TV News: Thrones, Bad, Fargo, Star-Crossed

Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin has confirmed three of the new characters who will appear in next year’s fourth season. The first is Mace Tyrell, the son of Lady Olenna (Diana Rigg) and father of Margaery and Loras.

Then there’s Styr (The Magnar of Thenn), a member of Mance Rayder’s Wildling army. Finally there’s Oberyn Martell, a new member of the Small Council who plays a key role in Tyrion’s storyline. [Source: Tower of the Hand]

Breaking Bad
“Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan says fans should be cautious about a Saul Goodman-led spin-off. He says:

“We’ll move heaven and earth to make it every bit as high quality as Breaking Bad, but then there’s the intangible question of whether it’ll affect people, whether it’ll move people as much as the mothership show did, and there’s no real answer to that. In fact, the safest answer to that is: ‘Probably not to the same level.'” [Source: Empire]

Adam Bernstein is set to direct and executive produce the premiere episode of FX’s limited series adaptation of the Coen brothers feature “Fargo” to premiere Spring 2014.

The story reuses some of that film’s characters combined with a new “true crime” story. Joel and Ethan Coen will executive produce, while Noah Hawley (“My Generation”) will pen the adaptation. [Source: The Live Feed]