HBO will follow-up its stellar 2017 with what looks like a drought in 2018 ahead of a monsoon of premium content in 2019.
Appearing on the Television Critics Association press tour today, HBO network president Casey Bloys confirmed that audiences shouldn’t expect either the second season of “Big Little Lies” or the third of “True Detective” this year.
Asked specifically about the possibility of ‘Detective’ returning in 2018 by THR, he said quite succinctly: “No, 2019.” The crime series is in the casting process with Mahershala Ali, Carmen Ejogo, and Stephen Dorff already on board to lead the third season which will be directed by Jeremy Saulnier (“Green Room,” “Blue Ruin”).
In regards to ‘Lies,’ Bloys had some more to reveal: “They start shooting in the spring. It’s not going to air in 2018.” That new season will see “Fish Tank” and “American Honey” director Andrea Arnold take the helm. Asked about the possibility of a third season, he says:
“Everybody involved is so busy that it’s hard to imagine aligning everybody’s schedule again. The fact that we were able to get season two together is a small miracle. Could we do it again? Who knows! It’s a great group. They love working together and they’re really fun to work with. But everybody is really busy. So let’s see.”
He adds that audiences want to see growth in the characters and storylines so no-one involved in ‘Lies’ has any plans to try and do the same thing as they want to progress everybody’s lives in the storytelling.
Source: The Live Feed