Seriable Bites are stories and tidbits from the world of serialized TV that didn’t quite make the front page of Seriable.com over the past few days.
Today’s Bites include: Doctor Who, Justified, White Collar, Breaking Bad, The Lobotomist, Arrested Development, and Chuck.
The BBC has announced a new Doctor Who game for the PS3, The Eternity Clock. As described by the Guardian, followed by the official trailer:
[The game] will be the first in a series of new interactive adventures for the Time Lord. It’s due to materialise on Earth early next year.
From the little info the BBC is handing out at the moment, players are set to take on the roles of the Doctor and River Song as they explore the universe in the Tardis. According to the press release, time travel will form the basis of the game’s structure: “Changes made in one time will impact another, creating multiple possibilities and challenging players to solve puzzles across the centuries.”
A new Justified Season 3 poster (HT: Harry):
A couple of White Collar Season 3 new episodes promos:
Life imitates Breaking Bad after a college professor in Boston is ccused of running a meth lab out of her home alongside her 29-year-old son. THR report:
Irina Kristy, 75, who has taught math for more than 20 years at two Boston universities, will be arraigned Dec. 21 on charges of “distribution of meth, conspiracy to violate the drug law and drug violation in a school zone,” according to the Boston Globe.
Her son, Grigory Genkin, pleaded guilty to the same charges Nov. 14, the same day a summons was filed against Kristy. Genkin, who turned himself in to authorities, was ordered to be held on $1,000 cash bail. He is due back in court Dec. 20.
Robert Schwentke (The Time Traveler’s Wife) has been tapped to direct the HBO drama pilot “The Lobotomist,” with Daniel Thomsen to write the script. Variety describe the pilot based on the book “The Lobotomist” by author Jack El-Hai:
Inspired by the meteoric rise and fall of Dr. Walter Freeman, “The Lobotomist” tells the story of one man’s quest to change the world through a new, experimental brain surgery. However, when this maverick doctor is willing to go to any lengths to achieve his goals, his life careens out of control — from the highs of international recognition to the tabloids, with the history of mental health care, changed in his wake.
“The big thing about the show was that every week we were surprised. You never knew which direction it was going to go.” With this new phase of Development finally reached, Hale said, “I’m most excited about seeing what Mitch is stirring up — where he’s going to take these people. What has happened in the past five years of their lives?”
THR were on the set of Chuck for shooting of last night’s “Chuck Versus The Hack Off”. Read their report here.