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TV News: Who, Twitter, Rebels, Hands, Bond

By Garth Franklin Wednesday December 18th 2013 04:19PM

Doctor Who
A week out from its airing, BBC America have released an extended trailer for the Christmas special "The Time of the Doctor". The new trailer gives a better look at the overall plot. The special itself airs on Christmas Day at 9pm, but will be preceded by a "Farewell to Matt Smith" special at 8pm.

Steven Moffat also recently spoke with SFX about wrapping up plot threads in the episode: "From [Matt Smith's] first to his last episode, there will be elements. And it should be obvious they were fairly carefully planned. It’s not obstructive – if you didn’t remember any of that stuff or care about that stuff it would still be fine. If you’ve been sitting there saying, 'Who blew up the TARDIS?' then you’ll get it."

Hatching Twitter
Lionsgate TV has begun development of a drama TV series based on New York Times columnist Nick Bilton’s best-selling book "Hatching Twitter".

The story gives behind-the-scenes account of the creation of the service by four friends and its evolution into a social media phenomenon. [Source: THR]

Star Wars: Rebels
LucasFilm have released another featurette about the upcoming animated series "Star Wars Rebels," this one speaking with executive producer Simon Kinberg who talks about the Rebel Alliance's origin story, the new villain 'The Inquisitor', and his favorite scenes from the movies.

Cold Dead Hands
Sundance Channel and award-winning journalist turned "Under the Dome" writer Scott Gold are teaming for "Cold Dead Hands," a family drama set against the backdrop of the NRA and the ongoing debate over Americans' right to bear arms.

The story focuses on the fictional Thibodeaux family, led by patriarch and NRA topper Trip. Gold will pen the script and executive produce the project. [Source: The Live Feed]

Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond
BBC America have announced a January 29th premiere date for the four-part miniseries "The Man Who Would Be Bond". Dominic Cooper stars as Ian Fleming, a mischievous playboy recruited by British intelligence who becomes a master of espionage, and then ultimately goes on to write novels about a certain spy named James Bond. [Source: BBC America]

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