It’s the news the UK has been waiting for! Marvel’s Agent Carter FINALLY has a home in the UK!
FOX UK has acquired the rights to the ABC Studios action-packed drama Marvel’s Agent Carter from Disney UK and Ireland in a deal negotiated by Toby Etheridge and Cecilia Beacon for FOX. The 8 x 60” series is inspired by the feature films Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger and Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, along with the short Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter and will premiere in the UK First On FOX this July. Marvel’s Agent Carter is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.
It’s 1946 and Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell reprising her role from Marvel’s “Captain America” films) is working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve). Relegated to administrative work, she is bored and frustrated. Sworn to protect those who cannot protect themselves, Agent Carter is a highly trained field agent and her male colleagues have made a huge mistake underestimating her. When old acquaintance Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger) finds himself being framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons, he contacts Peggy — the only person he can trust — to track down those responsible, dispose of the weapons and clear his name.
If caught going on these secret missions for Stark, Peggy could be targeted as a traitor and spend the rest of her days in prison — or worse. As she delves deeper into her investigation, she discovers things are not as they seem. Is Stark as innocent as he claims?Marvel’s Agent Carter also stars James D’Arcy (Broadchurch) as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill, A Cinderella Story) as Agent Jack Thompson, Enver Gjokaj (Dollhouse) as Agent Daniel Sousa and Shea Whigham (American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street) as Chief Roger Dooley.
Marvel’s Agent Carter is FOX UK’s first acquisition since Jeff Ford took on the role of Managing Director, FIC UK, in April. He commented: “Marvel’s Agent Carter is blockbuster Hollywood entertainment at its best. With high production values and a stellar UK and international cast, the series is the perfect addition to FOX UK’s summer line up, continuing the channel’s commitment to bring exclusive, original and breakthrough series to a UK audience.”
Marvel’s Agent Carter is coming FOX UK on the 12th July! YAY! 😀
As you may have heard, there is a ‘spin-off’ from The Walking Dead coming in the US soon called FEAR THE WALKING DEAD… As if you needed to be told that… I mean it’s not like people are going “awww… what a cute zombie… sure I’ll let you eat my BRAIINNNSS…”
Anyway, as you can tell from the short clip, the show will be set at the start the zombie apocalypse and takes place in Los Angeles, a long way from Rick and his merry band, and follows a family trying to. It stars Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, Sons of Anarchy) as Nancy Tompkins, a school guidance counsellor, Cliff Curtis (Missing, Gang Related) as teacher Sean Cabrera, with Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) and Alycia Debnam Carey (Into the Storm) playing Nancy’s kids.
It’s due to hit AMC in the US this Summer with a 2nd season next year. No news on a UK air date yet, but you have to assume that Fox will be going after it!
Lot’s of comic book trailers today, but this time it’s one from Marvel for the long anticipated Daredevil series coming to Nexflix on the 10th April. Charlie Cox is looking kick ass (and also occasionally getting his ass kicked!) in the new trailer, which also shows off a lot more of Hell’s Kitchen, and Vincent D’Onofrio’s bald bad guy, Kingpin.
As we mentioned a few weeks ago, a report broke that it was Amazon who would be airing the long awaited time-hopping, Scottish based drama. It’s been out nearly a year in the US, but conspicuously absent from UK tv screens. To the annoyance of some of our Highland brethren who don’t have the best internet connections, it’ll still be missing from ‘traditional’ TV as it arrives to Amazon’s popular (but ridiculously named) streaming service.
Based on the novels by Diana Gabaldon, the show tells the story of a WW2 nurse who gets chucked back in time to 1743.
Outlander will be available from Thursday the 26th of March on Amazon Prime Instant Video with the first 8 episodes being added together, then each new episode being added weekly from 5th April, less then 24hrs after their US airing.
In case you decided not to stay up all night watching the Oscars (bah, slackers, what do you mean you have to go to work in the morning…), you may have missed the promo for Agents of SHIELD which ran during the show.
The clip shows Skye (and obviously, spoiler warning if you’re not up-to-date with Channel 4), in a room and, well, quaking… and I don’t mean in fear… She also utters the hallowed word we’ve been waiting for… Inhuman…
Agents of SHIELD should be returning to UK TV screens in March 2015 with the 2nd half of season 2.
Join Sky 1 on their new show ‘Quiz Nights‘, which features four teams do battle in the Great British institution of the pub quiz, in four different pubs all over the country!
Each team answers the same questions at the same time, as they show off their expert knowledge by answering questions such as ‘what continent Rhianna’s from?’, ‘Where you might find an f-hole?’, or ‘Can you name the 4 members of the original A-Team?’ All to be in with a chance to walk away with the coveted Golden Tankard!
The teams in tonight’s episode consist of, Phoenix Knights at Stanley Working Men’s Club, Blackpool, who take on Radio Faces in Essex, We Are Family at The Lyceum Tavern, Newport and The Oxford Commas at The Royal Blenheim, Oxford.
Next week’s show will feature Geektown’s very own local, The Queens Arms, Birmingham and their team the Quizee Rascals as they face off against teams in Blackpool and Manchester!
If you enjoy a good pub quiz but can’t find a babysitter, or just don’t fancy moving from the sofa, why not tune in and join in the quizzing!
Quiz Nights – Sky 1 – Tonight (20th Feb 2015) and every Friday night at 10pm!