages and a even throws in a nod towards a certain Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Rock God – that or an Estate Agents in London (depending on your Google search result).

Throughout the recent Netflix Dirk Gently TV series a cluster of characters were introduced, and the one which stuck within our collective brains the most was Bart(ine) Curlish, the Holistic Assassin.  She wandered through the Universe, though isolated currently to Planet Earth, killing people who needed to be killed.  Not »

- Villordsutch

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