Posted on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 by Angie Han
One of James Gandolfini‘s last projects is picking up steam once again. At the time of his passing, the Sopranos actor had been working on an HBO miniseries called Criminal Justice. But since the network could not move ahead with the pilot they had already shot with him, there was some question of how the show could proceed. As of today, we have our answer.
Robert De Niro has just signed on to take over Gandolfini’s role, while Gandolfini will receive a posthumous executive producer credit. The rest of the cast, which includes Riz Ahmed, Bill Camp, Payman Maadi, and Poorna Jagannathan, remains on board. Steve Zaillian, who’s been shepherding the project for the past several years, will direct the first episode. Hit the jump for plot details and more. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 by Angie Han
Briefly: Prepare to leave Bon Temps behind forever. HBO announced today that their flagship drama True Blood will end after the seventh season, which is expected to air next year.
In a statement, HBO spoke fondly of the horror-fantasy series. “True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO,” said president of programming Michael Lombardo. “Together with its legions of fans, it will be hard to say goodbye to the residents of Bon Temps, but I look forward to what promises to be a fantastic final chapter of this incredible show.”
Season 7 will consist of ten episodes, like Season 6 before it. (Seasons 1-5 consisted of twelve episodes each.) Leads Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, and, yes, Alexander Skarsgard are set to return for the final season. [HitFix]
Posted on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 by Angie Han
Following in the footsteps of his old boss Gus, Mike will drop by Greendale in the next season of Community. Also after the jump:
- Game of Thrones recasts one of its roles for Season 4
- Lee Daniels is circling a Sammy Davis Jr. movie for HBO
- History greenlights Houdini mini with Adrien Brody
- FX is developing a Louie-style comedy for DL Hughley
- Sony is adapting Robert Rodriguez‘s El Mariachi for TV
- See trailers for Yahoo series from Ed Helms, Jack Black, and more
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Posted on Friday, August 16th, 2013 by Angie Han
Game of Thrones isn’t due to return for another seven or eight months, which means at this point we have to take our glimpses of Westeros where we can get ‘em. Today, our little slice of the Seven Kingdoms comes courtesy of HBO itself, which has just posted a fun deleted scene from Season 3.
In it, Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance) is enjoying a bit of fishing when Pycelle (Julian Glover) approaches him with a request. Watch the clip after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 by Angie Han
It’s to George R.R. Martin‘s massive credit that the world of Game of Thrones (or A Song of Ice and Fire, if you insist, bookworms) feels so incredibly real. Westeros is a big, sprawling region filled with complex societies, messy histories, and unique citizens, not unlike our own country. But while all those details help bring that fantasy land to life, they can also be awfully hard for show fans and book readers to navigate the world without getting lost.
The series alleviates that issue somewhat by opening each episode with an animated map, but plenty of fans have taken up the call as well. Today, we have a very detailed, colorful map by artist J.E. Fullerton that not only details which landmarks and families go where, but conveys each region’s personality with gorgeous, frequently funny illustrations. Hit the jump to check it out.
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Eastbound and Down is ending after its upcoming season, but Danny McBride and Jody Hill want to stay on HBO. Word out of the TCA’s is the duo are working on a high school based show for HBO in the future.
Also, David Milch, who produced Luck, Deadwood and John From Cincinnati, is back at the network, working on a show called The Money. Read More »
Posted on Monday, July 22nd, 2013 by Angie Han
“George, you heartless bastard.” Those were the first words spoken by moderator Elvis Mitchell to author George R.R. Martin at Friday’s Game of Thrones panel, which opened with an “In Memoriam” video saluting the many, many fallen characters of the HBO drama. Check it out after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 by Angie Han
It’s a weirdly good time for ’90s kids, as Uncle Jesse and Carmen Sandiego plot their returns. After the jump:
- Uncle Jesse’s band from Full House will reunite
- The elusive Carmen Sandiego may return to PBS
- American Dad is moving from Fox to TBS
- James Franco will drop by The Mindy Project
- Damon Wayans Jr. is returning to New Girl
- Ray Donovan and True Blood get renewed
- Here’s who’ll direct Game of Thrones next season
- Check out a new trailer for Boardwalk Empire
- Breaking Bad teasers and stills show lots of glares
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