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HBO Reveals Trailer for ‘The Third Day’

HBO has released a trailer for their upcoming mini-series The Third Day. The series stars Jude Law, Katherine Waterston, Paddy Considine, Emily Watson, Naomie Harris and John Dagleish.

The series is described as:
The show is divided into two parts: “Summer” and “Winter.” In “Summer,” one man (Jude Law) visits a mysterious island off the British coast and discovers a group of inhabitants’ intent on preserving their home at any cost. In the second half, aka “Winter,” a strong-willed outsider (Naomie Harris) comes to the island seeking answers — but instead causes a battle to decide its fate. read more

HBO to Develop ‘The Last of Us’ Series

Deadline is reporting that The Last of Us series is in the works at HBO with Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann teaming on the adaptation.

Developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment The Last of Us follows Joel, a ruthless survivor with few moral lines left to cross, lives in one of the last remaining Quarantine Zones. This walled-off, oppressive cities are run by what’s left of the military. Despite the strict martial law, Joel operates in the black market of the city, smuggling contraband for the right price. Joel is asked by a dying friend to look after Ellie, a fourteen-year-old girl with courage beyond her years. What starts out as a simple job to deliver Ellie to another Quarantine Zone, soon transforms into a profound journey that will forever change Joel and Ellie. As they trek across the post-pandemic United States, Joel and Ellie will encounter different factions of survivors that have each found a unique way of dealing with the infected humans, the lack of supplies, and the threat of other survivors. As Joel and Ellie struggle to persevere, they must learn to trust each other and work together in order to survive the realities of this new world. At its core, The Last of Us is about the bond that forms between Joel and Ellie – it is the story of love, loyalty, and redemption. read more

‘The Shelley Society’ and ‘The Brides’ Coming From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

More works from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will be headed our way soon as Deadline is reporting that the creator will begin to shop his script for The Brides while his other new creation, The Shelley Society was just picked up by HBO Max.

Focusing on a young Mary Shelley, The Shelley Society is described as a Victorian X-Files and Shelley leads a squad of romantic outlaws against all things that go bump in the night.

The Brides is set to be a reimagining of The Brides of Dracula which features three female leads and shows us the things they do to keep their preside, wealth and legacy. read more

HBO’s ‘True Detective’ Season Three Trailer Teases a Return to the Macabre Tone of First Season

If the first trailer is any indication, it appears that HBO’s season three of True Detective will harken back to the macabre vibe of the inaugural season when it debuts this January.

The trailer features many of the sign-posts that fans of the original “Yellow King” story line will recognize, such as the back water setting, time skips, and strange visuals and situations.  The third season has no connections to the first one, but it is clear that the producers of the show (and this trailer) certainly want fans to remember the creepy first season starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson more so than the Chinatown-esque second season that featured Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams,and Vince Vaughn. read more

Coming Soon from Jordan Peele – The Horror Bits

From the latest feature on Variety, many directors in Hollywood have all too great a challenge coming up with something new that audiences will pay to see. For Jordan Peele, director of 2017’s Get Out, he hit a home run with his directorial debut achieving critical acclaim and commercial success that earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Now, Peele has his eyes on all new projects with his production company, Monkeypaw Productions, that includes Lovecraft Country at HBO and The Twilight Zone to be streamed on CBS All Access. read more

Deborah Ayorinde Joins cast of HBO’s ‘True Detective’ Season 3

According to Deadline, Deborah Ayorinde will be joining an already solid cast for HBO’s True Detective Season Three.

Ayorinde (Girls Trip, Luke Cage, Sleepy Hollow) will portray Becca Hayes, the estranged daughter of retired Arkansas State Police detective Wayne Hayes (played by Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali).  The already announced cast includes Carmen Ejogo, Michael Greyeyes, Jon Tenney, Rhys Wakefield, Sarah Gadon, Emily Nelson, Brandon Flynn, Michael Graziadei, Josh Hopkins, Stephen Dorff and Jodi Balfour. read more

John Kassir Dazzles Fans with Tales from Street Performing to Crypt Keeping at ComiCONN Panel

John Kassir- the unforgettable voice actor behind the infamous Crypt Keeper of HBO’s classic anthology series, Tales from the Crypt– kicked off this weekend’s ComiCONN at Foxwoods Resort Casino with an engaging panel about his storied career. Veteran Altered Reality Entertainment panel interviewer/host Lisa asked Kassir about the various highlights of his career, and fans were given the opportunity to ask several questions of their own. Horror News Network covered the event to bring you all of the gory details! read more

Courtney B. Vance to Join the Cast of HBO’s ‘Lovecraft Country’

What would another week in pop culture be without a Jordan Peele-project update?  This week it involves the HBO drama Lovecraft Country, in which Peele will produce along with heavyweights like screenwriter Misha Green, J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson and many others.  It was just announced over at Deadline that award-winning actor Courtney B. Vance has been added to an impressive cast that already includes Elizabeth Debicki (The Cloverfield Paradox), Jurnee Smollett-Bell (True Blood) and Aunjanue Ellis (The Birth of a Nation.) read more

HBO Releases Teaser Trailer for ‘Sharp Objects’ Miniseries

The folks at HBO have just released a teaser trailer for their upcoming Sharp Objects miniseries to coincide with the premiere of Westworld Season Two. The clip for the show- which is based on a novel by Gillain Flynn (the author of Gone Girl)- does not reveal many plot details, but it highlights numerous interesting characters and set pieces from the series.

Amy Adams will star in the series as Camille Preaker. Her character and story is revealed in the official synopsis for the show:

“…this eight-episode series tells the story of reporter Camille Preaker (Adams) who returns to her small hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely.” read more

HBO Orders Pilot Episode for Damon Lindelof ‘Watchmen’ Series

In June we reported that Damon Lindelof, the prolific writer behind such projects as as television’s Lost, and movies like PrometheusStar Trek Into Darkness, and World War Z, was in talks with HBO over developing a series based on the DC Comics classic, Watchmen. While news over the project went quiet for a couple of months, Variety confirms that HBO has officially ordered a pilot episode for the tentative new series.

For those who are new to the game of television production, a pilot episode is a sample episode that studios can order to have a better idea of what the series would look like before making the decision to greenlight the entire season. Many pilot episodes ultimately become the first episode of a television series if the studio decides to move forward with production. Given the facts that Lindelof and HBO have been talking about this series for months and the series is based on one of the most popular and critically acclaimed comic books of all time, chances are pretty good that HBO will like what they see. read more