Suits Renewed, “Thrones” Actor Dies

USA Network has confirmed that it has given its flagship legal drama “Suits” a sixteen episode, fifth season pickup. The series currently midway through its fourth season and will go on a break from next week for a few months.

The show currently averages nearly 4 million viewers and 1.6 million adults 18-49 per episode. The fifth season will commence next Summer.

Four days into filming his first scenes for the fifth season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” 85-year-old Irish actor J.J. Murphy has died. Murphy was cast as Ser Denys Mallister, the oldest member of the Night’s Watch and commander of the Shadow Tower.

Murphy was reportedly due to film further scenes in the coming weeks, but producers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff have released a statement and say they will not be recasting the role. Murphy was predominantly a stage actor though worked in some films including “Dracula Untold” and “Angela’s Ashes”.

Source: Deadline and Variety