IN THE KNOW
The Island With Bear Grylls will be adapted by US network NBC – with Grylls (above) involved, of course.
Masi Oka ( Hawaii Five-0) will reprise his role as Hiro Nakamura in the 13-episode series of Heroes Reborn.
Terrific Aussie apocalyptic thriller film These Final Hours is being remade as a TV series for the US market by its director Zak Hilditch.
Robert Kirkman has announced the awful title for the Walking Dead spinoff: Fear The Walking Dead. It will look at the early days of the zombie apocalypse.
Vikings has been renewed for a fourth season.
Low-rating but critically acclaimed series Looking, about the messy lives of three gay friends in San Francisco, has been cancelled.
Adam Nimoy will produce and direct a documentary about his late father Leonard Nimoy called For the Love of Spock.
Jane Kennedy Frontline), Indiana Evans Home and Away), Akos Armont ( Winter) and Justine Clark ( The Time of Our Lives) have all joined the cast for the fourth season of House Husbands.
The Thick Of It and Veep creator Armando Iannucci is working on a film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield for the BBC.
Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has promised Better Call Saul will remain inordinately faithful to the parent show. “The folks who watch this show they deserve to be rewarded for their strict … close attention,” he says.