There’s little way around it; last night’s True Detective finale “Omega Station” cemented Season 2 as the tarnish on a once-bright franchise, dimming its luster in ways surely to be analyzed and over-analyzed for months to come. And hey, as long as we’re laughing at True Detective’s attempts to take itself seriously, why not throw some Star Wars into the opening titles?
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The year of Amy Schumer has taken us Inside Comedy Central, straight through a Trainwreck, and may peak on October 17 with the arrival of the revered comedian’s first HBO special, Amy Schumer Live at the Apollo. The first teaser for the new special has arrived, previewing the one thing Schumer has yet to do, which probably isn’t so dirty as you might be thinking.
Beyond all the Jon Snow speculation, Game of Thrones Season 6 has book and TV fans alike uncertain what to expect from the next chapters of George R.R. Martin’s story. The return of Bran and his new teacher has many presuming a variety of flashbacks, which may yet have been confirmed, if a new report casting a young Ned Stark is to be believed.
The critical derision of True Detective Season 2 came to a head last night with the untimely “Omega Station” finale, but did Nic Pizzolatto’s once-revered drama redeem itself, as HBO promised? Here’s how every major character ended the Vinci-set season, for those dying of heart blue-balls.
HBO’s upcoming Westworld TV series debuted a few photos and scant teases of footage to date, even amid a bit of cast turnover, but at last, the park is finally open. Okay, not that park. Still, see Jonathan Nolan’s vision of robot uprising and a synthetic future by our first full trailer for HBO’s Westworld!
A few weeks ago, David Fincher seemed to drum up trouble with HBO, as the future of both his music comedy Video Synchronicity and U.K.-adapted Gillian Flynn collaboration Utopia came into doubt. Now, Utopia has officially been shelved at the network, simultaneously revealing its cast of Rooney Mara, Colm Feore and more.
Even Game of Thrones’ worst villains have a tendency to get their comeuppance, and few have gone unpunished as long as David Bradley’s Red Wedding mastermind Walder Frey. Now, with Season 6 on the horizon, Bradley confirms that Walder Frey will return, but does a new casting report pinpoint the coming year?
While HBO has given director David Fincher an incredibly difficult time with his two prospective pilots (both of which are now likely dead), the network is moving ahead with two pilots from our other favorite David — The Wire creator David Simon is working on two new dramas, one a political series (of course), and the other inspired by the ‘70s porn scene in New York. Guess which one James Franco has joined? Actually, that’s not a question. You know which one.
HBO’s upcoming Scorsese-Jagger driven Vinyl gave us a first bump of the new series with a brief teaser, and now scores a much bigger fix. Watch Bobby Canavale snort and rock through the full star-studded trailer, spinning Vinyl into one of our most anticipated debuts of 2016.
Following its initial revelatory teaser, The Leftovers finally serves up a full course for Season 2. The Garvey family has moved on in the first spot of the second run from Damon Lindelof’s post-rapture drama, but a move to the departure-free Miracle, Texas has brought anything but peace to the family, judging by the explosive footage.