Premiere: June 10
Starring: Bruce Greenwood, Austin Nichols
When you hire David Milch to do an HBO drama series about surfing, you aren't gonna get Baywatch. The series will explore some of Milch's favorite themes, including addiction and philosophy. Milch has said that the mystic goings-on are inspired by William James' concept of "lawless intrusions" on reality, as well as quantum physics. "Scientists have told us," Milch says, "that what appears to be matter is energy, that what looks solid is in fact constituted of waves." Really gnarly waves, it looks like.