True Detective Season 2 early buzz

True Detective Season 1 was one of the most talked-about shows of last year, inspiring a thousand thinkpieces and raking in award after award. All that acclaim set an awfully high bar for True Detective Season 2, which had the disadvantage of losing director Cary Fukunaga.

But hey, series creator Nic Pizzolatto was still on board, with a whole new setting, story, and cast (including Vince VaughnColin FarrellRachel McAdams, and Taylor Kitsch) to play around with. So do the new episodes live up to the show’s sterling reputation? Get the True Detective Season 2 review roundup after the jump.  Read More »

David Fincher‘s latest project has hit a big snag. HBO has reportedly shut down production Videosynchrazy (also formerly known as Living on Video and Video Synchronicity), Fincher’s comedy series about the 1908s music video industry. The show, which had been ordered to series last month, was midway through production on its 10-episode first season.

Get the latest update on the David Fincher HBO comedy after the jump.
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Ballers

This weekend marks the opening of San Andreas, in which Dwayne Johnson deals with the largest earthquake ever recorded in history. But if you’d like to enjoy his charm without the specter of catastrophic disaster, you can keep an eye out for next month’s Ballers.

Johnson leads the HBO comedy as Spencer, a former football player turned financial advisor. Which might sound like a less exciting career, except that he’s serving as a financial advisor to professional athletes, so he still gets to party it up with the best of them. Watch the latest Ballers trailer after the jump. Read More »

Game of Thrones Musical

Not long after we saw Anna Kendrick star in a teaser for a female-led remake of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, we have some more amusing fun being teased for Red Nose Day. For those who don’t know, Red Nose Day is a comedy fundraiser that started in the United Kingdom and is making its way to the United States for the first time with a primetime special on NBC airing on Thursday, May 21st at 8pm Eastern. It’s a star-studded event featuring a slew of comedians, actors, musicians and more, and we just got another tease of something Game of Thrones fans will enjoy.

Peter Dinklage is teaming up with Coldplay to deliver a Game of Thrones musical, and NBC has unveiled a tease of the fan favorite actor singing a song about the various character deaths on the show. So if you happen to be way behind on HBO’s most popular show, beware of spoilers. Watch the Game of Thrones musical tease below!

Update: We’ve now got the full Game of Thrones musical production video, narrated by Liam Neeson.

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David Oyelowo in Nightingale

There aren’t many actors who could be trusted to carry an entire feature film by themselves, but David Oyelowo is one of the special few. Following his exceptional (and sadly overlooked by awards) performance in Selma, Oyelowo leads the one-man show Nightingale for HBO.

At the center of the story is Peter Snowden, a war veteran spiraling out of control. In the aftermath of a terrible event, he desperately tries to reconnect with an old friend. Watch the Nightingale trailer after the jump. Read More »

Reese Witherspoon as "Cheryl Strayed" in WILD.

Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are taking a page out of Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson’s playbook. The A-list actresses are headed to HBO for Big Little Lies, a limited series to be written by David E. Kelley (Ally McBealBoston Legal). Learn all about the Reese Witherspoon HBO project after the jump.  Read More »

ABC's "Scandal" - Season Three

Hot off his Sundance hit Dope, director Rick Famuyiwa has landed himself a high-profile gig. He’s set to helm Confirmation, HBO Films’ upcoming picture about the 1991 Clarence ThomasAnita Hill scandal. Kerry Washington is already set to play Hill. Get all the details on the Rick Famuyiwa Confirmation deal after the jump.

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Veep Season 4

Selina Meyer’s presidency and Pied Piper may be in pretty precarious situations at the moment, but the shows about them are doing just fine. HBO has renewed both Veep and Silicon Valley, following their season premieres last night.

That’s the good news. The disappointing caveat is that when Veep returns next year, it’ll be without series creator Armando Iannucci. More details on the Veep and Silicon Valley renewals, and Iannucci’s departure, after the jump.  Read More »

Game of Thrones Season 5 header

We helped you brush up on your recent Westerosi history with our general recap of Season 4. Now it’s time to consider where Game of Thrones is headed in Season 5. Season 4 ended with some major shakeups to the status quo, and knowing this show things will only continue to spin out of control for the next ten episodes.

Which means, really, that trying to predict this show is a fool’s errand. Author George R.R. Martin and showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss delight in pulling the rug out from under our feet, and we love them for it. But we are masochists, and so we’ve pieced together a few ideas about where we might be going next — including a power ranking of the major players going into the next season.

Click through for our Game of Thrones Season 5 predictions and power rankings.

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Game of Thrones Season 4 - Arya (Maisie Williams)

Even by the standards of serialized prestige drama, Game of Thrones can be damn hard to keep track of. There are literally dozens of characters, spread over an entire continent’s worth of locations, and in any given episode you’ll find them setting up plans and falling into traps, forming new bonds and breaking old ones.

Nor does it help matters that there are about ten months between seasons, giving fans plenty of time to forget the finer details of this sick, sad world. Sure, you could brush up on your Westerosi history by revisiting the entire fourth season on Blu-ray — but at around 10 hours, that’s a pretty daunting proposition.

That’s where we come in. We’ve got everything you need to remember about where all your favorite characters left off in Season 4, whether it’s Bran Stark in the chilly North or Daenerys Targaryen in the temperate South. Hit the jump for your Game of Thrones Season 4 catchup. Read More »