Casey Bloys

Exclusive: Casey Bloys shares HBO’s new playbook

HBO and HBO Max chairman & president Casey Bloys tells Richard Middleton why the ‘Netflix correction’ was necessary, how international fits into the WBD strategy and his unlikely love for Chopped Two things about Casey Bloys that you might not know: he is a self-confessed Chopped addict despite having a particular dislike of cooking; and […]

HBO plans for originals push, unveils documentary slate

HBO will further increase its originals output over the next 12 months to around 160 hours, up from an average of just 100 over recent years, but content chief Casey Bloys has said quality will not be sacrificed. Speaking at the summer TCA tour, Bloys said the premium US cablenet would have between 160 and […]

WarnerMedia assembles content team for HBO Max

WarnerMedia is assembling the content team behind its fledgling service HBO Max.  The business has appointed TNT exec Sarah Aubrey, the exec who greenlit such series as Claws, Animal Kingdom and Good Behavior, as head of original content for the original programming division. She will report into HBO Max chief content officer Kevin Reilly. Set […]

‘Game Of Thrones’ smashes records as HBO bosses contemplate spin-offs

The series eight premiere of Game Of Thrones on Sunday (14 April) smashed ratings records for US cable channel HBO and UK pay-TV operator Sky.  The drama, which returned after an almost two-year break for its final series on HBO, captured 17.4m across the linear channel, catch-up service HBO Go and domestic SVOD platform HBO […]

HBO miniseries exec Kary Antholis steps down after 25 years

Long-time HBO exec Kary Antholis is the latest to depart the WarnerMedia-owned channel. According to Variety, the 25-year veteran, who serves as president of HBO Films’ miniseries and Cinemax programming, accepted a buy-out from HBO. His credits across the years include Angels in America, John Adams, Tsunami: The Aftermath and Mildred Pierce. He will be replaced by HBO Films […]

Ex-Obama aides take Pod Save America to HBO

HBO is working with Pod Save America, a political podcast group created by former Obama staffers, for a series of hour-long specials that will follow the autumn campaign trail in the US. The podcast was created by Jon Favreau (pictured), Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor, who made the deal with HBO via their Crooked Media […]

Abraham & Heller replace Nevins as HBO doc bosses

As HBO doc boss Sheila Nevins steps down after 38 years in service, Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller have been named executive VPs of HBO documentary and family programming. Nevins, who has overseen the launch of Alex Gibney’s Scientology doc Going Clear (pictured), will officially step down in March 2018. Abraham and Heller, who are both currently senior […]

True Detective officially returning to HBO duty

US premium cable channel HBO has finally confirmed a third season of crime drama True Detective. The future of the show had been unclear after the second season failed to live up to sky-high expectations following the critically loved first run. However, Time Warner-owned HBO has now officially greenlit season three, with writer and creator […]

HBO renews Veep and Silicon Valley

They may not get huge ratings, but HBO’s Veep and Silicon Valley are regarded as two of the best scripted series on TV right now, so it’s no real surprise that the premium pay TV channel has decided to reward them with new seasons. Veep, created by Armando Iannucci, has been given a seventh season […]

BBC, HBO order Wainwright drama

The BBC and HBO have co-commissioned an eight-part drama from scribe Sally Wainwright about the life of 19th century landowner Anne Lister. Shibden Hall is set in Britain’s Industrial Revolution, following the unlikely story of Anne Lister, a real-life Halifax industrialist who dressed like a man and planned to marry a wealthy woman as part […]

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