Media Release

HBO and CINEMAX Programming Overview

Table of Contents

JUNE

SUMMER 2020

FALL 2020

CURRENTLY AIRING

UPCOMING

RETURNING

JUNE

 

I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK (Documentary)

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  • Synopsis: This six-part documentary series based on the book of the same name explores writer Michelle McNamara’s investigation into the dark world of a violent predator she dubbed the Golden State Killer. Terrorizing California in the 1970s and ‘80s, the Golden State Killer was responsible for 50 home-invasion rapes and 12 murders. This series gives voice to the survivors and their families, documenting an era when sex crimes were often dismissed or hidden in shame. A timely inquiry into our macabre preoccupation with true crime and a cautionary tale of the dangerous lure of addiction, the series is a riveting meditation on obsession and loss, chronicling the unrelenting path of a mysterious killer and the fierce determination of one woman to bring the case to light.
  • Credits: A Story Syndicate Production, I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK is a series by Liz Garbus; based on the book written by Michelle McNamara; directed by Liz Garbus, Elizabeth Wolff, Myles Kane and Josh Koury; producers, Elizabeth Wolff and Kate Barry; co-producers, Myles Kane and Josh Koury; executive producers, Liz Garbus, Dan Cogan, Michelle McNamara, Patton Oswalt and Dave Rath; co-executive producers, Paul Haynes and Billy Jensen. Michelle McNamara’s Words Read by Amy Ryan. For HBO: executive producers, Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller.
  • Status: Debuts June 28.
  • Contact: Lana.Iny@hbo.com or Veronica.VanPelt@hbo.com

 

WELCOME TO CHECHNYA (Documentary)

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  • Synopsis: WELCOME TO CHECHNYA, directed by acclaimed writer and Oscar® nominated director David France, shadows a group of brave activists risking their lives to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ campaign in the Russian republic of Chechnya. With unfettered access and a commitment to protecting anonymity, this documentary exposes these underreported atrocities, while highlighting an extraordinary group of people confronting deadly brutality.
  • Credits: Directed by David France.
  • Status: Debuts June 30.
  • Contact: Lana.Iny@hbo.com or Veronica.VanPelt@hbo.com

 

SUMMER 2020

 

ROOM 104 (Anthology Series)

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  • Synopsis: Set in a single room of a typical American chain motel, this anthology series tells different stories of the assorted characters who pass through it. From creators and executive producers Mark and Jay Duplass, episodes range from comedy to drama to horror.

  • S4 Cast: Mark Duplass, Hari Nef, Logan Miller, Jillian Bell, Jon Bass, Dave Bautista, Melissa Fumero, Vivian Bang, Finn Roberts, Adam Shapiro, Breeda Wool, Kevin Nealon, Erinn Hayes, Ron Funches, Sadie Stanley, Shannon Purser, Kendra Carelli, Benjamin Papac, Alison Jaye, Tim Granaderos, Oliva Crocicchia, Harvey Guillen, Gary Cole, Linda Lavin, Jennifer Kim, Kevin McKidd, Desean Terry, Suzanne Nichols, Leonardo Nam, Lily Gladstone, Jordyn Lucas, Natasha Perez, Jake Green, Ntare Mwine, Rebecca Hazlewood, and Susan Park.

  • S4 Credits: Created by Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass; executive producers, Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, Sydney Fleischmann, Mel Eslyn and Tyler Romary; co-executive producer, Julian Wass. Season four directors include: Mark Duplass, Karan Soni, Ross Partridge, Jenée LaMarque, Mel Eslyn, Lauren Budd, Natalie Morales, Patrick Brice, Julian Wass and Sydney Fleischmann. Season four writers include: Mark Duplass, Jenée LaMarque, Lauren Parks, Mel Eslyn, Lauren Budd, Bryan Poyser, and Julian Wass.

  • Status: The fourth and final season debuts July 24.

  • Contact: Alyssa.Michnevitz@hbo.com or Kristen.Ardigo@hbo.com

 

LOVECRAFT COUNTRY (Drama Series)

  • Synopsis: Based on the 2016 novel of the same name by Matt Ruff, the drama series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he joins up with his friend Leti (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father, Montrose Freeman (Michael Kenneth Williams). This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from an H.P. Lovecraft paperback.
  • Cast: Starring Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Courtney B. Vance and Michael Kenneth Williams. The cast also includes Wunmi Mosaku, Aunjanue Ellis, Abbey Lee, Jamie Harris, Jamie Chung, Tony Goldwyn, Jordan Patrick Smith, Jamie Neumann, Erica Tazel, and Mac Brandt.
  • Credits: Executive producer/showrunner, Misha Green; executive producer, Jordan Peele; executive producer/director of first episode, Yann Demange; executive producers, J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson and Bill Carraro; executive producer/director, Daniel Sackheim; production companies, Bad Robot Productions and Monkeypaw Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
  • Status: Debuts August 2020.
  • Contact: Cecile.Cross-Plummer@hbo.com or Yoonie.Yang@hbo.com 

 

FALL 2020

 

COASTAL ELITES (Special)

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  • Synopsis: Produced entirely under quarantine, this brand-new special features an all-star cast playing characters from New York to Los Angeles coping with politics and the pandemic. The special tells stories of breaking down and breaking through in the summer of 2020 that are funny, searing, poignant and now.
  • Cast: Stars Bette Midler, Kaitlyn Dever, Dan Levy, Sarah Paulson and Issa Rae.
  • Credits: Written by Paul Rudnick; Directed by Jay Roach; Executive producers, Paul Rudnick, Jay Roach, Jeffrey Seller, Flody Suarez, Scott Chaloff and Michelle Graham.
  • Status: Debuts September 2020.
  • Contact: Yoonie.Yang@hbo.com

 

THE UNDOING (Limited Drama Series)

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  • Synopsis: The six-part limited series stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant as Grace and Jonathan Fraser who are living the only lives they ever wanted for themselves. Overnight a chasm opens in their lives: a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and her family.
  • Cast: Stars Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Edgar Ramirez, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Matilda De Angelis, Lily Rabe, Noma Dumezweni, Noah Jupe, Sofie Gråbøl and Donald Sutherland.
  • Credits: Directed by Susanne Bier; created and written for television by David E. Kelley, who also serves as showrunner; executive produced by Susanne Bier, David E. Kelley through David E. Kelley Productions, Nicole Kidman and Per Saari through Blossom Films, Bruna Papandrea through Made Up Stories, Stephen Garrett and Celia Costas; based on the novel “You Should Have Known,” by Jean Hanff Korelitz.
  • Status: Debuts this fall.
  • Contact: Angela.Tarantino@hbo.com

 

THE THIRD DAY (Limited Drama Series)

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  • Synopsis: Told over the first three episodes, “Summer” stars Jude Law as Sam, a man who is drawn to a mysterious Island off the British coast where he encounters a group of islanders set on preserving their traditions at any cost. “Winter” unfolds over the latter three episodes and stars Naomie Harris as Helen, a strong-willed outsider who comes to the island seeking answers, but whose arrival precipitates a fractious battle to decide its fate.
  • Cast: Jude Law, Naomie Harris, Katherine Waterston, Emily Watson and Paddy Considine.
  • Credits: THE THIRD DAY is a co-production between Sky and HBO. It is the first original drama to be produced by Sky’s new production house, Sky Studios, in conjunction with Plan B Entertainment, the world-renowned immersive theatre company Punchdrunk and Dennis Kelly (“Utopia,” “Pulling”). Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Felix Barrett and Dennis Kelly executive produce.
  • Status: Debuts this fall.
  • Contact: Diego.Aldana@hbo.com

 

INDUSTRY (Drama Series)

  • Synopsis: This series is an exhilarating dive into the world of international finance, as seen through the eyes of ambitious twenty-somethings struggling to secure their futures. The series follows a group of young graduates competing for a limited set of permanent positions at a top investment bank in London – but the boundaries between colleague, friend, lover, and enemy soon blur as they immerse themselves in a company culture defined as much by sex, drugs, and ego as it is by deals and dividends. As members of the group rise and fall, they must decide whether life is about more than the bottom line.
  • Cast: Myha’la Herrold, Marisa Abela, Harry Lawtey, David Jonsson, Nabhaan Rizwan, Conor Macneill, Freya Mavor, Will Tudor And Ken Leung.
  • Credits: Directors: Lena Dunham, Tinge Krishnan, Ed Lilly, Mary Nighy; Writers: Konrad Kay, Mickey Down, Sam H. Freeman, Kate Verghese; Executive Producers: Mickey Down, Konrad Kay, Jane Tranter, Lachlan MacKinnon, Ryan Rasmussen, Lena Dunham, Ben Irving for BBC; Produced for HBO / BBC by Bad Wolf.  
  • Status: Debuts this fall.
  • Contact: Diego.Aldana@hbo.comAlyssa.Michnevitz@hbo.com

 

THE ART OF POLITICAL MURDER (Documentary)

  • Synopsis: Based on Francisco Goldman’s book of the same name and executive produced by Oscar winner George Clooney and Grant Heslov, this film tells the story of the 1998 murder of Guatemalan human rights activist Bishop Juan Gerardi, which stunned a country ravaged by decades of political violence. Just two days after presenting a damning report blaming the atrocities of the civil war on the Guatemalan military, Bishop Gerardi was found dead in his home. Fearing a cover-up, the church assembles a team of young investigators to take on the case. They begin to unearth a web of conspiracy and murder, entangling the upper echelons of the government.
  • Credits: Directed by Paul Taylor and produced by Teddy Leifer.
  • Status: Debuts this fall.
  • Contact: Veronica.VanPelt@hbo.com

 

CURRENTLY AIRING

 

 

PERRY MASON (Drama Series)

