The 52 best HBO series streaming right now


Ever since the network got involved in the production of original series, long before the streaming wars, HBO’s name has become synonymous with quality. Many of its early programs – such as ozhandjob six feet down, and the Sopranos – Stay tuned to some of the most famous series on television. Thankfully, the dedication to excellent storytelling hasn’t disappeared over the past few decades. With HBO Max expanding the library to include series from Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, DC Universe, and more, the list of great series just keeps getting longer. With so many amazing stories, it can be hard to figure out what to watch, so we’ve looked at all the series offered and found the best shows on HBO right now.

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hacks

hacks

Gene Smart has already given HBO a number of great performances in original series such as watchman and easttown mare, but she moves to the center hacks. Smart plays Deborah Vance, a world-renowned comedian who settles in Las Vegas. But when Vance’s stage dates begin to be canceled and the popularity of social media comedy begins to derail her throne, the Queen of Vegas sees her reign coming to an end. To help make the inevitable impossible, Vance enlists young writer Ava (Hannah Einbinder), whom HBO Max’s official description for the series calls “a dark mentorship.” first two episodes of hire – A must-watch that promises to be the next comedy-dramaPremieres Thursday, May 13 on HBO Max.

created by: Paul W Downs, Lucia Aniello, Jane Statsky
cast: Gene Smart, Hannah Einbinder, Carl Clemons-Hopkinskin
Number of seasons: 1

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that damn michael che

that damn michael che

as a veteran of both Daily Show with Jon Stewart and saturday night liveOf course, Michael Che is no stranger to using humor to portray things that we should all take seriously. In his new six-episode series, that damn michael che, the eponymous comedian uses sketches to illustrate the experience of being Black in America. From heavy issues like racial profiling to more universal experiences like falling in love, that damn michael che Some promise to give the audience a funny and poignant mirror while others give a chance to laugh as they see things in a new way. The first episode will premiere on Saturday, May 8.

created by: Michael Che
cast: Michael Che, Cecily Strong, Heidi Gardner
Number of seasons: 1

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Navarro

Navarro

What if Marvel’s X-Men started their story in 19th century London? This is not a complete description NavarroBut it’s a good start. HBO’s exciting new sci-fi drama takes us into a steampunk world where a group of women known as “The Touches” demonstrate extraordinary abilities. Leading the gang of Touched Heroes is crap psychic Amelia True (Laura Donnelly), and she has a lot to do in this exciting new series. As might be expected, Victorian England is quite unprepared for superpowers, and some of its citizens want to rid themselves of the touched, some want to “purify” them, and still others seek their own twisted ends. want to use them.

created by: joss whedon
cast: Laura Donnelly, Ann Skelly, Olivia Williams
Number of seasons: 1

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easttown mare

easttown mare

just reading the names of a few easttown mareThe cast – including Kate Winslet, Guy Pearce, Evan Peters and Gene Smart – should make you eager to give the show a chance. Winslet starred as Mare Sheehan, a detective burdened with a dead son, the state of local legend she doesn’t want, and loneliness. When young Erin (Cally Spaney) goes missing and later falls dead, it’s clear that Mare must somehow pursue an assassin while struggling to hold her crumbling life together. compelling and character-driven, easttown mare There is a great crime drama that one should not miss.

created by: Brad Inglesby
cast: Kate Winslet, Julian Nicholson, Jean Smart
Number of seasons: 1

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wipe out all the brutes

wipe out all the brutes

No one wants to think that the origins of the nation they call their home could be steeped in blood and hatred. But director Raul Peck – 2016 director I am not your negro – has no interest in nurturing our illusions. in his documentary miniseries wipe out all the brutesIn this book, Peck describes the unforgivable violence against black and the indigenous people with whom the United States was founded. Using historical reenactments, documentary footage, and animation, among many other tools, Peck tells a weighty and ugly story, but an important one for us to struggle with.

created by: raul peck
cast: Raoul Peck, Josh Hartnett, Cassia Ankerspare
Number of seasons: 1

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it's a sin

it’s a sin

Thankfully, AIDS is no longer a death sentence, but it was not always so. ’80s and early ’90s, five-part theatrical mini-series it’s a sin looks at the pandemic through the eyes of a group of friends in London – specifically, how the disease tears through the LGBTQ community. it’s a sin Can be heartwarming in its portrayal of the virus, but still manages to be uplifting and funny, while simultaneously describing the intolerable political climate that left so many AIDS victims on their own.

