It’s Shonday — erm, Thursday for all you non-Scandal obsessives (who ARE you? Oh am I alone here at Nerdist in that love? [Editor’s Note: Nope!]) out there in the world. And what a joyous day it is, indeed! Wednesday came and went with the quickness, ensuring that we’d all be able to watch the season premiere of American Horror Story: Freak Show. And oh what a premiere it was, wasn’t it? We wouldn’t expect anything less from that dementedly twisted Ryan Murphy mind, though.
In any event we’ve got some exciting, confounding, and truly exciting small screen news on the horizon. So let’s get right into it, shall we? OK!
Orphan Black is BACK: Oh sweet jay-sus and lord almighty: IT’S TIME TO REASSEMBLE, CLONE CLUB! Because guess what happened on Wednesday? That’s right — the first-ever read-through for season three of Orphan Black! YES. YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY AND NO MY CAPS LOCK KEY ISN’T BROKEN, IT’S JUST LOUD. The house that Tatiana Maslany built broke the news with a sweet little photo of our favorite sestrahood-incarnate and woops look at that we just piddled on the carpet a little bit in excitement (woops was that too weird? OH WELL). Feast YER EYES, folks! [Facebook]
Curious about The Flash?: Before we get to the next tidbit, Joe McCabe reviewed the new CW series and you can read that right here right MEOW: [Nerdist]
How The Flash Beat S.H.I.E.L.D.: Oh snap, it’s ON, you guys. A war of ratings is officially a-brewing over in comic book TV adaptation land (a/k/a most of TV right now at the moment because Hollywood is nothing if not consistent in their attempts to grab at the zeitgeist?), because last night’s premiere of The Flash (on the CW) did better numbers than the on-a-major-network Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. over at ABC. OH SNAP, y’all! Oh snap! We’re happy DC Comics got one win over Marvel, though. They can’t really seem to do it anywhere else. [TVLine]
Bill Hader’s Back: Aww, you guys! One of the more gemtastic cast members to come out of Saturday Night Live as of late — in comparable Bill Hader — did some promos for his hosting gig on — we bet you’ll never guess — Saturday night. What a freaking cutie, right?
Horror Story Clues: Ryan Murphy teased a ton of stuff in this interview, including the guarantee that a season five of American Horror Story is happening, and apparently some big-name superstar dude approached him to be on it. Oh! Also there are apparently some clues about next season IN THESE FIRST FEW EPISODES! Did anyone catch anything suspicious last night? [The Hollywood Reporter]
Retta, Queen of Everything: LOOK AT THIS FLAWLESS PERFECTION. Just look at it! [Oh No They Didn’t]
Neil Gaiman Wants to Hug Some Who Ladies: Only… there aren’t many female Doctor Who writerladies around! Which we cough cough totally noticed a while back and thought the series would do well to remedy! In our dreams Neil Gaiman totally read our story (pssstttttttttt it’s right here go click the thing!) and agreed with us. In fact, in our dreams Neil Gaiman is drafting a really delightful email and/or tweet to invite us to be his writing assistant for the next episode of the series he writes. We’d totally be open to it, Neil. I mean I know we’re just a silly American but STILL: give us a chance? We’re getting ahead of ourselves though, aren’t we? (But are we, Neil? ARE WE?!?!) [The Mary Sue]
Do you think Doctor Who should have more ladies writing episodes? Let us know your thoughts in the comments — we’re sure this won’t be divisive at all! Har har har oh jokes, so funny.
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