IN THE KNOW
A-HA! Alan Partridge (above) will return with a new series of Mid-Morning
Matters in 2016. ZOMBIE schlockfest
Z Nation has been renewed for a third season of 15 episodes.
TO combat a worldwide shortage of zombie shows, CBS is developing a new zombie detective thriller called Dead Mann Walking, based on Stefan Petrucha’s book. PHILIP PULLMAN’s
epic fantasy trilogy His Dark
Materials will be adapted into a new series by the BBC.
A ONE-OFF special of sitcom Outnumbered is in the works.
BLINDSPOT has been given an early renewal for season two.
SIGRID THORNTON, who appeared in the original
Prisoner, has joined the cast of Wentworth for season four as a cosmetics entrepreneur suspected of murder.
THE MUPPETS will be given a “soft reboot” in the face of an underwhelming reception. AUSSIE showrunner Shane
Brennan has sold two new TV projects, Freeman about a parole officer and fantasy Bob the Valkyrie.
production company Scott
Free is developing a new comedy series for JeanClaude Van Damme, (right) playing himself but with a secret job as an undercover private contractor. It’s called JeanClaude Van Johnson.