Donal Logue, who'll be playing Harvey Bullock, says if the show's set in the past at all, it's the near-recent past, and not decades ago:

You know what, that's hard for me to really get into, I don't want to say. But there were a couple of examples of modern technology, but maybe an antiquated version of it, that gave me a little bit of sense that it's certainly not the 50s and the 60s. No one's making a joke about how "there's no way you can press a telephone button and have a piece of paper show up in another machine." There is an acceptance of a certain technological reality. But its not high tech and it's not futuristic, by any means.


And yet, Logue still feels like there's a bit of a older feel to the show:

What I do love about Gotham, that I can say so far, is that it creates this incredible world that, for me, you can step into things that almost feel like the roaring 20s, and then there's this other really kind of heavy Blade Runner vibe floating around. It has this anachronistic element to it where it feels like it's either New York in the 70s, or it kind of exists independently of time and space in a way, and you can dip into all of these different genres. So I'm excited by it.

There are elements of it that are completely contemporary and there are pieces of it that are very old-fashioned. I'm excited to see which way they go with the production design and wardrobe and all that kind of stuff. My main concern to start with, I was just going over this relationship between him and Gordon, just to find out how that dynamic plays out. Just to do my homework, basically.


He also guarantees that Bullock's looser approach to rules will bring him into conflict with the idealistic Jim Gordon:

Not only do I foresee it, I guarantee that is the complete and utter core of the conflict. One guy's been around Chinatown for a long time, and knows how it has to work. Someone who's come in from a more idealistic world – not to say non-violent, he's coming back from the war – steps into it, and absolutely there's a huge moral quandary.

I had a friend who's a combat vet of Iraq and Afghanistan, and he was telling me the other day about one of his partners who, after retiring from active military life became a police officer in New Orleans, and how much it threw him. And it's not that violence throws the person, it's just the nature of it and who's doing it.

It's a lot like Gotham, where there's kind of an ambiguous line between good and bad. We have to let certain bad guys do certain things, in order for the greater good, for this machine to keep working. And then someone comes in who's like "no, I have a much more black and white view, I'm not into this notion of moral relativism. There's right and there's wrong."

And what is law? Is law this platonic form of truth that floats in space that is fixed, or is it something that's this arbitrary thing where it's like "the law is me and you, right now, in this car. Whatever we determine, that's the law." And that's the kind of thing that will be a conflict in this show.


More from Logue at the link. [Nerdrep]

Once Upon a Time

The return of Once Upon a Time on March 9th will spend time with both Emma and Henry in New York and the rest of the crew in the Enchanted Forest. Chris Gorham's still-unnamed character is apparently a big part of Emma and Henry's life and Hook's having problems adjusting to New York. He will be pulling out a number of tricks to try to get Emma to believe him, though.


In the Enchanted Forest, everyone from Storybrooke will stick together, save one character who embarks on a quest of their own. TV Line's saying that "Belle has a plan," so I wonder if it could be her. This part of the story will flashback a year to show everyone's arrival in Storybrooke, and their run-ins with other familiar faces (Mulan? Aurora? Robin Hood?). One of the people the Storybrookers reacquaint themselves with keeps something huge from them.

And we'll see Snow White playing wingman for Regina, who is trying "drastic measures" to get over the loss of Henry. And we'll reportedly be getting the Wicked Witch's flying monkeys right out of the gate. [TV Line]


We've heard that Rebecca Mader's Wicked Witch will be wholly new, and Ginnifer Goodwin says that they've done that by making her as nice as Snow White:

[The Wicked Witch] is seemingly a kindred spirit to Snow White, which is part of what makes her so evil. She seems so genuinely kind and has a way of becoming intimate with others and making them trust her…. Rebecca Mader called her 'Mary Poppins,' because she was just so damn likeable!

. . . She [Mader] wanted her to be manipulative and conniving, something of an investigato. But then she realized, 'No, what would actually be wicked would be to match Snow's sweetness and really seem like someone cut from the same cloth.'


Goodwin also hinted that Emma might be playing a bit of Dorothy, since part of her theme will be coming home. [TV Line]


Star Matt Lanter talked about what makes the Atrians aliens, apart from their tattoo-looking birth marks:

As we go on in the series more things come out, more kinda cool secrets about things they can and can't do. Our producer has said this so I know I can say this without getting in trouble: We can breathe through our skin. So that's kind of a cool thing that the tattoos can do. There's a lot of cool visual effects as well that kind of go along with that. Atrians have two hearts. They have two sets of lungs. They have a lot of allergies. They age quicker.


