We always like to talk about how Netflix is ‘doubling down’ on original content, but truth be told, that doesn’t really capture the full scope of Netflix’s programming objectives. Netflix doesn’t just want to increase the breadth of its original content, it wants to completely dominate the premium original content space and completely dethrone HBO in the process.
Jon Stewart has set a four-year production pact with HBO that calls for him to produce short-form video content for HBO’s digital platforms. The deal also includes a first-look option for film and TV projects. More →
It’s too late for me, as I have read about the major Game of Thrones Season 6 spoilers many times before, but you may be still safe. If you absolutely want to know what might happen in the upcoming season of HBO’s best TV show in years, keep reading. Otherwise, do your best to avoid the Game of Thrones online chatter that’s filled with speculation about what’s going to happen next, largely based on proof from the sets where crews are filming it.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. MAJOR, MAJOR SPOILERS FOLLOW BELOW.
In the golden age of TV we currently find ourselves in, its easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of quality shows coming at us from every direction. Not only do we have traditional networks working hard to find the next iconic program, but there are also no shortage of compelling shows coming from the likes of Netflix, Amazon, HBO, cable networks like USA and AMC, Showtime and more.
With the launch of HBO Now, we all finally have access to the award-winning content that the network produces, regardless of whether or not we pay for cable. That means that anyone who pays the $14.99 monthly fee can watch HBO’s entire back catalog, but it also means you can watch new shows and movies the minute they become available. More →
The debate surrounding Jon Snow’s chances of appearing in future seasons of Game of Thrones has been raging ever since the end of season five. No matter how many times the cast and crew of the show deny that one of the show’s most beloved characters will return, everyone is still convincing that they’re being taken for a ride.
The months between seasons of Game of Thrones are increasingly difficult to trudge through as we approach the inevitable climax, which is why even casting news often makes headlines around the Internet. This week, it was revealed that Pilou Asbæk (Lucy, The Borgias) will take on the role of Euron Greyjoy, Theon’s uncle, in season 6. More →
We’ve spent five seasons exploring the land of Westeros with our favorite (and least favorite) characters on Game of Thrones, but what would it be like to actually visit George R.R. Martin’s fictional world? One fan got to find out when he was cast as an extra for the infamous Purple Wedding scene in season four. More →
Somewhere, deep within season 2 of True Detective, there was a show worth watching.
There was a coherent plot, there was a consistent tone, there were characters whom we cared about — but none of those elements made it to the screen. What we got instead was an overwritten script, an unnecessary number of secondary and tertiary characters and another mystery with a vapid, unsatisfying conclusion. More →
After this weekend, True Detective’s rocky second season will finally be over. But despite the fact that many of us haven’t been all that enthused with season 2, there’s no question that it’s preferable to have a suspenseful HBO drama to watch on Sunday night than not. Sadly, that’s exactly what we’ll have to contend with for a short while, until The Leftovers returns in October.
Yes, Jon Snow is dead, and many people know that already, including Game of Thrones fans who haven’t even seen the most recent episode of HBO’s tremendously popular TV series. And while there are many plausible fan theories that say he’ll be back, one HBO executive wants to remind you he’s oh so very dead. More →
While Bill Simmons not-so-subtly pushed his way out of ESPN, he’s certainly landed on his feet after signing a big new deal with HBO. Per The New York Times, HBO has announced that Simmons will get his own sports-centered talk show on HBO that will begin airing in 2016. Part of the HBO deal, which goes into effect starting in October, will also let Simmons host regular video podcasts, which were a staple of his career at ESPN. More →