The 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Award nominations were announced last week. Several crime-related movie and TV dramas were highlighted, including the WWII code breaker film The Imitation Game (Outstanding Performance nod to Benedict Cumberbatch, Outstanding Supporting Role to Keira Knightley, and Outstanding Performance by a Cast); Gone Girl (Rosamund Pike's performance); The Judge (Robert Duvall); and Foxcatcher (Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo). On the television side, Benedict Cumberbatch got another nomination, for Sherlock: His Last Vow, while Billy Bob Thornton was honored for Fargo, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson for True Detective, Claire Danes for Homeland, and Viola Davis for How to Get Away with Murder.
The SAGs were followed immediately by the announcement of the Golden Globes. Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game, Rosamund Pike, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Steve Carell were among the same film nominees as the SAGs. Although Benedict Cumberbatch wasn't nominated in the TV category, his Sherlock co-star Martin Freeman scored a Best Actor nomination for Fargo. For the extensive list of all the film and TV nominees, head over to the official Golden Globe website.
Lionsgate is developing a movie about the most prolific serial killer in American history, based on Charles Graeber’s book about the killer's atrocities, The Good Nurse.
A trailer was released for the thriller Blackhat, which stars Chris Hemsworth as a man released from prison in order to help track a mysterious cybercriminal behind numerous terrorist acts around the globe.
An international trailer was released for the Austrilian crime drama Kill Me Three Times features Simon Pegg as a beleaguered hitman.
Speaking of Simon Pegg, he's been cast as the Devil in a new horror-comedy, The Gathering, which also stars Jeffrey Combs as Edgar Allen Poe, David Naughton as H.P. Lovecraft, and Doug Bradley as Bram Stoker who are sent to purgatory to tell their best untold stories.
The first Gunman trailer features Sean Penn as an international spy trying to clear his name who's forced to go up against his former friend, played by Javier Bardem.
The BBC has unveiled plans for a TV series based on the crime novels written by JK Rowling under the name Robert Galbraith, featuring private eye Cormoran Strike. The Beeb said Rowling will “collaborate on the project” with the number and length of episodes to be decided.
CBS is planning a still-untitled Criminal Minds spin-off, which will follow the same storylines as the original series but center on an FBI team working abroad. The introductory episode will be slotted into the regular program later this season.
Following prolonged negotiations, TNT has renewed Rizzoli & Isles for a sixth season. The police drama stars Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander and is based on the novels by Tess Gerritsen.
Christopher McDonald (Boardwalk Empire) has joined the cast of an untitled TNT crime drama, executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay. Written by Masters Of Sex creator Michelle Ashford, the serialized character drama is set in the wild and unpredictable world of the Florida drug trade in the 1970s.
Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons will co-star as a married couple in the second season of FX's Fargo.
Emily Deschanel of Bones announced she and her husband are expecting another child, and the showrunners of Bones have said they will write the second pregnancy into the series' storyline.
The 1980s pop singer Rick Springfield has joined the cast of True Detective for its second season, which will revolve around the murder of the business partner of career criminal Frank Semyon (Vince Vaughn).
NBC announced the network's midseason premiere dates, including the spy drama Allegiance, about a pair of deactivated Russian spies living in America brought back into duty to turn their CIA analyst son (Thursday, Feb. 5), and the conspiracy drama Odyssey, about three people whose lives become intertwined when its discovered an American corporation might be funding Jihadists (Sunday, April 5).
The BBC's Sherlock is getting the "theme park treatment." BBC Worldwide has entered a deal with London Resort Company Holdings to feature the broadcaster’s properties at a new park to be built in north Kent. But you'll have to wait; the park isn't expected to open until 2020.
A new trailer (which CinemaBlend categorizes as "emotional and brutal") was released for season two of the British drama Broadchurch, which returns to BBC America Feb. 4 at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. The series centers on Detective Inspector Alec Hardy (Doctor Who alum David Tennant) and Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman).
The world premiere of Ken Ludwig's play, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles), will play at Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage from January 16 to Feburary 22, 2015. Amanda Dehner will direct the production, with Gregory Wooddell (As You Like It) as Sherlock Holmes and Lucas Hall (Tales from Red Vienna) as Doctor Watson.