Serial Bites: White Collar, Dexter, Spartacus Creator Plots Alien War Series, More!

White Collar – Season 4

Today’s bite-sized serial menu brings news and tidbits from the worlds of White Collar, Sons Of Anarchy, Dexter, Arrested Development, Firefly and new Starz’  projects Incursion and Vlad Dracula.

  • White Collar 4.02 “Most Wanted” promo:

  • White Collar 4.04 “Parting Shots” (Jul. 31) promotional photos (HT: TV Line):

  • More Sons Of Anarchy Season 5 dish from creator Kurt Sutter, this time via TV Guide. He provides a bit more insight into Harold Perrineau’s character, Damon Pope:

We begin the season with the pressure that we left off with last year. We threw in the death of Damon Pope’s daughter. That ignites early on in the first episode. We see the ramifications of that and Damon Pope’s response to that. Pope obviously starts out as this very strong antagonist and will remain so for a while. The interesting thing that happens with Pope and Jax is they’re forced to get in bed with this guy Nero as a result of their misstep.

  • Dexter EP Manny Coto talks to Assignment X. Mostly ‘old’ quotes, but there is this one little bit about Louis Greene:

“What will be interesting is, he will work his way into the situation we set up with Deborah and Dexter.”

  • A look inside the Arrested Development writer’s room (via: @RealRonHoward):

  • To celebrate Firefly‘s 10th anniversary, Science will shoot a new one-hour special chronicling the Firefly cast reunion at Comic-Con this week. EW.com reports that the project — titled “Browncoats Unite” — “will include footage from Friday’s reunion panel, featuring several members of the original team including star Nathan Fillion and creator Joss Whedon. Plus, the cast is shooting an in-depth behind-the-scenes roundtable interview that will dive deeper into burning fan questions about the beloved series.”
  • Starz are developing two new original series, Deadline reports. One is a sci-fi action thriller from Spartacus creator Steven S. DeKnight called Incursion, which follows a squad of soldiers waged in a war against a hostile alien race. The set-up: The battle takes place on a different, exotic planet each season, as the soldiers push further and further into alien territory (sounds like continuation each season rather than reset). The other is a vampire project from J Michael Straczynski, Roy Lee and Spartacus producer Rob Tapert, titled Vlad Dracula. The set-up: historical facts of the 15th century Prince of Wallachia blended with the fictional Dracula, tracking his rise from a respected ruler to Earth’s most feared bloodsuckers. We’ll keep you posted on the seriability and progress of both projects.

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