After decades of male-dominated TV shows and movies, the industry is finally beginning to wise up – a little – and is starting to even the scales, with more projects from and starring female talent. And, with reboots and revamps remaining popular as ever in the biz, it's no surprise that a number of these female-led works are taking the form of gender-swaps: traditionally male-led franchises coming back with a twist. Here are just a few old favourites that will be coming back a bit less blokey.
Michelle Ryan's Lady Christina de Souza is the latest Doctor Who character to land their own spin-off from Big Finish. Ryan will front a new four-part series, The Adventures of Lady Christina, to be released in September. Thrill-seeking cat burglar Lady Christina was introduced in the 2009 Doctor Who special 'Planet of the Dead' and was last seen soaring towards new adventures on a flying double decker bus.
You can have too much of a good thing, but when Breaking Bad ended after just five years, it left fans hungry for more. A prequel, Better Call Saul, would later air on AMC, but Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has revealed he was keen to wrap up the original show after working as a writer / executive producer on The X-Files. "I pushed harder than anyone for it to end when it did," Gilligan told press including Digital Spy.
#Requiem wraps up tonight at 9pm on @BBCOne. The show's not without its flaws, but I love that we got a proper paranormal chiller on primetime telly again. Hope we get more of it, or more like it. https://t.co/HAmrKZ8tCR
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".