created by: Russell T. Davis
cast: Ollie Alexander, Nathaniel Curtis, Sean Dooley Do
Number of seasons: 1

beartown

beartown

Based on Fredrik Backman’s 2017 novel of the same name, this limited series ends on March 22. powerful and deep, beartown Tells a sad familiar story. In a small Scandinavian town that revolves around ice hockey, young Maya (Miriam Ingrid) is sexually assaulted by the star of the local junior team, forcing the community to confront its demons. . One of the surprising strengths of this captivating drama is that while you might be guessing about the story, familiarity doesn’t take away from your experience. If anything, the fact that the story is so familiar is part of the point.

created by: Fredrik Backman Back
cast: Ulf Stenberg, Miriam Ingrid, Oliver Dufker
Number of seasons: 1

generation

generation

High school is not what it used to be. Topics of sex, sexuality, gender, race, and more have come to the surface. Teenagers’ lives are simple in some ways and a lot more complicated in others, and you get to see a piece of it in the new HBO Max drama. generation. Starring an ensemble cast of promising young actors, generation The depiction of the lives of modern high school students is sometimes dark but still leaves enough room for laughs.

created by: Zelda Barnes, Daniel Barnes
cast: Haley Sanchez, Lukita Maxwell, Chloe East
Number of seasons: 1

Investigation

Investigation

In 2017, Swedish journalist Kim Wall rode nautilus – A submarine privately owned by Danish entrepreneur Peter Madsen. He never made it out alive. Danish limited series in February Investigation Based on a real-life investigation to find out the truth about what happened to Wall, it premiered on HBO Max. Investigation is an engrossing slow-burn that ignores most of the familiar conventions of murder mystery and brings to light the many hard truths of trying to find justice.

created by: Tobias Lindholm
cast: Soren Malling, Pilau Asbek, Pernilla August
Number of seasons: 1

roots

roots

Based on the 1976 novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family and inspired by the real-life story of novelist Alex Haley’s ancestors, roots There was an incident when it was first broadcast on network TV. Attracting massive viewership and a total of 37 Emmy nominations (with nine wins), the story of the enslavement of Kunta Kinte (Lever Burton) in the late 18th century and her lineage extending to America after the Civil War inspired the American struck with a powerful melody. Viewers in the late 70s. Starting in February, HBO Max subscribers figure out what all the fuss was about on their own.

created by: Alex Haley
cast: LeVar Burton, Robert Reid, John Amos
Number of seasons: 1

General: Lock

General: Lock

Production company Rooster Teeth – same company behind aura parody series red vs blue — has come a long way and there is evidence General: Lock. With amazing voice talent including Michael B. Jordan, David Tennant and Maisie Williams, General: Lock A gripping dystopian sci-fi saga about an underdog military organization drawing a line in the sand against a global autocracy trying to absorb an entire population. Are there giant robots? Of course there are giant robots.

created by: Gray G. haddock
cast: Michael B Jordan, Golshifteh Farahani, David Tennant
Number of seasons: 1

Babylon 5

Babylon 5

If you’re a fan of any science fiction series that focuses on cataclysmic space warfare and/or the sensitive nature of navigating a political landscape that includes alien species — and if it premieres any time after the mid-’90s Happened – so you can bet a debt of gratitude Babylon 5. While some special effects may seem ancient compared to what we see today, echoes of Babylon 5 can be easily realized in subsequent fares like Spread And this battlestar galactica reboot. The nominal station, while administered by Earth’s military, is considered a neutral base for diplomats and merchants of all cultures and worlds. In its five seasons, an epic saga was unveiled that featured rebellion against corrupt governments, prophetic warnings, literal Star-crossed romance, and the struggle to unite the galaxy against an ancient enemy.

created by: J. Michael Straczynski
cast: Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs, Stephen Fursta
Number of seasons: 5

30 coins

30 coins

Initially released in November 2020, 30 coins Has proven to be one of HBO Max’s best kept secrets. The Spanish-language mystery horror series stars Eduard Fernández as Padre Vergara, a priest with a troubled past. Hoping to find shelter from that past, Vergara retreats to the small town…

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