TV News: Ripper, Sherlock, Bitten, Dominion

Ripper Street
It was cancelled by the BBC after two seasons and then picked up by Amazon and BBC America, now filming has officially begun on the third season of period police drama “Ripper Street” with the production moving to Manchester.

Main cast members Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg and MyAnna Buring will all reprise their roles in the upcoming eight episode season which will jump ahead four years in time from the second seasons finale. The new season debuts exclusively on Amazon Prime Instant Video this Fall. [Source: Manchester Evening News]

The main reason for the long periods between seasons of the BBC’s “Sherlock” have been due not to the work involved but rather finding the time for it in the schedules of its very busy actors and producers. Now, producer Mark Gatiss tells The Radio Times that a window might be opening soon and hopefully indicate we could see the fourth season as early as next year:

“I can officially tell you that we are moving closer to agreeing some dates to shoot. If that sounds like a party line, it is. That is proper progress because Ben [Benedict Cumberbatch] and Martin [Freeman] are so busy and Stephen and myself are so busy, but actually trying to get everybody to interlock is – we have made significant progress.”

The Canadian werewolf series “Bitten” has scored a ten episode, second season renewal by the Space cable network. Laura Vandervoort stars in the series which will resume production this Summer in Ontario. Though no official announcement has been made, Syfy will likely air the second season stateside. [Source: THR]

EW has released a new poster for the upcoming Syfy series “Dominion,” a supernatural drama inspired by 2010 feature “Legion” about a war between mankind and an army of lower angels. While the previews have been unexciting, this Renaissance-style classical artwork is just spectacular.