Finally! After months and months of speculation upon rumor, 'True Detective' season 2 has finally begun announcing its official cast leads. Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn have been confirmed, along with 'Fast and Furious' director Justin Lin, but who else can we expect to join the HBO drama, and what new plot details have emerged?
Over the weekend we learned of 'Game of Thrones' season 5 that a departed character may yet make a return appearance from beyond the grave, but far more exciting is the prospect of seeing some of our favorite characters in vastly new circumstances. See who has landed where (with brand new looks!) in a round of spoiler-ly set photos from 'Game of Thrones' season 5!
'True Detective' season 2 rumors have become the Hydra of TV news, wherein the dismissal of any one rumor sees two more (or seven) take its place. Colin Farrell's status among the leading candidates, however, has scarcely been in question since its arrival, and now it seems the Irish actor has at last confirmed his 'True Detective' season 2 casting.
Depressing though it may be, 'Game of Thrones' fans have gotten somewhat used to the fact that the series' most beloved characters have a tendency to meet their makers beyond a certain point. Season 4 finale "The Children" said goodbye to several major characters from the HBO fantasy-drama, but one actor teases that his/her character may yet return in season 5.
Casting on 'True Detective' season 2 has been equal parts crapshoot, publicist spin and investigative free-for-all, but where we thought a female lead had been narrowed between 'Mad Men''s Elisabeth Moss and Rachel McAdams, the dam has burst wide open to suggest that Jessica Biel, Rosario Dawson, Marvel favorite Jaimie Alexander and at least 4 more names are all in the running for our next 'True Detective' mystery.
Crime just isn't what it used to be. That's something that 'Boardwalk Empire' has perhaps ruminated on since the beginning, but something that has become more and more glaring with each passing season, with the introduction of foils and central conflicts for Nucky Thompson and the other major criminal players in New York and Chicago to navigate. Perhaps the reason why the fifth and final season has thus far felt as disorienting as the opening shot of "The Good Listener" is that there's no real singular conflict or thread running through it all. In the vernacular of 'The Big Lebowski,' there's no rug to tie this room together, man.
Fans of HBO Aaron Sorkin drama 'The Newsroom' (come on, there's at least a few of you) were somewhat let down by the initial season 3 teaser, which offered little more than xeroxed pages of the final episode scripts. And while a proper trailer is still to come before the November premiere, find out what's got Will McAvoy so dapper, and what McKenzie's shooting at in our first footage from 'The Newsroom''s final season!
'Boardwalk Empire' returns for its fifth and final season, with a time jump that takes us forward seven years to 1931. While some things and places have indeed changed, much of the first hour is merely arranging the table for the final eight episodes, while also drawing bridges: a bridge between Nucky's various pasts and present, and narrative bridges between what was, what is, and what has to be; there's also a nice bit of thematic tissue in the episode's latter half that connects the series to 'The Sopranos,' as we witness the dawn of a new Italian mafia era back in New York.
HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire' will pour its last premiere this coming Sunday with final season opener "Golden Days for Boys and Girls," though fans still no doubt question the period gangster drama's rush to the finish line, even jumping forward 7 years. To tide you over, we've got the first official clip from the season 5 premiere, as well as an explanation from showrunner Terence Winter of 'Boardwalk Empire''s big finish.
We still know very little of what 'True Detective' season 2 will look like when HBO premieres its newest incarnation in 2015, but with Emmy-winning season 1 director Cary Fukunaga not retuning, we may at least know how its visuals come together. 'Fast & Furious' director Justin Lin is reportedly in the running to direct episodes of 'True Detective' season 2, but who will join him?