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Superhero Bits: Alternate Spider-Man Suit Designs, ‘Titans’ Rumored for ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ & More

Want to see some of the alternate suits that Spidey almost wore in Spider-Man: Far From Home? Will the Titans pop up on Crisis on Infinite Earths after all? Is Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje coming back as Killer Croc for The Suicide Squad? How much money will Gary Glitter get for his song appearing in Joker? What Batman 1989 cast member is actually appearing in Crisis on Infinite Earths? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. HBO takes a look at the legacy of Watchmen as we inch c...
Tags: Comic Book/Superhero, Superhero Bits, Aquaman, Avengers, Batman, Black Knight, Crisis on Infinite Earths, Deadpool, Gambit, Gotham, Joker, Smallville, Spider-Man. Titans, Suicide Squad, The Eternals, Thor


Justin Kirk Joins PERRY MASON Limited Series

Deadline reports that Justin Kirk will join 'Perry Mason,' a reimagined HBO miniseries. He joins previously-announced cast members John Lithgow, Matthew Rhys, and Tatiana Maslany. [Author: TV News Desk]
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Like Father Like Son: A Game Room For Both Of You

When parents get a little older, they want to have something that reminds them of their childhood. For men, it’s almost always a game and entertainment room. Somewhere, your friends and you can relax and do a little classic gaming. But most men will also want to know what’s going on in the modern era of video games. Who better to ask than their own children? So, making a game room for both you and your son is something you may wish to do. Your son can have his own games and space in the room, ...
Tags: Entertainment, Gaming, Parenting, Game Room


Sarah Silverman Sets New HBO Comedy Special, Late-Night Series Pilot

Sarah Silverman is headed to HBO. The comedian has signed a deal for a new comedy special with the premium cabler, with HBO also giving Silverman a pilot order for a late-night series. The news comes less than a year after Hulu canceled Silverman’s Emmy-nominated talk show “I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman.” Silverman, […]
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Mandatory Streamers: Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen Adaptation is Here

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Mandatory Streamers: Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen adaptation is here Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our latest column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the week of October 14, Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen series based on the DC Comics graphic novel is finally arriving this Sunday on HBO, starring an ensemble cast led by Regina King, Jeremy Irons, and Don Johnson. Check out the best shows debuting and returning online this week as well as th...
Tags: TV, Amazon Prime, Arrow, Hbo, Hulu, Looking for Alaska, Mandatory Streamers, Modern Love, Streaming, The Cw, The Purge, Treadstone, TV News, UK, USA Network, Videos


Sarah Silverman Talk Show Gets HBO Pilot, Judd Apatow Producing

Sarah Silverman talk show gets HBO pilot order, Judd Apatow producing HBO has ordered a new late-night series pilot from Sarah Silverman and producer Judd Apatow, Deadline has confirmed. The comedian also has a new stand-up comedy special in the works for the network. RELATED: Mandatory Streamers: Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen Adaptation is Here! The late-night series is described as Silverman “weighing in on the mishigas of the week and taking live video calls.” Silverman, Apatow, and Amy Zvi wi...
Tags: TV, Hbo, Sarah Silverman, TV News


What to Watch on TV This Week: ‘Watchmen’ Debuts, ‘Arrow’ Returns for Final Season

Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV. Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. This week, the highly anticipated “Watchmen” premieres on HBO, and “Arrow” returns for its eighth […]
Tags: News, Arrow, HBO, The Cw, Watchmen


John Oliver mocked WarnerMedia's upcoming Netflix competitor, HBO Max, on his HBO show

John Oliver mocked WarnerMedia's upcoming streaming service, HBO Max, on his HBO show "Last Week Tonight" on Sunday. Oliver was criticizing the NBA's recent apology to China when he transitioned into a mock promotion of the service. Oliver said "it's not HBO, it's just TV." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. John Oliver took a playful jab at WarnerMedia's upcoming streaming service, HBO Max, on his HBO show "Last Week Tonight" on Sunday. Oliver criticized the NBA's apology to...


Roy, Oh Roy: That 'Succession' Finale Was A Trip

In the second season finale of HBO's Succession, the Roys regroup after their difficult congressional hearings. It turns out the family that yachts together ties itself into knots together. (Image credit: Graeme Hunter/HBO)


Fortnite goes into a 'black hole' and Facebook’s cryptocurrency is in crisis: Monday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news.  If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's  the link  to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device; sign up  here .   Fortnite goes into a ‘black hole’ Teenage gamers all over the world went into meltdown yesterday (although their parents may have been secretly rejoi...


