Posted on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 by Angie Han
Winter has come, as the Starks have long warned us, but it won’t be around forever. And when it leaves, spring will bring a new season of Game of Thrones along with it.
HBO announced today that the fantasy drama would return for its fourth season Sunday, April 6 at 9:00 PM. That’s roughly the same time of year it’s premiered the last three seasons, so no surprises there. The new season will consist of ten episodes and will pick up where Season 3 left off, depicting the second half of Book 3.
Most of the principal cast members are expected to return — or the ones whose characters survived Season 3, anyway. New actors include Pedro Pascal as Oberyn Martell of Dorne, Roger Ashton-Griffiths as Margaery’s father Mace Tyrell, Mark Gatiss as Tycho Nestoris from the Iron Bank of Braavos.
Additionally, some roles were recast in the interim. Michiel Huisman will replace Ed Skrein in Season 4 as Daario Naharis, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson will take over for Ian Whyte as Ser Gregor Clegane, and Dean-Charles Chapman steps in for Callum Wharry as Joffrey’s brother Tommen.[Variety]
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Since Damon Lindelof left Twitter, he’s noticeably less a part of the public dialogue about entertainment. Which was the point after the venom he received for contributions to Prometheus and Star Trek Into Darkness. Part of his absence, too, is that he’s working on a brand new show for HBO called The Leftovers. Now he’s ready to share some details about it.
Based on a novel by Tom Perrotta, the show takes place in a New York town three years after 140 million people worldwide mysteriously disappeared. Was the disappearance based in science? Was it religion? How will it change how people live their lives? Lindelof talks about all that and more below, as he describes the show saying “if Lost and Friday Night Lights had a baby and then that baby was severely neglected, that would be The Leftovers.” Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 23rd, 2013 by Angie Han
2013 was a pretty great year for television, and from what we’ve seen 2014 looks plenty promising too. Today, we’ve got trailers for new seasons of two very different critical favorites, BBC America’s Orphan Black and HBO’s Girls, plus a peek at an intriguing new show, AMC’s Revolutionary War drama Turn. Check ‘em all out after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 by Angie Han
Game of Thrones, a show which has never had a reputation for being kind to its characters, completed what may have been its bloodiest season yet this year. So fans were naturally alarmed to hear that Season 4 would contain more deaths than ever. But the first tiny bit of footage, just released as part of a larger promo for HBO, isn’t not so bad. Not a single person gets beheaded or disemboweled or burnt to a crisp by dragon flame.
And if grim medieval fantasy-drama isn’t your thing, don’t worry: Elsewhere in the HBO ad, we also get peeks at new shows Looking, Silicon Valley, The Leftovers, and True Detective; the Ryan Murphy-directed AIDS drama The Normal Heart, the literary miniseries Olive Kitteridge, and much, much more.
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Posted on Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 by Angie Han
One of the greatest films that never was could finally be coming to fruition, and Baz Luhrmann might be the man to make it happen. Steven Spielberg and HBO are reportedly eyeing the Great Gatsby director for Napoleon, a miniseries based on a never-produced script by the great Stanley Kubrick. Hit the jump for more on the project and its epic history.
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Posted on Monday, November 25th, 2013 by Angie Han
Boardwalk Empire, Hello Ladies, and Eastbound and Down are done for the year (or, in the latter’s case, forever), and Girls, Looking, and True Detective don’t premiere until January. So what’s there to see on HBO between now and 2014?
Well, the network is hoping you’ll use that time to check out two of their new shows, the medical comedy Getting On and the Summer Heights High spinoff Ja’mie: Private School Girl. Both series debuted on air last night, and have now released their first episodes online. Check ‘em out after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, November 22nd, 2013 by Angie Han
For a comedy, Girls‘ second season was pretty damn grim. Not meth empire / zombie apocalypse grim, perhaps, but dark nonetheless. Jessa (Jemima Kirke) skipped town, Marnie (Allison Williams) got fired, Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) struggled with her first real relationship, and Hannah (Lena Dunham) had a full-on nervous breakdown. But it looks like their fortunes are changing for the better in Season 3.
The first full-length trailer feels like a return to the lighter tone of Season 1, in contrast to the melancholy of Season 2. All of the women are still works in progress — that’s why we love them — but they seem to be better off than they were the last time we saw them. As Marnie puts it, “I am okay. I may not seem okay and I may not be okay now, but I am, like, okay.” Watch the trailer after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, November 15th, 2013 by Angie Han
After chronicling the 2000 Bush-Gore debacle with 2008′s Recount and John McCain’s failed 2008 presidential run with last year’s Game Change, Jay Roach is once again diving into the world of politics for HBO. But this time, the crisis being depicted is totally fictional.
Roach has just cast Jack Black and Tim Robbins in the HBO comedy pilot The Brink, about three “disparate and desperate” men facing the possibility of World War III. More plot details after the jump.
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