New TV Channel Klaxon – PARAMOUNT NETWORK is here.

Agent Carter

Paramount Network, the brand new free-to-air UK destination offering premium scripted drama, high quality comedy and movies featuring some of the brightest stars.

Launching on 4th July, it’s the channel with big stories and big characters for adults of all ages with strong appeal to Generation X, Millennials and fans of cinematic storytelling, iconic moments and non-stop action. 

Paramount Network is the home of various free-to-air premieres, including the seventh season of SUITS, the critically-acclaimed US drama from creator/executive producer Aaron Korsh and starring Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Sarah Rafferty and Meghan Markle. Earlier seasons of SUITS will also air on the Paramount Network, allowing fans to catch the series from the very beginning.

The biggest news for us at Scifind.com is that Marvel’s Agent Carter is featuring heavily in the launch.

Marvel’s Agent Carter starts on Paramount Network on launch night at 8pm, then airing weekly Thursdays at 9pm.

There is a lot more to expect from this channel though:

Confirmed to premiere on the channel is brand new Kiefer Sutherland drama DESIGNATED SURVIVOR and US comedy series THE MICK starring Kaitlin Olsen (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), both joining the slate later in the year.
 
Ben Frow, Director of Programming, Channel 5, overseeing the UK launch of Paramount Network said: “Paramount Network is set to deliver high end Hollywood entertainment with blockbuster movies, scripted drama and critically acclaimed comedy featuring some of the biggest names on the planet. Supported by Channel 5’s creative scheduling and audience insight and underpinned by Viacom’s brand-building expertise, Paramount Network is a popular premium content destination in a free-to-air world.”

Jill Offman, EVP Comedy Central and Paramount Network International said: “Launching on TV screens in the UK is another critical milestone for the Paramount Network brand, which we’re convinced will resonate strongly with British viewers given Paramount’s distinguished and successful history of epic, cinematic story-telling for global audiences. Delivering free-to-air content to millions of UK households, underlines our belief that, despite the growing popularity of on-demand, viewers continue to value highly TV channels that offer an intelligently scheduled linear line up of quality entertainment.”

Paramount Network is home to box-office smashes; from WAR OF THE WORLDS, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN and DANCES WITH WOLVES to critically acclaimed and cult classics THE SHINING, THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY and JACKIE BROWN to much loved titles including PRINCE OF TIDES, GROUNDHOG DAY and ROXANNE.

The channel also plays host to the premiere of LIP SYNC BATTLE US including the huge Michael Jackson special from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.  The network’s slate also includes action drama SIX, fantasy drama HEROES REBORN, and the Emmy® Award-winning comedy WILL & GRACE.

The UK becomes the third Paramount Network after the US and Spain, and there are separately 11 locally scheduled versions of Paramount Channel internationally.  Paramount is one of Viacom’s flagship global brands including Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon and its fastest growing international entertainment brand.

Paramount Network will launch in the UK on Freeview (57), Sky (159), BT (57) and TalkTalk (57) platforms.

Cops and Monsters Exclusive To Amazon Prime Instant Video




Lady Audrey MacDairmid Played By Sophie Aldred
Lady Audrey MacDairmid Played By Sophie Aldred
ACCLAIMED INDIE WEB SERIES COPS AND MONSTERS IS MOVING TO AMAZON PRIME, AND WILL BE EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE TO STREAM ONLINE FROM 27TH OCTOBER.

Inspired by popular programmes like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Being Human, Cops and Monsters is an innovative spin on the hallmarks of a much-loved genre, updating it for a new era – and setting it all in Scotland.

A cult success on YouTube that received special screenings at Comic Cons around the UK, in particular MCM Scotland, Sci-Fi Wales and MCM London, Cops and Monsters has also received several
prestigious international film awards. Cops and Monsters was nominated for Best Web Series 2017 at Web Fest NYC, received an Exceptional Merit distinction at the WRPN Global Webisode Competition 2017, and was the winner of Best Web Series 2016 at the Los Angeles Film Awards. As a result, it’s no surprise that the series caught the eye of executives at Amazon – Cops and Monsters will now be exclusively available on Amazon Prime, which will also be the home of series two.

