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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…