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Joseph Marco joins cast of Viu original 'The Bridge'

Dec 04, 2019 - 11:28 AM

Joseph is part of the show's second season, which premieres on HBO

Bianca Umali, Sam Concepcion to star in Season 3 of HBO's 'HALFWORLDS'

Nov 29, 2019 - 8:08 PM

It's the first Philippines-based series for HBO Asia

HALFWORLDS IN PH. Mikhail Red (in photo) will be directing season 3 of the series which stars Bianca Umali (in photo). Photo courtesy of HBO Asia

'Game of Thrones' prequel 'House of the Dragon' gets OK from HBO

Oct 30, 2019 - 9:22 AM

The show will be produced by George RR Martin, Ryan Condal, and Miguel Sapochnik, who directed 'Battle of the Bastards'

FINALLY, A PREQUEL. HBO announces 'House of the Dragon,' a prequel to the wildly popular 'Game of Thrones.' Image courtesy of HBO Asia

Selfies from the disaster zone: how the HBO series changed Chernobyl tourism

Sep 06, 2019 - 5:36 PM

'They do not need information anymore, they just want to take a selfie,' says the Chernobyl plant tour guide on a new generation of tourists flocking to the disaster site for photos and 'not learning'

'Watchmen' to premiere on HBO on October 21

Sep 04, 2019 - 4:20 PM

The series is a new take on the classic graphic novel

WATCHMEN. The series is set to premiere on HBO in October. Photo courtesy of HBO

HBO's 'Chernobyl' sparks tours, stokes fears in Lithuania

Aug 19, 2019 - 12:40 PM

Lithuania is getting a lot of tourist visits after the show 'Chernobyl' was filmed in the country

People take part in a guided tour inside the inoperative Ignalina nuclear power plant in Visaginas, Lithuania, on July 31, 2019. - Fans of HBO's hit series "Chernobyl", detailing the world's worst nuclear disaster, can get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the Emmy-nominated TV drama by taking a new tour of its set at a Soviet-era reactor in Lithuania. (Photo by Petras Malukas / AFP)

WATCH: The exciting first trailer for HBO's new fantasy series 'His Dark Materials'

Jul 19, 2019 - 2:15 PM

The series stars James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Dafne Keen

'HIS DARK MATERIALS.' In the series, Dafne Keen plays Lyra Bellacqua, a young girl who uncovers dangerous secrets. Screenshot from

'Game of Thrones' lead Emmys 2019 with 32 nominations

Jul 17, 2019 - 9:19 AM

The show about families vying for the Iron Throne breaks a 25-year drama series nominations record held by 'NYPD Blue'

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Kit Harington as Jon Snow - Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

'I'm no hero' says Chernobyl diver portrayed in hit TV series

Jun 14, 2019 - 7:09 PM

Oleksiy Ananenko is one of 3 men who helped avert an even greater disaster after the worst nuclear accident in history

HERO. Oleksiy Ananenko, one of 3 men who helped avert an even greater disaster after the worst nuclear accident in history, gestures as he speaks to an AFP journalist in Kiev on June 7, 2019. Photo by Anatolii Stepanov/ AFP

'Chernobyl' TV series reaps praise, criticism in Russia

Jun 07, 2019 - 3:57 PM

Russian audiences praised the series for what they said was its eerie accuracy

'Big Little Lies' season 2 back for another dive into the female psyche

Jun 06, 2019 - 4:10 PM

Who's ready for season 2?

‘Game of Thrones’ finale: Kit Harington flew to Spain ‘as decoy'

May 27, 2019 - 6:50 PM

When you're one of the biggest shows on TV, you gotta do what you gotta do

DRAGONPIT. The Starks – sans Jon Snow – at the Dragonpit after the Battle of King's Landing. Photo by Macall B. Polay/HBO

The Night King is the surprise hero in the 'Game of Thrones' documentary

May 27, 2019 - 3:50 PM

'I can be any king, you know'

Photo courtesy of HBO

Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke's reaction to that Iron Throne scene will break your hearts too

May 27, 2019 - 11:26 AM

Yup, we mean * that * scene. [SPOILERS FOLLOW]

TABLE-READ. Kit Harington plays Jon Snow in 'Game of Thrones.' Photo courtesy of HBO

No, an Arya Stark sequel is not happening

May 22, 2019 - 4:10 PM

[HERE BE SPOILERS] An HBO exec shoots down the idea of a spinoff following Arya's adventures across the world

SETTING SAIL. Arya Stark heads off for beyond Westeros. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

Gwendoline Christie, Sophie Turner bid farewell to their 'Game of Thrones' characters

May 22, 2019 - 2:50 PM

Brienne of Tarth and Sansa Stark speak up

SIGNING OUT. Sophie Turner and Gwendoline Christie bid goodbye to their characters on 'Game of Thrones'. Photos courtesy of HBO

Into the throne and out again: A post-'Game of Thrones' panel

May 22, 2019 - 1:21 PM

Our watch has ended – but that doesn't mean we can't overanalyze and unpack the series finale that's been

Here's what (little) we know about the 'Game of Thrones' prequel

May 22, 2019 - 10:05 AM

What's it about? When's it airing?

