Meanwhile, British actor Tom Hopper has allegedly joined the cast. No official details were confirmed, but there’s speculation he could be replacing Freddie Stroma as Dickon Tarly, who will have an increased role this season. [Watchers on the Wall]

The Flash

Greg Grunberg has been cast in the recurring role as Detective Tom Patterson, “a gruff, stalwart figure at Central City Police Department” dedicated to protecting the city from metahumans. [Mashable]


Doctor Who

Steven Moffat told Doctor Who Magazine he believes the companion should remain eternally female:

Science-fiction is notoriously male. You can tell that because everyone wears uniforms and marches around talking about rules. But Doctor Who has always felt to me, rather female. It’s full of kindness and compassion and eccentricity and wisdom instead of violence. And from that point of view it is important that the main character, the Doctor’s best friend, should be female.


[Den of Geek]

Meanwhile, you can also expect the writer not to return to write an episode after his time as showrunner comes to an end next year:

I think as much as I hate to concede it and I’d like to have Russell write for me, this is probably it for me – once I’m done, I’m done.

I’ve written a hell of a lot of Doctor Who. I’ve written more Doctor Who than anything else, and I’ve written more Doctor Who than anyone else has ever written. It feels as though, in my limited time on this Earth, I really should start focusing on something else. It’s not that I’ve lost love for the show at all, but I think it’s time for Doctor Who to have something new, as well as me.


[Radio Times]


Good news! The show will return on April 4th. [Den of Geek]

The Defenders

Finally Superhero News has a few new set pictures from filming, including Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker.


Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.