TV News: Iron, Who, Here, Van, Promos

Iron Fist
Production is now underway on the second season of Netflix’s “Iron Fist” with the first set photos going online at the included link. Finn Jones as Danny Rand and Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing can be seen filming on the set of the Marvel series.

Tom Pelphrey, Jessica Stroup and Sacha Dhawan also return, while Simone Missick and Alice Eve join in the new season which isn’t expected to air until early 2019. [Source: Digital Spy]

Doctor Who
Peter Capaldi’s final appearance as the Twelfth Doctor in “Doctor Who” hits screens in just six days with the show’s Christmas episode for 2017. Now, BBC America has published a quick collection of messages from fans thanking Capaldi for his time on the show as The Doctor and brand ambassador. Keep an eye out for William Shatner making an appearance.

Here and Now
HBO has set a Sunday February 11th premiere date for Alan Ball’s new drama series “Here and Now”. The ten-episode first season is described as a provocative and darkly comic meditation on the disparate forces polarizing present-day American culture, as experienced by the members of a progressive multi-ethnic family led by parents played by Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter. [Source: HBO]

Van Helsing
Syfy has renewed action-horror series “Van Helsing” for a thirteen-episode third season, with production expected to begin in February. The show, set in a world dominated and controlled by vampires, will wrap its second season with a finale on January 4th. [Source: Syfy]

TV Promos
Several new promo trailers are out today including Showtime’s animated half-hour series “Our Cartoon President” from Stephen Colbert, one for the Jeff Daniels-led 9/11-themed Hulu series “The Looming Tower,” a featurette for Netflix’s adaptation of Richard K. Morgan’s cyberpunk classic “Altered Carbon,” a teaser for the new season of HBO’s weed-dealing dramedy “High Maintenance,” and the trailer for the fourth season of Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie”. All are set to premiere in January or February next year.