With the sequel to Blade Runner sweeping up the Academy Awards on Sunday night, we can see that sequels are an inevitable truth of filmmaking today. The budgets are larger and the stakes are higher for a sequel, this means that the hype and marketing machines will be working overtime to ensure they get me in a seat. For the right franchise, there are millions of us who will get to the theatre and love every second. With the runaway success of the Marvel universe film franchise, we can be sure there will be imitators. Below, I’ve compiled a list of a few of the 100+ sequels in pre-production at the moment. Get your schedule book out now!
There are an awful lot of television shows being exported to the US at the moment, surprising as US audiences have shunned British entertainment for a long time. The occasional success of a film like Kinky Boots, Trainspotting, and Secrets and Lies, notwithstanding, British television has not been a hit in the US market since the days of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. But some things have captured the imagination of the US viewing public these past few years. Even with the massive expansion of television in the US in recent years, the high quality of British programming has meant expansion into that market as well.