Hakeem Kae Kazim
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Amazon’s Julia Roberts series; HBO’s alternate US history; Teen Wolf reboot; + more

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  • Suranne Jones to star in HBO (US)/BBC One’s Gentleman Jack (formerly Shibden Hall)
  • Hakeem Kae-Kazim to play Zeus on Netflix/BBC One’s Troy: Fall of a City

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  • MTV developing: Teen Wolf reboot, Faith Evans biopic mini-series and showbiz comedy drama Calabasas
  • HBO green lights: alternative history drama Confederate

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E4's Crazyhead
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News: Crazyhead cancelled; This Country renewed; Syfy’s book adaptations; young Meemaw found; + more

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  • OWN developing: modern-day power couple light drama Love is ___
  • Syfy developing: adaptations of Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle, Hugh Howey’s Sand, Kurt Vonnegut’s Sirens of Time and Roger Zelazny’s Lord of Light

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Salford Sitcom Showcase
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The line-up for BBC Comedy and BBC North’s 2017 Salford Sitcom Showcase

BBC Comedy Commissioning and BBC North are running their Salford Sitcom Showcase again this year on Thursday 27 July. Comedian and broadcaster Ted Robbins will host the event, spotlighting new comedies in development. There will be a range of events on the programme, from a live staged reading of a new project in development starring Sian Gibson (Car Share) to a screening of Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer’s ‘new’ show, Vic & Bob’s Big Night Out, to a chat with TV’s Philomena Cunk, Diane Morgan.

This year BBC North, BBC Comedy Commissioning and BBC Writersroom are announcing the introduction of a new bursary for Northern female comedians. Aimed at writers/performers, the Caroline Aherne Bursary for Funny Northern Women will award £5,000 to the successful applicant to enable them to fund future development, alongside the guidance of an experienced BBC commissioning editor. The Bursary will be launched at the Salford Sitcom Showcase and full details on how to apply will be available on the BBC Writersroom website from 27 July.

Details of the shows audiences will be able to see on the day are after the jump.

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Jodie Whittaker as Doctor Who
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Question of the week: what do you think of Jodie Whittaker being cast as the 13th Doctor Who?

Unless you’re some kind of ‘sports fan’ (whatever they are) then the big news of yesterday was that actress Jodie Whittaker joins a long line of actors with awkwardly spelt names to become the 13th/14th official TV Doctor Who.

She’s already done an interview with the BBC web site, if you want to find out more about her, the casting process and important things like whether she’s picked out a costume yet.

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The Psych reunion movie
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News: Russo Brothers’ Mastermind; Syfy’s Rage is Back; David Strathairn joins The Expanse; + more

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