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Category:Drama

Rejoice: The First Teaser Trailer for ‘Downton Abbey’ Series 5 is Here

Thankfully – even if it may seem slow as molasses in January at times - Series 5 of everyone's favorite costume drama Downton Abbey is inching ever closer, and we’ve finally got an official teaser trailer for the new season.

Prepare yourselves. 

Category:Drama

Get Your First Look at 'Vera' Series 4

Attention British mystery fans! ITV has released the official trailer for the critically acclaimed four season of Vera, which is set to premiere later this month in the UK and (hopefully) very soon thereafter in the US!

Based on author Ann Cleeves’ series of popular novels, the drama follows the obsessive and driven Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope as she tries to crack some of the toughest cases in Northumberland alongside her trusted right-hand man and surrogate son Joe Ashworth. Stars Brenda Blethyn and David Leon are both back as the series’ leads.

Series 4 will be comprised of four stand-alone episodes, though titles for the full set have not yet been announced. In the opening episode, called On Harbour Street, Vera investigates the mysterious death of pensioner Margaret Kraszewski, who is found stabbed on a busy Newcastle train at the height of rush hour.

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Get Your First Look at the Upcoming Second Season of Morse Prequel 'Endeavour'

For those that have been eagerly anticipating the return of Inspector Morse prequel series Endeavour – good news! We finally have our first look at the mystery’s upcoming second season, courtesy of British network ITV. (And, spoiler: It looks pretty fantastic!)

Shaun Evans returns as a young Endeavour Morse, along with co-star Roger Allam as Morse’s partner, DI Fred Thursday, as the two investigate various crimes in the 1960s. The series is written by acclaimed screenwriter Russell Lewis, who also wrote for the original Morse mysteries.

Endeavour follows the story of a young Morse the early days of his career, after leaving his Oxford college without taking a degree and joining the police force. Series 1 aired last summer as part of Masterpiece Mystery to a very warm reception from fans. (It’s also been one of the best performing dramas on ITV, as well.)

The second season will also be comprised of four feature-length episodes: Trove, Nocturne, Sway and Neverland

Category:Drama

'The Bletchley Circle' Series 2 Comes to PBS Stations Beginning April 13

It’s official: Series 2 of popular female-led mystery series The Bletchley Circle will premiere on PBS stations nationwide beginning Sunday, April 14

The drama follows the story of four women in post-World War II England, who all possess the extraordinary ability to break codes, a skill honed when they worked undercover at the famous Bletchley Park. Now, after the war, they use their unique ability to see patterns to help them solve crimes.

Series 2 will be comprised of four episodes, rather than three, and will tell two self-contained stories, each spread across two of the sixty-minute installments.  Stars Anna Maxwell Martin, Rachel Stirling,Sophie Rundle and Julie Graham are all set to return. 

The new episodes will be set a year after the events of Series 1. 1. Per the official press release, here’s what we can expect:

Category:Drama

‘DCI Banks’: Mystery Fans, Get Your First Look at Series 3!

Gritty contemporary mystery series DCI Banks was officially renewed for a third season last June, but we haven’t heard much about what Series 3 might look like. Happily, that’s no longer true, as we now officially have our first look at the drama’s next set of episodes.

DCI Banks will return for a new six-part series starring Ballykissangel’s Stephen Tompkinson, Andrea Lowe and Doc Martin’s Caroline Catz. Series 3 will based on three of Peter Robinson’s  novels, and two episodes will be devoted to each of the three stories entitled Wednesday’s Child, Piece of My Heart and Bad Boy

Now ITV has released the first trailer for DCI Banks Series 3 and it has the same dark and gritty feel we’ve come to expect from this show. It’s also surprisingly tense for something that’s only a minute long.

Watch for yourselves below.

Category:Drama

Watch the ITV Trailer for Series 2 of 'The Bletchley Circle', Coming to PBS Stations This Spring

ITV has released a trailer for the highly anticipated second series of female-led mystery series The Bletchley Circle. The period drama follows the story of four women – all former Bletchley Park  codebreakers – who use their skill at deducing patterns and decoding puzzles to solve crimes.

Series 2 will be comprised of four episodes and will tell two self-contained stories, each spread across two of the sixty-minute installments.  This is a bit of a departure from the first series, but not a completely unwelcome one if done well. The new episodes will be set a year after the events of Series 1, and stars Anna Maxwell Martin, Rachael Stirling, Sophie Rundle and Julie Graham are all set to return.Hettie Morahan will join the cast as another former Bletchley girl who is facing some dark problems of her own.

Read on for more details – and to get your first look at the new season. 

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Splashy New Trailer for the 'Downton Abbey' Series 4 Christmas Episode Has Arrived

ITV has released a trailer for the forthcoming Downton Abbey Christmas special, and it is beautiful.

The clip gives us our first look at the return of the indomitable Shirley MacLaine as Cora’s mother Martha Levinson, as well as the debut of award-winning actor Paul Giamatti as Cora’s brother Harold.

The clip is not terribly spoilerish for those who have seen nothing of Series 4, but depending on your own personal tolerance for such things, you might want to think about it for a moment before clicking play. 

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Watch Christopher Eccleston and Rory Kinnear in Trailer for ITV's New Drama ‘Lucan’

Sometimes a real-life drama is so twisty, it’s hard to believe it’s true. The disappearance of Lord Lucan has a little bit of everything: a fall from grace, shocking violence, aristocratic celebrity and a mystery that endures to this day.

No wonder someone wanted to dramatize it for television.

ITV has released the first trailer for Lucan, a new two-part series about the infamous aristocrat. It stars The Hollow Crown’s Rory Kinnear in the title role, buffered by an impressive cast that includes Doctor Who’s Christopher Eccleston and Harry Potter’s Michael Gambon

 

Category:Drama

Get Your First Look at ‘Mr. Selfridge’ Series 2: Coming to PBS in March 2014

Period drama Mr. Selfridge will return next year, and ITV has helpfully given us a first look at Series 2 with a brand new trailer that should do a lot more than pique your interest in where the story is going.

The drama’s second season will consist of ten episodes, and the story will be set in 1914, during the onset of the First World War. Yes, this does mean that we’re jumping ahead five years from where we left things in the Series 1 finale, so possibly you should start preparing yourself now for what are surely going to be a few dropped plot threads.

However, if this clip is anything to go by, there’s still going to be plenty of drama going on, even five years into the future. The jazzy, dramatic promo clues us in to the series’ time jump, shows off the new looks of all our favorite characters, and gives us a quick glimpse of some new faces from around the store the store, all set to a Patented Selfridge Pep Talk voiceover. (It might be a bit odd, but I think I’ve actually kind of missed that.) 

Watch for yourselves below:

Category:Drama

David Suchet’s Last Case: Watch ITV's Bittersweet and Awesome Trailer for the Final Series of ‘Poirot’

David Suchet will reprise his iconic role as Belgian detective Hercule Poirot one more time for a final series of Agatha Christie’s Poirot. With the release of this new season, the actor will achieve his stated “life’s ambition” of filming the entirety of Christie’s Poirot canon.  Suchet has been playing Poirot for over twenty years, so this is a truly impressive accomplishment.

The thirteenth and final series is comprised of four new feature-length Poirot films, which include The Big Four, Dead Man’s Folly, The Labours of Hercules and Curtain, the latter of which is the famous detective’s last case.  ITV has released an official trailer for this final season, and it’s wonderfully bittersweet. With a tagline of “The End is Near”, the spot features new footage interspersed with classic clips from Suchet’s many previous episodes and a voiceover of the detective reflecting on his life and career.

It’s really rather lovely. Watch for yourselves below.  

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