John Oliver questioned Trump’s messaging as coronavirus deaths continue to rise and states begin to reopen.
Hella good news for fans of Insecure: HBO has renewed its Issa Rae-fronted comedy series for Season 5, TVLine has learned. "We’re thrilled that Issa, [executive producer] Prentice [Penny], and the whole Insecure team will be getting back together for a fifth season," said Amy Gravitt, executive vice president at HBO. “As we laugh and cringe […]
HBO has renewed "Insecure" for a fifth season. The premium cabler made the announcement Friday. Season 4 of the comedy series, which consists of 10 episodes, debuted on April 12 with three episodes having aired to date. The season finale is set to air in mid-June. Series co-creator Issa Rae heads the ensemble cast, which […]
Not even the most thorough packing list can help you prepare for a trip to Lovecraft Country. At least, that's the sense we're getting from a new trailer for HBO's series adaptation of Matt Ruff's novel, which you can view above. Lovecraft Country stars Jonathan Majors (When We Rise) as Atticus Freeman, who embarks on […]
(Warning: This post contains spoilers for Episode 7 of “Westworld” Season 3.)“Westworld” Season 3 ends this Sunday in an episode that will see Aaron Paul’s Caleb attempt to enact whatever plan was given to him by the A.I. Solomon. And while we have no idea what that plan is, Serac does — at least that’s what Vincent Cassel tells TheWrap.Cassel plays Serac, the man who constructed Solomon with his brother Jean Mi and then abandoned it, and his “outlier” brother, in favor of the more stable, controllable A.I. Rehoboam — an instrument he’s used to help Incite create paths for humanity in order to bring about what he believes to be a better world. But now, thanks to Dolores’s and Caleb’s interference, Serac’s plan is under threat for the first time in a long time.“Listen, you have to know something that will be my only answer to this: Serac knows everything,” Cassel said, when we asked if Serac is prepared for what Caleb is coming at him with. “If you want to destroy Serac, you have to mess up with his logic. But in terms of information, you cannot go through.”Also Read: Everything That Happened in 'Westworld' Season 3 Ep 7, ExplainedDuring last week’s episode, the seventh and penultimate installment of Season 3, we were treated to a holographic message from Serac that Dolores and Caleb stumbled upon in the facility where Solomon is housed. This recording was meant for Serac’s brother Jean Mi to find one day, should be he rehabilitated from his outlier status and be released from his pod. So when did Serac record this, and what the heck did he mean when he said he could not be there himself to see his brother, as the man he was when he taped the message “no longer exists”?“Wow. That’s a very tricky question,” Cassel told us. “Well, first of all, as we know, we can dematerialize people at that point of the story. So people can be there but are they still alive or not, it’s another story. So we don’t know how long from he recorded that message, that that message was supposed to be heard, really. That’s one thing. And about the finale, I think, I guess now for Serac question is– is he gonna be able to do what he wants?”Now, we have no idea what that is and Cassel — a series newcomer for Season 3 — definitely won’t tell us, but he says that you will “definitely” find out in the finale, as “the resolution of that part of the plot” comes by the end.Also Read: 'Westworld': What Happened When Dolores Flipped That Switch?“I think it’s a very satisfying finale and to be honest, it’s a real resolution to this whole moment of ‘Westworld,'” Cassel said. “And as a big fan of the first two seasons, what I found very interesting was that watching the new season, I never think about the Western and all those things. Those images don’t come back to me anymore. It’s been so reinvented and it works for what it is, that I never miss that feeling of the Western. And so in that sense, in that new season of ‘Westworld,’ with all those worlds and cars and stuff, I feel the finale is very satisfying because it’s the epitome of this high-tech world, I would say.”If you’re worried about the fact Cassel says Season 3 has a definite conclusion for this Serac plot, meaning you won’t see him in Season 4 — which “Westworld” was recently renewed for by HBO — don’t, because Cassel says his story doesn’t end with what we’ve seen so far.“Honestly, when [creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy] first approached me, they told me a story — that’s the only thing I can answer — they told me the story of Serac on a really big scale,” he said. “And then I discovered things that they tell me over the phone, in the different episodes, with everything they told me, it’s not in Season 3. So who knows.”The “Westworld” Season 3 finale airs this Sunday at 9/8c on HBO.Read original story ‘Westworld': Vincent Cassel Says ‘Serac Knows Everything’ and His Story Goes Beyond Season 3 Finale At TheWrap
"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver reveals the surprising gift he received from Wendy Williams.
HBO is in the market to raise Hell. The network is currently developing a series based on the "Hellraiser" film franchise, which in turn was based on Clive Barker’s novella "The Hellbound Heart," Variety has confirmed. The prospective series will not be a reboot of "Hellraiser," but rather "an elevated continuation and expansion" of its mythology, […]
In their new "Talking Sopranos" podcast, the duo will revisit all 86 episodes of David Chase’s beloved HBO series, looking at the show with fresh eyes while also drawing on their memories of playing Christopher Moltisanti and Bobby “Baccalà” Baccalieri, respectively.
