With all of the recent casting notices, Teen Wolf season 3, part 2 is quickly becoming packed with new faces, and you can meet each one of them here!

There have been plenty of new actors added to Teen Wolf as of late, and it’s beginning to get a little hard to remember who is playing who. Lucky for you, we’ve done all the leg work!

Below, you can find a list of the newest characters and what information we know about them so far. Keep this reference handy while you tune into the winter season of Teen Wolf on January 6, which is just two weeks away!

Arden Cho as Kira Yukimura

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What we know: Kira, a Japanese/Korean/American transfer student, is the biggest new character to join the cast of Teen Wolf. She’s there to blend in, hoping to make new friends and avoid being embarrassed by her father, who’s a new teacher at Beacon Hills. Once she meets Scott and the others, however, things start to take a turn — for better or for worse, we’re not sure yet. And, apparently, she may find out she has more of a connection to the Californian town than she initially thought. Oh, and she may or may not have a thing with Scott this year…

What we think: Nothing has been confirmed yet, but a lot of fans think Kira could be the Kitsune that everyone has been talking about recently. From the trailer alone, we at least know she’s aware of the myth, as she’s seen explaining it to someone else. If she is the Kitsune, we better keep an eye on her, as they are known to be trickster spirits. Kira might not end up being as straightforward a character as we initially thought.

Ryan Kelley as Deputy Parrish

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What we know: Deputy Parrish is a bit of an enigma at the moment, but he’s been described as “pretty young and very good looking.” Well, he wouldn’t be on Teen Wolf if he was anything else, now would he? His role in the winter season will be to help Sheriff Stilinski unravel the supernatural mysteries of the town. Ominously, he’ll then become “part of the mystery himself.” Uh oh!

What we think: Deputy Parrish seems like an all-around good guy from what we know so far. We don’t think he’s got anything sinister up his sleeves, but that doesn’t mean something sinister won’t be happening to him instead. The last deputy didn’t make it all the way through the last 12 episodes, so Parrish better sleep with one eye open. We’re not sure if he’ll end up becoming part of the mystery because he’ll be killed or because he’ll be turned (into a werewolf or maybe something else), but we kind of hope it’ll be the latter!

Doug Jones as William Barrow

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What we know: William Barrow is a known killer, and he’s been described as a mass murderer. Who knows why he’s in Beacon Hills, but considering the Nemeton is calling to all the crazies to the world, it isn’t that much of a surprise he’s popping up. Doug Jones is known for playing some of the creepiest characters ever to make their way to the screen, so expect to be watching his episodes with all the lights on.

What we think: Barrow may or may not be a supernatural creature, but we definitely think something funky is going on with him regardless. In the trailer, we see him on the operating table with a large hole in his chest. He then jerks upward as if he’s being shocked, and in the next scene he’s gone. Scott’s father also says that he’s being controlled by someone else, which makes him even more dangerous. Perhaps the puppet master will be the one with the powers, and Barrow will just be the marionette.

Tom Choi as Mr. Yukimura

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What we know: We don’t know much about Mr. Yukimura at the moment, but he is Kira’s father and he is the new history teacher at Beacon Hills. We’ve been told he’s important, but other than that…we’re pretty much in the dark about him.

What we think: Considering he’s Kira’s father, we think he’s wrapped up in this Kitsune myth as well. He probably knows more than Kira does, and maybe he’s keeping her in the dark in order to protect her. We also think he could be related the old man we saw in the trailer. Could this be his father, Kira’s grandfather? Perhaps they had a falling out, much like Chris Argent had with his father, Gerard. At the moment, we don’t think Mr. Yukimura is anything to worry about, but considering this is Teen Wolf, that could change pretty quickly.

Shelley Hennig in a Top Secret Role

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What we know: Nothing. No, seriously. We know nothing.

What we think: There are a lot of rumors going around about Hennig’s character at the moment. Considering Hennig’s age, it’s possible she could be playing a new character called Meredith, who is a student at Beacon Hills. Meredith is a loner, and the vibe we get from her description is a bit creepy. We won’t be meeting her until nearly the end of the season, so it’s a possibly she could throw a curve ball at one or more characters.

Matt Shively as an Unknown Character

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What we know: Nada. Zip. Zilch. Zero.

What we think: Shively could be Hennig’s counterpart. At the same time Meredith was announced, so was another character — Oliver. Oliver is a student, and a quiet one at that. However, he’ll have some important information for one of the main characters. He also won’t be showing up until close to the end of the season, so keep an eye on what his role could mean for the wolf pack as well.

Gina Holden as an Unknown Character

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What we know: Nothing. Once again, we’re kept in the dark as Holden’s character is also being billed as top secret.

What we think: Holden is a little bit older than many of the other new actors being cast, so we’re just going to come out and say it: We think she’ll be playing Stiles’ mother. We’ll be learning more about Claudia Stilinski this year, and considering how much fans have been clamoring for information about her, we think it’s safe to say that they’ll be keeping the information about which actress is playing the character on a strictly need-to-know basis.

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as an Unknown Character

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What we know: The only thing we know about Tagawa’s character is what we’ve seen in the trailer. He’s a bit creepy, and he definitely knows a lot about which supernatural evils could be plaguing Beacon Hills.

