Friday’s “Sky Atlantic’s Julia Davis comedy, Spiral remake and Army Wives (UK)” news

Film

Theatre

British TV

  • Channel 5 acquires Once Upon A Time
  • Julia Davis to write and star in Hunderby for Sky Atlantic
  • ITV commissions dramas about soldiers’ wives and girlfriends

US TV

  • Fox orders John Wells comedy Prodigy Bully
  • Wednesday ratings: Touch starts well
  • CBS orders comedy pilot from Rebel Wilson…
  • …and three drama pilots, including Mommy Track Mysteries, Quean and a 60s Las Vegas sheriff show from Nicholas Pileggi
  • Bebe Neuwirth to recur on The Good Wife
  • Alias‘s Kevin Weisman to recur on Awake
  • (Nearly year-old news) BBC America remaking Engrenages/Spiral

Author

  • I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.