Cops and Monsters is a police thriller set against a backdrop of growing tensions and an uneasy peace treaty between the human and supernatural communities. The first series sees the Paranormal Investigation Team Scotland following the trail of a shadowy werewolf assassin, before being drawn into the wider intrigue and danger of The Cult of Many Faces. Rookie agents Maya Hedges (Ellen Patterson) and Martin Carmichael (Kenny Boyle) navigate the visceral danger of this case and the obstructionist bureaucracy presented by the Scottish Ministry of Justice – all while Maya must come to terms with the death of her parents, killed by werewolves years prior.

The series has attracted a star-studded cast of familiar faces from British television and experienced genre veterans. Guest stars include Doctor Who companions Sophie Aldred & Caitlin Blackwood, Marvel & Harry Potter actor James Payton and Wolfblood stars Rachel Teate & Leona Kate Vaughan.

Conceived and spearheaded by writer/producer Fraser Coull, the series was an entirely independent venture. Each episode was produced on a budget of £15 000, raised through a succession of concerted Kickstarter campaigns – a testament not only to Cops and Monsters’ popularity, but also the passion and dedication of its fans and supporters.
Of the move, Fraser Coull says “I had to decide if it was the right thing for the show or not. But really it comes down to getting the show as much profile and a bigger audience as possible, so that all our hard work can be recognised. Hopefully, it will also open some doors for us all!”

View Cops and Monsters on Amazon Instant Video Here.

New Post-Apocalyptic TV Series From BUGS Writer.

Remember BUGS? Mid to late 1990s prime time action/adventure/science fiction series starring Jayne Griffiths and Craig McLachlan?

Well writer / script executive of BUGS, Colin Brake, is developing a TV series from the post-apocalyptic teen fantasy Kymiera novels.

Colin Break is developing the series for B7 Media.

B7 Media is multi award-winning independent producer with an international track record in developing, packaging and producing content and formats for radio, television, film and digital platforms (SKY, BBC, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 4 Extra, Audible/Amazon, Content Media, UKTV, SPACE, Eastlink TV and Syfy Channel).

Andrew Mark Sewell, B7’s Executive Producer says: “I’ve long been an admirer of Steve Turnbull’s writing; he’s a prodigious talent who’s really tapped into the teenage psyche to deliver a thought-provoking near-future thriller.”

USA Today bestselling author, Steve Turnbull, says: “Having put so much of myself into the book, I was delighted when B7 agreed to pick it up. Kymiera is a very complex story and it needs a production company that understand how to bring stories like this to fruition. Kymiera couldn’t be in safer hands.”

Brake says: “As a lifelong fan of the genre and a lover of powerful writing wherever I find it, I’m delighted to be working with B7 and Steve to realise Kymiera as a bold and exciting television drama series. Together we will bring Steve’s unique dystopian vision to the screen with passion, intelligence and heart – a truly original 21st century thriller.”

The book series Kymiera was created by speculative fiction writer Steve Turnbull.

You can buy the Kymiera book series here

DC Universe TV Show Round Up

The Flash TV Series

Contains Spoilers!

a round up of the DC Universe TV show in the UK at the moment.

The Flash

The Flash – Sky 1 Tuesday nights at 8pm

The Flash TV Series
The Flash TV Series
Flash returned to our screens two weeks ago, season 3 sees Barry Allen dealing with the ramifications of his time travelling escapades at the end of season 2.

Barry changed the timeline surrounding his mother’s death, he stopped the reverse Flash, and took him away. Keeping him locked up in a specially designed cell. Barry lives out a surreal existence with his mother and father saved from death. Aww that’s cute.

Little does Barry realise the damage he’s doing. He starts having these weird little episodes, flashes of the real timeline start to disappear. Thorn still locked up, questions Barry and his motives. Who’s the villain Barry?

In this version of events, Wally West is Kid Flash (he hates being called that). Barry and Wally team up to deal with the Rival. Wally almost dies in this reality. Detective West saves the day, by killing the Rival.

Flash has to release the reverse Flash in a bid to reset the timeline. Oh dear Barry, you’ve messed up badly. Thorn takes Barry on his wild ride. But where has he left him?

