- Once‘s Queen of Hearts Barbara Hershey will reprise her role in an upcoming episode of spinoff series Once Upon A Time In Wonderland, TVGuide confirms. Hershey is currently scheduled to appear in the series’ 11th installment, airing March.
- French horror serial The Returned has won the Best Drama Series Award at the 2013 International Emmys.
- Eddie Izzard has confirmed his return for the second season of NBC’s serial killer drama Hannibal. Speaking to Digital Spy, the actor said:
I will be back. Everyone’s given me great feedback on Hannibal and I’ve only done two episodes – I really let go in that one!”
- Fringe alum Kirk Acevedo (currently recurring on AMC’s The Walking Dead) has joined Syfy’s 12 Monkeys pilot, THR reveals. He will play Ramse, Cole’s (Nikita‘s Aaron Stanford) closest friend in the apocalyptic future. He’s clever and fiercely loyal and helped Cole survive the destruction of civilization. While Cole travels through time, Ramse proves crucial to the survival of the team that makes it possible.
- Frank Darabont spoke to Assignment X about the feel of his forthcoming noir serial Mob City:
Up close, it’s all gutter. That idea is right out of Raymond Chandler. The underbelly of Los Angeles in that era is so attractive, very sexy in a way. I mean, post-war, when L.A. was a boom town and it was expanding, the Mob wanted to get in here and control it. Corruption in the police department was so rampant that more cops were on the Mob payrolls than not. What’s not to love about that? You know, it’s Hollywood. We’ve got all of Hollywood unfolding. Certain brains of the studios at that time, and how did that tie in with the Mob … I could go on and on.
- Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has further teased Matt Smith‘s exit story in the upcoming Christmas episode, “The Time Of The Doctor,” promising that it will wrap up key plotlines central to Smith’s Time Lord. Per Digital Spy, he said:
“It is a proper finale to Matt Smith. It’s the story that we’ve been telling since he first put the bow tie on – that’s what we’re going to resolve. A lot of stuff we’ve left hanging we tie up there. And it’s Trenzalore!”