  • Synopsis: 1931, Los Angeles. While the rest of the country struggles from the Great Depression, this city is booming! Oil! Olympic Games! Talking Pictures! Evangelical Fervor! And a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong! Based on characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, this new series follows the origins of American fiction’s most legendary criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason (Matthew Rhys). When the case of the decade breaks down his door, Mason’s relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and just maybe, a pathway to redemption for himself.
  • Cast: Matthew Rhys, Tatiana Maslany and John Lithgow star. The cast also includes Chris Chalk, Shea Whigham, Nate Corddry, Veronica Falcon, Jefferson Mays, Gayle Rankin, Lili Taylor, Juliet Rylance, Andrew Howard, Robert Patrick, and Stephen Root.
  • Credits: Executive producers for Team Downey, Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, Amanda Burrell; writer/showrunner/executive producer, Ron Fitzgerald; executive producer, Joe Horacek; writer/showrunner/executive producer, Rolin Jones; director/executive producer, Tim Van Patten; co-executive producer Aida Rodgers; star/producer, Matthew Rhys.
  • Status: Debuted June 21.
  • Contact: Christopher.Godefroy@hbo.com

 

TRACKERS (Cinemax Drama Series)

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  • Synopsis: An adaptation of internationally acclaimed author Deon Meyer’s crime novel, TRACKERS, shot entirely in South Africa, deftly interweaves three story strands into a sophisticated action-packed thriller that covers the length and breadth of the country, explosively colliding in Cape Town in a violent conspiracy involving organized crime, smuggled diamonds, state security, black rhinos, the CIA and an international terrorist plot.
  • Cast: James Gracie, Rolanda Marais, Ed Stoppard, Sandi Schultz, Brendon Daniels, Trix Vivier, Thapelo Mokoena, and Sisanda Henna.
  • Credits: Executive producers, Cobus van den Berg, Tim Theron, Jonathan Drake, Robert Thorogood, Deon Meyer; executive creative producer, Steve Maher; series producer, Rebecca Fuller-Campbell; directed by Jyri Kähönen; cinematography by Ivan Strasburg;  adapted for television by Robert Thorogood from the novel by Deon Meyer; a Cinemax presentation of a Three River Fiction and Scene23 co-production in association with M-Net and ZDF.
  • Status: Debuts June 5.
  • Contact: Christopher.Godefroy@hbo.com

 

I MAY DESTROY YOU (New Series)

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  • Synopsis: Executive produced, written by and starring Michaela Coel, this new half-hour series is fearless, frank and provocative, and explores the question of sexual consent in contemporary life and how, in the new landscape of dating and relationships, we make the distinction between liberation and exploitation.
  • Cast: Stars Michaela Coel. The cast also includes Weruche Opia, Paapa Essiedu, Aml Ameen, Adam James, Sarah Niles, Ann Akin, Harriet Webb, Ellie James, Franc Ashman, Karan Gill, Natalie Walter and Samson Ajewole.
  • Credits: Executive producers for Various Artists Ltd, Phil Clarke and Roberto Troni; executive producer for FALKNA Productions/writer/director/star, Michaela Coel; producer, Simon Maloney; producer, Simon Meyers; director, Sam Miller (Miller also serves as an executive producer on episodes 1-3); production companies, Various Artists Ltd and FALKNA Productions. I MAY DESTROY YOU is a co-production between HBO and BBC and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, excluding the UK and Ireland where the series will be distributed by BBC Studios.
  • Status: Debuted June 7.
  • Contact: Tonya.Owens@hbo.com or Cecile.Cross-Plummer@hbo.com

 

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER

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  • Synopsis: This weekly live show is devoted to news and comedy, allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues. Editions debut Fridays at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT).
  • Cast: Bill Maher hosts.
  • S18 Credits: The executive producers of REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER are Bill Maher, Sheila Griffiths, Marc Gurvitz, Dean Johnsen, Billy Martin; co-executive producer, Chris Kelly; producer, Matt Wood; associate producers, Chelsea Braun, Miles Leicher, Joaquin Torres; director, Paul Casey.
  • Status: The show’s 18th season debuted January 17.
  • Contact: Kelley.Carville@hbo.com

 

LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER

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  • Synopsis: The only weekly news-oriented comedy series to be presented on Sunday night, this series takes a satirical look at news, politics and current events. Taped in New York a few hours before it debuts, the Emmy®-winning show features Oliver’s topical commentary on the previous week’s events, as well as addressing broader issues.
  • Cast: John Oliver hosts.
  • S6 Credits: Executive producers, John Oliver, Tim Carvell, Liz Stanton, Jon Thoday and James Taylor; director, Paul Pennolino. Writers, John Oliver, Tim Carvell, Daniel O’Brien, Owen Parsons, Charlie Redd, Joanna Rothkopf, Chrissy Shackelford, Ben Silva, Seena Vali, Mark Kramer, Johnathan Appel and Liz Hynes.
  • Status: Series is currently in its seventh season.
  • Contact: Michelle.Goldstein@hbo.com

 

SESAME STREET (Children’s Series)

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  • Synopsis: Now in its 50th season, the award-winning show continues on HBO. For more than four decades, the series has helped children grow smarter, stronger and kinder by providing preschoolers with the gold-standard in quality educational programming.
  • Credits: Executive producers, Brown Johnson, Benjamin Lehmann; senior producer, Stephanie Longardo; coordinating producer, Mindy Fila; producer, Karyn Leibovich; directed by Marilyn Agrelo, Ken Diego, Shannon Flynn, Benjamin Lehmann, Linda Mendoza, Alan Muraoka, Liliana Olszewski, Scott Preston, Matt Vogel, Nadine Zylstra; head writer, Ken Scarborough; writers, Molly Boylan, Warrick Brownlow-Pike, Jennifer Capra, Jessica Carleton, Geri Cole, Joe Fallon, Christine Ferraro, Liz Hara, Ron Holsey, Keion Jackson, Elizabeth Keyishian, Raye Lankford, Benjamin Lehmann, Andrew Moriarty, Max Nicoll, Carol-Lynn Parente, Luis Santeiro, Ken Scarborough, Belinda Ward.
  • Status: The series is now in its 50th season.
  • Contact: John.Kwiatkowski@hbo.com

 

REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL (Sports Series)

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  • Synopsis: Winner of 34 Sports Emmys®, and the only sports show to receive four Columbia University-duPont broadcast journalism awards, this monthly magazine program explores issues, controversies and personalities in the sports world with provocative reports.
  • Cast: Host Bryant Gumbel is joined by correspondents Mary Carillo, Jon Frankel, Bernard Goldberg, Andrea Kremer, Soledad O’Brien and David Scott.
  • Credits: Executive Producers, Peter Nelson, Rick Bernstein, Joe Perskie;
  • Status: Season 26 began January 28. The series celebrated its 25th anniversary season this April.
  • Contact: Chuck.Kingsbury@hbo.com

 

THE SHOP: UNINTERRUPTED (Sports Series)

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  • Synopsis: From HBO Sports and Uninterrupted, the digital media company of LeBron James and Maverick Carter, this unscripted series is set in a barbershop, which for many provides a sanctuary for spirited, free-flowing conversation. The high-energy, fast-paced program offers unfiltered conversation and debate with some of the biggest names in sports, music, culture and entertainment.
  • Cast: LeBron James and Maverick Carter
  • Credits: Executive produced by LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Peter Nelson, Rick Bernstein and Devin Johnson; directed by Robert Alexander; supervising producer, Bentley Weiner; director of photography, Brandon Riley; created by Paul Rivera and Randy Mims; operations producer, Holly Peterman.
  • Status: Currently airing new editions.
  • Contact: Patrick.Byrne@hbo.com

 

AXIOS

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  • Synopsis: The news-breaking documentary series will continue to work with Axios journalists to cover it all – politics, business, technology – and share insight on other big topics shaping the future. Co-founded in 2016 by Mike Allen, Jim VandeHei and Roy Schwartz, Axios is known for its headline-generating interviews, illuminating coverage and trustworthy insight delivered with “smart brevity.” 
  • Credits: Directed and produced by Emmy® winner Matthew O’Neill and Perri Peltz.
  • Status: The show is currently in its third season.
  • Contact: Asheba.Edghill@hbo.com or Erica.Rosenthal@hbo.com
     

UPCOMING

 

HOW TO WITH JOHN WILSON (Unscripted Comedy Series)

  • Synopsis: HOW TO WITH JOHN WILSON is a first person documentary series hosted by an anxious New Yorker who attempts to give everyday advice while dealing with his own personal issues. Acting as both cameraman and narrator, John covertly documents the lives of fellow New Yorkers in a comic odyssey of self-discovery, inevitably making the audience comfortable with the awkward contradictions of modern life.
  • Cast: John Wilson
  • Credits: Executive Producer/Writer/Director/Narrator John Wilson; executive producer, Nathan Fielder; executive producer, Clark Reinking.
  • Status: Debuts 2020.
  • Contact: Diego.Aldana.@hbo.com

 

AMERICAN UTOPIA (Special)

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  • Synopsis: HBO will present the filmed version of the acclaimed Broadway show “David Byrne’s American Utopia,” directed by Academy Award winning director Spike Lee. DAVID BYRNE’S AMERICAN UTOPIA is a unifying musical celebration that inspires audiences to connect to each other and to the global community. This one-of-a-kind, dynamic film gives audiences around the world access to Byrne’s electrifying Broadway show that played to sold-out, record-breaking audiences during its run from October 2019 to February 2020 at Broadway’s Hudson Theater.
  • Credits: Participant, River Road Entertainment and Warner Music Entertainment are executive producing and financing the project, with Participant as lead; Produced by David Byrne’s Todomundo and Lee’s Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks production companies; Executive produced by RadicalMedia. David Byrne and Spike Lee serve as producers. Participant’s Jeff Skoll, David Linde, and Diane Weyermann executive produce; along with Warner Music Group’s Len Blavatnik, David Bither, Charlie Cohen, and Kurt Deutsch; Bill Pohlad and Christa Zofcin Workman of River Road; and RadicalMedia’s Jon Kamen, Dave Sirulnick and Meredith Bennett. Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson and Patrick Catullo, who produced the Broadway production, also serve as executive producers.
  • Status: Debuts 2020.
  • Contact: Asheba.Edghill@hbo.com, Cecile.Cross-Plummer@hbo.com

 

WE ARE WHO WE ARE (Drama Series)

  • Synopsis: From Luca Guadagnino, the series is a coming of age story about two American teenagers who, along with their military and civilian parents, are living on an American military base in Italy. The series centers on friendship, first-love and all the unknowns of being a teenager, which could happen anywhere, but in this case, happens to be in this little slice of America in Italy.
  • Cast: Chloë Sevigny, Jack Dylan Grazer, Alice Braga, Jordan Kristine Seamón, Kid Cudi, Faith Alabi, Spence Moore II, Francesca Scorsese, Ben Taylor, Corey Knight, Tom Mercier and Sebastiano Pigazzi.
  • Credits: An HBO-Sky production; showrunner, executive producer, writer, director Luca Guadagnino; the series is executive produced by Lorenzo Mieli for Fremantle’s The Apartment. Other executive producers are Mario Gianani for Fremantle’s Wildside, Luca Guadagnino, Nick Hall, Sean Conway, Elena Recchia, Riccardo Neri and Francesco Melzi d’Eril; Paolo Giordano and Francesca Manieri write alongside Guadagnino.
  • Status: Debuts 2020.
  • Contact: Erin.Tresco@hbo.com and Litzaya.Ahumada@hbo.com

 

MARE OF EASTTOWN (Limited Drama Series)

  • Synopsis: Kate Winslet executive produces and stars in this limited series as a small-town Pennsylvania detective who investigates a local murder as her life crumbles around her.
  • Cast: Kate Winslet, Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart, Angourie Rice, Evan Peters, Cailee Spaeny, David Denman, John Douglas Thompson, Patrick Murney, Ben Miles, James McArdle, Sosie Bacon, Joe Tippett and Neal Huff.
  • Credits: An HBO co-production with wiip; creator/writer/showrunner/executive producer, Brad Ingelsby; directors/executive producers, Craig Zobel and Gavin O’Connor; executive producer, Gordon Gray through Mayhem Pictures; executive producer, Paul Lee through wiip; executive producer, Mark Roybal through wiip; executive producer, Kate Winslet.
  • Contact: Angela.Tarantino@hbo.com

 

THE GILDED AGE (Drama Series)

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  • Synopsis: The American Gilded Age was a period of immense economic change, of huge fortunes made and lost, and the rise of disparity between old money and new.  Against this backdrop of change, the story begins in 1882 - introducing young Marian Brook, the orphaned daughter of a Union general, who moves into the New York City home of her thoroughly old money aunts Agnes van Rhijn and Ada Brook.  Accompanied by Peggy Scott, an accomplished African-American woman, Marian inadvertently becomes enmeshed in a social war between one of her aunts, a scion of the old money set, and her stupendously rich neighbors, a ruthless railroad tycoon and his ambitious wife, George and Bertha Russell. In this exciting new world that is on the brink of the modern age, will Marian follow the established rules of society, or forge her own path?
  • Cast: Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Carrie Coon and Morgan Spector.
  • Credits: Creator/writer/executive producer, Julian Fellowes; executive producer, Gareth Neame; director/executive producer, Michael Engler; a co-production between HBO and Universal Television.
  • Contact: Angela.Tarantino@hbo.com

 

HOUSE OF THE DRAGON (Drama Series)

  • Synopsis: Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, this “Game of Thrones” prequel co-created by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal, which is set 300 years before the events of “Game of Thrones,” tells the story of House Targaryen.
  • Cast: TBA
  • Credits: Co-created by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal. Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan Condal will partner as showrunners and will also serve as executive producers along with George R.R. Martin and Vince Gerardis.
  • Status: The series has been given a ten-episode series order.
  • Contact: Kelley.Carville@hbo.com

 

THE NEVERS (Drama Series)

  • Synopsis: This epic science-fiction drama series spotlights a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies and a mission that might change the world.
  • Cast: Laura Donnelly stars.
  • Credits: Executive producer, showrunner, writer, director, Joss Whedon; executive producer, Bernadette Caulfield; executive producer, writer, Jane Espenson; executive producer, writer, Doug Petrie.
  • Status: The show has been given a straight-to-series order.
  • Contact: Diego.Aldana@hbo.com

 

QUALITYLAND (Comedy Series)

  • Synopsis: QualityLand is the very near future. It’s everything we have now, and more so. It’s the story of humanity’s struggle against the tyranny of convenience. But funny.
  • Cast: TBA
  • Credits: Executive producer/co-writer, Mike Judge; executive producer/co-writer, Josh Lieb; executive producer, Michael Rotenberg for 3 Arts Productions; based on the novel of the same name by Marc-Uwe Kling; a co-production with HBO and Lionsgate/3 Arts.
  • Status: Series given production commitment.
  • Contact: Karen.Jones@hbo.com  

 

A5 (Limited Comedy Series)

  • Synopsis: This limited comedy series is centered on a bioengineer who discovers the gene that makes a person an asshole and attempts to answer the questions nagging at all of us: Why do assholes exist? Why have they come to dominate our culture? And can they be cured?
  • Cast: TBA
  • Credits: Executive producer/co-writer, Mike Judge; executive producer/co-writer, Etan Cohen; executive producer, Michael Rotenberg for 3 Arts Productions.
  • Status: Series given production commitment.
  • Contact: Karen.Jones@hbo.com

 

GORILLA AND THE BIRD (Limited Drama Series)

  • Synopsis: An inspirational tale of a mother’s unconditional love for her bipolar son, this limited series follows Zack (the Gorilla) as he fights to regain his sanity after a devastating psychotic break, turning to the only person who didn’t give up on him – his mother (The Bird). Once a highly successful public defender for The Legal Aid Society of New York, Zach’s sudden illness takes him on a harrowing journey of delusions and antisocial behavior, leading to his eventual arrest and commitment to Bellevue Hospital.
  • Cast: TBA
  • Credits: Based on “Gorilla and the Bird: A Memoir,” by Zack McDermott; an HBO-Big Beach TV co-production; director/executive producer, Jean-Marc Vallée for crazyrose; executive producer, Nathan Ross for crazyrose; executive producers, Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin, Peter Kiernan for Free Association; executive producers, Robin Schwartz, Marc Turtletaub, Peter Saraf for Big Beach; writer/executive producer, Bryan Sipe; co-executive producer, Zack McDermott.
  • Status: Limited series order.
  • Contact: Kelley.Carville@hbo.com

 

RETURNING

 

SUCCESSION (Drama Series)

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  • Synopsis: Beginning where season one dramatically left off, season two of this series follows the members of the Roy family as they struggle to retain control of their empire, and while the future looks increasingly uncertain, it is the past that threatens to ultimately destroy them.
  • S2 Cast: Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Hiam Abbass, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Friedman, Rob Yang, J. Smith Cameron, Dagmara Dominczyk and Arian Moayed.
  • S2 Credits: Created by Jesse Armstrong; executive produced by Jesse Armstrong, Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Will Ferrell, Jane Tranter, Mark Mylod, Tony Roche and Scott Ferguson. Jesse Armstrong serves as showrunner.
  • Status: The series has been renewed for a third season.
  • Contact: Angela.Tarantino@hbo.com

 

THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES (Comedy Series)

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  • Synopsis: This comedy series tells the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work.
  • S1 Cast: John Goodman, Danny McBride, Edi Patterson, Adam Devine, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, Tim Baltz and GregAlan Williams star.
  • S1 Credits: Executive producer, creator, writer, director, Danny McBride; executive producer, director, Jody Hill; executive producer, director, David Gordon Green.
  • Status: The series has been renewed for a second season.
  • Contact: Diego.Aldana@hbo.com     

 

BARRY (Comedy Series)

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  • Synopsis: This dark comedy stars Emmy® winner Bill Hader in the title role. Desperate to leave his violent past behind, Barry is attempting to untangle himself from the world of contract killing and fully immerse himself in acting. But while he has eliminated many of the external factors that pushed him towards violence, Barry soon discovers they weren’t the only forces at play.
  • S2 Cast: Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan and Emmy® winner Henry Winkler also star.
  • S2 Credits: Created by Alec Berg & Bill Hader; executive produced by Bill Hader and Alec Berg.
  • Status: The series has been renewed for a third season.

 

EUPHORIA (Drama Series)

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  • Synopsis: This drama series follows a group of high school students as they navigate drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship.
  • Cast: Zendaya leads an ensemble cast that also includes Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer, Algee Smith and Sydney Sweeney.
  • Credits: Augustine Frizzell directed and co-executive produced the pilot. All episodes written by Sam Levinson, who also serves as executive producer. Executive producers also include Drake, Future the Prince, Ravi Nandan, Kevin Turen, Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein, Ron Leshem, Daphna Levin, Tmira Yardeni, Mirit Toovi, Yoram Mokadi and Gary Lennon. Produced in partnership with A24 and based on the Israeli series of the same name from HOT, which was created by Ron Leshem and Daphna Levin.
  • Status: The series has been renewed for a second season.
  • Contact: Tonya.Owens@hbo.com

 

INSECURE (Comedy Series)

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  • Synopsis: A new season that finds our favorite characters evaluating their relationships, new and old, in an effort to figure out who and what comes with them in the next phase of their lives.
  • S4 Cast: Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Natasha Rothwell, Amanda Seales, Kendrick Sampson, Alexander Hodge
  • S4 Credits: Created by Issa Rae & Larry Wilmore; executive produced by Issa Rae, Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky, Jonathan Berry, Amy Aniobi and Jim Kleverweis; co-executive producers, Laura Kittrell and Phil Augusta Jackson.
  • Status: The series has been renewed for a fifth season.
  • Contact: Tonya.Owens@hbo.com

 

WESTWORLD (Drama Series)

