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TV News: Thrones, Sherlock, Vicious, Extant

By Garth Franklin Monday January 20th 2014 09:47PM
TV News: Thrones, Sherlock, Vicious, Extant

Game of Thrones
Following on from last week's trailer, HBO have unveiled a new featurette talking about the scale of the new series. Production designer Deborah Riley explains the sheer scale of the series which is filmed in four countries: "Not only do you have nearly 600 script pages, but you've got six different directors and five different DPs. And you've got nineteen weeks of shoots using two parallel units. It is madness!"

Sherlock
Moving up the US broadcast of the third series of "Sherlock" closer to the UK air date proved a winner for PBS. The premiere on Sunday night pulled in nearly 4 million viewers, up from the 3.2 million who tuned in May 2012 for the second series premiere.

Producer Steven Moffat, appearing at the TCA convention earlier today, joked that the show "will continue until Benedict gets too famous". Though a fourth series hasn't been greenlit as such, Moffat is already prepping for it. [Source: The Live Feed]

Vicious
PBS have confirmed that they have picked up British sitcom "Vicious" for broadcasting in the U.S. on Sunday nights starting July 6th. Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi play a gay couple who've been together nearly half a century.

Extant
Following on from their ratings success with "Under the Dome" last Summer, CBS is not only bringing that show back for a second season but they are premiering the high profile new "Extant". Steven Spielberg produces and Halle Berry stars in the series, and the first very vague teaser trailer is out:

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