Doctor Who has plenty of time to figure out its future, airing only a Christmas Special in 2016 before kicking off Steven Moffat’s final episodes in 2017, that we don’t yet have an official companion to replace Jenna Coleman’s Clara. That said, one report claims EastEnders star Rakhee Thakrar may be in the running.
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Tom Hardy isn’t a name one easily lures back to TV these days, at least not on the American side, but an eight-part miniseries venture between FX and the BBC gets the Mad Max: Fury Road star grunting under a crazy hat, and naked in the snow straightaway. Take it in, as FX debuts Hardy’s new Ridley Scott-produced period drama.
The deeper into 2016 we go, the deeper Orphan Black’s rabbit hole will dive in Season 4. Don’t take our word for it though, see for yourself in the first full Season 4 trailer, which confirms an April premiere with a move to Thursdays!
John Crowley immigrant drama Brooklyn still has hurdles to clear after some stellar reviews, including a bid for Best Picture at the coming Academy Awards, but why wait for that sweet, sweet TV money? The period drama is already getting a TV tie-in on The BBC, even shuffling Julie Walters over to reprise her role from the film.
As Doctor Who fans prepare to face a new era in the sci-fi series’ history, it seems only yesterday that excitement abounded over David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor meeting Matt Smith’s Eleven for the 50th anniversary special. We’d heard that Christopher Eccleston was at least approached to return as Nine, though new storyboards revealed how the three modern doctors might have all come together.
Time and time again, Doctor Who has been fraught with rumors of one or more upsets, including showrunner Steven Moffat’s inevitable exit. Well, it appears that day will finally come, as Moffat confirms his exit post-Season 10, setting his replacement Doctor Who head writer as well.
Nice as it was to have Sherlock reintroduce us to Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman’s dynamic in a classic era, the stealth prequel couldn’t help whet appetites for Moriarty’s apparent return in Season 4. Sadly, we’ll have to wait longer than ever to catch up with Sherlock and Watson in the modern day, as PBS says Season 4 is at least a year out.
We’ll tumble down the rabbit hole of Orphan Black Season 4 soon enough, but nothing wrong with an early start. Wonder at the land of Orphan Black’s latest 2016 teaser, as Sarah Manning goes literary, and we get a closer look at the mysterious new masked clone “MK.”
Did you remember amid the chaos of Clara, Capaldi and showrunner exits that Doctor Who announced a new spinoff with a young adult focus? Neither did we! Now that we’ve settled that, BBC America reveals that American audiences can expect the premiere at some point in 2016.
The long-running, endlessly-renewable nature of the show notwithstanding, Doctor Who has gotten a bit long in the tooth under its current incarnation, a companion down and with both Peter Capaldi and showrunner Steven Moffat alluding to their own exits. Now, Moffat confirms his intend to leave the series behind in the near future, himself “actively” involved in finding the right replacement.