Westworld Aaron Paul

Westworld season 3 may have just gotten a lot more interesting.

Aaron Paul, who broke out in AMC’s Breaking Bad and has since gone on to star in shows like Netflix’s BoJack Horseman and Hulu’s The Path, has officially joined the cast of HBO’s high-profile sci-fi show for its third season. Read more about the Westworld Aaron Paul casting below. Read More »

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In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Castle Rock season 2 may bring back characters from season 1
  • Check out a preview of American Horror Story: Apocalypse
  • Billy On the Street is returning with new web episodes
  • Law and Order: Hate Crimes is the latest Law and Order spin-off
  • Go behind the scenes of The Deuce season 2
  • One of the producers of The Simpsons noticed a major continuity error from a 23-year-old episode
  • A new Walking Dead season 9 trailer
  • HBO renews Ballers and Insecure
  • The CW is developing a Nancy Drew series
  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina now has an awesome poster
  • Gomorrah TV series getting prequel film
  • GWAR destroyed the Rick and Morty pop-up bar that never was

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Walmart of streaming

Netflix is top dog in the streaming business, but there are a bunch of contenders nipping at its heels and eager to take its place. Disney has Disney Play coming next year (with a cheaper subscription price to start), Amazon Prime Video is going to be making a major push for new subscribers with its Lord of the Rings TV show, and one of these days Apple is eventually going to debut all those shows they’ve been stockpiling.

Oh yeah, and don’t forget about HBO, which was and still is often considered the gold standard in the premium long-form storytelling arena. HBO was recently acquired by AT&T, and at a communication conference this morning, AT&T’s CEO had some strong words for Netflix, referring to them as the Walmart of streaming services. That’s a big diss, but to quote one of HBO’s most famous shows, “you come at the king, you best not miss.”
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my brilliant friend trailer

Elena Ferrante‘s Neapolitan novels have been a literary sensation, beloved by critics and readers alike. Now, HBO is attempting to bring the books to life with a 32-part adaptation (!). Things kick off with the series My Brilliant Friend, debuting on HBO this November. Watch the first My Brilliant Fiend trailer below.

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miss sherlock trailer

We’ve had so, so many iterations of Sherlock Holmes as a brilliant, eccentric British detective and the famous Arthur Conan Doyle creation feels long due for an upgrade. And what better upgrade than as a modern Japanese woman with unruly hair and even more unruly social skills?

The Ring star Yuko Takeuchi stars as the modern-day reimagining of the 19th century detective in Miss Sherlock, HBO’s first Japanese original series.

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Game of Thrones Season 8 Premiere

Back towards the beginning of the year, we learned the Game of Thrones season 8 premiere wouldn’t arrive until sometime in 2019. This is the final season of the HBO epic fantasy series, and even though it will be shorter than the previous season, it will have expensive, movie-length episodes. Because of that, the final season might not debut until later than fans were expecting.

Game of Thrones fans have been counting on HBO bringing the series back to a traditional spring debut after the previous seventh season arrived last summer. However, it sounds like the Game of Thrones season 8 premiere will likely not debut until the summer of next year. Thankfully, a small snippet of footage has arrived to help ease the anticipation. Read More »

Sharp Objects Finale

With its eighth and final episode, Sharp Objects concludes this gorgeous, complicated story about feminine trauma, rage and love. Despite their nearly equitable screentime, the men in this story never really mattered, did they? In the end, it was never Alan, or Richard, or Vickery, or John Keene who were the answer to the questions Sharp Objects asked. No, this is a women’s tragedy, one that began with the unseen Joya and ends with Amma, a generations-long calamity about the ways that we hurt each other – or the ways that we hurt ourselves to keep others safe. Read More »

true detective season 3 trailer

The long-awaited trailer for True Detective season 3 is here. And it looks like it’s set to bring back the signature weirdness that catapulted the HBO crime drama into the pop culture stratosphere in the first season. Now with Oscar winner Mahershala Ali leading the latest season of detective anthology series, it seems that True Detective could redeem itself from its polarizing secondseason.

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the deuce season 2 trailer

It’s 1977 and the porn industry is thriving in the HBO series created by George Pelecanos and David Simon. A five-year jump finds the characters of The Deuce onto bigger and bolder things, while now facing resistance from the New York police and the oncoming threat of changing laws. But we’re also about to enter the era of Studio 54, when disco and the tightening grip of organized crime ruled the city. Catch up with what has happened in the last five years with the official The Deuce season 2 trailer. Read More »

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sharp objects falling review

In the penultimate episode of HBO’s Sharp Objects, it feels like we’ve learned everything we need to learn about Wind Gap’s murders and Camille Preaker’s tragic history. The show has telegraphed Adora’s toxic relationship with the girls in her life, and reminded us every week that we shouldn’t count out any of Wind Gap’s vicious women when making our lists of Ann and Natalie’s potential killers. But we still have an episode to go, and confrontations still need to be made. “She did it again, and I need to take care of it,” Camille sobs to Curry at the end of “Falling” – because Camille always was the only person who could stand up to Adora Crellin.

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