Aaron McGruder’s “The Boondocks” reboot is coming to HBO Max with a two-season order. The new series will debut in Fall 2020 with a 50-minute special, followed by 24 more episodes.McGruder will return as showrunner. Additionally, all 55 episodes of the original series that aired on Adult Swim will be available on WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service when it launches next spring.“The Boondocks” reboot, which is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television, updates the cult, subversive satire for the modern era. It chronicles the adventures of the Freeman family against the evil local government tyrant Uncle Ruckus, who rules the fictional Woodcrest County, Maryland with an iron fist.Also Read: 'The Big Bang Theory' to Stream Exclusively on HBO Max in $500 Million-Plus Deal“There’s a unique opportunity to revisit the world of ‘The Boondocks’ and do it over again for today,” McGruder said. “It’s crazy how different the times we live in are now – both politically and culturally – more than a decade past the original series and two decades past the original newspaper comic. There’s a lot to say and it should be fun.”Sony announced that it was rebooting the series at the Annecy Festival in June.“The Boondocks was a revolutionary series that sparked conversations on hot button issues and brought dark subjects into the light with episodes like ‘The Trial of Robert Kelly’, ‘The Fundraiser’ and ‘The Story of Gangstalicious’,” said Kevin Reilly, Chief Content Officer, HBO Max and President, TBS, TNT and truTV. “Aaron is a gifted visionary whose unique style of storytelling is a welcome voice and we are elated The Freemans are making their thugnificent comeback on HBO Max.”Norm Aladjem from Mainstay Entertainment will serve as executive producer, along with Seung Kim and Meghann Collins Robertson.Read original story ‘Boondocks’ Reboot Heads to HBO Max With 2-Season Order At TheWrap
HBO has set the premiere date for Damon Lindelof’s highly-anticipated adaptation of “Watchmen.”The series will premiere on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 9 p.m. A week later, “Silicon Valley” will return for its sixth and final season, which will air at 10 p.m.The series is based on Alan Moore’s acclaimed 1980s set graphic novel series. The logline from HBO is as follows: Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, “Watchmen” embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting to break new ground of its own.Also Read: 'Watchmen': Damon Lindelof Expects a Divided Reaction to His Take on Acclaimed ComicNicole Kassell directed the pilot, based from a script written by Lindelof.Not much is known about HBO’s take on the famed comic series, except that it will not be a straight retelling of the 12-issue graphic novel series, but rather something new that takes place roughly 30 years later. “It’s canon,” Lindelof said of the events of the novel, during the Television Critics Association press tour in July. “Everything that happened in those 12 issues could not be messed with. We were married to it. There’s no rebooting happening.”“Watchmen” stars Jeremy Irons, Regina King, Jean Smart, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith and Adelynn Spoon.“Watchmen” is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television, based on characters from DC.Read original story Damon Lindelof’s ‘Watchmen’ Adaptation Gets Premiere Date From HBO At TheWrap
Poirot legend David Suchet and Peaky Blinders star Helen McCrory have joined the voice cast of the BBC and HBO's star-studded fantasy drama His Dark Materials.
When Robin Thede is asked about the best piece of advice given to her, she says it came from fellow comedian Larry Wilmore on The Nightly Show. “He told me that as a boss, you are not responsible for making people happy, your only job is to provide an environment where they can thrive.”
“Boardwalk Empire” breakout Michael Shannon has been cast to play former Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss on HBO’s now-untitled pilot about the iconic 1980s team.Shannon joins Jason Clarke, who was previously announced for the key Jerry West role, in the pilot from Adam McKay.The prospective hour-long series is a true story based on Jeff Pearlman’s non-fiction book “Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s.” The pilot had previously been referred to by HBO as “Showtime,” the team’s nickname for that dominant decade, but it is now being called “The Untitled Showtime Lakers Project.”Also Read: How 'Barry' Avoided a Sophomore Slump and Allowed Bill Hader to Embrace His Dark SideThough an HBO spokeswoman told TheWrap she is “not sure about the reason for the switch,” it’s probably not a major stretch to speculate that HBO may not want a show’s title to have the same name as one of its key premium-cable channel competitors.Anyway, here is the logline: “A fast-break series chronicling the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of sports’ most revered and dominant dynasties-a team that defined its era, both on and off the court.”And HBO’s description of the Buss character: “A self-made millionaire whose success has only amplified his proclivity for risk. Buss redefines American sports, celebrity, and wealth by transforming the Lakers into a dynasty but his house of cards threatens to collapse on him–and the people he loves most.”Also Read: Jason Clarke to Star as LA Lakers Legend Jerry West in HBO's 'Showtime' Pilot From Adam McKayMcKay, an executive producer through his yet-to-be-named new company, is currently casting the pilot, which will go into production in September. McKay will also direct the pilot. Kevin Messick, who works at McKay’s new production company, is also an executive producer.Max Borenstein is writer and executive producer. Jim Hecht is co-writer of story and an executive producer. Jason Shuman is an executive producer.Clarke, who will star alongside Helen Mirren in upcoming HBO miniseries “Catherine The Great,” is represented by WME, Robert Stein Management, attorney Carlos Goodman and Narrative PR.Read original story Michael Shannon to Play Lakers Owner Jerry Buss in HBO Pilot About Dominant ’80s Team At TheWrap
SINGAPORE — Huānyíng Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright and Tommy Flanagan to our little red dot! The main cast and crew of HBO’s Westworld have landed in Singapore this week to begin production on the hit series.
Kit Harington shocked those behind a Game of Thrones-based online charity appeal for Mencap by chucking in a $10,000 donation.
"Invisible Stories" stars Yeo Yann Yann in the first episode and aims to tell stories of everyday residents of a HDB estate.
Lean Headey has revealed that scene that was left on the cutting room floor from the penultimate season of Game of Thrones would have dealt Cersei Lannister a severe blow.
The demise of the brilliantly awful Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones was so anti-climactic that many fan theories mused that she couldn't actually be dead.
HBO's harrowing drama series Chernobyl became the highest-rated series ever on IMDb this week, with almost universal praise coming from critics too.
Actor Stellan Skarsgard shares his thoughts on the human lessons that Chernobyl offers us, and how HBO continues to make thought-provoking shows that Hollywood can’t.
NEW YORK CITY — The final curtain call has closed on HBO’s show Veep, a satirical politics series circulating around candidate Selina Meyers (played by Julia Louis-Dreyfuss) and her band of misfits. Since the series premiered in 2012, the show ran for seven seasons, hooked its fans with its writing, peppered generously with wit and sarcasm.
SINGAPORE — It was late March on a breezy afternoon in New York City, that Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore met with actress Shailene Woodley at the chic Crosby Hotel.
Planet Earth II was indeed jaw-droppingly spectacular, but it's just been knocked off the top spot as TV's best-rated show.
Casey Bloys, the programming president of HBO, has said that it would have been impossible to please all fans with the finale of Game of Thrones.
Last time we saw Robin Arryn, Lord of the Eyrie, he was being beaten around the backside with a wooden sword by the Knights of the Vale, in a futile attempt to toughen him up.
Say what you like about who ended up as the ruler of the seven – well, six – kingdoms, there aren't many who thought it would be...
Just as Game of Thrones takes its final curtain call, the first trailer for season three of HBO's other major tentpole show Westworld arrives to give us all some hope.
Game of Thrones fans a pretty serious about this whole re-making season eight of the HBO fantasy show, but 'with competent writers'.