While the Oscars will be dominating Sunday’s TV viewing, there’s another notable broadcast taking place on the same night: the season finale of “True Detective”, which wraps its third season and will hopefully solve the murder mystery at the heart of the storyline.
Ahead of the “True Detective” finale, HBO will be airing a stunning new trailer (above) featuring snippets of its upcoming programming, including the long-awaited “Deadwood” movie, fresh footage from the final season of “Game of Thrones” and an array of new offerings.
For “Deadwood” fans, there’s a short scene of Seth Bullock (Timothy Olyphant) talking with Al Swearengen (Ian McShane), while a brief clip of “Game of Thrones” features a column of soldiers marching in a frozen landscape while a dragon soars above, along with a brief look at Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) seeing something that seemingly is about to put a smile on her face.
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In addition, the jam-packed trailer also serves up brief clips of such returning series as “Big Little Lies” and “Barry”, along with such new offerings as miniseries “Chernobyl” (about the infamous nuclear meltdown), historical series “Catherine the Great” (starring Helen Mirren), “His Dark Materials”, “Mrs. Fletcher”, “Watchmen” and many more.
Meanwhile, given that each of the upcoming episodes of “Game of Thrones” will be feature-length, fans are not wrong in expecting the biggest, most epic season ever.
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“In terms of sheer scope, there is a lot in this season that outstrips the Battle of the Bastards sequence [from Season 6],” series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss said in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, adding that “the things we’re doing for the final season go a good deal beyond” previous battle scenes filmed for the show.
The eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones” debuts on Sunday, April 14.