Posts by: CultBox Editor

The BBC’s new take on War Of The Worlds: casting details as filming starts

Filming is now firmly underway on the BBC’s new War Of The Worlds TV show, that’s been adapted by Peter Harness. And we now know who’ll be leading the show’s cast too. Eleanor Tomlinson, Rafe Spall, Robert Carlyle and Rupert Graves have all taken roles in the production, with Tomlinson and Spall the leads. More details...

Doctor Who: Rachel Talalay was invited back to direct for series 11

Gradually, the identity of the directors of Doctor Who series 11 is becoming known, mainly via set snaps and online agent leaks. But now we know, sadly, one face who won’t be back: Rachel Talalay. She directed some of the key episodes of the Capaldi era, including Twice Upon A Time, Heaven Sent and Hell...

Netflix orders Sex Education, filming latest

It’s clickbait gold a headline like that, isn’t it? But, in this instance, it’s a headline that’s also entirely true. Netflix has opted to invest in a new British comedy drama by the name of Sex Education, that it’s going to have before the cameras soon, with an eye on releasing it in 2019. Created...

BBC Worldwide is officially no more

As per the announcement that was made at the end of November last year (see below), yesterday marked the day that BBC Worldwide was formally merged into BBC Studios. The name BBC Worldwide disappeared with it. It doesn’t directly affect you and us, save as to say that the entire BBC is a bit more...

Gormenghast is coming back to TV – with Neil Gaiman producing

Now this is a nice surprise. The long in gestation plan to bring Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast books to the screen again looks to have got somewhere, with news of a new television project. Neil Gaiman, who was earlier trying to get a film adaptation made, is now attached to the new TV plan. He’s set...

Joan Collins lines up return to television

The casting of American Horror Story has never been shy of pulling a few surprises, and for the upcoming season eight, you can chalk up another one. Joan Collins is the latest recruit, although it’s not clear yet whether she’ll have a full role in the new season, or just a cameo appearance. The news...