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Belgian TV drama Cordon on BBC Four

Posted by Rich Cross on June 27, 2015

The first two episodes of a new ten-part Belgian ‘viral thriller’ air on BBC Four this evening (27 June 2015, 21:00-22:40). Cordon follows the plight of a group of Antwerp residents who find themselves sealed off as authorities attempt to contain the spread of a killer virus.

Cordon is a new series from Belgium. Everyday life in the centre of Antwerp comes to a sudden standstill when the area is hermetically sealed off from the outside world. The cause is a contagious and deadly virus which spreads like wildfire.

The people trapped inside the cordon are suddenly left to their own devices. It brings out the very best in them, but also the worst… Cordon will be broadcast on BBC Four from Saturday 27th June.

BBC Four will air the remaining eight episodes on Saturday evenings (from 4 July). On 2 February 2015, the American The CW channel announced that it had commissioned the pilot for an American remake of Cordon renamed as Containment, set in the US city of Atlanta. A full series was given the go ahead on 7 May 2015.

Cordon - BBC Four - June 2015


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The expanding world of The Walking Dead

Posted by Rich Cross on June 24, 2015

Fear the Walking Dead

The first six-episode series of Fear The Walking Dead, the Los Angeles based spin-off from the celebrated zombie-apocalypse drama The Walking Dead, will premiere in the US in August 2015 (first on the AMC network, and later through the streaming Hulu service). In the UK, the series will debut in September 2015 on the AMC network made available to BT customers through the YouView platform. A second series of Fear The Walking Dead has already been commissioned for 2016.


Telltale games – The Walking Dead – Michonne

Telltale Games is expanding its The Walking Dead range with a new title focusing on the extremely popular character of Michonne. The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Games Mini-Series will be made available for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PC, and mobile devices; but players must own at a minimum the first episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two to be allowed to download the game.

The Walking Dead game -  Michone -  Telltale Games

Jay Bonansinga – The Walking Dead novels

The Walking Dead: Invasion – the latest installment in Jay Bonansinga‘s continuing series of The Walking Dead novels is released in hardback in October 2015.

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books (6 Oct. 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1250058503
ISBN-13: 978-1250058508
Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 23.5 cm

The Walking Dead - Invasion

The Walking Dead

Season six of The Walking Dead TV series will premiere in the UK and the US in October 2015.

The Walking Dead - season six - teaser poster

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New Survivors audio adventures based on the original 1970s series

Posted by Rich Cross on June 2, 2015

Today (2 June 2015) genre audiobook producers Big Finish release the second series of audio adventures set in the time and place of Terry Nation’s original 1970s Survivors TV series: containing four new episodes, available on CD and as a digital download.

Please note: these adventures are NOT set in the world of the 2008-2010 remake of Survivors, but in the world of the original 1975 series; featuring original TV series actors Carolyn Seymour, Lucy Fleming, Ian McCulloch and Richard Heffer and a range of new characters.

The first series of award-nominated Survivors audio adventures was released – to a great critical reception – in June 2014; and as Big Finish release the second installment, they have already committed to releasing a total of five series by the end of 2016: meaning that, at a minimum, twenty new original Survivors stories will be produced in audio format. In addition, in December 2014, Big Finish released an unabridged audiobook version of Terry Nation’s 1976 Survivors novel, voiced by Carolyn Seymour (who played the original Abby Grant).

There’s an excellent opportunity to ‘test out’ these new audio adventures completely free: by downloading the first episode of series one Revelation; which Big Finish are now making available at no cost.

“It begins with just a few people falling ill. Another flu virus that spreads around the globe. And then the reports begin that people are dying… When most of the world’s population is wiped out, a handful of survivors are left to pick up the pieces. Cities become graveyards. Technology becomes largely obsolete. Mankind must start again…”

Big Finish - Survivors - series two

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