Some of you are enjoying a short work week, so if you’re just getting back to your desk after a few days off, you should ease in. That means you should definitely take a break to catch up on some television scoops. Read today’s TV-Cap to find about Game of Thrones history that affects Brienne, to learn about how the Suicide Squad was almost part of DC’s TV lineup, and more.
Those Are Some Genes! George R.R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and Fire, a.k.a. the books that inspired HBO’s Game of Thrones, made an appearance at Balticon over the weekend. He told convention attendees a new facet about Brienne of Tarth’s history, and it’s pretty rad. She’s the descendant of Ser Duncan the Tall, one of the most famous knights of Westeros. Who is Ser Duncan? Read Michael’s post here at Nerdist to learn all about it.
Count the Season. We’re already six episodes into the sixth season of Game of Thrones—how did that happen?! You can try to slow down time by looking at episodic posters by Fernando Reza. He’s created an image to go with each installment this season and really captures the big highlights and emotion of them with minimal lines and colors. You can view more of the collection at Nerdist and you can purchase posters here.
Explanations. Fear the Walking Dead is its own beast, and it’s a challenge for the show to live in the shadow of The Walking Dead. Fear’s executive producer Dave Erickson talked to TVLine about fans’ frustrations. You can read the interview right this way.
Go Behind the Scenes. Killjoys and Dark Matter’s second seasons will premiere on July 1 on Syfy, but you don’t have to wait a whole month to learn some tidbits about what’s coming up. Our very own Alicia visited both sets; she shares what she learned in this article.
Meet Cute Time. Brienne of Tarth and Tormund Giantsbane have set a thousand ships to sail in the harbor. The Wildling clearly has eyes for Brienne, but will she return his feelings? We’d like to imagine so with this trailer for “When Brienne Met Tormund.” [Nerdist]
Shutting It Down. Arrow’s Willa Holland appeared at MCM London Comic Con and spoke to Mirror about some frustrations with Warner Bros. She specifically touched on the inclusion of the Suicide Squad in the series. They were planning to bring the group in but got shut down. Holland said, “We were about season two when they started telling us we had to start basically killing off the Suicide Squad that we were starting to build on our own. We were actually trying to build that on our own on the show, and I guess once DC found out they were going to be doing their own movie of it, we had to ax all of the characters before we even got to show them, which was a little annoying at first.” She also touches on the DC movie universe going with different actors for the roles of Green Arrow and Flash. [Comic Book Resources]
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