Barry is completely at the mercy of Reverse Flash, and he’s gone and done a runner. (That’s really cheesy). Barry isn’t safe yet, subtle differences assure him he isn’t in the correct reality yet. Ms West, isn’t speaking to her father. Barry makes it his mission to sort the pair out.

Barry reveals to the group minus Harry Well’s that he’s messed with time, and messed it all up. He reminds the group that they should be working as one to save the day. So they put things aside to save the day. A new villain had appeared in alchemy, and he’s just resurrected the Rival. But what else has he bought back?

Sisko has his vibe suit and he’s pretty kick ass. Kaitlyn is hid

The Arrow TV Series
The Arrow TV Series
ing a dark secret. Killer frost. Will this mean she’ll go rogue and turn on the group?

You’ll have to watch Sky 1 on Tuesdays to find out.

The Arrow

Wednesdays sees the green Arrow return to our screens, also at 8pm on Sky 1.

Ollie is now mayor of Central city, and he’s trying to juggle his day job and his vigilante activities. The core team has been broken up. Thea just wants to get on being herself. Laurel Lance is dead, and the city owes her their existence to her. They’ve honored her with a statue (albeit a terrible one).

Former captain Lance is struggling to come to terms with the loss of the black canary, and he’s taken step backwards into the bottle. He’s no longer got the white canary to help him through, no she’s traveling in time with the Legends of tomorrow.

The events of season 4 lost me. I’m sorry I did not care much for the Damien Darkh storyline. But it’s fair to say he broke the group up. Enter our new villain, looking to terrorise the city and seize control. Church is a good match for Arrow, and without the usual back up Ollie looks out of his depth.

Felicity conceives Ollie he must recruit a new team. Ollie begins by chasing down mad dog. Gives him the usual warning, then leaves him an invite to try out for his team. The tech guy wants to join, and he’s on the inside, knowing who Ollie is and the whole nine yards. We have a new girl being recruited too.

Felicity is still happy to fulfil her role as overwatch. She’s the only one to keep Ollie grounded and stable. The man is a looney, taking on all manner of bad guy. He takes a Bratva training module to try to teach the team. But he’s so harsh on the new group, that all of them want out. Throw in a few flashbacks and you’re setting up the tone of the season. Ollie struggling with the weight of all his duties, and trying to put a kick ass team together.

Thea makes an interesting discovery, no big surprise that a supposed ally is really up to no good. Enter ragman, an undisclosed neutral with an axe to grind.

Arrow will have his hands full this season.

Legends of Tomorrow

DC's Legends Of Tomorrow
DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow
Legends of Tomorrow returned on Thursday and will continue in a Thursday night slot on Sky 1 also at 8pm.

The Legends dealt with the time masters at the end of season 1. Rip Hunter has taken the Legends through time, playing protectors to all effectively making them the new time masters.

Looks like they’ve messed up though, they and the time ship are apparently at the bottom of the ocean since 1942. Our new member of the team, finds Ollie in his office. Dropping the bomb that he knows he is the Green Arrow.

Ollie is convinced that the best thing to do is get into a submersible and find the wave rider. Job done, they find only one crew member in stasis. After they get him out of stasis, they listen to his tale. Nice little set up for the season. Find Damien Darkh, and ignore the warning from another time master. Stay out of 1942! Ok then 1942 it is.

Darkh has stolen Einstein’s estranged wife in a bid to give the Nazis an atomic weapon. The Germans get the weapon onto a submarine and plan to travel to New York win the war and be home in time for crumpets and sauerkraut for tea with the führer.

Crisis averted but on a collision course with a nuclear device, Rip scatters the team through time but saves Mick Rory in stasis. Just because he took a hit and wouldn’t do so well being scattered. So the new guy and Mr Rory are tasked with finding the rest of the crew throughout time.

Where is Rip? What is Darkh up to? And why has Thorn turned up?

We’ll have to watch to find out how all of these questions pan out over the coming episodes. Sky seem to have all the superhero stuff that’s important.

Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio [Video]

Peter Capaldi’s Doctor meets Doctor Mysterio in the 2016 Doctor Who Christmas Special.

(Yes Doctor Mysterio is the name given to the show in Mexico, but it is more likely an in joke rather than a plot point).

