BBC’s LUTHER to return in 2015

BBC America has announced that Idris Elba’s troubled, but brilliant DCI John Luther will be returning in late 2015. LUTHER’s return will consist of 2 sixty minute episodes, with filming taking place in March. Golden Globe®-winner Idris Elba stars in the two-part event from award-winning creator Neil Cross The highly acclaimed London set crime mini-series is written and created by award-winning and Emmy-nominated writer Neil Cross. Luther is made by BBC Drama Production, co-produced with BBC AMERICA. When asked about the much anticipated return of the hugely popular show, Cross said: “Ever since we said goodbye to John Luther on...

THE WIRE: Watch the entire Paleyfest reunion

The cast and crew of THE WIRE, a show I consider to be the best drama in the history of television, reunited to talk about the show and their experiences. With a few notable exceptions, most of the primary players were on hand at Paleyfest to look back at the iconic HBO drama. Alan Sepinwall (of HitFix) led a lively panel that included creator David Simon, executive producer Nina Noble, Wendell Pierce (Bunk), Sonja Sohn (Kima), Michael Kenneth Williams (Omar), Seth Gilliam (Carver), Jim True-Frost (Prez), John Doman (Rawls), Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (D’Angelo), and Jamie Hector (Marlo), plus video messages from Dominic West (McNulty) and Idris...

GOTHAM: Fox orders 6 additional episodes

FOX has ordered six more episodes of this fall’s breakout new drama series, GOTHAM, it was announced today by Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group. The announcement raises the series order to 22 episodes. “GOTHAM debuted as one of the most buzzed-about shows of the fall, and with good reason. Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon have created an incredibly rich world, with characters that draw you in and a cast that brings to life these heroes and villains in a way we’ve never seen before,” said Walden and Newman. “We are so excited to see where Bruno, Danny and the entire GOTHAM team take this story over the...

Patricia Cornwell writing pilot for CBS

Patricia Cornwell, bestselling author the Kay Scarpetta novels, is creating a new series for CBS. The proposed drama would center on Angie Steele, a very smart, unusual detective San Diego Major Crimes detective with skeletons in her closet. Gretchen Berg  and Aaron Harberts will along with Cornwell, produce the series. Berg and Harberts have worked together on numerous TV shows, including REVENGE, WOMEN’S MURDER CLUB and PUSHING DAISIES. Cornwell has one original project in development at ABC and has had three novels adapted for...

NBC/Universal acquires Hallinan’s Junior Ben...

Universal Television has optioned Timothy Hallinan‘s  Junior Bender novels by Timothy Hallinan for television. The plan is for the proposed series to air on an NBC network and be  produced by Eddie Izzard. Royal Pains co-executive producer, Jessica Ball, is slated to writ the pilot.   The Soho Crime series includes 4 novels (CRASHED LITTLE ELVISES, THE FAME THIEF and HERBIE’S GAME) and follows the adventures of Junior Bender, a world-class burglar who often moonlights as a private eye for some of LA’s most powerful crooks.  If Junior had his way, he would stick to stealing, and spending time with his brainy...

THE WIRE cast reunite for Paleyfest

The 2014 Paleyfest will feature a reunion of the cast of THE WIRE. On October 16th, members of the cast and crew will get together to talk about the best drama in TV history (In my opinion). Paley Supporting and Patron Members will get first crack at tickets on October 7 (10am ET) for $30 Next up is Paley General Members two days later on October 9 (noon ET) for the same $30 The general public comes lat on October 10 (noon ET) for a slightly elevated price of $40 Confirmed are: David Simon (Creator) Nina Noble (Producer) Wendell Pierce (Det Bunk Moreland) Sonja Sohn (Det Kima Greggs) Michael Kenneth Williams (Omar) Seth Gilliam (Det. Ellis...