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There’s been a lot of speculation over who’ll be starring in the second season of True Detective, but it looks like one of the lead roles has been filled. Colin Farrell has confirmed to an Irish newspaper that he’ll be appearing in the upcoming season of HBO’s anthology series. The Irish actor told Sunday World, “I’m doing the second series. I’m so excited. I know it will be eight episodes and take around four or five months to shoot.” If IMDB is to be trusted, Friday Night Lights’ Taylor Kitsch is set to appear in at least one episode, whilst Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss and Hollywood actor Vince Vaughn have also been hinted at.

We might have said goodbye to Tywin Lannister at the end of Game of Thrones season four, but it looks like we haven’t seen the last of the old tyrant. Charles Dance has said that his character will return in season five. With white walkers and giants dwelling in the Seven Kingdoms, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Tywin return to wreak a little revenge. No word on how or when he’ll appear but it’s certainly something to look forward to as we head into 2015.

Another TV rumour has been confirmed, with the news that Nick Frost will be a guest star in the Doctor Who Christmas special. Production on the episode has already begun and it promises to be “an action-packed, unmissable adventure”. Aren’t they always? Frost said, “I’m so thrilled to have been asked to guest in the Doctor Who Christmas Special. I’m such a fan of the show.” He will be joined by Coronation Street’s Natalie Gumede, Michael Troughton – whose father played the second incarnation of the Doctor – and Misfits’ Nathan McMullen.

Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay are teaming up for a 1970’s drug trade project. Currently titled the ‘Untitled Cocaine Project’, the series is said to be a character drama based on the hit 2006 documentary Cocaine Cowboys. Masters of Sex writer Michelle Ashford has penned the pilot, which was sold to TNT. No doubt we can expect some big-budget stuff with this one.

CBS has committed to the DC Comics adaptation of Supergirl, which will be created and written by Ali Adler (The New Normal, Chuck) and Greg Berlanti (The Tomorrow People, Arrow). Deadline reports that the series will focus on Kara Zor-El, a character that appeared in The CW’s Smallville. Kara is the cousin of Superman and shares the same powers and weaknesses. Let the casting rumours begin!

Finally, Friends turned 20 today and The Telegraph created a fun trivia quiz to celebrate the anniversary. If you consider yourself to be the ultimate Friends fan, why not take a quiz here and see how well you do.

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