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Jennifer Schuur Re-Ups Overall Deal at HBO (Exclusive)

My Brilliant Friend executive producer Jennifer Schuur is staying at HBO. Schuur has renewed her overall deal with the premium cable outlet, which has been her home since 2019. The renewed deal will run through the end of 2024, during which time she’ll continue to develop and produce projects for HBO. “I deeply value my […]

Tom Pelphrey Boards ‘Mare of Easttown’ Creator’s Next HBO Drama

The HBO limited series from Mare of Easttown creator Brad Ingelsby is adding to its cast. Tom Pelphrey will join Mark Ruffalo in the drama, which will follow members of an FBI task force and the criminals they’re trying to catch. The untitled series stems from Ingelsby’s overall deal at HBO, which he signed in […]

‘Winning Time’ Director Salli Richardson-Whitfield on Recreating Showdowns Between Two Basketball Rivals

Episode six of Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty’s second season sees the Los Angeles team and its bitter rival, the Boston Celtics, on a course to meet in the 1984 NBA Finals. In the script, this translated to a mere sentence: “It said something like, ‘The two teams colliding on each other […]

New A24 Movies to Stream Exclusively on Max in New Output Deal

Warner Bros. Discovery will be exclusive the home to A24’s upcoming slate. The conglomerate and the indie studio announced a multiyear pay-1 U.S. output deal that will bring the studio and distributor’s theatrical film slate exclusively to Warner Bros. Discovery’s HBO and Cinemax, as well as streaming service Max.  In addition to newer and upcoming […]

‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’ Renewed For Three More Seasons on HBO

HBO is extending its long-term relationship with John Oliver. The premium cabler has picked up three more seasons of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. The renewal will take the weekly late night show through its 13th season in 2026. “Over the past decade, John and his exceptional team have combined deep research and intelligence […]

‘True Detective’ Season 4 Trailer Plunges Into the Alaskan Winter

The latest trailer for True Detective: Night Country puts a strong emphasis on just how unsettling the long periods of darkness in Alaska can be. The fourth season of HBO’s anthology series stars Jodie Foster and Kali Reis as two detectives — who evidently have some not-so-great history with one another — investigating the disappearance of […]

George Santos Movie in Development at HBO Films

A movie about George Santos is in development at HBO Films, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed Saturday. HBO Films has optioned the rights to Mark Chiusano’s book, The Fabulist: The Lying, Hustling, Grifting, Stealing, and Very American Legend of George Santos, which was released on Nov. 28. The film from Frank Rich (HBO’s Veep and Succession) […]

‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2 Teaser Trailer Shows Intense Dragon War Action

House of the Dragon is roaring back for season two. The HBO fantasy hit and Game of Thrones prequel series unveiled a teaser trailer (below) during its CCXP23 panel in São Paulo, Brazil, on Saturday. The footage includes some intense dragon war action. “There is no war so hateful to the gods as a war […]

Jesse Armstrong on Life After ‘Succession,’ Missing the Roys and What Comes Next

It’s been almost six months since the series finale of Succession, and Jesse Armstrong has been enjoying the rest. “There was some sadness about the show ending,” says the British creator and showrunner of HBO’s multiple Emmy-winning drama, which followed the misadventures of the deliriously dysfunctional Roy family, owners of media and entertainment conglomerate Waystar […]

John Oliver Jokes He Doesn’t Need Movies Anymore Thanks to 17-Minute Viral Hamster Maze Video

John Oliver is celebrating the end of the actors strike — sort of. On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, he noted that the 118-day strike had come to an end after SAG-AFTRA reached a tentative deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers last week (the deal still has to be ratified by the […]

If Other Executives Trolled Critics Like Casey Bloys…

How intense is the pressure of being CEO of HBO? You’re constantly calling Kim Cattrall, enduring the other execs at Craig’s passive aggressively asking how “Max” is going, and ever since his show ended, dealing with John Wilson filming outside your house. But the worst part of the job is that TV critics can just […]

Casey Bloys Talks Strike Impact on Slate and Budgets, Licensing HBO Shows and Tentpole Fatigue

The Writers Guild of America strike and the still-ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike are having an impact on the content slates for HBO and Max, but Casey Bloys, the chairman and CEO of the division, does not seem too concerned. Bloys said that while the resolution of the strikes will affect the cost of programming, they are […]