Thursday Link-A-Mania

Black Mirror returning this Christmas, Galaxy Quest gets a comic sequel and James Cameron talks Avatar sequels

• The Walking Dead Season Five has a new teaser trailer. “We don’t know what’s coming next,” announces the 11-second clip, which shows tantalising shots of Daryl and Rick, the gas-masked residents of Terminus, and... oh god is that someone cutting up a human body? October can’t come soon enough.

• Black Mirror , Charlie Brooker’s excellent anthology show, is returning for a feature length special this Christmas. The episode will weave together three stories of Yuletide techno-paranoia. Brooker says: "I always enjoy a good ghost story at Christmas, and I'm a sucker for the Amicus’ compendium horror movies of the ’70s. Our aim is to create the Black Mirror equivalent of that.”

• A new extended UK preview of FOX’s Gotham gives us a look into “The Original City Of Sin.” The preview shows glimpses of a number of recognisable Batman names: Penguin, a little girl called Ivy, and a man who loves to riddle, not to mention the cat-like girl following Bruce around.

• James Cameron has been talking to Variety about the upcoming Avatar sequels. Cameron hopes to use the films to express his own artistic ideas. “There’s nothing I need to say as an artist about the state of the world and human affairs that I can’t do through the lens of the Avatar universe.”

• American Horror Story: Freak Show has a premiere date – 8 October – and a new teaser trailer to go along with it. The very brief clip hands you a ticket to the upcoming fourth season of the horror show.

• Chaos Walking, the new franchise starter that could be Lionsgate’s next big trilogy after Hunger Games, has gained a new screenwriter, Variety reports . Jamie Linden will write the screenplay, which follows a human outpost on a newly-colonised world, plagued by a disease called “the noise” that causes people to hear each other's thoughts. Linden recently wrote Money Monster, which is to be directed by Jodie Foster and star George Clooney.

• There was some buzz earlier this month that Galaxy Quest would be getting a sequel, but alas, the characters won’t be re-appearing on the big screen. You can, however, pick them up in a new comic book series , titled simply Galaxy Quest . This is the second foray into comics for the franchise, following the 2008 mini-sereis Galaxy Quest: Global Warming, but this series will be on-going after its release in 2015.

• Prometheus: Fire And Stone, the first comic in a new Alien/Predator/AvP/Prometheus crossover series, has a book trailer. In it, writers Paul Tobin and Kelly Sue DeConnick discuss connecting the Prometheus, Alien, AvP, and Predator worlds and introduce Angela, the leading lady of the Prometheus comic series. Prometheus: Fire And Stone will premier on 10 September, the remaining three series picking up in an eight week cycle following after.

Joanne Wylie