mcconaughey return True Detective

Not to get your hopes up too much, but the very positive reception for True Detective has changed the mind of one of its stars with respect to the idea of coming back. Matthew McConaughey once said he was attracted to True Detective because it was a “one and done” series. And we know that the second season will feature a trio of new leads, with the show built around new characters. But now McConaughey says he would be “open” to doing more.  Read More »

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Noah Aronofsky 2

The lines between film and TV blur constantly these days, with major filmmakers making TV shows and TV creators heading into movies. But the biggest yet example has just been revealed. Darren Aronofsky, director of The Wrestler, Black Swan and Noah, has just begun developing a sci-fi book trilogy as an HBO series.

The series is by Margaret Atwood and is called the MaddAddam trilogy. It centers on a futuristic world where corporations rule and a “waterless flood” wipes out most of humanity. Read More »

Danny McBride Eastbound

Danny McBride was destined to be a star before HBO’s Eastbound and Down, but the show really shot him into the stratosphere. So it’s no surprise the actor is returning to HBO for a brand new series. This one is called Vice Principals and was co-created by McBride and Jody Hill, the team behind Eastbound and Down. HBO has ordered it for 18 episodes with a premiere date to be determined. Read More »

True Detective

The instant the credits rolled on the first season of True Detective, fans became rabid to learn about season two. We knew Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson’s characters wouldn’t be returning, so speculation began with who should star in the show. Then we learned the season would be about “hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system.” Now, a few more pieces of the puzzle have been revealed.

In a new interview, series writer and creator Nic Pizzolatto revealed True Detective season 2 would have three leads and be set in California. Read more of his quote below. Read More »

project greenlight

One of the most underrated reality series is HBO’s Project Greenlight. The show, executive produced and judged by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, began in 2001. The premise was that producers waded through submissions from filmmakers and screenwriters, then paired the best in each category to make a movie. Three feature length movies were made as a result of the show. The series launched the careers of Saw writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, horror director John Gulager, and featured a young Shia LaBeouf, among others. Unfortunately, the reality series never really hit with mainstream audiences and HBO let it go after three seasons.

That’ll change soon though as Damon and Affleck are now bringing back the reality competition for a new decade. One person who won’t be involved, however, is another Project Greenlight producer: Chris Moore. He’s currently working on a similar film-centric reality series called The Chair for Starz. Read about both shows below. Read More »

The Leftovers trailer

Writer/producer Damon Lindelof returns to TV — or, excuse me, to HBO — with the upcoming show The Leftovers. Based on the 2011 novel by Tom Perotta and directed by Peter Berg, the pilot of The Leftovers begins to explore the aftermath of a society that loses a small percentage of its population overnight. Was it the Rapture? Maybe! The question really is: how does everyone stuck on Earth deal with the fact that their loved ones are simply gone? The show stars Justin TherouxLiv Tyler, Christopher Eccleston, Amy Brenneman, Michael Gaston and Ann Dowd. Check out the first full The Leftovers trailer below. Read More »

casual vacancy hbo

J.K. Rowling and Time Warner have a pretty good relationship. Together, they helped make one of the most successful and impressively coherent film franchises in history with Harry Potter. So it’s of little surprise Rowling turned in their direction when looking for a place to air her follow up novel, The Casual Vacancy, as a miniseries.

BBC and HBO will co-produce a three episode miniseries of The Casual Vacancy, which will air on BBC One in the UK and HBO in the US. Read more about The Casual Vacancy HBO below. Read More »

The Normal Heart trailer

With each new breakthrough, HIV/AIDS becomes more treatable. But it wasn’t so long ago that the disease was completely new and utterly terrifying. In the first full-length The Normal Heart trailer, Mark Ruffalo plays an activist who witnesses the start of the AIDS crisis in the early ’80s. He’s so outraged by the public’s clueless, callous response that he decides to do something about it.

Julia Roberts plays a doctor who treats many of the disease’s first victims, Matt Bomer plays Ruffalo’s journalist boyfriend, and Taylor Kitsch and Jim Parsons play other activists who get wrapped up in the cause. Watch the new The Normal Heart trailer after the jump.

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