What we think: We think the old man is definitely going to play a vital role this season, and it’s not going to be a good one. We see him pull a gun on someone (Chris?) at one point in the trailer, and he’s got a lot of information for someone we’ve only just met. We also suspect he may be the one keeping Derek and Peter hostage, and that’s just not okay with us.

There have been numerous other casting notices and minor character announcements, but these are the ones that have particularly caught our eye. So, tell us…

Which new ‘Teen Wolf’ character are you most looking forward to seeing next year?

Cassandra Clare keeps expanding the Shadowhunters’ universe, with the first adult books of the chronicles just announced!

Clare announced via press release this morning that she’ll publish a trilogy about Magnus Bane, the fan-favorite warlock who’s appeared in every single one of her books and already received a collection of eleven spin-off novellas all about him (The Bane Chronicles). There is no word yet on whether the new books will tie in with the stories told in The Bane Chronicles.

Interestingly, this trilogy will be Clare’s first foray into adult literature, after writing extensively in the YA realm. She always pushed the boundaries of YA, though, with the inclusion of “Dirty Sexy Balcony Scenes” and the like. The first Shadowhunter book, City of Bones, was published in 2007, and the teens who picked it up back then will feel right at home in the adult section of a bookstore today.

Also of note, the series will be co-written with Wesley Chu (author of The Lives of Tao). Clare seems to like having co-writers when dealing with Magnus Bane; The Bane Chronicles are the only other Shadowhunter books that have other authors attached.

The first Magnus Bane book is expected to be published in November 2017. This means that Cassandra Clare will have three Shadowhunters series being published concurrently… The Dark Artifices, The Last Hours, and this Magnus Bane series.

If various sources are to be believed, all three will have an installment published in 2017. The second Dark Artifices book, Lord of Shadows, is expected in April. The Magnus Bane book, as mentioned above, is due in November. And the official site of the Shadowhunter Chronicles still says that the first Last Hours book, Chain of Thorns, is expected in 2017. Clare has a sixth series planned after getting some of these finished, The Wicked Powers, so there’ll be more Shadowhunters coming to a bookstore near you at least through the early 2020s.

Perhaps the decision to publish the Magnus Bane trilogy was based on the character’s success on the Shadowhunters TV show, where the fan favorite is portrayed by Harry Shum Jr. Shadowhunters was renewed for a second season by ABC Family, and it looks like they may have many seasons ahead of them.

Clare said, “Over the years writing the Shadowhunter books, Magnus Bane has emerged as one of the most fun and fascinating characters for me to bring to life… There are so many things we don’t know about Magnus, from the story of his first love to the secrets of his parentage, to the beginning of his relationship with Alec. All those are things I was able to touch on in The Bane Chronicles, but I’m excited to dig in even more deeply in these three volumes devoted to Magnus, his past, his future, and his present.”

Are you excited for three books all about Magnus Bane, or is this Shadowhunter overkill?

Arrested Development‘s fourth season aired three years ago today. To celebrate its legacy (and to try to forget how much we’re missing it right now), let’s rank the best recurring Arrested Development jokes!

It’s really no secret that Arrested Development has some of the best recurring jokes and gags of all time. Even people who don’t watch the show are familiar with things like “There’s always money in the banana stand” and “I’ve made a huge mistake.” The jokes in this show are just so understated and catchy that it would’ve been crazy had they not have caught on. Thanks to Arrested Development‘s recurring jokes, pop culture has never been quite the same.

To celebrate our undying love for Arrested Development, we decided to forgo the banner (sorry, everyone) and instead put together a list of all of the gags and jokes that we think are the best ones the show’s ever done. Not only that, but we’re leaving it up to you to rank them!

How to play: Love a certain joke and think that it should be at the top of the list? Upvote it. Really hate another joke and don’t understand how it got on the list in the first place? Hit that little downward-facing arrow. Don’t care either way for some of these gags? Then you can just leave them untouched. It’s all good! We just want to know what YOU think! With everyone participating we’ll be able to build a definitive list of the best Arrested Development jokes!

So, grab your denim cut-offs and hot ham water, and maybe even do a little chicken dance to get yourself pumped up (but not with the hot ham water in your hand, please). If you’re an Arrested Development fan, you’re sure to love ranking these jokes.

(Just be careful about which arrow you hit. You don’t want to hit the wrong one and find yourself saying “I’ve made a huge mistake.”)

Are there any ‘Arrested Development’ jokes missing from the list? Add them below!

 
Related: Arrested Development season 4 drinking game

Marvel fans aren’t pleased with the twist in Captain America: Steve Rogers #1.

By now you know that Steve Rogers is revealed to be a Hydra agent in the first issue of the new Captain America: Steve Rogers series (Read our in-depth analysis of the new issue here). Naturally this news — that ultimate do-gooder Cap would be so evil — has not sat well with fans.

The general consensus is that this shit is unacceptable…

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… And the only thing to do is ignore it:

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Others think Marvel need a taste of their own medicine:

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And/or need to fire their lame-o writers:

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Then there are beautiful Photoshops like this one of Chris Evans’ Captain America ripping up a tree the comic:

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Some people are Photoshopping the comic to make him say things that are just as outrageous as him being a HYDRA agent:


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While others are giving him a different revelation — one concerning Bucky. This is the twist that SHOULD be in the new Captain America series

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Marvel, please write yourself out of this one as quickly as possible.

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… Before you start coming up with other outrageous revelations

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