Retreat – Emma Corrin cast in new murder mystery from FX

The actor will play an amateur sleuth named Darby Hart in the ‘limited series’. Emma Corrin, best known for their award-winning role as Princess Diana in The Crown, has landed the lead role in Retreat, from The OA creators Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij. First reported by Deadline, Retreat is described thus: “Retreat is a … >

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Adian Turner leads the cast of itv thriller The Suspect

The Being Human and Poldark star will play Dr. Joseph O’Loughlin in an adaptation of the bestselling Michael Robotham thriller. itv have announced a pretty stellar cast for their upcoming five-part drama based on The Suspect, which has been adapted by Peter Berry (Gangs of London). Joining Turner are Shaun Parkes, Sian Clifford (Fleabag, Quiz), … >

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His Dark Materials Season 3 – Fleabag and Sherlock actors join the cast

Fleabag’s Sian Cifford and Sherlock’s Jonathan Aris board the BBC/HBO fantasy epic As production continues on the third run of His Dark Materials, a couple of familiar British television faces are joining the cast according to Deadline. Based on Phillip Pullman’s concluding novel in the trilogy, The Amber Spyglass, Sian Clifford and Jonathan Aris will … >

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Last Light: Joanne Froggatt and Matthew Fox cast in thriller mini-series

Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt joins Matthew Fox in the adaptation of Alex Scarrow’s novel. As reported in Variety, the five-part mini-series, from John Zinman and Patrick Massett (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Friday Night Lights), will start shooting on 25th September in various international locations, including Prague. It will be directed by Dennie Gordon. Last … >

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House of the Dragon: Younger versions of two main characters cast

Milly Alcock and Emily Carey will play youthful versions of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Alicent Hightower in the Game of Thrones prequel. Further casting news from House of the Dragon, currently in production, suggests an element of flashback to the story. Something generally avoided by the main show, except for in a few pivotal moments, … >

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The Witcher: Blood Origin casts Michelle Yeoh

The film (and more recently television) star will play the last of a tribe of nomadic tribe of sword-elves in the Witcher prequel. Michelle Yeoh will take a leading role in the Blood Origin, the prequel series spinning off from The Witcher, set some 1200 years before the main show. The synopsis reads: “In an … >

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Doctor Who Casting: Silly Season begins?

With rumours of Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor Who exit strategy swirling, thanks to a recent “exclusive” from the showbiz pages of the Mirror, it appears that Doctor Who casting silly season has begun. Yes, the inevitable subject of who will play the 14th Doctor has reared it head again in the press. After a decent consideration … >

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