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Minecraft is becoming a Netflix series, and Stranger Things is becoming game

The pop culture streams are being crossed, as Minecraft gets a series on Netflix and Stranger Things gets a video game adaptation. Both projects are collaborations between Netflix and Telltale Games, the company that has made choice-based games based around The Walking Dead, Game Of Thrones, Batman and Guardians Of The Galaxy in recent years. In a statement to TechRadar, Netflix said this about...

Doctor Who series 10 enters Emmy race as a TV movie

Doctor Who series 10 is in contention for an Emmy, but the Beeb’s sci-fi show won’t be entering the race as a series. Instead, Doctor Who will be competing in the Best TV Movie category, which is arguably a less hotly-contested field. The show has been entered into the ballot for consideration from the Emmys academy, with particular focus...

Dumbo trailer: Tim Burton’s remake aims for your heartstrings

Tim Burton is remaking Dumbo as a live-action movie, following on from his previous reboot projects Alice In Wonderland and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. But while those movies are remembered more for their style than their substance, this time around, Burton is aiming directly for your heartstrings. Today, we have the first Dumbo trailer to share, which has given us our...

Ricky Gervais’ Netflix series adds Diane Morgan and more

Ricky Gervais’ After Life, an upcoming series on Netflix, has added Diane Morgan and some other talented folks to its cast list. Morgan has recently been playing Philomena Cunk rather a lot, and she even contributed to an encyclopaedia ‘written’ by the Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe character. Comedian and actress Kerry Godliman – who you may have seen recently in Save...

Wonder Woman 2: first images tease intriguing possibilities

The first two images for Wonder Woman 2 have been unleashed onto the internet, and they raise some intriguing possibilities for the DC Entertainment sequel. Be warned, though: you could deem one of the images a bit spoiler-y, so only read this article if you’re happy knowing a few things about the film. Gal Gadot, who reprises the...

Joe Lycett’s “consumer justice” series presses ahead at Channel 4

Channel 4 has commissioned six episodes of Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back, a “consumer justice” series headed up by the hilarious comedian Joe Lycett. The series will centre on the concept of Lycett using his “well-honed skills of complaining to dish out a hilarious dose of consumer justice on behalf of the people of the UK”. Basically, he’ll be...

Jimmy Carr and Katherine Ryan announce new Netflix show

Netflix has just announced The Fix, a new unscripted comedy show featuring Jimmy Carr and Katherine Ryan. Of course, these talented comedians have been hosting Your Face Or Mine together – showing off loads of chemistry – on Comedy Central for the last few years. Variety’s report describes Netflix’s The Fix as “the first comedy show in the world...

Peter Andre voicing a car in Thomas The Tank Engine movie

Here’s a piece of news that we weren’t expecting, which you could even say is insania: Peter Andre, the pop star turned reality TV star, has signed up for a role in Thomas The Tank Engine. Andre will play a car named Ace in the upcoming movie Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! which is coming to cinemas...

Supergirl is casting a transgender character

The team behind The CW’s Supergirl series are currently casting for a transgender role, continuing the show’s run as one of the most accepting and admirable series on the telly. Lest we forget that Supergirl has already served up a lesbian romance (between Alex and Maggie) and an allegory for racism (when Kara pre-judged Mon-El because he came...