Westworld images

Jonathan Nolan arrived at Comic Con for his Person of Interest panel, but he brought a surprise: a trailer for his HBO series Westworld. The show takes its name and inspiration from a 1973 film by Michael Crichton, in which the robot “attractions” at a futuristic amusement park begin to run wild. The new show keeps the same basic conceit, but takes a more modern turn. HBO described it early on as “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.”

While we don’t have that Westworld trailer to share just yet, we do have a handful of new Westworld images such as the one above, showing star Anthony Hopkins. More of the cast awaits below. Read More »

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Ferrell Takes the Field teaser

Funnyman Will Ferrell has had plenty of fun blending sports and comedy with feature films like Semi-Pro, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Blades of Glory. He’s even dabbled in sports on television with a role in the comedy series Eastbound & Down. Now Ferrell is returning to HBO to mess around with America’s pastime.

You may remember hearing back in March that Will Ferrell was going to play Major League Baseball for ten teams, taking all ten positions, in a single day. Now that day will be chronicled in an HBO documentary special from Funny or Die called Ferrell Takes the Field, and the first teaser trailer has just arrived.

Watch the Ferrell Takes the Field teaser after the jump! Read More »

Anthony Mackie in Captain America The Winter Soldier

Captain America’s big-screen buddy is set to portray another, even greater, American icon. Anthony Mackie will play Martin Luther King Jr. in HBO Films’ All the Way, opposite Bryan Cranston as U.S. president Lyndon B. Johnson. More details on the Anthony Mackie Martin Luther King Jr. casting after the jump.  Read More »

Rooney Mara Utopia

Even as one of David Fincher‘s HBO series hits the skids, another appears to be picking up steam. Videosyncrazy, the music video industry comedy formerly called Living on Video and then Video Synchronicity, halted production a couple weeks ago, midway through shooting the first season. While we wait to hear if that show has died for good, or is just being reworked, there’s word on forward motion for Fincher’s other proposed HBO show.

Fincher is working with Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn to adapt the UK series Utopia for HBO. Now Rooney Mara, whose career was given a major boost when Fincher chose her to play Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, is in talks for a role. Read More »

True Detective behind the scenes

The first episode of True Detective‘s second season has aired, and the internet is already working double-time to react to the show’s return. Is it better than the first season, or even as good? Early reviews have some insight, but even they can’t make a definitive claim yet, as HBO only offered access to the first three of eight episodes. Whatever the show is at the opening, there’s a lot left to see.

HBO has offered something new to follow up the season premiere: a brief True Detective behind the scenes look, which features interviews with new stars Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch. Exec producer Scott Stephens shows up, too. You’ll see creator/writer Nic PIzzolatto at work, but he doesn’t appear as an interview; rather, the show is meant to be his voice.  Read More »

The Leftovers Season 2 Teaser Trailer

I wasn’t immediately taken by The Leftovers when I watched the pilot on HBO, but over the course of the first few episodes the show really grabbed me. Created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, the show has a very cool mystery set-up (set two years after 2% of the world’s population mysteriously disappeared) but focuses more on the characters and drama (and even though I think the character focus works here better than in Lost, I’m still drawn more to the mysterious twists). The Leftovers season 2 teaser trailer has been released by HBO and can be watched now after the jump. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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True Detective season 2 synopsis

The second season of True Detective arrives in just a couple weeks, on June 21, and the tension is rising as we await the debut of a new set of characters, played by Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, and Taylor Kitsch. The two primary promos so far — a teaser and a trailer — have left us with more questions than answers. And, frankly, we don’t really want the answers until the come from the show itself.

But if you’d like to have just a little something to tide you over, there’s more info via a new True Detective season 2 synopsis, and a premiere logline and some episode titles. Oh, and in case you’ve missed them, there are a couple short new video promos, too. Read More »

Hardhome Effects

Last weekend’s episode of Game of Thrones, packed with Wildlings, White Walkers, and wights, was among the show’s most jaw-droppingly impressive, and that’s saying a lot for a show that has already floored viewers with events like The Battle of Blackwater and the Red Wedding.

The last half of the episode was an effects-heavy affair shot on a giant, sturdy set with hundreds of extras. Now a behind the scenes video breaks down the creation of the Hardhome effects, and fans who loved the episode will want to watch this more than once. Read More »

7 Days in Hell

Jon Snow isn’t exactly known for his lively sense of humor, but actor Kit Harington clearly doesn’t mind getting in touch with his silly side from time to time. Even as Game of Thrones races toward another (we assume) grim finale, HBO has released the first funny promo for Harington’s other HBO project, 7 Days in Hell.

The Christopher Guest-style mockumentary centers on a fictional tennis match that goes down in history as the longest ever. Harington and Andy Samberg play the exhausted rivals. Watch the 7 Days in Hell teaser trailer after the jump.  Read More »