Posts by: Rob Leane

Benidorm cancelled after 11 years on the air

ITV has cancelled Benidorm, with the sun-soaked sitcom being brought to an end after eleven years on the air. Benidorm series 10, which wrapped up its run earlier this year, will be the last series of the show. Benidorm‘s creator, Derren Litten, took to Twitter to confirm the news. This is what he said: Yes folks it’s...

Who Is America: Sacha Baron Cohen’s new TV series gets a teaser trailer

Sacha Baron Cohen is returning to the small screen for a series entitled Who Is America? for Showtime and Channel 4. In the style of Borat and Da Ali G Show, this show will see Cohen ‘undercover’ in a role. Fans of Cohen’s unique comedy stylings were treated to a first look on Twitter, where a brief Who Is America? teaser trailer...

The Night Manager series 2 hires Humans and Black Mirror writer

The Night Manager series 2 is in development now, and two new writers have joined the production. John le Carré’s original book did not have a sequel, so the BBC has assembled a team of writers to put together a follow-up. Deadline reports that Namsi Khan (Black Mirror, Humans) and Francesca Gardiner (The Man In The High...

Captain Marvel: filming finishes, Brie Larson shares photo

Brie Larson has shared a snap from the set of Captain Marvel, confirming that filming has finished on this, her first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, and she is free to head home. The arrival in the MCU of Captain Marvel – real name Carol Danvers – was heralded in the post-credits sting of Avengers: Infinity War, where Samuel...

This Is Going To Hurt: BBC Two orders junior doctor comedy drama

BBC Two has announced an eight-part comedy-drama series entitled This Is Going To Hurt, based on the book of the same name written by Adam Kay. Here’s the official summary of Kay’s book, to give you a taste of what the series might entail: “Adam Kay was a junior doctor from 2004 until 2010, before a devastating...

Sick Of It trailer: first look at Karl Pilkington’s new comedy series

Karl Pilkington’s Sick Of It, a new Sky One comedy series from the star of An Idiot Abroad, has just released its first trailer. Sky’s official synopsis describes Sick Of It as “a scripted comedy series that sees Karl Pilkington take on two roles – himself, and the voice inside his head, as he muddles through the mundane life he may...

After Life: Roisin Conaty and more join Ricky Gervais’ Netflix series

Ricky Gervais’ After Life, an upcoming series that the British comedy star is heading up for Netflix, has added more famous faces to its cast. Digital Spy is reporting that comedians Roisin Conaty (who proved her acting chops in GameFace) and Joe Wilkinson (Him & Her) have both signed up for roles in After Life, as have actors Ashley Jensen...

Star Trek: Prometheus – new Big Finish audiobook trilogy announced

Big Finish Productions – the British company that has already produced audio drama versions of Doctor Who, Torchwood, Class, Captain Scarlet and The Prisoner – has announced its first Star Trek project. Big Finish has adapted Star Trek: Prometheus, a trilogy of novels by Christian Humberg and Bernd Perplies, into a trilogy of audiobooks.  The books were originally published in German,...