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Idris Elba may be donning his famous grey trenchcoat one more time — but this time, on the big screen. The star of the still-running BBC crime drama confirmed that a Luther movie is in the works, following up the upcoming fifth season of the Neil Cross series.

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luther season 5 trailer

Idris Elba just can’t say goodbye to Luther. Even though season 3 (or series, if you’re in the UK) more or less wrapped things up, Elba returned for a two-episode season 4. And now he’s back yet again with season 5. The latest season finds Elba’s DCI John Luther back yet again, donning his famous gray trench coat, and dealing with creepy serial killers. Also back for a split-second: Ruth Wilson as Alice Morgan, the psychopathic killer who has a major crush on Luther. Watch the Luther season 5 trailer below.

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Greg Kinner Playing Bob Hope

In case you haven’t heard, Keira Knightley is taking a break from starring in period drams from the 1700s, 1800s and 1940s to star in a drama that only reaches back into the 1970s. The project is called Misbehaviour, and it focuses on the famous Miss World pageant from 1970. Greg Kinnear has been tapped to play comedian and host Bob Hope in the film, but he’s only a small part of the unprecedented events that unfolded on the Miss World stage during the live broadcast. Read More »

BBC Dracula Series

Ladies and gentlemen, boils and ghouls, may I introduce you to the new Dracula. Claes Bang, an Danish actor who recently appeared in The Girl in the Spider’s Web, has been cast as the undead count in the upcoming BBC Dracula series. The new Dracula comes from the Sherlock team of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. Bang joins a long list of distinguished actors who have played Dracula – actors like Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, Gary Oldman, and of course, Leslie Nielsen.

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they shall not grow old trailer

Peter Jackson has put his cutting-edge visual technology to good use with They Shall Not Grow Old, a World War I documentary unlike any other. The documentary takes BBC archival footage shot during the war 100 years ago, and brings it to life via a state-of-the-art restoration and colorization process — and in 3D for good measure. The documentary has already aired in the U.K. on BBC Two, but now the stunning film comes to U.S. theaters for a limited time next month. Watch the They Shall Not Grow Old trailer below.

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dracula series

Get ready for (another) sexy, young Dracula. The creators behind BBC’s acclaimed series Sherlock are about to sink their teeth into the iconic vampire with a new Dracula series that will debut on both Netflix and BBC.  Read More »

The 13 Best Episodes of Modern ‘Doctor Who’

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As we near the debut of Jodie Whittaker’s 13th Doctor, what better time to rank the 13 best episodes of the Doctor Who revival? It’s been a long road up until the BBC sci-fi series finally cast its first female Doctor, and it’s a journey that has been filled with silly lows and soaring highs (and we have a handy guide just to navigate them). But today we’re only here to list the highs.

Doctor Who is a lot of things: a sci-fi saga, tales from alien crypts, a character drama, a campy children’s show, a fantastical fairy tale. And in its best episodes, it excels at all of them. So, while we count down the days until Whittaker falls from the skies and into our TV sets, let us count down the 13 best Doctor Who episodes of the revival series.

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doctor who season 11 trailer

“I’m the Doctor and I never refuse to help.”

With those words, Jodie Whittaker quickly establishes herself as the brightest and most joyful Doctor that we’ve seen in ages — a huge 180 from her grim predecessor Peter Capaldi. From the looks of the new trailer for Doctor Who season 11, it looks like the long-running BBC sci-fi series is heralding the dawn of a new era — or maybe a return to the campy, fun-loving days of early New Who. But don’t worry, there’s still plenty of action, explosions, aliens, and peeks at the Doctor’s new sonic screwdriver. And of course, a whole lot of running.

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his dark materials season 2

Update: HBO, perhaps noting that they will soon have an epic fantasy-shaped hole in their schedule when Game of Thrones ends next year, has joined the production of BBC’s His Dark Materials. According to Deadline, the prestigious American network will act as a co-producer on the series, distributing it outside of the United Kingdom. Our original story continues below.

Fans of Philip Pullman‘s formidable fantasy series His Dark Materials have been nervously anticipating the BBC’s lavish adaptation — and for good reason. The first attempt at adapting the ambitious three-book saga about two children who take on the Kingdom of Heaven was an expensive dud that squandered its perfect cast.

Now BBC’s His Dark Materials has recruited a promising cast, an Oscar-winning director, and an equally lofty budget, but the question remains: Will it be good? BBC seems to think so, renewing His Dark Materials for a second season before the show even hits the airwaves. Now that’s something that even an alethiometer couldn’t have foreseen.

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doctor who season 11 premiere

New Doctor, new night. For the first time since the “New Who” revival began airing in 2005, Doctor Who is moving from its Saturday block to Sunday nights. It’s truly a new era for the long-running BBC sci-fi show, which begins its 11th season with its first female Doctor, Jodie Whittaker, this October.

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