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P.J. Byrne of 'Wolf of Wall Street' is the latest addition to Martin Scorsese's HBO pilot

The Wolf of Wall Street‘s P.J. Byrne has joined Martin Scorsese’s currently untitled HBO rock ‘n’ roll pilot.

The currently untitled drama is set in 1970s New York and will follow Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale), a record exec trying to resurrect his label as punk and disco are breaking into the city’s drug- and sex-fueled music scene. Byrne has been cast in the role of Scott Levitt, Finestra’s partner. READ FULL STORY

'True Blood' musical in 'early discussions' at HBO

Picture this: Sookie Stackhouse is walking through the cemetery next to her house late at night when she sees Bill across the way. Suddenly, she can’t control herself anymore. But instead of running to him—much like she did in season 1—she bursts into song.

Sounds strange…but it could happen. EW has confirmed that True Blood composer Nathan Barr has pitched the idea for a True Blood musical. Barr told the Associated Press that the musical, which he’d like to be in workshop stages a year from now, would “try to return to the roots of the show.” It’s not clear yet whether that means cast members would return for the new project—although Stephen Moyer reportedly helped Barr put together samples for his pitch.

As far as HBO is concerned, this project is still in “very early discussions.”

'Game of Thrones' showrunners talk season 5: 'There will be Dorne'

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Another epic season behind us, another promising season ahead. For the fifth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss will draw inspiration from the fourth and fifth novels in George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire saga: A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. (Each novel focuses on different characters while covering roughly the same period of time.)

On Sunday night, we posted the showrunners’ answers to some burning questions about Thrones’ game-changing finale. Below, our conversation continues as we shift the subject to next year. Who else can’t wait to see Jaime Lannister bust out that jetpack? (Note: The first portion of this interview was conducted by email, with the producers answering via joint statements.)

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: We’ve come to a huge pivot point. George R.R. Martin originally conceived of his books as a trilogy, and the end of A Storm of Swords feels like the first and only natural breaking point in the saga. It also begins a stretch of storytelling that some fans feel isn’t as compelling as what came before it. What’s your take on season 5?
DAVID BENIOFF & DAN WEISS: After finishing season 3, we were nervous about season 4—we’d been looking forward to the Red Wedding for so long that once we shot it, we feared everything beyond that would seem like an anti-climax. We grew less nervous when we outlined season 4, less nervous still when we wrote the episodes, and all nervousness evaporated when we saw the directors’ cuts and knew we had a great season in hand. For season 5, again, the fear started to dissipate when we outlined it and realized how much story we had to tell. Now that we’re nearly finished with the first drafts of each episode, we see no reason why the coming season shouldn’t be the strongest yet. READ FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones' director explains Lady Stoneheart finale decision (book spoiler)

Caution: Spoilers for the Game of Thrones finale, AND a book spoiler from George R.R. Martin’s saga: READ FULL STORY

Spurned by Browns, 'Hard Knocks' settle on Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons will be this year’s students at HBO’s school of Hard Knocks. Fans will be invited inside the huddle and pre-season training camp of the Falcons, who were only 4-12 last season but are only two years removed from the NFC Championship game. The five-episode run, the ninth season for the popular HBO series, begins Aug. 5. Last year’s show, which chronicled the Cincinnati Bengals, averaged 3.6 million viewers per episode. READ FULL STORY

'The Comeback': First look, plus details on who's returning for season 2 -- EXCLUSIVE

HBO’s The Comeback is coming back, and we’ve got details that we need to know are being heard, Jane. What will our favorite former sitcom star Valerie Cherish be up to when the series returns after nine years off the air?

“Valerie does get in the spotlight, which is what she always reached for, but we found a unique way of telling the story about what can happen when you get something you want,” says co-creator Michael Patrick King. Earlier this year, HBO invited him and Comeback co-creator/star Lisa Kudrow to revive their canceled reality satire, which followed a faded D-lister desperate for attention. King and Kudrow contemplated the offer — to do either a one-shot movie or a limited series — and opted to stick with the original show’s DNA, bringing Valerie back for a six-episode second season set to air this fall. READ FULL STORY

'The Leftovers' trailer: The sound of silence -- VIDEO

Unanswered questions can lead to chaos, and that’s precisely what happens in the latest trailer for Damon Lindelof’s The Leftovers.

