Get another brief glimpse of Eternals. The new Salem’s Lot rounds out more of its cast, and Peacock adds more to its Vampire Academy series. The CW has set its sights on a Nancy Drew spinoff. Plus, what’s next on What We Do In The Shadows, and another tease for Y: The Last Man. Spoilers!
Deadline reports Makenzie Leigh, Bill Camp, and Spencer Treat Clark have joined the cast of Gary Dauberman’s Salem’s Lot. Leigh will play Susan Norton, “a resident of Jerusalem’s Lot, Maine” attached to Ben Mears (Lewis Pullman) with “knowledge of the vampires in town” while Camp has been cast as Matt Burke, “a former high school English teacher who knows about the Marten’s House evil past and helps out Ben.” Clark is Mike Ryerson, “one of the town’s simple folk” who “becomes a victim to the events at hand.”
Deadline also reports a fourth Expendables movie is now in development with Megan Fox, Tony Jaa, and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson attached to star alongside returning cast members Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, and Sylvester Stallone. Scott Waugh is attached to direct.
THR has word Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt and director Jaume Collet-Serra are now confirmed to return for a Jungle Cruise sequel at Disney.
Set photos of Julia Louis-Dreyfus surrounded by walls of green screen have hit the web, potentially suggest her character, Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, is set to make an appearance in Wakanda Forever. Elsewhere, additional set footage of a car chase including Shuri and Okoye has surfaced.
Empire has a new photo of Marvel’s Eternals cast.
Director Destin Daniel Cretton, writer Dave Callahan and stars Simu Liu, Awkawfina, Fala Chen, and Michelle Yeoh discuss Shang-Chi in a new featurette.
Sisi Stringer, Daniela Nieves, Andrew Liner, J. August Richards, Kieron Moore, Andre Dae Kim, Anita-Joy Uwajeh, Mia McKenna-Bruce, Rhian Blundell and Jonetta Kaiser have joined the cast of Peacock’s Vampire Academy series from producers Julie Plec and Marguerite MacIntyre. Stringer will play Rose Hathaway, “a vampire-human hybrid known as a Dhampir” while Daniela Nieves has been cast as Lissa Dragomir, “a Royal Moroi vampire who grew up the younger sister to the heir apparent, Princess Vasilisa Dragomir.” Liner is “the charming, loyal and popular Mason Ashford” while Richards will play Victor Dashkov, “a Moroi noble vampire with a heart of gold who’s highly regarded for his role as advisor and political strategist to Moroi dignitaries.” Moore is Dimitri Belikov, “the model of a Dhampir guardian: lethal, disciplined, discreet, and totally committed to his role as bodyguard to the ruling Moroi” opposite Andre Dae Kim as Christian Ozera, “a Royal Moroi vampire who is also the pariah of the school and royal court.” Uwajeh will play Tatiana Vogel, “a Moroi vampire and political underdog who slowly takes the royal court by storm” while Mia McKenna-Bruce will play Mia Karp, “a witty, cutting and non-Royal student who has a long-term plan to social climb her way into the ranks of royalty.” Blundell has been cast as Meredith,” a smart, strong-willed Dhampir” while Kaiser rounds out the cast as “the quiet, careful and decidedly odd Sonya Karp.” [TV Line]
TV Line reports the CW has officially ordered the Nancy Drew spinoff, Tom Swift, to series.
Out of the Ashes
Alexandrians encounter Hilltop squatters; Eugene’s group undergoes orientation at the Commonwealth.
On the Inside
Connie and Virgil hide in a house; Pope tests Daryl’s loyalty; Kelly searches for Connie.
Kristen, David, and Ben are sent to Cornell University, at the request of Bishop Marx, to investigate an electrode-based experiment dubbed the “God Helmet.”
Written by: Louisa Hill
Directed by: James Whitmore Jr.
The Cerritos investigates a Mugato sighting in the synopsis for “Mugato, Gumato,” premiering September 2.
The U.S.S. Cerritos is dispatched to a planet to investigate an unexplained sighting of a dangerous Mugato.
Written by: Ben Rodgers
Directed by: Jason Zurek
Nandor discusses his romantic shortcomings in two new trailers for the September 2 premiere of What We Do in the Shadows.
Alma investigates the vampiric-mermaid-cultists in the trailer for next week’s episode of American Horror Story.
Finally, Missi Pyle holds court in a new TV spot for Y: The Last Man.
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