HBO has now started to promote the fifth season of Entourage. Yesterday, after almost missing the footage that was shown, I had to keep a look out. And fortunately, I did. HBO is airing a making-of featurette that basically blew the footage out of the water. I’ll take Doug Ellin talking about the season and evolution of the group over a fast, non-speaking clip any day.
The footage was yet again fast, but enough to get the point across: this season will test alliances.
The footage started with Doug Ellin, explaining the evolution of Vince of this season as we watch Vince hop on a hammock with two voluptuous women: “Vince is hiding out, but having fun, while Ari is trying to find Vince’s next film. He’s fine. Turtle is with Vince, his sidekick.” We’re then taken to Vince and Turtle riding their own jet ski, pulling up to the beach and laughing.
Doug Ellin then returned: “This season we have so many new people.” He isn’t lying. We see Tony Bennet with a mircophone in hand, stopping in front of the camera while taking a break from shooting: “It’s the hottest show on television.”
Another star -- Gionvanni Ribisi, who’ll play a writer this season -- smiles; “It’s one of those shows that once it’s on, you can’t turn it off.” The footage flew past now -- and suddenly -- our exterior is a golf course, with Mark Wahlberg and Phil Mickelson smiling. “No one ever asks me about my films. It’s Entourage all the way. That’s all they want to know about.”
We’re still behind-the-scenes. Ari Gold throws down his golf club: “I’m not quitting, Phil!”, “I thought you could handle this, Ari”, says Wahlberg as he prepares his swing.
And the end now. Vince is still with a beard, sitting on the beach as Eric approaches him. “I don’t what I’m doing, E.”
“I’m trying to find you your next film, Vince.”
Then the new cover came on, followed by the theme music.
Whew. It’s going to be hell for me for the next few months, isn’t it?