Director Darren Aronofsky to Adapt Dystopian Book Trilogy to HBO Series

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Director Darren Aronofsky to Adapt Dystopian Book Trilogy to HBO Series
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The acclaimed director known for films like Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan, and most recently, Noah, has recently started development with HBO on a new series based on Margaret Atwood's highly-acclaimed futuristic book trilogy.

The project, based on Margaret Atwood's novel trilogyOryx and Crake (2003), Year Of The Flood (2009), and MaddAddam (2013) is set in the mid-21st century in a world where corporations have taken over for governments and the genetic modification of organisms is perversely ubiquitous. It centers on the events before and after a Waterless Flood that wipes out almost all of the world's population and follows an extensive cast of characters, including those responsible for the apocalypse and those struggling to survive it.

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Atwood will serve as a consulting producer on the new project. Aronofsky and his team are currently meeting with writers.

Meanwhile in England: Village to Change its Name to Mark Game of Thrones DVD Release

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Meanwhile in England: Village to Change its Name to Mark Game of Thrones DVD Release
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An English village named Kings Langley plans to change its name to Kings Landing - the name of the main fictional city in HBO's popular series, Game of Thrones. The change will occur for the first week of the show's season 3 DVD release.

The planned change came to fruition when one of the show's producers heard Kings Langley was a stop along the route of a train he was on. After talking with village officials about the possibility of them temporarily changing the area's name starting February 17th, they agreed with the hope that local business owners will get on board to encourage a growth in tourism.

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This Is All Kinds Of Right of the Day

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This Is All Kinds Of Right of the Day
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Best news of the day -- Christopher Guest regulars Fred Willard, Michael McKean, and Ed Begley Jr. have joined the filmmaker's upcoming HBO comedy series Family Tree, a documentary-style show that stars Chris O'Dowd "as a man who, after inheriting a mysterious box from a great aunt he never met and losing his job and his girlfriend, begins exploring his family heritage."

Please, please, please let this mean that the rest of the Best In Show stars will join the project -- Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey, and Jane Lynch, are you listening?

Aaron Sorkin TV Show Promo of the Day

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The Newsroom, Aaron Sorkin's new HBO creation that goes behind the scenes of a cable TV newsroom, is the writer's first small-screen effort since Studio 60 famously derailed following a promising pilot episode. Here's hoping he can sustain his recent wave of success (The Social Network, Moneyball), because Sorkin writing for HBO just reeks of awesome.

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TV Show Promo of the Day

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TV Show Promo of the Day: HBO has released the first official teaser for its upcoming Jay Roach-helmed political drama, Game Change.

The made-for-TV-movie, which stars Ed Harris as John McCain, Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin, and Woody Harrelson as campaign strategist Steve Schmidt, was based on John Heilemann and Mark Halperin's same-named book

Breaking HBO TV Show News of the Day

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Breaking HBO TV Show News of the Day
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Breaking HBO TV Show News of the Day: HBO announced today that it will be picking up Laura Dern and Mike White's critically acclaimed dramedy series Enlightened for a second season.

In the same breath, HBO was the bearer of bad news for fans of Hung, Bored to Death, and How to Make It in America -- all three of

Old-Timey Subway Train Campaign of the Day

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Old-Timey Subway Train Campaign of the Day
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Old-Timey Subway Train Campaign of the Day: To promote the upcoming second season of its critically acclaimed period series Boardwalk Empire, HBO, with a little help from NYC's MTA, will install a throwback subway train that will run through September 25th -- the show's premiere date.

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Starting on Saturday, September 3rd an authentic vintage 192