Hello again faithful readers, and welcome to another thrilling instalment of Doux News that I have massively over-hyped. This week we have a birth, a not so surprising death and a resurrection no one is looking forward too.
Ron Moore has had a tough time since Battlestar Galactica ended. Caprica tanked. Virtuality and 17th Precinct both failed to get past the pilot stage. And his remake of The Wild Wild West never got off the ground. But his luck might be about to change. He is currently finalizing a deal with SyFy to executive produce Helix, a thriller about a team of scientists in an Arctic research facility who find themselves trying to protect the world from annihilation. Moore is also currently at work on an adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander book series for Starz. Hopefully one of these potential series will fare better than his other post-BSG projects.
What Syfy gives with one hand, it just as easily takes away one with the other. Sorry Alphas fans, but the network has decided to cancel the series after just two seasons. While this is understandably sad news, it is certainly not unexpected. Despite getting off to a strong start when it debuted in 2011, the series had been struggled to hold onto viewers. So let us have a moment of silence for yet another promising sci-fi series cut down in its prime.
There have been whispers about this for some time, but now it is official - The Killing will return for a third season. Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman will both return for a new case which will consist of 12 episodes. AMC clearly loves lifeless things that wander around aimlessly.
Scott Gimple (who has the unfortunate honour of being the writer of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance) has been selected to replace Glen Mazzara as the new showrunner for season 4 of The Walking Dead. Gimple is no stranger to the zombie drama, having been a producer/writer for the show since season two.
The final episode of Fringe scored the series' best ratings of the season. You can read Josie's review of the two-part finale here and here.
Jessica de Gouw (Arrow's Huntress) has landed the female lead in the network's Jonathan Rhys Meyers starring Dracula series. De Gouw will play Mina Murray, a medical student who the Count seems to think is the reincarnation of his dead wife.
24's Leslie Hope (yeah, she's been in a few other things since then, but she'll always be Teri Bauer to me) is joining Revolution later this season in a recurring role. Hope will play President Foster, leader of the powerful Georgia Federation.
Amy Manson (Being Human's Daisy) is reportedly in the running to play the main role in The CW's Wonder Woman pilot, Amazon. Manson is the first actress who has been linked to the role since casting started, but the source is a Scottish newspaper so take this with more than a pinch of demon repellent. Unlike NBC's aborted attempt a few years back, which Nadim was brave enough to review for us here, this new take on the character is described as being far gritter, down to earth and less crap. So that likely means no invisible plane, lasso of truth or ties to Greek mythology (which is a shame, because that last one is what made George Perez's iconic comic run so great).