We may not have any Game of Thrones to look forward to in 2018, but HBO has plenty of other wares. See for yourself, as a new 2018 promo for the network brings us fresh Westworld Season 2 footage, a first look at Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects miniseries, Fahrenheit 451 and much more.
The nature of HBO and Judd Apatow’s Crashing leaves plenty of room for notable comedians to wander in and out. That said, the recent legal trouble of Artie Lange brought some odd back-and-forth for Season 2, which star Pete Holmes now settles after last night’s finale.
Over the weekend, we learned that Crashing star and comedian Artie Lange questioned his job prospects after a recent drug arrest. Now, Lange claims that HBO officially fired him from the Pete Holmes comedy, though both network reps and producer Judd Apatow curiously deny it.
Any fan of Artie Lange knows the comedian’s history of substance abuse and legal troubles, one which added a new chapter this week with an arrest for possession. Lange also has a prominent role on HBO’s Crashing, which the star acknowledges may now come to an end, if not necessarily by Judd Apatow’s doing.
Far be it for us to take every title literally, but it doesn’t look like Pete Holmes will be escaping homelessness anytime soon. The HBO comedian’s standup Crashing comedy will be back for Season 2, and will need a new partner after Girls.
Two of HBO’s most notable 2017 debuts are going to be all but invisible in their second weeks, as all eyes turn to next Sunday’s Academy Awards. Fortunately for HBO subscribers, however, the trio of Girls, Crashing and Big Little Lies will be made available extra early to accommodate Oscar viewers.
HBO’s most recent comedies haven’t proven the commercial breakthrough that Westworld was for drama, and it may take some big names for Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes’ Crashing to get there. The newest trailer bring out both Sarah Silverman and T.J. Miller, also namedropping everything from Chris Rock to The Wire.
Girls may be coming to an end in 2017, but Judd Apatow’s HBO presence is far from over. February 2017 will also see comedian Pete Holmes starting up a new series with HBO’s Crashing, the first trailer of which you can crash through right now.
Whether or not you’re ready to say goodbye to HBO’s Girls, the end is officially nigh. HBO has formally set a date for the final episodes of Lena Dunham’s twenty-something trials, along with a badly-needed return date for Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, and a premiere for Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes’ Crashing.