Most importantly, Lanter answered the vital question of whether or not Atrians have three penises:

That's a rumor going on in the school. Not true.

Just when they started sounding interesting. [She Knows]

Here's the synopsis for the second episode, "These Violent Delights Have Violent Ends":


Roman (Matt Lanter) and Sophia (guest star Brina Palencia) prepare for a funeral. Roman is surprised and suspicious when his Uncle Castor (guest star Johnathon Schaech) shows up in the sector offering to help the family. Meanwhile, Emery (Aimee Teegarden) tries to talk to Roman about what happened, but he doesn't want anything to do with her. Upset, Emery turns to Grayson (Grey Damon). Meanwhile, the Atrian Seven are invited to the school carnival. However, the fun ends after Drake (Greg Finley) is kidnapped and Roman finds out the Trags are preparing a hit on Emery and her family at the carnival. Gary Fleder directed the episode written by Meredith Averill (#102).


And here's one for the third episode, "Or Toil Shall Strive to Mend":

ARRIVAL DAY - It's the tenth anniversary of "Arrival Day" and the town is preparing a commemoration for the fallen soldiers. Gloria (guest star Victoria Platt) selects a small group of human teenagers who will spend some time inside the sector to see what it's like to be an Atrian for a day. In addition, Gloria assigns Emery (Aimee Teegarden) the task of filming the interactions. While Grayson (Grey Damon) offers to help her with the project, Roman (Matt Lanter) strongly objects to Emery going inside the sector. Despite Roman's concern for her safety, Emery decides to move forward with the project. While Sophia (Brina Palencia) is excited to show everyone around her pod, Teri (Chelsea Gilligan) and Drake (Greg Finley) resent the intrusion and decide to have a little fun at the humans' expense. However, when Drake is kidnapped during the tour, he's surprised by who is behind the abduction. Meanwhile, Julia (Malese Jow) confronts Roman with her suspicions about cyper. Deran Sarafian directed the episode written by Adele Lim (#103).


[K Site TV]

Star Wars Rebels

Yet another new character has been unveiled: Zeb. On the ship the show will follow, the Ghost, Zeb is the "muscle." Here's Disney's description of him:

Zeb is a well-trained honor guard and is highly educated, according to executive producer Dave Filoni, which juxtaposes his brutish, alien appearance. He's voiced by Steve Blum, who says, "He's got a bit of a chip on his shoulder, hates Chopper and is starting to build a relationship with Ezra, begrudgingly."

Zeb's favorite pastime: beating up Stormtroopers, or bucket heads, as he's heard calling them. He's an agile fighter, using his hands, feet, and acrobatics. But there is more to Zeb than pounding Imperials. "It's just going to be exciting to develop him and his bizarre new species," says Filoni, "and to explain to the audience where he came from."


Below is a picture of Zeb, concept art, and an introductory video:



Reggie Lee discussed Wu's first encounter with a mythological character and how he helped the writers come up with what it will be:

As the season moves on, characters start to form a little more, and you see the formation of this sort of gang of people who start working together in order to solve crime and help Nick out – except for Wu!

It's funny I've had so many responses from people, saying 'he needs to find out'; well this will be the season Wu sees something for the first time, and it affects him differently to everyone else. They way they've created it, it's akin to his culture. It's a fairy tale. The writers asked me if I knew any Filipino or Chinese fairy tales, and I said I knew a slew. Especially in island countries there's all this folklore; people have very little to do in the village area, so they create these things. So [the writers] ended up using one of them to facilitate me seeing something for the first time. I can't give it away, but it will definitely affect him for the episodes after that, and possibly for the rest of the season.


[Den of Geek]

Warehouse 13

Here's a trailer for season 5. [via SpoilerTV]

Agents of SHIELD

Go here for more photos from episode 14, "T.A.H.I.T.I." Looks like Coulson and Co. are doing some confronting. [SpoilerTV]


Person of Interest

Here are photos from episode 3.15, "Last Call." Get a look at Finch's undercover uniform. [SpoilerTV]


Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

Episode 12 will be called "To Catch a Thief" and the finale will be called "And They Lived..." [SpoilerTV]



Go here for photos from episode 7, "Stalking." [SpoilerTV]



Here's the title and description of episode 2.16:

Exposition Boulevard

Upon returning to Willoughby, Monroe, Charlie and Connor find the Patriots' reeducation center is up and running; Rachel and Miles are at odds on how far they are willing to go to take down the Patriots; Neville and Jason find a new ally.



Almost Human

Here's the promo for episode 1.12, "Beholder." [via SpoilerTV]

Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Emily Stamm