Did you survive this short work week? It somehow felt long. You’re almost back to Saturday though, and you can head into the weekend knowing all there is to know in the television news realm by reading today’s TV-Cap. You’ll get the latest on the length of Game of Thrones‘ seventh season, you’ll get a tease about what would have been for season three of Agent Carter, and more.
Say It Isn’t So. Season six of Game of Thrones is in the homestretch. Sunday brings the seventh episode of the HBO drama. But be thankful—if this was next season, we’d already have hit the finale. Co-showrunner David Benioff said back in April they might be wrapping up the series with 13 more episodes total, with seven of those episodes happening in season seven. Game of Thrones director Jack Bender confirmed the number. When asked whether he’d be back next season, Bender told Vanity Fair, “I don’t know the answer to that. They’re only doing seven [episodes], and they’ve got their regulars who have done it forever.” I’m not ready to start imagining my early summer Sunday evenings without the series. [Nerdist, Image: bibliothequedegifs/HBO]
Taking a Hit Out. HBO has greenlit Barry. The half-hour comedy directed and co-written by and starring Bill Hader got a full series order. It’s about Hader’s character, an ex-Marine hitman, who travels to Los Angeles for a job and doesn’t leave. Production will start in 2017. [Deadline]
If you haven’t watched season one of Mr. Robot yet, skip over the next spoiler-filled blurb—it’s for your own good!
The Big Twist! USA’s Mr. Robot was particularly skilled at keeping viewers on their toes in season one. Twist after twist complicated the storyline in fascinating ways, with the biggest one being the reveal of Mr. Robot as a manifestation of Elliot’s mind. Series creator Sam Esmail talked to Variety about what it took to make the reveal convincing. Read his account of filming the crucial scenes right this way.
Lions Everywhere. Need some sizzle reel eye candy for Voltron: Legendary Defender? Good, because DreamWorks and Netflix have cut together a dandy for you. Look at those Lions in action! The new cartoon arrives to Netflix on June 10. [IGN]
Teach Them Well. Julie Andrews + the Jim Henson Company = a children’s program for Netflix. For reals! Julie’s Greenroom will be an educational series focusing on teaching preschool age kids about the performing arts. The show will include guests like Tituss Burgess and Idina Menzel and puppets called Greenies, and will take its first bow sometime in 2017. [TVLine]
The Next Chapter. What would have happened in season three of Agent Carter? Unless Netflix picks up the Marvel series, we probably won’t know specifics. However, during her recent appearance at MegaCon, Hayley Atwell did share a vague tease about what the next turn in the plot would have been. “There was talk of season three of going further back into her past,” she said. “So the showrunners were talking about a possible kind of twist, I suppose, into something to do with the family. They suggested there would be more to do with my brother. So that’s all I can say.” I’m happy to know this, but now I’m even more desperate for more Peggy. [Cinema Blend]
Poker Face. Preacher’s Tulip doesn’t need help from anyone. In fact, most of us could use her help with one problem or another. I have a hunch Tulip’s the sort who has advice for any occasion imaginable. A clip from Sunday’s episode of the AMC series shows she has a particular knack for playing cards. [Comic Book Resources]
Because, Science! Orphan Black isn’t a languid series that takes its time. Actually, the show may take a minute to answer questions, but in the interim, it throws all sorts of fresh mysteries and bonkers revelations into the mix. Like with Thursday’s episode! Read Alicia’s recap of “The Redesign of Natural Objects.”
How do you feel about a shorter season for Game of Thrones? Let me know in the comments.
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