TV News: Who, Lake, Zapped, Sidonia, Promos

By Garth Franklin Monday June 30th 2014 09:18AM
TV News: Who, Lake, Zapped, Sidonia, Promos

Doctor Who
Michelle Gomez ("Bad Education," "The Acid House") has joined the cast of "Doctor Who". The actress plays a character known as the Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere.

A photo from the set has been released showcasing Gomez in Victorian-era costume with The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and the Cybermen. You can see that photo below. [Source: BBC1]

Crater Lake
Atlantique Productions ("Transporter: The Series," "Borgia") will team with Keshet UK to develop the eight-part drama series "Crater Lake".

The series is described as a "life-affirming, character-driven show about death". "Beaufort" novelist and "Allegiance" producer Ron Leshem created the series. [Source: Deadline]

Families tuned in to the Disney Channel on Friday night where the network's original telemovie "Zapped" and the premiere of comedy series "Girl Meets World" both drew big ratings.

"Zapped" nabbed 5.7 million viewers, whilst "Girl Meets World" drew 5.2 million viewers. They ranked as the No. 1 cable TV telecast of 2014 and the No. 1 series launch of 2014 amongst the ages 2-11 demographic. [Source: The Futon Critic]

Knights of Sidonia
Netflix is getting into the original anime game with "Knights of Sidonia". The streaming giant has licensed and re-dubbed the twelve-episode Japanese series which just finished airing over there last week. They will make the entire show available from July 4th.

Based on the popular manga series of the same name the story follows a low-born youth in a society of genetically engineered refugees who escaped the destruction of Earth one thousand years earlier and now occupy the massive ship Sidonia. He becomes an elite pilot defending the ship against shapeshifting aliens. [Source: io9]

TV Promos
With various shows finishing up or launching last night, a bunch of new promo trailers aired right alongside them - and here they are. Included below are the first trailer for the fifth and final season of "Boardwalk Empire," a 'In the Weeks Ahead' promo for the rest of the season for "The Leftovers," and a new second season trailer for "Masters of Sex".