Good news, True Blood and Game of Thrones fans: there's no real end in sight for either of these HBO hits.
During today's network panel at the Television Critics Association press tour, executives Richard Plepler and Michael Lombardo took to the stage and addressed a number of topics, starting with the future for those in Bon Temps and Westeros...
Alan Ball may be exiting after the True Blood Season 5 finale, but “the show’s obviously doing well,” Lombardo said. “As long as it continues to be performing with the consumer, and more importantly exciting the storytellers, I think we’re there.”
As for Game of Thrones? Ditto, pretty much. Game of Thrones. Said Plepler: “As we’ve said to George R.R. Martin, as long as he keeps writing, we’ll keep producing - and he seems very excited with that proposition."
On other fronts...
- Creator Doug Ellin is 65 pages into an Entourage movie script, but the bosses have only heard a "generic pitch" and there doesn't sound like imminent movement on the film.
- Larry David, Jon Hamm and Michael Keaton will also star in an upcoming movie directed by Greg Mottola. Its filming will take place prior to any future Curb Your Enthusiasm season.
- Discussions are underway regarding a fourth season of Treme.
- Girls and Enlightened will both return in January.