And the hits just keep on coming for Gaiman. First it was Joseph Gordon-Levitt optioning Sandman. Then it was American Gods being pulled from development hell by Fremantle. Now it’s RED productions, who create some of the really good stuff you see on BBC, picking up Anansi Boys.
From Gaiman’s journal:
Other TV news also came to fruition today, although I do not have anywhere to link you to, so you will have to take my word for it: Anansi Boys is going to be made into a TV miniseries in the UK, by RED, for the BBC.
It’s a mash up of all the shows BBC One will be showing this Christmas season, (including Toy Story 3 apparently.) The main reason to watch it is it has more footage in it for the Doctor Who Xmas Special than the actual teaser than ran after “Day of The Doctor.”
But before you do, I better warn you, there’s a moment that’s so seriously gag inducing, it made me hope that the Doctor’s regeneration happens ASAP. Also that said regeneration fixes this relationship with Clara right quick.
Sadly, there’s no new trailer. Just BBC One’s full season overview that happens to contain a few glimpses of the glorious return of Cumberbatch&Freeman.
At least there’s bonus Tennant, Gambon, and Peter Capaldi, though not in 12th Doctor form.
Only a day or so after admitting he was done writing Luther for television Neil Cross sets us fans straight. It because he is bringing Luther to the movies.
“I’ve written the script and we hope to get the film made next year,” said Cross, who has also written a Luther novel and is working on a second. “Idris is a brilliant leading man and we’ve hoped to turn Luther into a movie for a long time. It will follow his career in the earlier days, when he is still married to Zoe, and the final scene in the film is the first of the initial TV series.”
Squee along with me!
Like Red Nose Day, having the Doctor show up at Proms is turning into a regular feature.
I gotta admit, I’m still not used to the shaved head. At least they had the good sense to address this issue.
After the jump, Strax! Because everything’s better with Strax.
Another week, another rumor of who’s on the list for the 12th Doctor.
Though I have my doubts that anyone but Helen Mirren should even be considered for a Female incarnation of the Doctor, someone at the Beeb has decided that they have the perfect candidate in mind, and they’re going to start pushing it in the media.
EPWORTH star Sheridan Smith is hotly tipped to become the first female Doctor Who.
According to the Daily Star Sheridan is top of the wish-list for bosses at the Beeb, who believe she’ll go down a storm with die-hard fans of the Time Lord.
Oh really? Hotly tipped eh?
There’s no full Doctor Who trailer out this week. Instead we get a couple of glimpses of what’s to come mixed in with everything else in BBC One’s 2013 overview.
So we may not have much of what’s coming–but the good news is we have what’s past. As part of the 50th Anniversary year, Netflix now has a whole Old Who section, entitled “Doctor Who Classic” in their On Demand section. 18 different selections, starting all the way back with the First Doctor. So you have No Excuse now to not get caught up in time for November. Also, check out my Dr. Who Viewing Guide, and see how many of my recommendations made Netflix’s list!
As for me, I know what I’ll be doing all weekend….
NO! MORE LUTHER! MOAR LUTHER NAOW!!!!!!
According to Variety, the BBC is very interested in doing a spin off of the should have been a huge hit Luther focusing on everyone’s favorite psychopath, Alice Morgan.
Cross said he has spoken to the BBC about creating a miniseries that would center on Alice, the beguiling serial killer with whom Idris Elba’s Luther tangoed in the first set of “Luther” episodes.
For those of you stuck on Planet Earth on BBCA with the original Attenborough narration (instead of the Sigourney Weaver one we originally got), this is for you.
…and other twisted Christmas traditions, courtesy the BBC: