HBO is getting full throttle in promoting its summer and spring line-up. The cable has just released a promo of "Everyone's waiting, everyone's looking, everyone's watching. Are you?" that gives a glimpse of all its new and returning programs including the highly-anticipated third season of "True Blood" (June 13).
HBO will premiere two new series "Treme" and "Boardwalk Empire". The former is coming from the creators of "The Wire", chronicling the rebuilding of New Orleans from the eyes of local musicians. Starring Steve Zahn, Melissa Leo and Khandi Alexander among others, the drama will debut on April 11. Then in fall came "Boardwalk" which is starring Steve Buscemi. With Martin Scorsese as executive producer, the drama takes place in 1920s Atlantic City when prohibition was going strong, and the selling of alcohol was a booming and profitable business.
Beside new series, the cable has also acquired the rights to some box office movies such as "The Hangover", "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs". Most will premiere on Sundays under the "See It First Sundays". One of HBO's new original films this season is "You Don't Know Jack", a movie by Barry Levinson that comes April 24. It stars Al Pacino as Dr. Jack Kevorkian aka Dr. Death who assisted at least 100 patients to suicide.
Already running on screen are the miniseries "The Pacific" from producers Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks and comedy drama "How to Make It in America".