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Critics love season two of "Westworld," with many saying it's even better than the first, which premiered in 2016 on HBO. The second season currently has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and premieres its first episode on HBO Sunday.
Days before the highly anticipated second season of Westworld debuts on HBO, creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan are looking to their next project. Joy and Nolan, via their Warner Bros.
For David Chase, HBO was the last port of call. He had spent the previous year shopping his idea for a new drama series to the big broadcasters. One by one, they passed. Fox wanted simpler storylines. CBS asked why the main character had to be in therapy. ABC said there was too much swearing.
Hackers who have leaked Game of Thrones scripts and other data from entertainment firm HBO have released a note demanding a ransom payment. In a new dump, they also published a script for the unbroadcast fifth episode of the current season.
If someone asks for your favorite TV show, chances are it’s on HBO. Is it Game of Thrones? Silicon Valley? Last Week Tonight With John Oliver? The Night Of? Or maybe it’s a Vice documentary, a late-night comedy special, or an Andy Samberg cycling mockumentary.
Bernadette Aulestia's first gig helping HBO expand beyond cable was a short-lived effort. "I’ve been working on new forms of digital distribution since HBO on Broadband, which was the original incarnation.
As its rock drama underwhelms in the ratings, the premium cable network faces pressure from struggling parent Time Warner, and a recent spate of troubled projects shine a light on a crown jewel at a crossroads. This story first appeared in the March 4 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
A recent security breach at HBO has led to the personal phone numbers and email addresses of some Game of Thrones actors leaking online. Hackers broke into HBO’s systems and reportedly stole 1.
Last year Bill Simmons launched a media company and a TV show. Now the TV show is gone, cancelled by HBO while its first season was still playing out.
Warring clans (cable vs. broadband) battle over unfathomable riches (revenues of $5.4 billion last year) and golden idols (Emmys), with fire-breathing dragons circling overhead (oh, wait, that's just Nic Pizzolatto).
One of the biggest conundrums facing a prospective “cord-cutter”—an American seeking to abandon their agonizingly expensive cable TV subscription to consume content only via the internet—isn’t how to survive without 300+ mediocre channels. It’s how to continue accessing HBO.
Read next: The Apple TV review. Starting today, millions of people in the US can buy HBO without cable. HBO Now has officially launched across Apple TV and iOS.
Bored hackers who aren’t getting paid tend to get restless. And so, on Sunday, the cyber thieves behind the recent HBO breach leaked several unreleased episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm, which was scheduled to return in October after six years off the air. HBO, understandably, seems annoyed.
Brevity, so it has been said, is the soul of wit. John Oliver seems to believe the opposite is equally true.
In 2007, just as Tony Soprano faded to black, HBO fell into a deep slump. Forgettable shows like “John From Cincinnati” and “Tell Me You Love Me” did poorly, each lasting only a season. Its content cupboard was bare, and rival TV executives openly referred to the cable network as “HB-Over.
HBO’s Confederate takes as its premise an ugly truth that black Americans are forced to live every day: What if the Confederacy wasn’t wholly defeated? HBO’s prospective series Confederate will offer an alternative history of post-Civil War America.
Plepler is sitting in his corner office on the 10th floor of HBO's Sixth Avenue headquarters one morning, his silhouette framed by a view of Midtown Manhattan—a Mark Rothko-like abstraction of charcoal and chrome.
HBO shows are hugely popular. Cable, less so. It's been a dream to get HBO without a cable subscription for a long time. While that reality still isn't fully realized, you can still get HBO GO with almost no bundled TV packages. If you know what to ask for, that is.
Sunday night, HBO will broadcast the 90-minute season finale of Westworld.
Last updated on April 7 with news of HBO Now’s launch. As of April 7, HBO has launched a subscription service in the US in April that will let people watch its shows over the internet without also having to pay for cable television.
It took three years, upwards of $100 million in start-up costs, and one halt in production, but HBO’s Westworld ended its first season on Sunday as what’s arguably the network’s most successful drama launch since Game of Thrones. It’s not just that the ratings for the J.J.
Hackers have stolen proprietary information from the media giant HBO. The leak includes a confidential outline for the fourth episode of the current Game of Thrones season, and episodes of Ballers, Barry, Insecure, and Room 104 are among the loot.
Since the moment Netflix established its streaming video business, Hollywood has struggled to decide exactly what the company had become. A digital-era customer? An existential threat? Partner? Competitor? Disintermediator? MVPDs, too, have wrestled with the question.
Silicon Valley is Mike Judge and Alec Berg’s biting comedy about the American tech industry, now in its fourth season.
Hackers who recently hacked into HBO network and stole scripts, shows, and employee information documents, have now provided an email in which the United States cable channel offered them $250,000.
“I’m a total wino.” — I buy the two-buck chuck at Trader Joe’s.“We’re talking.” — We texted for more than an hour yesterday.“I’m the social media expert at work.” — I have the Twitter password.“I don’t mind my job, but I’m not sure I see myself there long term.
