Showtime’s spy serial has scrapped planned shoots in Israel in the wake of the precarious situation in neighboring Syria. While most of the third season is in the can, the show’s producers Fox 21 confirms to THR that expected shoots in the Tel Aviv area will now take place on Morocco as a precaution.
A new Dexter featurette takes us inside the kill room to recap all eight seasons of the serial killer drama ahead of Sunday’s series finale:
The Vampire Diaries
Here’s another poster for The Vampire Diaries Season 5:
Masters of Sex
Here’s a new spot for Showtime’s new original series, which premieres Sunday, Sept 29:
Major spoilers for Breaking Bad follow, if you’ve yet to watch this past Sunday’s installment – “Ozymandias”. Continue at your own discretion if you haven’t seen the episode.
And Hank’s death happened fairly early into the episode.
Right. And it’s interesting, a good year and a half ago, I was talking to Vince [Gilligan] about this whole thing, and he was telling me how it was going to end in that fashion. Tom Schnauz, one of our great writers, said “We’re looking to do it so Hank knows he’s going to die for the entire episode.” And I asked, “If that’s the case, can we fit in a phone call to my wife [Betsy Brandt]? I can’t let her know I’m going to die, but I get one final goodbye to her, then I don’t cause her any more suffering and pain that I have to?” We were all really down for that doing that, but it didn’t happen. Though I did get to say goodbye to her in the previous episode.
It was probably shocking enough that it happened the way it did. What was going through your mind filming those final scenes in the desert last winter?
That I was ending the show, that I was saying goodbye to Bryan [Cranston]. It all actually fed back into the loop of the scene because Hank was also saying goodbye to Walt. Also, I did the close-ups for that scene in one take, which is very unheard of. Usually you’d do a couple more. But I talked to [director] Rian Johnson and I said, “There’s one kind of face he will put up with Walt and another for bad guys, but either way, he knows he’s going to die. So let’s have three cameras?” We did some other takes for larger shots, but for close-ups we did it in one take. Rian said, “OK, that’s the way you die on TV. Let’s move on!” I got done in half a day.
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