TV News: Hell, Sons, Dragons, McBride, Promos

Hell on Wheels
AMC have announced an August 2nd premiere for the thirteen episode fourth season of its western drama “Hell on Wheels”.

The new season of the series runs for ten weeks straight through to October 4th, takes a break for a month, and then returns with the final three episodes starting November 8th. [Source: AMC]

Sons of Anarchy
Marilyn Manson has joined the cast of the seventh and final season of FX’s “Sons of Anarchy”. Manson will recur as Ron Tully, a white supremacist prison shot-caller who Jax uses to expand his power base.

Manson’s first appearance will be in the premiere sometime this Fall. Filming on the new season got underway this week. [Source: EW]

DreamWorks kids television series “Dragons,” based on its “How to Train Your Dragon” franchise, will air its third and fourth seasons, consisting of about 26 episodes each, on Netflix starting spring 2015.

The show is essentially moving from its home on the Cartoon Network, and the show’s new seasons on Netflix will take place closer to the time of the theatrical sequel. There are no plans to put the first and second seasons into Netflix’s library. [Source: The Wall Street Journal]

New Danny McBride Series
HBO has handed out a straight-to-series pickup of 18 episodes for comedy series “Vice Principals” from “Eastbound and Down” creators Danny McBride and Jody Hill.

The story follows a high school and the people who almost run it, namely the vice principals. McBride will star and exec produce alongside Hill, David Gordon Green and Stephanie Laing. [Source: The Live Feed]