This week in TV news, Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin is a zombie (and may be close to finishing his next book!), Marvel’s Jessica Jones gets a premiere date, Miss Piggy gets a new man, Black Mirror might be coming back, and Preacher is coming to AMC.
Entertainment Weekly teased photos ahead of Game of Thrones scribe George R. R. Martin’s zombie cameo on SyFy’s Z Nation later this season. In the show, zombie Martin will be signing a book called A Promise of Spring, a play on the rumored final title of his series, A Dream of Spring. We might also be seeing the franchise’s sixth installment The Winds of Winter as soon as next year according to a radio interview with Spanish publisher Alejo Cuervo.
All 13 episodes of Marvel’s Jessica Jones will premiere on streaming service Netflix on Friday Nov. 20. Although the series, starring Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust The B in Apartment 23), shares a universe, executive producer and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg said, “Jessica Jones is a very, very different show than Daredevil,” and added that Jones is an “incredibly flawed, damaged, and interesting character regardless of gender.” The second show in a shared Netflix-Marvel universe, Jessica Jones will be followed by Luke Cage and Iron Fist, with all four characters eventually coming together for Marvel’s The Defenders.
After a much publicized break-up with Kermit the Frog over the summer (and the news of Kermit’s new girlfriend), Miss Piggy may have found herself a new love as well. Singer and occasional actor Josh Groban (Crazy Stupid Love) will guest star on The Muppets this fall as Miss Piggy’s new flame. This is not Groban’s first foray into the world of The Muppets; he had a cameo in last year’s Muppets Most Wanted. The Muppets premieres on ABC on Tuesday, September 22 at 8 p.m.
The British import Black Mirror made a splash earlier this year when the first two seasons were added to the Netflix. Now, rumor has it that the genre-defying anthology series is going back into production as a Netflix original series, with England’s Channel 4 having a first-look deal on new episodes. The last episode of the series was a special called White Christmas, featuring Mad Men star Jon Hamm.
Based on the 1995 comic created by writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon, Preacher, ordered to series this week by AMC, features a Texas preacher named John Custer who becomes possessed by a supernatural being and sets off in search of God with his girlfriend and an alcoholic vampire. The comic was developed for television by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The show is set for a May 2016 release with Breaking Bad‘s Sam Catlin acting as showrunner and Dominic Cooper (Agent Carter) in the titular role.