Late last week, a big step was taken forward for True Detective season 2. Series creator Nic Pizzolatto reportedly turned in the script for the first episode of the new season, and the lead for this new storyline is not what we’d heard it might be. In the months since the first season finished, we’d heard rumors suggesting various new directions, from redoing the two-detective structure of the first season, to relying upon a more female-centric cast. Now, it turns out, at least the first episode just centers on one male lead. Read More »
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Years have passed since Lost ended, and Damon Lindelof finally has a new TV show. That show is called The Leftovers, based on the book by series co-producer Tom Perrotta, and it premiered on HBO Sunday night.
In an instant, two percent of the world’s populate goes missing. The people who vanish have nothing in common. There’s no rhyme or reason, they’re just gone. Three years later, in a small New York town, we meet several characters still dealing with the emotional, spiritual and logistic effects of this unfathomable the event. And in classic Lindelof fashion, the first episode is scene after scene of intriguing mystery. Dozens of questions are posed, starting intriguing scenarios, introducing characters, and more. It was a polarizing, but in my mind fantastic start to what’s sure to be an interesting show.
Don’t have HBO? You can now watch the The Leftovers pilot for free online. Check it out below. Read More »
Even as the battle for the Iron Throne wages on in Westeros, another battle has been won on HBO. Game of Thrones has officially become the most popular show in the history of HBO, beating The Sopranos, Sex and the City and so many others. Read the particulars below. Read More »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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