‘The Sopranos’ Anniversary Hype Fuels Viewership as HBO On-Demand Audiences Surge

Whaddyuh you lookin’ at? “The Sopranos” is enjoying a bada-boost from its 20th anniversary, as on-demand viewing of the classic HBO series has greatly increased in recent weeks. All the hype surrounding the show, which launched on Jan. 10, 1999, has led fans to re-binge the series — and perhaps a few new viewers to finally catch up on Tony […]

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David Chase & ‘The Sopranos’ Gang Look Back 20 Years Later

It was 20 years ago today that hour-long television was forever changed, starting with the visage of a cigar-smoking Tony Soprano commuting from New York to New Jersey to the pulsing beat of the theme song, “Woke Up This Morning.” David Chase’s The Sopranos became an instant critical sensation that legitimized HBO’s creative ambitions and made possible Game of Thrones […]

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‘True Detective’ star Mahershala Ali: One troubled man, three eras in HBO’s Season 3

LOS ANGELES – In just two seasons, HBO’s “True Detective” has established a signature brand: dark criminal mysteries that explore the psyches of obsessive investigators who can’t let them go. But Season 3 (two-hour premiere Sunday, 9 EST/PST), which centers on an Arkansas state police detective (Mahershala Ali) searching for two missing children, offers a new ingredient: hope. “There’s a light about […]

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‘The New Pope’: HBO Gives First Look At Jude Law And John Malkovich; Unveils Cast For Limited Series

In the name of the father, son and holy Jude Law — HBO has released the first official image of The New Pope featuring two-time Academy Award nominees Law and John Malkovich serving some fierce papacy realness. The premium cabler also announced returning and new cast members for the limited series. Joining Law and Malkovich are many of the returning cast from The […]

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‘Skate Kitchen’-Inspired Comedy Series In Works at HBO From Crystal Moselle & Lesley Arfin

HBO has put in development a skateboarding comedy inspired by Crystal Moselle’s critically acclaimed feature Skate Kitchen, from Moselle and her longtime friend and collaborator, Love co-creator Lesley Arfin. Written by Moselle and Arfin, the untitled Skateboarding Project, inspired by Moselle’s 2018 Sundance film, is set against the backdrop of New York City, and will follow a diverse group of […]

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‘Game Of Thrones’: Beware! The Ice Spiders Are Coming — Maybe

A new ‘Game of Thrones’ calendar for 2020 has fans wondering if the final season will include terrifying ice spiders. Remember back in the early days of HBO’s Game of Thrones when Nan told that terrifying story to Bran about the ice spiders? “In that darkness, the white walkers came for the first time. They swept through cities and kingdoms, […]

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My Brilliant Friend Renewed at HBO

My Brilliant Friend is getting another chapter: HBO has renewed the critically acclaimed literary adaptation for a second season, TVLine has learned. Based on the bestselling books by Elena Ferrante, My Brilliant Friend follows Italian girl Elena and her childhood best friend Lila as they grow up together, covering a whopping 60 years of their lives. Filmed entirely in Italian, […]

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Laura Dern & Issa Rae To Produce & Star In ‘The Dolls’ Limited Series In Works At HBO

HBO has put in development The Dolls, a limited series with Laura Dern and Issa Rae attached attached to star and executive produce. The project hails from Dern and Jayme Lemons’ Jaywalker Pictures. Rae, who’s under a deal with HBO, also will co-write the project with Laura Kittrell and Amy Aniobi, who work with Rae on HBO’s Insecure, which has […]

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