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HBO is currently developing four ‘Game of Thrones’ spinoffs, because why not?

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Perhaps one of the most successful series on HBO is the blood-soaked juggernaut known as Game of Thrones and, as the franchise continues to grow closer to its dreaded final season, the network is exploring a vast array of options to somehow keep the hit show alive and well by developing four different types of spinoff series. Sounds logical enough, right?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Each of the four projects will explore different time periods of Martin’s sprawling world of Westeros. It’s unclear where any of the four fall in the show’s universe — meaning they could be prequels, sequels or spinoffs.” Though showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff are not currently attached to any of the future potential projects as writers, they will be executive producing, while HBO has recruited Max Borenstein, Jane Goldman, Carly Wray, and Brian Helgeland to write them. THR went on to say that the “four projects are in the development stage” and that “there is no timetable” as to when we will get to see them since HBO wants to get the follow-up right.

Based on the popular book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, the seven-episode seventh season of Game of Thrones will chronicle an epic struggle for power in a vast, violent kingdom with the return of Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Mark your calendars, because the series will return Sunday, July 16, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.

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Ruby Rose kicks a whole lot of ass in the action-packed first trailer for The CW’s ‘Batwoman’

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As someone who has little to no interest in the seemingly dozens of superhero TV shows currently airing on The CW, I was pretty astonished by just how damn intriguing the network’s new Batwoman series starring Ruby Rose seems to look after watching the first look trailer released today.

In this version of Gotham City, Batman has mysteriously disappeared and the local police department is being overrun and outgunned by criminal gangs controlling the city’s streets, wreaking havoc everywhere they go and leaving the residents of Gotham in despair.

Enter Kate Kane (Rose), who returns home after being dishonorably discharged from her military school and decides to take matters into her own hands by continuing the legacy of her missing cousin, who just so happens to be none other than Bruce Wayne himself.

While some of the dialogue could certainly use a little polishing, everything else here in the Batwoman trailer looks fucking great to me, especially the batsuit, which we saw in that first look image back in October and bears a striking resemblance to the one from the actual DC Comics.

The series also stars Dougray Scott, Meagan Tandy, Elizabeth Anweis, Nicole Kang, Rachel Skarsten, and Camrus Johnson, and is being executive produced by Greg Berlanti, which is not surprising since that dude produces literally everything these days.

Batwoman will air Sundays at 8:00 p.m. on The CW beginning this fall.

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Meryl Streep wants answers from the Monterey Five in this new ‘Big Little Lies’ season 2 trailer

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HBO has released a new trailer for the highly anticipated second season of its hit series Big Little Lies, which features an ensemble cast that includes the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz, and Meryl Streep.

Based on Liane Moriarty’s best-selling book of the same name, season two of Big Little Lies will explore the events that unfold around the Monterey Five – Madeline (Witherspoon), Celeste (Kidman), Jane (Woodley), Renata (Dern), and Bonnie (Kravitz) – after Celeste’s visiting mother-in-law Mary Louise (Streep) arrives in town seeking answers about her son’s death.

“My son is dead and I want answers,” Mary Louise says, telling Celeste that she knew about her plans to leave her son, the abusive Perry (Alexander Skarsgard), who is murdered at the end of the first season. “You learned of his infidelity just 10 seconds before his death. You left that out too,” she says with tears in her eyes.

Andrea Arnold directed the season two of Big Little Lies, which was written by series creator David E. Kelley, who serves as an executive producer along with Kidman, Witherspoon, Arnold, Jean-Marc Vallée, Bruna Papandrea, Per Saari, Gregg Fienberg, Nathan Ross, and Moriarty.

Big Little Lies will return to HBO on June 9.

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Russell Crowe is disgraced Fox News mogul Roger Ailes in a new ‘The Loudest Voice’ trailer

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Showtime has released a new trailer for The Loudest Voice, the upcoming seven-part limited series starring Russell Crowe as Fox News founder Roger Ailes and Naomi Watts as former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson. The show is set to premiere on the network late next month.

Based on Vanity Fair correspondent Gabriel Sherman’s best-selling book The Loudest Voice in the Room, the limited series centers on Ailes as he arguably becomes the Republican Party’s de facto leader, touching on defining events in his life including his experiences with world leaders that gave birth to his political career and the sexual harassment accusations and settlements that brought it to an end.

The show, which features several episodes directed by Kari Skogland, also stars Sienna Miller as Ailes’ wife Elizabeth, Seth MacFarlane as former Fox News PR chief Brian Lewis, Simon McBurney as News Corp leader Rupert Murdoch, Annabelle Wallis as former Fox News booker Laurie Luhn, and Aleksa Palladino as Ailes’ longtime assistant Judy Laterza.

Oscar-winning Spotlight screenwriter Tom McCarthy and Sherman wrote the first episode the series, which is a co-production from Showtime and Blumhouse Television. Crowe and McCarthy are executive producers along with Alex Metcalf, Jason Blum, Marci Wiseman, Jeremy Gold, Liza Chasin, Skogland, and Padraic McKinley.

The Loudest Voice will premiere Sunday, June 30 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

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