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Robert Zemeckis Interview: The Walk, Modern Filmmaking

Louisa Mellor Interview Oct 5, 2015

We chatted to Robert Zemeckis about his dizzying new film, The Walk, and the job of a movie director…

Doctor Who: New BBC Three Spin-off "Class" Announced

Louisa Mellor News Oct 2, 2015

BBC Three has ordered a new 8 x 45 minute Doctor Who spin-off set in Coal Hill School, written by Patrick Ness, to film and air in 2016...

Doctor Who: The Witch's Familiar Images

Louisa Mellor News Sep 23, 2015

If it's pictures of Peter Capaldi looking nervous next to a host of Daleks you're after, then you my friend, have come to the right place...

Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere: new US TV series in development

Louisa Mellor News Sep 22, 2015

The Hunger Games' Francis Lawrence is linked to a new Neverwhere TV series, adapted from Neil Gaiman and Lenny Henry's original...

Doctor Who Season 9 Premiere Spoiler-Free Review

Louisa Mellor Review Sep 19, 2015

Here is our spoiler-free review of the Doctor Who season 9 premiere, "The Magician's Apprentice!"

Doctor Who Series 8 Premiere Date

Doctor Who: The Witch’s Familiar Spoiler-Free Review

Louisa Mellor Review Sep 16, 2015

A few spoiler-free thoughts on the second half of Doctor Who’s two-part series 9 opener, "The Witch’s Familiar"…

14 memorable improvised moments on scripted TV

Louisa Mellor The Lists Sep 2, 2015

The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Parks And Recreation. Every so often, unscripted lines by actors find their way into TV episodes…

How 9 prematurely cancelled TV shows would have continued

Louisa Mellor News Aug 27, 2015

Had Freaks And Geeks, Caprica, and more not been cancelled, here’s what their showrunners had planned for their futures. Spoilers…

The early versions of Pixar film stories

Louisa Mellor Feature Aug 26, 2015

Which Pixar film began life as a story about two alien princes living in a floating city? That’s right, Up…

How Pete Docter’s student films anticipate his Pixar work

Louisa Mellor Feature Aug 20, 2015

Three 80s student shorts by Pixar director Pete Docter contain the seeds of his later work on Toy Story, Up, Monsters Inc. and Inside Out…

The Last Kingdom: first trailer for BBC Cornwell adaptation

Louisa Mellor News Aug 18, 2015

Here's a first official look at BBC America's adaptation of Bernard Cornwell's Saxon Stories novel, The Last Kingdom...

Luna: New Moon sci-fi novel being adapted for TV

Louisa Mellor News Aug 18, 2015

Ian Macdonald's Luna: New Moon is being adapted into a TV series by NCIS showrunner Shane Brennan, for CBS...

Humans Season 1 Finale: 12 unanswered questions

Louisa Mellor Feature Aug 17, 2015

Now that the season finale has aired, what questions does Humans have left to answer in season 2?

The Stories Behind TV Production Company Closing Logos

Louisa Mellor The Lists Aug 11, 2015

Grr, argh. Sit, Ubo, sit. I made this! What’s the story behind the production company tags added onto our favorite TV shows?

9 TV Shows Developed from Abandoned Movie Scripts

Louisa Mellor The Lists Aug 10, 2015

Before they became TV shows, Mad Men, ER, The Following, Glee and others were just more of Hollywood's unmade movie scripts.

Comparing Humans to Swedish original, Real Humans

Louisa Mellor Feature Aug 6, 2015

Channel 4’s Humans is adapted from Lars Lundström’s Swedish Äkta Människor. How close are the two dramas, and where do they differ?

Humans Season 2 Confirmed

Louisa Mellor News Aug 1, 2015

Channel 4 and AMC have ordered a further eight episodes of sci-fi drama Humans, which concludes in the UK this Sunday...

Banshee to end after season four

Louisa Mellor News Jul 30, 2015

Banshee season four will be the Cinemax show's last, according to the latest reports...

Inside Out: A Look at the Genesis of a New Animated Classic

Louisa Mellor Interview Jul 27, 2015

We chatted with the director and producer of Pixar’s terrific new film, Inside Out, about its development, breakthroughs and storytelling.


How Moffat’s Jekyll anticipated Doctor Who & Sherlock

Louisa Mellor Feature Jul 24, 2015

With Charlie Higson’s take on Jekyll And Hyde incoming, we see how Steven Moffat’s Jekyll paved the way for Doctor Who and Sherlock...