The fourth season of Game of Thrones marked a unique turning point, in that Isaac Hempstead-Wright’s Bran became one of the first major characters to run out of written story from George R.R. Martin. It wasn’t altogether surprising to have the character sit out Season 5, but it seems Bran will be back and Greenseeing for good in Season 6.
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If there’s one thing any TV network worth their salt would realize, it’s not to let go of talent like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, no matter the project. Hence, despite moderate reviews, Johnson will officially return to the Stephen Levinson-adapted Ballers for Season 2 in 2016.
We still don’t know much about Westworld, HBO’s upcoming adaptation of Michael Crichton’s 1973 science fiction movie about robots running amuck at a high-tech theme park, but it was originally supposed to premiere later this year. Then it got delayed until 2016. On the bright side, a new batch of images from the series was released, giving us a glimpse at one of the most intriguing new shows on the horizon.
The night is dark and full of terrors, but today’s Game of Thrones panel at Comic-Con 2015 was void of any new casting announcements — or any cast members at all, for that matter. To make up for it, the hit HBO series brought along this wonderful audition reel, featuring favorites like Gwendoline Christie and Pedro Pascal before they became your favorites.
Whatever your pleasure of Jon Snow truther theories, Game of Thrones gave us one hell of a major showdown at “Hardhome” this season, further upping the ante for Season 6 to deliver some incredible action. While we wait for this Friday’s Comic-Con panel however, a new video breaks down the complicated effects that went into the Wilding-Wight battle, Giants and all.
Here’s the thing: comparisons between Season 1 and Season 2 of True Detective are inevitable. The first season of Nic Pizzolatto’s HBO detective drama was a near-perfect character piece in which the cultish serial killer mystery was an added bonus. And although this is an anthology series, so far we only have that one season to go on. Comparing the technical aspects and general quality of Season 2 to Season 1 is fair, but there’s been a lot of complaining that the second season is downright bad (it’s not). The problem is that everyone loved that first season so much that they just instinctively want more of the same.
HBO had enough star power on its hands in adapting Bryan Cranston’s Tony-winning Lyndon B. Johnson show All The Way with Stephen Spielberg’s help, and now a Falcon has heeded the call. Civil War star Anthony Mackie will play the role of Martin Luther King Jr. himself, as All The Way gets ready to go before cameras this September.
I feel sorry for those of you who may have made the unfortunate decision of hanging around Twitter or Facebook before watching tonight’s episode of True Detective. There’s absolutely no way you could avoid spoilers about the ending of “Night Finds You,” but if you’ve made it this far, I trust you’ve already seen the episode, which makes this a safe space to discuss what the hell just happened.
A few weeks ago Game of Thrones Season 6 revealed its first newbie director of the season, and with Comic-Con inching closer and closer, full production stands only weeks away. To wit, HBO has released the master list of new and returning directors for the season, again without any women behind the camera, but with some intriguing choices nonetheless.
Season 6 more than ever stirred conversation on Game of Thrones’ rampant violence, against women especially, and a number of surprising voices have chimed in either way. Now, HBO star (and GoT showrunner David Benioff’s wife) Amanda Peet has come to the fantasy-drama’s defense, calling the outrage “really misplaced.”