The star of The Hobbit will be around for World's End. Find out what's next for Doctor Who, direct from the producers. Plus in-depth previews for what's ahead this season on ABC's Once Upon a Time and 666 Park Avenue!
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Top image from Skyfall.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Specific details are still scarce, but we now know of three locations for the Captain America sequel: Cleveland, Washington, D.C., and New Mexico. Cleveland and New Mexico were both previously used in The Avengers, the former primarily as a double for New York City and the latter for studio-bound filming. Washington, D.C. is more likely to be appearing as itself, especially since Washington, D.C. really feels like the sort of place Captain America ought to visit sooner or later. [Coming Soon, Comic Book Movie, and @elmayimbe]
While all the major and minor characters have already been cast, Lionsgate has revealed various bit players in the movie, including a bunch of additional tributes. Here's the full list:
James Logan – District 5 Tribute Boy
Ivette Li-Sanchez -District 5 Tribute Girl
Justin Hix – District 6 Tribute Boy
Megan Hayes – District 6 Tribute Girl
Bobby Jordan – Blight
John Casino – Woof
Elena Sanchez – Cecelia
Daniel Bernhardt – District 9 Tribute Boy
Marian Greene – District 9 Tribute Girl
Jackson Spidell – District 10 Tribute Boy
Tiffany Waxler – District 10 Tribute Girl
Sherlock and The Hobbit star Martin Freeman has reportedly joined Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg's apocalyptic conclusion to the loose trilogy begun by Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. There are no specifics on his part, though the obvious guess would be he's one of the group of friends that goes on an epic, 20th anniversary pub crawl the same night the world appears to be ending. He joins the previously cast Pegg, Nick Frost, Hot Fuzz's Paddy Considine, Die Another Day's Rosamund Pike, and Sherlock Holmes's Eddie Marsan. [Variety]
Here's a character scroll for the movie, which spotlights Gandalf, Bilbo, and all the dwarves. [Coming Soon]
Here's a bunch of promo photos for Daniel Craig's third Bond movie, featuring No Country For Old Men's Javier Bardem as the villain. [SpoilerTV]
Executive producers Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner discuss the fallout of "The Angels Take Manhattan" and what's ahead for the show.
Here's the very brief trailer for this year's Christmas special that aired after the end of "The Angels Take Manhttan." [Life, Doctor Who, and Combom]
The Walking Dead
Here are some promo photos for season three, which begins October 14. [SpoilerTV]
Here's a short description for the second episode, "Sick":
After a traumatic event, a life hangs in the balance. Complicating matters, the group must also deal with a potential threat to their new surroundings.
Here are some episode titles for a handful of season three episodes:
Episode 3.04 - Killer Within
Episode 3.05 - Say the Word
Episode 3.06 - Hounded
Episode 3.07 - When the Dead Come Knocking
[gallery 5947719] Here's a bunch of promo photos and a synopsis for tonight's episode, "No Quarter." [KSiteTV]
NORA LEADS MILES AND CHARLIE TO THE REBEL CAMP – On the run from Militia, Nora (Daniella Alonso) leads Miles (Billy Burke) and Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) back to the Rebel camp. Meanwhile, Aaron (Zak Orth) and Maggie (Anna Lise Phillips) search for Grace (Maria Howell) and Danny (Graham Rogers) stands up to one of Captain Neville's (Giancarlo Esposito) men.
Here's a promo for this Friday's episode, "Over My Dead Body."
Here's the official description for episode eight, "The Other Side", which airs October 19:
HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION TURNS DEADLY—JAMES FRAIN AND CLAIRE COFFEE GUEST STAR — Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) are called to the scene of a murdered high school academic decathlete and learn just how competitive some extracurricular activities can be, and the extremes some coaches and parents will go to give students the best chance for success. In other police matters, Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) deals with an unwanted infatuation while we learn an old accomplice of his has been spending time with his family in Europe. Elsewhere, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) continues to manage the spice shop and gets a visit from an unlikely customer.
Once Upon a Time
Executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis discuss the scale of the second season:
Horowitz: The ambition of this season is larger than season 1. We have been allowed to do more at the start of the [season]. Without addressing the budget, everybody at the studio is on board with this as a big-canvas show… A lot of it actually is the learning-curve aspect of season 1, where we figured out what we can do and how to do it well. We learned how to maximize our bang for our buck. The biggest key is time. If we can figure out our stories far enough in advance, the more time our effects team and department heads will have.
Kitsis: And [visual effects] technology continues to improve, which helps us … Every week we try to paint ourselves into a corner and have a potential shark-jumping moment and move past it. We're always trying to make the show something new and something fun without changing the dynamic. There's also certain ideas that we don't chase down like we did last year - we know that's not what our show is now, so let's stay on this track.
