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Game of Thrones Teaser: Blink, and You'll Miss It

HBO releases short clip in promo for upcoming shows

(Newser) - Game of Thrones fans are getting their first look at the upcoming eighth and final season of HBO's hit show—albeit a very, very brief look. io9 refers to "three seconds of footage" buried in a promotional video for a bunch of upcoming HBO shows; Fox News pegs... More »

Deadwood Lives On, 12 Years Later

Long-rumored movie is officially happening

(Newser) - Good news for Deadwood fans Wednesday, as HBO confirmed, after years of rumors, that a Deadwood movie is in the works. The Ian McShane- and Timothy Olyphant-led Western drama ended after three seasons 12 years ago in what the Hollywood Reporter calls an "inconclusive" fashion, with conflicting reports as... More »

'Game of Thrones' Prequel Will Get an HBO Pilot

So... summer is coming?

(Newser) - Fans of the mega-hit fantasy series "Game of Thrones" have been both eagerly awaiting the upcoming season and dreading it at the same time. The show's highly anticipated next season will be it's last. But, according to CNN , there's a light at the end of the... More »

Filmmaker Needed 35 Years to Discover Secret Abuse

Jennifer Fox explores her own childhood relationship

(Newser) - Filmmaker Jennifer Fox didn't know she had such a personal sexual-abuse story to tell. Now with The Tale appearing on HBO, Fox's long-repressed childhood trauma has hit the small screen with a stellar cast including Laura Dern and Ellen Burstyn, Salon reports. Praised at the Sundance Film Festival,... More »

John Oliver Wins This Round Against Coal Mogul

Judge dismisses Bob Murray's lawsuit

(Newser) - In the battle of John Oliver vs. coal mogul Bob Murray, Oliver has come out on top in one big way. Murray sued Oliver for defamation over the late-night host's Last Week Tonight takedown of the coal industry in general and Murray in particular , but last week, a West... More »

Award-Winning Streep Joins Award-Winning Show

She's coming to season 2 of 'Big Little Lies'

(Newser) - Well, we hope Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern enjoyed those Emmy wins, because Variety reports awards-magnet Meryl Streep has signed on for season two of HBO's Big Little Lies. According to the Hollywood Reporter , Streep will play Mary Louise Wright, mother-in-law to Kidman's character who shows up following—... More »

Game of Thrones Won't Be Back This Year

HBO confirms 6-episode final season in 2019

(Newser) - Game of Thrones fans are going to have to wait a while for the final season—and it's only going to be six episodes long. HBO has confirmed that the final installment of its biggest-ever hit won't be released until some time in 2019, the Guardian reports. It... More »

John Oliver Identifies 'Stupidest Possible Reason' We Could Die

A Trump tweet about Kim Jong Un, he said on season finale of 'Last Week Tonight'

(Newser) - John Oliver outlined "the stupidest possible reason for all of us to die" in the season finale of Last Week Tonight on Sunday, and it involves a specific tweet by President Trump. "I'm serious: If the entire country simultaneously tripped while putting on its underwear and fell... More »

Louis CK's Career Is Crumbling Amid Misconduct Claims

HBO is parting ways with him, and his latest movie has been canceled

(Newser) - The career that Louis CK spent decades building started to crumble within hours of a report detailing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct . HBO announced Thursday that it is parting ways with the comedian, who will no longer appear in its Nov. 18 Night of Too Many Stars autism special. "... More »

Julia Louis-Dreyfus: I Have Breast Cancer

'Let's fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality'

(Newser) - Julia Louis-Dreyfus has breast cancer, she wrote on Twitter Thursday. "[One] in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I'm the one," she wrote . "The good news is I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union.... More »

Veep Is Ending After 7 Seasons

'We don't want to repeat ourselves,' Louis-Dreyfus says

(Newser) - HBO says its much-honored political satire Veep is coming to an end. The cable channel said Wednesday that Veep will air its seventh and final season in 2018, the AP reports. Series star Julia Louis-Dreyfus won five consecutive Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Selina Meyer, a self-absorbed politician and... More »

Meet Your New True Detective

HBO confirms season 3, with Mahershala Ali in the lead

(Newser) - Season 3 of True Detective is officially happening, per the Hollywood Reporter . Mahershala Ali is the lead on the latest installment of HBO's anthology series; he will play a state police detective from Arkansas who gets caught up in a "macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks... More »

Game of Thrones Season Finale: Dull, Nauseating, Jaw-Dropping

Inside 'The Dragon and the Wolf'

(Newser) - We're a mere six episodes away from knowing who will sit on the Iron Throne. With the habitual warning about spoilers, read on for insights and analysis of season 7's final episode, "The Dragon and the Wolf":
  • In its recap of the episode, the Washington Post acknowledges
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3 Takes on the Title of Game of Thrones' Season Finale

Here's what 'The Dragon and the Wolf' could refer to

(Newser) - For any Game of Thrones fan already feeling sadness over the looming end of season 7, some solace: Sunday's finale will be the show's longest episode to date. Vulture reports that it clocks in at 79 minutes and 43 seconds. It wasn't the only tidbit to drop... More »

Game of Thrones Goes Beyond the Wall—and Believability

Inside the penultimate episode of season 7

(Newser) - Sunday night's penultimate episode of season 7 of Game of Thrones took us "Beyond the Wall" and, per some critics, beyond the realm of believability. For those willing to load up on spoilers, read on for more on the action north and south of the wall and what... More »

HBO Hackers Leak Curb Your Enthusiasm Episodes

HBO says it's not going to comment every time something gets leaked

(Newser) - The latest leak from the HBO hackers: several Curb Your Enthusiasm episodes. The upcoming season of the comedy series won't be airing on HBO until October, Variety reports. The hackers have already released episodes of other HBO series including Insecure, Ballers, Barry, and The Deuce, plus reportedly some draft... More »

Game of Thrones Had Viewers Yelling at Their TVs

Huge reveals, a long-gone character re-emerges, and more

(Newser) - A possible pregnancy, the return of a possibly important character, and, as the Verge notes, a huge reveal "designed to make the audience scream at the screen" were just some of the plot points in Sunday night's Game of Thrones. Needless to say, there are some major spoilers... More »

Game of Thrones Scene Torched Record 20 Stuntmen

And more details from the latest episode

(Newser) - If you haven't watched the latest episode of Game of Thrones, stop reading now, because major spoilers are ahead. Even two days after the "jaw-dropping" episode aired, behind-the-scenes details are making headlines. Some of the best tidbits:
  • The Los Angeles Times pulls the most interesting details from HBO'
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HBO Hackers Demand Millions in Ransom

Data dump so far has included 'Game of Thrones' script

(Newser) - A group of hackers posted a fresh cache of stolen HBO files online Monday and demanded a multimillion-dollar ransom from the network. HBO, which had previously acknowledged the theft of "proprietary information," says it's continuing to investigate and is working with police and cybersecurity experts. In a... More »

'Jaw-Dropping Ending' on Game of Thrones

And a much-awaited reunion

(Newser) - Last week's episode of Game of Thrones boasted a long-awaited meeting, and this week's offered another. Three Starks finally joined up in Winterfell, and that wasn't even the most exciting part of Season 7's portentously titled "The Spoils of War." What everyone's... More »

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