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Neil Gaiman to Reimagine Jim Henson’s “Storyteller”

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Fans of Jim Henson’s iconic anthology series, Storyteller from the 1980s will be thrilled to hear that we may be seeing a comeback! Author Neil Gaiman (America Gods, Good Omens) is in talks with Freemantle and the Jim Henson Company to develop a re-imagined version of the show for television.

The original show was inspired by Henson’s daughter Lisa who was studying folklore and mythology in university. The original version went live in 1987 with creatures in Jim Henson’s Creature Shop retelling various European folk tales with a mysterious elfin storyteller, played by the late John Hurt.
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Does the New Trailer for Good Omens Contain Release Date Clues?

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So the new trailer for the television adaptation of Good Omens is here, and according to co-author Neil Gaiman, it contains clues to the release date of the show. As yet all that has been announced is that it will be released in the spring, and the trailer concurs, but Gaiman promises a hidden message.

The trailer is just mostly scrolling explanatory text that explains the apocalyptic plot, can you find the hidden clues? Here it is.
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The Trailer and Release Date for American Gods Season Two is Here

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It feels like we’ve been waiting for an age for season two of American Gods. The adaptation from the Neil Gaiman novel has been fantastic and season one got things off to a brilliant start.

Season one introduced us to Shadow Moon, who the story revolves around as he meets Wednesday, Mad Sweeney and the rest of the gods in what was a visual treat with some fantastic special effects. The adaptation received two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Main Title Design and Outstanding Special Visual Effects and three nominations in the Critics’ Choice Television awards including Best Drama, Best Actor (McShane) and Best Supporting Actress (Gillian Anderson).

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Publisher Sues Netflix Over “Black Mirror” Bandersnatch

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It’s been billed as a groundbreaking moment in television, Bandersnatch from Black Mirror is a choose your own adventure movie, similar to the books that were famous in the 1980s.

I loved the 1980s books but in a scene reminiscent to the show itself, publishers ChooseCo is suing Netflix for $25 million, or the profits for the episode, claiming that the streaming service infringed on its trademarked format for the Black Mirror: Bandersnatch movie.

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Tom Baker has written a new Doctor Who novel

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Tom Baker is best known as the fourth incarnation of The Doctor in the BBC series of Doctor Who.

His stint as The Doctor continued for 7 series- consisting of a massive 172 episodes, and he still remains one of the most popular Doctors to this day. His love for the Whoniverse continues as shown by his latest project- Scratchman- a Fourth Doctor novel that never saw the light of day, until now! The novel is dark, exciting, tense, and just perfectly Who. Tom’s inimitable wordsmithery combined with the gripping plot will guarantee this novel real success.

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America Selects its Favourite Read

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A few months ago we brought you the news that PBS were bringing The Great American Read to our televisions but the show was only accessible to those in the US. The show has been a huge success and through the show and votes, America chose its one hundred favourite reads.

A few nights ago the final show launched, which meant Number 1 in the Great American Read was announced. It will come as no surprise to many to hear that the number one book was selected as Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, but there were a few surprises throughout the list.

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Madeline Miller’s ‘Circe’ Is Being Optioned for Television

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Published earlier this year, Madeline Miller’s Circe tells the story of a lesser Greek God named Circe, the daughter of the mighty sun God Helios. However, unlike her father, Circe possesses no great powers, nor is she devastatingly alluring like her mother. Upon seeking solace in the world of mortals, Circe discovers that she does have power, the power of witchcraft, which may eventually rival the Gods of Mount Olympus.
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Sky to Adapt H. G Wells’ The Time Machine for Series

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We’ve seen some fantastic adaptations lately, and we’ve seen some fantastic books adapted several times, leaving us wondering ‘but what about the other great classics’. Well, one of my favourite novels is about to get a rework for television and I couldn’t be more excited!

This week Deadline reports that H. G Wells’ The Time Machine is to be adapted by Sky television for the small screen, although they do say the project is very early in the development stage, so it may be a while away yet, it is coming!

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