Ahh yes, Wednesday mornings. The hump-day of mornings — something you largely just want to get over in order to be that much closer to the weekend. But thankfully we’ve got something special for you right here, right now, to ensure a slightly less informed hump day morning: the Nerdist TV-Cap! Because who loves ya, television obsessives? Oh, that’s right, we do.
So let’s get right on with it. Shall we?
The Extra-Ordinary Artists: As has been documented a few times in this here ol’ TV-Cap and other stories about American Horror Story: Freak Show, this iteration of AHS involves a bunch of special folks, including Jyoti Amge, the world’s smallest woman and transgender actress (the series’ “Amazonian woman”), Erika Ervin. We are waiting with breath that is baited, FX! Hurry, hurry, hurry!
New SleepyCast: It’s here! Go listen! [Nerdist]
So Many Ghosts, So Little Time: Syfy announced on Tuesday that the pulpy adventure comic Five Ghosts would be getting the TV development treatment, specially-made for their network. Based on the critically acclaimed comic series by Frank J. Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham, Five Ghosts is about a 1930s era treasure hunter possessed by five literary ghosts (Merlin, Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes, Musashi, and Dracula) whose unique abilities he can draw on during his adventures. Sound deliciously ~spooky~ doesn’t it? The script was written by Evan Daugherty (Snow White And The Huntsman, Divergent, TMNT).
Getting Accustomed to TV: Scarlett Johansson is coming to TV, America! Are you ready? Is she? We’ll find out in the 8-episode limited series adaptation of Edith Wharton’s classic, The Custom of The Country. It doesn’t yet have a network but Sony Pictures TV is hopeful that ScarJo’s Udine Spragg will be able to weasel her way in somewhere. She always does, that one. [Pajiba]
Another Day, Another Hack: The world is a beautiful, wonderful, miraculous place and don’t you ever forget it, OK? Because good things still exist in the world, like the mini webisodes of Hack Into Broad City, another of which premiered today over on Entertainment Weekly. Abbi and Ilana love you even if no one else does, guys. Because the rhythm? The rhythm reveals all truths. [Entertainment Weekly]
Dig Gets Bigger: An additional two episodes have been requested by USA Network, a positive sign for their upcoming mega-series, Dig, a show we’re fairly excited about. We also have a premiere date at last: March 5, 2015. [Deadline]
Peter Fonda’s on James Spader’s List: His Blacklist, we mean! Because, you know — the show? The Blacklist? He’s going to be on the show, get it? Yeah?! OK, cool, now pat us on the head for a job well done. Thanks so much! Anywhoodles, Poppa Fonda will play Geoff Perl, a CEO and philanthropist who funds millions of dollars for animal rights groups. He is allegedly NOT on Red Reddington’s list. The episode will air Monday, October 27th. [TV Guide]
TV: Now with More Bigfoot!: Did you think there were enough television programs out there about Bigfoot? THINK AGAIN, FOOLS. There’s another one coming out on October 24th on Destination America. Instead of Finding Bigfoot, though, this one’s all about Killing Bigfoot. Really.
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