HBO marketing is usually extreme in New York. From bus billboards, to commercials, to newspapers, to 40ft Times Square posters, ads for HBO series like Girls and Game of Thrones are everywhere, but the marketing team dropped the ball on this one. Imagine my surprise when opening my NY Times this morning I was graced with a full body shot of Benedict Cumberbatch in Edwardian apparel.
The new BBC/HBO mini-series Parade’s End starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall premieres tonight on HBO and it looks AMAZING. The show premiered in England last summer so for all you Brits, please feel free to call me out for not realizing this was happening. (Disclaimer: the rest of the LeakyNews staff is likely to be less ignorant than me, but I just had to post about this show)
Out of curiosity, was Parade’s End well marketed where you live? Were there magazine ads, commercials, anything? Let me know in the comments. It seems bizarre that a show which could run on the fans of Downtown Abbey and Sherlock was so poorly advertised. Here’s the awesome trailer, which was never shown on my TV.
Part 1 and 2 of Parade’s End will air Tuesday Feb 26th at 9pm on HBO
Part 3 and 4 will air Wednesday Feb 27 at 9pm
Part 5 will air Thursday Feb 28 at 9pm