Discovery’s 27th Annual Shark Week officially kicks off Sunday, Aug. 10 with the premiere of Air Jaws: Fin of Fury (8 p.m. ET). Veteran filmmaker Jeff Kurr led his team on a two-year hunt for Colossus, the aggressive “mega-shark” with a deformed dorsal fin he famously captured breaching at Seal Island, South Africa, in 2011. Here’s a sneak peek of two of the hour’s most tense moments, with commentary from Kurr. READ FULL STORY
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They’re both the leads on political series. They both crave power. They’re both the focus of this week’s EW cover story on The 25 Best Characters on TV. But what would happen if House of Cards‘ Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) ever met Veep‘s Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus)?
“I’m not even sure she’d be alive,” laughs Spacey. “First of all, Frank would probably find a way to manipulate the little guy that carries her purse around. So I’d have a mole in her office. I do have this hilarious notion that at some point on either of our shows we should be walking down a hallway and having a discussion and pass each other, and just stop, and then keep going.” READ FULL STORY
Meet your new Scottish delight (sorry, Walkers Shortbread): 34-year-old Sam Heughan stars as hunky warrior Jamie Fraser in the upcoming Starz drama Outlander, debuting Aug. 9 at 9 p.m. Based on the bestselling book series by Diana Gabaldon, the adaptation follows English former army nurse Claire Randall as she mysteriously travels back in time from 1945 to 18th-century Scotland. Her only real ally in this unfamiliar land is the strapping young Jamie, who goes to great pains (literally!) to keep her safe…and satisfied.
EW spoke with Heughan—just days before his first Comic-Con—about the pressures of portraying such a beloved character, Outlander boot camp, and whether he wears his kilt the “traditional” Scottish way. READ FULL STORY
After a round of ominous 20-second teasers, FX has released the first trailer for Sons of Anarchy’s final season with actual footage. “The desire for revenge is a part of grieving,” DA Patterson tells Jax. “In my world, violent desires will never become real. In yours, it’s a very likely outcome.” Watch it below: READ FULL STORY
Season 10 of Discovery’s Deadliest Catch comes to an epic close tonight with a two-hour finale that finds the fleet facing an Arctic storm with hurricane-force winds. Each boat deals with its own form of danger and drama, but fans who were happy to see the Cornelia Marie back in the Bering Sea will be especially tense.
Having finished its Opie season, the Cornelia is docked at Dutch Harbor when the storm strikes. All the camera equipment is already off the boat when Ben Staley, a producer with Original Productions who’d been embedded with the Cornelia, hears from Capt. Casey McManus that 100 mph gusts are snapping lines at the dock and they have to get down there. Unable to reach boat owner Josh Harris, who’s already caught a flight out, McManus has to decide whether to keep the Cornelia put and risk all the lines snapping, sending her into the rocks some 200 feet away, or to try to run the boat to a safer location (and risk ending up in the rocks in the process anyway).
Phoning in to Entertainment Weekly Radio, Staley said the entire ordeal—which is edited down to an excruciating 15 minutes—actually lasted four or five hours. “Casey, who has been a fisherman since he was about eight or nine years old, [has] finally got the chance to captain a boat—and it’s the Cornelia Marie, which is kind of a legendary boat,” Staley said. “And here he is at the end of the season having to make these life or death decisions on if he’s gonna destroy the boat or not. Nobody would want to be in those shoes, and one error would be disastrous.” READ FULL STORY
This post contains plot details of “May Be the Last Time,” the True Blood episode that aired on Aug. 3. Read our full recap here.
The writer of Sunday’s installment of True Blood, Craig Chester, took EW inside the big Sookie and Bill reunion, Arlene’s sexy, emotional scenes with Keith, the joys of researching Violet’s sex dungeon, and the moment he and showrunner Brian Buckner (aka Bucky) first felt like the series was truly coming to an end. READ FULL STORY
FX has released a poster for Sons of Anarchy‘s final season, and it alters one of the show’s iconic images—Jax’s back tattoo. Click on the magnifying glass to see the full shot.
