CORMORAN STRIKE: Filming underway for Rowling base...

Costumes have been donned, lines spoken as the cast of CORMORAN STRIKE begin filming on THE CUCKOO’S CALLING, the first story in J.K. Rowling crime series. In the first publicity shot (above) the British Strike and Robin can be seen standing outside Strike’s favorite pub, The Tottenham. After selling millions of Harry Potter books, Rowling decided to write a detective series under the pseudonym  Robert Galbraith. Sales for THE CUCKOO’S CALLING were sparse, but when word slipped out that Galbraith with really Rowling, her fans took the crime novel to the top of the charts.  THE SILKWORM and CAREER OF EVIL followed TCC and...

HBO to air Rowling’s CORMORAN STRIKE

HBO has announced the purchase of U.S. and Canadian rights to CORMORAN STRIKE, a series based on the Robert Galbraith novel. For those living under a rock, Galbraith is the pseudonym of J.K. Rowling and the three books have sold a reported four million copies worldwide. Rumors of HBO’s involvement has swirled for quite some time, but it is not official. According to Deadline, BBC One is producing the limited series, which will feature three stories: The Cuckoo’s Calling (3 one hour episodes), The Silkworm (3 one hour episodes) and Career of Evil (2 episodes). As I understand it, each story will be treated as it’s own limited...

Mark Billingham’s Helen Weeks heads to the B...

Mark Billingham’s Tom Thorne has found a home, on television, on Sky One, but fellow Billingham creation DS Helen Weeks is looking to make a bigger splash with the BBC. Mark recently announced that BBC Drama North will be adapting 2008’s IN THE DARK for a series that is expected to debut in Late 2016. A second season (or series) will be based on TIME OF DEATH (Out tomorrow), the second book to feature DS Helen Weeks. No word on casting yet, it will be interesting to see who plays Thorne, who ends up dating Weeks. His presence in IN THE DARK is limited, but he plays apparently plays a greater role in TIME OF DEATH. David...

BBC announces more episodes for SHERLOCK

A short while ago, the BBC announced that SHERLOCK will return with a special, then three new episodes.   “Sherlock,” the hit BBC One drama produced by Hartswood Films, will return to screens for a Special, followed by a series of three new episodes. The last series saw Sherlock’s life change a lot – he returned from the dead, his best friend John Watson married Mary Morstan and he met his match in Charles Augustus Magnussen. After the briefest of exiles, Sherlock came back only to face one of his biggest mysteries yet. Why is Moriarty’s face being broadcast on every television in the land? Speaking about...

BBC to team with Titan Comics for Doctor Who title Jan23

BBC to team with Titan Comics for Doctor Who title

BBC Worldwide has announced they are partnering with Titan Comics for a new Doctor Who series. The line, which will debut later this year, will feature new stand alone adventures featuring the Tenth Doctor, Eleventh Doctor and after the new series launch, the Twelfth Doctor. Writers and artists are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.