Casey Bloys


‘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 […]

HBO, Keshet team for Israeli kidnap drama

HBO and Keshet International are making a ten-part show dramatising events surrounding the 2014 disappearance of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank. Premium US cable net HBO and the international arm of Israeli broadcaster Keshet said the drama will be filmed on location in Israel next year. The project, which is currently untitled, comes […]

Game of Thrones ending confirmed

As expected, flagship HBO drama Game of Thrones will end after its eighth season. Showrunner David Benioff and D.B. Weiss had previously indicated the story would wrap after eight seasons, though US premium cabler HBO had hoped to extend the run to ten. HBO’s recently appointed president of programming Casey Bloys has now confirmed Benioff […]

HBO confirms shorter Game of Thrones season

The next season of HBO juggernaut Game of Thrones will be shorter than previous runs and launch later in the year than usual. Producers had already intimated the shortened seventh run would shoot later in than the normal cycle to reflect colder, winter weather important to plotlines. This has now been confirmed, with production taking […]