Missing Grantchester already? Here’s a fun behind-the-scenes look at season two, featuring stars Robson Green, James Norton, and Tessa Peake-Jones, EP Diederick Santer, writer Daisy Coulam, dog handler Sandra Pearson, and more. They talk the Dickens’s stunt double, the atmosphere on set, and, well: “It’s like three puppy dogs, not just one.” Aww.
Wayward Pines returns for season two this month, premiering on Fox on May 25th, and the always delightful Kacey Rohl has joined the cast! Here you can hear her tease a bit about the character she’ll be playing. Season one of Wayward Pines was completely insane in a way I wound up finding really compelling, so I’m very curious to see where they go with season two. If you’re intrigued, you have time to catch up before the premiere – there are only ten episodes and they’re all on Hulu!
The final season of Wallander premieres on PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery this Sunday, May 8th, and series star Kenneth Branagh has a nice little intro to these final episodes. Will you miss Wallander?
Okay, watch, and then let’s discuss:
1. WHAT IS WITH THIS TITLE? No, seriously. I get that it’s the company that the people in the show run, but it’s a TERRIBLE title. The Frankenstein Code wasn’t a GOOD title, but it was better than this.
2. “He looks beautiful. The monster is inside.” Of course. Because this is TV.
3. I do like that they named the main female character Mary, presumably after Mary Shelley.
4. Wasn’t Tim DeKay supposed to be one of the stars of this? Where . . . is he?
5. Other than the whole “bringing someone to life” thing (through genetic splicing here, not sewing together parts), I’m not really convinced that it has much to do with Frankenstein. Which is fine, and maybe part of why they changed the name, but . . . huh. I’ll be curious to see how many thematic echoes there are, if not direct plot echoes.
What do you think? Anyone planning to watch this? I was thinking it was a fall show, but nope, 2016, so we’ve got a while to wait to see if it’s as ridiculous as it looks!
It looks like the next few episodes of Bones are going to focus a bit more on Agent Aubrey and his backstory, and Fox has released this video of John Boyd, David Boreanaz, and Emily Deschanel discussing the character and his relationship with Booth. I’m interested to see where this goes and what his secret is! “The Money Maker on the Merry-Go-Round” airs tomorrow on Fox at 8/7c.
Tonight’s Sleepy Hollow is going to make me think about that thing with the spider I’ve been trying not to think about since last week’s episode, isn’t it? Ugh. Never sleeping again. Anyway, here’s a featurette in which Tom Mison and Katia Winter talk about the strains that all of Katrina’s secrets and lies are putting on the Crane marriage:
So, who watched the first half of Death Comes to Pemberley last night? What did you think? I really enjoyed it, and I especially liked Matthew Rhys and Anna Maxwell Martin. They were completely believable as the characters and as a couple. Rhys gave plenty of layers to Darcy, and his “I am going to be stuck dealing with this guy FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE” angst about Wickham was particularly good too. I really liked the way the show used flashbacks, too, both to Darcy’s childhood and to the events of Pride and Prejudice – I wasn’t really expecting to see these versions of the characters reenact book events, so that was a delightful treat. Your thoughts?
Here are the two stars discussing their characters’ relationship:
Producer David Heyman, director Paul King, animation director Pablo Grillo, actors Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, and Julie Walters, and author Michael Bond’s daughter Karen Jankel talk about bringing Paddington to the screen. I remain dubious about this whole thing, but this video did make it look slightly better than the original trailer did. It’s interesting how they talk about Ben Whishaw being their perfect Paddington voice given that he was in fact a last-minute addition and not their first choice.
Sleepy Hollow fans, here’s an interesting little featurette with EPs Roberto Orci and Mark Goffman and stars Nicole Beharie and Tom Mison talking about Sakina Jaffrey’s Sheriff Reyes and her place in the Sleepy Hollow dynamics.
Plus a promo for Monday’s episode, “Weeping Lady!”
In this featurette, DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, writer/EP Bruno Heller, and stars John Doman, Ben McKenzie, and Jada Pinkett Smith discuss the underworld of Gotham and the structure of organized crime there. The next episode, “Arkham,” airs tonight on FOX at 8/7c.