Does the “G” on Mysterio’s chest stand for Gallifrey? Or does it actually have an I in the design somewhere and stand for the Great Intelligence? No, I don’t see it either.

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BBC’s Class From The World Of Doctor Who – Trailer

BBC - Doctor Who - Class

A familiar face and voice in this trailer for the new BBC3 series CLASS set in the worlds of Doctor Who.

The Doctor Who spin-off ‘Class’ created and written by Patrick Ness, who also produces alongside Doctor Who showrunner lead writer Steven Moffat, and Brian Minchin, who acted as producer on Doctor Who and two of its previous spin-offs, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. The first series will consist of eight episodes, set to premiere on BBC Three on 22 October 2016.

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BBC - Doctor Who - Class
BBC – Doctor Who – Class

#DoctorWho That Was Takes Role of Doctor Who That Should Have Been

DTCrystalMazeAs mentioned in a number of press outlets this morning a previous Doctor Who is following in the footsteps of possibly the greatest Doctor Who there ever was (with the possible exception of the late great Gene Wilder :( ).

Yes that is right. David Tennant is taking on the role of host of the Crystal Maze. But we keep thinking that Richard O’Brien would have been a great candidate to play the essentric Time Lord in Doctor Who.

There was another host after Richard O’Brien, but he never did quite fill the shoes left for him.

I am feeling VERY old as the show has been off the air for 21 years, ending in 1995 (but that only just happened).

The Crystal Maze is to return to our television screens this autumn after 21 years off air.

The problem-solving game show, which ran from 1990 to 1995, is returning to Channel 4 in October with the former Doctor Who actor David Tennant reportedly lined up to follow the footsteps of Richard O’Brien and Ed Tudor-Pole as the host.

The classic game show will form part of Channel 4’s Stand Up to Cancer night, with celebrities as the contestants.

Source – Telegraph

This is only a one off though. BUT if the ratings are good there is the possibility of a new series.

At the show’s height it attracted between four to six million viewers.

UPDATE:
Looks like the Telegraph was wrong

This is not a bad thing, just different!

Westworld TV Series Trailer HBO 2016

Westworld TV Series Logo HBO 2016

Is Westworld going to be the next Game Of Thrones?
Looking at this ‘mature’ trailer it is certainly a contender with its high concept scifi blended with aspects from the wild west, and HBO being in the driving seat!
Oh yes and its sexual content and violence!

Discover a world where every human appetite can be indulged.

Westworld TV Series Logo HBO 2016
Westworld TV Series Logo HBO 2016
This 2016 TV version of Westworld originally reached the screen in the 1973 movie of the same name, written and directed by novelist Michael Crichton (he of Jurassic Park fame).

The original Westworld movie (buy from amazon here) was followed by a sequel Futureworld and then a TV series Beyond Westworld in 1980. Beyond Westworld ran for just 5 episodes.

The new HBO TV series is due to start late in 2016. You can see the trailer above.
The new TV series stars Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris and Evan Rachel Wood.

Official TV Series Website

New Red Dwarf Series XI Episode Titles and Synopsis

Just in from the boys at the Dwarf.
Series eleven of Red Dwarf will be with us very soon!

1. TWENTICA

The Dwarfers find themselves in an alternative version of America where modern technology is prohibited, making Rimmer and Kryten illegal. The Dwarfers infiltrate the tech savvy underground and try to bring down the authoritarian regime.

2. SAMSARA

When the Dwarfers investigate a crashed ship at the bottom of an ocean moon, Lister and Cat become trapped together and Lister’s nightmare begins. Meantime Rimmer and Kryten discover the ship is controlled by a dark force.

3. GIVE AND TAKE

After an altercation with a deranged droid Lister has his kidneys organ-napped. The only solution is to ask Cat, the most selfish creature in the universe, to give him one of his.

4. OFFICER RIMMER

After a scandalous piece of good fortune Rimmer saves the life of a bio-printed Captain and is promoted, fulfilling his life-long dream of becoming an Officer. He immediately opens an Officer’s club, which is out of bounds to the lower orders, and uses the bio-printer to fill it with versions of himself.

5. KRYSIS

Kryten has a mid-life crisis and changes his body cover from Mech grey to Ferrari red. The posse try and show him how much he’s achieved in life by taking him to visit a mechanoid from his old fleet.

