HBO Banks on ‘Death’ Performance

Nov 7, 2008  •  Post A Comment

After a series of TV series missteps that include “John From Cincinnati,” “The Comeback” and “Tell Me You Love Me,” the Los Angeles Times reports on HBO’s desperate need for a hit. And it’s for that reason the channel has put all its eggs into development and production, hoping for a new golden era for the network that brought “The Sopranos” and “Sex and the City.” “I think we’re more pregnant with talent and with ideas and with development than we’ve ever been in our history,” HBO’s Co-President Richard Plepler tells the Times. “It’s not an exaggeration to say that we’re as excited about the future of this place as we’ve been in a long time.” A product of this increased focus on project development is the upcoming “Bored to Death,” whose New York City set the newspaper visited.
—Christopher Perez

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