TV News: Who, Atlantis, Oz, Young, Cosmos

Doctor Who
The first trailer for the upcoming 50th Anniversary Special aired during this year’s San Diego Comic Con and sadly has yet to go online – unlike practically every other TV panel ‘sneak peek’ clip which screened at Comic Con this year.

For those of us who couldn’t make it, The BBC has released three Dalek-related photos from the clip in an attempt to quell UK and overseas fandom which seems to be growing more irate by the hour.

The clip itself is said to have shown a lot of scenes of Smith and Tennant’s Doctors running about, and (finally) a look at the events of the Time War. Moffat added that he’s currently on page 20 of writing this year’s Christmas special that will see the character’s regeneration.

BBC America has come onboard to co-produce the BBC’s 13-episode fantasy series “Atlantis”. The story is set in a time of legendary heroes and mythical creatures.

The series is slated for a Fall 2013 premiere in the U.S. and in the U.K. and will air on BBCA in the U.S. as part of that channel’s Supernatural Saturday programming block. [Source: The Live Feed]

Warriors of Oz
“Wanted” director Timur Bekmambetov is developing the mini-series “Warriors of Oz” for Syfy. The project is described as a fantasy-action reimagining of “The Wizard of Oz”

In this version, a warrior from present day Earth is transported to a post-apocalyptic future Oz where he must team up with three other warriors to defeat the evil Wizard. Bekmambetov will executive produce and possibly direct. [Source: Deadline)

A Young Doctor’s Notebook
Daniel Radcliffe and Jon Hamm have agreed to return for a second season Sky Arts’ “Playhouse Presents… A Young Doctor’s Notebook”. Both actors will reprise their roles from the first season and will begin shooting the project this Summer.

The story is inspired by the autobiographical short stories of the Russian writer and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov, Hamm plays a doctor during the Russian Revolution. Radcliffe portrays the doctor’s morphine-addicted younger self. [Source: The Telegraph]

Over thirty years on, Carl Sagan’s PBS documentary series “Cosmos” is getting a reboot. Seth MacFarlane, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and show’s original writer and producer Ann Druyan have teamed for the project and have released a stunning new trailer.