The New Season Of Doctor Who Will Have Way Less Serialized Storytelling

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Steven Moffat goes into more detail about how Doctor Who will address Peter Capaldi's previous appearances. The Under the Dome cast talks about the "penetrable" Dome. And previews of True Bloodand this Fall's CW shows. Plus, which actor is all set to return for Guardians of the Galaxy 2? Spoilers now!


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Amazing Spider-Man/Venom

Along with the news of an upcoming superheroine movie in development, Deadline also revealed that the Venom movie has reportedly been titled Venom Carnage. [Deadline]

Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Even though we know the main cast is sure to return, what about the ancillary characters? Well, put Nova Prime down, if Glenn Close has anything to say about it:

When you play a character who they love and are amused by, hopefully they'll see more of you. Especially at this point in my career, it's fantastic.

To be in the beginning of literally a whole new universe for people is really fun.

Read more about Nova Prime's look and why Close took the role at the link. It's very endearing. [USA Today]

Alice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass

With filming on the Alice in Wonderland sequel commencing this week, we now know for sure what the cast and crew looks like. Returning are Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Anne Hathaway as the White Queen, Mia Wasikowska as Alice Kingsleigh, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, and Matt Lucas as both Tweedledee and Tweedledum. New to the live action cast are Rhys Ifans as Zanik Hightopp (the Mad Hatter's father), Ed Speleers as James Harcourt, and Sacha Baron Cohen as Time.


The voice cast will include Stephen Fry as the voice of Cheshire Cat, Toby Jones as the voice of Wilkins, Alan Rickman as the voice of the Blue Caterpillar, Michael Sheen as the voice of the White Rabbit, Timothy Spall as the voice of Bayard, Paul Whitehouse as the March Hare, and Barbara Windsor as the voice of Dormouse. [Coming Soon]

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Here's a bunch of b-roll footage from JoBlo, showing off the film's extensive green screen work.

Doctor Who

Speaking at London Film and Comic Con, Steven Moffat gave a few more details about how the previous Who appearance by Peter Capaldi will be explained. He said, again, that Russell T. Davies' previous idea would provide the basis, but added:

Truthfully I don't think it's something you have to resolve because audiences do understand that the same actor can play different parts.

When Peter Capaldi turned up in Torchwood, Russell said he had a plan in his head on why he looked like the guy in The Fires of Pompeii. So I emailed him and said what was the explanation and does it fit with the new Doctor? And it sort of does.

So in a very low-key way we'll address it. It won't be a major deal because in the end people know the real reason is he's played by the same actor.

What's really worrying me is Karen Gillan in The Fires of Pompeii. That's just inexplicable – I'm going to get to that eventually.


[Doctor Who TV]

The Entertainment Weekly feature continues to be the gift that keeps on giving, with Moffat saying that this season is going to have much less of the grand arcs we've seen in his previous seasons:

Yes [there are over-arching plotlines], but at the same time 90 percent of every episode is a stand-alone adventure. ... We've got quite a lot of Earth stuff this time. But it's proper variety, and I think I'll not tell you what's going to be on the roller coaster in advance.


About the finale, which we've seen Cybermen photos of, he said: "It's not just about the Cybermen. It's a good, action-packed, mad one." [via Doctor Who TV]

Under the Dome

Here's a cast interview, discussing the widening of the world beyond the dome this season. [TV Line]

CW: Arrow/Flash/Vampire Diaries/Originals/Supernatural/Beauty and the Beast/ iZombie

Here's a preview of all the CW shows this fall:

True Blood

Here's the official description of episode 7.09, "Love Is to Die":

Sookie (Anna Paquin) retreats in confusion. Sam (Sam Trammell) makes a choice. Jason (Ryan Kwanten) exercises uncharacteristic restraint, while Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) faces a dilemma after being caught in a lie.

Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Howard Deutch.


And here's a promo for episode 7.08, "Almost Home." [via SpoilerTV]

The Leftovers

Here's a preview of episode 1.07, "Solace for Tired Feet." [via SpoilerTV]

The Strain

Here's the description of episode 1.08, "Creatures of the Night":

After discovering the potency of ultraviolet light against the strigoi, Setrakian gains a new and unlikely disciple. A quick trip to a Brooklyn convenience store turns into a deadly all-night siege.

Teleplay by Chuck Hogan; directed by Guy Ferland.


The Last Ship

Here's a promo for the next episode, "Two Sailors Walk Into a Bar..." [via SpoilerTV]


Here's a promo for episode 1.05, "What On Earth is Wrong?" [via SpoilerTV]

Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Emily Monson-Rosen