[ZOMBIES] ‘THE LAST OF US’ TO BE ADAPTED TO A HBO SERIES

According to Hollywood Reporter, ‘Chernobyl’ creator – Craig Mazin – will return to HBO with a new series. What could make it better? Well, that it’s an adaptation of the Playstation- exclusive ‘The Last of Us’.

He’ll be joined by the creative mind behind the game(s) – Neil Druckmann – who will be both writer and executive producer for this one aswell, Dog Evan Wells (president of Naughty Dog) and Carolyn Strauss.

It will cover the first game (released 2013) “with the possibility of additional content based on the forthcoming game sequel, The Last of Us Part II, which is set to released May 29“.

[TV] ‘GAME OF THRONES’ PREQUEL SERIES ‘HOUSE OF THE DRAGON’ AIMS FOR A 2022 RELEASE

The ‘Game of Thrones’- sequel series ‘House of the Dragon’ is aiming for a 2022 release, according to HBO programming chief Casey Bloys in an interview with Variety.

It is the story of the House Targaryen set 300 years before the events of ‘Game of Thrones’ (the book series are titled ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’) and is based from material from the imaginary history novel ‘Fire & Blood’, also written by George RR Martin.

The author wrote a blog post October 30th last year in which he opened up about the new show when it got ordered a full ten episodes long season.

There are/were more ‘Game of Thrones’- spin-offs planned and we know the fate of one of these: the one he kept calling ‘The Long Night’ and that was supposed to take place 8000 years before ‘House of the Dragon’ and ‘A Song of Ice And Fire’ and go in-depth on The White Walkers- origin. It’s been sadly cancelled and more details are to be found in the linked blog post and the interview.

I’ll keep you updated as soon as new info emerge.

[TV] ‘WESTWORLD’ SEASON 3 RELEASE DATE ANNOUNCED

The third season of HBO’s Westworld will be returning for its eight-episode third season on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 9pm ET/PT, as announced by the teaser below.

Other than that, it’s cryptic suggesting potential and important background information for its return.

The series premiered fall 2016 and returned 2018. Fans have been eagerly waiting since that summer for new episodes. The show is based on the 1973 scifi movie Westworld. Jonathan Nolan is writer, producer, and director and was attached, in different roles, to projects as Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises and Interstellar.

[HBO NORDIC] MOST WATCHED TV- SHOWS 2019

This year is almost passed and as it should, all kind of statistics are made public this time around. Check out the list of the most watched tv- series on the streaming service this year.

15: Watchmen
14: His Dark Materials
13: The Walking Dead
12: The Office
11: Killing Eve
10: Billions
9: Beforeigners
8: Euphoria
7: The Act
6: True Detective
5: Big Little Lies
4: Vikings
3: The Handmaid’s Tale
2: Chernobyl
1: Game of Thrones

OWN OPINION:
Watchmen and His Dark Materials premiered late during the year (October 20th to December 15th, respectively November 3rd to December 22nd) yet they made it to the top list.

The Walking Dead is no surprise, just like Vikings. I’m glad to see Chernobyl reaching the 2nd ranking, I must speak out: everybody around me and on social media was talking about this.

Game of Thrones as forerunner? A no- brainer.

Source: HBO Nordic’s Facebook page

[HBO NORDIC] MOST WATCHED MOVIES 2019

December 11th, the Nordic division of HBO published a list over the ten most watched movies this year on their streaming service. Here it follows, from last to first:

10: The Notebook (2004)
9: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)
8: Into The Forrest (2015)
7: Sex and The City (2008)
6: O.G. (2018)
5: Nymph()maniac (2013)
4: Blackway (2015)
3: The Imitation Game (2014)
2: Brexit: The Uncivil War (2019)
1: Deadwood: The Movie (2019)

Source: The Facebook page of HBO Nordic

[FANTASY] ‘HIS DARK MATERIALS’ SEASON 1 OFFICIAL TRAILER

PLOT:
His Dark Materials is one of the supreme works of imaginative fiction for both children and adults published in the 20th century. Northern Lights introduces Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra’s search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. In The Subtle Knife she is joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds. As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds and leads to a thrilling conclusion in The Amber Spyglass.

Source: iMDb

HBO and BBC present His Dark Materials, a new original series based on the global bestsellers, premiering Monday, November 4 on HBO.

NEW ‘HIS DARK MATERIALS’ SERIES TRAILER RELEASED

PLOT:
His Dark Materials is one of the supreme works of imaginative fiction for both children and adults published in the 20th century. Northern Lights introduces Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra’s search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. In The Subtle Knife she is joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds. As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds and leads to a thrilling conclusion in The Amber Spyglass.

Releases later this year.

TRAILER PREMIERE: ‘HIS DARK MATERIALS’

Adapting Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy of the same name, which is considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction, the first season follows Lyra, a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world. Her search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. As she journeys through the worlds, including our own, Lyra meets Will, a determined and courageous boy. Together, they encounter extraordinary beings and dangerous secrets, with the fate of both the living — and the dead — in their hands.

Produced by BBC and distributed by HBO, the series will premiere this year.