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New American Horror Story: Freak Show Trailer Offers Actual Plot
Well, look at that! An American Horror Story: Freak Show trailer has come along that actually offers some scenes from the show – with, you know, plot and character! – as opposed to the trippy, hyper-stylized promos we’ve been inundated with. This promo is called “Monsters Among Us.” American Horror Story: Freak Show begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.
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The Walking Dead Spin-Off’s Characters Are Revealed
The Walking Dead is getting a spin-off, or “companion piece,” at AMC. A few weeks back, the network was given a pilot order and, this weekend, TV Line scored some information that sheds some light on the characters we’ll be seeing. Plot details are not available, however, in a previous press release TWD creator Robert Kirkman said: “There are many corners of ‘The Walking Dead’ universe that remain unseen in the shadows. Being given the opportunity to shine a light into those corners and see what lurks out there is an absolute thrill. I know the fans are anxious to hear what Dave and I have been cooking up for this new universe of ‘The Walking Dead,’ and I’m happy to be one step closer to sharing it with them.”
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Demon Plague At the Center of James Wan TV Series
Deadline reports this evening that NBC has taken Maidenhead, a new supernatural drama spearheaded by writer Ben Ripley (Sourcecode) and director James Wan (Insidious). Per the outlet: Maidenhead is described as a medical procedural wrapped in a very realistic, frightening supernatural drama. When a scientist is called to a tony Connecticut suburb to investigate an ailing teen girl, he discovers that her affliction presents itself as a demonic contagion slowly spreading through the town.
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The Walking Dead Adds Tyler James Williams
A new addition to the cast of “The Walking Dead” has been revealed today! The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Tyler James Williams (Peeples, “Go On,” “Everybody Hates Chris”) is set to play a mysterious character named Noah in the upcoming fifth season, which debuts on AMC next month. Williams’ character will mark the second character named Noah to appear on the series. Parker Wierling played a young man by that name (a resident of Woodbury) in two season three episodes.
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The Pilot Episode of Hysteria Explores a Dangerous Social Media Epidemic
Well, this looks a lot more promising than the crop of Amazon shows we were asked to vote on last year (cough, Zombieland cough). Currently up on Amazon for free is the pilot episode to Hysteria, a proposed new series starring Mena Suvari. You know the drill, if you watch it, you vote on it and then Amazon decides whether to take it to series or not. In Hysteria, “a haunted young doctor who is summoned back to her hometown to investigate an epidemic that may be linked to social media – and her own tragic past.”
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Sleepy Hollow Gets a Ichabod Crane Tie-In Journal
It didn’t take long for the Fox show Sleepy Hollow to become a smash hit and now we’re starting to see various tie-ins surround the series. Over at Nerdist there’s an official podcast and on September 16th Random House releases “The Secret Journal of Ichabod Crane,” written by Alex Irvine. Here’s the publisher’s description…
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Pepper Confirmed to Return in American Horror Story: Freak Show
American Horror Story is bringing the character known as “Pepper” back into the fold. We were first introduced to Naomi Grossman’s role in American Horror Story: Asylum. Now you can expect to see her in the forthcoming American Horror Story: Freak Show. That’s your first look at Grossman as Pepper in the new season here.
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