This Earth Day, April 22, tune in to HBO to see kids share their thoughts on a range of issues that threaten our environment in the final chapter of the documentary series, Saving My Tomorrow.

Through a mix of science, animation, and music, the special focuses on everything from endangered animals to climate change. Scientists from the American Museum of Natural History explore stories with kids about the plants, animals, and ecosystems being affected by our changing Earth.

Saving My Tomorrow is a co-presentation of HBO Documentary Films and the American Museum of Natural History. Watch the trailer above, and tune in to HBO on Wednesday, April 22.

Great interview by Debra Birnbaum with Game of Thrones show-runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. A few tidbits:

HBO was really on the fence about whether or not they were going to let this go to series, and those were four of the longest months of both of our lives — sitting there thinking every day that this thing that was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that’s never going to come by again, and we f—ed it up. It would be one of those big fish stories, those one-that-got-away stories, you’d be telling for the rest of your life.

Yes, Game of Thrones almost didn’t make the cut for HBO.

Season five is still very much within the books for the most part. The very first scene of the season and the very last scene of the season are book scenes. It’s more season six that’s going to be diverging a bit.

Next year is when things get dicey…

We’ve got a very definitive idea of how much longer it is, and we’re getting there. We’ve just started writing episodes for season six. I think we’re heading into the home stretch. Hopefully, we’ll have a clear answer soon.

We could go another four years — and we could come up with good stories — but the one thing that really got us excited when we pitched this to HBO was that this isn’t just a regular series. It’s a real story with a beginning, a middle and an end.

We know what the end is, and we’re barreling toward it. So the idea that we’re going to try and stretch it out by an extra couple years just because we’re all having a good time doing it and people are making money off it just feels like it would be a betrayal.

That sure sounds like another confirmation there will be two more seasons after this one. Which, presumably, will be years before the final book is done.


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