HBO recently replaced their president of programming, Michael Lombardo, who held the position for quite a long time, with the younger Casey Bloys, former chief of comedy programming. Now, with a lot of changes expected from the new head, TV series True Detective is predicted to be cancelled after the stumble its second season has experienced.
Earlier this week, HBO, home of hit series Game of Thrones, announced the replacement of Lombardo as the programming head. He is replaced by Bloys, who has been credited for developing several exciting new projects of the network. These shows include Vice Principals and Divorce, as well as the stable comedy hit series Silicon Valley, Veep and Girls.
On the other hand, according to Vanity Fair, Lombardo missed the chance of creating a variety of projects such as two David Fincher dramas, a limited series from Steve McQueen, and the Tom Hanks-produced Lewis & Clark. However, the biggest project that Lombardo missed is the upcoming sci-fi drama Westworld.
Now, let us discuss the fate of Lombardo?s project True Detective. As mentioned, Bloys is now the programming head of HBO, and the future of this particular TV series is on his hands. The first season of the show was somehow successful and earned supporters from around the globe. However, it seems like the second season of True Detective ruined all the goodwill the first one has stored because it was rushed to premiere.
Vanity Fair further stated that because of the stumble, True Detective has lost its potential to become a franchise capable of shoring up the network?s dramatic slate. However, on a good note, Bloys has not released an official statement yet as to his plans for the TV series.
Meanwhile, as Bloys takes the post of president of programming, Lombardo is going to be a producer in the network, and in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, it is a role he is going to honor. ?I think ?producer? is used euphemistically for a creative entrepreneurial role. Richard [Plepler, CEO of HBO] has encouraged me to think big, and I?m going to do that,? he added.
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