TV News: Killing, Thrones, Hannibal, Who, Gotham

The Killing
One U.S. series remake that has now managed to surpass its European originator in quantity (but not quality) is “The Killing” which has been rescued by Netflix for a fourth and final six-episode season which premieres all at once on the service on August 1st.

Today the first still is out from the new season which deals with a family being murdered, deaths linked to the all-boys military school where the son was attending. Joan Allen guest stars as the school’s headmaster Colonel Margaret Rayne. [Source: Netflix]

Game of Thrones
Tom Wlaschiha, the actor who played Arya’s assassin teacher Jaqen H’ghar in the second season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” may be returning for next year’s fifth season.

The actor’s German agency indicates that he’ll begin filming on ‘Thrones’ in August and is being listed in the main cast. The actor’s return has not been officially confirmed by HBO at this time. [Source: Spoiler TV]

Executive producer Martha De Laurentiis recently spoke about the upcoming third season of NBC’s Hannibal” and where it will go following that second season finale. She tells Collider:

“The one thing, next season, with Hannibal Lecter being out and free, he’s not really free. How is he going to live? That explores a bit of territory of the book Hannibal, where he was out in the open in Florence. But, we want to keep him dangerous and keep his game up. And what is the game? The first episode will basically be the story of Hannibal and Bedelia Du Maurier, and what goes on with them. You can’t do this free, lofty thing, out in the open. There will be a bit of a shift in tone, just because of where they will land and the story that will happen. It will certainly be a very rich story to tell.”

Doctor Who
The complete writing and directing line-up for all twelve episodes of Peter Capaldi’s first season as The Doctor in “Doctor Who” has been revealed – all but one. Episode ten is being kept under tight wraps with neither that episode’s writer or director being announced at this time. A read through took place the other week on the two-part finale and filming on it is currently underway. [Source: Doctor Who TV]