Game of Thrones Season 7 isn’t quite under the same secrecy veil as last year, but isn’t about to plant major spoilers with its first photos, either. Nonetheless, at least one shot teases a major prophecy coming to the forefront, and a mad Game of Thrones fan naturally transcribed it for you.
Those celebrating 420 won’t be the only ones blowing smoke today. Game of Thrones Season 7 looks ready to burn it all down in our first official photos from the July premiere, and no ice block will stand in our way this time.
The “Goodbye Tour” for HBO’s Girls was an unusual one, in that the final few episodes of the farewell season were notably devoid of major characters. The penultimate outing even introduced a major twist to one character’s absence, which executive producer Jenni Konner explains was intentional.
Ian McShane is an adorably irregular source of information; one minute spoiling Game of Thrones, and the next promising Deadwood updates that never come to pass. The latest rings closer to the latter, as the erstwhile Al Swearengen says the next move is officially HBO’s, and a decision might be incoming.
John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight has taken unorthodox steps to reach the President, buying stealthily educational ad time during the Fox News shows Trump is known to watch. The same was true of Oliver filling the advertiser void from Bill O’Reilly’s show with a sexual harassment PSA, one a cable affiliate actually took him up on.
Another day, another Trump administration gaffe worthy of Arrested Development or Veep. It’s the latter’s case this time out, as Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s insane Hitler gaffe gets the Veep closing credits treatment, and even the cast agrees it’s too on-point.
The Leftovers certainly made do with an HBO series that outgrew its original novel, so might Big Little Lies do the same? The star-studded miniseries has many fans hoping for a followup, and original author Liane Moriarty says she’s actively developing a potential continuation with the network.
How do you end a show in which the end of the world has already happened? It’s a question I’ve been wondering since the very beginning of The Leftovers, a series about the search for answers and explanations where there are none, about coping with the past and learning how to survive in the present, but rarely, if ever, looking towards a future. For the characters of the HBO series, The Sudden Departure – a Rapture-like event that saw 140 million people suddenly vanish from Earth – was the final page of their stories. Some drowned in misery, some sought refuge in violent blackout, others joined cults. Damon Lindelof’s mysterious post-apocalyptic drama has been about the tireless search for meaning as much as it is about finding peace in ambiguity. In its third and final season, the series is weaving those together more ambitiously than ever.
After five seasons, a change in showrunners and the real-life horror show that was the 2016 presidential election, not only is Veep still going strong, it continues to get better every year — more biting, more brazen, and always more hilarious. With Season 5 hitting DVD and Blu-ray this week ahead of next Sunday’s Season 6 premiere, we sat down with stars Gary Cole, Reid Scott and Sam Richardson to discuss the return of the HBO series, their favorite moments from Season 5, and what makes Kent so fascinating.
Game of Thrones Season 7 has us deeper in the dark than ever, but there may yet be corners of George R.R. Martin’s books to explore. Sherlock star Mark Gatiss confirms that Braavos’ Iron Bank-er Tycho Nestoris will have a role in Season 7, and possibly beyond.