HBO Boss Defends True Detective 2 and Is Open to Third Season

31 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Best Game of Thrones news ever.

Game of Thrones fans distraught that the hit HBO series would end after season seven can rejoice today as it looks like it will continue for at least eight. “The question is: How much beyond seven are we going to do?Beverly Hills: HBO would like a third season of True Detective, despite criticism over Season 2 starring Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch. “I think Nic [Pizzolatto] is one of the best writers working in television and motion pictures today.

HBO programming chief Michael Lombardo has revealed the producers of the hit drama series are leaning toward three more seasons, including Season 6, which is currently filming. “I would always love for them to change their minds, but that’s what were looking at right now.” While talk of the end might get fans in hysterics, there is some good news. Obviously we’re shooting six now, hopefully discussing seven. [Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are] feeling like there’s two more years after six. Executives have planned to run at least seven seasons and are discussing with the show’s creators how much longer the show will extend beyond that”, said Michael Lombardo, president of HBO programming.

Actor Kit Harrington, who plays Jon Snow was recently spotted in Belfast, where is shot, adding to speculation he will be appearing in the new season some way or another. “Three weeks ago, I was the in the company of the President of the United States. When asked if a prequel series was on the radar, Lombardo said there had been “no discussions at this point” but he’s open to anything Dan and David want to do.

Lombardo said he’d like to have more beyond that and would also be open to a prequel to the story of the epic battle for the Iron Throne in the fictional kingdom of Westeros, based on George R.R. That despite detractors who say Season 2 is hard to follow and the characters lack the chemistry of the first season’s stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. He turned to me, put his hand on my shoulder, and said, ‘You didn’t kill Jon Snow did you?’” Nutter told Entertainment Weekly. “I said, ‘Jon Snow is deader than dead.’ I thought I was going to be sent to Guantanamo or something, but fortunately I’m here — but he’s dead,” he said of his meeting with Obama. Earlier, the show was predicted to have seven seasons, but HBO’s president of programming Michael Lombardo said while addressed critics during the 2015 Summer TCA press tour, that “seven seasons and out” had never been the conversation,” E!

The episode ended with the lord commander of the Night’s Watch laid out on his back looking very dead, what with the blank, wide-eyed stare and the pool of blood rapidly blooming around him. Lombardo defended its graphic depictions as part of the story and said he supported show creators Dan Weiss and David Benioff. “This show has had violence as part of its many threads from first episode,” he said. “There are no two showrunners more careful about not overstepping what they think the line is.” The fifth season also ended by killing off one of its lead characters and fan favorite, Jon Snow, but viewers have been speculating that the character will return – not that Lombardo was giving away anything. Actor Kit Harington has insisted that he won’t be back, but theories have sprouted up like weeds explaining how Jon might return sometime in the future. He also said marketing has become more challenging amid an explosion of critically acclaimed shows. “Viewers of HBO, a unit of Time Warner Inc, routinely tune in Sunday nights, but other days are less certain,” he said. “I worry about that all the time,” he added. “Particularly with a digital platform and on-demand where things are available, I think quality will ultimately win out.”

We’ve all learned from the very best TV detectives how to solve a mystery, but we’ve also made a hobby of beating Jessica Fletcher/Columbo/Gil Grissom/Velma to the punch. Seeing through the red herrings and deciphering the identity of the villain minutes ahead of the hero feels like a win — even if the only prize is smug self-satisfaction.

Figuring out the truth is all the more tantalizing when producers are so hell-bent on secrecy. (And they would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren’t for you kids.) But while it might feel great to tease out the solution, you’re also draining drama from future episodes. “Mad Men” fans, for example, couldn’t be content to just enjoy the mysteries of Don Draper’s past — they were obsessed with predicting his character’s trajectory. This led to countless blog-hours spent analyzing costume clues to form a grand conspiracy theory that Megan Draper was destined to meet the Manson Family (she did not) or an even more brilliant and impeccably argued hypothesis that Don would turn out to be famed plane hijacker D.B.

If that picture seems like a primo scoop, it had nothing on the Snapchat that Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe sent of herself in bed with winning contestant Shawn Booth weeks before the season finale. Unless Martin publishes “The Winds of Winter” before next season airs, there won’t be many more opportunities for purists to shake their heads and sniff, “That’s not what happens in the books.” If book enthusiasts can just manage to game out what happens to Jon, though, they can keep their in-the-know status. Like “Thrones,” the show deviates from its source material, but that doesn’t stop readers from trading insights into which beloved characters will get killed off next. Fans of the books have until season six premieres in October to speculate about the terrifying character who will show up next and what actor will be cast. Never mind the people who said they were ditching the show after Sansa’s rape or Shireen’s death-by-fire: The series has a large base of rabid fans who have become so emotionally invested in what happens, they flock to numerous communities online to discuss every last plot thread and theory. “Are funeral customs handled differently in every region of Westeros?” a fan wondered on Reddit.

Between seasons, the urge was high to go digging for clues from the Hawaiian filming locations, and if that meant finding out about an attack by The Others long before it happened onscreen, so be it.

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