Posts by: Rob Leane

Game Of Thrones: Emilia Clarke’s last scene as Daenerys ‘f**ked her up’

Emilia Clarke has revealed that her final scene as Daenerys Targaryen, for Game Of Thrones season 8, “f**ked her up”. Clarke has been playing Dany in HBO’s fantasy mega-hit since its first season aired in 2011. The show will wrap up next year, and, understandably, it sounds like emotions ran high on the set. “It f**ked me...

Watchmen TV show: Regina King will lead the cast

HBO is producing a pilot episode for a potential TV adaptation of Watchmen, the acclaimed comic book by Alan Moore that was already adapted into a movie by Zack Snyder. Damon Lindelof, of Lost and The Leftovers, is writing this Watchmen TV series. Although we don’t know which characters anyone is playing, we now know that Lindelof’s Watchmen pilot will feature Regina King...

Class and Doctor Who series 10 come to UK Netflix in June

June 2018 will be a good month for Whovians with access to UK Netflix, as we’ve just learned that both Doctor Who series 10 and the spinoff series Class are coming to the immensely popular streaming service next month. Class, which ran for 10 episodes on the BBC iPlayer back in 2016, is coming to Netflix UK on...

Boba Fett movie in the works from Logan team

James Mangold and Simon Kinberg, who last worked together on Fox’s dark and gritty Logan superhero movie, are reportedly teaming up to make a Boba Fett spinoff film for Lucasfilm. This iconic bounty hunter has always been a hit with fans, despite the fact that his role in the Star Wars saga is rather tiny. Unnamed sources have told...

The Young Ones: Timothy Spall was almost cast as Mike

Here’s a curious case of ‘what could have been’: we’ve just learned that Timothy Spall, the revered British actor, was almost cast as Mike in The Young Ones back in the day. “We nearly gave the part to Timothy Spall, who did an absolutely brilliant reading,” the show’s co-writer Lise Mayer has revealed in a new documentary. However, they...

John Malkovich has been cast as Poirot by the BBC

Here’s an unexpected piece of news: American movie star John Malkovich has been cast as Hercule Poirot, for the upcoming BBC One adaptation of Agatha Christie’s 1936 novel The ABC Murders. Sarah Phelps – who penned the Beeb’s recent adaptations of Christie’s And Then There Were None, The Witness For The Prosecution and Ordeal By Innocence – has written the scripts...

Doctor Who: fans invited to send welcome videos to Jodie Whittaker

Doctor Who fans have been invited to send welcome videos to Jodie Whittaker, ahead of her first full series in the show’s lead role. The campaign is being led by BBC America, who are planning to compile the video messages together into one big happy montage to show to Whittaker. With regards to exactly what they’re...

Doctor Who: over 500 classic episodes heading to Twitch

Over 500 classic Doctor Who episodes will stream worldwide on Switch – an online video platform with a built-in chatroom – from May 29th to July 23rd. BBC Studios has teamed up with Switch to put together this online broadcast, which is being described as ‘the first-ever digital broadcasting event of the Classic Doctor Who era’. 26...

Riviera: Will Arnett joins the cast of Julia Stiles’ Sky drama

Further to the news that Sky has renewed Riviera for a second series, we’ve now learned that another famous face will be joining the steamy drama: Will Arnett, stepping out the comedic sandbox that he mainly plays in these days, has signed up for a recurring role in Riviera series 2. Arnett has been prolific on the small and...

Cunk On Everything: Philomena Cunk is publishing an encyclopedia

Philomena Cunk – the comedic persona of Diane Morgan, who debuted on Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe before going on to star in her own ‘factual’ TV shows –  is releasing an encyclopedia. It has the rather brilliant title of Cunk On Everything, and it was written in real life by Morgan, Charlie Brooker, Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris. Publisher...