CBBC is bringing back Horrible Histories in a big way, with both a movie and an eighth series of the TV show being announced. Casting for both projects is yet to be announced, but we’d expect the usual generous selection of British comedy talent.
From soggy bottoms to bloody murders, former Bake Off presenters Mel and Sue are set to head up a new Sky One sitcom named Hitmen. The six-part series – which, as you might have guessed, focuses on a couple of hitmen – is set to air next year.
Now that Bodyguard has wrapped up its run, the show’s creator has begun thinking about long-term planning for the future. Richard Madden’s David Budd could have three more years of blood-splattered adventures if everything goes to plan.
HBO has renewed The Deuce for its third season, which will be the show’s last. The drama about the early days of the porn industry was created by David Simon and George Pelecanos, both of The Wire vintage, and it airs on Sky Atlantic/Now TV here in the UK.
The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance has wrapped filming after a ten-month shoot in the UK. The series is a collaboration between Netflix and The Jim Henson Company, which will serve as a prequel to the puppet-stuffed fantasy film The Dark Crystal from 1982.
It can be quite hard to tell when someone is joking these days, especially on the internet, which means that we end up with rather odd news stories like this: David Cameron’s office has denied that the former British Prime Minister posed for a photo to be used in the BBC One drama Bodyguard.
BBC Two has announced Ken Dodd: How Tickled We Were, a one-off 75-minute documentary about the late comedian and his impact on the world. Sir Ken Dodd’s widow, Lady Anne Dodd, will be interviewed for the documentary.