HBO has announced that two fan-favorite series, and , will not attend this year’s . The series’ absence means that HBO will be sitting the convention out entirely, as the recently announced Game of Thrones prequel spin-off will not be present. “Due to production schedules and air dates for Game of Thrones and Westworld, these series will not be presented at San Diego Comic-Con this summer,” an HBO spokesperson said in a statement to . “HBO has a longstanding relationship with SDCC, and we are very grateful for the fans’ enthusiastic response over the years. We look forward to returning in the future.” RELATED: HBO sitting out SDCC makes a certain amount of sense, as the second of season of Westworld will have wrapped by the convention’s July 19 start date. Similarly, the final season of Game of Thrones is currently in production and is not slated to air until 2019. The storyline of the series’ eighth season is also one of the most closely kept television secrets in recent memory, so it makes sense that HBO wouldn’t want to let anything slip prematurely. Westworld‘s second season ends on June 24 with “The Passenger.” Game of Thrones‘ final season is set to air in 2019. SDCC runs from July 19-22. The post appeared first on .
June 14, 2018
Yet another showrunner change is underway for CBS All Access’ . As first revealed by , Season 1 showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen Berg have been fired from the drama’s second season and will be replaced by executive producer Alex Kurtzman. Following the change, Kurtzman will now oversee the writer’s room for Season 2 of Discovery. RELATED: CBS Television Studios released a statement to the outlet, confirming the change in showrunners while also reassuring fans that the show remains on track to return next year. “We’ve made some producer changes at Star Trek: Discovery. The series continues under the creative vision and leadership of executive producer and co-creator Alex Kurtzman. Discovery remains on course for season two in 2019 with new and continuing stories that build on its successful premiere season.” The decision to oust Harberts and Berg, who replaced , was said to be due to the need for leadership and operational issues, rather than the standard creative issues. Harassment from the showrunners towards the writers was also said to be one of the reasons CBS decided to replace the duo, with some writers having threatened to either go to human resources or all-out quit the show after becoming increasingly uncomfortable at work. Interestingly enough, though, the move comes after five episodes of the show’s second season have already been completed, so Kurtzman’s role as showrunner will officially begin with the sixth episode of Season 2. This should allow Harberts and Berg to still receive credit for the first five episodes of season two. RELATED: Available for viewing now on the CBS All Access streaming platform, Star Trek: Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Wilson Cruz, Mary Chieffo, Jason Isaacs and Michelle Yeoh. The post appeared first on .
June 14, 2018
Season 4 has officially entered production, according to the co-creator of the popular Cartoon Network series, Justin Roiland. The show received a , and now it sounds like the creative minds behind the series have wasted no time getting back to work. “It’s exciting, it’s a little surreal,” Roiland said in an interview with . “Even just being in the writer’s room for half the day every day this week, the ideas are … it’s going to be great.” RELATED: Roiland confirmed in the same interview that the gap between the show’s seasons will become shorter. Rick and Morty is infamous for its extended breaks between seasons — the gap between the show’s second and third season lasted 18 months. Now, though, it sounds like Roiland and series co-creator Dan Harmon have found a rhythm that works, much of which can be chalked up to the 70-episode order. RELATED: “We want the episodes to stay good, but we do also want to try to turn them around a little quicker now that we have this big order, I think it gives us the ability to be faster,” Roiland said. “We’re not going to do these long breaks, these chasms in between seasons anymore. We’re going to schedule vacation time and just keep the machine going. It’s going to be really cool.” Roiland did not offer a solid date for Rick and Morty‘s return, but did hint that fans may not have to wait very long into 2019 for Season 4. The post appeared first on .
June 14, 2018