It wasn’t the most engaging and exciting show, but I looked forward to my weekly fill of Jonathan Groff and his Castro crew. Sadly, HBO decided not to renew the gay dramedy for a third season. Given its very anemic ratings, this doesn’t come as a huge surprise. However, I was still hoping the underdog series could pull the horseshoe out of its proverbial ass.
There is a silver lining to this sad news though. The network announced a Looking movie to wrap up the storylines. Thank God!. I want to Dom (Murray Bartlett) to have his happy ending and for Patrick (Groff) to finally choose between Kevin (Russell Tovey) and Richie (Raul Castillo). Team Richie over here!!! As far as Agustin (Frankie J. Alvarez), I couldn’t care less. His character is beyond unlikeable.
Check out HBO’s statement below, along with showrunner Michael Lannan’s tweet regarding the follow-up movie.
Kerry Washington just can’t keep away from playing real life Washington women.
The Scandal actress has been tapped to play Anita Hill in HBO’s new film, Confirmation. The project will detail the infamous 1991 Clarence Thomas-Hill Supreme Court nomination hearings which brought sexual harassment in the workplace on the national stage.
If you haven’t noticed yet, the promotional train for Game of Thrones is in overdrive. With a month to go until the Season 5 premiere, HBO is making sure everyone knows the fantasy drama is back on April 12.
Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage and Maisie Williams each grace their own separate cover of the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly. The magazine traveled with the cast and crew to three countries and spent ten days on set to give a preview of what’s to come this upcoming season. Don’t worry, it’s all spoiler free.
“Worlds are colliding,” showrunner David Benioff, said to EW.com. “One of the things we’ve been most excited about from the beginning of the series is we’ve had all these far-flung story lines across Westeros and Essos which almost never cross. Now some of these characters start to head on a collision course for each other.”
In addition to issuing four collectible covers, the publication devoted an unprecedented 30 pages exploring the past, present and future of the HBO series. This issue is a must-have for any hardcore fan. Check out the other covers snapped by photographer Marc Hom below.
HBO announced earlier today a new standalone streaming service called HBO NOW in partnership with Apple. When the service launches in April, subscriptions will be available through the HBO Now app on Apple devices and through Apple TV. It’ll cost $14.99 a month, but if you sign up in April, you’ll get a free 30-day trial.
“HBO NOW is the next phase of innovation at HBO,” HBO CEO Richard Pepler said in a statement. “With this new partnership, a natural evolution for the network, we have access to millions of Apple customers who are used to getting their favorite apps immediately. Now, they can do the same with an HBO subscription.”
HBO also debuted a new exciting trailer for the fifth season of Game of Thrones. Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke’s characters are heavily featured in the new promo. Game of Thrones returns on April 12. Check out the clip below.
Happy endings are so overrated. At least according to Lena Dunham. The official Season 3 poster for Girls has been released with the tagline, “Happily Whatever After.” I don’t need it to be a laugh a minute, but something perkier than last year’s extremely somber vibe would be nice. After all, it’s technically a comedy.
For the first time ever, HBO includes the show’s boys in the poster. You’d never see the Sex and the City gals with their men on the promotional artwork. Those bitches wanted the spotlight all for themselves ;) I have to say, I like that Hannah (Dunham) and crew are joined by Adam (Adam Driver) and Ray (Alex Karpovsky). My only complaint is that Elijah (Andrew Rannells) isn’t featured. He should get some attention now that he’s returning after The New Normal’s cancellation.
Season 3 of Girls will premiere with a special two-part event on Sunday, January 12th at 10 pm on HBO. Following that, the highly-anticipated new gay series, Looking premieres. I can’t wait.
What do you think of the poster? I love the whole 4 am disheveled after a major rager look? Don’t you? Sound off below.
Another day, another Looking-related post. I can’t help it. I’m really looking forward to HBO’s new series. Not only because it stars the adorable Jonathan Groff but also because it takes place in San Francisco. I spent my childhood summers there. It’s practically my second home.
After checking out HBO’s brand new extended trailer, I’m even more excited. Instead of regurgitating my previous posts about the upcoming gay dramedy, I’ve shared the official description from the network below, alongside the spankin’ new clip.
You can probably tell I’m really looking forward to Looking based on the number of posts published. Fingers crossed the HBO series meets the high expectations placed upon it.
The latest clip from the network gives us a behind the scenes look at the upcoming dramedy. Not only do we get insights from the main cast (Jonathan Groff, Frankie Alvarez and Murray Bartlett), but also executive producers Michael Lannan and Andrew Haigh. They discuss why filming on set in San Francisco was important and what we can expect from the show. Looking premieres January 19th, 2014 after the premiere of Girls. Check out video below.
Nope, they’re both not on the rag. Rather the two are teaming up for a new show on HBO. Yup, you read that correctly. HBO and not OWN. Weird that Oprah Winfrey isn’t developing it for her own network. Strange, right?
The yet-untitled comedy will be based on Dr. Julie Holland’s upcoming book, Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You’re Taking, the Sex You’re Not Having, The Sleep You’re Missing and What’s Really Making You Crazy. Holy long title Batman. The book examines “the pros and cons of the drugs people are being offered as well as some surprising and highly effective natural therapies.”
Diablo Cody who burst onto the scene with Juno will pen the script and executive produce alongside Winfrey and her Harpo Films banner. There are no specified details on when the series will enter production, but with Oprah at the helm, I would assume it’s on the top of the list for HBO.
What do you think of this collaboration? Sound off below. For more details about the project, head over to Hollywood Reporter.