Open is described as “a modern, provocative exploration of human sexuality and relationships,” focusing on “five lead characters, including a married couple of thirtysomethings, the husband’s male co-worker and a woman in her 40s who is a yoga professional,” as first read on Deadline. Provocative? Exploring human sexuality? Yep, sounds like something straight from the mind of Murphy. | Full Story
HBO has just confirmed that Game of Thrones will continue to ravish the airways for a fourth season. The show is based on the bestselling book series by George R.R. Martin with stories of treachery and nobility set on the continent of Westeros, where summers and winters can last years and only the lust for power is eternal.
Game of Thrones will return with 10 new episodes next year. Details of the new season have not been announced, but Thrones is suspected to take material from Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” saga and “A Storm of Swords.”
Thrones third season debut on Sunday to record breaking numbers, delivering 4.4 million viewers on the first showing and an additional 6.7 million after the reruns aired. Despite the shows massive budget of $55 million per season, the series suffers no budget woes considering its popularity and what it’s makes internationally and in DVD sales. | Full Story
Sarah Jessica Parker made the role of Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO series Sex and the City, but she isn’t too fond of The CW’s prequel to the series, The Carrie Diaries.
In a recent interview with online magazine The Edit featured on the upscale shopping site Net-A-Porter.com Parker is quick to sing the Diaries star AnnaSophia Robb praises, who plays a younger Carrie. SJP said the young star was “lovely”, however, she’s “not sure” how she feels about the series. | Full Story
Mark Wahlberg has confirmed that he will be making a cameo appearance in the upcoming film version of Entourage, a show the unmistakable actor produced from the ground up via HBO.
“I was written in for a cameo,” he said in a recent interview with Digital Spy. “So if I don’t get cut out I’ll be in there.”
Zimmer just landed an arc on the sophomore season of HBO’s The Newsroom. The actress will portray a press spokesperson for the Mitt Romney presidential campaign. She’s no stranger to HBO, Zimmer had a recurring role on Entourage as Ari Gold’s on-again, off-again flame and Warner Brothers executive Dana Gordon from 2005-2011.
Even though Entourage wrapped two years ago, Zimmer is still all over television. | Full Story
HBO has given Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta the go ahead with developing a new drama series, entitled The Leftovers. The new series is based on Perrotta’s book, also named The Leftovers, which explores a world post rapture-like events and how those left behind are coping.
This will be Lindelof’s first major television project since Lost ended in 2012 and his first foray into cable television. Lindelof first read Perrotta’s novel in 2011 and told Vulture he’s wanted in since then. | Full Story
Al Pacino looks to be making a return to the eccentric with the new trailer for the HBO biopic Phil Spector, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Phil Spector focuses on the famous — perhaps infamous — music producer Phil Spector as he endures the trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson. The equally enticing Helen Mirren plays Linda Kenney Baden, the lawyer sacrificing her reputation, career and personal values to defend Spector and uncover the truth. | Full Story
HBO’s award winning series, Girls, will be back for a third season of awkward encounters among struggling twenty-somethings.
Girls writer/executive producer/ star Lena Dunham implied the renewal on a podcast with Alec Baldwin earlier this week. She revealed Girls would be moving their set to the soon to be vacated 30 Rock set. Now, per Deadline, the contracts are signed and the news is official. Not only will Hannah, Marnie, Shoshanna, and Jessa be back for a third season, but it will be a longer season than before. | Full Story
Friday Night Lights alumni, Jurnee Smollett, will encounter the supernatural as she joins the True Blood cast. The actress was recently cast as a regular for the show’s upcoming sixth season and will be joined by 90210 star Amelia Rose Blaire, who also just landed a role on the HBO hit television show.
Smollett had planned to star in NBC’s women prison drama Bad Girls, but the station didn’t continue with the project giving her this new opportunity. | Full Story
Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are reuniting for a third World War II based miniseries to debut on HBO. The untitled new miniseries will focus on the Eighth Air Force base, dubbed “The Mighty Eighth,” fighting against Germany.
As seen on The Wrap, the new series will center on the “harsh physical, psychological and moral challenges” the men of The Mighty Eighth faced. The series will largely draw from Donald L. | Full Story