Olive Kitteridge to Premiere November 2nd

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.

HBO Yearender Video: Game of Thrones, True Blood, The Leftovers & More

HBO has posted a “yearender” video highlighting the best of their 2013 – including adaptations Game of Thrones, Behind the Candelabra, True Blood, and more – as well as some of the first footage from what’s to come in 2014. You’ll see a bit of Game of Thrones season four as well as new series The Leftovers and upcoming miniseries Olive Kitteridge. Enjoy!

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HBO Orders Olive Kitteridge Miniseries

According to a Deadline exclusive, HBO is planning a miniseries based on 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner Olive Kitteridge. Regardless of what Deadline says, though, this book by Elizabeth Strout is in fact not a novel but a collection of interconnected short stories about a small town in Maine. I’ll be curious to see how the adaptation – written by Jane Anderson – handles that: Will it be relatively episodic, or will it focus on a few of the stories, or shaped them into a more cohesive plot? The miniseries will be directed by Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right) and star Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins.