Despite the reviews for Luck being slightly less than ideal, the show has already been renewed for a second season on HBO.
It's possible that HBO is doing this to create more buzz around the show--reviews haven't been great, but the star-studded cast and fantastic director David Milch speak to the fact that things could turn around--and after all, after HBO cancelled both How to Make it in America and Hung, it's clear that they dont' mess around. If Luck is getting a second season, there's a reason for that!
Do you think Luck deserves the second season? Comment below and tell us what you think!
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I keep a personal blog and wrote a preview of upcoming television for January 2011 here. Relevant bit for the lazy:
HBO is properly beginning David Milch’s new series Luck on 29 January. I really liked the pilot preview they showed at the end of Boardwalk Empire season 2. I’m going to be writing about this one for wikia at luck.wikia.com and hope to be posting weekly episode reviews. Milch is of course famous for Deadwood, which remains in my top five series of all time (at number three). The show features Dustin Hoffman, Nick Nolte, Dennis Farina, Jill Hennessy, Jason Gedrick, Kevin Dunn and Kerry Condon among others. It is focused on the Santa Anita Park horse racing track and the characters cross the worlds of horse training, organised c…Read more >
On Sunday, December 11, HBO released a sneak preview of the pilot of Luck.
Ken Tucker, of the "Ken Tucker's TV" segment on Entertainment Weekly online, says that the pilot episode is a visual work of beautiful horses, lots of emotional shots of eyes, both of the horses and of the actors, and a "tightly controlled yet open, emotional performance by Dustin Hoffman".
A horse-racing drama is certainly a new thing for HBO, and with this star-studded, it has great potential to be yet another HBO hit--and with the failure of both How to Make it In America and Hung, a hit series would be great for HBO.
So, if you saw the pilot sneak preview, what did you think?
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