Thursday, May 31, 2018

May 2018's TV billboards around L.A.'s streets and skies...

In the world of television there's never a dull moment these days. The streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon continue to pump out new quality content, whilst networks like ABC find themselves cancelling hit sitcom revivals like Roseanne after the star's racist tweets. Here's a collection of the new and returning TV shows turning heads around L.A. this May 2018.

TV billboards
Citizen Rose series premiere billboard
First up is this billboard for Citizen Rose, Rose McGowan's new docu-series springing out of the #METOO movement that she helped start by standing up to serial rapists and predators like Harvey Weinstein.
Dietland series premiere billboard
AMC's new series Dietland, based on the debut novel by Sarai Walker, tackles the media's depiction of women in the fashion and beauty industry and society in general, plus a secret cabal of feminists rise up to exact revenge on abusive men.
Giant American Woman series premiere billboard
Meanwhile Mena Suvari, Alicia Silverstone and Jennifer Bartels are set to star in the new Paramount Network sitcom, American Woman, based on the early life of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards.
Giant Impulse series premiere billboard
In YouTube Red's new original series, Impulse, a 16-year-old high school girl discovers she has the power to teleport in this adaptation of Jumper series of novels by Steven Gould.
Giant Animal Kingdom season 3 billboard
In the world of returning shows, Animal Kingdom was back for a third season of crime family shenanigans in Southern California.
World of Dance season 2 billboard
Another show getting some super-sized support, this time for its sophomore season, was NBC's World of Dance reality competition.
Americas Got Talent season 13 billboard
Meanwhile America's Got Talent was back for a thirteenth season of contestants singing, dancing and entertaining audiences and judges.
Four Battle for Stardom season 2 billboard
The Four: Battle for Stardom is returning for a second season, but minus first season music exec judge Charlie Walk, who has been accused of sexual misconduct.
Beat Shazam season 2 billboard
Over on Fox, Jamie Foxx returns with the second season of the music game show Beat Shazam.
Love Connection season 2 billboard
Plus Andy Cohen is back to host a sophomore outing of the revived dating show, Love Connection.
Dear White People season 2 billboard
Over on streaming giant Netflix, Dear White People was back for a second season of social satire.
13 Reasons Why season 2 billboard
Plus teen suicide drama 13 Reasons Why was back with another mystery for its sophomore season, with polaroids replacing audio cassettes to drive the narrative.

