Friday, June 29, 2018

Summer TV billboards around L.A.'s streets and skies in June 2018...

This month in addition to all the onslaught of Emmy consideration billboards filling the city skyline, there were more than a few outdoor ads for new shows, seasons and specials from streaming services, cable channel, online platforms and broadcast television. Take a gander at what TV programs are vying for your time this summer.

TV billboards
Strange Angel server premiere billboard
First up is a new offering from CBS All Access based on George Pendle's biography Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons, a true tale set in 1930s L.A. about the mysterious worlds of science and the occult.
Sense 8 series finale billboard
Streaming giant Netflix was celebrating Pride Month with the two-hour series finale of Sense8, giving fans closure for what happened to these psychically-linked eight characters from around the globe and their loved ones.
Queer Eye season 2 billboard
Another LGBT fan-favourite was back this month for a sophomore season, the reality makeover show Queer Eye.
GLOW season 2 neon sign billboard
The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling from the 80s were back and ready to rumble for their second season on Netflix with a smattering of fun neon sign GLOW billboards around L.A.
Luke Cage season 2 billboard
Plus Marvel's bulletproof black hero was back to defend Harlem in the sophomore season of the Netflix comic book series, and if you're fan of the character you can also check out this special 3D billboard installation for Luke Cage entertaining the city skies this month.
Power season 5 billboard
Over on Starz their hit drama starring Omari Hardwick was back in a bold way for its fifth season.
Giant Claws season 2 billboard
Plus Niecy Nash and the girls of her Florida nail salon were back for a sophomore season of Claws with this giant-sized ad creative.
Love Is series launch billboard
OWN was bringing us some romantic drama this month with Love Is, the story of real-life television producing couple, Mara Brock and Salim Akil.
Greenleaf season 3 billboard
Plus the religious drama Greenleaf about a sprawling Memphis megachurch was back for a third season of dark secrets and lies.
Snowfall season 2 billboard
Over on FX, Snowfall was in the forecast for summer viewing with this wonderfully vibrant ad creative for the sophomore season of the 1980s crack cocaine drama.
Kevin Costner Yellowstone series premiere billboard
Kevin Costner was trying his hand at television with his new Paramount Network drama, Yellowstone, about a ranching family in Montana forcibly protecting their land.
Giant Sharp Objects series premiere billboard
Amy Adams was also taking a break from the big screen fro her new HBO limited series, Sharp Objects, an episodic adaptation of Gillian Flynn's debut novel.
Castle Rock series premiere billboard
And speaking of writers, prolific horror and fantasy novelist Stephen King was teaming up with J.J. Abrams to deliver tales of intertwining stories in the fictional Maine town of Castle Rock on Hulu's streaming platform.
Deep State series premiere billboard
Meanwhile Mark Stone was playing a retired British spy drawn back into the shadowy life in Epix's Deep State.
Goliath season 2 billboard
Over on Amazon Prime, Billy Bob Thornton is drawn back into the world of law to protect a friend's son in what seems like a simple double homicide case, but it soon turns into more a wide-ranging conspiracy in the second season of Goliath.
Preacher season 3 billboard
AMC's crazy adaptation of the Preacher comic book was back for a third season with this quirky billboard.
Take Two series premiere billboard
And ABC was offering up a new take on their popular show Castle, this time the premise has a disgraced actress from a long-running cop show teaming up with an L.A. Private Eye to solve crimes in Take Two.
The Affair season 4 billboard
Showtime's adultery drama The Affair was back for a fourth season of secrets and lies from different people's perspectives, and I really loved this dreamy ad creative this month.
Bold Type season 2 Dont you shush me mural ad
Freefrom had this fun painted wall mural ad to help promote the second season of their New York magazine world dramedy, The Bold Type.
TKO Total Knock Out series premiere billboard
If you were looking something lighter than drama this summer then comedian Kevin Hart had a new obstacle course competition show, TKO: Total Knock Out, to entertain the masses.
Four Battle for Stardom season 2 billboard
Plus singing competition, The Four: Battle for Stardom, was back for a second season of vocals and judging.
Gordon Ramsey 24 Hrs Hell Back billboard
In Gordon Ramsey's 24 Hrs to Hell and Back the celebrity chef hits the road to help struggling restaurants across the U.S. in his mobile kitchen.
Phenoms season 2 billboard
Plus the Gordon Ramsey is also the narrator of the second season of Phenoms, the soccer documentary series about the road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Deed Season 2 Sidney Torres billboard
Over on NBC, property mogul Sidney Torres was also back for a sophomore season of his reality show helping investors in The Deeds.
Detroiters season 2 billboard
Plus in the world of comedy, the Detroiters were back for a second season to help you with all your advertising needs.
Break Michelle Wolf season 1 billboard
Comic Michelle Wolf continued to dispense her statical take on the world's events in her new Netflix series, The Break.
Steve Martin Short Netflix billboard
Whilst comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short were teaming up to deliver a live event you wouldn't soon forget.
Hannah Gadsby Nanette standup billboard
Plus Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby was getting her own Netflix stand-up special this June with Nanette, which is more like the baring of her soul.
W Kamau Bell private School Negro stand-up special billboard
And activist and standup comic W. Kamau Bell was mixing comedy and politics in his new special, Private School Negro.
Bill Maher Live Oklahoma HBO standup billboard
Real Time's Bill Maher was getting his own stand-up special live from Oklahoma without any guests on HBO.
Amigos YouTube billboard
And at the start of the month, it looked like someone was parodying iconic sitcom Friends with this YouTube spoof Amigos.
Pluto TV app billboard
And finally, it looks like there's another way for you to watch television on the Pluto TV app. Remember when people wanted bigger and bigger TV screens? Now everyone is happy to watch on their tiny smartphones and tablets.

