The best future-focused sci-fi film and TV coming in 2018

The best future-focused sci-fi film and TV coming in 2018

Coming to Netflix in February, the cyberpunk sci-fi Altered Carbon is reportedly one of the most expensive first seasons of television ever made(Credit: Netflix) Just a decade or two ago, if you loved science fiction or genre film and television you were resolutely placed in a fringe cultural niche but nowadays everything is different. Sci-fi is […]

Netflix’s new murder mystery has a strong and promising Game of Thrones connection

Netflix’s new murder mystery has a strong and promising Game of Thrones connection

This will be essential TV. Given the fact that Game of Thrones is a pop-culture phenomenon, it’s standard practice that every little piece of casting and production news is reported. On that note, Thrones fans were absolutely delighted to hear that Miguel Sapochnik was returning to direct two episodes in the final season. In case you’re […]

Gandalf The Grey Area: Ian McKellen Still Wants To Play Gandalf In Amazon’s ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Series

Gandalf The Grey Area: Ian McKellen Still Wants To Play Gandalf In Amazon’s ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Series

It seems Sir Ian McKellen is not quite ready to be done with Middle Earth. During a recent appearance on Graham Norton’s BBC Radio 2 show with Jenny Seagrove (the two of them were promoting the West End version of ‘The Exorcist’ that they are in together), McKellen bristled when asked whether he would be […]

Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment Options Frederik Pohl Novel ‘Gateway’

Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment Options Frederik Pohl Novel ‘Gateway’

Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment has optioned the Frederik Pohl novel “Gateway” for development as a TV series. The 1977 novel is the first of six books in the “Heechee Saga” that chronicles the history of an alien race. The deal with Pohl’s estate gives Skybound the ability to develop properties based on the other five books as […]

Amazon Increases Production Spending for 2018, Developing 3 New Sci-Fi Series

Amazon Increases Production Spending for 2018, Developing 3 New Sci-Fi Series

    Amazon is dramatically ramping up its production for next year, moving forward with three new high-concept series, Variety has learned. These new efforts represent a significant production investment from the studio, which is currently in preproduction, production or post on 67 TV series and 20 movies around the world. The streaming service is developing the following: […]

David Cronenberg’s ‘Scanners’ Sci-Fi Pic To Become TV Series

David Cronenberg’s ‘Scanners’ Sci-Fi Pic To Become TV Series

B EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation, Michael Ellenberg’s Media Res and Bron Studios have acquired the rights to David Cronenberg’s classic 1981 sci-fi thriller feature Scanners to develop as a TV series. Ellenberg and Bron landed the rights in a bidding war, with multiple film and television studios, including Lionsgate, Paramount and Skydance, vying for the title. Written and directed by Cronenberg, Scanners is about […]

Veep creator Armando Iannucci making sci-fi comedy for HBO

Veep creator Armando Iannucci making sci-fi comedy for HBO

With the working title ‘Avenue 5’. Since stepped back from Veep, Armando Iannucci has been busy working on the wildly funny The Death Of Stalin. With the black comedy reaching cinemas imminently, Iannucci’s next project has been announced: a comedy sci-fi set in outer-space and based in the future. According to Deadline, HBO — the home of Veep — has greenlit a pilot […]

Sci-fi tribes: from Trekkies to Browncoats

Sci-fi tribes: from Trekkies to Browncoats

After police were called to break up Star Wars and Doctor Who enthusiasts at the Norwich Sci-Fi and Film convention, it’s best to know your fandoms to avoid similar intergalactic clashes  On the rampage … Cybermen. Photograph: Alex Lentati The fourth annual Norwich Sci-Fi and Film convention should have been a peaceful affair. A day […]

Channel 4 reveals first look at Steve Buscemi in all-star sci-fi series Electric Dreams

Channel 4 reveals first look at Steve Buscemi in all-star sci-fi series Electric Dreams

Channel 4 has released the first sneak peek at Philip K Dick-based sci-fi series Electric Dreams, featuring Emmy and Golden Globe winner Steve Buscemi and BAFTA winner Julia Davis in a bluey hue. The 10-part sci-fi anthology series is inspired by the iconic author’s short stories, which have been adapted by the likes of Battlestar Galactica‘s Ronald D […]

The first trailer for Star Trek: Discovery is packed with action and shiny CGI

The first trailer for Star Trek: Discovery is packed with action and shiny CGI

‘Great unifiers are few and far between’ by Andrew Liptak@AndrewLiptak May 17, 2017, 5:51pm EDT Image: CBS CBS debuted a full trailer for Star Trek: Discovery today, showing off a clip stuffed with plenty of Federation action, spaceships, and a ton of new characters, in a story set a decade before Captain Kirk and Spock […]