Comic-Con: The Big TV News
New star Liam McIntyre (right) at the "Spartacus" panel (Michael Buckner/WireImage.com)
Bloody good news: Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight is looking forward to killing lots of people. Plus, he told fans that "in Season 2, Spartacus learns how to be a leader. He goes from a guy with an ax to grind to being a leader. But the season is called 'Vengeance,' and he's not the only one who's out for it." And you can check out the Comic-Con teaser here.
The Showtime series returns October 2, and the Season 6 trailer is now available (see below). Also: We learned that Dexter is going to be worried that his son is going to be a little killer. Colin Hanks and Mos Def were mostly mum about their characters, but C.S. Lee did say that there may be some fun with interns.
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Fans will be happy to know that when asked about a Season 7 at Comic-Con, USA Network co-president Jeff Wachtel told Entertainment Weekly: "The sixth season doesn't start until October, but the guys are amazing. I can see it running forever."
You know how everyone was freaking out about Rachel, Finn, and Kurt graduating? It turns out that their leaving McKinley doesn't mean they're gone from "Glee." You say relieved; we say cop-out. It does look like Chord Overstreet is definitely going, though. Poor Mercedes!
We know this much about the final season: Mark Hamill is going to guest star as a villain, and listening to Zachary Levi talk about it makes everyone cry (including him). That's all we needed from this Comic-Con panel.
'Game of Thrones'
Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss say that they're staying fairly true to the books, so get yourself reading, pronto. And author George R.R. Martin told fans that he has the ending to his saga in sight: "I still have two books to go, and I'm juggling a lot of balls... All I can keep doing is juggling as fast as I can, and hopefully bring everything together in the magnificent way I see it vaguely in my head stretching before me. But it's easier to dream these things than to do them."
Unlike "Thrones," "True Blood" doesn't seem to have an ending in sight. We also learned that we'll see how Eric made Pam, that Tara and Sam are in no way over, and that we may not have seen the end of Claudine: Executive producer Alan Ball said fairies are born in litters and often identical. Ball also said the writers are researching different kinds of supernatural characters to add to the already insane series.