A La Carte (October 14)

Today’s Kindle deals include a selection of great books from Matthias Media (which I don’t think I’ve ever seen on sale before). Now’s the time to read The Trellis and the Vine and other excellent titles. (Yesterday on the blog: The Bone-Lazy Pastor) Dark Material: The Gospel of Philip Pullman Next month, HBO will release its new adaptation of Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” books. Here’s a look at what the books are all about and why you should be wary watching them (o...
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Mipcom: International TV Output Picture Changing for U.S. Majors

The global import-export strategies of the U.S. majors are in flux as the world’s major content companies gather this week in Cannes for the annual Mipcom market and conference. Disney, WarnerMedia and the other handful of media conglomerates that control the vast majority of the U.S. market are in the midst of a radical transition […]
Tags: Hbo, News, Nbcuniversal, Mipcom, Santos Dumont


International TV Output Picture Changing for U.S. Majors

The global import-export strategies of the U.S. majors are in flux as the world’s major content companies gather this week in Cannes for the annual Mipcom market and conference. Disney, WarnerMedia and the other handful of media conglomerates that control the vast majority of the U.S. market are in the midst of a radical transition […]
Tags: Hbo, News, Nbcuniversal, Mipcom, Santos Dumont


HBO Greenlights Nicolas Winding Refn’s Maniac Cop as Limited Series

HBO greenlights Nicolas Winding Refn’s Maniac Cop as limited series According to Deadline, HBO has given a series order for Nicolas Winding Refn’s upcoming reboot of Maniac Cop, based on William Lustig’s 1988 cult classic film. Refn will serve as an executive producer through his byNWR Originals banner along with John Hyams. “I’ve always been a devoted admirer of John Hyams,” Refn said. “We’ve been talking about a re-imagining of the Maniac Cop films for a number of years, but as we continue...
Tags: Horror, TV, Denmark, Hbo, Maniac Cop, Nicolas Winding Refn, TV News


‘Maniac Cop’ TV Series From Nicolas Winding Refn Headed to HBO

Nicolas Winding Refn has been talking about a potential Maniac Cop remake for several years now, and while the idea was originally conceived as a movie, it has now evolved into something else: a TV show. HBO has given a green light to a Maniac Cop TV series from Refn and John Hyams. Like the sleazy 1988 cult classic that inspired it, the Maniac Cop series will follow a killer police officer stalking the streets. Deadline has the news about the Maniac Cop TV series, and I am here for it. Here...
Tags: Film to TV, HBO, Horror, John Hyams, Maniac Cop, Nicolas Winding Refn


Everything we know about His Dark Materials, HBO’s next big fantasy drama

Game of Thrones might be over, but HBO is staying in the epic fantasy business. His Dark Materials will adapt Philip Pullman's young adult series for TV, bringing a world full of danger, magic, and talking polar bears to life.
Tags: Movies & TV, News, BBC, HBO, His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass


Pusha-T – “Puppets”

Earlier this week, Pusha T made every media Twitter user's dream come true by rapping over the theme song from the HBO show Succession. He only shared a preview of the whole track, though, which is called "Puppets" and is out tonight. The theme honestly goes once you get used to it, and … More »
Tags: Music, Hbo, Pusha T, Nicholas Britell, Succession


United States: So You've Been Watching (And Cringing At) HBO's "Succession?" - Ward and Smith, P.A.

You may not run a global media conglomerate, but even closely held business owners (and perhaps especially closely held family business owners) can find themselves in a bind if they fail
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Nicolas Winding Refn Sets ‘Maniac Cop’ Series With HBO, Canal Plus

Nicolas Winding Refn is set to take on a series adaptation of the cult film franchise “Maniac Cop,” Variety has learned. The series will be the first production of Refn’s byNWR Originals, a part of his cultural site byNWR.com, and is created in partnership with HBO and Canal Plus. Refn will serve as showrunner and will […]
Tags: Hbo, News, Canal Plus, Nicolas Winding Refn, Refn, Maniac Cop, HBO Canal Plus


HBO's Watchmen Wants to Dig into the Heart of American Racism...by Making You Like Cops

The first 15 minutes or so of Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen are some of the most agonizing moments of television this year. They squarely focus on the brutalization of multiple black Americans during the infamous Tulsa race riots—a day when mobs of crazed white people descended upon, attacked, and murdered black…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Hbo, Science, Police, Race, Alan Moore, Dc Comics, America, Racism, Terrorism, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Damon Lindelof, Robert Redford, White Supremacy, Tulsa


‘The Irishman’ Podcast Launching in November From Netflix

Official (and unofficial) podcasts that tie directly into TV shows are a big hit. HBO launched The Chernobyl Podcast to tie into their bleak but fantastic series Chernobyl, and Netflix rolled out the podcast Behind the Scenes: Stranger Things 3 this year as well. Now it looks like the streaming service is getting ready to do it again with The Irishman. The podcast is tentatively titled Behind the Irishman, and will go into the making of Martin Scorsese‘s latest crime epic. Hey, did you hear?...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Netflix, Scorsese, Wall Street Journal, Martin Scorsese, The Irishman, Journal Netflix, Netflix Scorsese


