Throughout its 8 years on HBO, Game of Thrones mostly shied away from flashbacks as a storytelling device. Now, however, the franchise based on George R.R. Martin’s novels has a whole prequel series on the way, which could be considered one long flashback of sorts. House of the Dragon will take viewers further back in time in the world of Westeros — 300 years, to be exact. Yet a new casting report indicates that it could cover more than one time period, with actresses Milly Alcock and Emily Carey both boarding the show as younger versions of two key characters.

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The Last of Us TV Series

HBO is finally rolling cameras on their adaptation of Naughty Dog’s immensely popular video game The Last of Us, and there’s even a photo of the cast getting ready to face the post-apocalyptic world from the production’s set. Read More »

 

Lovecraft Country Canceled

Our HBO overlords giveth and they taketh away. Hot on the heels of the first look at Day One of shooting on The Last of Us, the cable network will not be renewing Lovecraft Country for a second season, which is sure to be a surprise for a whole lot of the show’s fans. Read More »

We Own This City Cast

The ensemble cast of HBO’s We Own This City continues to grow and thankfully now includes Wunmi Mosaku.

Coming off her roles in HBO’s Lovecraft Country and Disney’s latest MCU series Loki, Mosaku is a quickly rising star and welcome addition to the six-hour limited series. Previously announced cast members include Jon Berenthal, Josh Charles, and Jamie Hector. With Reinaldo Marcus Green set to direct and executive produce the series, the show sounds promising, especially coming from The Wire creator David Simon.

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tig notaro drawn trailer

Comedian Tig Notaro has been killing it lately. Not only has she been fighting green screens on Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead and cantankerously fixing things on Star Trek: Discovery, she’s also got a stand-up special coming out.

And not just any stand-up special. This stand-up special will be on HBO and…animated. I don’t mean animated in the sense of “lively” or “active,” I mean animated in the cartoon sense. What does that even look like? I had no idea until today, when HBO kindly released a trailer.

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The Last of Us series

HBO’s screen adaptation of The Last of Us is continuing its casting spree, and we now know who will play Joel’s daughter.

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mare of easttown season 2

Who wouldn’t want to see more of Kate Winslet starring as a badass detective with a nickname of Ladyhawke? Creator Brad Ingelsby’s American crime drama Mare of Easttown was a hit with critics and audiences alike. The 7-episode hit is the second series in HBO history (alongside The Undoing) to see its viewership consecutively grow with each episode. The finale episode also set a record as the most-watched episode of an original series on HBO Max during its first 24 hours of availability.

With all of the strong reception and praise, Mare of Easttown is still not secured for a season 2…yet. What makes the series stand out is its fearless yet flawed protagonist and engaging secondary characters that comprise a realistic small-town community.

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Game of Thrones anniversary

George R. R. Martin is just like us — full of regrets. More importantly, he shares the fan consensus that Game of Thrones was much more likable when adapting from his books.

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Succession cast

You heard right, folks: Succession will be coming to an end in just a couple more seasons. It’s difficult to imagine the end of a beloved show that only just began (especially given its two-year hiatus) but according to writer and executive producer Georgia Pritchett, the showrunners are already discussing the final onscreen chapter of the Roy family’s story.

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New Nathan Fielder Show

Nathan Fielder, host and creator of the brilliant Nathan for You from Comedy Central, is currently working on a new comedy series for Showtime with the Safdie Brothers, directors of Uncut Gems. But that’s not stopping the comedian from setting up another comedy series at a competing cable network.

HBO has ordered a half-hour comedy series called The Rehearsal, and Nathan Fielder will be writing, directing, executive producing and starring in the series. It comes as part of Fielder’s overall deal that he struck at HBO back in 2019. Read More »