Yes, "Big Little Lies" will be back, but don't look for it until at least 2019, HBO programming president Casey Bloys said Thursday at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour in Pasadena. Also don't expect "True Detective" season 3 until 2019.
As for whether there'll be a third season of "Big Little Lies," Bloys says, "Who knows?"
Everybody involved is so busy that it's hard to imagine aligning everybody's schedule again. The fact that we were able to get season two together is a small miracle. Could we do it again? Who knows?! It's a great group. They love working together and they're really fun to work with. But everybody is really busy. So let's see.
Bloys also confirmed we'll be getting five "Game of Thrones" prequels. He says there's "no timetable" for them yet, except that "nothing is going to air on HBO until at least a year after the final season."
As for that long-awaited "Deadwood" movie, it might start shooting in fall 2018.
What we'll be getting on HBO in 2018 includes:
- "Divorce" Season 2 (Jan. 14)
- "Crashing" (Season 2 (Jan. 14)
- Steve Soderbergh series "Mosaic," with Sharon Stone (Jan. 22)
- Alan Ball's family drama "Here and Now" (Feb. 11)
- "Silicon Valley" Season 5 (March)
- "Barry," with Bill Hader (March)
- "Succession" (June)
- "Sharp Objects," with Amy Adams (TBD)
- "Veep" (Final Season) (TBD)
- "Fahrenheit 451," with Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon (TBD)
- "Paterno," with Al Pacino (TBD)
- "My Dinner with Herve," with Peter Dinklage (TBD)