True Detective Season 2 casting rumors

Rumors have been flying fast and heavy about who might lead True Detective Season 2, but series creator Nic Pizzolatto claims they’re all nonsense. “Literally, not a single rumour about casting that has been printed anywhere has any truth to it whatsoever,” he said firmly.

Whatever the new season ends up looking like, though, you should try to enjoy it while you can. Pizzolatto also admitted that he doesn’t envision True Detective lasting more than three seasons, because making it is so “incredibly exhausting.” Hit the jump to read his comments.

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Jessica Chastain True Detective

With most shows, fans can depend on the lead actors to come back season after season. But with an anthology series like True Detective, all bets are off. And so for the past several months, viewers have been speculating and fantasizing about who might fill Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson‘s shoes for True Detective Season 2.

Officially, HBO hasn’t said a single peep on that front. But unofficially, a new rumor has emerged saying Jessica Chastain has been offered a lead role. Too bad it has been quickly denied by camps on both sides of the process. Get the dirt after the jump.

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The Leftovers

As HBO’s Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, and Veep approach their respective season finales, The Leftovers and True Blood are just gearing up for their season premieres. The former is a new series by Damon Lindelof, and follows a small American town in the wake of a global rapture-like event; the latter is entering its final blood-soaked season. Watch new trailers for both after the jump.

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HBO’s ‘The Comeback’ Is Making a Comeback

The Comeback season 2

How appropriate that a show called The Comeback should be staging its own comeback. HBO is reportedly planning a six-episode second season of the HBO comedy, which aired for a single season in 2005. Star Lisa Kudrow is expected to return, along with Malin Ackerman and Kellan Lutz. More details on the show after the jump.

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HBO Shows Coming to Amazon Prime

HBO Amazon Prime

Standalone HBO Go subscriptions still aren’t a thing, but an Amazon Prime account could turn out to be the next best thing. Amazon announced this week that it had struck a multi-year deal to add several of HBO’s shows to the Amazon Prime catalog, including The Sopranos, The Wire, and Deadwood.

Don’t go throwing away your sister’s boyfriend’s roommate’s HBO Go password just yet, though. Current seasons of ongoing series won’t be available for another few years, and megahit Game of Thrones isn’t part of the agreement at all. Hit the jump for more details.

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‘Veep’, ‘Silicon Valley’ Renewed by HBO

Silicon Valley renewed

HBO couldn’t renew Game of Thrones fast enough, putting in an order for two more seasons just two days after the Season 4 premiere. Now it’s getting around to reupping the rest of its current Sunday night lineup as well.

The network has renewed half-hour satires Silicon Valley and Veep, for their second and fourth seasons, respectively. More details after the jump.

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The Normal Heart trailer

With each new breakthrough, HIV/AIDS becomes more treatable. But it wasn’t so long ago that the disease was completely new and utterly terrifying. In the first full-length The Normal Heart trailer, Mark Ruffalo plays an activist who witnesses the start of the AIDS crisis in the early ’80s. He’s so outraged by the public’s clueless, callous response that he decides to do something about it.

Julia Roberts plays a doctor who treats many of the disease’s first victims, Matt Bomer plays Ruffalo’s journalist boyfriend, and Taylor Kitsch and Jim Parsons play other activists who get wrapped up in the cause. Watch the new The Normal Heart trailer after the jump.

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Game of Thrones renewed

The characters of Game of Thrones have a habit of dropping dead at the most inopportune times, but Game of Thrones itself is in no danger of getting axed. HBO has just ordered two more seasons of the hit fantasy drama, guaranteeing that the show will run at least six seasons. Hit the jump for more details.

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