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Posted Wednesday 11/14/18 at 1:20PM EST
Dominic Cooper to star as a physical trainer in British comedy pilot Peacock
The Preacher star is also producing the Sky comedy pilot that has him playing Andy Peacock, "a physical training instructor in a mid-market gym, where the punters are obsessed with selfies and Instagram."
Posted Monday 10/15/18 at 9:45AM EDT
Martin Freeman lands two TV shows: FX's Breeders and ITV's A Confession
The Fargo alum is returning to FX in parenting comedy Breeders that FX is making with British broadcaster Sky. Freeman co-created the comedy in which he plays a dad. Breeders, according to the official logline, "exposes the parental paradox that it is possible, in the very same moment, to love your child to the horizon of the universe, while being apoplectically angry enough to want to send them there.” The Sherlock star will also take on a new detective role on A Confession, a six-part drama based on a real police detective "whose decision to deliberately breach police protocol in order to catch a killer, cost him his career and reputation."
Posted Wednesday 9/26/18 at 6:40PM EDT
Former Great British Bake Off presenters Mel and Sue to star in a sitcom as unlikely hired assassins
Source: Radio Times
Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc will co-star on Sky One’s six-part comedy Hitmen, playing two best friends who have stumbled into a career in contract killing. Mel and Sue opted to leave the BBC reality show in 2016 when it moved to Channel 4.
Posted Tuesday 8/28/18 at 1:48PM EDT
Adam Brody to play a mysterious megalomaniac millionaire on the British series Curfew
The O.C. alum will join Billy Zane and Miranda Richardson on the Sky One series, which will be broadcast in the U.S. on Charter Communications' Spectrum Originals channel in 2019.
Posted Thursday 8/23/18 at 10:35PM EDT
Starz picks up Save Me, a gritty British drama starring Fear the Walking Dead's Lennie James
The British actor will star in a "love letter" to South London about a man who searches for his missing daughter. Save Me, which was made for Sky, will premiere on Starz on Sept. 6.
Posted Monday 7/02/18 at 1:27PM EDT
John Malkovich joins Jude Law in The New Pope follow-up to The Young Pope
Creator Paolo Sorrentino and Law will return for the new series from HBO and Sky, which will also be set in the world of the modern papacy. According to Deadline, "producers are keeping mum on Law & Malkovich’s roles in The New Pope. There were questions at the conclusion of The Young Pope as to whether Law’s Lenny Belardo was alive or dead. In the final moments, when Lenny was delivering his sermon in Venice, he doubled-over in pain and a vision of the Virgin Mary appeared in the clouds. While The New Pope is a new series, it is expected to retain some elements of Young Pope."
Posted Monday 5/21/18 at 5:31AM EDT
Will Arnett joins Julia Stiles on her British drama Riviera
Arnett will play Stiles' "mysterious and charming uncle" on Season 2 of the Sky series.
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 1:36PM EDT
Doctor Who alums Catherine Tate and David Tennant team for the British series Americons
The Sky One series, written by Tate, will have the actors playing a British couple who moves to the United States. Tate and Tennant currently lend their voices to DuckTales.
Posted Monday 5/07/18 at 10:00PM EDT
British network raises privacy concerns with plans to use facial recognition for royal wedding guests
Sky News will employ a "Who's Who Live" app that utilizes facial-recognition software to give viewers background information on guests arriving for the May 19 Prince Harry-Meghan Markle wedding ceremony. It just so happens that the wedding takes place six days before a new regulation that protects the privacy of all European Union residents takes effect.
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 12:41PM EDT
Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes to tell the story of the Rothschild banking dynasty
Fellowes' next project will focus on the richest and most powerful family in history. He is teaming with producer Jemima Khan to tell the Rothschild's rags-to-riches story for Sky Atlantic.
Posted Monday 2/26/18 at 6:26AM EST
Check out Idris Elba as a 1980s dad in the TV comedy inspired by his London childhood
The Wire and Luther vet plays a character inspired by his father on Sky TV's In the Long Run, which he created.
Posted Wednesday 2/21/18 at 2:03PM EST
James Corden's Late Late Show will air as a one-hour weekly highlights show in the UK
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Sky One has struck a deal to present the best moments of the week of the British host' CBS late-night show.
Posted Thursday 1/25/18 at 10:20AM EST
Helen Mirren to play Catherine the Great in an HBO miniseries
Source: The Guardian
The Oscar-winning actress came up with the idea to play the Russian empress in the minseries that’s being produced by HBO and Sky TV. “I am very excited by the possibility of embodying a woman from history who grabbed and then wielded great power,” says Mirren. “She rewrote the rules of governance by a woman, and succeeded to the extent of having the word ‘Great’ attached to her name.”
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 2:08PM EST
Check out Benedict Cumberbatch as Patrick Melrose
The first teaser for Showtime’s five-part limited series has been released by Sky TV.
Posted Tuesday 11/21/17 at 9:19PM EST
Check out Benedict Cumberbatch as Showtime’s Patrick Melrose
The Sherlock star plays an aristocratic playboy in the upcoming series from Showtime and Sky Atlantic.