A&E already has one of the most twisted mother/son relationship dramas in their Psycho reboot Bates Motel. Now, the network is about to debut their most disturbing and scariest series to date, the serial killer thriller Those Who Kill, starring Chloe Sevigny (American Horror Story: Asylum) and James D’Arcy (Cloud Atlas). The show, which premieres on March 3 at 10pm and is executive produced by The X-Files’ Glen Morgan, follows detective Catherine Jensen (Sevigny) and forensic psychologist Thomas Schaeffer (D’Arcy) hunting murderers in Pittsburgh. EW has the exclusive new trailer. Don’t watch alone.
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Might Sherlock fans one day get to see Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman sleuthing it up on the big screen? Given the episodes of the Conan Doyle update are already feature-length and Sherlock now boasts two genuine film stars, that seemed like a reasonable question to ask cocreator Steven Moffat when EW visited the show last year for this week’s cover story. “We don’t rule anything out,” Moffat replied.
After a long absence, Suburgatory returned with a new season this week. And at a panel during the Television Critics Association press tour, the cast (minus star Jane Levy, who is overseas) and producers teased what fans can expect in the episodes to come.
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If you think you know Chin Ho, think again. While Hawaii 5-0 is no stranger to exploring the (often drama-filled) past lives of its characters, tonight’s hour dives deep into Chin’s backstory in an episode that, judging by the promos, is sure to leave you on the edge of your seat.
EW checked in with series star Daniel Dae Kim to see if the actor could share some teases ahead of the episode. Read on for more!
While literally dozens of actors have played the role of Sherlock Holmes it is now hard to imagine anyone but Benedict Cumberbatch portraying the super sleuth in Sherlock, the subject of this week’s Entertainment Weekly cover story. But Cumberbatch thought twice when Sherlock cocreators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss originally offered him the part which, over the past few years, has propelled him from relatively unknown character actor to global star. Why? Precisely because he was concerned the role might do just that.
“My reservation was ‘Well, this is a very iconic character, there will be a lot of attention on it,'” says Cumberbatch. “This was before I had had any significant success [but] I knew there would still be a lot of focus on it. And while I had done work, it wasn’t stepping into the populist limelight like playing a character like Holmes. So I did have a pause for thought.”
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'How I Met Your Mother' to reveal huge piece of mythology next week. Plus, scoop on the final episodes
With only ten episodes of How I Met Your Mother left, the next few episodes are going to be back with farewells, surprises and, apparently, huge reveals.
Among them? The names of Ted’s children, which executive producer Craig Thomas told EW and other reporters Wednesday night, happens in next week’s episode! “You’re going to learn the kids names next week in ‘Unpause,'” he said. “Someone’s going to get mad at me [for saying] that.”
That’s not all Thomas revealed following HIMYM’s panel during the Television Critics Association Press Tour, where the show’s impending end made for moments of reflection (Josh Radnor shared a story about how the cast resurrected their breakfast meeting tradition at the start of this season) and thanks (particularly for longtime director Pam Fryman, whom was credited by the cast for setting a humble tone on set). The show’s hour-long finale, titled “Last Forever, parts 1 and 2,” was also a hot topic, with Thomas sharing, “What you see on March 31 has been the plan all along and we hope that people see why we did have that. We leave the series with a certain message that we wanted to convey and that we wanted the whole series we wanted to be about. It’s very positive.”
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[SPOILER ALERT IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE LATEST AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN!!!!!]
On the latest American Horror Story: Coven, we learned what makes Madame LaLaurie tick, and it wasn’t pretty. Meanwhile, Spalding introduced her to the magical powers of antihistamines, and Fiona got all ax-happy on the witch hunters. EW talked to co-creator Ryan Murphy about the latest Coven as well as the easter eggs for season 4 he’s begun hiding in these episodes.
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The back half of Arrow‘s second season is going to be a trying one for young Roy Harper (Colton Haynes).