The new HBO series, based on series co-creator Tom Perrotta’s 2011 bestseller, picks up three years after 2 percent of the world’s population — roughly 140 million people — have mysteriously disappeared. The rest of the world is left to decide whether they want to remember and pray for the departed, or forget them and move on with their lives. Starring Justin Theroux, Liv Tyler, and Amy Brenneman, among others, The Leftovers watches as a society tries to cope with the unimaginable.

Watch the latest trailer below:

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'True Blood' trailer: Sookie, Bill, Alcide get ready for battle, but someone's still missing -- VIDEO

“Is this war, Bill?” Sookie asks. “How do we get through it?” Love — and lust (thank you, shirtless Alcide) — seem to be the answer in the newest trailer for True Blood‘s final, 10-episode season.

In this minute-long tease, viewers get a brief glimpse of all the big characters returning for a final hurrah: Lafayette is still looking for love, and Sam is still pondering where he belongs. Perhaps most enticingly, Bill seems to be preparing to make the ultimate sacrifice for Sookie, because, as Bill declares in that honeyed Southern drawl, “I owe you everything.”

So many True Blood suitors, and yet, ugh, Eric is still MIA. What gives? READ FULL STORY

HBO: Why 'Game of Thrones' gets robbed at Emmys

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When it comes to the industry’s biggest awards, Game of Thrones is almost always the bridesmaid. The HBO fantasy hit has racked up a hugely impressive 42 prime-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominations across its first three seasons. It’s also won 11 of those awards, mainly for categories like visual effects, make-up, costumes and sound effects. Yet in the major categories — best series, acting, writing and directing — Thrones has taken home just two statues (a Globe and Emmy for Peter Dinklage as best supporting actor).

What gives?

We asked HBO’s programming president Michael Lombardo about this topic during a Thrones interview, and he suggested the show’s fantasy setting and high production values might distract from the talent on display. READ FULL STORY

Danny McBride to star in new HBO comedy

Eastbound & Down’s Danny McBride is returning to HBO to star in the new comedy series Vice Principals.

The network ordered 18 episodes of the comedy, created by McBride and Jody Hill, about a high school and the people who almost run it — the vice principals.

“Danny McBride and Jody Hill have created a smart, rowdy and unpredictable style of comedy that we can’t get enough of,” said HBO Chairman Michael Lombardo in a statement. “The idea of them setting their minds on high school was irresistible.”

McBride and Hill also created Eastbound & Down, which ended its four-season run last year.

'True Detective' season 2 scoop: Trio of leads, California setting

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Nic Pizzolatto is confirming some of the rumors about True Detective season 2 that have been quietly circulating in recent weeks. In an podcast with To the Best of Our Knowledge, the True Detective creator gave some scoop on the show, revealing that its second season — which still has not been officially announced — is probably going to have three leads. They’ll be all-new characters, “but I’m deeply in love with each of them,” he says. (We’re hearing, unconfirmed, the characters are two men and a woman.)

Pizzolatto also says the season will be set in California: “Not Los Angeles, but some of the much lesser-known venues of California. And we’re going to try to capture a certain psycho-sphere ambiance of the place, much like we did in season one.” (We’re hearing, unconfirmed, that it’s mainly set in the present day, and that Northern California plays a key role.) READ FULL STORY

Bill Hader signs on for HBO comedy

Yes yes yes yes yes.

Great news for anyone still rewinding Stefon’s wedding: EW can confirm that former Saturday Night Live cast member Bill Hader has inked a development deal with HBO. He’ll be creating and starring in a new comedy for the pay cable net. Deadline first reported the news.

Additional details on the project are scarce for now, but even those who can’t tell Vinny Vedecci from Vince Blight should consider word of it exciting: Hader has an impressive comedy resume, including eight years on SNL, an Emmy for his worth on South Park (Hader served as a consultant writer on the long-running animated series from 2008-2009), guest appearances on comedies including The Mindy Project and Bob’s Burgers, and roles in a variety of upcoming films, including the Amy Schumer-penned, Judd Apatow-directed Trainwreck. Also, he’s got a knack for Star Wars impressions:

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