Entertainment

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HBO Max sets February release slate

HBO Max announces programming coming to the platform this month including the Oscar®-nominated film “Empire of Light” (2/7). The film, directed by Sam Mendes, is about the power of human connection during turbulent times. Hilary (Olivia Colman), a cinema manager struggling with depression, and Stephen (Micheal Ward), a new employee longing to escape the provincial town where he faces daily adversity find a sense of belonging and experience the healing power of music, cinema, and community.

‘The Last of Us’ renewed for a second season

HBO drama “The Last of Us” has been renewed for a second season. The series from co-creators Craig Mazin (Emmy® Award-winning creator of HBO’s “Chernobyl”) and Neil Druckmann (creator and writer of the award-winning “The Last of Us” franchise and Naughty Dog Co-President) marks HBO’s second largest debut, behind only “House of the Dragon.” Episode 1 has now surpassed 22 million viewers domestically, up nearly 5x from its premiere night audience.

‘Star Wars: The Mandalorian’ Season 3 trailer debuts

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Disney+ debuted the thrilling trailer for Season 3 of “Star Wars: The Mandalorian” during halftime of the NFL Super Wild Card matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, simulcast Monday on Disney’s other subsidiaries ABC, ESPN and ESPN+. The original, live-action series from Lucasfilm will stream exclusively on Disney+ starting March 1.

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