Sci Fi News Wrap: K-9, Being Human and Torchwood
A brief round-up of smaller news items from the world of sci-fi/cult including K-9, Being Human, Supernatural and Torchwood. Plus we’re asking for your comments on new cult shows Outcasts and Bedlam.
SFX are reporting that the Australian produced K-9 series has been renewed for a second series. The ‘spin-off’ from Doctor Who featured robotic dog K-9, given a 21st century makeover, and is from the companion’s co-creator Bob Baker – who has reported the re-commissioning. In the UK the K-9 series airs on Channel Five as strictly speaking apart from the dog itself it has no other real connections to the Who universe.
Ratings for the latest episode of Being Human reveal 1.3 million viewers tuned in. Now while that’s down for the previous episode figure of 1.4 million the third series is still performing better than the second. So despite the drop in ratings since the season three premier Being Human is still above last year which is all that counts.
The Doctor Who News Page are reporting a possible new guest star for Torchwood: Miracle Day. According to the News Page clues left by the Torchwood production office point to actor Wayne Knight appearing in the new series. The actor is probably best known for his role of Dennis Nedry in the first Jurassic Park movie. Several quotes from the Jurassic Park movie were amongst the clues pointing to Knight.
The CW has announced the finale date for Smallville which will bow out after ten years on May 13th with a two-hour finale. See more here >>.
The broadcaster has also revealed the sixth series of Supernatural end on May 20th with a two-hour special as well. The CW has yet to renew Supernatural for a seventh season but fans should rest assured that no news is probably good news in this case. After all Dawn Ostroff, entertainment president of The CW, has said she’d be ‘shocked’ if Supernatural didn’t return and its ratings should pretty much guarantee it.
Last night saw the launch of two new cult related shows; Outcasts on BBC One (with Eric Mabius, Hermione Norris, Amy Mason, Liam Cunningham and Jamie Bamber) and Bedlam on Sky Living with Will Young and Theo James. Post your comments on both new shows below!
Outcasts continues tonight on BBC One at 9pm.