Posts by: CultBox Editor

The X-Files: Gillian Anderson confirms her exit

She’s hinted at this before, but now Gillian Anderson has made it official: the upcoming run of The X-Files will be her last. She’s alongside David Duchovny in season 11 of the show, that’s starting this month (Five is screening it in the UK). And in an interview with TV Insider, she’s confirmed that she’s...

Doctor Who: see Peter Capaldi’s TARDIS being dismantled

If you had any doubt that it was the end of an era for Doctor Who, the BBC has released a video showing the gradual demolition of Peter Capaldi’s TARDIS. Capaldi regenerated into Jodie Whittaker on Christmas Day of course, and from the short scene we saw, it looks as if a new TARDIS will...

The most pirated TV shows of 2017 revealed

For what seems like the umpteenth year running, Game Of Thrones has appeared at the top of TorrentFreak’s annual list of the most pirated TV shows of the year. It’s not entirely clear how it computes the numbers, but the chart amalgamates public BitTorrent trackers in its working. The top ten for 2017 reads, therefore,...

Friends: Netflix adds the show to its UK service

UPDATE: Well that story developed quickly. Netflix has indeed added all ten seasons of Friends to its UK and Ireland streaming service. They’re all available right now… We’ll be there for you. All episodes of #Friends, now streaming. pic.twitter.com/utAoC0oE4y — Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) January 1, 2018 Earlier… Comfortably one of the most popular American...

The Downton Abbey movie looks like it’s shooting this year

It’s long been accepted that it’s a case of when rather than if a Downton Abbey movie would be made. The show’s creator and writer, Julian Fellowes, has been said to be working on a script for some time. And it finally looks as if 2018 will be the year that the project comes together....

Christmas Carol Goes Wrong team eyeing a full series

Following the television debut of the delightful Peter Pan Goes Wrong last year, Mischief Theatre Company followed that up with A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong on the BBC this Christmas. In both cases, they brought the anarchy they’ve harnessed on stage (most notably with the West End hit The Play That Goes Wrong) to the...

The show that was saved by a fan protest

The recent cancellation of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by BBC America brought with it an increasingly common fan tactic: the online petition. Said petition is called in the likes of the BBC, or perhaps Netflix, to pick up the funding for a third season. And, like the majority of said petitions, it’s more out...

The IT Crowd: a third attempt is being made to take it to America

Graham Linehan’s much-loved TV series The IT Crowd has had a couple of attempts to crack the American market thus far. Thus far without success, too. However, Linehan himself is now set to oversee a third attempt to take the show to America, with NBC ordering a pilot episode for a US remake of The...

Robin Of Sherwood: Michael Praed returning after nearly 30 years

The latest audio series of Robin Of Sherwood has scored quite a coup, with the news that Michael Praed is returning to reprise his role as Robin. Praed was the original Robin in the TV series, but he quit the role after two series, to instead head to America and try and crack Broadway. In...