WESTEROS HISTORY, LORE. The 'Game of Thrones' prequel will be set in the Age of Heroes. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

IN PHOTOS: More stills from the 'Game of Thrones' season 8 finale

May 21, 2019 - 8:07 PM

[CLEARLY THERE ARE SPOILERS HERE] However you felt about that episode, it can be agreed that the visuals are stunning

IRON THRON. Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen. Photo courtesy of HBO

It’s not just you – even Emilia Clarke struggled with Dany's character arc

May 21, 2019 - 5:46 PM

'I really just had to sit there and wrestle with how I could make good on what they had written'

KHALEESI. Emilia Clarke has played the beloved Daenerys Targaryen since the show started. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

Fire and ice: Chinese fans love, loathe 'Game of Thrones' finale

May 21, 2019 - 12:02 PM

Chinese fans share their reactions on the show's finale

(L to R) Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark and Kit Harington as Jon Snow - Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

'Game of Thrones' finale draws staggering 19.3 million viewers

May 21, 2019 - 11:37 AM

HBO says the finale was the most watched at 13.6 million viewers for the 9pm airing

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Kit Harington as Jon Snow - Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

Why Emilia Clarke doesn’t think it’s tragic that babies are named ‘Khaleesi’

May 21, 2019 - 10:49 AM

Emilia offers some words of consolation for parents who have become the butt of jokes on the internet following the final episode of 'Game of Thrones'

MOTHER OF DRAGONS. Emilia Clarke plays the inspiration and tragic figure. Photo courtesy of HBO

Who won the 'Game of Thrones’: Questions the finale resolved, opened, and raised

May 20, 2019 - 8:00 PM

[SPOILERS INSIDE] In season 8, the Great War against the Army of the Dead has been won, and the Iron Throne has been taken from Cersei Lannister. But who gets to rule over Westeros now?

KING BRAN THE BROKEN. Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Bran Stark in the season 8 premiere. File photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

Here's what happened to the Starks in 'The Iron Throne'

May 20, 2019 - 5:47 PM

[SPOILERS AHEAD] Our favorite tragic – and triumphant – family has been through a lot

Still courtesy of HBO

'Game of Thrones' finale: Plastic water bottles somehow made it to the Dragonpit

May 20, 2019 - 3:55 PM

No spoilers here! ...Just a bit of disappointment, maybe.

WHOOPS. Another anachronism makes it to the final cut. Screenshot from HBO Go

IN PHOTOS: Who gets the Iron Throne in the ‘Game of Thrones’ season 8 finale?

May 20, 2019 - 1:17 PM


FIRE AND BLOOD. Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in the 'Game of Thrones' finale. Photo courtesy of HBO

WATCH: Trailer of 'Westworld' season 3 introduces Aaron Paul

May 20, 2019 - 12:35 PM

The third season of the show premieres in 2020

For the Iron Throne: Fans react to 'Game of Thrones' finale

May 20, 2019 - 12:32 PM

How did you react to the finale?

FINAL EPISODE. Over a decade of 'Game of Thrones' comes to an end. Photo by Macall B. Polay/HBO

‘And now our watch has ended:’ Emilia Clarke bids goodbye to 'Game of Thrones'

May 20, 2019 - 12:25 PM

The Mother of Dragons shares her thoughts as the hit fantasy series comes to an end

MOTHER OF DRAGONS. Emilia Clarke plays Daenerys Targaryen in 'Game of Thrones'. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

'Now our watch is ended': history-making 'Game of Thrones' wraps

May 19, 2019 - 8:33 PM

The show based on George R.R. Martin's popular novels comes to an end after 8 years on television

(L to R) Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, and Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark - Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

Enraged 'Game of Thrones' fans ask to 'remake season 8 with competent writers'

May 18, 2019 - 12:03 PM

[WARNING: Spoilers for season 8 ahead!] Fans are calling for a do-over of the HBO hit's final season after recent episodes did not meet their standards

MOTHER OF DRAGONS. Emilia Clarke plays Daenerys Targaryen in 'Game of Thrones.' In the show's most recent season, the once-beloved character has become a polarizing figure in the long-running fantasy series. Photo courtesy of HBO

LOOK: HBO releases 2 stills from the last ever episode of ‘Game of Thrones’

May 16, 2019 - 1:33 PM

[WARNING: MILD SPOILERS] In terms of a first look, it's not much – but we'll take what we can get (in fire and blood)

MAD QUEEN. Daenerys Targaryen looks out on to a burning King's Landing. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

