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Horrific Reads, Bloody Off the Press
By Nathaniel Katz
But, if you want a less-reverent take on the classics than those two rereleases, IDW Publishing has got you covered. Editor Jeff Conner’s anthology, Classics Mutilated, sets out to reimagine – or, if you prefer, mutilate via added beasts – classic stories ranging from Frankenstein to Anne of Green Gables, and it does so with a table of contents filled with genre greats like Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Thomas Tessier, Joe R. Landsdale, and Nancy Collins. That’s not all that IDW Publishing has this week. This Means War! is a fiction anthology based on the comic series, Zombies vs Robots.
Once Upon a Time (Sunday nights, 8pm, ABC)
By Heather S. Vina
Once‘s spinoff show Wonderland has been given additional episodes beyond the original 13. No word yet on how many episodes it will be, but it will be between 13-22 episodes and word is that if it’s successful, it could have a season two.
By Heather S. Vina
For fans of The Walking Dead, AMC has released a season 4 poster and a title for the premiere (“30 Days Without an Accident”).
Noah Wyle gave an interview to TV Line to preview the coming episodes of Falling Skies.
NBC’s show Revolution is doing some casting for season two. They’ve cast Jessica Collins as new character Cynthia, “a beautiful young woman of deep faith” who will be one of the lead males’ love interest and actor Patrick Heusinger as new character Adam, “a 30something, physically fit, handsome/roguish man who lives life to its fullest.”
IGN has up an interview with J.H. Wyman, former producer of Fringe, who is currently working on new show Almost Human.
Supernatural (Wednesday nights, 9pm, CW)
By Paula R. Stiles
Tonight’s repeat episode is “Pac-Man Fever.” For those of you waiting on the rest of my reviews with bated breath (I am astonished but flattered by your patience and interest), I am aiming for next Monday on the next one – “The Great Escapist.” Just in time for that episode to repeat next week.
There was a con this past weekend in Germany (AECon4), with guest stars Misha Collins, Mark Sheppard, Ty Olsson, Kim Rhodes, Julian Richings, Rick Worthy, Matt Cohen, Richard Speight Jr., Kevin McNally, and DJ Qualls.
Collins also gave an interview in Scotland to the Nerdist Podcast.
It seems Castiel will be a significant part of the season, since Collins is contracted to do 14 episodes (which I’m pretty sure is the highest number he’s ever been in for one season). He reconfirmed he’ll be directing 8.17 and said his agent hadn’t wanted him to do season nine. He demurred on that, saying he still wanted to do the show.
Spoiler TV is reporting an alleged casting call for 9.01, called “Devil May Care.” They’re looking for a hot female Hunter, Tracy Bell, and a “manly” male Hunter, Irv Franklin, who is yet another old friend of the brothers that we’ve never heard of before. Oy. So original, eh?
Anyhoo, it’s been noted that this may be the first filmed episode of the season but not the season premiere (perhaps because Jensen Ackles has a new baby and there’s no way the season premiere will be Deanlite). Which would explain why it’s being allegedly written by Andrew Dabb and directed by Guy Bee. Adam Glass is still listed as an executive producer. Considering Dabb’s uninspiring output last season (Calling it “incoherent” would be kind), I’m not holding out much hope for this one, but you never know. I don’t like to write episodes off until I’ve sufferrrred through ’em.
Not that wowed by Glass, either, but he did bring in the Men of Letters, so I’ll give him a conditional pass for now.
This episode shoots from 7/11 to 7/22, so if there is a clip from season nine shown at Comic-Con (as opposed to just a season eight blooper reel), it will be from that episode.
Finally, the ratings for the repeat of “Taxi Driver” were 0.3/1 in demo and 970 thousand in audience. Cult continues with double-handers on Fridays.
We’ll be back next week with more news, spoilers and blatantly unabashed self-promotion. Stay tuned and check out our reviews of Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Event, Once Upon a Time, Grimm and Supernatural.
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