Just hours before the internet was taken by storm with the premiere of House of the Dragon, HBO Max released a short video showcasing some of what’s to come over the next few months. There’s a lot to be excited about. We also got to see the first-ever video footage for the upcoming live-action adaptation of The Last of Us, which looks every bit as good as we hoped.
In addition to a few brand new arrivals like The Idol, created by The Weekend and Love and Death from the creators of Big Little Lies, many continuations of beloved shows are also heading to our screens soon. So if you’re looking for something to watch after House of the Dragon is done, here are some things you have to look forward to from HBO MAX over the next few months.
HBO and HBO Max – What is New?
Avenue 5 – Season 2
Set forty years in the future when travelling the solar system is no longer the stuff of sci-fi fantasy but a booming, multibillion-dollar business.
Los Espookys – Season 2
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.
A music industry drama set in Los Angeles, co-created by Sam Levinson, Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, and Reza Fahim, and stars Lily-Rose Depp and Tesfaye.
Somebody, Somewhere – Season 2
Following Sam, who is grappling with loss and acceptance. Singing is Sam’s saving grace and leads her on a journey to discover herself and a community of outsiders who don’t fit in but don’t give up, showing that finding your people and your voice is possible.
The White House Plummers
Starring Woody Harrelson, Justin Theroux, Domhnall Gleeson, Kiernan Shipka, and Lena Headey, the miniseries will adapt the 2007 novel Integrity by Egil Krogh and Matthew Krogh.
His Dark Materials – Season 3
The show’s final season will adapt the third book in the trilogy of the same name by Philip Pullman.
Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty – Season 2
The critically acclaimed Winning Time is coming back to depict further the Lakers’ ascendancy in the 1980s and how the owner’s philosophy behind it changed the NBA forever.
Perry Mason – Season 2
The new series starring Matthew Rhys follows the origins of American fiction’s most legendary criminal defence lawyer, Perry Mason. 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.
Barry – Season 4
Bill Hader created, stars in, and directs this now-iconic dark comedy series about a “depressed, low-rent hitman from the Midwest.
The White Lotus – Season 2
Variety confirmed season 2 would drop in October, and Jennifer Coolidge will be the only returning cast member from the first season.
Tokyo Vice – Season 2
Loosely inspired by American journalist Jake Adelstein’s non-fiction, first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat, the crime drama series, filmed on location in Tokyo, captures Adelstein’s daily descent into the neon-soaked underbelly of Tokyo in the late 90s, where nothing and no one is genuinely what or who they seem.
The Gilded Age – Season 2
The series is set against the backdrop of the American Gilded Age, a period of immense economic change, the great conflict between the old ways and brand new systems, and huge fortunes made and lost.
And Just Like That – Season 2
The new chapter in Sex and the City follows Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte as they navigate the journey of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s.
Hacks – Season 3
The Emmy-winning series starring Jean Smart and with recurring guest stars Laurie Metcalf, and Ming-Na Wen, explores a dark mentorship that forms between Deborah Vance, a legendary Las Vegas comedian, and an entitled outcast 25-year-old, played by Hannah Einbinder.
Julia – Season 2
The show depicts Julia Child’s extraordinary life and her long-running television series, The French Chef, which pioneered the modern cooking show.
The Righteous Gemstones – Season 3
Created, written, and executive produced by Danny McBryde, who also leads the cast, the series tells the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work.
Our Flag Means Death – Season 2
This highly successful pirate comedy was created by David Jenkins and is executive produced by Taika Waititi. After trading in the seemingly charmed life of a gentleman for one of a swashbuckling buccaneer, Stede became captain of the pirate ship Revenge. Struggling to earn the respect of his potentially mutinous crew, Stede’s fortunes changed after a fateful run-in with the infamous Captain Blackbeard.
Warrior – Season 3
A gritty, action-packed crime drama set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 19th century and based on the writings of martial arts legend Bruce Lee.
Succession – Season 4
The series follows a highly dysfunctional family that owns one of the biggest media conglomerates in the U.S.
Love and Death
A new miniseries from the creator of Big Little Lies and The Undoing stars Elizabeth Olsen and Jesse Plemons. It is an adaptation of the 1984 novel Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs by Jim Atkinson and follows Texas housewife Candy Montgomery, who murdered her friend from church, Betty Gore, with an axe in 1980.
Minx – Season 2
Set in 1970s Los Angeles and centres around Joyce, an earnest young feminist who joins forces with a low-rent publisher to create the first erotic magazine for women.
The Last of Us
Probably the single most anticipated HBO series, The Last of Us is a live-action adaptation of one of the most successful video games of the past decade. The story takes place twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone.
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