Kary Antholis To Exit As HBO Head Of Minis & Cinemax Programming, HBO Films President Len Amato To Add His Duties

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EXCLUSIVE: Kary Antholis, President, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming, will be leaving the company after more than 25 years. Following Antholis’ exit, HBO Films president Len Amato will expand his current role to also assume Antholis’…

‘Warrior’ Trailer: Cinemax First Look At Bruce Lee-Inspired Period Action Drama Packs A Huge Punch

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Cinemax has released the first trailer and key art for the forthcoming action drama series Warrior created and executive produced by Jonathan Tropper (Banshee) under Tropper Ink Productions and Justin Lin on behalf of Perfect Storm Entertainment. The t…

‘Strike Back’ Renewed by Cinemax for Seventh and Final Season

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Cinemax has renewed “Strike Back” for a seventh and final season. The renewal news comes ahead of the Season 6 finale, which airs on March 29.

Season 6 stars Warren Brown, Daniel MacPherson, Alin Sumarwata, Jamie Bamber, Yasemin Kay Allen and Varada Sethu. Though the next season will be Cinemax’s seventh, it will be co-producer Sky’s eighth — Cinemax began running the series with the UK media giant’s second season.

In 2013, Cinemax aired Sky’s first season as a prequel of sorts, aptly titled “Strike Back: Origins.”

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“‘Strike Back’ established Cinemax as a destination for adrenalized, entertaining action series nearly a decade ago,” said Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax programming. “It is with sincere gratitude for the service of all of the past and present members of Section 20 — both in front of and behind the camera — that we send the team of on one last mission to save the world from annihilation.”

Showrunner Jack Lothian added, “I am delighted we’re coming back for a final season. ‘Strike Back’ is a show that’s always raised the bar for small-screen action, and we’re looking forward to doing that one last time. There are plenty of twists and turns ahead, but I can promise one thing – we’re going out with a bang.”

More to come…

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Here’s Every TV Show We Lost in 2018, From ‘I Love Dick’ to ‘Timeless’ (Photos)

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‘The Nun’ Director Corin Hardy To Helm Cinemax & Sky Atlantic’s Thriller ‘Gangs Of London’

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The Nun director Corin Hardy is to helm Cinemax and Sky Atlantic’s gangland thriller Gangs of London.
Fresh from the success of the James Wan-produced horror will direct three episodes of the Pulse Films-produced drama that was first revealed by Deadli…

Robert Kirkman’s ‘Outcast’ Canceled by Cinemax After 2 Seasons

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Cinemax has decided to cancel Robert Kirkman’s drama “Outcast” after two seasons.

“There are no further plans for ‘Outcast’ at this time,” said a Cinemax spokesperson.

Cinemax had initially showed strong belief in the series, handing out a second season pickup before it even premiered. But the drama was plagued by a shift in strategy at the network. Season two, which didn’t air until two years after its freshman run, wrapped on Sept. 28.

The pilot, written by Kirkman, landed at Cinemax after it was shopped as a spec and developed at Fox International Channels.

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Based on the comic from Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, the drama follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now, with the help of the Reverend Anderson, a preacher who has personal demons of his own, Kyle embarks on a journey to find answers and regain the normal life he lost.

Kirkman executive produced the series alongside showrunner Chris Black. Patrick Fugit, Philip Glenister and Gabriel Bateman starred.

In what was probably a bad sign for the future of the show, the studio that produced “Outcast” — Fox International Studios — was shuttered at the end of last year.

Kirkman, best known for creating the comic book series “The Walking Dead” that the AMC drama is based on, currently has a deal with Amazon Studios. He already has an hour-long animated series, “Invincible,” which Amazon ordered in June.

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‘Mike Judge Presents: Tales From The Tour Bus’ Renewed On Cinemax; Season 2 Will Bring The Funk

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Cinemax is about to get funked up. The premium channel has ordered a second season of Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus, moving the genre focus from country to the likes of James Brown and P-Funk lord George Clinton.
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Carla Gugino To Topline ‘Jett’ Cinemax Drama Series From Sebastian Gutierrez

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Cinemax has given a straight-to-series order to drama Jett, from Snakes on a Plane and Gothika scribe Sebastian Gutierrez, with Carla Gugino attached to star and executive produce.
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Robert Kirkman’s ‘Outcast’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date On Cinemax

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Cinemax has set Friday, July 20 at 10 PM for the Season 2 premiere of Robert Kirkman’s suspense-horror series Outcast.
The U.S. launch comes a year after the series’ second season aired on the Fox International channels.
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‘C.B. Strike’ Gets Summer Premiere Date On Cinemax

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‘Strike Back’ Renewed For Season 6 By Cinemax

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Ahead of the Season 5 finale, Cinemax has ordered a sixth season of action series Strike Back.
The series follows the explosive escapades of Section 20, an elite, multinational, covert special ops team, as it spans the globe fighting a vast web of interconnected criminal and terrorist activity. The fifth season finale is set for April 6 at 10 PM.
“The rebirth of Strike Back has reestablished Cinemax as a destination for adrenalized, entertaining action series,” said Kary…