At Comic-Con, creator Kurt Sutter said, “This season will be the most proactive for Jax. He’s driven, with a singular purpose. Rather than being a reactor to chaos, he will be the inciter. It’s almost like writing a brand new character.” So how to interpret the art: Does Jax’s determination to avenge Tara’s death turn the club into one collective Reaper? Will his personal pain ultimately lead to the death of his brothers and his club? Will three club members die—one for each eye and nose, which you could easily imagine as large bullet holes?
If you missed the results of our final season death watch polls, here’s how roughly 30,000 fans predicted 15 characters’ fates: READ FULL STORY
When Charlie Hunnam couldn’t make it to Sunday’s emotional Sons of Anarchy panel at Comic-Con, the actor knew he had to make it up to the fans. After all, this was the show’s last visit to Hall H.
Now, everyone can see the video Hunnam scripted himself to fill the void his absence left behind. SOA executive producer Paris Barclay, who directed the short, told the crowd it was his all-time favorite scene to shoot because the guys—including castmates Tommy Flanagan, Mark Boone Junior, and Kim Coates—had so much fun making it. READ FULL STORY
This post contains plot details of “Karma,” the True Blood episode that aired on July 27. Read our full recap here.
The writer/director of Sunday’s installment of True Blood, Angela Robinson, took EW inside the big Sarah Newlin reveal and her personal inspiration for Bill’s legal consultation. READ FULL STORY
FX has released video of one of the highlights of Sons of Anarchy‘s Sunday Comic-Con panel: Creator Kurt Sutter being moved to tears as fellow exec producer Paris Barclay expressed his and the cast’s appreciation as they continue filming their final season. Below, see the cast give Sutter a standing ovation and Sutter’s equally moving response. READ FULL STORY
As the close of Comic-Con 2014 neared, the Sons of Anarchy family assembled in Hall H to discuss the FX show’s upcoming seventh and final season with EW‘s own Sons authority Mandi Bierly. On the panel were creator Kurt Sutter, executive producer/director Paris Barclay, and stars Katey Sagal, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Dayton Callie, David Labrava, Niko Nicotera, and Drea de Matteo. Absent was Charlie Hunnam, who was unable to attend because he’s “doing important service for Vogue magazine,” as Sutter put it. But thanks to a crowd-pleasing video greeting Hunnam shot for Comic-Con, the afternoon wasn’t an entirely Jax-free affair.
(We’ll post the video as soon as it’s available online.)
Later in the session the opening sequence from season seven was screened, prompting Callie to say, “That just scared the hell out of me,” and prompting the crowd to lose its shit. The panel was equal parts emotional (Sutter teared up as Barclay described how rare it is to find a production, and show, as good as Sons) and interesting, with the discussion stoking plenty of anticipation for the roads ahead. READ FULL STORY
EW‘s popular Women Who Kick Ass panel returned to Hall H on Saturday with moderator Nicole Sperling welcoming Sons of Anarchy‘s Katey Sagal, American Horror Story‘s Sarah Paulson, Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany, Sleepy Hollow‘s Nicole Beharie, and Game of Thrones‘ Maisie Williams and Natalie Dormer. Topics ranged from their most kickass moments, to what pisses them off about Hollywood, to what superhero they’d choose to be. READ FULL STORY
Legend of Korra fans can rest easy—the animated series has not been canceled.
Earlier today, the website NickAndMore reported that Nickelodeon had pulled the show from its schedule and that Korra‘s eighth episode, airing Friday, would be the last to be seen on television. While this is true, the creators have confirmed that the five remaining episodes of “Book Three” will be released online.
“Korra is NOT cancelled,” the show’s team assured in a post on the series’ official Tumblr page. “The remaining episodes will roll out weekly on Nick.com and the Nick app beginning August 1, as well as on platforms like Amazon, Google Play, Xbox and Hulu.”
And there’s even more good news: “There is most definitely a ‘Book 4,'” co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino said on his Facebook page. “All the pre-production is done and Studio Mir is hard at work on the animation.”
Legend of Korra‘s San Diego Comic-Con panel will take place Friday, where this big announcement will certainly be a topic of conversation.
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