Friday’s “Dallas down 50%, The Secret Dude Society and Guillermo del Toro’s TV The Strain” news

Doctor Who

  • Ashley Walters to guest



  • Trailer for 42 with Harrison Ford
  • Trailer for remake of Gambit with Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz
  • Trailer for Beautiful Creatures with Emmy Rossum, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons et al

Canadian TV


US TV casting

New US TV shows

  • Fox developing modern Hamlet set in DC
  • Guillermo del Toro adapting The Strain for FX with Carlton Cuse
  • FX buys thriller from Stephen Belber
  • CBS buys Melissa McCarthy-produced comedy
  • ABC buys Party Girls

New US TV show casting


  • Rob Buckley

    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.