TV News: Thrones, Spartacus, Chuck, Firm

Game of Thrones
Filming has gotten underway in Ireland on the second season of HBO’s big budget fantasy series and the first set photos have popped up via The Daily Blam. The shots showcase the statues of the seven Gods of Westeros.

Spartacus: Vengeance
Starz has posted the full trailer for “Spartacus: Vengeance” which premieres in January 2012.

The trailer gives us a first look at Liam McIntyre taking over the titular role from Andy Whitfield, delivering a gruffer and more aggressive take on the character.

We also see returning actors Manu Bennett, Peter Mensah, Dustin Clare and Lucy Lawless along with some of the new faces that will be on hand.

Chuck
“The Matrix” star Carrie-Anne Moss has joined the cast of NBC’s “Chuck” for the final season.

Moss will play the recurring role of a love interest/foil for John Casey (Adam Baldwin). [Source: Deadline]

The Firm
Molly Parker (“Deadwood”) has signed to star as Abby McDeere in NBC’s legal drama series “The Firm”, based on John Grisham’s best-selling novel.

Abby is the wife of the lead character Mitchell McDeere (Josh Lucas). Jeanne Tripplehorn played the role in the original film.