NBC, which aired the Super Bowl tonight, promoted a few of its upcoming shows, Rise, starring Auli'i Cravalho, Ellie Desautels, Amy Forsyth, and Good Girls, starring Christina Hendricks, Retta and Mae Whitman. Hulu also dropped big bucks (reportedly over $5 million), to promote its highly-anticipated Castle Rock, which features several characters in the Stephen King universe, centering on the town of Castle Rock, Maine, which was featured in a number of King novels and stories. The big game also featured quite the historic TV spot as well.
HBO announced recently that they will debut their first ever big game ad to promote Westworld Season 2, which is slated to debut this spring. It was the premium cable network's first Super Bowl ad since 1998. The network debuted a brief teaser a few days ago before the big game, although it didn't feature any footage from the show, instead revealing messages from a computer program that hinted the Westworld resort would be taken over at some point. HBO had revealed in the past that the show will return at some point this spring, with this ad finally confirming the premiere date, April 12.
Amazon also debuted a trailer for their highly-anticipated Jack Ryan series, although that trailer debuted last week before the big game. The Amazon series, which stars John Krasinski as the title character, will debut August 31 on Prime Video, so fans still have quite a long ways to wait before this series debuts for Amazon Prime subscribers. The series follows an up-and-coming CIA analyst thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time. The series follows the titular character as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale.
Along with these TV trailers, we have some of the most popular product ads, including new Bud Light ads continuing the popular "Dilly Dilly" story line, that debuted during the big game which also featured a halftime show lead by pop star Justin Timberlake. We'll be adding more videos throughout the evening so be sure to check back throughout the night for the latest videos. Take a look at the TV trailers and product ads from Super Bowl 52, courtesy of numerous YouTube channels.
NBC used its platform as the Super Bowl network this year to showcase one of its new mid-season shows, Rise, which is slated to debut on March 13. The show follows a working class high school drama department and the students come alive under a passionate teacher and family man whose dedication to the program galvanizes the entire town. The new series, created by Jason Katims (Parenthood), stars Auli'i Cravalho, Ellie Desautels and Amy Forsyth.
Hulu's Castle Rock takes fans deep within the worlds created by Stephen King, which often center on the same town, Castle Rock, Maine in this new series that will feature a ton of Easter Eggs for avid Stephen King readers. The series combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King's best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason developed the project for television and serve as executive producers along with J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer.
NBC also debuted a new ad for Good Girls, which is slated to premiere on February 26. The show follows three suburban mothers who suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take their power back. They go from suburbanites to criminals by deciding to rob a bank to get the money that they need to get their lives back on track.
John Krasinski brings the iconic Jack Ryan character back to life on the small screen, after numerous attempts to solidify movie franchises with stars such as Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and, most recently, Chris Pine. John Krasinski will play a younger version of the famous CIA analyst as he just starts out at the spy agency, which could be a huge hit for Amazon Prime subscribers, given how popular the Jack Ryan spy novels are.