HBO has not yet made the fifth season of Game of Thrones an official thing, but you know that’s just a matter of formality. That’s especially the case now that writer/producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss have signed to continue as showrunners for two more seasons. Read More »
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With the fourth season of Game of Thrones about to premiere on HBO, talk about the end of the series is revving up once more. Story creator George R.R. Martin has penned five novels in the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series, and this fourth season adapts the second half of book three, A Storm of Swords. With two books left to publish and no reliable publication timeline in place, how will the series line up with the end of the books? One option that has been discussed, says Martin, is a Game of Thrones movie to wrap things up. Read More »
True Detective is over, and no matter what you thought of the finale there’s a good chance you want more. The show’s grim atmosphere and stark philosophical musings are addictive, and the rhythms of Nic Pizzolatto‘s dialogue stick in the back of the brain. Trouble is, we don’t know when the second season will premiere, and no matter the air date, the next episodes won’t continue the story of Marty Hart (Woody Harrelson) and Rustin Cohle (Matthew McConaughey). So how about a True Detective deleted scene from the first season to help ease off that addiction?
This scene is interesting, too, because it is not some side note from the murder investigation that provided the spine for the first season. Rather this is a new character note, which is really where the show excelled. Below, you’ll see a sour note in the relationship between Cohle and his girlfriend Laurie (Elizabeth Reaser). You knew this was coming as soon as we first saw them together. Bide the time in the wait for blu and season 2 with the clip, below. Read More »
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 »
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 »
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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 »