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  • Synopsis: This Emmy®-winning one-hour drama series is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth.
  • Cast: Confirmed season three cast includes returning stars Evan Rachel Wood, Emmy® winner Thandie Newton, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Luke Hemsworth, Simon Quarterman, and new cast members Aaron Paul, Vincent Cassel, Lena Waithe, Scott Mescudi, Marshawn Lynch, John Gallagher Jr., Michael Ealy, and Tommy Flanagan.
  • S3 Credits: Created for television by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy, who are executive producers with J.J. Abrams, Athena Wickham, Richard J. Lewis, Ben Stephenson, and Denise Thé. Production companies: Kilter Films and Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television; based on the film written by Michael Crichton.
  • Status: The series has been renewed for a fourth season.
  • Contact: Kelley.Carville@hbo.com or Christopher.Godefroy@hbo.com

 

MY BRILLIANT FRIEND: THE STORY OF A NEW NAME (Drama Series)

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  • Synopsis: Based on Elena Ferrante’s second book of her four-part series, this season follows Elena and Lila’s journey into adulthood as they weather romance, heartbreak, success and betrayal.
  • S2 Cast: Series regulars include Elisa Del Genio, Ludovica Nasti, Margherita Mazzucco and Gaia Girace.
  • S2 Credits: An HBO, Rai Fiction series, produced by Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani for The Apartment and Wildside, both part of Fremantle, and by Domenico Procacci for Fandango, in collaboration with Rai Fiction, In collaboration with HBO Entertainment, In co-production with Mowe and Umedia. Internationally distributed by Fremantle in collaboration with Rai Com; executive producers, Lorenzo Mieli, Mario Gianani, Domenico Procacci, Paolo Sorrentino, Jennifer Schuur, Elena Recchia, Guido De Laurentiis. Based on Elena Ferrante’s bestselling book of the same name, which is the second of her four-part series published in the U.S. by Europa Editions.
  • Status: This series has been renewed for a third season.
  • Contact: Kelley.Carville@hbo.com.

 

AVENUE 5 (Comedy Series)

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  • Synopsis: This space tourism comedy is set 40 years in the future, when the solar system is everyone’s oyster. With Hugh Laurie as the captain, nothing can go wrong.
  • Cast: Josh Gad, Zach Woods, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Rebecca Front, Lenora Crichlow, Suzy Nakamura and Ethan Phillips also star.
  • Credits: Executive producer, creator, Armando Iannucci; executive producer, Kevin Loader; executive producer, Simon Blackwell; executive producer, Tony Roche; executive producer, Will Smith.
  • Status: The series has been renewed for a second season.
  • Contact: Cecile.Cross-Plummer@hbo.com

 

WE’RE HERE (Unscripted Series)

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  • Synopsis: This six-episode unscripted series recruits local residents across small-town America to participate in a one-night-only drag show. In each episode, renowned drag queens Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara and Shangela Laquifa Wadley visit a different small town to inspire and teach their own “drag daughters” to step outside their comfort zone for a night of no-holds-barred, full-on drag.
  • Cast: Caldwell Tidicue (Bob the Drag Queen), David Huggard (Eureka O’Hara) and D.J. Pierce (Shangela)
  • Credits: Created and executive produced by Stephen Warren and Johnnie Ingram; directed and executive produced by Peter LoGreco; executive produced by Eli Holzman & Aaron Saidman for Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC). Caldwell Tidicue (Bob the Drag Queen), David Huggard (Eureka O’Hara) and D.J. Pierce (Shangela) serve as consulting producers.
  • Status: Debuted April 23.
  • Contact: Erin.Tresco@hbo.com

 

BETTY (Series)

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  • Synopsis: Based on Crystal Moselle’s critically acclaimed feature Skate Kitchen, this six-episode half-hour series follows a diverse group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male-oriented world of skateboarding, set against the backdrop of New York City.
  • Cast: Stars Dede Lovelace, Moonbear, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, and Rachelle Vinberg, who all starred in the original film.
  • Credits: Directed by Crystal Moselle; executive produced by Moselle, Lesley Arfin, Igor Srubshchik and Jason Weinberg.
  • Status: The series has been renewed for a second season.
  • Contact: Erin.Tresco@hbo.com

 

HIS DARK MATERIALS (Drama Series)

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  • Synopsis: Adapting Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy of the same name, which is considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction, this series follows Lyra, a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world. Her search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust.
  • Cast: Series regulars include Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, James McAvoy, Clarke Peters, James Cosmo, Anne-Marie Duff, Will Keen and Ariyon Bakare. Voice cast includes Helen McCrory, David Suchet, Cristela Alonzo , Kit Connor, Brian Fisher and Joe Tandberg.
  • Credits: Executive Producers: Jane Tranter, Dan McCulloch, Philip Pullman, Jack Thorne, Joel Collins, Tom Hooper, Otto Bathurst, Ryan Rasmussen, Julie Gardner; Toby Emmerich and Carolyn Blackwood (for New Line Cinema); Deborah Forte and Ben Irving (for BBC One); Based on the Novels “The Golden Compass,” “The Subtle Knife,” and “The Amber Spyglass” by Philip Pullman.
  • Status: The series has been renewed for a second season.
  • Contact: Kelley.Carville@hbo.com    

 

GENTLEMAN JACK (Drama Series)

