Summer TCA Press Tour 2018 - News from HBO Executive Session By Assassin (July 26, 2018, 3:20 am) Game of Thrones, Veep, Pilot Shows, True Detective, Big Little Lies, The Deuce, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Confederate

"No change," Casey Bloys says of the status of "Confederate" at HBO. So... "Nothing has been written," he adds. #TCA18

— Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint) July 25, 2018

The #GameOfThrones spinoff pilot is in the works! #HBO searching for a director and a casting director and they hope to start shooting early next year.

— TV Guide (@TVGuide) July 25, 2018

What's up with the 5 #GameOfThrones sequels? The prequel is looking for a director, may start shooting early next year. The other 4 are a "combination" of dead and on hold #TCA18

— Jason Nathanson (@ABCNewsJason) July 25, 2018

"When the Franco issue came up, we talked internally, we read the LA Times article…we talked to Maggie [Gyllenhaal] and all the actresses on set, and we all felt comfortable moving forward with Season 2." Casey Bloys on #TheDeuce. #TCA #TCA18

— Ben Travers (@BenTTravers) July 25, 2018

When can we expect final #GOT season? No premiere date announced yet but it will still be in the first half of 2019. #TCA18 #HBO

— Diane Gordon (@thesurfreport) July 25, 2018

HBO's Casey Bloys on "Big Little Lies 2" -- "I have a news flash -- Meryl Streep is very, very good." #tca

— Cynthia Littleton (@Variety_Cynthia) July 25, 2018

#TrueDetective season 3 should premiere "top of" next year, per Bloys. "The scripts that [Nick] wrote did all the talking for him." They didn't have any conversations about feedback from first two seasons, "it was all on the page." #HBO #TCAs18

— Danielle Turchiano (@danielletbd) July 25, 2018

#CurbYourEnthusiasm will return again when Larry David feels ready, Bloys says. "He's working on a season. He'll be back when he says he's ready, but I think he'll be back soon. I think Larry David is a classic, an evergreen." #HBO #TCAs18

— Danielle Turchiano (@danielletbd) July 25, 2018

#Veep’s final season begins shooting in the fall for a potential spring 2019 return. #TCA18

— Lesley Goldberg (@Snoodit) July 25, 2018

When will #Watchmen go to series on HBO? "Hopefully as soon as possible." #TCA18

— Chris E. Hayner (@ChrisHayner) July 25, 2018

.@tvoti just asked the #SharpObjects panel (and especially Chris Messina) about the SWEAT on this show, and I've never been happier.

(And speaking of this show -- confirmed there will be no Season 2, so enjoy it while you can!) #tca18

— Allison Keene (@keeneTV) July 25, 2018

.@HBO boss Casey Bloys on merger: There are no plans to dilute the HBO brand in favor of volume of programming. #TCA18

— Debra Birnbaum (@debrabirnbaum) July 25, 2018

MOVIES: Deadwood - Officially Greenlit by HBO

Eleven years after #Deadwood ended its three-season run, @HBO has greenlit a movie that will continue the story of the lawless western outpost. HBO chief Casey Bloys made the announcement Wednesday at his #TCA18 session

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 25, 2018

Perry Mason Reboot - HBO Looking for New Lead Actor

I hear it became clear about six months ago that Robert Downey Jr.’s feature commitments would make it difficult for him to act on the series, which remains in active development at HBO.

“We developed two really good scripts, and we are talking about, is any actor that would be great for the role,” HBO president of programming Casey Bloys told Deadline at TCA. “There is a lot of interest from actors, we are thinking about who that might be.”

Game of Thrones Prequel Will Feature Strong Female Characters

“There are very strong female characters but it’s an ensembles, there is men and women,” Bloys said. “Jane is a very good writer, we don’t want to limit her to writing female leads. There are a lot of very complicated leads in (the pilot).”

“Jane did not go into that wanting to answer anything about Game of Thrones; it was the story that spoke to her,” Bloys said. “It will feel very different because it’s 8,000 years before, it’s a very different setting, a very different time in Westeros, It will feel different but still Game of Thrones.”


Divorce - Update on Season 3 Status

“We have a writers room doing, scripts are being written. If they are in good shape, we will move forward but Sarah Jessica and everybody wanted to feel good about where we are going,” HBO president of programming Casey Bloys told Deadline at TCA. He expects a decision to be made by end of summer.

The Season 3 scripts for Divorce are being penned with a new showrunner at the helm, Liz Tuccillo, who replaced Season 2 showrunner Jenny Bicks. I hear the comedy extended the options on its cast while awaiting renewal decision.