Drama

Benedict Cumberbatch Has Unexpected New Look in First Image from New ‘Brexit’ Drama

Benedict Cumberbatch in "Brexit" (Photo: Channel 4)

Despite the fact that the whole mess surrounding Britain’s impending departure from the European Union hasn’t even been properly sorted out yet, there’s already a TV adaptation in the works about it.

Upcoming Channel 4 drama Brexit aims to unpack the often stranger-than-fiction true life story of the run up to the landmark vote into a one-off television drama. And this is actually much less of a hot mess than you might expect, given the subject matter.

The feature is being written by playwright Jason Graham. Black Mirror’s Toby Haynes is on board to direct. And they’ve tapped Benedict Cumberbatch to star in it.

Unfortunately, they've given him what is possibly the worst hairpiece in the world.

The Trailer for 'A Discovery of Witches' Promises Supernatural Delights

Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer in "A Discovery of Witches" (Photo: Sky One/Bad Wolf Productions)

“Once the world was full of wonders,” Downton Abbey’s Matthew Goode intones ominously in the opening lines of the first trailer for upcoming fantasy drama A Discovery of Witches. “But it belongs to humans now. We have all but disappeared.”

Thus begins Sky’s newest big thing, a fantasy epic involving witches, vampires, demons and humans, with a big sprinkling of romance on top.

Get Your First Look at Amazon’s Lavish New ‘Vanity Fair’

Olivia Cooke in the all-new ITV/Amazon adaptation of "Vanity Fair" (Photo: ITV/ITV Press)

Amazon Studios and British network ITV have released a first look at their lavish new adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s classic novel Vanity Fair.

The first official teaser trailer offers nothing in the way of actual footage from the series, however. So don’t get your hopes up. It’s basically just 30 seconds of star Olivia Cooke looking indomitable with her foot on the globe. However, this whole attitude is 100% Becky Sharp, which is at least a positive sign.

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