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Hulu and BBC Worldwide Get into The Thick of It!

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In a unique international arrangement, BBC Worldwide and Hulu have worked out a deal to co-produce the fourth season of the acclaimed – and potty-mouthed – political satire series, The Thick of It. The series, created and written by Armando Iannucci (Veep and the Oscar®-nominated In The Loop), is a smart, scathing satire of the inner workings of the British government.

Hulu and Hulu Plus will also run the first three seasons of the show. Follow the jump for the official press release.

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Doctor Who Comes to America; Highlights of the WonderCon Panel

 

TRUST YOUR DOCTOR.  Doctor Who, the longest-running TV sci-fi series, is coming to America tonight!  And I’m not just referring to the premiere episode that will be airing at 9pm on BBC.  The team is actually coming to America… as in Utah.

The spectacular two-part season premiere kicks off tonight with Part one, “The Impossible Astronaut.”  The mysterious time traveler, the Doctor [Matt Smith], and his companions Amy [Karen Gillan] and Rory [Arthur Darvill], find themselves on a secret summons that takes them on an adventure from the desert in Utah – right to the Oval Office in 1969. The two-parter is penned by lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat (Sherlock, Jekyll).  It will also feature guest star Mark Sheppard (Supernatural, Leverage, Battlestar Galactica) and Alex Kingston (ER, Flash Forward) returns as the irrepressible River Song and the new season features an episode written by Neil Gaiman.

Earlier this month, fans were gathered bright and early outside of the Moscone Center in San Francisco in order to ensure their entrance, and were eagerly awaiting the presentation of the Doctor Who panel at WonderCon.  I was fortunate enough to be able to attend and bring you these highlights.

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First Look: BBC America’s New Sci-Fi Series: Outcast!

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Scheduled to debut later this year, BBC America’s new sci-fi series, Outcasts looks at survival in a post-Earth era. Survivors of a dead Earth find and colonize a distant planet and set about the job of setting up a new civilization and, well, just surviving.

An overview of the series, along with five more photos, follows the jump.

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Starz Gets New Version of Torchwood!

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Who cares about the new iPhone when Starz just announced they are getting the new version (This is a co-production between Starz, BBC Cymru Wales and BBC Worldwide, and BBC Worldwide ) of Torchwood in 2011! Ten episodes have been ordered and John Barrowman (Capt. Jack), Eve Myles (Gwen) are returning to lead the new cast. The official press release is after the break.

 

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TELEVISION: BBC America Co-Produces New Sci-Fi Drama – Outcasts!

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The BBC America co-production, Outcasts, is a new sci-fi series about the remnants of humanity struggling to set up a new home on a distant planet. It explores humans’ drive for power, politics and sex in a new post-earth era.

Production is now underway, in South Africa, with a cast that includes: Eric Mabius [Ugly Betty, Liam Cunningham [Clash of the Titans], Hermione Norris [MI-5, Wire in the Blood], Jamie Bamber [Battlestar Galactica], Daniel Mays [The Bank Job, Atonement] and South Africa newcomer, Jeannie Kietzmann. Details from the press release follow the jump.

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