Following his wild success with AMC's 'The Walking Dead,' comic book creator and series executive producer Robert Kirkman is bringing another one of his books to the small screen: Kirkman is developing a pilot of 'Outcast,' his new comic book series which takes the writer from the realm of zombies to the world of demonic possession.
For those wondering just how good Steven Soderbergh's new period drama series 'The Knick' actually is, how's this for confirmation? Cinemax has just renewed the director's original series for a second season, two months before the first season is set to premiere on August 8.
We haven't made very much of Cinemax's forthcoming medical period drama, 'The Knick,' which is directed by Steven Soderbergh and stars Clive Owen, though the first trailer certainly inspires at least a bit of confidence and some stellar production value. See for yourself with a first look at Owen carving up the streets of old New York as 'The Knick.'
Some time ago we'd heard that the TV series based on Jason Statham's iconic 'Transporter' franchise had produced an entire season, though Cinemax ultimately opted against bringing the show to American TV. Now, not only has 'Transporter The Series' been greenlit for a second season, we have an American premiere date for Frank Martin's continued adventures on TNT!
Ratings for 'The Walking Dead' keep right on growing into its fourth season, while series creator Robert Kirkman prepares a companion series spinoff to hit the airwaves in 2015, but it seems Cinemax will be keeping the comic book writer busy as well. Kirkman's upcoming exorcist title 'Outcast' has officially landed at Cinemax for development as an ongoing series, but how big is the order?
Cinemax After Dark - or Skinemax, as it's more widely known - is a block of "adult programming" broadcast on Cinemax after midnight. Starting in 1984, the programming block became a staple of teenagers in the late-80s/early-90s, who grew up on sneaking downstairs while their parents were sleeping to catch some skin (not that we know from experience...).
Well, the good times are about to come to a close as Cinemax looks to rebrand, leaving Skinemax in the dust.
Last week during HBO's panel at the Television Critics Association press tour, network president Michael Lombardo revealed that Cinemax had opted not to go through with its 'Transporter' TV series, despite an entire season already produced, and an earlier release date. Well, wouldn't you know it, 'Transporter' will move forward with a second season at a new network, with a new showrunner!
Once the initial shock of 'Sopranos' star James Gandolfini's tragic passing had set in, questions turned to HBO's upcoming limited series 'Criminal Justice,' whose shot pilot had initially been passed on before the network opted for a smaller order. Now, as HBO speaks at the TCA press tour, Gandolfini's version of the pilot will most likely be re-shot, while other projects from the network will never see the light of day.
While Cinemax will bring two series to Comic-Con 2013 with 'Banshee' and 'Strike Back,' it's upcoming pilot drama 'Quarry' that continues to turn our heads. Most recently adding 'The Avengers' star Stellan Skarsgård and 'Die Hard' franchise vet Mary Elizabeth Winstead, the Cinemax drama adaptation has now brought in 'The Wire' vet Jamie Hector in a regular role.
In spite of their increasing pedigree, we haven't paid much attention to Cinemax's original series, but the latest additions to the pay cable network's upcoming drama series 'Quarry' have proven far too tempting to ignore. 'Die Hard' franchise star and 'Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World' babe Mary Elizabeth Winstead has joined Cinemax's 'Quarry' in her first regular TV role since rising to fame, joining 'The Avengers' and 'Thor' star Stellan Skarsgard, among others.