HBO used its Television Critics Association press tour event to announce a bunch of premiere dates for new and returning series starting with “Veep” returning on March 31st for its seventh and final season.
HBO President of Programming Casey Bloys says the “Deadwood” telemovie could air as early as this Spring in the United States – and the plan is to have it air before May’s end and thus be eligible for the Emmy Awards this year.
Next, Bloys says he’s very happy with the third season of “True Detective” which has aired the first five of eight episodes and has not only scored solid reviews but is up to eight million viewers per episode. He’s also open to a fourth season but they aren’t rushing it – waiting for Nic Pizzolatto to come to them with an idea.
“Big Little Lies” will be back for a second season in June with pretty much all the cast coming back and are joined by Meryl Streep as Mary Louise Wright, the mother of Alexander Skarsgard’s late Perry Wright. Andrea Arnold helms and David E. Kelley pens all seven episodes with the latter saying there are zero plans for a third season.
A five-part mini-series dramatising the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident is coming in May. Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard and Emily Watson star in the story of the incredible sacrifices made to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.
“Los Espookys” is a new series to debut in June and set in a strange and dreamy version of present-day Mexico City and follows a group of friends turning their love for horror into a peculiar business. Bernardo Velasco, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Ana Fabrega, and Julio Torres star.
Over on HBO’s smaller brother Cinemax, the Bruce Lee-inspired ten-episode martial arts series “Warrior” has set an April 5th premiere date. Jonathan Tropper (“Banshee”) is showrunner on the series about the Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century and follows a martial arts prodigy who immigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances.
The Carla Gugino-led “Jett” will debut in June. Giancarlo Esposito, Elena Anaya, Michael Aronov and Gaite Jansen co-star in the series about a world-class thief fresh out of prison who is forced back into doing what she does best by dangerous and eccentric criminals determined to exploit her skills. Sebastian Gutierrez pens and directs the series.
Source: TV Line