There's more at the link. [EW]
Elsewhere, Edward Kitsis previews next Sunday's episode, "We Are Both":
Those two have a very complicated relationship, one that we are excited to get into. In fact, Episode 2 is going to be about how Regina met Rumple. What's interesting is they have this weird thing where they keep f–king each other over, and yet they still seem to need each other. But Rumple knows that Belle is alive, and that Regina [imprisoned] her - and Regina enters the season not knowing that he has that piece of information. So whatever she was saving Belle for just went away, and now I have a feeling Rumple is gong to want revenge.
What does Belle make of this situation she just stumbled into? She hasn't really known Storybrooke.
This will probably be a strange land to her. She's never seen a telephone before, she's never seen a television…. And her inner nature is still one of goodness. Rumple has this large agenda and whatever it is, it required him bringing magic to this land. He has always been a character who has had to chose between love and power, and he's always chosen power, so now that Belle, this wild card, comes into his life, into this meticulous plan, how will it affect it? And which path will he now choose because of it?
666 Park Avenue
Executive producer Matt Miller explains the show's approach to horror, and why comparisons to American Horror Story aren't all that accurate:
It is a challenge. It's not a genre typically done on TV. There's two kinds of horror: There's the more aggressive kind of slashery stuff, which this certainly isn't. Then there's more psychological horror, which is what this show falls into. In order to do that, you want to build suspense with creepier moments and things like that, which, usually, [with a] TV audience, people want to get to the next thing really quickly. It is tough to find that balance and trying to actually do something that's genuinely scary while at the same time also fitting into a network mold...[On American Horror Story] What we're trying to do is something that's a lot more of a psychological horror - a lot more of a throwback show like Rosemary's Baby or The Shining. Whereas, American Horror Story may be more overt and more contemporary horror.
He also explains why it isn't really accurate to call Terry O'Quinn's character the Devil, even if sure does seem pretty damn satanic:
We really want to play with what audience's expectations are. We're never going to say "Devil" or "deal with The Devil" within the show. It's always off the nose. It's like a guy that is seemingly devil-like, but that someone that can make all your dreams come true, but like with any sort of Faustian bargain or any kind of deal with The Devil, there is a downside to that and there is a price to pay for having your dreams fulfilled. That's sort of, in a broad stroke, what he does and what we're playing with. Certainly The Drake, the building itself, has a supernatural quality. What we're trying to do is to have most, if not all, of our supernatural and horror stuff actually take place within the confines of the building.
To the point about mentioning him being The Devil, he's not necessarily The Devil. We're playing him as someone that is flesh and blood. We have an episode with a scene where he's shaving and cuts himself. We want people to see that he can actually bleed, that he can hurt. Because if he is this omniscient, immortal, controlling character, then it makes it not quite as interesting and he's not quite as vulnerable. We always like to see him as more of a Tony Soprano-type than a mustache-twirling devil.
There's still more at the link. [TV Guide]
Here's a short synopsis for the fourth episode, "Hero Complex", which is set to air October 21:
Henry must choose between work and friendship when he learns Gavin is under investigation; Jane discovers the thief's identity; the apparition of the little girl issues a warning; Nona has troubling visions of Henry's future.
And here's a bunch of promo photos for the episode. [SpoilerTV]
American Horror Story: Asylum
Mark Margolis, who as Hector Salamanca on Breaking Bad managed to kick ass armed only with a bell, has reportedly been cast in a recurring role on the show as Sam Goodwin, although no other details are available. Other new cast additions include Hung's Amy Farrington as a worried mother and One Life To Live's David Chisum as a loving husband. [EW]
Here are some promo photos from tonight's midseason finale, "We All Fall Down." [SpoilerTV]
New cast member Bree Williamson discusses her role as psychiatrist Dr. Claire Callahan:
"My new role on the show is mainly be a sounding board for Audrey, to help Audrey [Emily Rose] with her role in helping the troubled and also help her navigate through this new information that she's processing. [Audrey]‘s struggling with who she is and what's wrong in her life, so as Audrey and I [go from] case to case with the troubled people, we're also going to be dealing with her personal life,
The Vampire Diaries
Relatively unknown actor Micah Parker will reportedly play a character named Adrian in the eighth and ninth episodes of season four. [SpoilerTV]
Beauty and the Beast
Here's are some promo photos for the third episode, "All In." [SpoilerTV]
And here's a pair of promo posters. [SpoilerTV]
Additional reporting by Amanda Yesilbas and Charlie Jane Anders.