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HBO Drop Michael Chabon's 'Hobgoblin' Pilot, Darren Aronofsky Moves On, FX May Pick It Up

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • June 19, 2013 9:45 AM
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It’s hard to imagine that anyone would pass up on a show that has magicians and conmen battling Nazis, but HBO has done the unthinkable. After months of development, the cable network has decided to pass on the period piece drama “Hobgoblin.”

Darren Aronofsky To Direct Michael Chabon's 'Hobgoblin' Pilot For HBO

  • By Cory Everett
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  • June 17, 2011 2:27 AM
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Darren Aronofsky may still be coming out of his "Black Swan" afterglow, but with his calendar now free after dropping out of "The Wolverine," he's certainly keeping busy. He's been mulling over a sci-fi pic with George Clooney, been pursued by two major studios for franchise films and even found time to direct a pair of commercials, all while trying to get his $130 million passion project "Noah" off the ground. Well, it appears his dance card isn't getting any less full as Variety reports he's now slated to direct the pilot episode of a new HBO series "Hobgoblin." We first heard about the series a few months ago and our interest was immediately piqued.
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Authors Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman Developing 'Hobgoblin,' HBO Series About Magicians In WW2

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 9, 2011 2:38 AM
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Michael Chabon is, incontestably, one of our favorite working writers. A terrific short-story writer and essayist, he particularly shines in his longer-form work, where he often tinkers with genre tropes, applying them to recent Jewish history to frequently astounding effect, as in "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay," "The Yiddish Policeman's Union" and "Gentlemen of the Road."

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