In an interview with the UK’s Metro, Ellie Kendrick — Meera Reed — revealed that she probably will not appear in the final season of Game of Thrones: “I wait for the phone to ring and then I find out, but it hasn’t rung so I don’t know. I’ll find out whether I am or not at some point, but for now I haven’t been notified so I’m yet to discover.”
Granted, that comment leaves some room for Meera to return, but considering filming is already underway and there are only six final episodes to film, it’s less and less likely that Kendrick wouldn’t have heard by now. Meera Reed’s exit from the series was an abrupt and brutal one, with Meera regretfully telling Bran that with Winter descending, she needed to return home and the Three-Eyed Bran being completely emotionless about it. It was a kick in the gut, but it was pretty final.
However, there are still fans out there who clung to the theory that Meera was Jon Snow’s long lost twin. This particular theory hung on two points: 1. Jon and Meera both have dark curly hair, and 2. her father, Howland Reed, was the only other person besides Ned Stark at Jon’s birth at the Tower of Joy. The theory was that maybe Ned and Howland decided to split the babies up for their protection. You know, like in Star Wars.
There were other fans who assumed that Meera’s father, Howland Reed, would make an appearance on the show to reveal to Jon Snow the truth of his parentage. But with Bran as the all-knowing, all-seeing Three-Eyed Raven who has already announced he is going to tell Jon who he really is (and who also would have probably figured out the long-lost sister thing had it been real), paired with the news that Meera is unlikely to return, both of these particular theories are pretty much as dead as Ned Stark.
There is some talk that Disney might buy Fox’s entertainment divisions, allowing Murdoch to focus on news and sports (because what we need is Fox News to be more focused) and for Disney to compete against Netflix. Of course, The Simpsons predicted this almost 20 years ago.
Meanwhile, you might have heard something about this whole media brouhaha with Disney and critics. The short version is The Los Angeles Times ran a report looking into Disney’s tax deal with Anaheim in which Disney is making a damn fortune. In response, Disney revoked the Los Angeles Times’ critics’ access to screenings. In response to that, other critics from other outlets announced they would be boycotting Disney screenings in a show of solidarity — and there are some pretty big Disney products coming out soon, including Coco and the next Star Wars movie. And four critics groups announced that all Disney films would be disqualified for consideration for awards this season. Anyway, long story short, Disney caved yesterday and reinstated The Los Angeles Times‘ access. GOOD.
So … what’s going on over at Empire? The show is going on a hiatus so that the writers can get their shit together, apparently.
Here’s just a terrifying list of serial killers who potentially could be included in Mindhunter if it receives a second season.
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A former Boston TV anchor has come forward to accuse Spacey of assaulting an 18-year-old family member, who apparently reported the incident to the police.
Meanwhile, legendary journalist Gay Talese managed to find the absolute wrong thing about the Spacey mess: “I feel so sad, and I hate that actor that ruined this guy’s career. So, O.K., it happened 10 years ago . . . Jesus, suck it up once in a while! I would like to ask [Spacey] how it feels to lose a lifetime of success and hard work all because of 10 minutes of indiscretion 10 years or more ago.” ALRIGHT, WHO DID GAY TALESE HARASS, because clearly this guy’s got a closet full of skeletons.
Meanwhile, The New York Times has cut ties with legendary lawyer David Boies after it was discovered that while he was working for them he was also helping to orchestrate Weinstein’s attack on his accusers and reporters working on the case.
And interestingly USC is considering taking Bryan Singer’s name off of their film school.
- Has NBC cancelled Law & Order True Crime? Not officially, but they did call next week’s episode the “series finale.”
- Netflix has ordered a revival of the British crime drama, Top Boy, and it is going to be produced by Drake.
- ABC is developing the resort comedy, How May We Hate You.
- NBC is working on Crushers Club, a boxing gym drama from Vin Diesel.
- NBC has also bought Reunited, a genealogy drama.
- Fox is developing 8 Count, a choreography drama from Mary J. Blige.
- Netflix ordered The Last Czars, a six-part series about the Romanov dynasty.
- Felicia Day is joining The Magicians in season three.
- John Noble is going to be the big bad on Legends of Tomorrow.
- Julianna Margulies is going to star in AMC’s new drama Dietland.
- Toni Collette is going to join the Netflix/BBC drama Wanderlust.
- Russell Hornsby, Tim Matheson, and Dina Meyer are joining the cast of The Affair.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey: The Meatballs go to Puerto Rico. HAVEN’T THEY SUFFERED ENOUGH? 8 p.m., Bravo
Empire: Well, now everyone knows Lucius lost his memory, so. 7 p.m., Fox
The CMA Awards: If country music is your thing. 7 p.m., ABC
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