Category Archives: TV Shows

Sherlock to return for Special and Fourth Season

The BBC has just confirmed via a series of Tweets, using the hashtag #221back (confused? See the featured image above) that the hit show Sherlock will indeed return.

Details are still a bit sketchy, but it's pretty clear that Andrew Scott as Moriarty will feature heavily – you may remember his appearance right at the end of last season, as a teaser for the new season.

The fact that he took over the BBC's twitter account for the duration of the tweets may have been a pretty obvious clue too!

Filming is due to begin on January 2015. Whilst this does appear to be a long way off yet, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise really, considering how difficult it must be to get both Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch together at the same time!

What we do know is that there will be a one-off special, most likely a Christmas Special, and this will be followed by a three episode fourth season.

Stay tuned for official release dates the minute there come available!

 

Constantine now a non-smoker?

John Constantine's smoking habits might be a crucial element of this general storyline, and obviously feature prominently in Alan Moore's graphic novels, but you won't see our anti-hero light up in the upcoming TV show.

According to director Neil Marshall, unfortunately NBC have put their foot down, and refuse to allow Matt Ryan's Constantine to smoke on our TV sets!

How they work around this without changing the characters fundamental backstory will be very interesting!

Constantine will premiere on NBC at 10pm on Friday 24th October 2014.

 

Doctor Who Series 08 Release Date and Trailer

The BBC have been teasing us for some time now about the upcoming new Doctor Who series, which will of course introduce Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor. Capaldi will be joined by Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald.

Series 08 has been confirmed by the BBC as returning on Saturday 23rd August.

Check out the new trailer “Am I a good man?” below.

 

The All Action No Plot Movie Blog is back!

Yes, even The All Action No Plot Movie Blog can get a re-boot! After a 2 year hiatus, the world’s favourite action movie blog is back, with renewed vigour and a new look.

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Misfits’ Iwan Rheon joins Game of Thrones as Ramsay Snow

Yep, it seems we finally have our Bastard of Bolton, Ramsay Snow.

He's one of those characters that fans have even clamouring for, for some time now. And the fans certainly seem impressed. And as a huge Misfits fan myself, I'm super excited!

Welshman Iwan Rheon played Simon in the hit UK sci-fi series, and to be fair he's got that creepy air about him that will suit Ramsay just perfectly. Great casting choice.

For those not familiar with his work, do yourself and watch Misfits at the first available opportunity. The first five minutes of the very first episode is pure TV gold, and the reason I love British TV so much.

Season 3 of Game of Thrones has a release date on HBO of the 31st March 2013.

Gwendoline Christie, aka Brienne of Tarth

One of the more popular search terms on The All Action No Plot Movie Blog is for the actor who plays fan-favourite Brienne of Tarth in HBO's Game of Thrones.

I'm talking of course, about Gwendoline Christie.

I must confess it's almost criminal that I've overlooked writing a post about the English actor before now. In fact, the post made last year announcing that she had been cast for season 2 is still one of my blog's more popular posts, even after all this time.

There aren't many bio details out there, besides that Gwendoline was born in the South Downs, England and that she was a semi-professional gymnast as a youth. She has a couple of theatre roles under her belt, but not much in the way of TV or movie work, besides small roles.

However, she is probably most well-known for being the subject of Australian portrait photographer Polly Borland's Bunny Nose project. This rather odd and creepy set of shots portrays the actress in a series of poses often wearing nothing more than tights and bizarre bunny costumes.

Gwendoline was recently intervewed at the London Film and Comic Con, see the interview here.

Game of Thrones Season 3 is due for premiere on HBO on March 31st 2013.

Game of Thrones Season 3, official release date and new cast members

San Diego's Comic Con has come up trumps yet again, this time with the new season of Game of Thrones.

Not only did they have a great panel turn up, including George RR Martin himself, but we now have an official release date and a whole slew of casting announcements.

First up, its been officially confirmed that Season 3 will air on HBO on March 31st 2013. Not too much of a surprise considering last season premiered on April 1st, but great news all the same.

Secondly, a huge list of casting announcements. I think I'll have to split this over a couple of blog posts to make sure I cover everyone.

This first set is easy, since HBO have been kind enough to make a little announcement trailer…

Mackenzie Crook, Paul Kaye and Diana Rigg!? Exciting times!

Stay posted for my next post with the remainder of the new characters for Season 3, and don't worry, there are still a few gems left to announce..l

 

HBO release stunning new Game of Thrones posters

To coincide with Comic Con, HBO has collaborated with Austin-based art gallery Mondo to produce three limited edition Game of Thrones posters.

The three featured artists, Martin Ansin, Vania Zouravliov and Daniel Danger have each come up with their own unique take on the hugely successful HBO show.

This is my favourite, by Martin Ansin…

Head over to EW to exclusively see all three posters.

Season 3 of Game of Thrones has just begun filming in my very own Northern Ireland, and is due for release on HBO in Spring 2013.

Casting begins on Game of Thrones Season 3 with The Blackfish

Season 2 has only just finished, but with the third season slated for a Spring 2013 release on HBO, filming for the new season won't be too far off. And of course, in true George RR Martin style, a new season means a host of new characters.

Script reading began on June 27th, so for the next few months we're going to be inundated with news and rumours on new characters and of course the actors who'll be playing them. And already we have our first confirmation.

Scottish actor Clive Russell will play Ser Brynden 'The Blackfish' Tully, the uncle of Catelyn Stark. Russell will be well known to fans of British TV drama, with appearances in Waking the Dead, Silent Witness and Cracker to name but a few. In Hollywood he has appeared in Sherlock Holmes and The Wolfman.

Season 02 of Homeland gets a release date

The Showtime series Homeland has gathered a lot of fans and positive reviews (not to mention awards) over the last few months.

And rightly so. It’s a cracker – great plot, great characters and great performances throughout. Damian Lewis, Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin and Dave Harewood star in the story of a US Marine sergeant who has just been rescued from 8 years as an Al-Qeada prisoner of war in Iraq. The story revolves around the question of whether he has been turned, or not, and whether his a terrorist who resent a threat to US security.

Well, the good news is that Homeland is returning for a second season later this year. It has been scheduled to premiere on Showtime on Sunday September 30th 2012.

At this stage I don’t have any info on when it will air in other countries such as the UK or Australia. Considering the buzz that is surrounding it, I would expect that it will air fairly soon after this date in both those countries.