Tom Hardy, Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner), and Stephen Knight (Peaky Blinders) recently collaborated on the historical supernatural/suspense drama Taboo, which aired on FX stateside and on BBC across the pond. The series featured Hardy’s signature intense and nuanced performance alongside Scott’s and Knight’s knack for storytelling. Taboo will fortunately be returning for another season, but the talented trio also have an additional project on their plates: the group will now adapt A Christmas Carol and several other books by Charles Dickens for BBC One.
The future of Universal’s “Dark Universe” franchise is currently uncertain following the lukewarm release of The Mummy in theaters; but fans of one of the most popular classic monsters may soon be able to get their fix on the small screen! Variety reports that the team behind the hit BBC series, Sherlock, are reuniting to develop a television series based on Bram Stoker’s classic novel, Dracula. The series will follow Sherlock’s pattern of a collection of feature-length episodes making up a larger miniseries run. read more
Deadline reported today that 20th Century Fox outbid a number of rival studios to acquire Neil Cross’ first feature film Inside.
Cross is best known for the critically acclaimed BBC detective series Luther (starring Idris Elba). Inside “…will be produced by the Picture Company’s Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman. Fox expands its relationship with Cross, Rona and Heineman, who are in the middle of the Escape From New York remake that recently got Robert Rodriguez aboard to direct. Mike Ireland is the Fox exec on that project and will serve in that role on the new project.” read more
Cinemax, the network home to such original series as The Knick and Banshee, has announced a six-episode limited run of a show called Rellik, according to Deadline. In the same spirit as Showtime’s hit series Dexter, Rellik (“Killer” spelled backwards) is an original take on a serial killer tale. The events will unfold in reverse, beginning with the murder(s) and spinning the yarn backwards to show how the serial killer was created.
Emmy nominee Sam Miller (Luther) is attached to direct. Rellik, commissioned last year by BBC One, is the product of creators Harry and Jack Williams. The Williams brothers are also responsible for the critically-acclaimed mystery series The Missing, currently wrapping its second season on BBC1. read more