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'Poldark' Officially Confirmed for Season 5

Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark in "Poldark" Season 4. (Photo: Courtesy of Robert Viglasky/Mammoth Screen for BBC and MASTERPIECE)

Though we don’t know when we’ll see Poldark Season 4 just yet, fans of the popular period drama can rest easy. The popular period already been officially renewed for a fifth season!

The news was announced at last week’s BFI premiere in London, which featured a screening of Season 4’s first episode and a Q&A with some of the series’ cast. (Just think about all those lucky people in attendance!) The announcement was made by star Eleanor Tomlinson. Though she couldn’t attend the premiere screening herself, thanks to her current filming duties on upcoming BBC drama War of the Worlds, she nevertheless sent along a message for the fans assembled, which included the official news of Season 5.

‘Black Mirror’ Will Return for a Fifth Season

The 'Black Mirror' logo (Photo: Netflix)

Streaming service Netflix announced that the popular dystopian science fiction anthology Black Mirror will be back for a fifth season.

The series, which has featured high-caliber British acting talent of almost every stripe, explores issues of technology and its unanticipated effects on modern society. Each episode is a standalone story, and can be watched in pretty much any order – though the series’ creators have been hinting that some (or all?) of them may exist within a larger shared universe.

Basically, Black Mirror is like a modern, more tecnosavvy version of The Twilight Zone, but if all the social media apps, dating services, home security systems and online game shows turned out to be basically terrible and/or threating to us, all the time.  (It’s honestly a fascinating series, and if you haven’t checked it out yet, you should.)

'Call the Midwife' Renewed for Three Additional Seasons

The cast of the new "Call the Midwife" holiday special.  (Photo: BBC/Neal Street Productions)

In good news you might have missed during the Thanksgiving holiday: popular period drama Call the Midwife is going to be sticking around awhile. The BBC announced last week that the series has been renewed – not just for a single additional season, or even two, but three.

The medical drama follows the story of a group of nurse midwives and nuns who care for the residents of the economically disadvantaged neighborhood of Poplar. Call the Midwife, of course, is so much more than that though – really digging into the personal stories of all the different women involved. (It’s also great if you happen to need a good cry for whatever reason.) 

Filming is Already Under Way on 'The Durrells in Corfu' Season 2

The cast of "The Durrells in Corfu" (Photo: Courtesy of John Rogers/Sid Gentle Films & MASTERPIECE)
Good news for those who love heartwarming family drama The Durrells in Corfu: The series has been renewed for a second season and filming on the new episodes has already begun! 
 
The Durrells, based on Gerald Durrell’s trilogy of memoirs, tells the story of Louisa Durrell who makes a radical change and uproots her four unruly ‘children’ Larry, Leslie, Margo and Gerry, from Bournemouth to start a new life in Corfu in the 1930s. Keeley Hawes will return as matriarch Louisa alongside her fictional brood played by Josh O’Connor (Larry), Callum Woodhouse (Leslie), Daisy Waterstone (Margo) and Milo Parker (Gerry).

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