– Continuing the recent trend in serial killer TV (Hannibal, Bates Motel, The Following…), it comes as no surprise that FX are developing a sequel to Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho. Coming from Lionsgate Television, the project is said to catch up with psychotic investment banker Patrick Bateman in his mid-50s, where he takes on a equally terrifying protege. If the success of the 2000 film, which starred Christian Bale, is anything to go by, we can expect big things from this sequel. The question is, who will take on the hefty role of Bateman? Thoughts?
– AMC have treated fans to not one but two new promos for The Walking Dead season 4. The first, titled Found Its Way In, shows glimpses of the dead scraping at the prison fence and the second, Please Help Me, gives us jump cuts of all the favourites as a voiceover pleads ‘please, please, please help me’. Um, creepy much? Whilst the teasers don’t give anything away (not anything we haven’t seen already), they’ll keep us going until season 4 hits our screens. October suddenly doesn’t seem so far away.
– NBC have revealed the official cast photos for their upcoming drama Dracula, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers. The pics show a dapper looking Drac (Rhys Meyers), a beautiful Mina Murray/IIona (Jessica De Gouw), a suave Oliver Jackson-Cohen as Jonathan Harker and, our favourite, Nonso Anozie as R.M. Renfield. Dracula premieres on NBC on 25th October and on Sky in the UK shortly after.
– Lastly, Luther creator Neil Cross has talked to EW about the final moment of season 3, where Luther and Alice reunited on the bridge. “Without any design on my part, or Idris’ part, or even the costume department’s part to be honest, the coat kinda became iconic,” Cross told EW. “I’d written very early in the first season that he never changes his clothes. It’s not that he’s wearing the same shirt day in, day out. He just does a thing that Albert Einstein used to do, which is just buy multiple copies of the same item. The idea is that the character has just got too much going on in his head to worry about what he’s gonna wear or indeed what car he drives, hence the thousand-year old Volvo that he kinda putts around in. So what started as a character grace note — and a nod to Columbo as well, because I’m a very big Columbo fan — came to symbolize the character and the character’s relationship with his job. So that final moment is a nod to the audience and, in a symbolic way, saying he’s shrugging off what he is — for the moment.” This gives us a nice insight into that final scene and the character of Luther.