BBC One has ordered a ten-episode, third season of its Aidan Turner-led period drama “Poldark,” months before the second season goes to air. Debbie Horsfield will adapt the new episodes from the novels by Winston Graham. Filming is imminent with a 2017 airdate eyed. Set in 1794, the French revolution casts a shadow over life in Cornwall in the new season which also stars Eleanor Tomlinson, John Nettles, Gabriella Wilde and Hugh Skinner. [Source: Deadline]
“Hannibal” and new “Star Trek” series showrunner Bryan Fuller will moderate a panel of past “Star Trek” actors at Comic Con this year with someone from every show involved to celebrate the franchise’s 50th anniversary. William Shatner, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, Jeri Ryan and Scott Bakula will all be a part of the panel which will take place Saturday, July 23rd at 2pm. [Source: Variety]
ITV has announced the new six-part serial killer drama series “Loch Ness” which is currently being shot in the Highlands. Stephen Brady (“Fortitude”) is penning the script.
The story centers on a community nourished and sustained by myth, and bordered by untamed nature. There, the search for a serial killer becomes a matter of life and death for local detective Annie Cathro who is trying to cope with her first murder case. [Source: Deadline]
American Horror Story
FX has announced a September 14th premiere date for the sixth season of “American Horror Story”. There’s still no word as yet on the theme for this season of the horror anthology, though actors Sarah Paulson, Lady Gaga and Cheyenne Jackson will have key roles. [Source: Variety]
Former “Community” and “Magic Mike XXL” star Donald Glover is headed back to the small screen with the new FX series “Atlanta” which he created. In the film he plays a young music manager trying to make it in the Atlanta music scene with his cousin, up-and-coming rapper Alfred (Brian Tyree Henry). Keith Stanfield and Zazie Beets are also onboard for the series which dropped several teasers today ahead of the series premiere on September 6th. Check them out below: