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HBO orders J.J. Abrams' "epic and intimate" fantasy sci-fi drama Demimonde to series

The ever-industrious J.J. Abrams has successfully added a little more sci-fi-fantasy-drama to his plate today, with Variety reporting that the prolific writer and producer (and Star Wars: Episode IX director) has just sold a new series to HBO. Titled Demimonde—literally, “half-world,” although the word has usually…

The Leftovers’ Nicole Kassell to direct HBO’s Watchmen pilot

There will be a mini-Leftovers reunion on the set of HBO’s Watchmen series—according to The Hollywood Reporter, Nicole Kassell will direct the pilot episode of Damon Lindelof’s adaptation. She will also executive produce the series, which has no start or release date yet, along with Lindelof’s WBTV-based White Rabbit …

Here’s what’s coming to (and leaving from) HBO in February

February might be the shortest month of the year, but that doesn’t mean HBO’s skimping on the new additions to its HBO Now service. Aside from extended versions or director’s cuts of the Alien films—including AVP: Alien Vs. Predator, for peak extraterrestrial efficiency—Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman strides onto the…

With HBO’s murderous Mosaic, Steven Soderbergh assembles one of the best miniseries of the year

Steven Soderbergh’s big-screen projects are a testament to his love of a good crime caper. From the Ocean’s films on through to his recent cinematic return with Logan Lucky, the director’s fondness for a well-executed plan—or just an executed plan, really, no skill required—shines through. The only thing he might love…

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Ronan Farrow signs 3-year deal with HBO to make documentary specials

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ronan Farrow has signed a three-year development deal with HBO to make “a series of investigative documentary specials” for the premium cable network. In addition to that, he’ll also “produce topical pieces for HBO’s other platforms.” This comes just a few months after Farrow wrote …