Backlash to HBO’s post-Game of Thrones drama Confederate remains as fervent as ever, and many pointed to this past weekend’s deadly riots in Charlottesville as proof of the series’ insensitivity. That said, the network has again come to Confederate’s defense, claiming “the suggestion of irresponsibility on our part is simply undeserved.”
We can barely handle the anticipation of one new Game of Thrones season, let alone four, but since when does George R.R. Martin do anything small? The notoriously labored writer reveals there’s even a fifth potential spinoff in development, in the process dispelling a few fan-favorite ideas like Dunk and Egg.
Sesame Street has provided decades’ worth of early education and inclusion, and now the series will help shed light on autism as well. The children’s classic has released its first official videos featuring Julia, a new four year-old muppet with autism who will debut in early April.
As if American Horror Story retelling an allegorical version of the 2016 election weren’t enough, HBO is about to take things much more literally. The producers of 2012's Game Change (including Tom Hanks!) have set their sights on an HBO miniseries of the 2016 election, because let’s face it, you can never escape.
Our days of mourning Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds are far from ended, but the first trailer for their mutual HBO documentary Bright Lights will uplift as much as upend your day. See for yourself, as Fisher looks back on her mother’s storied Hollywood career, as much as her own struggle with depression.
Yesterday saw HBO announcing a tribute to the late Carrie Fisher via encore presentation of her adapted Wishful Drinking, and the network will waste little time paying tribute to her mother Debbie Reynolds as well. The official release of upcoming mother-daughter documentary Bright Lights has now been scheduled for early January as well.