Serial Bites: Game Of Thrones Season 2 Finale Hits Series High, New White Collar Promos


On today’s bite-sized serial menu, news and tidbits from the worlds of Game Of Thrones, Breaking Bad, True Blood, The Walking Dead, White Collar, Cult, Red Widow, Da Vinci’s Demons, L.A. Noir and Hannibal.

  • Game Of Thrones concluded its second season with a series high of 4.2 million viewers — 38 percent up from the first season closer. [Deadline]
  • Richard Madden (Robb Stark) on the trajectory of his character in Thrones‘ third season [THR]:

“I kind of know certain things that are coming up next year, but I have no idea what [showrunners] David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] are going to do. I’m very aware that we are doing the TV show, not the books, and they are different beasts at this point.”

  • Two new promos for the upcoming fourth season of USA’s White Collar:

  • Victor Webster (Continuum) has been tapped to guest-star in the fourth season of White Collar. He’ll appear in the 10th episode as Eric Dunham, an aggressive top Wall Street trader who has “the demeanor of Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross and the build of young Sylvester Stallone.” [TV Line]
  • Cult — Two new posters for the CW’s midseason ‘show-within-a-show’ have found their way online:

[VK | Adrian]

  • Clifton Collins Jr. has joined ABC’s upcoming drama series Red Widow as a series regular. He’ll play FBI Agent James Ramos. He was originally approached to play the role in the pilot but wasn’t available. Mido Hamada, who was cast in the part, departs (ala Terra Nova, it seems). [Deadline]
  • Lara Pulver has nabbed a series regular role on Starz’s Da Vinci’s Demons. She’ll play famed enchantress and political plotter Clarice Orsini, aristocratic wife of Florentine ruler Lorenzo Medici. [Deadline]
  • Frank Darabont‘s L.A. Noir is eyeing Thomas Jane to join the period drama should TNT order the project to series. Jane would play mobster Bugsy Siegel, who potentially could appear in the pilot in printed materials. Jane was not available to film the pilot, which recently wrapped production. [THR]
  • NBC has cast Mads Mikkelsen in the role of Hannibal Lecter in their upcoming 13-episode Hannibal adaptation. [THR]

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