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Here and Now: HBO Releases Photos from New Alan Ball Drama Series

"Feels like the world is falling apart." HBO has just released new photos and a preview for their upcoming TV show Here and Now.From Alan Ball, the drama " is a provocative and darkly comic meditation on the disparate forces polarizing present-day American culture, as experienced by the members of a progressive multi-ethnic family — a philosophy professor and his wife, their adopted children from Vietnam, Liberia and Colombia, and their sole biological child — and a contemporary Muslim family, headed by a psychiatrist who is treating one of their children." The cast includes Tim Robbins, Holly Hunter, Jerrika Hinton, Daniel Zovatto, Raymond Lee, Sosie Bacon, Andy Bean, Joe Williamson, and Peter Macdissi.Read More…
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‘Here and Now’ Trailer: Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter Have a New Kind of Modern Family in HBO Series

In case you’re wondering whether “Here and Now,” the upcoming HBO drama, addresses current national attitudes, one of the characters literally says at one point “Because the country’s a mess right now?” But rather than address that uncertainty through one perspective, the first trailer for the show presents two different families.

“Here and Now” features Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter as a couple who have adopted children from Vietnam, Colombia, and Liberia. Now that all the children are older, the show tracks how the family dynamic changes between parents and siblings, including the couple’s lone biological child. To complicate matters, one of the children’s therapist and his family find themselves connected in ways they hadn’t anticipated.

Read More:18 HBO Original Programs To Be Excited About in 2018 — ‘Sharp Objects,’ ‘Paterno,’ and More

Ostensibly set in Portland, “Here and Now” looks like it will split its time
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Here and Now: Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter Series Coming to HBO in February

HBO has a new drama set for the new year. Recently, the network announced their new TV show Here and Now will debut in February.From Alan Ball, the series " is a provocative and darkly comic meditation on the disparate forces polarizing present-day American culture, as experienced by the members of a progressive multi-ethnic family — a philosophy professor and his wife, their adopted children from Vietnam, Liberia and Colombia, and their sole biological child — and a contemporary Muslim family, headed by a psychiatrist who is treating one of their children." The cast includes Tim Robbins, Holly Hunter, Jerrika Hinton, Daniel Zovatto, Raymond Lee, Sosie Bacon, Andy Bean, Joe Williamson, and Peter Macdissi.Read More…
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HBO’s Alan Ball Series Casts Tim Robbins

Veteran actor Tim Robbins has joined the cast of Alan Ball’s latest series for HBO.

Joining actress Holly Hunter, the Academy Award-winning actor best known for his performance in the classic prison drama The Shawshank Redemption, will star in the 10 episode family drama from the man behind Six Feet Under.

Robbins will play a philosophy professor named Greg and the series will revolve around a contemporary family as Greg, his lawyer wife, their three adopted kids and one biological child, deal with harbouring rifts that start to affect the family.

The drama received a straight to series order last summer and is the latest collaboration between HBO and Ball who have worked together on dramas True Blood and Six Feet Under.

Ball will serve as executive producer for this new series along with Peter Macdissi.
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Rose Byrne Teams With Oprah For HBO

Rose Byrne is set to star opposite Oprah Winfrey in HBO's upcoming feature "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks".

Based on Rebecca Skloot's nonfiction best-seller of the same name, the biopic tells the story of Henrietta Lacks (Winfrey), a poor black woman who died of cervical cancer in 1951.

Without her consent, pieces of the tumor that killed her were removed and used for medical exploration and to build a billion-dollar research industry.

Byrne will play Skloot, a young journalist who formed a close bond with Henrietta's charismatic yet complicated daughter Deborah as part of her effort to tell the story of Henrietta's 'immortal' cells.

Winfrey, Alan Ball, Peter Macdissi, Carla Gardini and Lydia Dean Pilcher will executive produce. George C. Wolfe ("Lackawanna Blues," "Angels in America") wrote the screenplay and will direct the film which begins production this summer.

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Banshee: Cinemax Teases TV Series Finale (Spoilers)

[caption id="attachment_48550" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Banshee TV show on Cinemax is ending with season four. Image via Cinemax./caption]

We have spoilers on the last three episodes of the Banshee TV show on Cinemax, including "Requiem," the Banshee TV series finale. Check them out, below. While Cinemax did not cancel Banshee, the creative team decided to end the show with a fourth and final season. From the audience's perspective, that leaves Banshee effectively cancelled. The Banshee TV series finale is slated for May 20, 2016.

An American action drama, Banshee stars: Anthony Starr, Ivana Miličević, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison, Hoon Lee, Matt Servitto, Ryann Shane, Lili Simmons, Tom Pelphrey, Eliza Dushku, Casey Labow, Chris Coy, and Ana Ayora. Banshee was created by Jonathan Tropper and David Schickler. It debuted on Cinemax in January 2013. Banshee is executive produced by Alan Ball, Greg Yaitanes, Jonathan Tropper, Peter Macdissi, Adam Targum, and Ole Christian
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Oprah Signs For HBO's "Henrietta Lacks"

Oprah Winfrey has signed on for the title role in "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" for HBO Films.

Based on Rebecca Skloot's nonfiction bestseller, the story follows a poor black woman who died of cervical cancer in 1951. Without her consent, pieces of the tumor that killed her were removed and used for medical exploration and to build a billion-dollar research industry.

Both Winfrey and "Six Feet Under" creator Alan Ball have been attached as executive producers for several years, but the project is only now moving forward and will begin shooting this Summer.

George C. Wolfe ("Lackawanna Blues," "Angels in America") wrote the screenplay and will direct, while Peter Macdissi, Carla Gardini and Lydia Dean Pilcher will executive produce.

Source: The Live Feed
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Banshee Returns for Fourth and Final Season April 1

Banshee returns for its eight-episode fourth and final season Friday, April 1 (10:00-11:00 p.m. Et/Pt), exclusively on Cinemax. Alan Ball, Greg Yaitanes, Jonathan Tropper, Peter Macdissi, Adam Targum and Ole Christian Madsen executive produce. Debuting in Jan. 2013, Banshee stars Antony Starr (“Wish You Were Here”) as Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Pa., where he continues his criminal pursuits while enforcing his own code of justice. Other cast members include Ivana Milicevic (“Aloha,” HBO’s “Mind of the Married Man”) as Carrie Hopewell, a notorious jewel thief who lives in

Banshee Returns for Fourth and Final Season April 1
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‘Banshee’s Fourth & Final Season Gets Premiere Date On Cinemax

The fourth and final eight-episode season of Cinemax’s Emmy-winning drama series Banshee will premiere on January 29, the premium pay cabler announced today. Alan Ball, Greg Yaitanes, Jonathan Tropper, Peter Macdissi, Adam Targum and Ole Christian Madsen will executive produce. Robert F. Phillips is producer. Debuting in January 2013, Banshee, created by Tropper and David Schickler, stars Antony Starr as Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of…
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Banshee: Production Begins on Season Four of Cinemax Series

Cinemax has announced that production has begun on the fourth season of their Banshee TV show. The eight episodes will start airing some time in 2016.

Here's the press release:

Cinemax Announces Start Of Production For Fourth Season Of Hit Action Series "Banshee"

New York, April 8, 2015 - Production has begun in Pittsburgh on the fourth season of the Emmy(R)-winning Cinemax action series Banshee, it was announced today by Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming. The eight-episode season will air in 2016, with Alan Ball, Greg Yaitanes, Jonathan Tropper, Peter Macdissi, Adam Targum and Ole Christian Madsen executive producing.

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TV: Freya Mavor Joins HBO’s ‘Virtuoso’ as Female Lead

HBO pilot “Virtuoso” has found its female lead, with The Wrap reporting Freya Mavor has joined the musical historical drama. Set in 18th Century Vienna, the pilot centers on the Academy of Musical Excellence. The school is full of young musical prodigies including Mavor’s Marie. She comes from a distinguished Parisian Catholic family and is the sole female in the academy’s inaugural class. Peter Macdissi is set to star and executive produce the drama. Iva Babic, Francois Civil, Lindsay Farris, Alex Lawther and Nico Mirallegro also star. Alan Ball, Elton John and David Furnish brought the project to HBO. Steve Hamilton Shaw will also executive [...]

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Freya Mavor Set as Female Lead on HBO Pilot ‘Virtuoso’ (Exclusive)

Freya Mavor Set as Female Lead on HBO Pilot ‘Virtuoso’ (Exclusive)
Freya Mavor has landed the female lead role on HBO’s “Virtuoso,” a pilot set in 18th Century Vienna, TheWrap has learned exclusively. The drama comes from “True Blood’s” Alan Ball, Elton John and David Furnish. Peter Macdissi will star as well as act as an executive producer on the project. Ball, John and Furnish will also executive produce along with Steve Hamilton Shaw. “Virtuoso” follows a class of young musical prodigies from all over Europe at the prestigious Academy of Musical Excellence. Mavor will play Marie, daughter of a prestigious Catholic family in Paris and the only girl chosen for the inaugural class.
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Emmy Winning Series Banshee Renewed for a Fourth Season

[Press Release] New York, Feb. 12, 2015 – The hit action series Banshee will return to Cinemax in 2016 for a fourth season of eight episodes, which will shoot in Pittsburgh, Pa., it was announced today by Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming. The Emmy®-winning show is currently in its third season, with episodes debuting Fridays at 10:00 p.m. (Et/Pt). Banshee’s fourth season will be executive produced by Alan Ball, Greg Yaitanes, Jonathan Tropper, Peter Macdissi, Adam Targum and Ole Christian Madsen. Returning cast and crew will be announced when they are confirmed. Banshee’s third season launched last month to rave reviews. Yahoo! called the show “wildly witty,” and the Huffington Post described Banshee as “one of TV’s most reliable pleasures,”...
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Sydney actor lands lead role in HBO pilot

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Australian actor Lindsay Farris has landed a lead role in Alan Ball.s HBO pilot Virtuoso. Set in the 18th century, Virtuoso follows a group of young musical prodigies from all over Europe who are enrolled at the prestigious Academy of Musical Excellence. It is Executive produced by Alan Ball, Elton John, Peter Macdissi, David Furnish, and Steve Hamilton Shaw. Hailing from Sydney, Farris is a classical pianist as well as an actor, and will play Heinrich, an Austrian piano prodigy. His previous credits include The Code and Parer.s War as well as appearing on stage in Noises Off and Mojo, both for the Sydney Theatre Company. He is also set to appear in Joseph Sims. soon-to-be-released feature Observance, which he also co-produced.

Production on the hour-long pilot will take place this spring in Budapest.

Lindsay is represented by Lital Spitzer (3 Arts Entertainment) in La and Nicky Gluyas
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HBO Greenlights Musical Period Pilot from Elton John and Alan Ball

HBO Greenlights Musical Period Pilot from Elton John and Alan Ball
HBO has given the go-ahead to the pilot for "Virtuoso," a musical series from Elton John, his husband David Furnish and "True Blood" creator Alan Ball. The hour-long period drama follows a class of young, 18th-century European musicians attending a prestigious music academy in Vienna. Production is set to begin in Budapest this Spring. Ball's partner Peter Macdissi, who appeared in both "True Blood" and "Six Feet Under," Ball's first cable series after his "American Beauty" Oscar win for Best Screenplay, will star and executive-produce. Ball and Macdissi have written the teleplay, with a pilot story to be penned by Macdissi, Ball and co-executive producer Steve Hamilton Shaw. This isn't the only musical period series on HBO's docket. Martin Scorsese has a full series order on his plate for a yet-to-be-titled '70s rock drama co-executive produced by Terence Winter and Mick Jagger. (More on that here.)
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‘Banshee’ Screams Past Cinemax Record

Cinemax‘s action drama just keeps building steam. Last night’s Season 2 finale of Banshee beat the premium channel’s viewership record by 24%. The 10 Pm airing drew am audience of 733,000, zipping past the record of 591,000 set by the February 7 episode of the series. Adding in the 11 Pm replay, Banshee scored 968,000 viewers, also a network high. Last year’s season finale pulled in 455,000 viewers, a then-record for a season ender. Antony Starr plays an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Pa, where he continues his criminal activities, even as he’s being hunted by the shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier. Ivana Milicevic also stars. Banshee , from executive producers Alan Ball, Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler, Peter Macdissi and Greg Yaitanes, was renewed in January for a third season.
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Banshee: Season Three Renewal from Cinemax

Cinemax has picked up a third season of Banshee. Season two is currently airing on Friday nights. The second season finale will air on March 14th.

