“That’s not happening,” Elfman said at SAG Media event this morning. “If you’re watching this you’ve got a good idea of what’s coming. People who know will be aware, and they’ll be happy to know that the show is not ending. It’s actually getting closer and closer to it, but I want that at the same time because I wanted to be fair about it. I’ve got a pretty good idea of what’s coming, and for you, just the fact that I’ve spoken to it, that it’s not ending is a miracle.” Read on for more details…
HBO programming head Casey Bloys announced yesterday at SAG Media that an animated series called “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” would end its run on the premium network. Bloys said the show’s last episode would broadcast Aug. 31.
As far as fans in particular know it is the last the show will ever be.
“It is the last that we will ever have for a while as well,” Bloys said in response to a question about the end of the series: “We’re going to have one more year… for a while there, probably more than that. People are still going to look forward to that.”
The question of “The end of the show” stems from the fact that HBO doesn’t want the story to linger too long after the final episode is aired. “When you come to the end of a series and you think ‘Now it’s time to finish that story,’ I think, a little bit, the story will kind of come to an end. The reason I say that, is because I think there will be something else coming up, and we’ll be starting to kind of move forward in what’s on the horizon in the next few years,” Bloys said.
The new season of “The Sopranos” will begin on Oct 1.
On the other end of the TV spectrum, CBS has a new scripted series on the air for the next several months with the debut of an unscripted “Under the Dome” on the network on July 5.
“While there was the option of doing something like this for three years, it just wasn’t viable at this stage in my body and on my soul to do it,” Bloys said. “There is another show that is ready. We’re starting a new process now for the audience to see, and have the opportunity to see and decide for themselves. There are a number of us who are doing those shows, in front of the camera, in front of the audience of people who are interested in things like ‘The Sopranos.’ It’s a time that is right now for that audience to join us in ‘Dark Skies,’ which is a new thriller series that we’re doing.”