April 11th, 2017
A hero spot gathers 61 stars from its various shows. Each stands before the camera delivering an indescript sound in the neighborhood of "um" or "ahh" while completely costumed and in character. Duane Johnson's Spencer Strasmore from "Ballers" adjusts his tie, as if looking in the mirror, while Issa Rae ("Insecure") checks herself out and gives a self-assured nod. Meanwhile, Big Bird's muttering seems a bit befuddled, John Oliver's "ahh" reads more like "what the f#ck is going on," as does that of "Game of Thrones" Jamie Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), gasping at his fake hand. More stars appear fast and furiously, their murmurs and mugs ultimately melding and shrinking to become the pixels and notes of the HBO opener.

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