ICYMI: The Leftovers Renewed, First Look at Game of Thrones Season 6, AMC adapts NOS4A2, and More TV News

Dec 11, 2015 by Sling Staff

Following an unsurprisingly well-rated first season, AMC announced that the second season of Fear the Walking Dead has begun shooting. Where are they going on that yacht? (Moviepilot)

Damon Lindelof’s The Leftovers, which rebounded from a puzzling first season with a rapturously (see what I did there?) received second, has been renewed by HBO for a third and final season. (Entertainment Weekly)

HBO’s year-end sizzle reel includes (vanishingly brief) first looks at the new seasons of Game of Thrones, Veep, Girls, Togetherness, and new series Vinyl, Westworld, Vice Principals, High Maintenance, and more. (USA Today)

Promotion is very important for small independent movies, so Conan will give a much-needed publicity boost to a little-known, low-budget sci-fi picture called The Force Awakens by having the cast and director on the December 17 show. (Deadline)

Laura Dern, last seen in HBO’s critically adored two-season dramedy Enlightened, has joined Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley in the miniseries adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s book “Big Little Lies,” about a group of kindergarten moms who get caught up in a murder. (Variety)

The Blue Jean Committee, recently profiled in the Documentary Now! episode “Soft and Warm: The Story of the Blue Jean Committee,” has released a new music video for their smash hit “Catalina Breeze”:

Horror novelist Joe Hill, who just so happens to be Stephen King’s son, will be adapted for the screen for the third time when AMC turns his book “NOS4A2” into a series. (Deadline)

ESPN’s SportsCenter will present a one-hour special on the evolution of Star Wars’ most iconic feature, the lightsaber duel, hosted by Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill. Entertainment Weekly)

Disney Channel will premiere a new animated series, The Lion Guard, following the adventures of Kion, son of Simba from the 1993 classic The Lion King, premiering January 15, 2016. (Variety)

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