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“.
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.
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.
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.
14: His Dark Materials
13: The Walking Dead
12: The Office
11: Killing Eve
7: The Act
6: True Detective
5: Big Little Lies
3: The Handmaid’s Tale
1: Game of Thrones
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
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
This trailer reveals footage hinting at what viewers could expect from the new show during this season.
First episode is available now on HBO.
Silicon Valley returns for the sixth and final season October 27.