6. CAN OF WORMS

Cat takes time off from being in love with himself to fall head over heels in love with a lady Cat with a big secret.

Red Dwarf series XI starts on DAVE TV on the 22nd September 2016 and stars Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Danny John-Jules and Robert Llewellyn

Sharknado 4 Title and Air Date

Sharknado The 4th Awakens
Sharknado The 4th Awakens

Yes it is true. The next Sharknado movie is subtitles Sharknado The 4th Awakens.

Great Star Wars pun? I have typed it 3 times now and am already bored of it.

Syfy has announced the premier date for the fourth instalment of the Sharknado franchise, Sharknado: The 4th Awakens. In the USA anyway it will be Sunday, July 31 at 8 p.m. ET. I am sure it won’t be long after that that us Brits get it.

Sharknado 4 (I won’t use that sub title again) follows five years after the events of Sharknado 3 (Oh Hell No! I so much prefer that title). But after a period of calm the sharks filled whirl winds are back. Obviously.

Tara Reid will reprise her role as April, revealing the character’s fate after fans voted to decide whether she lives or dies in the sequel. Oh yes we did that didn’t we. I know how I voted.

Sharknado The 4th Awakens
Sharknado The 4th Awakens

Peter Capaldi in Season 8 of Doctor Who – What We (think we) Know

Peter Capaldi, on set incostume as the  Eleventh Doctor, with Jenna Coleman
Peter Capaldi, on set incostume as the Eleventh Doctor, with Jenna Coleman
Today we got to see Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman on set from Doctor who. Now we just have to hope that we won’t be kept waiting too long.Welcome back, to those of you now following my next post fear not. I have returned.

Thank you for all your kind words and comments, but I think I am trying to get audience numbers up, and a little discussion going. So I will do my best on these fronts. Tell all your friends and hopefully we can all get going together?

What we kind of know so far is this –

• 13 episodes possibly split in 2 halves, although this has been denied by Steven Moffat, with something grand for Christmas? (Note to Steven Moffat – make the Christmas one longer this time please, or at least keep us waiting till Christmas day for the second part of a story?? Or maybe one Christmas day and then one on Boxing Day just to polish us all off.

• It has been said for some time that the Doctor is being taken in a darker direction. I kind of like this idea, but might it be too much for the younger audience? Yes we want to give the kiddies a scare, it’s part of the tradition in Doctor who, but if this is going to be a bit more adult I fear that Capaldi will be slated, as will the show runner. Consider this a warning shot across your bow Mr Moffat.

• Jenna will be staying on for a little bit longer, but as yet not even all of the feeds I read through seem to confirm for how long.

• A possible search for Gallifrey? Although this is more likely to be left on the back burner for a bit longer, to keep us guessing.

• No neckwear of any kind, and no hint at all of any appearing soon

• Also begging for hour long episodes

Filming started bright and early this morning, and a few images have started to appear. Most notably Capaldi and Coleman stood with a script and pointing far off into the distance. A comparison has been seen between Pertwee and Capaldi in similar poses. Also there is a little older image from the BBC from the unveiling, of Capaldi clutching his jacket in the way that Hartnell (the first Doctor) used to do. I get the references to past incarnations, some people will get them, and others won’t. This is a little less subtle than previous times, we have always had reference to past Doctor’s thrown in, and in the case of war (Hurt) we had a throw forward with the ears line.

Twitter has a few images of Strax and Madame Vastra, but the absence of jenny makes me wonder. Perhaps this is a set up for Capaldi’s first story, after all Smith had grown very fond of the Paternoster gang. Who knows we may even get a full goodbye to River now. But I’m no expert so please don’t quote me on that.

All in all we have been told that the Doctor will have his post regeneration madness and this will probably gobble up a good chunk of any first episode, so the thought here may be open with a nice 2 part episode.

I am waiting for more images to appear, and will keep up to date with what I can, as for any rumours or story lines, I’d love to hear what people have to say, and input as much as they can. I will try to add on my twitter and other bits onto profile on scifind as would love to talk to many more people about this all.

Hope you all have a great 2014 and hope I won’t be away for too long.

Phil