Cinemax Renews Emmy(R)-Winning Hit Action Series "Banshee" For Third Season

Los Angeles, Jan. 30, 2014 - Cinemax has renewed the Emmy(R)-winning hit action series Banshee for a third season, scheduled to debut in 2015, it was announced today by Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming. The show is currently in its second season, with episodes debuting Fridays at 10:00 p.m. (Et/Pt).

Executive produced by Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler, Peter Macdissi, Alan Ball and Greg Yaitanes, Banshee stars Antony Starr ("Rush") as Lucas Hood and Ivana Milicevic ("Charlie's Angels," HBO's "Mind of the Married Man") as Carrie Hopewell. The series tells the story of Hood, an ex-con and master thief who tracks down Hopewell, his
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Cinemax Renews Action Series 'Banshee' For a Third Season

Cinemax Renews Action Series 'Banshee' For a Third Season
With its second season currently underway, Cinemax's action drama "Banshee," starring Antony StarrIvana Milicevic, Hoon LeeFrankie FaisonUlrich Thomsen and Trieste Kelly Dunn, has officially been granted a third season, set to debut in 2015. "Banshee" tells the story of Hood, an ex-con and master thief who tracks down his former lover and partner in crime after 15 years in prison, only to find she has reinvented herself as the wife of the Banshee, Pa prosecutor. In Banshee, Hood assumes the identity of the town's sheriff and continues his criminal activities, even as he's hunted by the shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier. Read More: The Boldest Show You Haven't Heard Of (Yet): Showrunner Greg Yaitanes Talks Cinemax's Pulp Saga 'Banshee' The series is created by Jonathan Tropper and David Schickler and executive produced by Alan Ball, Greg Yaitanes (the showrunner), Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler and Peter Macdissi.
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Cinemax’s ‘Banshee’ Renewed For Third Season

Cinemax’s ‘Banshee’ Renewed For Third Season
Alan Ball’s True Blood may be coming to an end, but his Cinemax‘s series Banshee is only gaining momentum. The action series, now in its second season, just snagged another early renewal for a third season to air next year. It comes after three episodes, with Episode 4 slated for tomorrow night. Executive produced by Ball, Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler, Peter Macdissi and Greg Yaitanes, Banshee stars Antony Starr as Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who tracks down Carrie Hopewell (Ivana Milicevic), his former lover and partner in crime, who has reinvented herself as the wife of the Banshee, Pa prosecutor. In Banshee, Hood assumes the identity of the town’s sheriff and continues his criminal activities, even as he’s hunted by the shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier. Cinemax’s other original action series, Strike Back, was recently renewed for a fourth and final season.
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Cinemax Renews the Emmy Award Winning Action Series Banshee for a Third Season

The ten-episode second season of the Emmy®-winning series Banshee returned to Cinemax Friday, January 10th. the show is executive produced by Alan Ball, Peter Macdissi, Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler and Greg Yaitanes. [Press Release] Los Angeles, Jan. 30, 2014 – Cinemax has renewed the Emmy®-winning hit action series Banshee for a third season, scheduled to debut in 2015, it was announced today by Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming. The show is currently in its second season, with episodes debuting Fridays at 10:00 p.m. (Et/Pt). Executive produced by Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler, Peter Macdissi, Alan Ball and Greg Yaitanes, Banshee stars Antony Starr (“Rush”) as Lucas Hood and Ivana Milicevic (“Charlie’s Angels,” HBO’s “Mind of the...
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