HBO announced at their TCA panel today the release schedule for the highly anticipated returns of “The Comeback” and “Boardwalk Empire.” Lisa Kudrow will return as Valerie Cherish in November, while Steve Buscemi will begin the end of his reign on September 7th.
After much demand from its avid fan base, “The Comeback” is coming back for a six-episode limited series in November. The press release says Kudrow’s character thinks “she has it all figured out this time. She doesn’t.” The first season premiered in 2005. Both creator Michael Patrick King and Kudrow will serve as two of the writers for the new season.
“It was almost too fun to play Valerie Cherish the first time around,” Lisa Kudrow said in a release. “I look forward to revisiting this resilient and ironically self-unaware character.”
“Boardwalk Empire” is making a seven-year time jump to 1931 to end its run. The change will dramatically effect events, obviously placing the story during the heart of the Great Depression and making the series’ last season all the more compelling. Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, the HBO drama earned seven Emmy nominations today, including directing, sound editing, and costume design nods.
We’ll start find out more details when the show premieres its final season on September 7th. “The Comeback” was not given a specific November premiere date.