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HBO Drops New Trailer For True Detective 2

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HBO just dropped another 60-second clip promoting the second season of True Detective. Like the first, this teaser trailer doesn’t shed too much light on the plotline, but hints at a darker tone for its sophomore run.

Each of the main cast members- Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Vince Vaughn and Taylor Kitsch- are prominently featured and provide short voiceovers while new intense and violent footage is shared. True Detective 2 premieres on June 21. Check out the new promo below.

True Detective Season 2 Synopsis

A bizarre murder brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal, each of whom must navigate a web of conspiracy and betrayal in the scorched landscapes of California. Colin Farrell is Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective in the all-industrial City of Vinci, LA County. Vince Vaughn plays Frank Semyon, a criminal and entrepreneur in danger of losing his life’s work, while his wife and closest ally (Kelly Reilly), struggles with his choices and her own. Rachel McAdams is Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective often at odds with the system she serves, while Taylor Kitsch plays Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and motorcycle cop for the California Highway Patrol who discovers a crime scene which triggers an investigation involving three law enforcement groups, multiple criminal collusions, and billions of dollars.

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Viola Davis Set To Produce & Star In HBO Biopic

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Kerry Washington isn’t the only ABC star moonlighting on HBO. Her TGIT lineup compatriot Viola Davis is also starring and producing a biopic for the cable channel.

Like Washington, Davis is playing a historical figure. In the latter’s case, it’s one of the most influential and important African-American women in history. The How To Get Away With Murder actress is set to portray Civil Rights Harriet Tubman in a biopic for HBO.

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HBO Gives First Look At True Detective Season 2

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The highly-anticipated second season of True Detective is just a little over two months away. HBO just dropped the first teaser trailer of the critically-acclaimed drama.

Like American Horror Story, each season of the HBO series is independent from the previous one. Taking over for Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson is an equally impressive cast. Rachel McAdams, Vince Vaughn, Taylor Kitsch, and Colin Farrell headline this year’s story.

The 60-second clip doesn’t give away too much in terms of plot, but shows some very intense moments. Get your first look below.

True Detective Season 2 Synopsis

A bizarre murder brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal, each of whom must navigate a web of conspiracy and betrayal in the scorched landscapes of California. Colin Farrell is Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective in the all-industrial City of Vinci, LA County. Vince Vaughn plays Frank Semyon, a criminal and entrepreneur in danger of losing his life’s work, while his wife and closest ally (Kelly Reilly), struggles with his choices and her own. Rachel McAdams is Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective often at odds with the system she serves, while Taylor Kitsch plays Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and motorcycle cop for the California Highway Patrol who discovers a crime scene which triggers an investigation involving three law enforcement groups, multiple criminal collusions, and billions of dollars.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Girls Adds The Boys To Official Season 3 Artwork

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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.

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