Why Didn't They Ask Evans? TV Series

The mysteries of Agatha Christie have enjoyed a resurgence in media in recent years. Murder on the Orient Express hit the big screen a few years back and the sequel Death on the Nile will open at some point, and TV has seen Christie’s stories return with adaptations of And Then There Were None and The ABC Murders. Now Mammoth Screen, BBC Studios, and BritBox in North America are teaming up for another Agatha Christie mystery with a limited series adaptation of the novel Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?, which will be written, directed, and executive produced by House star Hugh Laurie. Read More »

the ninth doctor adventures ravagers trailer

He’s back and he sounds as fantastic as ever. After 15 long years away from Doctor WhoChristopher Eccleston is reprising his role as the Ninth Doctor in Big Finish’s new audio drama series, The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Ravagers. The audio adventures box set debuts this May, and Big Finish has released a new trailer for it, giving us a sneak peek at Eccleston slipping back into the role of our favorite time-traveling alien again. Watch (or listen) to The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Ravagers trailer below, and just imagine Eccleston is doing it all while wearing the old leather jacket.

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the serpent trailer

Tahar Rahim is currently a dark-horse awards contender for his performance in The Mauritanian, a legal thriller based on the memoir of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner who was innocent for the crimes for which he was imprisoned. But in the upcoming Netflix limited series The Serpent, Rahim is playing a real-life con man and serial killer who was guilty of all his crimes, and probably more. Watch The Serpent trailer below.

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the girl before

Gugu Mbatha-Raw is set to star in a different kind of haunted house thriller. The Morning Show star is set to star opposite David Oyelowo in The Girl Before, a new HBO Max limited series co-produced by BBC One that follows a young woman who gets trapped in a house designed by Oyelowo’s architect.

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doctor who revolution of the daleks review

For the past two seasons, Doctor Who has been going through an identity crisis. What kind of show is Doctor Who now? What kind of character is Jodie Whittaker‘s Doctor? The answer has constantly eluded us, even 22 episodes into showrunner Chris Chibnall‘s era. Russell T. Davies’ era was the campy family soap. Steven Moffat’s was the fairy tale adventure. And now, as we head into a new year and the 3rd season of Chris Chibnall’s era (13th overall), we still have no idea what kind of show our beloved, ever-changing sci-fi series is aiming to be.

But the show has been slowly improving since Whittaker first fell into a Sheffield train car in “The Woman Who Fell to Earth.” A rocky season 11 gave way to a more entertaining, if still overstuffed, season 12 that ultimately ended on yet another uncertain note: a lore-altering twist that piled yet another identity crisis onto a show that was still trying to figure out what it was. The latest episode, “Revolution of the Daleks,” which follows up the game-changing season 12 finale “The Timeless Children,” embodies both the strengths and weaknesses of the past two seasons. It’s a mostly solid 2020 New Year’s special with way too much exposition and some promising glimmers of character conflict and development, that tries to make up for a lack of identity with a lot of nostalgic callbacks to the Davies era. We get it, Jack, you’re immortal.

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doctor who season 13

Make new friends, but keep the old — Doctor Who is living by the New Year’s mantra with its upcoming 13th season, which BBC confirmed is set to air in 2021. With season 13, which is set to have a shortened episode count due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we’ll be meeting a new companion played by stand-up comedian John Bishop, who will be joining the current TARDIS team of Jodie Whittaker‘s Doctor and Mandip Gill‘s Yazmin Khan. However, per new casting rumors, this team may be short-lived as rumors suggest Whittaker may be stepping away from the role in the near future.

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his dark materials season 3

His Dark Materials is returning for a third, and likely final, season. The fantasy-adventure series adaptation of Philip Pullman’s acclaimed series has been renewed for a third season by HBO and BBC One. The news doesn’t come as a complete surprise, as the first two seasons adapted the first two books in Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy of novels, but it will — for the first time — bring Pullman’s complete vision of his story to the screen.

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his dark materials the scholar

What makes a good villain tick? His Dark Materials is full of morally gray baddies, the most interesting of which is Ruth Wilson‘s Mrs. Coulter, a fiercely intelligent and ruthless opponent for Lyra, ever since our young heroine was taken under the wing of the woman she would learn was her mother. But “The Scholar” gives us a little more insight into Marisa Coulter, a woman with just as many deep regrets and a deep yearning for freedom as anyone else.

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his dark materials the city of magpies review

His Dark Materials is going through some growing pains. The first season couldn’t quite meet its own Game of Thrones-sized ambitions, which hobbled the show before it could really find its footing. Was it a dark, serious epic fantasy? Or the whimsical YA adventure that Philip Pullman‘s novels first presented as? His Dark Materials ended up falling somewhere in the middle, and while the first season was a far more respectful adaptation than the disastrous 2007 film The Golden Compass, it was a tonally confused series that didn’t seem to know where to place the pieces of whimsy in Pullman’s book within its larger narrative.

While some remnants of its Game of Thrones ambitions remain in the first episode of His Dark Materials season 2, especially in the show’s insistence to show the epic sprawl of the growing ensemble, “City of Magpies” enters a brave new world: one where the show is much more confident as a rich religious fantasy epic that isn’t afraid to let out a laugh every now and then. But season 2’s premiere still finds itself stumbling over the spillover from season 1, taking a little too long to establish its setting and its characters before it can get to the real meat of the story.

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doctor who season 13

In uncertain times like these, we need Doctor Who more than ever. And lo and behold, our favorite time-traveling alien has answered our prayers. The 13th season of Doctor Who has begun filming amid strict coronavirus (COVID-19) safety protocols and guidelines for a season that will be “fun filled and action packed as ever – with plenty of surprises,” BBC teases. But, due to the added time of those safety protocols, Doctor Who season 13 will be shortened to eight episodes (likely meaning seven, plus a holiday special), rather than the usual 11 episodes.

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