What Can We Expect from Game of Thrones' Upcoming Duel?

CBS releases more details on Extant, including how it views artificial intelligence. Lauren Ambrose joins the hunt for a religious relic on Dig. And new looks at the premieres of Defiance, Teen Wolf, and The Strain. Spoilers now!

Top image: Official Promotional Image from X-Men: Days of Future Past.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Here are two more TV spots. [Coming Soon]


Transformers 4: Age of Extinction

Here's a new poster featuring the tagline "This is not war. It's extinction." [Transformers Live Action Movie Blog]

What Can We Expect from Game of Thrones' Upcoming Duel?


Game of Thrones

Showrunner Dan Weiss previewed the upcoming fight between the Mountain and Oberyn Martell, and it sounds like the show's put a lot of work into making it stand out, even in the midst of an action-packed show:

It's one of the best — if not the best — combat scenes we've done so far. It's not just people hacking at each other with spears and swords. It's the culmination of 20 years of anger and hatred and thirst for vengeance coming to a head in this amazing set piece that [stunt coordinator Paul Herbert and swordmaster C.C. Smiff] have put together. The fight delivers beyond our expectations.

. . . It's one of those fights that from the very beginning of the process of planning the show before season one we knew would be a high point if done properly. And it's a real challenge because The Mountain is The Mountain — you need to find an enormous human being who can also deliver what you need on physical front. And you need an Oberyn who delivers what you need as an actor and pull off the extremely strenuous side of that fight, which we shot over several days. We were lucky to find Pedro Pascal for Oberyn, who gives such a stunning, fun, and dangerous performance. And Hafþór for The Mountain is a truly unusual specimen — I believe he's the third-strongest man in the world and a former basketball player, so he knows how to move. To see somebody who is 6′ 9″ and moving the way he does in person is a surreal sight to behold.

[Entertainment Weekly]


Extant

From CBS' summer press day comes some new details about the show, which the show's official twitter sent out. Despite the paranoia and conspiracy, the show's real story is about Molly getting her family back. The show also looks at the fear that AI will push humans out and, based on this quote, it looks like Goran Visnjic's character is going to embody that:

My character sees [Ethan] as a kid…his main fear with Ethan, or with any robot, is how fast is he going to grow?

It's also going to follow the model of Under the Dome: Even though it's being billed as a "limited" series, if successful, the show will return for a second season, with Halle Berry staying on as the lead. [SpoilerTV]


Dig

Speaking of other shows being billed as an "event," Lauren Ambrose has joined the six-episode USA Network show Dig. The show focuses on a "Jerusalem-based FBI detective" who becomes a murder suspect while searching for a history-changing religious artifact. [TV Line]


Penny Dreadful

Go here for more photos from episode 1.05, "Closer Than Sisters." [SpoilerTV]

What Can We Expect from Game of Thrones' Upcoming Duel?


The 100

Here's a photo of Murphy's return as well as a sneak peek video. [Buddy TV]

What Can We Expect from Game of Thrones' Upcoming Duel?


Defiance

Go here for season 2 cast photos. [SpoilerTV]

What Can We Expect from Game of Thrones' Upcoming Duel?


The Strain

Here's another teaser video:


Teen Wolf

Here's a promo video for season 4. [via TV Line]


Hemlock Grove

Here's a poster for Netflix's supernatural series. [Shock Till You Drop]

What Can We Expect from Game of Thrones' Upcoming Duel?

Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Madeleine Monson-Rosen