Tag Archives: Chris Chibnall

Doctor Who: 13th Doctor Is a Woman! (Hooray!)

Doctor Who – 13 (Jody Whittaker – Photo courtesy of BBC America.

Jodie Whittaker is the new Doctor as new Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall follows former showrunner Steven Moffat’s introduction of a female Master with an even bigger genderbender – and it’s about time (I hear many of you say)!

Whittaker might be best known on this side of the pond for her roles in Broadchurch and the Emmy Award-winning Black Mirror.

Check out mysterious introduction video; reactions from relevant Whovians and a brief interview with Whittaker.

Continue reading Doctor Who: 13th Doctor Is a Woman! (Hooray!)

Broadchurch Returns For Final Season With Sexual Assault Case!

Broadchurch: Season 3 – Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) and Detective Inspector Alec Hardy (David Tennant) – Photos courtesy of BBC America

It’s been three years since the last time we visited Broadchurch. Both Detective Inspector Alec Hardy and Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller are back on the team at Broadchruch CID after some hopefully recuperative time away when a local woman is sexually assaulted.

Evidence suggests this was not an opportunistic attack; it was planned.

DI Hardy and DS Miller must catch the person responsible or there could well be more such attacks.

Continue reading Broadchurch Returns For Final Season With Sexual Assault Case!

Doctor Who Showrunner To Regenerate After Tenth Season!

Steven_moffatChris_Chibnall

Following the rebooted Doctor Who’s tenth season, its showrunner will regenerate – shifting from Steven Moffat (above left) to Chris Chibnall.

Moffat, creator of the Weeping Angels, introduced the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors and a number of iconic companions and monsters including Amy Pond, Clara Oswald, Rory Pond, River Song and Missy.

Chibnall is probably best known for Broadchurch and the original (and brilliant!) Life on Mars. For comments from all involved, follow the jump.

Continue reading Doctor Who Showrunner To Regenerate After Tenth Season!

Brilliant Broadchurch Returns To BBC America March 4th!

Broadchurch S2 - 17 Ellie Testifying

The second season of Broadchurch continues to tell the story of how a young boy’s murder affects the entire coastal town of Broadchurch when the man who confessed to Danny Latimer’s murder suddenly changes his plea to not guilty – forcing everyone to relive the investigation of Danny’s death.

Academy Award nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste joins the cast as Joe Miller’s defense attorney, while the legendary Charlotte Rampling plays the Crown Prosecutor, Jocelyn Knight. Emmy winner David Tennant and three-time BAFTA winner Olivia Colman return as former police detectives Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller – who have another problem in the person of Claire Ashworth (Eva Myles, Torchwood) – whom Hardy has been hiding in a cottage just outside town – to keep them hopping.

Broadchurch returns to BBC America on Wednesday, March 4th (10/9C). For further details, follow the jump.

Continue reading Brilliant Broadchurch Returns To BBC America March 4th!

Moody Trailer: Broadchurch Season 2!

broadchurch series 2 portrait

Season One of Broadchurch was an unexpected jewel – a procedural that paid as much attention to the grief of the family of a murdered boy – and the reaction of the community in which the murder occurred – as it did to the investigation of that murder.

Season Two of the critically acclaimed series comes to BBC America on February 4, 2015 – and it looks like it could be just as involving. Check out the UK Trailer after the jump.

Continue reading Moody Trailer: Broadchurch Season 2!

BBC America’s Broadchurch: Unsettling Murder Mystery Is Engrossing, Haunting, Riveting!

image005

Broadchurch (BBC America, Wednesdays, 10/9C), premiering tonight, deals with the murder of a young boy in the titular English coastal town. It follows a single case through eight deliberately paced episodes that track both the murder investigation and the effect that both have on the town. It is also very, very good.

Continue reading BBC America’s Broadchurch: Unsettling Murder Mystery Is Engrossing, Haunting, Riveting!

Camelot’s Creator, Merlin and Guinevere Talk About The Challenges of Bringing a Legend to TV!

Chris Chibnall Tamsin Egerton Joseph Fiennes

The success of Spartacus: Blood and Sand, and Spartacus: Gods of the Arena have given Starz its highest profile ever. Now, the network is returning to that mix of history and legend with its new series, Camelot [Fridays, 10-9C] – a stripped down take on the Arthurian legend.

On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to take part in a conference call with series creator Chris Chibnall and stars Joseph Fiennes and Tamsin Egerton who play, respectively, Merlin and Guinevere. Much of the discussion centered on the challenges of taking such a well known legend – and such archetypal characters – and making them fresh. Note: Our interviewees were on long distance [as in across the pond], so there were some occasional reception problems…

Continue reading Camelot’s Creator, Merlin and Guinevere Talk About The Challenges of Bringing a Legend to TV!

First Look: Starz’ Camelot!

Starz isn’t premiering Camelot until April, but we have a first look for you here.

Why should you watch? We’ll let Joseph Fiennes [Merlin] answer: ‘People should watch because… it’s not a musical.”

A press release listing primary cast members and an overview of the series follows the jump.

Continue reading First Look: Starz’ Camelot!