Oh, TV lovers — your sanctuary has arrived. Welcome to Wednesday’s TV-Cap, a veritable smorgasbord of tasty television delights. Today we’re going to talk about Game of Thrones‘ major season five shift in regards to Jaime Lannister, why Gillian Anderson wants more X-Files, Nick Cannon joining Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and much, much more. Oh, and we’ve also got the full Stephen Amell New York Comic Con spotlight for you, because it’s Wednesday. It’s a service, you see. A kindness just for you, right there, reading this and becoming informed, right now.
So let’s talk about that news we just teased up there with a lil somethin’ somethin’ down here ARE YOU READY?! Also here’s a GIF because you’ve earned it:
Game of Thrones Makes a Major Shift: Apparently the Jaime Lannister you book readers have come to know and love will not be the same as the series continues to progress. I mean, we’ve already seen evidence with that in season four, what with that rape-y situation and Jaime’s (mini-SPOILER ALERT, TV-Only fans!) lack of admission regarding Tyrion’s first wife. Now we’re hearing that (actual, serious spoiler alert🙂 Jaime will head to Dorne, with the speculated fight with the Sand Snakes seemingly confirmed with a video. It’s all at the source. [Watchers on the Wall]
Nick Cannon Joins the Nine-Nine: Well this should prove very interesting for the equally-as-excitable Jake Peralta (also is every cop named Peralta? I’ve encountered 3 — not including the Andy Samberg character — in 2 different states in the last 2 months. THAT IS A LOT OF PERALTI). He’s set to play Captain Holt’s nephew Marcus. But this isn’t just a guest starring role: apparently he’s recurring! Hoo boy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Hoo boy! [The Wrap]
Manhattan Gets Renewed: You know that very good show that we keep extolling its virtues — WGN America’s Manhattan — that you haven’t for whatever reason, gotten around to? Yeah well that MFer just got itself renewed for a second season so BOOYAH, WE TOLD YOU! Now will you watch it? Please? Seriously — John Benjamin Hickey and Olivia Williams, y’all. We shouldn’t have to say anymore. Just watch the damn thing. It’s season finale is on Sunday night and it’s also on Hulu so dag nabit pull a Nike and just do it already.
Feelin’ Dandy: Want to know more about the most Darren Criss-y character on this season of American Horror Story? Look no further than this very interesting interview with Freak Show‘s Dandy Mott, a/k/a Finn Wittrock. Is this going to go full-Psycho? It feels like it’s going to go full-Psycho. Oh, Dandy! [TVLine]
Gillian Anderson Wants to Believe in More X-Files: Yesterday during an interview on Bloomberg TV’s Taking Stock, Anderson was asked about The X-Files — in particular the chance for another film — and all but confirmed its money issues keeping it from being made. “There is discussion. Things are percolating,” she said. “David, I, and Chris all are interested in coming together again in some format.” When asked if she would get behind a crowd-funded effort, she replid: “Sure. Yes. I mean that ultimately is what’s keeping it from happening — I mean other than Fox giving the go-ahead, which is not a small issue. But yeah — crowdfunding is a good idea.” [Blastr]
Stephen Amell Spotlight: From NYCC! Watch the thing!
Hunter Parrish to Murder People on The Following: I guess this means no more Edgar Allen Poe? Apparently the actor’s slated to play part of a “murder fetish couple,” which is apparently a thing! Because this is the world we live in. Also because Kevin Bacon. [TVLine]
Have Yourself a Murray Little Christmas: Don’t forget: Bill Murray and Ms. Coppola are doing a Christmas musical TV special. [Nerdist]
And Finally, a Hep Alien Reunion: Ready, set, FREAK OUT, Gilmore Girls fans. There was a Hep Alien reunion and we were not invited because life is unfair and cruel. At least we have Netflix. [BuzzFeed]
— John Cabrera (@johncabrera) October 4, 2014
So — what do you all think of this Jaime Lannister development? Leave your thoughts in the comments.
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