Casey Bloys


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 […]

Amazon poaches HBO comedy exec

Amazon Studios has hired HBO exec Nick Hall to become its head of comedy development. At the production arm of e-commerce giant Amazon, Hall will oversee development of all half-hour comedy, and report to Joe Lewis, head of half-hour TV series. At HBO, he was senior VP, comedy, working within the team of Casey Bloys, […]

Curb Your Enthusiasm returns to HBO

US premium cable channel HBO is bringing Larry David and his comedy Curb Your Enthusiam back for a ninth season. The series, which stars David as a fictional version of himself living in LA, currently runs to 80 episodes, but has offered new episodes since 2011. The news is a boon for Time Warner-owned HBO, […]

HBO, McKay plot media mogul family drama

HBO has ordered a pair of pilots, including a drama about a 21st century global media powerbroker family from director Adam McKay and Will Ferrell. The other pilot is about a Somali community in Minnesota, and has The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow attached as executive producer. The pilots orders of Succession and Mogadishu, Minnesota […]

Westworld finally gets launch date

HBO’s troubled TV adaptation of the Westworld movie has been given an autumn launch date. The much-anticipated ten-part series was originally expected to launch last year, before production was halted so that showrunner and writer Jonathan Nolan, and fellow writer Lisa Joy could finish the scripts. At that point, the launch was expected to be pushed […]

HBO confirms new content president

Casey Bloys will fill Michael Lombardo’s shoes at HBO after the president of programming announced his exit following a 33-year stint at the premium cabler. Bloys was given a wider role at HBO earlier this year, adding drama to his comedy brief, in the wake of Michael Ellenberg’s departure. He has now been upped again, and […]

HBO president Lombardo exiting

Michael Lombardo is exiting his position as president of programming at HBO, ending a 33-year career at the US premium cabler. Variety broke the news over the weekend, with Lombardo subsequently explaining his decision to rival US trade Deadline. He said he first considered leaving HBO after last year’s Emmy’s, at which it scooped the […]

HBO consolidates scripted as Ellenberg exits

US premium cable channel HBO has handed comedy chief Casey Bloys control of drama after the exit of Michael Ellenberg. Bloys has been promoted from executive VP to president, series, late night and specials at the Time Warner-owned network. This means he will take over the drama commissioning duties of EVP Ellenberg, who leaving but […]

HBO promotes pair post-Naegle departure

Premium cable channel HBO has promoted a pair of executives to heightened programming roles following the departure of Sue Naegle. Casey Bloys (below) and Michael Ellenberg (left) are both now executive VP, programming and will report directly to programming president Michael Lombardo. This comes after HBO’s president, entertainment, Naegle, decided to leave the company after […]