As if the space between Game of Thrones seasons didn’t make it apparent enough that its young cast would age quicker than their literary counterparts, Isaac Hempstead Wright’s Season 5 absence set up an even more jarring change. Now, Bran Stark is back and bigger than ever in our first official Season 6 photo, with a brand-new haircut to boot.
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The Walking Dead may pack conventions just as well as the world of Westeros, but there’s no denying Game of Thrones as the biggest show in the world right now. Case in point, HBO’s epic adaptation has snagged a fourth year as TV’s most pirated series, while newcomers like Supergirl also eke their way onto the list.
As weird as it still feels to think of Sesame Street on HBO, the educational gang have officially made their big move ahead of the January 16 premiere. Then again, why tell you how to get to the new Sesame Street, when we can show you in a new trailer and poster?
HBO’s The Wire famously shifted focus to different corners of Baltimore between seasons, but did you know creator David Simon based the series on his real-life time as a police reporter? Or that many real public officials and criminals actually played themselves? Get ready to hit them corners, as the 37th episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?’ goes all in the game for HBO’s The Wire!
So much of Game of Thrones Season 6 has already been spent unraveling one death or another, but it seems Season 5 will give us at least a few back. Pedro Pascal returns to Game of Thrones for a new animated featurette of the Season 5 Blu-ray, along with a number of other alum.
Fans of HBO’s The Leftovers found themselves both relieved and disheartened to learn that the critical favorite rapture drama would return for a third and final season, wrapping up a wealth of character arcs and potentially unraveling at least some of the series’ mystery. Planning for The Leftovers Season 3 is early yet, though creator Damon Lindelof at least believes the series will move away from questions of Kevin Garvey’s sanity.
Despite its underlying presence throughout the series, sexual violence in Game of Thrones seemed to reach a fever pitch in Season 5, as one particular rape sequence galvanized an outcry from viewers. We’ve heard everyone from writers to stars and George R.R. Martin himself insisting on playing to inequities of a medieval world, though now creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have reportedly worked to address complaints in Season 6.
As if we couldn’t tell that HBO’s 2016 Jagger-Scorsese fronted Vinyl wouldn’t be one of the more exciting debuts in years, a new set of trailers and some seriously wall-worthy key art seal the deal. See (or hear) the future for rock and roll with our latest look at the February premiere!
Peak TV is the name of the game for 2015, with hundreds of scripted series crowding the landscape from the Marvel empire, to the Scottish countryside, and a galaxy far, far away. Join ScreenCrush TV critic Kevin Fitzpatrick to cut through all the clutter, and rank the very Best TV Shows of 2015!
It’s been some time since we’ve heard from Bad Robot’s HBO Westworld remake series, but with 2016 on the horizon, the Man in Black may soon be gunning for us all. Preview the new series from Jonathan Nolan with a teasery poster for the 2016 premiere!