Archive for July 25th, 2011
Per the Morton Report, FremantleMedia Enterprises announced at the Merlin panel at Comic-Con (attended by stars Colin Morgan, Bradley James, Anthony Head, and Katie McGrath) that the BBC has commissioned a fifth series. The fourth series is currently filming and will air in the fall on BBC One and in early 2012 on Syfy.
Syfy’s hit series Eureka gets an animated makeover this December for a special holiday themed episode, proving that indeed anything is possible in the town of Eureka. In the first-of-its-kind episode, the quaint town of geniuses will be transformed into animated versions of themselves. The stand-alone holiday episode will also feature a stellar line up of guest stars lending their voices to a variety of characters – Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory), Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live), Matt Frewer (returning as Taggart) and Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica). The airdate for the holiday episode will be announced at a later date.
The trailer for the remainder of Doctor Who‘s 6th series was shown at Comic-Con and is now available (as you can see below) – and boy, is it full of things – lots of returning enemies and a few new ones! And it is sure to make you say, “Wha?!?” And a great big, “Oops…”
Also, it announced that Series 6 will return on BBC America on August 27th.
Well, we might not be longing for more Camelot adventures of a sort for long. Warner Bros, which scooped up the spec script for Arthur & Lancelot from writer/director David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers) in a bidding war last month, has already set a release date of March 15, 2013 and set the budget at $90 million. It is a contemporary re-imagining of the story, with Dobkin set to direct and produce, and Lionel Wigram with Jeff Kleeman exec producing.
This apparently also put the brakes on two other Arthur-based projects in development at WB, including an Excalibur remake,.