Archive for May 20th, 2013
In case you had any questions about it, the BBC confirmed today that there will indeed be an eighth series of Doctor Who, and that Steven Moffat is returning as producer.
They also mention that a lot more is planned still to celebrate the 50th AnniversaryNot many details have been given (we already know about the special episode November 23rd and the An Adventure in Space and Time telefilm about the making of Doctor Who), but they also confirmed that there will be a Christmas episode as well.
Speaking of the 50th Anniversary episode, we know that David Tennant is returning, along with John Hurt (who appeared at the end of the series 7 finale), Jenna-Louise Coleman, plus Jemma Redgrave will return as Kate Stewart, daughter of the late Brigadeer Lethbridge-Stewart, but also Billie Piper will return!
Now we know what Dave Filoni has been working on since the announced ending of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. We knew it was a new animated series, and we knew it would be set at a time “untouched” so far in the movies and TV shows.
Star Wars Rebels will debut in the fall of 2014, starting as a one hour special on the Disney Channel, then as a series on Disney XD.
The action-filled series is set between the events of Episode III and IV — an era spanning almost two decades never-before explored on-screen. Star Wars Rebels takes place in a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape. Details about the show are a closely guarded secret at this point.
Leading the development of the series is a creative team of exceptional talent. Screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First Class, Sherlock Holmes, Mr. & Mrs. Smith) is an executive producer on Star Wars Rebels and will write the premiere episode. He is joined by Dave Filoni as executive producer, who served as supervising director of the Emmy nominated Star Wars: The Clone Wars since 2008. Executive producer Greg Weisman brings with him a wealth of animation experience with credits such as Young Justice, The Spectacular Spider-Man and Gargoyles.
Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide, said, “The entire team at Lucasfilm has provided extraordinary creativity and innovation for over three decades, and we’re thrilled to be bringing the expansive and imaginative world of Star Wars to Disney XD’s viewers.”
“I couldn’t be more excited to explore new corners of the Star Wars universe,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president, Lucasfilm. “I think Star Wars Rebels will capture the look, feel and fun that both kids and their parents love about Star Wars.”
Star Wars Rebels will be produced by Lucasfilm Animation, featuring many of the key talents that made Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Fans attending Star Wars Celebration Europe will be the first to get an exclusive look at the new series. Casting will be announced at a later date. More information about this developing project will be found on StarWars.com and on Facebook at facebook.com/starwarsrebels.
Check out the quick video where Dave Filoni talks about it: