In this edition of TV Bits:
- Chiwetel Ejiofor supposedly turned down Doctor Who.
- Pierce Brosnan joins AMC’s The Son.
- Dwayne Johnson releases a new trailer for Ballers.
- New footage from Netflix’s Voltron: Legendary Defender is here.
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Posted on Monday, April 4th, 2016 by Angie Han
The Doctor Who spinoff Class is ready to take attendance. Happy Valley alum Katherine Kelly has been cast as a teacher at the Coal Hill School, while Vivian Oparah, Greg Austin, Sophie Hopkins, and Fady Elsayed will fill up the rest of the seats as her students. Doctor Who and Class executive producer Stephen Moffat describes the show as a sort of “British Buffy,” so chew on that while you wait for Class to begin. Check out the first Class photos after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
What do you do when your years-in-the-making passion project has finally, at long last, come to an end? Well, if you’re anything like Peter Jackson and Matthew Weiner, you turn to other people’s TV shows.
Mad Men creator Weiner is directing an upcoming episode of Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, while Hobbit / Lord of the Rings director Jackson seems, at long last, to be coming to Doctor Who. Get the Peter Jackson Doctor Who and Matthew Weiner OITNB news after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 by Angie Han
Steven Moffat has been very clear that there are no plans for a Doctor Who movie. But the Doctor, clever creature that he is, may have found another way to make it to the big screen. All it requires is that he take on yet another new form, this time as a tiny plastic minifig. Yup, the Doctor could be coming to 2018’s The Lego Movie Sequel, as teased by director Rob Schrab. Hit the jump for more details. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 by Angie Han
The world of Doctor Who is getting a little bit larger. BBC Three has announced a Doctor Who spinoff titled Class to premiere in 2016, with YA author Patrick Ness serving as showrunner. Steven Moffat will executive produce. Get all the details on the Doctor Who spinoff after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
It’s not like we were short on stuff to watch this summer (hello, UnREAL, nice to see you, Mr. Robot), but when it comes to TV there’s no time like the fall. Along with the annual onslaught of new shows competing for our attention, we’re ready to welcome a bunch of old favorites back to our DVRs. After the jump, some of the fall 2015 returning shows we’re most excited for. Read More »
Here’s the new trailer for Doctor Who season nine, and this footage features a whole collection of wild shots, many of which seem to be from the two-part opening story. Among the many sights in this trailer are a few shots that suggest details of the Maisie Williams Doctor Who guest role, briefly glimpsed at the end of the first trailer, and suggested much more heavily now thanks to shots like the one above.
But she’s not even the lone highlight of this trailer, as there are Daleks, other alien sights, and more of Peter Capaldi‘s grit as this incarnation of the Doctor. You can see both the new trailer and the first one below. Read More »
Today BBC America presented a Doctor Who panel for the Television Critics Association. Stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman were only available via satellite from the set, but writer/executive producer Steven Moffat was here in person. After the panel, Moffat answered follow-up questions from reporters, including some details about the possibility of a female Doctor, and the character guest star Maisie Williams will play. She will be different from Arya Stark for sure.
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Posted on Saturday, July 11th, 2015 by Angie Han
Doctor Who took Hall H by storm this year, welcoming Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi to Comic-Con for the very first time. “I’ve never been in front of 7,000 people in my life,” he remarked upon seeing the crowd. But it didn’t take him long to adjust. He and the other panelists — stars Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez, and showrunner Steven Moffat — quickly won over the Whovians who’d waited all day.
Over the course of an hour, the group discussed the shifting dynamics between the characters, the “reckless” adventures of Season 9, the possibilities of a female Doctor, the likelihood of a Sherlock crossover, and more. Hit the jump for all the Doctor Who Comic-Con panel highlights.
UPDATE: Watch the full Doctor Who Comic-Con panel after the jump. Read More »