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HBO's 'Veep' will be coming to an end after season 7 next year, the network announced this week.
After seven glorious years, a ton of critical acclaim and a clutch of Emmys to its name, HBO’s political satire ‘Veep’ is to come to an end after its upcoming seventh season.
Variety reported on Wednesday (September 6th) that HBO had announced that ‘Veep’ will conclude after its seventh season, currently due to air in April 2018.
Following the career of the inept and blundering politician Selina Meyer, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus and who consistently tries and fails to leave her mark on American politics, ‘Veep’ is a U.S. adaptation of the British BBC political satire ‘The Thick of It’ also penned by the original’s creator Armando Iannucci.
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The HBO fantasy series' penultimate season will come to a head this weekend.
As the penultimate season of the entire series, season 7 of critically-acclaimed HBO fantasy drama 'Game Of Thrones' has done a lot to impress the patient fandom. Despite only consisting of seven episodes instead of the usual 10 that had made up the six seasons that came before it, the show has been jam-packed full of dramatic moments and swift plot development, so there's huge expectation surrounding this weekend's finale.
Could the Night's King make his most powerful move yet?
Titled 'The Dragon And The Wolf' and coming in at 80 minutes long, the season 7 finale is the longest episode of 'GoT' to-date, and is going to include some of the most prominent characters from the series. Obviously there will be a focus on the relationship shared by Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington), but with 80 minutes to fill, we're sure we'll be seeing some other major scenes as well.
The network have had a major "cyber incident" over the weekend.
Over the weekend, a select group of reporters were sent an anonymous email by somebody claiming to be a hacker and who teased "the greatest leak of cyber space era (sic)". They pushed the reporters to spread the "leak" attached to the email, and promised an interview to whichever reporter would spread the word about the hacking furthest. They signed the email off with the blunt statement "HBO is falling."
Emilia Clarke stars as Daenerys Targaryen in 'Game of Thrones'
Though no episodes of 'Game of Thrones' were sent within the email, the hacker released scripts for what is said to be the fourth episode of the hit fantasy series, and claimed to pick up 1.5 terabytes of data. Upcoming episodes of 'Room 104' and 'Ballers' have allegedly also been placed online.
Continue reading: HBO Respond To 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7 Script Hack
Proposing to construct an alternate history where slavery is still legal in the southern states, 'Confederate' will be made by 'GoT' showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff.
In the light of their ongoing massive success as directors of ‘Game of Thrones’, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss announced their newly approved HBO project ‘Confederate’ this week – and have caused sharp division on social media in doing so.
‘Confederate’ is to create an alternative universe of parallel history, in which the Civil War led to the secession of the southern states and in which therefore slavery is still legal.
The show “chronicles the events leading to the Third American Civil War. The series takes place in an alternate timeline, where the southern states have successfully seceded from the Union, giving rise to a nation in which slavery remains legal and has evolved into a modern institution,” according to the HBO press release on Wednesday (July 19th) according to Entertainment Weekly.
Continue reading: New HBO Show 'Confederate' From 'GoT' Showrunners Causes Controversy
The series gave its strongest premiere performance to-date, hinting at an incredibly successful seventh season.
Bosses at HBO are likely to be smiling wide like Cheshire Cats this week, as it's being reported that 16.1 million viewers tuned in for the 'Game of Thrones' season 7 premiere across all of the network's differing distribution platforms. Giving the show its biggest number of viewers to-date, it's up a whopping 50% on last season's premiere, which took in what now looks like a minuscule number of 10.7 million viewers.
Lena Headey's Cersei Lannister currently sits on the Iron Throne
The number is not only hugely impressive because it beats out all 'Thrones' episodes that have come before it, but because the show premiered later than usual this time round. Usually taking a higher-performing slot in the spring, the season 7 premiere was held back until the middle of summer, in a position that's usually one of the weakest for performance.
Continue reading: HBO Smash Ratings Record With 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7 Premiere
The 2017 Emmy's Show What's Hot and What's Not
It was a successful day for Westworld and Saturday Night Live as both received 22 nominations each as they led the way at the 2017 Emmys. The popular NBC late-night sketch and comedy programme achieved more nods than it had ever previously done with the huge figure.
The two programmes could not be any more different in style or tone, but it will be the two programmes which lead the way upon the awards in September; Westworld has just finished its huge budget first series, whereas Saturday Night Live has now moved onto a whopping 231 nominations - breaking its own record for most nominations ever at the awards.
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The critically-acclaimed fantasy series' return is right around the corner.
To-date, throughout six incredible seasons, hit fantasy series 'Game of Thrones' - based on George R R Martin's currently incomplete novel series 'A Song of Ice & Fire' - has entertained audiences with more twists, turns, surprises and tense action sequences than anyone could have ever predicted. Now, with a seventh season right around the corner, we've decided to take a look back at five of the most memorable moments the series has presented us with to-date, before the penultimate season hits screens next week!
5. The Battle of Blackwater
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The author promises movement is being made on the 'GoT' spin-offs.
Set to conclude with its eighth season and, with its seventh season right around the corner, fans of HBO fantasy series 'Game of Thrones' - based on the uncompleted novel series 'A Song of Ice & Fire' by George R R Martin - can rest assured that they'll likely still be visiting the Seven Kingdoms and beyond, even when 'GoT' has left the small screen.
George R R Martin promises 'Game of Thrones' spin-offs are moving forward
For some time, the team at HBO who have been working on 'GoT' have been coming up with some ideas for a number of potential spin-off shows, working closely with author Martin to allow authenticity. Earlier this year, it was revealed that four different ideas were in development, with a number of high-profile writers involved such as Jane Goldman, Max Borenstein, Carly Wray and Brian Helgeland. Martin then revealed a fifth idea was also being floated around, but didn't reveal a writer attached.
Continue reading: George R R Martin Teases 'Game Of Thrones' Spin-Offs
The lawsuit concerns a segment on Sunday's episode of 'Last Week Tonight'.
A lawsuit filed on Wednesday this week (June 21st) cites the most recent episode of ‘Last Week Tonight’ and claims that Oliver and his team “executed a meticulously planned attempt to assassinate the character of and reputation of Mr. Robert E. Murray and his companies,” according to a report by The Daily Beast.
Back on Sunday (June 18th), Oliver took aim at Murray, the CEO of Murray Energy Corporation, in a segment that suggested the coal executive doesn’t do enough to protect his employees in the workplace.
The show will be seen by everybody at the same time.
Based on the best-selling but incomplete novel series 'A Song of Ice and Fire' by author George R R Martin, HBO fantasy series 'Game of Thrones' has entertained audiences for six full seasons now, with a seventh right around the corner. As the most-watched show in the TV network's history, you'd think they'd want to hang on to it for as long as possible. When season 8 eventually comes round however, it'll be the last in the series and consist of just six episodes, as opposed to the usual 10 or the next season's seven.
Could the White Walkers take over in season 7?
This weekend it's been revealed that the network will be following suit when it comes to the critics with what they did last year. They won't be releasing any episodes, check discs or the likes to journalists ahead of the seventh season's premiere, in a bid to tackle the leaking of episodes which happened with season 5 and prior. As television's most expensive show to make, leaks are a huge deal. They take away from overall viewership and make a big impact.
Continue reading: Critics Won't Get 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7 Episodes Early
Ben Foster, HBO and Six Feet Under Thursday 10th April 2008 Ben Foster (center) from the HBO series Six Feet Under visits Stew & de' Adre Aziza from the new Broadway musical Passing Strange at the Belasco Theatre.
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