On the morning they finished shooting the pilot for “Westworld,” the married showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy commandeered a golf cart and went for a drive around Sweetwater, the Old West town they built for the show on Gene Autry’s former ranch studio in Santa Clarita, Calif.
In November I flew to Los Angeles to moderate a panel discussion of network executives. The audience was full of agents and managers, midlevel development types and publicists, all working the angles, all spooning up the same lukewarm soup.
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In the summer of 2003, Andre Royo, known to fans of HBO's The Wire as recovering heroin addict and Baltimore police informant Bubbles, was standing in a buffet line fixing himself a plate at a party for the premium cabler in New York, when he saw Mark Wahlberg making his way toward him.
HBO appears to have tried to pay off the hackers who stole scripts, shows, and employee information sometime last month. Both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter report receiving an email from the hackers containing a transcript of a message sent by HBO offering payment.
In a statement to Entertainment Weekly, HBO confirms that it was the target of a hack though the company doesn’t appear to be quite sure what the damage is yet. So far, episodes of HBO series Room 104 and Ballers have trickled out online.
HBO has started to crack down on paying customers who access the HBO Now service from outside the United States. Subscribers from countries including Canada, the UK, Germany and Australia who use VPNs and other unblocking tools are now being threatened with account terminations.
Group tells company CEO to pay multimillion-dollar ransom or else risk 1.
Normally around this time in May, Game of Thrones, HBO’s hit show about sailing and cousin-fucking, is approaching the halfway point of its season.
Earlier this week, HBO and Discovery announced they had taken an equity stake in OTOY, a $300 million virtual-reality and 3-D company.
HBO is doing its best to limit Game of Thrones piracy, but despite their efforts the fourth episode of the current season has leaked early. A few hours ago, a pirated copy started circulating across various file-sharing and streaming sites.
For a while there, Netflix was on a roll. Over the course of about four years, from House of Cards to Stranger Things, it produced one hot new show after another.
The sanctity of Game of Thrones’ seven kingdoms is under attack by a new force that goes far beyond the White Walkers and Cersei Lannister. Entertainment Weekly reports that hackers claim to have acquired 1.
Since HBO's list of original programming is so good, we decided to rank its shows according to their ratings on Metacritic, which aggregates critics' reviews and assigns each season of a show a score. (For shows with multiple seasons, we averaged their scores.) The list is competitive.
LOS ANGELES — This fall, executives at HBO grew interested in purchasing a buzzy series from Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston about the wormy world of network morning programs, according to a person familiar with the network’s strategy.
We're already living in a dystopian reality, so it's not surprising that our entertainment reflects that. Following Hulu's release of The Handmaid's Tale, showing a dark US theocratic future, HBO is adapting one of the original dystopian classics, Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, according to Variety.
Hulu this morning announced it’s finally adding HBO as an optional add-on for subscribers, as well as HBO-owned Cinemax.
On Saturday hundreds of white nationalists, alt-righters, and neo-Nazis traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia to participate in the “Unite the Right” rally. By Saturday evening three people were dead – one protester, and two police officers – and many more injured. “VICE News Tonight” c
“I had no way of knowing,” says the profane, glamorous and gloriously inappropriate 78-year-old president of HBO Documentary Films over a chopped seafood salad at the Carlyle Hotel. “I had no one to go to, and I didn’t suffer. I just allowed it.
HBO CEO Richard Plepler knows that tons of people share accounts for the network’s HBO GO service — but he doesn’t think it’s a big threat. “It’s not that we are unmindful of it, but it has no real effect on the business,” Plepler said during a recent BuzzFeed event in New York.
HBO's tech-industry satire Silicon Valley will return for its fourth season on April 24th. Despite its usual lead-in Game of Thrones likely getting a late start on its seventh season, Pied Piper & Co. are returning in their usual spring window.
HBO's "Silicon Valley" is hilarious, but it's also committed to authenticity — even if it means things sometimes get weird.
THE popular television show “Game of Thrones” has become harder to follow, with all the characters that come and go. But it has also become much easier to watch online.
HBO, the premium entertainment network, is strengthening its relationship with Vice, the maverick media company and news organization. It announced on Thursday that it would broadcast a daily half-hour Vice newscast. The program is to run five days a week for 48 weeks a year.
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What would you say if I told you HBO was currently airing a TV series featuring performances from RuPaul, Aziz Ansari, Adam Scott, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Kumail Nanjiani, Ellie Kemper, Jenny Slate, Emilia Clarke, Nick Kroll, Jon Lovitz, January Jones, Pauly
Maybe it’s the rape, or the violence, or how it’s really boring. Everyone seems to have an opinion about why Game of Thrones, once a mesmerizing fantasy land that darkly mirrored modern day dilemmas, has become near unwatchable. (Which is not to say people have by any means ceased to watch it.
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