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If there’s one thing I love more than a good cast photo (like the cast of the Sopranos on a boat, or the cast of Scrubs.. also on a boat), its a good cast promo.
Full or overly symbolic references and imagery, its the kind of stuff you can only get away with when your playing outside the bounds of the shows usual narrative (or at least a dream sequence) and quite frankly no one does it better than HBO.
Take for example the series return of True Blood, set to the Bob Dylan track “Beyond Here Lies Nothing” is a beautiful moving portrait, open to intrepretion of what we might be able to expect from the latest instalment of the vampire thriller.
Another show that was rampant in there use of seasonal teasers was Six Feet Under, watch some examples after the jump.
Season 5, featuring the song “Breathe Me” by Sia.
Season 4, featuring the song “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone.
Season 3, featuring the song “A Rush Of Blood To The Head” by Coldplay.
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It’s a promo for their entire lineup rather than an individual show, but as far as I’m concerned, HBO have never topped this 2004 promo: