Posts by: Rob Leane

House Of Cards season 6: Robin Wright comments on Kevin Spacey’s removal

When Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual assault, Netflix opted to press ahead with a sixth and final season of their political drama, with Spacey removed from proceedings and Robin Wright stepping into the lead role. Frank Underwood is out, and Claire Underwood will be the centre of the show. And now, Wright has been...

Jane Austen’s unfinished novel is being adapted by ITV

Sanditon, an unfinished novel that Jane Austen was working on before her death, is being adapted for television by ITV. Red Planet Pictures and Masterpiece will work with ITV to turn Austen’s 11 chapters into a series made up of eight 60-minute episodes. Screenwriter Andrew Davies – who penned the recent telly versions of War &...

Netflix announces new ‘Smart Downloads’ feature

The streaming giant Netflix has announced a new feature named ‘Smart Downloads’, which aims to take a bit of the faff out of taking your favourite content on the go. “Now, when you finish watching a downloaded episode, Smart Downloads will delete it, and then automatically download the next episode”, a statement from Netflix explained....

The Epic Tales Of Captain Underpants: watch a teaser clip for the Netflix series

Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Television have teamed up to bring us The Epic Tales Of Captain Underpants, an innovative animated series inspired by the Captain Underpants movie and Dav Pilkey’s books. The series, which will blend different animated styles into a uniquely fun cocktail, has been teased through this two-minute clip: Here’s the synopsis for the series:...

Billy Dee Williams is returning as Lando for Star Wars Episode IX

Lando Calrissian will return in Star Wars Episode IX, with Billy Dee Williams reprising his cape-clad role in live-action form for the first time since Return Of The Jedi in 1983. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, with sources telling the publication that Williams is lined up to join the production of Star Wars Episode IX this summer. Rumours to...