Be sure to also check out this fun hanging polaroid billboard installation for 13 Reasons Why above the Sunset Strip this month.
Fauda season 2 billboard
The Israeli political thriller, Fauda (meaning chaos in Arabic), was also making a dramatic entrance in the city skyline for its second season on Netflix.
Fauda season 2 billboard
The gritty espionage drama focuses on real-life events like terrorism in the Middle East.
Arrested Development season 5 billboard
On a lighter note, Arrested Development returns to Netflix for a fifth season after five years. However the season is split into two batches of episodes, plus the comedy has not been without its controversy surrounding its supposedly on-set abusive star Jeffrey Tambor.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 4 billboard
Another returning comedy, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, is back for her fourth season, which is also split in two batches of all-new episodes.
Break Michelle Wolf Netflix billboard
After making quite the impression at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, The Break with Michelle Wolf shines a spotlight on the comedian in a topical weekly talkshow.
Ali Wong Hard knock wife billboard
And speaking of funny business and Ali Wong returned to the skies with a new stand-up special, Hard Knock Wife, this month.
John Mulaney Kid Gorgeous billboard
Comic John Mulaney was also back with a new Netflix stand-up special, Kid Gorgeous at Radio City.
Evil Genius documentary series billboard
And Evil Genius was a new Netflix documentary series about a real-life diabolical bank robber.
Netflix Please renew Gypsy xoxo Easy Tigers billboard
Meanwhile this billboard in West Hollywood was trying to encourage LGBT fans to help get the Naomi Watts therapist drama on Netflix renewed.
Trollhunters Tales of Arcadia season 3 billboard
Netflix certainly seems to have something for everyone and animated series, Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia, was back in the skies for a third and final season.
FLCL season 3 billboard
Speaking of animation and Adult Swim's FLCL series was getting some billboard supporting for its third season.
Patrick Melrose miniseries billboard
Over on Showtime, Benedict Cumberbatch was bringing Patrick Melrose to life in a mini-series adapting the semi-autobiographical novels of Edward St. Aubyn.
Condor series premiere billboard
And Audience was adapting James Grady's 1974 CIA conspiracy thriller, Six Days of the Condor, in episodic format for summer viewing.
Pose series premiere billboard
This month FX was offering up some fabulously dramatic billboards for Pose, a new 80s drama about queer history and the ball room culture in New York City.
Queen Sugar season 3 billboard
Queen Sugar was back in the skies of the Sunset Strip for the third season of the hit OWN family drama.
Succession series premiere billboard
And speaking of family drama, HBO's new series Succession is about a dysfunctional global media dynasty.
Cloak & Dagger series billboard
Cloak & Dagger were new superheroes springing from the pages Marvel Comics in a new Freeform teen drama.
Power season 5 billboard
And over on Starz the battle for Power continued with a fifth season starring 50 Cent, Joseph Sikora and Omari Hardwick.
Wrong Man series premiere billboard
Plus Wrong Man was a new true crime documentary series investigating potentially innocent people incarcerated for decades.
Six season 2 billboard
This month the History channel was bringing back its military drama based on the Navy Seal Team Six just in time for Memorial Day, with Olivia Munn joining the cast as a no-nonsense CIA officer.
Jack Whitehall Training Days billboard
Comic Jack Whitehall was bringing his British humour to YouTube with a new unscripted comedy series, Training Days.
Julian McCullough Maybe a Man billboard
And Julian McCullough was getting a new Comedy Central stand-up special, Maybe I'm a Man.
Ultimate Fighter Undefeated billboard
And I'm a lover, not a fighter, but this vibrant billboard for Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated at Fox Studios was certainly eye-catching this May.
Sweet The Show billboard
And finally, this clever billboard for web series Sweet The Show certainly stood out this Emmy campaigning season.

As you can see there's more than enough television to keep everyone satisfied. Be sure to check out last May's TV billboards and watch this space for a glimpse at the deluge of Emmy consideration billboards overtaking the skies of L.A. these past few weeks.

Stay tuned...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Movie, music and gaming billboards standing out in L.A.'s May 2018 skyline...

The L.A. skyline may have been gloomier than I'd like this month, there's been more than enough summer blockbuster movie billboards to brighten the city horizons, plus music and gaming billboards trying to grab passersby attention in the crowded skies too.

Movie billboards
Deadpool 2 movie billboard
Once again the 'Merc with a Mouth' was turning heads with his unorthodox outdoor ad campaign this May for his movie sequel.
Deadpool 2 Domino Inherent Vice billboard
And if you like these supercool ad creatives, make sure you check out all these other Deadpool 2 movie billboards.
Solo Star Wars movie billboard
Meanwhile another fan-favourite, 'Han Solo', was getting his own standalone prequel this month with Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Oceans 8 movie billboard
Another summer blockbuster getting some super-sized support this May was the all-female Ocean's film franchise spin-off, Ocean's 8.

