Oh shit, it actually IS Anthony Michael Hall. When I saw him in the trailer I thought for sure it was Terry Serpico.
Just like when Season 3 of Cobra Kai had Kreese’s evil sgt in Vietnam show up, I was certain it was Anthony Michael Hall, but it turned out it was Terry Serpico.
Anyway, I think Anthony Michael Hall is great, and I applaud his ability to live and thrive with the full knowledge there is an unholy doppelganger of him going around and getting good roles. Knowledge like that could easily make a man homicidal, but Mr. Hall perserveres. Good on him. If I ever saw a doppelganger of myself out and about, I would sprint towards it at a lung-rending speed and pummel it into dust with no hesitation.
(Did you know he was almost the Matthew Modine character in Full Metal Jacket? How different would BOTH their careers have been if that had gone down.)
Nope, scratch that. The only thing more terrifying than both a clown and a miniature clown is a possessed doll. If the cracked face, glowing eyes, moving mouth, turning head, and waving arms and spooky sayings aren’t enough to send a shiver down your spine, a demented music box lullaby slowly playing in the background surely will.
Deadline reports Sian Clifford (Fleabag) and Jonathan Aris (Sherlock) have joined the cast of His Dark Materials’ third season as Agent Salmakia and Commander Roke, respectively—both “Gallivespian Spies: tiny humanoids who evolved in their native universe’s earth.”
Star Trek: Lower Decks
Jeffrey Combs returns to the Star Trek franchise as Agimus, an evil computer, in the trailer for “Where Pleasant Fountains Lie” — this week’s episode of Lower Decks.
Spoiler TV also reports Matthew Fox and Joanne Froggatt will star in Peacock’s Last Light, a “5-episode limited drama thriller series” based on Alex Scarrow’s international best-selling novel, which tells the story of “a family fighting to survive in a world that has been suddenly thrown into chaos” after the world’s oil supply is exhausted.
Ewan McGregor revealed to Deadline that filming has wrapped on the Obi-Wan Kenobi series at Disney+.
We finished shooting our series, and it was really, really good fun. I really enjoyed working with [director/executive producer] Deborah Chow, and I think it will not disappoint. The new technology that we employed doing it is cool, and it was a different experience than making the original three films that I did.
Michelle Gomez discussed Madame Rouge’s character arc with Den of Geek.
I think she’s like the other characters in that she has a journey through discovery. She’s finding out things about herself that may or may not be things she can live with. I can’t really say more than that, but it’s similar to the other regulars in the show, and where they’re having to live with themselves. And how do you do that, when some of it is pretty dark and at times unacceptable? And how do you decide to move forward? And so that’s in there for her, too. And it’s a pretty crazy ride that she goes on, not just for herself but with the others as well.
The IRS investigates Team Evil in the synopsis for next week’s episode, “I Is for IRS.”
The IRS taps the team to investigate the legitimacy of a new organization seeking religious status for tax exemption.
A witch tries to initiate her granddaughter in a spooky clip from Two Witches, premiering at the Sitges Film Festival this fall.
Devil in Ohio
Emily Deschanel, Sam Jaeger, Gerardo Celasco, Madeleine Arthur, Xaria Dotson, Alisha Newton, and Naomi Tan will star in Netflix’s adaptation of Daria Polatin’s novel Devil in Ohio, about a hospital psychiatrist (Deschanel) sheltering a mysterious cult escapee. John Fawcett, Brad Anderson, Leslie Hope, and Steve Adelson are attached to direct. [THR]
Muppets Haunted Mansion
Yvette Nicole Brown, John Stamos, and Kim Irvine will cameo alongside Darren Criss, the late Ed Asner, Jeannie Mai, Danny Trejo, Chrissy Metz, Sasheer Zamata, Alfonso Riberio, Pat Sajak, Skai Jackson, Geoff Keighley, Justina Machado, and Craig Robinson in Muppets Haunted Mansion.
TV Line reports the CW has canceled The Outpost after four seasons. A series finale is scheduled to air Thursday, October 7.
The team reopens their investigation into the RSM Fertility clinic in the synopsis for “O Is for Ovaphobia,” this week’s episode of Evil.
Ben, David, and Kristen investigate the RSM Fertility clinic – since so many of their past cases have led back to the ominous clinic.