TV News: Who, Hotel, Spiral, Damien, Zoo

Doctor Who
Show runner Steven Moffat was recently asked if the comment made by The Doctor in last season’s premiere episode “Deep Breath,” the one in which he says to a tramp: “Why did I choose this face? It’s like I’m trying to tell myself something” will come back into play.

Moffat responded: “Thank you, I like that scene too. And yes, we’re coming back to that idea. In fact, we’ll be shooting the scene in question really quite shortly.” [Source: Blogtor Who]

American Horror Story: Hotel
Angela Bassett is set to return for a third time to FX’s “American Horror Story” for the upcoming fifth season “American Horror Story: Hotel”. Production begins later this Summer ahead of a premiere in October.

She joins fellow returning vets Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Wes Bentley, Evan Peters and Matt Bomer along with Lady Gaga, Cheyenne Jackson and Chloe Sevigny. [Source: Variety]

Endemol Shine Studios has optioned the U.S. remake rights to the acclaimed French cop drama series “Engrenages” (aka. “Spiral”) with plans for a potential series at Showtime. Tom Fontana (“Borgia”) and James Yoshimura (“Homicide: Life Of The Street”) are attached to co-write and executive produce with Barry Levinson and Steve McPherson.

The original series looks at the French justice system through the eyes of a young deputy prosecutor, a police captain, a preliminary judge and a criminal lawyer. The original was also the first non-English-language series available on Netflix in the United States. [Source: Deadline]

The upcoming “Damien” TV series, a sequel to 1976 horror film “The Omen,” is departing Lifetime for the A&E Network. “The Walking Dead” producer Glen Mazzara will steer the new series which follows a now adult Damien Thorn (Bradley James) who is haunted by his past.

On top of that, A&E have ordered an additional four episodes of the drama for the show’s first season, bringing its total up to ten episodes. “Damien” is currently targeting a 2016 release. [Source: Variety]

One of the strangest looking shows scheduled to hit soon, CBS’ summer event series “Zoo,” has premiered its first trailer ahead of its June 30th debut. An adaptation of James Patterson’s bestselling novel, the story follows a renegade American zoologist trying to discover why animal behaviour around the world is turning various creatures into dangerous man killers.