Posted on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 by Angie Han
After surviving a tumultuous Season 2, the girls of Girls will be back for a third go-round this winter. HBO announced today that the comedy will premiere January 12, 2014 with two back-to-back episodes, starting at 10:00 PM. Creator and star Lena Dunham broke the news in a way that’d make her character proud: via a cute Instagram pic, which you can see after the jump.
The established hit will be bookended in its third season by two new shows. January 12 also brings the debut of True Detective, a rural crime drama directed by Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre) and starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
And starting January 19, the second half of the 10 o’clock hour will be filled by Looking, from Weekend director Andrew Haigh. The series follows the exploits of three young-ish gay men living in San Francisco.
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If you’re looking for any little thing there is to know about Paul Thomas Anderson‘s next film, the adaptation of Thomas Pynchon‘s novel Inherent Vice, enjoy this: the actor Eric Roberts recently said he’s got a part in the picture. Get his word on it, below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 14th, 2013 by Angie Han
First-time filmmaker Matthew Johnson attracted some attention this year for The Dirties, a provocative look at a school shooting from the perspective of two would-be killers. But his next foray into youth-centric entertainment will be far less controversial.
Johnson is in talks to write Encyclopedia Brown, Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the classic children’s mystery series. Roy Lee and Howard David Deutsch are producing. More about the project after the jump.
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The simple concept of HBO’s upcoming show True Detective is enough to make it a must-see: Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre, Jane Eyre) directs Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in a miniseries about a years-long investigation into murder and rural mystery.
We’ve seen a teaser and a trailer that position the show as essential for fans of Zodiac, and which promise something a bit more than your typical cop procedural. Now there are five brief but oddly ominous teaser clips that offer additional enticing visions. Watch them all below. Read More »
It isn’t often we see an actor who appeared in one incarnation of a film or TV series starring in a high-profile remake in another country. But David Tennant is doing exactly that for Broadchurch. He starred in the UK TV series as Detective Inspector Alec Hardy, who escapes a bit of professional scandal to work in the seaside town of Broadchurch, where he’s soon part of an investigation into the murder of an eleven year-old boy.
The series, which was a tremendous success in its first season in the UK, is being remade in the US for broadcast on Fox. Tennant will play the Americanized version of the same character, with an American accent being part of what sets this version of the character apart from the original. Read More »
Just what is DC doing? Warner Bros. TV and The Mentalist creator Bruno Heller have just made a deal with Fox for the channel to order Gotham, a show that will explore the backstory of James Gordon, aka Commissioner Gordon of Batman fame.
In addition to going into Gordon’s early days, it will “also look at the villains who made Gotham City famous.” Since the modern Batman timeline conceptualizes the rise of those villains as a result of Batman’s activity, will we see shadows of the Batman in the show? Nope, based on what we know. Instead, the show finds Gordon working as a detective, possibly prior to Batman’s appearance, and we don’t know how the stories of other villains will factor in. Read More »
A document recently leaked online detailing a version of the hit TV show Lost that never was. It details a show that’s much more episodic, less mythological and almost the exact opposite of the show that ran for six seasons on ABC. Dated May 5, 2004, four months before the first episode aired, some might look at this document and laugh. “Oh look, they really didn’t ever understand what this show is!”
However, we went to the source — show creator Damon Lindelof – who gave us the full details on this document.
This document outlines the version of Lost the network wanted, but one that Lindelof and J.J. Abrams didn’t. In going against this design, we were rewarded with one of the best and most polarizing TV shows of all time. Read More »
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Before Ben Affleck plays Batman, he’ll be playing a husband accused of something terrible. He and Rosamund Pike are the stars of David Fincher‘s upcoming thriller, Gone Girl, based on the best-selling book by Gillian Flynn. Pike plays a seemingly perfect American wife who goes missing and her husband is instantly blamed. From there, things get incredibly surprising and frightening.
With filming set to start soon, Fincher has just revealed the actors who’ll be playing the main supporting roles. Tyler Perry is officially Tanner Bolt, a scumbag lawyer who represent’s Affleck’s character, newcomer Carrie Coon will play Affleck’s sister, and Kim Dickens (Treme, Friday Night Lights) and Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous) will play the detectives investigating the case. Read More »