Missing Grantchester already? Here’s a fun behind-the-scenes look at season two, featuring stars Robson Green, James Norton, and Tessa Peake-Jones, EP Diederick Santer, writer Daisy Coulam, dog handler Sandra Pearson, and more. They talk the Dickens’s stunt double, the atmosphere on set, and, well: “It’s like three puppy dogs, not just one.” Aww.
Morse prequel Endeavour, starring Shaun Evans as the famous detective back when he was just starting out in his career, is one of my favorite mystery shows of recent years, so I’m thrilled that season three is starting on PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery on June 19th. This short preview doesn’t give a whole lot away, but it’s great to see the characters back!
We already saw the BBC trailer for Tudor miniseries Wolf Hall, based on the novel by Hilary Mantel, but hey, let’s take a look at the PBS version too! (I mean, it’s the same show, just a different trailer.) Wolf Hall stars Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis and will premiere on Masterpiece on April 5th.
Wheee! The BBC has released the first trailer for Tudor miniseries Wolf Hall, based on the novels by Hilary Mantel. The show stars Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell, Damian Lewis as Henry VIII, and Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn. In the U.S., PBS will air the series on Masterpiece starting on April 5th. Can’t wait!
We’ve got a bunch of happy British TV adaptation news! First of all, Call the Midwife has been renewed for a fifth season by the BBC. No official word from PBS yet, but they’ll probably keep airing it. Season four production just wrapped recently. Season five will include a holiday special and will take the timeline of the show to 1961. Interesting!
And we’ve got two Masterpiece premiere dates: The miniseries based on Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall will premiere on PBS on April 5th. The Tudor story stars Damian Lewis and Mark Rylance. And mystery series Grantchester, starring James Norton, will come to PBS starting January 18th. The show is based on James Runcie’s Sidney Chambers mysteries and features a village vicar solving crimes in the 1950s. Anyone read the books yet? I’ll try to pick the first one up soon.
The Paradise, based on a novel by Emile Zola, returns to PBS on Masterpiece on September 28th at 8. Here’s a preview for the new season:
PBS’s Masterpiece has released its fall schedule, and I am very excited. We have a date for Death Comes to Pemberley! Finally! The miniseries, based on P.D. James’s novel and starring Matthew Rhys and Anna Maxwell Martin, will air on October 26th and November 2nd. In addition, we’re getting new episodes of Miss Marple in September and Inspector Lewis in October! Such good news all around!
The new Rosemary’s Baby miniseries will air on NBC on Sunday, May 11th and Thursday, May 15th from 9-11 p.m.
PBS has released the summer Masterpiece schedule, including new episodes of Endeavour (the show about young Morse) and Poirot.
Cobie Smulders is returning to Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Cory Michael Smith has been cast as the future Riddler in Gotham.
The BBC has released the first trailer for their miniseries adaptation of P.D. James’s mystery novel Death Comes to Pemberley, starring Anna Maxwell Martin as Elizabeth Bennet Darcy, Matthew Rhys as Fitzwilliam Darcy, Matthew Goode as George Wickham, and Jenna Louise Coleman as Lydia Bennet Wickham. It will air on the BBC starting December 26th and in the U.S. on PBS’s Masterpiece in 2014. If you haven’t read this book yet, I highly recommend – it’s both a compelling historical mystery and a faithful visit to the beloved Pride & Prejudice characters.
PBS announced yesterday that Sherlock would return to Masterpiece on January 19th, and now they’ve released their first teaser for the occasion, focusing on the fact that Sherlock will be paired with Downton Abbey for the first time: