The last eight episodes of the final season of Entourage officially kicks off tomorrow on HBO, and Jeremy Piven wanted the iconic series to end with the presence of President Barack Obama. Unfortunately for Piven and his co-star Kevin Dillon, Obama’s, well, entourage have denied the request. “We thought maybe there was a chance we could get him to do something. But it didn’t happen,” Dillon told the New York Daily News.
Fortunately, Piven and company may have a second chance to woo the President. Doug Ellin, the creator of the series, has reportedly told the cast of the long-running dramedy series that he plans to take the series from the small to the big screen within a few years. During the interview with New York Daily News, Piven quipped, “We’ll get him for the movie.” Throughout the seven season run, which started in 2004, several top celebrities such as Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba, Christina Aguilera, Whoopi Goldberg, and Jessica Simpson have guest-starred on the series.
The series is based in Los Angeles, California as Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) and his friends from his childhood navigate through Hollywood as he starts his career as an actor, based on the experiences of co-executive producer Mark Wahlberg. Throughout its run, Entourage has raked in 25 Emmy and 14 Golden Globe Award nominations, four of which were won consecutively by Piven in the “Outstanding Supporting Actor” category for the Emmy’s in 2006-2008, and another win in that same category at the Golden Globes in 2008.
The final season launches tomorrow (Sunday, June 24) at 10:30/9:30PM CT on HBO.