After being injected with Mirakuru in the mid-season finale, the first episode back, airing Wednesday night, will explore the benefits — and consequences — of his newfound strength. “We’re going to learn starting with episode 10 that the Mirakuru may give you incredible strength and it really may accelerate your healing, but it comes with some very significant mental downsides as well,” teases executive producer Marc Guggenheim. “And Roy will be experiencing those in the present, and Slade in the past [via flashbacks] will begin to develop those difficulties.”
Guggenheim adds that as everything about Roy’s current predicament becomes clearer, we’re also going to see how it affects the people around him — Thea and Oliver included. “We always said that this year, Roy is going to go through a crucible. And the Mirakuru [storyline] is basically that ordeal and for sure when he comes out the other side — if he comes out the other side — he will be a different person and set on a different path,” he says. “You will start to see that as early as episode 12.”
It’s part of the longer story the writers are telling with Roy, explains Guggenheim, one that shows him going “from being sort of the street urchin we met in episode 15 last year to somebody who could potentially inherit the Arrow’s mantel as Roy Harper did in the comic books. We’re never really driven too much by what we call the comic book destinies of characters, but we’re very much aware of them and we’re very much aware that we’re telling a Batman Begins-style story for all of our characters. And obviously the Mirakuru and what Roy will experience in the wake of episode 9 is a big part of that Batman Begins-like story for him.”
Guggenheim also teased a few more plot points that await fans in the second half of the season. Here are answers to some more burning questions:
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American Horror Story: Coven is beginning to wrap up its phenomenal season (Wednesday’s episode is a doozy) but co-creator Ryan Murphy has already begun plotting and planning his fourth installment of the FX franchise…as well as peppering the final episodes with tiny hints as to next year’s plot. “It’s set in 1950,” Murphy reveals exclusively to EW. “If you look historically what happened in the year 1950, there’s some more clues in that year. It’s a period piece. We try and do the opposite of what we’ve done before. Jessica Lange has already started practicing her German accent so I’m very excited!”
Hmmm. 1950. German accent. Start guessing, AHS fans!!!
Check back to EW.com after tonight’s West Coast airing of AHS: Coven for more from our weekly chat with Ryan Murphy.
Showtime’s new horror-drama, Penny Dreadful, premiering this Spring, posits that Victorian London was one helluva town, in which characters from classic novels like Frankenstein and Dracula crossed paths with each other—and with an American sharpshooter (Josh Hartnett) and a mysterious woman (Eva Green) who’s battling her own demons (the pair can be seen in the above exclusive image) .
Creator John Logan (Skyfall) says he drew inspiration from ’40s monster mash-up movies. Says Logan, “I thought there was incredible excitement to slamming all those myths together so that’s what we’re embracing in Penny Dreadful.” Though his take has a premium-cable bent — “It’s highly erotic, very bloody” — there’s a humanity to the horror. “It’s about building a family,” says Logan. “Admittedly, the creepiest family you can imagine.”
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BBC America’s breakout hit Orphan Black may not return until April 19, but the anticipation is already building for its second season.
During the show’s panel at the Television Critics Association press tour, co-creator Graeme Manson and stars Tatiana Maslany and Jordan Gavaris fielded a bevy of questions from eager critics about the new season, and thankfully, they were more than willing to delve out the scoop.
BBC America has found its lead for the upcoming paranormal drama The Intruders.
John Simm, best known for playing the latest incarnation of the iconic Master on Doctor Who and his starring role on BBC’s Life on Mars, will play Jack Whelan, a Los Angeles cop turned writer who is plunged back into a life he thought he left behind after his wife goes missing. The character is based on the one seen in Michael Marshall Smith’s novel of the same name.
“After reading Glen Morgan’s brilliant script, I knew I couldn’t pass up the chance to play this complex character,” Simms said in a statement. “It is also a great opportunity to reunite with [executive producers] Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, and with BBC America.”
During a Television Critics Association panel, BBC also announced a six-part Cold War spy thriller from Being Human creator Toby Whithouse called The Game, set in the world of 1970s espionage. The Game tells the story of the invisible war fought by MI5 as it battles to protect the nation from the threats of the Cold War. It is set to premiere fall 2014.
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