It is customary in Hollywood for the casts of hit series to get salary increases after Season 2. Succession, which, after the end of Game Of Thrones, has emerged as HBO’s most acclaimed drama, fits that bill. And, while its Season 3 production has been delayed because of the COVID-19 health crisis, when it eventually […]
Just under two weeks out from its third season finale, “Westworld” has been renewed for a fourth season by HBO.Season 3 of Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s sci-fi series premiered on March 15 — almost two years after its second season debuted in April 2018 — to 901,000 linear viewers on HBO and 1.7 million total viewers when counting streams on HBO Go and HBO Now. The episode, which was directed by Nolan, has now surpassed nine million viewers across all platforms.Just two more episodes remain in the eight-episode season, with one new hour airing this Sunday and the finale set for May 3.Also Read: HBO Reveals 'Westworld' Episode Titles, Descriptions for Back Half of Season 3“Westworld” Season 3 stars returning cast members Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores, Thandie Newton as Maeve, Ed Harris as William/Man in Black, Jeffrey Wright as Bernard, Tessa Thompson as Charlotte Hale, Luke Hemsworth as Stubbs, Simon Quarterman as Lee Sizemore and Rodrigo Santoro as Hector Escaton. Series newcomers for the year include Aaron Paul, Vincent Cassel, Lena Waithe, Scott Mescudi a.k.a. Kid Cudi, Marshawn Lynch, John Gallagher Jr., Michael Ealy and Tommy Flanagan.“From the western theme park to the technocratic metropolis of the near future, we’ve thoroughly enjoyed every twist and turn from the minds of master storytellers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy,” HBO programming president Casey Bloys said in a statement Wednesday. “We can’t wait to see where their inspired vision takes us next.”“Westworld” was created for television by Nolan and Joy based on the 1973 film written by Michael Crichton. Nolan and Joy are showrunners and executive produce the series alongside Denise Thé, J.J. Abrams, Athena Wickham, Richard J. Lewis and Ben Stephenson.Also Read: 'Westworld' Star Ed Harris on Whether William Will Really Be 'The Good Guy' NowThe drama hails from Nolan and Joy’s Kilter Films and Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.Readers can find our interview with Ed Harris about last Sunday’s episode here.“Westworld” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. CT on HBO.Read original story ‘Westworld’ Renewed for Season 4 by HBO At TheWrap
John Oliver slammed conservative media for fueling protests against measures taken to stop the spread of COVID-19.
John Oliver admitted that he wasn’t fully aware of everything Joe Exotic was up to when he showed a clip of the “Tiger King” in 2016.
HBO Max has handed out three production commitments to one-hour dramas from Bad Robot Productions, including one set in the "Justice League Dark" universe. In addition, HBO Max and Bad Robot have teamed on the series "Overlook," inspired by Stephen King's "The Shining," and "Duster," an original drama co-written by LaToya Morgan and Bad Robot's […]
John Oliver called out Amazon for making it nearly impossible to get paid sick leave and for their treatment of workers during the pandemic.
During the coronavirus pandemic, when most of us are staying at home, we’re going to spotlight products that you can enjoy from your couch, whether solo or in small groups, and leave out the rest. With that in mind, here are our picks for April 6-12, including the best deals we could find for each.
John Oliver blasted some GOP governors for waiting so long to issue stay-at-home orders amid the coronavirus outbreak.
When the divisions of WarnerMedia Entertainment, including HBO, on March 13 shut down production on all series, there were two high-profile HBO shows in early pre-production, Succession and Barry, whose status remained under evaluation. Two weeks later, with no relief in sight for the escalating coronavirus pandemic, the premium cable network has decided to push […]
After confirmed cases of the coronavirus at the office and the studio where they shoot “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver was forced to move the show.
John Oliver bashed Trump for being more concerned about the number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. than the health of the people on the Grand Princess cruise ship.
Frankie Shaw is set to develop a limited series adaptation of the Judy Blume novel "Wifey" at HBO, Variety has learned exclusively. "Wifey" chronicles one life-changing summer of Sandy Pressman, a 1970s suburban housewife whose predictable existence compels her to make her rich sexual fantasies a reality. Shaw is attached to co-write, executive produce, and direct […]
John Oliver slammed Trump's handling of the coronavirus, from Pence being put in charge to the constant downplaying of the seriousness of the virus.
Bill Maher abolished handshakes on his show Friday, opting for a more sanitary Japanese bow as he greeted guests. They included a top epidemiologist he grilled about humanity’s odds at surviving the coronavirus, why it’s called COVID, if his dogs can catch it and whether Bernie Sanders should be pressing the flesh so much at […]
It's happening: The "Friends" cast is reuniting for an exclusive untitled unscripted special on HBO Max. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer will return to the original "Friends" soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank to celebrate the long-running series, which ended its run […]
The cast and crew of “Westworld” have promised that Season 3 will be unlike anything the show has done before.