HBO surprised us all a few months ago with the revelation that cordcutters might finally have a solution, as the pay-cable network announced plans for an independent online streaming service in 2015. Now, an internal memo suggests that the new service will arrive with ‘Game of Thrones’ season 5 in April, also revealing some surprising prospects for the future of HBO GO.
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Like ‘Game of Thrones’ before it, HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’ has proven an intriguing concept to develop, given the events of season 1 largely covered literary author Tom Perotta’s entire novel’s worth of story. Now, with season 2 set to commence in the immediate future, HBO’s Damon Lindelof rapture drama has not only trimmed its core cast, but potentially shifted ‘The Leftovers’ outside its fictional upstate New York setting.
Showtime's 'Dexter' may have ended in a lumberjacked hurricane of absurdity, but the 'Masuka' spinoff will live on in spirit. C.S. Lee is the latest confirmed to join the cast of HBO's 'True Detective' season 2, but as whom, you ask?
Long renowned as one of HBO's crowning achievements in drama, David Simon's Baltimore crime saga 'The Wire' is getting a major facelift for 2015. Not only will the network premiere a high-def digital remastering of the series in late December, but digital and Blu-Ray updates of 'The Wire''s remastered set will be available after the new year.
Well, we can’t say for sure as a high-profile project from the likes of Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger has ever gone so long through development without an actual title, but HBO officially likes the sweet sounds of “Untitled Rock ‘N’ Roll Project.” The Bobby Cannavale-led ‘70s drama has an official series pickup, with cast from the likes of Olivia Wilde to Ray Romano, and even a beloved ‘Legend of Korra’ star.
Just last week saw Telltale Games confirming that their forthcoming ‘Game of Thrones’ video game would share some impressive cast with the hit HBO drama, premiering on December 2 with its first installment, “Iron From Ice.” Now, one day before hitting platforms, the Telltale ‘Game of Thrones’ adaptation has an epic launch trailer full of cast members new and old.
Telltale’s ‘Game of Thrones’ video game “Iron From Ice” took us all by surprise with the announcement that HBO series stars Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Iwan Rheon and Natalie Dormer would lend their voices, but the fantasy video game from the makers of ‘The Walking Dead’ adaptation have even more in store. Not only will a new trailer arrive in early December, but the game itself will be available to play one day later!
HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ season 5 won’t bring forth any fire or blood until spring 2015, but that doesn’t prevent us from using “The Sight” to look ahead. The network has seemingly launched a new viral teaser campaign for season 5, revealing a few brief looks at Arya in the new season, as well as…some other stuff. Maybe. I don’t know, it’s weird.
Observing the pre-production and casting process of ‘True Detective’ season 2 has long been an exercise in rumor control. For months now, we’ve talked about the roles and supporting cast of actors like Taylor Kitsch and Rachel McAdams, despite the fact that HBO could only confirm Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn officially cast. Now at least, Kitsch and McAdams have formally joined the party, while Kelly Reilly too has been set in a supporting role.
We’ve known for some time that Telltale Games would mount their take on HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones,’ complimenting their acclaimed adaptations of ‘The Walking Dead’ comics and even ‘Back to the Future,’ and at last the first trailer for “Iron From Ice” has arrived, with a twist. Not only does Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) herself narrate, but so too will Peter Dinklage and more from the ‘Game of Thrones’ cast reprise their roles!