Posts by: CultBox Editor

Doctor Who series 11: new director now confirmed

UPDATE: Whilst Mark Tonderai hasn’t been officially announced as the director of Doctor Who series 11’s second block of episodes, he clearly is. The shoot has been in and around the Cape Town area of South Africa this past week or two, and Tonderai’s Instagram account has now revealed that it’s headed to the desert for...

Sharon Horgan lands two-year Amazon deal

Writer, actor and director Sharon Horgan has rightly enjoyed plenty of success for the excellent Catastrophe – and her work has now earned her an exclusive two year deal with Amazon. It gives Amazon and its streaming services a first refusal option on any programmes that Horgan wants to make, via her own production company,...

Fear The Walking Dead season 4 premiere date announced

There’s a school of thought that suggests Fear The Walking Dead has now eclipses the programme that it span out of, the juggernaut that is The Walking Dead. As has been the case for the past few years, once The Walking Dead’s current series comes to end too, Fear The Walking Dead will jump in....

Hillsborough: new drama Anne ordered by ITV

A new factual drama surrounding the Hillsborough disaster has been commissioned by ITV. It’s ordered a four part series by the name of Anne, named after Anne Williams, on whose story the programme will be based. Anne Williams. Williams died in 2013 at the age of 62, having dedicated her life to getting justice for...

The Walking Dead is getting another showrunner, season 9 confirmed

Season 8 of The Walking Dead has been a bit of a tepid affair so far, and AMC will be hoping that the latest behind the scenes shake-up will do something about that. It’s promoted Scott Gimple, the current showrunner, to the role of chief content officer across the entire Walking Dead television universe. This...

Cradle To Grave series 2 now on hold, awaiting Peter Kay

Peter Kay’s sudden decision to cancel his upcoming work projects due to an undisclosed family reason has already meant that his huge arena tour – planned for this and next year – has been put on ice. There are two more episodes of Car Share coming, but they’d been filmed before Kay made his announcement....

Doctor Who series 11: pictures from the Cape Town filming

Production on Doctor Who series 11 has been based in Cape Town, South Africa since the start of the year, with block two of episodes now filming. Mark Tonderai is directing this block, and reports of location work have been popping up on Twitter over the past week or so. Furthermore, the Girly Letters account...

The trouble with American Gods season 2

Following a successful first season run of American Gods, the US network Starz was quick to confirm that it had a second season of the show ordered. Based on the book by Neil Gaiman, it seemed logical to press ahead with more episodes. But it’s been a pretty bumpy time since. Showrunners Bryan Fuller and...

New The Avengers to be “The Ipcress File meets Doctor Who”

The original The Avengers, telling the stories of John Steed and Emma Peel (amongst others) as they took on foes as 60s spies, is getting a brand new television reboot. The Avengers (the non-spandex version!) has laid dormant since an unsuccessful attempt to take the series to the big screen in 1998, in a movie...