'Game of Thrones' Season 8, Episode 5 explained: Raining fire and blood

May 13, 2019 - 8:00 PM

[WARNING: SPOILERS INSIDE] House Targaryen's words, 'Fire and blood,' ring loudly across King's Landing in the penultimate episode titled 'The Bells'

Photo courtesy of HBO

IN PHOTOS: What happens when the bells toll on 'Game of Thrones'

May 13, 2019 - 1:31 PM


Photo courtesy of HBO

What the 'Game of Thrones' showrunners had to say about Jaime in Season 8, Episode 5

May 13, 2019 - 11:56 AM

[SPOILERS, OBVIOUSLY] '[Jaime] knows what matters to him'

KINGSLAYER. Jaime Lannister (played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) during 'The Long Night.' Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

WATCH: 'Game of Thrones' series finale trailer

May 13, 2019 - 10:55 AM

[SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 5 INSIDE] What's going to happen in the series finale?

THE BELLS. The game has changed after the attack on King's Landing. Photo courtesy of HBO

IN PHOTOS: 'Game of Thrones' Season 8, Episode 5 preview

May 09, 2019 - 1:41 PM

Who's looking forward to the new episode? No spoilers here!

KING'S LANDING. Jon and his forces wait outside the capital. Courtesy of HBO

WATCH: The first teaser trailer for HBO’s ‘Watchmen’

May 09, 2019 - 11:17 AM

The series is set to premiere in Fall 2019

WATCHMEN. The HBO series 'remixes' the classic comic by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. Screenshot from

HBO owns up to the 'Game of Thrones' coffee gaffe

May 07, 2019 - 9:10 AM

'Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea'

MOTHER OF TEA, TOO. HBO owns up to anachronism in the final season of 'Game of Thrones.' Still from the show

‘Game of Thrones’ season 8, episode 4: The stakes are higher. What now?

May 06, 2019 - 9:30 PM

In the aftermath of the Battle of Winterfell, it looks like things are going south – literally and figuratively. Check out our recap here!

GONE SOUTH. Daenerys heads back south after winning the Great War, but victory in the ‘last one’ is anything but certain. Photo courtesy of HBO.

LOOK: Something in this still from 'Game of Thrones' doesn't belong

May 06, 2019 - 6:57 PM

It's not exactly a spoiler – but it's funny

WHOOPS? It was the long night, after all. Photo courtesy of HBO

IN PHOTOS: What happened during 'The Last of the Starks'

May 06, 2019 - 1:11 PM

[SPOILERS FOR SEASON 8, EPISODE 4 AHEAD] The 'last battle' awaits

'THE LAST OF THE STARKS.' Episode 4 of the final 'Game of Thrones' season is a doozy. Photo courtesy of HBO

WATCH: 'Game of Thrones' Season 8, Episode 5 trailer

May 06, 2019 - 11:03 AM

Here's a spoiler-free peek into the second to the last episode in the final 'Game of Thrones' season

EPISODE 5. Another big battle looms in 'Game of Thrones.' Screenshot from the Episode 5 trailer

French actor Vincent Cassel joins cast of HBO's 'Westworld'

May 04, 2019 - 4:36 PM

Reportedly playing a villain on the show, this will be Vincent Cassel's first recurring television role

IN PHOTOS: 'Game of Thrones' Season 8, Episode 4 preview

May 03, 2019 - 4:20 PM

Here's a spoiler-free glimpse into the 4th episode of the final 'Game of Thrones' season

EPISODE 4. Forces led by Dany and Jon prepare for yet another battle ahead. Still courtesy of HBO

Emilia Clarke says Episode 5 of 'Game of Thrones' will be 'bigger'

May 03, 2019 - 11:24 AM

'Find the biggest TV you can,' says Emilia Clarke

MOTHER OF DRAGONS. Emilia Clarke plays Daenarys Targaryen in 'Game of Thrones.' Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

IN PHOTOS: What happened during the Battle of Winterfell

Apr 30, 2019 - 5:19 PM

[SPOILERS AHEAD] Official stills from HBO – in case the long night was too dark (literally) for you to catch what was going on

Photo courtesy of HBO

Battle of Winterfell: What the actresses who play Arya Stark, Lyanna Mormont have to say

Apr 30, 2019 - 11:56 AM

SPOILERS AHEAD – click only if you want to find out what the two young actresses thought of their characters' story arcs

LONG NIGHT. Bella Ramsey as Lyanna Mormont. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

'Game of Thrones' Season 8, Episode 3 highlights: Who survived the Battle of Winterfell?

Apr 29, 2019 - 7:30 PM

[WARNING: Spoilers abound!] Who lives and dies after the biggest battle in Season 8 of ‘Thrones’ so far?

THE LONG NIGHT. Maisie Williams as Arya Stark. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO