How would you like some extra minutes of Game of Thrones? Well you’re in luck, because we’re going to get an extra dose in the season six finale. Read today’s TV-Cap to find out about how long the extended episode will be, get a peek at the Hamilton cast rehearsing for the Tony Awards, find out whether Clara will be back on Doctor Who, and more.
All the Time. Game of Thrones episodes go by at the speed of light—I haven’t measured or anything, but it feels that way. But the season six finale is going to last longer. Called “The Winds of Winter,” will run 69 minutes (the most recent episode was 52 minutes). What will HBO do with all the extra time? Oh wait, break our hearts, probably. [Nerdist]
Coraline Inspiration. Patrick Meaney and Jordan Rennert’s new documentary—to be released on Vimeo on July 8—is all about Neil Gaiman. Called Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously, the film sees Gaiman tell his life’s story along with some friends and collaborators. We have an exclusive clip from the film in which Gaiman talks about the making of Coraline. Watch it above. [Nerdist]
Casting the Net. TVLine got some inside info on season two of Supergirl. Word is they’re casting five major new characters for the next season, which will air on The CW. They’re adding Lex Luthor’s sister, a guy named Nick Farrow who could be a hero, a villainous female lead of Project Cadmus, Snapper Carr (no, not the Justice League sidekick), and Maggie. You can read more about the characters at TVLine.
Fresh Faces. The cast of Mr. Robot is expanding, and when the show returns to USA with season two on July 13, Elliot will be facing a different world. Deadline spoke with the series casting directors Beth Bowling and Kim Miscia about finding the new actors for season two and also about casting Rami Malek in the lead. Read about the process at Deadline.
Untitled. Cristin Milioti and Nina Pedrad are preparing some laughs. FX Networks has ordered a comedy pilot from the duo. The as of yet untitled pilot will be written by and star Milioti and Pedrad—they’ll play Maxine and Natalie.
Look Around, Look Around. Scoring a ticket to see Hamilton is like winning the lottery—unless you’re super wealthy and can drop over $800 per ticket to attend. But for all of us who aren’t rich and can’t participate in the lottery in New York, there’s the Tony Awards. The Hamilton cast is performing live on the show when it airs on July 12, and CBS has shared a super rad 360 degree view of them rehearsing the killer Aaron Burr tune “Wait for It.” I’m obsessed. [CBS]
Not Goodbye? Clara left Doctor Who at the end of series nine, but is she gone forever? Maybe not, according to Peter Capaldi. He told attendees at Awesome Con, “I just shot something that Clara was still there in.” What could it mean? Kyle A. has all the speculation you need on the topic here at Nerdist.
Swipe Left. Hulu’s started to pull things together for their six-part anthology series Dimension 404. It’s a sci-fi/fantasy series, and Lea Michele and Robert Buckley will star in one of the episodes. Michele will play Amanda, Buckley will play Adam. Adam falls hard for Amanda, and she’s not into it—and because of the nature of Dimension 404, I’m sure the story won’t be over with their breakup. [Variety]
Oh, the Details. The Artistry of Outlander exhibit opened at the Paley Center on Wednesday. It shows off set models and costumes from the Starz series, and oh my stars, the costumes are to die for. Die. For. I have a whole gallery of photos as well as comments from the series costume designer and production designer right here at Nerdist. [Image: Amy Ratcliffe]
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