As we settle into 2019, HBO has released a video previewing the year ahead with first looks at many of their upcoming new series and seasons.
The video includes peeks at the much-anticipated final season of Game of Thrones, Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen TV series, new series Euphoria, upcoming miniseries Chernobyl and Catherine the Great, and new Big Little Lies, Veep, True Detective, Barry, Succession, and Divorce seasons.
Continue below to check out the video.
The two most exciting peeks for a lot of folks will no doubt be the footage from Game of Thrones season eight, including one powerful line of dialogue, and the first glimpse at how the Watchmen series is looking.
Here’s what we know so far about the final season of Thrones from HBO:
The epic fantasy series Game of Thrones will return for its six-episode, eighth and final season in April 2019.
David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik will be the directors for the new season. Writers for the new season are David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.
The executive producers of the series are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield. Co-executive producers are Bryan Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin.
And here’s everything we know so far about Watchmen also from HBO:
What’s the story? Based on the Alan Moore graphic novel, Watchmen is set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws. And while Lindelof (The Leftovers) plans to embrace the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel, the series will also attempt to break new ground of its own. He announced his intentions earlier this spring on Instagram.
Who will I recognize? Emmy-winner Jean Smart (Fraiser and Samantha Who?) is the latest actor to join the cast, playing an FBI agent investigating a murder. You can also expect to see Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons (Reversal of Fortune); Regina King (The Leftovers); Golden Globe-winner Don Johnson (Miami Vice); Tom Mison (Sleepy Hollow); Frances Fisher (Titanic); Jacob Ming-Trent (Superfly); Tim Blake Nelson (Lincoln, HBO’s Warm Springs); Oscar-winner Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman); Andrew Howard (The Brave, Boardwalk Empire); Yahya Abdul-Matteen II (First Match), Sara Vickers (Endeavor) and James Wolk (Tell Me a Story).
Who are the new faces to watch out for? Also joining the cast are young actors Dylan Schombing (Sharp Objects, Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce), Lily Rose Smith (The Vampire Diaries), and Adelynn Spoon.
Who about the music? Nine Inch Nails musicians Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (who first worked together as film composers on The Social Network) will be creating the original music for the series.
What’s going on behind the camera? Lindelof, who will be a writer on the show, will also serve as an executive producer, alongside Nicole Kassell and Tom Spezialy. Kassell (Westworld, The Leftovers) is slated to direct the pilot episode. Additional executive producers are director Stephen Williams and Joseph Iberti. The series is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television, based on characters from DC.
What should I watch while I wait? Check out The Leftovers to get a sense of Lindelof’s work on HBO, or Westworld if you are looking for another new spin on good guys vs. bad guys.
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