Among the myriad HBO updates from the TCA press tour this weekend, Lena Dunham’s Girls garnered little spotlight for its sixth and final season, currently projected to air in 2017. Now, following her DNC appearance, Dunham teases a Florida shoot for Hannah’s final year.
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Few series exemplify HBO’s current struggle to launch major hits like Martin Scorsese’s Vinyl, to fall flat with such a wide range of top-tier talent, and have a Season 2 renewal rescinded by the network. Now, HBO boss Casey Bloys explains the difficult decision, noting “it would only move the needle a little bit.”
The low-maintenance production of Curb Your Enthusiasm offered hope that Larry David’s ninth season wouldn’t take too long to assemble, and things are looking good for 2017. HBO bosses believe Curb Season 9 will start shooting as early as this fall, while Larry David works out the potential returning cast.
HBO’s The Night Of may not have the commercial success of initially one-off series like True Detective, but the network would be foolish to ignore the megawatt critical praise. The former James Gandolfini project will have a specific end, but producers now reveal their consideration of a second season, likely an anthology with a new subject.
Deadwood creator David Milch reportedly once had stacks of scripts ready to go for a movie revival of his revered historical drama, but that doesn’t mean HBO has seen one word of them. The network offered an updated on the prospect that while Milch continues working on a script, they’ve not necessarily approved any drafts.
Neither HBO nor Jon Stewart have been particularly forthcoming with the ex-Daily Show host’s new shortform content, previously eyed for a return around the 2016 elections. Now, however, HBO reveals that Stewart’s new project is that of an animated cable news parody in the vein of The Onion, potentially due out as early as September or October.
Perhaps few series represent the rise and fall of HBO as well as True Detective, to arrive on the scene as such a phenomenon, and so quickly become a laughingstock by its second season. Season 3 talk seemed to have cooled, especially with HBO electing a new programming head to right the ship, but True Detective may yet live again if a new writer comes in with a take for Nic Pizzolatto.
Any Game of Thrones fan has likely known for some time that Seasons 7 and 8 would mark the last for HBO’s adapted saga, though the network itself has expressed optimism for more. Now, HBO bosses dish on the plan to end with Season 8, as well what they’ve discussed with regard to a spinoff.
It’s been delayed and written off enough for a few reservations, but HBO’s Westworld is finally at hand. Following a vague fall schedule, HBO now confirms the J.J. Abrams-produced sci-fi western will officially bow this October.
If ever you caught Andy Samberg’s hysterical HBO tennis mockumentary 7 Days in Hell, you’d know the wealth of celebrities along for the ride. Followup cycling movie Tour de Pharmacy already has major names like John Cena and Phylicia Rashad, now joined by Orlando Bloom in a mystery role.