Michael Jackson Broadway Musical Opening Next Summer

Michael Jackson: literally not canceled. Although Jackson's reputation suffered severe damage this year when HBO's Leaving Neverland documentary brought renewed attention to longstanding allegations that he was a serial child molester, producers are moving ahead with a Broadway biomusical about the self-proclaimed "King Of Pop." … More »
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Horror movie juggernaut Blumhouse is jumping into podcasting with a series for iHeartRadio

Blumhouse Productions and iHeartMedia will produce a series of horror podcasts for iHeartRadio, the two companies announced exclusively to Business Insider. The scripted fictional original stories will range from murder mysteries to science fiction. Popular stories could be developed into movies or TV shows that would be produced by both companies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.   Blumhouse is taking its horror storytelling pedigree to audio form. On Thursday, the horror-...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Ben Affleck, Trends, Npr, Tobey Maguire, Jason Blum, Joaquin Phoenix, Kevin Smith, Usa Network, Blumhouse, Appalachian Mountains, Blumhouse Productions, Bob Reboot, Dan Bush, The Signal


Exclusive data shows how much buzz Disney Plus, Apple TV Plus, and HBO Max have built with streaming users before launch

As of late August, Disney Plus had drummed up more interest among US streaming users than any other forthcoming service — including Apple TV Plus, HBO Max, and Peacock, combined — a newly released survey from Flixed found. The survey follows research from UBS that similarly showed strong interest in Disney Plus among people in the US. It was unclear from the Flixed survey what kind of impact subscriptions to upcoming services like Disney Plus would have on existing offerings like Netflix. Clic...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Nbc, Wall Street, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Netherlands, Ubs, Pixar, Peacock, Amazon s Mechanical Turk, Disney Plus, Disney WarnerMedia, Apple TV Plus


HBO to Add Mental Health Disclaimers in Front of Select Shows

HBO has announced it will add mental health awareness “bumpers” ahead of select shows in order to identify specific mental illnesses that appear in the episode and provide a call to action for anyone seeking help. The move comes as part of an initiative at the network called “It’s OK,” which aims to destigmatize mental […]
Tags: Hbo, News, Girls, Barry, Euphoria


FX’s John Landgraf on Content Expansion and Streaming Under Disney

Nearly seven months after FX Networks was acquired by Disney, along with most of 20th Century Fox's other assets, the company hasn't faced any of the growing pains or management upheaval undergone by rival HBO and several other WarnerMedia properties under their new owner, AT&T. "They've been great," said FX Networks chairman John Landgraf of...
Tags: Hbo, Advertising, Disney, Fox, John Landgraf, FX Networks, Streaming & OTT, Programming & Performance, WarnerMedia


Issa Rae’s Voice Lands on Google Assistant

Now you can make Google Assistant talk — and sing — like Issa Rae, star and co-creator of HBO’s “Insecure.” The actress-writer-producer is the latest celebrity to bring her voice to a digital virtual assistant. Rae is the second celeb cameo for Google Assistant, after singer John Legend’s mellifluous vocalizations came to the platform earlier […]
Tags: Google, Hbo, News, John Legend, Rae, Issa Rae, Google Assistant


Disney+ Offering New Three-Year Discount Deal and Banning Netflix Ads Across Disney-Owned Networks

In just over one month, Disney+ will join the streaming wars and The Walt Disney Company is not messing around when it comes to competing alongside Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. In fact, they’re paying special attention to undercutting Netflix, who is easily the top dog among streaming services, adding more and more content to their library every day. This includes yet another price reduction promotion that makes the services cost just under $5 per month, as well as actively keeping Netflix a...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Television, Movies, Abc, Disney, Netflix, Espn, Marvel Studios, Apple Inc, Don, Peacock, The Walt Disney Company, Netflix Hulu, Bob Iger


‘The Matrix 4’ Gives ‘Aquaman’ Star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II the Red Pill

Everyone was totally caught off guard when news of a new installment in The Matrix franchise was announced back in August. Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity for the sequel, but only Lana Wachowski is said to be coming back to direct, with Lily Wachowski seemingly sitting this one out. But along with familiar faces returning in The Matrix 4 cast, there will be some new ones in the mix too, and one of them is Aquaman villain Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Va...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Casting, Aaron Sorkin, Sci-fi, Chicago, Sequels, Trinity, David Mitchell, Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Warner Brothers, Warner Bros Pictures, Wachowskis, Jordan Peele, Fishburne