Holiday Season on PBS

This Christmas, PBS viewers can enjoy a Call the Midwife holiday special on December 25th and a one-off Sherlock episode (the Abominable Bride) on January 1st.

The return of Idris Elba in Luther should also be available from BBC America after its broadcast on December 17th.
Happy viewing!

Orphan Black Season 1 Available for free streaming today only

Not sure that clone drama is for you? For today only (Friday, April 17) Amazon is making the whole first season available for free streaming.

You can check it out here.

It’s worth a try even if you aren’t usually into science fiction type stuff because it’s also a great conspiracy thriller/mystery/character drama – not to mention a chance to enjoy Tatiana Maslany’s truly excellent performance(s).

Luther Series 3 Trailer

Check out the new trailer here.  Yikes! Looks like dangerous times ahead for Luther.

There’s also this clip from the first episode that introduces an obsessive anti-corruption cop who is out to bring Luther down.

Coming in July to the BBC and in September to BBC America.

BBC America Announces Premiere Dates for Luther and Broadchurch

Well, we’ll have to wait until September 3rd for the BBC America premiere of Luther series 3, but then they’re going to give it all to us over four consecutive nights from Tuesday to Friday – so mark your calendars.

Also announced was the Wednesday August 7th premiere of Broadchurch.  The eight-part series aired earlier this spring on ITV and was very well received.  It has already been re-commissioned for a second series.  It stars Olivia Colman and David Tennant and follows the investigation of and the turmoil surrounding the murder of a child in a small English town.

In the Flesh, a three-part zombie rehabilitation miniseries, will also be shown over consecutive nights starting Thursday, June 6th.

The 13 episode second series of Copper will begin on Sunday, June 23rd.

You can check out synopses for each show and promos for Copper, Broadchurch and In the Flesh here.

Luther Series 3 Coming This Summer

Fans of the BBC’s Luther can look forward to a summer broadcast of series three.  Idris Elba!  Ruth Wilson!  No exact date yet but it’s soon my friends.  Soon.

I’ll send along further info about the BBC America air date, trailers, etc., as they become available.

Orphan Black Premieres Saturday on BBC America

BBC America’s sci-fi conspiracy thriller mashup Orphan Black premieres this Saturday at 9pm.  Early reviews are positive and promise plenty of action and twisty suspense as well as very solid acting by star Tatiana Maslany — no matter which of her cloned selves she’s playing!

If you’re curious, the first three minutes of the show are available now on BBC America.  Non US viewers can check out this video (and others including introductions to some of the main characters)  on Orphan Black’s youtube channel.

A Quick Luther Update

Luther started filming series 3 about a month ago and now a few details about the four new episodes have been released.

The excellent Warren Brown and Dermot Crowley will both be back helping Luther tackle two conflicting crimes while an ex-cop (possibly the guy that Luther framed for murder who worked for that extremely nasty woman in series 2?) schemes to take Luther down.

Also, a new love interest!

I wish everyone happy holidays/days off if you have them and I’ll be back in the new year!