TGL Round-Up: HBO Hackers Leak Actors Emails and Phone Numbers, David Letterman Inks Netflix Deal, King of the Hill Revival
The hacker that breached security at HBO and leaked the fourth episode of the hit television show allegedly leaked the phone numbers and emails of the cast online.
Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke and Peter Dinklage are amongst the stars whose details ended up circulating online.
“Mr. Smith,” the hacker or hackers claimed that they make $12 million to $15 million a year through hacking-related blackmail in a video message directly aimed at HBO CEO Richard Plepler, and demanded that HBO pay them “our six-month salary in bitcoin” within three days.
David Letterman is returning to the world of television with a new Netflix show.
The six-episode untitled series will feature in-depth interviews as well as topics outside of the studio.
“I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix. Here’s what I have learned, if you retire to spend more time with your family, check with your family first. Thanks for watching, drive safely,” Letterman said.
The new David Letterman Show will premiere in 2018.
King of the Hill may be returning to Fox.
The network has had “preliminary conversations” with series creators Mike Judge and Greg Daniels about reviving the animated television show, Fox Chairman and CEO Dana Walden confirmed to reporters Tuesday at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour.
King of the Hill originally ran on Fox from January 12, 1997 to September 13, 2009.