So what's new for HBO? The cable company, that created for us some of the best shows ever presented on TV, is always cooking something. And although the glorious days of The Sopranos and The Wire are long gone, disappeared into nostalgy, and I can't believe they actually turned down Matthew Weiner when he came to them first with idea for his Mad Men, HBO, it seems, still have some gun powder left. True Blood is on the break before returning next summer with even more fucking, but some new shows are up and coming.
First, new war miniseries The Pacific will be aired next year. Expect patriotic speeches, crying mothers and young men with dramatic expressions on their faces trying to hold tears at the funeral, watching their dead friends, killed on heroic mission, buried underground. There is also huge battles with large explosions. Yeah. Second trailer was just released, and here it is.
More interesting project, based on the book by the same name, is Boardwalk Empire, a new series written and produced by Terence Winter, that was involved and wrote many episodes of The Sopranos.
The story is set in the beginning of 20th century in Atlantic city, and follows number of politicians and gangsters, controlling the city, and their interaction in the world of politics and crime. It stars Steve Buscemi in the lead role as corrupted politician, and the first episode was directed by Martin Scorsese, as the filming of that episode happens right now in New York. The first season will include 12 episodes that will air in late 2010.
There is no trailer, but I did find following video with roundup of the HBO's upcoming series, new and returning. There is decent segment inside, as the first look from behind the scenes. I really like what I see there, it could be real gem. And of course the rest of the new shows are definitely worth waiting for.