Articles about Spike
Return of the King
As Spike launches its adaptation of The Mist, Stephen Arnell explores how TV and film versions of Stephen King’s work have become more popular and prolific than ever.
Classic sci-fi novels – TV’s new frontier
News that Robert Heinlein’s iconic book Stranger in a Strange Land is to be adapted for TV signals a growing interest in the potential for adapting classic science-fiction novels.
The will to Wyn
The supernatural meets the American Wild West in US comic book adaptation Wynonna Earp. DQ catches up with showrunner Emily Andras as she begins work on season two.
The shape of things to come: what next for sci-fi and fantasy?
Stephen Arnell casts his eye over the television landscape and finds there are plenty of science-fiction and fantasy series in the works to keep genre fans happy.
King of horror scares again
The popularity of horror and fantasy shows no sign of abating among pay TV broadcasters, with series based on stories by literary juggernauts Stephen King and Neil Gaiman being given the go-ahead this week.
Lorre parks in hall of fame
Chuck Lorre is the most successful comedy writer in the US TV business. This week, the NAB recognised his achievement by inducting him into its hall of fame. Elsewhere, John McLaughlin has bagged a screenwriting job on Viacom’s Pendergast.
Viewers fine with the end of the world
Despite a demand for lighter series, television drama continues to showcase dark storytelling, with pre- and post-apocalyptic shows very much in vogue.
Andy Fry examines the growing trend towards reworking movies as TV series, with Training Day, Fargo, Rush Hour and Scream just a handful of such shows either on air already or heading for the small screen soon.
Disney’s Descendants on the up
Among this week’s hits, Descendants did Disney proud both on screens and through speakers, Hallmark hit a new high with Cedar Cove and Tut took Channel 5 by storm. But things were less positive for BBC2 military drama Odyssey…
Right place, right time
As The Americans finds a new home on ITV Encore, just how important is finding the right slot and channel for a new drama series? Meanwhile, viewers fail to show up for C4’s Witnesses and Syfy’s Sharknado sweeps social media.
Spike leads sharp increase in Viacom drama
Andy Fry looks at the influx of new dramas heading to Viacom channels such as MTV and Spike, with the latter’s diverse slate of upcoming shows ranging from a dystopian thriller and a psychological horror series to a period piece and a World War III drama.
ITV digs into Ancient Egypt
The UK’s ITV unveils a drama by Guy Burt about the search for Tutankhamun’s tomb, a popular Agatha Christie novel gets the adaptation treatment from BBC1 and Lifetime, HBO’s star-studded reboot of cult sci-fi movie Westworld moves ahead and Gérard Depardieu is cast in Dan Franck’s Marseille.