This isn’t exactly a surprise, but HBO just announced that Game of Thrones has officially been renewed for a seventh season. You can read the official network statement here. Season six of Game of Thrones premieres this Sunday, April 24th. Silicon Valley and Veep were also renewed.
Ooh! Joel David Moore – of Bones – is directing a “semi-dystopian” adaptation of Timon of Athens! That story calls it a “modern day Gatsby,” which makes me realize I might not have any idea what Timon of Athens is about. Huh.
Spike TV has ordered a series based on Stephen King’s The Mist. Anyone read that? Should I?
I know we all laugh at the “Romeo & Juliet sequel” concept, but I hear that the book Still Star-Crossed is actually quite good, so the show will be worth a look. Anyway, they’ve cast Clara Rugaard to play Juliet… in flashbacks, I assume?
HBO is making a Fahrenheit 451 movie.
HBO has announced that their miniseries Olive Kitteridge, based on the novel of the same name by Elizabeth Strout, will premiere on Sunday, November 2nd at 9pm, with the first two parts Sunday and the last two the very next day, Monday, November 3rd. It stars Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Bill Murray, John Gallagher Jr., and more.
Did you miss HBO’s Making The Leftovers special earlier this week? Never fear: They’ve put the whole thing online!
HBO has released two new promos associated with The Leftovers, which premieres on June 29th. But first, they’ll debut special “Making The Leftovers” on June 18th:
And here’s promo “Loss:”
HBO has released a second full trailer for The Leftovers, which stars Justin Theroux and is set to premiere on June 29th. I’m excited about this one.
The BBC/HBO miniseries adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy has cast Michael Gambon, Keeley Hawes, Rory Kinnear, Monica Dolan, Julia McKenzie, Abigail Lawrie, Rufus Jones, Keeley Forsyth, Simon McBurney, Richard Glover, Marie Critchley, and Michelle Austin.
Sophie Okonedo has joined The Hollow Crown as Margaret of Anjou.
Toby Sebastian has been cast in the miniseries of The Red Tent.
HBO has a Darren Aronofsky adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy.
Graham Yost is adapting Alex Kershaw’s novel Avenue of Spies at WGN America.
Bryan Cranston’s company has The Dangerous Book for Boys.
AMC has Philipp Meyer’s The Son.
Wind Dancer has its president Dete Meserve’s novel Good Sam.
Well, we’ve got some mixed news, Tom Perrotta fans. The bad news: HBO has pushed the premiere of The Leftovers back two weeks, to June 29th. The good news: They’ve finally released a full trailer for the show. What do you think? That beginning sure is creepy . . .