HBO Max Movies: What’s Coming to the Platform in 2023

With the release of the new HBO Max 2023 preview, viewers now have their first look at brand-new footage from future, highly-anticipated titles on both HBO and the streaming service. The Idol, True Detective: Night Country, and Rain Dogs are just a few of the new HBO Originals in this commercial. Other new shows highlighted include the upcoming drama series The Last of Us (debuting January 15) and the limited series White House Plumbers (debuting March 15). The HBO Original comedy Barry, Someone Somewhere, The Righteous Gemstones, and Curb Your Enthusiasm, as well as the HBO Original dramas Succession, Perry Mason, The Gilded Age, and Winning Time: The Birth of the Lakers Dynasty, return in the HBO Max 2023 preview.

10. Succession Season 4

Director:Jesse Armstrong
Cast:Hiam Abbass, Nicholas Braun, Brian Cox

Black comedy-drama Succession, about the Roy family and their struggle to maintain power, will return in 2023 for a fourth season. Season 4 will likewise consist of 10 episodes and will follow the efforts of Logan Roy’s (Brian Cox) children to block the sale of media conglomerate Waystar Royco to tech magnate Lukas Matsson (Alexander Skarsgard).

9. The Last Of Us

Director:Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann
Genre:Post-apocalyptic; Drama; Thriller
Cast:Bella Ramsey, Pedro Pascal

An upcoming drama series, The Last of Us, will be adapted from Naughty Dog’s 2013 video game. The series follows Joel (Pedro Pascal), a grizzled survivor who is recruited to smuggle Ellie (Bella Ramsey), a 14-year-old girl, out of a draconian quarantine zone 20 years after modern society has been obliterated. There will be nine episodes, and their runtimes have yet to be determined.

8. The White House Plumbers

Director:David Mandel
Cast:Kiernan Shipka, Justin Theroux

The political drama miniseries The White House Plumbers is inspired by Egil Krogh and Matthew Krogh’s 2007 book Integrity. The drama is based on real events and centers on Woody Harrelson’s E. Howard Hunt and Glenn G. Liddy were political saboteurs and key figures in the Watergate scandal (Justin Theroux). As such, it shows how the two unwittingly contributed to the downfall of the regime they had been defending.

7. The Idol

Director:Sam Levinson
Cast:Lily-Rose Depp, Jennie Kim

The Weeknd, Reza Fahim, and Sam Levinson have collaborated on a new HBO drama series titled The Idol. The series will follow Jocelyn (Lily-Rose Depp), a want-to-be pop idol whose last tour is canceled due to a nervous breakdown. She then sets out to reclaim her title as America’s sexiest pop star and enters into a complicated relationship with a self-help guru and the leader of a modern cult.

6. Barry Season 4

Director:Alec Berg and Bill Hader
Cast:Bill Hader, Stephen Root

Barry follows the dark comedy-drama of Barry (Bill Hader). He is a hitman in Los Angeles who occasionally gets hired to kill people but wants to leave that life. Season 3 of Barry premiered with HBO announcing the show’s renewal for a fourth season, set to air in 2023. After three seasons of cat-and-mouse, the police have finally captured Barry, and the fourth season will follow the aftermath.

5. Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 12

Director:Larry David
Genre:Dark Comedy
Cast:Larry David, Jeff Garlin

Curb Your Enthusiasm has been regenerated for a twelfth season on HBO. The semi-fictionalized character of Larry David, Seinfeld co-creator and comedian, was the comedy’s focus, which aired for the first time in 2000. The rest of the main cast, including Jeff Garlin and his on-screen wife Susie Essman, will return alongside David for season 12th of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

4. Doom Patrol Season 4

Director:Jeremy Carver
Cast:Riley Shanahan, April Bowlby

Doom Patrol was revived for a fourth season in October 2021. The first two episodes of Season 4 Part 1 will release on the same day, December 8, 2022. After January 5, 2023, the premiere of the series finale, part 1, the remaining six episodes will be released later that year. In Doom Patrol, we follow a motley crew of antiheroes who all gained their superpowers in tragic ways and are widely reviled by mainstream society. According to reports, Season 4 will continue in the same vein as previous seasons by exploring the emotional wounds each character has endured.

3. Love and Death

Director:Lesli Linka Glatter
Cast:Elizabeth Olsen, Jesse Plemons, Patrick Fugit

The new HBO series Love and Death, starring Elizabeth Olsen, is based on the true story of Candy Montgomery, who murdered her neighbor and friend Betty Gore in the early 1980s. The performance is based on the books Proof of Love by John Bloom and Jim Atkinson and Love & Death in Silicon Prairie, Parts I & II, two lengthy essays from the Texas Monthly.

2. Perry Mason Season 2

Director:Rolin Jones
Genre:Period Drama
Cast:Sean Astin, Tommy Dewey

After a two-year absence, Perry Mason will be back on television. One of the most well-known fictional American lawyers, Perry Mason, was created by novelist Erle Stanley Gardner. In a tweet, HBO announced that the second season of Perry Mason would premiere in February of 2023. According to previous reports, the new season will pick up three months after the events of Season 1. Perry, played by Matthew Rhys, and his team will fight for justice for their clients when a seemingly simple case takes over Los Angeles and the Great Depression ruins America.

1. Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty S2

Director:Max Borenstein and Jim Hecht
Genre:Comedy Drama
Cast:Quincy Isaiah, John C. Reilly

Inspired by Jeff Pearlman’s book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s, Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty delves into the personal and professional lives of the players who helped make the 1980s Lakers one of the most admired and successful dynasties in sports. Fans can expect the plot to continue following the all-stars’ rise to the top, as imagined and written by Jim Hecht and Max Borenstein, in the upcoming second season.

The following list expands upon the top 10 recommendations we made.

  • The Gilded Age (HBO Original Drama Series)
  • Hacks (Max Original Comedy Series)
  • Hard Knocks In Season: The Arizona Cardinals (HBO Original Unscripted Series)
  • Barry (HBO Original Comedy Series)
  • A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO Original Comedy Series)
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO Original Comedy Series)
  • Doom Patrol (Max Original Series)
  • Harley Quinn (Max Original Animated Series)
  • How To With John Wilson (HBO Original Comedy Series)
  • Our Flag Means Death (Max Original Comedy Series)
  • Full Circle (Max Original Limited Series)
  • Perry Mason (HBO Original Drama Series) debuts on March 6
  • Rain Dogs (HBO Original Comedy Series)
  • Rap Sh!t (Max Original Comedy Series)
  • Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO Unscripted Series) returns on January 20
  • The Righteous Gemstones (HBO Original Comedy Series)
  • Somebody Somewhere (HBO Original Comedy Series)
  • The Idol (HBO Original Drama Series)
  • Julia (Max Original Series)
  • The Last of Us (HBO Original Drama Series) debuts on January 15
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 
  • Titans (Max Original Series)
  • Tokyo Vice (Max Original Drama Series)
  • True Detective: Night Country (HBO Original Drama)
  • Love & Death (Max Original Limited Series)
  • The Other Two (Max Original Comedy Series)
  • Succession (HBO Original Drama Series)
  • Velma (Max Original Adult Animated Series) debuts on January 12
  • Warrior (Max Original Drama Series)

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