Nic Pizzolato has revealed a kernel of the central plot of True Detective season 2. The show’s writer and creator is doing interviews about Sunday’s HBO Go-crashing, season one finale. In one he mentioned the second season is still in the early planning stages, but it’ll be about “hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system.” Very interesting.
Below, read some more about that as well as Pizzolato’s thoughts on the season one finale – fan expectations, conspiracies and a comic book reference. Read More »
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It’s just a week after the AIDS drama Dallas Buyers Club won a set of Oscars, including two of the four top acting honors. So now is a good time to release a trailer for another AIDS drama. In this case, the film is The Normal Heart, directed by Ryan Murphy (Glee, American Horror Story) and based on the acclaimed play by Larry Kramer.
Mark Ruffalo stars with Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons and Julia Roberts in a story about the early days of the AIDS outbreak in New York City as activists and victims attempt to get the city and population at large to recognize the serious nature of the new disease. HBO will air the film in the spring, but you can see the first Normal Heart teaser trailer now. Read More »
John Oliver, who came up through the ranks at The Daily Show, is about to debut his own comedy news program, and here’s the first Last Week Tonight With John Oliver trailer. This gig comes after Oliver’s very successful run filling in for Stewart as The Daily Show anchor. Sure, Jon Stewart is still going strong at The Daily Show, and his one-time protege Stephen Colbert is at the top of his game on The Colbert Report. But there’s room for more comedy in news. (Or more news in comedy?)
The show will air each Sunday night on HBO. Presumably Oliver and his writing team will mine some of the same comic vein familiar to viewers of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, only with the language and content freedom that HBO provides.
This trailer pokes fun at the fact that the show won’t exactly be the most timely presentation of the week’s news. It’s a great trailer that really gets across Oliver’s personality, and hopefully augurs good things for the show. Read More »
David Simon, creator of The Wire, has found his next project: a Martin Luther King Jr miniseries. Simon is attached to an upcoming HBO miniseries based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning history books America: In The King Years, by Taylor Branch. Oprah Winfrey‘s Harpo Productions owns the rights and will produce.
Simon will reportedly write the first episode and oversee the six-hour long show with his Treme co-creator Eric Overmyer. The novels cover the bulk of the civil rights movement from 1954-1968. Read More »
We’ve known that the first season of True Detective would mostly be a stand-alone thing, with a second season following more or less in name (and possibly theme) only. If and when True Detective returns, it will be with a new story, and a new cast. And so the thick “True Detective Season Two” meme has seen hundreds of concepts, both serious and joking, for cast team-ups that could carry the second season.
But series creator Nic Pizzolatto raised some hopes last week in an interview where he said “It would be great if we could use some of the same actors, like a reparatory company. It would be different characters, different setting. That’s part of the fun of the anthology.”
So might we see Hart (Woody Harrelson) or Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) return in some capacity for the second season? Fresh off his first Oscar win, McConaughey at least says he’s out. Read More »
With production under way, Warner Bros has finally set a release date for the big screen adaptation of HBO’s Entourage. Doug Ellin’s film version of the popular HBO series is set to hit theaters on June 12th, 2015, in the middle of one of the biggest summers in movie history. Not only that, but they”re facing the dinosaur that is Jurassic World head on (unless Universal shifts dates again).
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HBO has released the first trailer for Doll & Em, a new comedy series about a British Hollywood star who hires her childhood friend to be her personal assistant while she is making a film in Los Angeles. The series was created by and stars The Newsroom‘s Emily Mortimer and The Mighty Boosh’s Dolly Wells. The show was originally commissioned for Sky Living, part of BritishSky Broadcasting, but acquired by HBO. The 6-episode half-hour series premieres on Wednesday, March 19th at 10:00pm. Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump.
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Briefly: Here’s a curious piece of casting. Haley Joel Osment has joined the cast of the currently-shooting Entourage movie, written and directed by Doug Ellin. Osment, however, won’t be playing himself, which would have made sense in that wacky world. Instead he’s playing Travis McCree, the son of Billy Bob Thorton‘s character Larsen McCree, who is paying for Vince’s (Adrian Grenier) new movie. Travis is sent to oversee everything and gets a little too caught up in the Hollywood lifestyle. The film doesn’t have a release date, but late 2014 or early 2015 is likely. [Deadline]