'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?
Yesterday 'Game of Thrones' fans were disheartened (okay, some elated) to learn that at least one major series star would sit out season 5 for lack of story material from series creator George R.R. Martin, leading us to wonder what other characters might run out of road if the 'Song of Ice and Fire' books move too slowly. Most specifically, will Sophie Turner's Sansa Stark be the next casualty of 'Game of Thrones' season 5?
HBO's 'Game of Thrones' has alarmed readers of George R.R. Martin's books from the very beginning, if only that the fantasy-drama adaptation might catch up with, or surpass Martin's notoriously long writing process. Now, as season 5 continues shooting across the world, we may have our first major casualties of that process, as Kristian Nairn (Hodor) says he won't appear in any 2015 episodes.
'Game of Thrones' season 5 production updates have felt poorer of late since Comic-Con 2014, but the newest tidbit from Croatia proves the richest of all. Following a brief appearance in season 4, 'Sherlock' star Mark Gatiss has officially been confirmed to return as Iron Bank-er Tycho Nestoris in season 5. Plus, more nudity updates!
The ending to HBO's magnum TV opus 'The Sopranos' has remained a source of debate over the last seven years, as fans and viewers analyze every sound and frame of series finale "Made in America" for a clue to Tony Soprano's ultimate fate. Now, despite a near-decade of refusals, series creator David Chase may finally have revealed if Tony Soprano lived or died.
And lo, HBO’s ‘True Blood’ hath not gone gently into that good night, but rather stumbled through its series finale in a shower of goopy blood that made up its final installment “Thank You.” Fans of the 7-year HBO drama proved understandably divided by Sookie Stackhouse’s ultimate end, but what does showrunner Brian Buckner have to say of the finale’s major twists? Who was that guy at the head of the table? Why wasn’t Eric around more? All these answers and more, straight from the ‘True Blood’ series finale!
Julia Louis-Dreyfus walked away with the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for 'Veep' at the 2014 Emmys, but not before making out with 'Seinfeld' guest star Bryan Cranston in front of the stage.
If you want to see Cersei Lannister throw a bucket of ice water over her head in support of ALS awareness -- who knew she had a charitable side, right? -- or Jon Snow or even George R.R. Martin himself, watch the stars and creator of 'Game of Thrones' perform the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.