Welcome to the 15th edition of Scooping The Screen, our own original feature in which books on television and in film will be spotlighted. This feature will be posted at varying frequencies, so please keep checking our site for further updates (although I hope to have it out at least once a week).
~BOOKS ON TELEVISION~
HBO has released the first "in-production" video for the third season of Game of Thrones. You can watch it here.
The BBC has officially announced that Merlin will end after the currently airing season five. The show will conclude with a special 2 hour episode around Christmas. Season 5 will premiere January 4th on SyFy. [EW]
NBC has an official return date for the second half of Grimm's second season: March 8, 2013. The last ten episodes will run repeat-free. [TVLine]
NBC's drama Do No Harm, a re-imaging of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, will premiere on January 31st. [TVLine]
The CW released a new poster for The Carrie Diaries. You can view it here.
The BBC has moved the Season 3 production date of Sherlock to March 2013, effectively pushing back the premiere date until late 2013 (possibly early 2014 for the USA!). [TVGuide]
Development News: ABC Family is adapting the novel I Hunt Killers; CBS is adapting Stephen King's Under the Dome; The CW's Wonder Woman project (Amazon), is starting to cast the main character;
THIS WEEK ON BOOKISH TV...featuring MANY mid-season finales!
(click on each poster for the episode preview; only new episodes are listed)
S U N D A Y, December 2nd
M O N D A Y, December 3rd
T U E S D A Y, December 4th
W E D N E S D A Y, December 5th
T H U R S D A Y, December 6th
F R I D A Y, December 7th
S A T U R D A Y, December 8th
What are YOU looking forward to this week?
~BOOKS IN FILM~
Dreamworks is in negotiations for the rights to The Light Between Oceans, a debut novel by M.L. Stedman. David Heyman (Harry Potter) and Jeffery Clifford will produce the project. [Deadline]
Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan will reunite and reprise their roles in X-Men: Days of Future Past, playing the older versions of Professor X and Magneto, respectively. Hugh Jackman is also in talks to return as his character Wolverine for the film. [HR]
BOOKISH FILM TRAILER OF THE WEEK........
Les Miserables, based on the book by Victor Hugo, will be released in theaters on December 25, 2012. The film stars Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway. [x]
Well, that concludes this edition of Scooping The Screen. I hope to have additional editions out regularly.