HBO has been busy setting up their future in television lately.
The network recently ordered an entire season of the highly-buzzed about adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series called Game of Thrones, and just this week they debuted their new Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks produced World War II drama, The Pacific. To go along with these things, they’re also preparing the return of their most popular show ever, and the debuts of future series.
HBO has announced that their ultra-popular series True Blood has an official start date for Season 3. The show, which is about vampires who live amongst us and is set mostly in the deep Louisiana South, will return to the air on June 13, 2010.
Continue on over to the other side for more on HBO’s upcoming new shows and to see their trailers.
Along with the continuation of True Blood, HBO has two new shows about to debut. The first of them is called Treme, and it comes from the creators of The Wire, David Simon and Eric Overmyer. The show takes place in New Orleans three months after Hurricane Katrina unleashed its deadly devastation, and follows the lives of multiple residents as they try to rebuild. Treme will debut on April 11, 2010.
After that, in the Fall of 2010, another new show called Boardwalk Empire will debut. If you’ll recall, back in September we were informed that HBO had acquired the show, which is created by Terrence Winter, who was a writer on The Sopranos. Winter is also writing some of the episodes and acting as an executive producer with Martin Scorsese, who will be directing the pilot episode.
Boardwalk Empire takes place in 1920s Atlantic City when prohibition was going strong, and the selling of alcohol was a booming and profitable business. It stars Steve Buscemi as a politician who gets involved in this illegal venture.
You can watch trailers for both of these new shows here now.