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The first image of Dan Stevens in "Legion". (Photo: FX/Marvel)

Dan Stevens is Coming Back to Television with New FX Series ‘Legion’

Get ready, world - Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens will be back on our television screens very soon. Everyone’s period drama Dream Boyfriend will be playing the lead role in a new superhero series for FX called Legion.

Last week it was officially announced that FX was picking up the X-Men spinoff-ish series for an eight-episode first season to air in 2017. Well, maybe it’s not a spinoff, directly, but it’s at least like X-Men adjacent. It’s about mutants after all.

Pearl Mackie Cast As New 'Doctor Who' Companion

Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie and the TARDIS. (Photo: BBC)

Big news for Doctor Who fans - there's a new companion in the TARDIS! 

Actress Pearl Mackie will be stepping on board as the Twelfth Doctor's latest companion, replacing Jenna Coleman, who departed the show at the close of Season 9 last year in order to go off and play Queen Victoria.  Mackie will join current Doctor Peter Capaldi for Season 10, playing a new character named "Bill".

The new season of Who is expected to start filming this year, but will not air until 2017.

Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley in "Downton Abbey". His superhero outfit will probably look way different. (Photo: ITV)

‘Downton Abbey’s’ Dan Stevens to Star in FX’s Marvel Series ‘Legion’

Good news Downton Abbey fans – Dan Stevens is about to be back on our television screens! 

Stevens is set to star in Legion, the new X-Men universe pilot coming to FX from Fargo creator Noah Hawley. He’ll be playing David Haller, otherwise known as Legion. In the Marvel comics universe, he is the son of X-Men founder Charles Xavier, and has struggled with mental illness for most of his life. Diagnosed with schizophrenia and constantly in and out of mental hospitals, David is about to give up trying to find his way back to sanity when he meets the girl of his dreams, who happens to be a fellow patient. This encounter causes him to question whether the voices he hears and the visions he sees are real. 

How spiffy is Twelve's new holiday outfit? (Photo: BBC)

‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special to Get Theater Screening This Holiday Season

Apparently watching British television at your local multiplex is a super trendy activity now?

Following on the heels of the announcement that the upcoming Sherlock Victorian-themed one-off episode would screen in cinemas around the US, we can also start planning to see this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special on the big screen too. Yes, BBC Worldwide and Fathom Events have announced that this year’s holiday installment of the iconic sci-fi series will run for a special two-night event in US theaters December 28 and 29 at 7:30pm (local time) in nearly 300 theaters across the U.S.

David Tennant and Catherine Tate in "Doctor Who" Season 4. (Photo: BBC)

David Tennant and Catherine Tate Reunite for New ‘Doctor Who’ Audio Series

Good news, Doctor Who fans: David Tennant and Catherine Tate are coming back!

Well, sort of.

No, the Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble won’t be making a return appearance on the iconic television show - though we did see a brief glimpse of them both in a flashback during the recent Season 9 episode The Girl Who Died. Instead, the pair are reuniting to record three new audio dramas with a full cast for Big Finish, which will tell more stories of the adventures that Ten and Donna had together during her time in the TARDIS.

(And we’ll just ruthlessly not think about the manner in which Donna left the TARDIS. Never gonna be over it. Ever.)

‘Doctor Who’ Season 9 Trailer Features Missy, Monsters and Maisie Williams

Another awesome thing thanks to San Diego Comic Con – after months and months of waiting, we finally got our first look at the highly anticipated new season of Doctor Who. Stars Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Michelle Rodriguez were on-hand at the show’s big Hall H panel to introduce the Season 9 trailer,

The clip, which features lots of action, danger and drama – as well as lots of monsters old and new – certainly maintains the darker tone that was a hallmark of Capaldi’s first season, though at least it looks like some of the conflict between Twelve and his Companion Clara has been worked out (or at least has died down).

Oh and Missy (the new female incarnation of the Doctor’s old friend/nemesis the Master) is definitely back, though the trailer is unclear about whether she’s on the side of the good guys this time around or not. Also, there’s a Dalek!

Celebrate Ten Years of "Doctor Who's' Return with This Amazing Fan Tribute

Ten years ago this March - March 26 to be exact - a beloved science fiction franchise made its return to the BBC after a nine year absence. It was called Doctor Who, and with the episode "Rose," Ninth Doctor Christopher Eccleston and his companion Billie Piper reintroduced the iconic alien with a blue police box to a whole new generation. Now, in 2015, it's hard to believe that it's actually been that long since Who came back to us - and that the show has since achieved an absolutely unprecendented (and frankly astonishing) level of global mainstream popularity. (I suspect if you asked the production team behind that long-ago Season 1, they never would have predicted this in about a million years.)

David Tennant Joins the Marvel Universe as ‘Jessica Jones’ Villain

Rejoice, David Tennant fans! Though you may have wept at the cancellation of the American Broadchurch remake series Gracepoint - if only because it meant a lack of the former Tenth Doctor on your TV every week (I mean, honestly, otherwise, why would you?) – you can rest easy, because the former Time Lord has just landed another big role. Yes, indeed, Tennant has officially joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and will be playing the villain in Marvel’s upcoming 13-episode Netflix series A.K.A. Jessica Jones.

The official description for the Jessica Jones series as follows: “After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter, ABC’s Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23) is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City. An enigmatic figure from Jessica’s past, Kilgrave’s reappearance will send shockwaves through the former super hero’s world.”

So dramatic, right? These superheroes and their issues.

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