Comic Con Wrap Up
Game of Thrones news:
- The panel did not feature any direwolves, but Theon had a puppy.
- Brienne doesn’t need a man.
- Everyone wanted to talk about the romantic entanglements, but I want to know more about Bran’s comment that the Three-Eyed Raven is “one of the few fragments that remain from the Old Westeros, the magical side.”
- The cast really hated having to pretend that Jon Snow was dead, especially since no one actually believed that Jon Snow was dead.
- I posted this last week, but here’s the video they played at the panel:
Doctor Who news:
- Steven Moffat gives an exit interview in which he has nothing but nice things to say about the incoming choice for Doctor. Moffat also argued that the majority of people have embraced the female Doctor. (All of which begs the question as to why he personally refused to cast a woman, but whatever.)
- The panel also paid tribute to Peter Capaldi’s time as the 12th Doctor:
- The panel opened with a live performance of “Carry On My Wayward Son” by Kansas:
- We learn that season 13 will begin with the boys split on their mother’s fate. Non-surprising spoiler! Dean just wants to move on, while Sam is pretty sure she’s alive somewhere.
- Also, the showrunners insist that they have a lot of seasons left.
- Look! A father and son reunion:
The Walking Dead news:
- The panel began with a tribute to the stuntman who tragically died on set.
- Robert Kirkman says he would love a crossover with Fear the Walking Dead. YOU ARE IN CHARGE, JUST DO IT.
- Negan is allowed only “seven shits, two goddamns, and zero fucks” by the AMC censors.
- The panel also revealed there will never be a cure, so just go ahead and throw all your theories away that involved one, guys.
Samurai World on Westworld? “That doesn’t look like anything to me,” says Jonathan Nolan who is just fucking with us now. And this is the poem that you should read, apparently.
Stranger Things promises justice for Barb — but no Barb.
David Lynch is a weirdo and never going to change. Also, basically no one on the cast has ever watched or is watching Twin Peaks.
Midnight, Texas also played its first episode (which debuts tonight on NBC, see below) and Charlaine Harris gives the show her blessing.
The Tick showed the second episode, and i09 is over here making some big claims.
The Gifted will not crossover with The X-Men or Legion. Although I’d like to see them try with that last one.
SDCC also paid tribute to Adam West with Kevin Smith, producer James Tucker, actors Ralph Garman and Lee Meriwether.
In Non-Comic-Con News
George R.R. Martin just announced that he still has months to go on Winds of Winter. OH MY GOD, OLD MAN, WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? MAYBE YOU SHOULD STOP IT WITH THE SPINOFFS AND FOCUS. I mean, it’s great that we’re getting these Targaryen books, BUT STILL.
Ladies and gentlemen, the stupidest story of the day.
A body double on The Affair is suing for sexual harassment for being referred to as “Alison Sexytime Double” on a call sheet.
- Wynonna Earp has been renewed for a third season at Syfy.
- Iron Fist is sticking around for a second season on Netflix.
- Hulu is developing The Act, a true-crime anthology series.
- AMC is working on a sci-fi series from the writer of Arrival.
- Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk have a web series (?!) called Con Man and it looks really funny and Syfy just picked up the first two seasons.
- TBS released clips of three new animated series: Tarantula, Final Space and Close Enough, which you can watch here.
- Sci-fi novel Awakened, which was co-written by a guy from Impractical Jokers, apparently, is going to be turned into a series.
- Kevin Spacey will play Gore Vidal in Netflix’s Gore.
- Elizabeth Mitchell is joining the cast of The Expanse.
- Michael Emerson is going to recur on Arrow. Also, David Nykl will return.
- Wayward Sisters, the Supernatural spinoff, has cast Briana Buckmaster, Kathryn Newton and Katherine Ramdeen, so rejoice, fans!
- Johnathan Tucker (American Gods) and Neil Jackson are joining Westworld.
- Pearl Mackie’s last appearance as Bill Potts will be in the Doctor Who Christmas Special.
- Charlize Theron will be appearing on The Orville. It blew my kid’s mind that Mrs. F on Arrested Development was Imperator Furiosa, btw.
- Jimmi Simpson will reprise his role in the Psych movie. And Timothy Omundson will be in one scene.
- Calista Flockhart will be back on Supergirl. Also, Adrian Pasdar is joining the cast.
- Patton Oswalt is replacing Bobby Moynihan as the voice of Happy the Horse in Syfy’s new series, Happy. Also joining the cast, Joseph Reitman.
- Tom Welling is joining Lucifer.
- Danny Trejo will be the Big Bad on The Flash next season. Also joining, Neil Sandilands and Kim Engelbrecht.
- James Remar and Damon Gupton are joining the cast of Black Lightning.
- Misty Knight will be on Iron Fist next season.
- Jake Paul is leaving Bizaardvark halfway through the season.
- Great British Bake Off hosts, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, have lined up their next gig: hosting The Generation Game.
John Heard, actor
Deborah Watling, actress, Doctor Who companion
Danny Daniels, Emmy-award winning choreographer
The Bachelorette: Upsetting the usual order of things, Rachel is going to bring the men back to Dallas to meet the family before flying them off to Spain for some fantasy suiting. 7 p.m., ABC
People of Earth: YAY THE BEST SHOW STARRING WYATT CENAC ABOUT SPACE ALIENS IS BACK YAY! Season premiere. 9:30 p.m., TBS
Midnight, Texas: Sex demons reside in a Texas town or something, I don’t know. It’s a Charlaine “True Blood” Harris series, so there’s that. Series premiere. 9 p.m., NBC
Somewhere Between: In this weird new series, a mother learns that her daughter is going to be murdered … by someone … in the future … and she has to try to prevent it. Series premiere. 9 p.m., ABC
Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Rob Lowe, Chrissy Metz, Fifth Harmony featuring Gucci Mane Late Night with Seth Meyers: Charlize Theron, Jane Lynch, Amine, Brad Wilk The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Paul Bettany, Laura Benanti, Tyler the Creator The Late Late Show with James Corden: Anna Faris, Mark Hamill, Jenny Slate, Foster the People The Daily Show: French Montana Watch What Happens Live: Kelly Dodd, Isaac Mizrahi
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