Watchmen just launched their Instagram account with this mysterious image and the caption, “Who watches the Watchmen?” Regina King, is that you under there? Production on the series reportedly began yesterday. CAN’T WAIT.
But back to my new obsession, The Haunting of Hill House. As I posted sometime last week, each episode has multiple ghosts hidden in the background. Bloody Disgusting has a breakdown of how many hidden ghosts there are in each episode, along with a few screenshots to help you find some of them.
Also, I don’t know how familiar you are with Reddit’s subreddit NoSleep, but for those of you who are not familiar, it’s a forum where people post scary stories that are “true.” Channel Zero‘s stories are entirely based on NoSleep stories, in fact. ANYWAY, THE POINT IS, Someone whose screen name is “Count_To_Seven” has been posting Hill House stories in the forum for about a month now. Clever.
Meanwhile, here are some great scary movies you can stream on Amazon right now.
I SWEAR TO GOD, MARTIN, STOP GIVING INTERVIEWS, STOP GOING TO AWARDS SHOWS, STOP HANGING OUT WITH FANS, STOP LEAVING THE HOUSE AND FINISH THOSE BOOKS BEFORE I GO FULL MISERY ON YOU.
Peter Dinklage gave a lovely interview to Vulture to promote My Dinner with Hervé — the whole thing is worth reading, he’s such an intelligent, sensitive person — but on Game of Thrones, he had this to say:
How did you say good-bye?
It’s always anticlimactic for the character’s last day. Nothing is shot chronologically, so you don’t get some big mountaintop scene or anything. It’s just, “That’s a wrap on Peter Dinklage.” But as anticlimactic as it was, my last day was also beautifully bittersweet. A lot of people whom I love were on set that day. Even if they weren’t working, they came to set, which was beautiful. I tried to do the same thing when other [Game of Thrones] actors were wrapping out. If it was their day, you would go to set to say good-bye. It was really hard. I won’t say their name or their character’s name, but one of the young people on the show wrapped this past season and everybody was a wreck. This person had grown up on the show, you know? They were a child and now they were an adult. And then they’re done. It’s like we were witnessing this person saying good-bye to their childhood. I know Game of Thrones is just a TV show, la-di-da, but it was our life.
But to go back to the character question: Now that your work with Tyrion is done, what’s your perspective on his trajectory?
He certainly developed a deeper sense of responsibility over the course of the show. He was a pretty irresponsible character to begin with. He used his position as the outcast of his family like an adolescent would. He pushed it in their [the Lannisters’] faces. The beauty of Tyrion is that he grew out of that mode in a couple of seasons and developed a strong sense of responsibility. Not morality, because he always had that, but what to do with his intelligence.
Without giving anything away, how did you feel about where Tyrion is left at the end of the series?
I feel very, very — I’m trying to find the right word. I think he was given a very good conclusion. No matter what that is — death can be a great way outI took what Dinklage was saying here not as a suggestion that Tyrion dies, but rather his attempt to leave open the possibility that the character might meet that fate.
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Just in case it wasn’t clear enough that A Million Little Things was a blatant This Is Us ripoff, they went and hired Gerald McRaney to guest star. Seriously, why not call it “That Are We” and be done with it.
- Texas Ranger, the novel by James Patterson, is in development as a series at CBS.
- Her Body and Other Parties is being turned into an anthology series by FX.
- Siblings, a comedy about adult siblings who move in together, is being developed at CBS. Sounds about right.
- Deputy, a police procedural, is in development at Fox.
- Council of Dads and Trust, dramas both, are in development at CBS.
- Trinkets has been ordered by Netflix.
- Fox has ordered reality competition Big Bounce Battle.
- Wow Presents Plus has added four new streaming series.
- Jack Bannon will be Alfred Pennyworth in Epix’s Pennyworth. Also joining the cast, Ben Aldridge as Thomas Wayne.
- Enrico Colantoni will return to Veronica Mars.
- Jessica St. Clair will guest star on Man with a Plan.
- Brandon Thomas Lee, the son of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, will be on The Hills reboot.
- Samuel Jackson will be the host of the six-part documentary series, Enslaved.
- Marcia Cross, Camryn Manheim, Austin Nichols, Lisa Rinna, Margaret Cho and Millicent Simmonds will all guest star on Sundance Now’s This Close.
- Kristin Chenoweth is not returning to American Gods, boo.
Mark Your Calendars
- Derren Brown: Sacrifice will begin streaming on Netflix on October 19.
- Bodyguard will debut on Netflix on October 24.
- I Am Jazz will return on TLC on January 1.
- Dr. Foot Fixer will debut on TLC sometime in early 2019.
- Race Night at Bowman Gray will debut on Discovery on October 29.
- The Wine Show will return on Ovation on November 15.
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The Conners: Hey, Roseanne is dead. Series premiere. 7 p.m., ABC
The Kids are Alright: A family in the 70s has too many kids. Series premiere. 7:30 p.m., ABC
black-ish: Junior announces he will be taking a gap year in the season premiere. 8 p.m., ABC
Splitting Up Together: The not-couple take a romantic beach trip together in the season premiere. 8:30 p.m., ABC
The Rookie: Nathan Fillion is the oldest rookie on the L.A. police force. There’s a scene where he chases a man down Hollywood Boulevard and I’m standing in the crowd watching. Series premiere. 9 p.m., ABC
T-Pain’s School of Business: T-Pain “searches for the dopest entrepreneurs in the country” in this new series. Somewhere in this house, my children have a T-Pain autotune microphone, true story. Series premiere. 10 p.m., Fuse
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