Drama

First Promo for Julian Fellowes’ Titanic Miniseries

Julian Fellowes, creator of everyone's favorite period drama Downton Abbey, is writing a four-part miniseries about the sinking of the Titanic. It's set to air early next year, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking.

From the looks of this trailer, it's got a bit of a Downton Abbey on a Boat! feel, but let's not kid ourselves. We all know we're going to love it . (And if we could get a cameo from the ill-fated Crawley relatives, as a nod to Downton…well, that would just be the frosting of greatness on top.)

 

 

News of the Day: Sherlock Series 2 Gets American Air Date!

My personal Christmas has an official airdate! Yes, the much-anticipated second series of Sherlock is now, officially, set to hit American airwaves on Sunday, May 6th, per the latest from the lovely folks over at Masterpiece.

Now taking suggestions for any and all Sherlock-related countdown calendars, shrines to Cumberbatch/Freeman/Moffat/Gatiss, or other worthy "No, Really, Is it May Yet?" paraphenalia that is absolutely in no way for my desk. (Cough.) Pictures will totally may ensue.

 

Harry Potter's Lucius Malfoy Decidely Less Evil on Masterpiece Mystery!

Lucius Malfoy solves crime! Well, sort of. Jason Isaacs, whom many of you probably know as Draco Malfoy's impeccably coiffed evil father in the Harry Potter films, is coming to Masterpiece Mystery!  Beginning October 16 at 9pm, Isaacs stars in Case Histories, based on the popular detective novels by Kate Atkinson. Though, unfortunately, if you were hoping for a return of the impressive Lucius hair, you're sadly out of luck.

Sherlock Series 2 Poster!

Executive Producer Steven Moffat tweeted something which will probably be of great interest to our Sherlock fans - fairly amazing poster art for Series 2 featuring Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch), John (Martin Freeman) and Moriarty (Andrew Scott). And yes, to my great personal relief, the scarf is back!

Full image after the jump!

Doctor Who’s Alex Kingston Joins Cast of Upstairs Downstairs

Sure, we don't exactly know what's going to happen to River Song in the Doctor Who finale tomorrow night, but at least we know what's next for her portrayer. Alex Kingston is set to join the cast of Upstairs Downstairs when the costume drama returns next year.  [I'll pause while everyone takes a second to appreciate how awesome that particular bit of casting is. I maybe made a noise out loud, but of course it doesn't count if no one is around you to hear it.]

Downton Abbey Wins Guinness Award: Better than Emmy?

You love it, your friends love it, even your friend who hates everything loves it. No one, it seems, has a bad word to say about Downton Abbey. The Emmys even did what the BAFTAs couldn't, awarding four statues to the show including Best Miniseries. But even better than that—Guinness World Records has also weighed in on the subject, naming Downton Abbey "Most Critically-Acclaimed Series of 2011" based on a 92% rating by Metacritic. Downton Abbey now joins award-winners such as "Most Needles Inserted into the Head" and "Largest Whoopee Cushion" in the venerable publication. (The Dowager would love that!) Downton Abbey is the first British TV show to win the award, prompting its Executive Producer Gareth Neame to say it "[confirms] the UK's status as the home of world-class drama."

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