HBO has joined forces with U2 on two programs: a concert film of a performance in Paris from their current iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE world tour, which will air on Nov. 14, and a documentary about how the tour came to life, which will air on Nov. 7.
“U2 continues to take risks, which has made them one of the most consistently exciting forces in rock ‘n’ roll,” said Michael Lombardo, HBO’s president of programming. “The one-two combination of this documentary special, followed by the concert, will provide viewers with the ultimate look at this remarkable band behind the scenes and on stage.”
Also upcoming on HBO:
–The Leftoverswill return for its second season on Oct. 4 at 9/8c.
–Doll & Em‘s second season will premiere on Sept. 13 at 10:30.
–Amy Schumer‘s first stand-up special for HBO, Amy Schumer: Live from The Apollo, which was directed by Chris Rock, will premiere on Oct. 17 at 10/9c.
–Westworld, based on the 1973 movie of the same name, takes place in a Western-themed, high-tech amusement park populated by robots. The show stars James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood and Anthony Hopkins, and will premiere in early 2016.
–Vinyl (fka The Untitled Martin Scorsese Mick Jagger Project) stars Bobby Cannavale as an oily record executive in 1970s New York. It’ll premiere in early 2016.
–Looking will get a two-hour wrap-up movie, currently expected to air in early 2016. Canceling the show was “very painful,” Lombardo said. “I thought the show, creatively, was doing something that I hadn’t seen on any other show,” he said, lamenting that the show’s weak ratings just didn’t justify a third season.
–Issa Rae (YouTube’s Awkward Black Girl)is currently casting an HBO series in which she’ll play herself. The tone will be slightly different from her web series. It’s slated to air in 2017.
–The Sopranosmastermind David Chase, meanwhile, is working on a new project for HBO. “I have seen pages,” Lombardo said. “It’s challenging to come back to television after having a series like The Sopranos,” though he’s confidant he’ll see something new by the end of this year.
–Sarah Jessica Parker‘s show about divorce will shoot in 2016.
What are you looking forward to most on HBO?
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