A Look At What's Ahead In 2018 For David Tennant


As the new year starts we take a look at what's to come for David Tennant and his fans in the coming months...

TV 


Marvel's Jessica Jones
It was announced in the summer of 2017 that David Tennant would be making a shock return to Season 2 of the Netflix and Marvel collaboration, Jessica Jones.
His character Kilgrave appeared to be gone for good after the dramatic climax of the first season, but he's back with David spotted filming scenes on set in New York throughout August 2017.
The storyline surrounding Kilgrave's return is top secret, but you won't have to wait too long as the new season is drops on Netflix on 8th March.



Good Omens
Filming is continuing into 2018 on the six-part TV adaptation of the comic apocalyptic novel by Neil Gaiman and Sir Terry Pratchett. The series has been written by Neil Gaiman and stars David Tennant as Crowley, 'Hell's most approachable demon', and Michael Sheen as his counterpart, the fussy angel and rare book dealer Aziraphale.
It is a co-production by the comedy team at BBC Studios, the BBC’s commercial production arm, Narrativia and The Blank Corporation, in association with BBC Worldwide for Amazon Prime Video and BBC Two. The series will launch globally on Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories in 2019 including in the UK, where it will also air on BBC Two at a later date. BBC Worldwide will distribute rights for Good Omens internationally, after the series premiere on Prime Video.


Final Space
David will be among a star studded cast for Olan Rogers' upcoming animated space sitcom, Final Space, and will be voicing multiple characters including the Lord Commander.
Also on board are Fred Armisen, Tom Kenny, Gina Torres, Steven Yeun, Coty Galloway, Caleb McLaughlin, Ron Perlman, John DiMaggio, Shannon Purser, Keith David, Andy Richter and Conan O'Brien. David Sacks will be serving as showrunner.
 The series involves an astronaut named Gary Space and his alien friend, Mooncake, and focuses on their adventures as they try to solve the mystery of “Final Space”.



DuckTales
The DuckTales reboot featuring David Tennant as the vocal talent behind Scrooge McDuck will continue to air on Disney XD in the USA and Season 1 will premiere in the UK early in the year on the Disney Channel.
A second season has already been commissioned.


Hang Ups
David Tennant will guest star in Channel 4's new comedy series Hang Ups. Written by Robert Delamere and Stephen Mangan, who also stars, Hang Ups is an unconventional comedy about an unconventional therapist trying to keep his unconventional life, and patients, from falling apart.

Film


Bad Samaritan
Bad Samaritan, the upcoming thriller starring David Tennant and Robert Sheehan, is due to be released on 23rd February in the USA. The tense thriller, written by Brandon Boyce and directed by Dean Devlin, centres on a pair of thieves who stumble upon a woman being held captive in a house that they are robbing.
Robert Sheehan and co-star Carlito Olivero play two valets working at an upmarket restaurant who come up with the perfect scam. While their wealthy clients are socialising, they head off to burgle their houses. However, when they target the home of the psychotic Cale Erendreich, played by David Tennant, they get more than they bargained for. The film also stars Kerry Condon.



Mary Queen Of Scots
Focus Features have confirmed that their feature film Mary Queen Of Scots will be released in the UK on 2nd November 2018. 
The film, directed by Josie Rourke, follows the early life of Mary Stuart, played by Saoirse Ronan, and her relationship with Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie), her rival in power and love. Both were female regents in a male world; Mary, who became Queen of Scotland when six days old and Queen of France aged 16, was seen as a threat to Elizabeth's sovereignty when she mounted a claim to the English throne. 
David Tennant stars as John Knox, who was a Scottish minister, theologian, and writer who was a leader of the country's Reformation.



You, Me And Him
You, Me And Him tells the story of two women’s differing experiences with pregnancy. One, Alex, played by Lucy Punch, is a 40-year-old magistrate, the other, Olivia, played by Faye Marsay, a carefree party girl. The twist is that they are in a relationship with each other. The action will unfold over a 12 month timeframe. David plays the role of the couple’s neighbour, John, a  Casanova style character who is responsible for one of the pregnancies.
Other cast members include Nina Sosanya, Sarah Parish, Simon Bird, David Warner, Gemma Jones, Sally Philips and Don Warrington.
Already shown in the USA on Showtime in December, the film hits UK cinemas on 12th April.


Mad To Be Normal
Given a limited cinema release in the UK in 2017, Mad To Be Normal is expected to be shown on UK television in the early part of 2018 with a US VOD release confirmed for 16th February.
Mad To Be Normal sees David Tennant star as 1960’s celebrity psychiatrist R.D.Laing who revolutionised the treatment of people diagnosed with mental illness.  It reveals the story of Ronnie Laing, one of Scotland’s greatest ever minds. Working out of Kingsley Hall in East London throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Laing performed various daring experiments. His revolutionary methods involved experimenting with LSD on his patients and practicing a form of self-­healing known as metanoia, causing outrage and controversy in the medical profession and radically changing attitudes and perceptions of mental health around the world.
Elisabeth Moss, Michael Gambon and Gabriel Byrne co star.


Audio


Wild Honey
David Tennant will be the star of a new BBC radio adaptation of Wild Honey, based on the untitled Anton Chekhov play commonly known as Platonov. 
Chekhov's manuscript for the play, one of his earlier, rejected works, was discovered after his death with the title page missing. The original 5 hour epic has been trimmed down to a more playable version for a number of productions. The version known as Wild Honey was created in 1984 by UK playwright Michael Frayn.

Also happening in 2018...

Also coming later this year is are two Tenth Doctor Metacrisis stories read by Camille Coduri and released by Big Finish as part of their Short Trips series - out March and May 2018.

In the first part of the year, David will guest on Sky Arts Portrait Artist Of The Year as a Celebrity sitter where contestants must paint a portrait of him.

David will take part in "An Audience With David Tennant" on Saturday 17th March as part of the Festival Of Ideas in Kirkcaldy, Scotland. Tickets for this will go on sale later this month.

There will no doubt be more projects confirmed for David throughout the year, please keep reading www.david-tennant.com for all the latest news as we head in to our 15th year online!
Many thanks to all our loyal readers, here's to a great 2018!


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