Sure, it’s Monday and we’re all coming down from our “Game of Thrones” high—but don’t fret. “Luther” is on his way, and if anyone can wipe our brains clean, it’s Idris. Here are five videos to start your week off right.
1. “Luther” Season 3 Trailer:
Sienna Guillory (Love Actually, Resident Evil) joins as Mary, Luther’s new love interest, and David O’Hara (“The Tudors,” The Departed, Braveheart) is a former cop bent on taking down our man; doesn’t Luther have enough problems with Alice? We’ll find out when Season 3 returns September 3-7.
2. The Grandmaster Featurette:
I feel like we’ve been waiting forever for Kar Wai Wong’s story of Ip Man (released in China December 2012); we still don’t get to see it until August 23rd, but here’s a stunning visual effects video to whet our appetites. The Grandmaster stars Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Ziyi Zhang, Chang Chen, Xiao Shengyang and Song Hye Kyo.
3. “The Walking Dead,” Season 4 in Production:
Oddly, I feel like “TWD” just ended (rather unspectacularly), but lookie here—they’re already working on Season 4. I think we can raise our hopes with Scott Gimple at the helm, since the episodes he’s written have been the better ones; season premiere director Gregory Nicotero certainly seems enthusiastic. “The Walking Dead” returns this fall.
4. “The White Queen” Trailer:
Here’s your first look at Starz channel’s new BBC One produced series based on Philippa Gregory’s The Cousins’ War, which follows two sides of a family fighting for the throne in 1464 England. The trailer reads a bit cheesy to me, but it could be delicious summer fare. The White Queen stars Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson (“Wallander, Nya tider”) in the title role, as well as Max Irons, James Frain, Caroline Goodall and Aneurin Barnard; it premieres June 16th on BBC1 and August 10th on Starz.
5. Samuel L. Jackson Reads a “Breaking Bad” Monologue:
Ever wondered what “BB” would be like with Sam Jackson as Walter White? Wonder no more…and frankly, thank the stars for Bryan Cranston.
6. George R. R. Martin Answers the Call for Spoilers:
Finally, if you’re not a book reader and you’re already jonesing for any little “Game of Thrones” Season 4 details, GRRM holds back nothing. But, you know…Spoilers! (Not really.)