Friday’s “Nathan Fillion is Hermes, trailer for Dark Shadows, E4 acquires Revenge and Idris Elba is Imhotep” news



  • Tim McInnery, Samantha Bond and Georgia Moffet join Omid Djalili in What The Butler Saw
  • David Strathairn to star in The Heiress with Jessica Chastain


  • E4 acquires Revenge
  • Idris Elba to play Imhotep in Warren Ellis’ Ascension
  • Sky and STV plan YouView launches [subscription required]


US TV pilots

  • Upstairs DownstairsNeil Jackson to star in Notorious
  • …along with Damages Tate Donovan; Lights Out‘s Holt McCallany joins Golden Boy
  • John Corbett to star in Widow Detective
  • Scott Bakula to star in Table for Three (aka Daddy’s Girls), Rick Schroder to star in Fox spy drama, The New Adventures of Old Christine‘s Hamish Linklater joins The Asset, Nurse Jackie‘s Zak Orth joins Revolution