The first season of Lovecraft Country moved at breakneck speed, with showrunner Misha Green often putting as much plot in a single episode as other showrunners would in an entire season of a different show. Season 1 seemed to have a concrete ending, but HBO is excited about the possibilities for a potential second season.
During the Television Critics Association press tour, HBO and HBO Max chief content officer Casey Bloys said Green and a small team of writers are currently coming up with a take for Lovecraft Country season 2, and he’s “hopeful” they will end up generating a story worth telling.
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Despite the ending of Game of Thrones landing with somewhat of a cultural thud, HBO knows there is loads of untapped potential in the fictional land of Westeros. There are multiple prequel shows in various stages of development, and in a new interview, HBO and HBO Max chief content officer Casey Bloys does not rule out the chance of direct Game of Thrones spin-offs hitting the small screen one day. Would you want to see a whole show following the continuing adventures of Jon Snow, or maybe tracking Arya as a pirate sailing the high seas?
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Casey Bloys, the chief content officer for HBO and HBO Max, does not think the Game of Thrones franchise will grow to the size of the sprawling, interconnected universes that Marvel Studios has established in its superhero storytelling or that Lucasfilm is aiming for with its Star Wars franchise.
In a new interview, Bloys seems doubtful that the rich world established in the mega-hit fantasy series could sustain that many stories, but hints that more shows like the upcoming prequel series House of the Dragon, which is set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos, could be given the go-ahead in the future.
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Euphoria, HBO’s sex- and drug-fueled teenaged drama, won’t start shooting its second season until sometime next year. But the news isn’t all bad: fans will get a stepping stone before the second season drops.
HBO president Casey Bloys confirmed that a Euphoria pandemic episode, what he’s calling a “special COVID episode,” will air before the second season premieres on the premium cable channel. Meanwhile, Bloys and Watchmen showrunner Damon Lindelof also doubled down on the idea that there won’t be another season of the superhero show…at least, not any time soon. Read More »
It’ll be at least another year before we return to Westeros.
During today’s Television Critics Association winter press tour, HBO’s head of programming, Casey Bloys, said that House of the Dragon, the network’s first big Game of Thrones prequel series, is expected to debut sometime in 2022. Bloys explained why he gave a series order to that show but passed on Jane Goldman’s series last year, and he also provided a Watchmen season 2 update. Read his comments below. Read More »
As HBO learned through its prolonged dealings with hackers this summer, the internet is dark and full of spoilers. And as the network’s flagship shows nears its end, the frenzy for spoilers of just how Game of Thrones will conclude will soon reach its peak.
It’s no wonder that HBO will go above and beyond to prevent as many spoilers from hitting the internet as possible. The newest strategy: Game of Thrones is shooting multiple endings of its series finale.
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