Oh, what to do after The Sopranos? That was reportedly the big question front and center with HBO execs during the annual Television Critics Association (TCA) presentation. Not only that, but what to do after Chris Albrecht recently stepped down from running the cable network’s original programming? There is a lot of anticipation and hope, as usual, for HBO’s original programming. Andrew Wallenstein and Nellie Andreeva recap the details for The Hollywood Reporter, which include:
– The odds of the rumored Deadwood movies is at about “50/50.” Some of that will depend on the performance of Deadwood creator David Milch’s new series, John From Cincinnati.
– The Wire will return for its final seasonm in the beginning of next year.
– American Idol creator Simon Fuller will adapt the award-winning BBC comedy series, Little Britain, into an American version for HBO.
– Larry David claims he has yet to decide whether the next season of Curb Your Enthusiasm (set to debut September 9) will be its last.
– On the miniseries front, word came that Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ next WWII project, The Pacific, will likely premiere in Fall 2009.