To see more of Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and their costars you can also check out these other Ocean's 8 movie billboards.
Incredibles 2 movie billboard
The summer of superheroes continues with Incredibles 2, the computer-animated sequel to the 2004 Disney/Pixar classic.
Ant-Man Wasp movie billboard
And speaking of comic book heroes, Paul Rudd's 'Ant-Man' is getting a new crime-fighting partner for his Marvel movie sequel, 'The Wasp' (Evangeline Lilly).
Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom billboard
And just when you thought it was safe in the streets, the dinosaurs return this summer in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Upgrade movie billboard
Logan Marshall-Green gets an Upgrade this June when he's implanted with an experimental Stem computer chip which gives him amazing abilities to exact his revenge in the new sci-fi horror.
Superfly movie billboard
1972's blaxploitation movie Super Fly gets a remake this summer with Trevor Jackson headlining the crime action film.
Sicario Day of Soldado movie billboard
Plus the 2015 CIA vs. drug cartel movie Sicario gets a sequel this summer, with Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin (he's been busy of late) facing off in Day of the Soldado.
Hotel Artemis movie billboard
Meanwhile in the sci-fi movie Hotel Artemis, Jodie Foster plays a nurse who runs a clandestine hospital for criminals in riot-torn L.A. in the near future.
Tag film billboard
If you're in need of a little comedy, then the movie about friends playing a long-running game of Tag may be what you're looking for.
Ibiza film billboard
Plus the streaming giant Netflix also has the romantic comedy Ibiza, about a group of best friends having a wild time on the Mediterranean clubbing island whilst chasing a hot DJ.
Alex Strangelove film billboard
This year also seems to be the time for gay teen romantic comedies on the big and small screen, as following Love, Simon earlier in the year, Netflix debuts its own high school coming-out tale with Alex Strangelove.
Tiny Shoulders Rethinking Barbie documentary billboard
Meanwhile over on Hulu, the documentary film Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie was exploring the doll's effect on America's culture and her evolution over the decades.
The Tale HBO film billboard
This month HBO was delivering The Tale of childhood sexual abuse and how people cope with it, starring Laura Dern.
Yippee ki-yay movie lovers Atom app billboard
And finally for movies, this Atom cinema ticket booking app billboard with its Die Hard catchphrase homage made me smile this month.

Music billboards
Janelle Monae Dirty Computer Spotify billboard
In the world of music, streaming service Spotify continued to have a huge presence in the skies of L.A. and this month was a shining a light on Janelle MonĂ¡e and her new album, Dirty Computer.
Selena Gomez Back to you Spotify billboard
Selena Gomez was aso releasing the new single, Back To You, for the second season of teen Netflix drama 13 Reasons Way, which she is an Executive Producer on.
Charlie Puth Voicenotes Spotify cut-out billboard
Charlie Puth was also dropping his seconds studio album this month, Voicenotes, with the help of this special extension cut-out billboard from Spotify.
Shawn Mendes album Spotify billboard
Plus Spotify was also streaming and supporting Shawn Mendes new self-titled third album.
Karol G Spotify Rise billboard
Aside from constantly updating ad creatives with new artists, the streaming platform was also continuing its support for rising talent like Karol G.
J Balvin Vibras Spotify billboard
And established artists like Colombian singer J Balvin releasing his fifth studio album, Vibras.
BIllboard 2018 Music Awards ad
This month it was also time for the annual Billboard Music Awards hosted on NBC with a whole bevy of stars performing.
Travis Scott Astroworld billboard
Meanwhile Travis Scott was teasing us along the Sunset Strip for his new album Astroworld.
Panic At Disco Pray for Wicked Tour billboard
And Panic! At The Disco were promoting their new album and tour, Pray for the Wicked, high above the skies of Hollywood.
Apple Music Bazzi billboard
Apple Music still had a presence along the Sunset Strip over the infamous Roxy club, showcasing artists like Bazzi.
Marshmello Wynn Nightlife billboard
Plus Wynn Nightlife was promoting DJ Marshmello as part of their Las Vegas offering.
VIP Concerts LiveMe billboard
And social media platform LiveMe continued to send mixed signals. Is it a gaming website, a dating platform, or now the place for music performances?

Gaming billboards
Battlefield V game billboard
And finally in the world of video games, Battlefield V was the new entry to the cityscape this month.

Be sure to compare this year's collection of outdoor ads to last May's movie and music billboards and stay tuned for a roundup of all the new TV and Emmy consideration billboards competing for attention in Hollywoodland's sprawling skies this month...