IN THE KNOW
HBO has given a series order to Divorce, a single camera comedy starring Sarah Jessica Parker ( pictured). It’s about a New Yorker going through a drawn- out divorce. Thomas Haden Church co- stars.
12 YEARS a Slave producer John Ridley is working on a top- secret new Marvel TV series for US free- to- air network ABC. Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood are tipped to star in the Agents of S. H. I. E. L. D. spinoff . IF you haven’t seen Top Of The Lake yet, the BBC miniseries will screen on the ABC next Sunday at 9.30pm. A new season is in the pipes.
FOXTEL is screening the third season of Orange Is The New Black in full on June 12 from 2pm. It’ll be on Netfl ix at the same time. SINGER- songwriter Herizen Guardiola will make her acting debut as the female lead in Baz Luhrmann’s Netfl ix drama The Get Down, about teens coming of age in 1970s New York.
NETFLIX is also producing a follow- up to the BBC’s groundbreaking Planet Earth series which will take four years to make. HORROR fi lm maestro Wes Craven is set to bring his 1991 film The People Under The Stairs to TV, adapting it for the Syfy channel. He’s also working on a series based on hit novel We Are All Completely Fine. CHRISTOPHER Eccleston has revealed he left Doctor Who after just one season because he clashed with producers over its direction.
DOMINIC Cooper ( below) will star as Jesse Custer in the adaptation of DC Comics’ Preacher. Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin are writing it.