Serial Bites: BREAKING BAD, ONCE UPON A TIME, GAME OF THRONES (more!)

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Today’s bite-sized serial menu serves news and tidbits from the worlds of Breaking Bad, Once Upon A Time, Game Of Thrones, Hemlock Grove and Arrested Development.

  • Wired caught up with Breaking Bad director Michael Slovis to get his take on the show’s unique aesthetic. Among the interesting insights, he teases how the show’s visuals will continue to reflect Walt’s journey as he progresses further down his destructive path:

“What I can I can tell you is that even more than in the past the lighting will follow the trajectory of the characters. [The show] goes to even more disturbing and darker places and some of the lighting gets extremely expressive at times. It’s almost like Breaking Bad on steroids. It gets really fun.”

  • Here’s a first-look at a certain family reunion coming up in the second season of Once Upon A Time (via:KecksExclusives):

  • Game Of Thrones is releasing a hardcover book titled Inside HBO’s Game Of Thrones by Bryan Cogman (pre-order from Amazon today). The book “gives fans new ways to enter this fictional world and discover more about the beloved (and reviled) characters and the electrifying plotlines. Hundreds of set photos, production and costume designs, storyboards, and insider stories reveal how the show’s creators translated George R. R. Martin’s best-selling fantasy series into the world of Westeros. Featuring interviews with key actors and crew members that capture the best scripted and unscripted moments from the first two seasons, as well as a preface by George R. R. Martin, this special volume, bound in a lavishly debossed padded cover, offers exclusive access to this unprecedented television series.”  Executive producers D.B. Weiss, David Benioff and members of the crew tease the book in the following video:

  • Tiio Horn has joined Netflix original series Hemlock Grove. Per THR, she’ll play Destina Rumaneck, a Gypsy witch-prostitute whose confidence games are a mask for dark supernatural abilities
  • The second coming of Arrested Development is expected to begin filming tomorrow today. While getting hold of the original cast has proved a challenge, Deadline understands that the entire original cast of the Mitchell Hurwitz series are all in final negotiations and slated to return (that’s Jason Bateman, Jeffrey Tambor, Portia de Rossi, David Cross, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat and Tony Hale).

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