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.
Jesus Christ Superstar Live
Another NBC program touted during the big game is the live musical event Jesus Christ Superstar Live, which is a live musical recounting the final days of Jesus Christ and those around him. Musician/singer/actor John Legend stars as Jesus Christ, with Alice Cooper as King Herod and Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene, which could be among the biggest TV events of the year. The live musical event is slated to premiere on NBC April 1.
Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.
The USA Network shelled out the big bucks to promote its new series Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G., revealing that the number of seconds in this 20-second commercial are how many years the murders of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. have been unsolved. The series stars Wavyy Jonez as The Notorious B.I.G. and Marcc Rose as Tupac Shakur, with Josh Duhamel playing Detective Greg Kading. The series is slated to debut on February 27 on the USA Network.
As expected, HBO's WestworldSuper Bowl ad revealed the premiere date, April 12. HBO had stated in the past that this beloved show will return this spring, but tonight's big game trailer was the first to reveal the actual premiere date. Given how popular the first season was, this could be one of the big TV events of the spring as this iconic series finally makes its return.
M&M's Ad With Danny DeVito
M&M's put a new twist on their famous ads by turning the red M&M into a human, played by Danny DeVito. Fed up with people trying to "eat" him left and right, the red M&M finds a lucky penny, which he uses to wish he was a human, which comes true, in hilarious fashion.
Spring A.I. Ad
Sprint's ad with a new A.I. robot was quite humorous, featuring a man developing this A.I. robot that is advancing far beyond his expectations, although the robot ponders why the man hasn't switched to Sprint yet.
Doritos and Moutain Dew Ads With Peter Dinklage and Morgan Freeman
Peter Dinklage came aboard to play the personification of fire in a Doritos ad, lip syncing to a Busta Rhymes song, while Morgan Freeman plays the personification of ice, lip syncing to a Missy Elliot song. Doritos are often among the big winners with their Super Bowl ads in the past, a tradition that continues this year.
Bud Light Dilly Dilly Ads
Bud Light continues its popular Dilly Dilly campaign, that was created as a parody of sorts of Game of Thrones, set in a fantasy world where Bud Light is apparently the greatest commodity. These new ads feature this kingdom about to go to war to acquire more Bud Light.
These might be the funniest ads of the big game, with Stranger Things star David Harbour stealing several tropes from different ads, proclaiming that they're all Tide ads now. It remains to be seen if this campaign will continue beyond the big game.