As you can see there's still not enough time in the day to watch all these shows, so make your choice carefully.

Be sure to also check out what TV billboards were gracing last year's June skies and I'll see you at the end of next month for more billboard snapshots from around the streets and skies of La La Land...

Thursday, June 28, 2018

June 2018's film, music and gaming billboards in L.A.'s sprawling skies...

This June aside from all the Emmy consideration ads flooding the city skyline, there were also a nice smattering of movie, music and gaming billboards trying to stand out. Enjoy this colourful collection of billboards entertaining the skies of L.A. this month.

Movie billboards
Ibiza film extension cut-out billboard
First up is this fun special extension cut-out for Netflix's romantic comedy with Richard Madden playing a superstar DJ in the Mediterranean, and be sure to also check out these other Ibiza movie billboards featuring the female cast.
Set It Up movie billboard
And speaking of the streaming service, Set It Up was keeping the summer romance going starring Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell as two executive assistants match-making their bosses, played by Lucy Liu and Taye Diggs.
Oceans 8 movie cut-out billboard
The ladies of Ocean's 8 were stealing the show at the box office this month and if you enjoyed the heist movie, be sure to also check out these Met Gala costumes from Ocean's 8 on display.
Uncle Drew film billboard
This Friday the basketball-themed Uncle Drew is providing some sporty summer comedy.
Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom movie billboard
And the dinosaurs are far from extinct as Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom roared back onto cinema screens and around the skies of L.A. this June.
The Meg movie billboard
And it looks like new monster flick The Meg, short for a Megalodon shark, is setting its sights on taking a big bite out of the summer box office.
Sicario Day of Soldado extension cut-out billboard
With tensions growing at America and Mexico's borders in real-life, cartel drug drama Sicario was back for a gritty sequel and these dramatic ad creatives for Day of the Soldado this month.
Equalizer 2 film billboard
Denzel Washington helped reboot The Equalizer TV show for the big screen in 2014 and this summer he's back with a cinematic sequel.
Skyscraper movie billboard
Dwayne Johnson continues to pump out action blockbusters and his latest offering sees him playing a security consultant on the tallest Hong Kong Skyscraper which suddenly finds itself ablaze.
Giant Incredibles 2 movie billboard
Incredibles 2 saw the superhero family back for more computer-animated adventures this month from Disney/Pixar, trying to rehabilitate the perception of 'Supers' in their world.
Edna Mode Incredibles 2 movie billboard
Fans of 'Elastigirl', 'Mr. Incredible' and 'Edna Mode' can check out all these other fun billboards for Incredibles 2.
Ant-Man and Wasp movie billboard
This month the skies were also being filled by Marvel's newest superhero team, Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Hellboy movie reboot teaser billboard
Plus the soon-to-be rebooted Hellboy movie franchise starring Stranger Things David Harbour was being teased on the side of Millennium Films offices.
Teen Titans Go to Movies billboard
More comic book delights were filling the city skyline this June in the form of these animated Teen Titans Go! to the Movies billboards.
Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation movie billboard
And speaking of animation, this July Hotel Transylvania is back for a third installment as the monsters venture on a Summer Vacation.
Mamma Mia Here We Go Again movie billboard
And another movie getting a sequel this summer is the musical comedy, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.
Recovery Boys documentary billboard
In the world of documentaries, Netflix was examining opioid addiction and rehabilitation in Recovery Boys.
Believer HBO documentary billboard
Whilst over on HBO Imagine Dragons Mormon front man Dan Reynolds was exploring his religion's relationship with its LGBTQ members in Believer.
Pandas film billboard
And Pandas were getting their turn in the spotlight in a new nature documentary film narrated by Kristen Bell.

Music billboards
The 1975 Give yourself a try billboard
In the world of music English rock band The 1975 were promoting their new song, 'Give yourself a try', in the skies above the Sunset Strip.
Big Freedia Spotify playlist takeover billboard
On music streaming platform Spotify, Big Freedia was taking over the playlist just in time to celebrate Pride month.
Father John Misty Gods Favorite Customer Spotify billboard
Meanwhile Josh Tillman was dropping his fourth studio album, God's Favorite Customer, under the stage name Father John Misty on Spotify.
Bebe Rexha Expectations Spotify billboard
And Bebe Rexha was making a bold, eye-catching statement in red for her debut studio album, Expectations.
Panic at Disco Pray for Wicked Spotify billboard
Panic! at the Disco were releasing their new album, Pray for the Wicked, this month and getting lots of support in the skies of the Sunset Strip.
Upstaging norm Panic at Disco YouTube Music billboard
Not only was Spotify promoting the record, but YouTube Music was also shining a spotlight on the rock band and its front man Brendon Urie nearby.
Redefining mainstream J Balvin YouTube Music billboard
And before that ad, Colombian singer J Balvin was getting some outdoor support from YouTube music.

Gaming billboards
BioWare Anthem video game billboard
This June Electronic Arts were showing off their new games at the live event EA Play at the Hollywood Palladium.
Anthem EA Play gaming billboard
Anthem Battlefield V EA Play billboards
Anthem, Battlefield V and more EA Sports games were on offer for gamers to try and get up close with.
Battlefield V EA Play billboards
If you liked this selection of outdoor ads filling L.A.'s skies this June, be sure to take a look at last year's movie, music and gaming billboards as a comparison.

Don't venture far as soon I'll be sharing this month's TV billboards trying to grab passersby attention around the sprawling skies of La La Land...