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  • Synopsis: From Sally Wainwright, this series tells a remarkable and unlikely love story, set in the complex, changing world of 1832 Halifax, the cradle of the industrial revolution. Starring Suranne Jones, it focuses on landowner Anne Lister and her determination to change the fate of Shibden Hall, her faded ancestral home, by re-opening the coal mines and marrying well. The charismatic, single-minded, swashbuckling Lister – who dresses head-to-toe in black and charms her way into high society – has no intention of marrying a man. Every part of the story is based in historical fact, recorded in the four million words of the real-life Anne Lister’s diaries, which contain the most intimate details of her life, once hidden in a secret code that is now broken.
  • S1 Cast: Suranne Jones, Sophie Rundle, Katherine Kelly, Sofie Gråbøl, Derek Riddell, Veronica Clifford, Sylvia Syms, Brendan Patricks, Caspar Phillipson, Polly Maberly, Lucy Black, Stephanie Hyam, Dino Fetscher, Rupert Vansittart, Michael Xavier, Gemma Whelan, Timothy West, Gemma Jones, Stephanie Cole, Peter Davison, Amelia Bullmore, Vincent Franklin, Shaun Dooley, Joe Armstrong and Rosie Cavaliero.
  • S1 Credits: Creator/writer/director Sally Wainwright executive produces along with Faith Penhale and Piers Wenger. Produced by Lookout Point for BBC One, and co-produced with HBO.
  • Status: The series has been renewed for a second season.
  • Contact: Erin.Tresco@hbo.com

 

A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW (Comedy Series)

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  • Synopsis: This narrative series is set in a limitless magical reality full of dynamic, hilarious characters and celebrity guests. The show presents sketches performed by a core cast of black women, including Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis and Quinta Brunson.
  • S1 Cast: Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis and Quinta Brunson.
  • S1 Credits: Creator/executive producer/writer/star, Robin Thede; executive producer, Issa Rae for Issa Rae Productions; executive producers, Dave Becky, Jonathan Berry for 3 Arts Entertainment; executive producers, Tony Hernandez, Brooke Posch for JAX Media; head writer/co-executive producer: Lauren Ashley Smith; producers, Deniese Davis, Montrel McKay for Issa Rae Productions; producer, John Skidmore for JAX Media.
  • Status: The show has been renewed for a second season.
  • Contact: Tonya.Owens@hbo.com

 

LOS ESPOOKYS (Comedy Series)

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  • Synopsis: This primarily Spanish-language (with English subtitles) comedy series follows a group of friends who turn their love for horror into a peculiar business, providing horror to those who need it, in a dreamy Latin American country where the strange and eerie are just part of daily life.
  • Cast: Ana Fabrega, Julio Torres, Cassandra Ciangherotti and Bernardo Velasco star as Los Espookys, with José Pablo Minor and recurring guest star Fred Armisen.
  • Credits: Created by Fred Armisen & Ana Fabrega & Julio Torres; executive produced by Fred Armisen and Lorne Michaels, along with Broadway Video’s Andrew Singer and Alice Mathias.
  • Status: The series has been renewed for a second season.
  • Contact: Alyssa.Michnevitz@hbo.com

 

RANDOM ACTS OF FLYNESS

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  • Synopsis: This innovative series explores evergreen cultural idioms such as patriarchy, white supremacy and sensuality from a new, thought-provoking perspective. A fluid, stream-of-consciousness response to the contemporary American mediascape, each episode features a handful of interconnected vignettes, showcasing an ensemble cast of emerging and established talent.
  • S1 Cast: Terence Nance, guests TBA.
  • S1 Credits: Created by Terence Nance; written and directed by Terence Nance; executive producers, Terence Nance, Tamir Muhammad, Jamund Washington, Kishori Rajan, Kelley Robins Hicks, Chanelle Aponte Pearson, Ravi Nandan and John Hodges. MVMT is producing the series in association with A24.
  • Status: The series has been renewed for a second season.

 

WARRIOR (Drama Series)

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  • Synopsis: Inspired by an idea from martial-arts legend Bruce Lee, this gritty, action-packed crime drama is set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century. Filming in Cape Town, South Africa, it follows a martial arts prodigy who immigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances, and becomes a hatchet man for one of Chinatown’s most powerful organized crime families.
  • S1 Cast: Series regulars include Kieran Bew, Olivia Cheng, Dianne Doan, Dean Jagger, Langley Kirkwood, Andrew Koji, Hoon Lee, Christian McKay, Joe Taslim, Jason Tobin, Joanna Vanderham, Tom Weston-Jones and Perry Yung.
  • S1 Credits: Produced for CINEMAX by Perfect Storm Entertainment, Tropper Ink Productions and Bruce Lee Entertainment; created and executive produced by Jonathan Tropper under Tropper Ink Productions; Justin Lin and Danielle Woodrow executive produce on behalf of Perfect Storm Entertainment; Shannon Lee executive produces for Bruce Lee Entertainment.
  • Status: The series has been renewed for a second season.
  • Contact: Alyssa.Michnevitz@hbo.com

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