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Posted Friday 6/15/18 at 10:55PM EDT
Billy Bob Thornton: Amazon's Goliath "gives me an opportunity to do an independent film over a long period of time"
"The type of independent film I made is out of existence, so doing something like this gives me an opportunity to do an independent film over a long period of time," says the actor, whose Amazon series is now back for Season 2. "That’s exactly what it feels like. It doesn’t feel like television in the traditional sense. Y’know, all the independent films that I did, that I loved, I never wanted ’em to end. I wanted to keep playing that character. In this case, I get to do that. And it only helps because I’m settled into this guy. I feel like I am him, at this point. It absolutely gives you a little extra confidence, because you know that you don’t have to hurry things up to get across to people the vibe of this guy and his world." ALSO: Mark Duplass’ Kinky Killer almost steals the show in Season 2.
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 7:42AM EDT
Watch the making of a Goliath mural
Amazon made a giant mural to promote Season 2, which premieres June 15.
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 1:17PM EDT
Billy Bob Thornton is in deep trouble in the Goliath Season 2 trailer
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The David E. Kelley legal drama returns to Amazon on June 15.
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 11:19PM EST
It’s okay to not care about the Golden Globes TV nominations
Billy Bob Thornton’s victory last year as the best TV drama actor for Goliath is one example of the Globes caring more about celebrity, or making unusual choices, than actually awarding on merit, says Melanie McFarland. “This illustrates the Globes’ questionable relevance to more prestigious industry awards or citations of merit,” she says. "It’s doubtful that (the Hollywood Foreign Press Association) has more esoteric tastes than the average viewer, enabling its voters to see a greatness in Thornton’s performance that escaped the majority of viewers. Although the organization has long battled rumors of studios 'buying' awards with bribery, the explanation for its perplexing and disappointing choices over the years is likely far more basic and boring. That is, its voters are more easily dazzled by celebrity than those of other organizations.”
Posted Tuesday 11/28/17 at 2:15AM EST
Goliath co-creator: “Our show is the most binged show in the history of Amazon”
Amazon confirmed showrunner Jonathan Shapiro’s statement, which he made recently at a speech at the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association’s Techtainment 3.0 conference in Los Angeles. Goliath, said Amazon, was “the top binged first season of a U.S.-produced Amazon Original Series ever over its first 10 days. No other season one had a higher season completion rate through ten days.”
Posted Monday 11/06/17 at 9:32AM EST
John Oliver takes shots at the Entourage movie and Amazon’s Goliath
The Last Week Tonight host delved last night into the subject of economic development and the tax incentives TV shows receive in various states. Noting that the topic could be boring, Oliver played a clip from the Entourage movie, and said there are worse things his viewers could be watching. On the subject of Amazon asking for tax incentives, Oliver described Goliath as a show that “literally nobody has ever seen. Nobody. No human. No animal. Nobody.”
Posted Friday 10/27/17 at 10:04PM EDT
David E. Kelley and Jill Soloway react to the Amazon Studios management shakeup
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The respective creators of Amazon’s Goliath and Transparent are weighing in after a week that saw the loss of several key Amazon programming executives. “It can only be good for Amazon. It was not well-run,” says Kelley, who adds: "I think a good first step is getting grown-ups in the entertainment division because I think that they were in over their heads.” Soloway says: “It’s a hard time. It's in a painful time. It’s a time of reckoning for all studios and for all businesses really. It's happening in the art world."
Posted Wednesday 8/30/17 at 3:50PM EDT
Mark Duplass joins Goliath
He’ll be a series regular on Season 2 of the Amazon series.