Friday, January 1, 2021

HBO Max - Upcoming Shows


(W: Writer, D: Director, EP: Executive Producer, Co-EP: Co-Executive Producer, P: Producer, SR: Showrunner)


  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbes and Charlotte York navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s. Sequel to HBO's Sex and the City.
  • Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, Sara Ramirez, Chris Noth, Mario Cantone, David Eigenberg, Willie Garson, Evan Handler, Sarita Choudhury, Nicole Ari Parker, Karen Pittman, Bridget Moynahan, Niall Cunningham, Cree Cicchino, Cathy Ang, Alexa Swinton, Isaac Powell, Brenda Vaccaro, Ivan Hernandez, Julie Halston, Christopher Jackson, LeRoy McClain
  • Team: EP Michael Patrick King, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The goddess Circe transforms from an awkward nymph to a formidable witch, able to challenge gods, titans and monsters alike. Based on the novel by Madeline Miller.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver
  • Studio: Endeavor Content, Chernin Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Comedy (Animated)
  • Logline: Set at a high school for clones of historical figures. Reboot of the MTV animated comedy that aired from 2002-03.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Erica Rivinoja; EP Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Bill Lawrence
  • Studio: MTV Entertainment Studios
  • Premieres: 2022

DMZ
  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Set in a near future where America is embroiled in a bitter civil war, the island of Manhattan has become a demilitarized zone separating the two sides, largely destroyed and isolated from the rest of the world. A fierce female medic saves lives while desperately searching for her lost son. As she contends with the gangs, militias, demagogues and warlords who now control the lawless island, she becomes the unlikely source of what everyone there has lost: hope. Based on the DC Comics story created by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli.
  • Cast: Rosario DawsonBenjamin BrattFreddy Miyares, Hoon Lee, Jordan Preston Carter, Rutina Wesley, Mamie Gummer, Nora Dunn, Henry G. Sanders, Venus Ariel, Jade Wu, Rey Gallegos, Agam Darshi, Juani Felix
  • Team: W/EP Roberto Patino; W/Co-EP Carly Wray; D/EP Ava DuVernay, Ernest Dickerson
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Array Filmworks
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in a future in which humanity has spread across the galaxy to thousands of worlds, all ruled by the Padishah Emperor, The Imperium. A mysterious order of women - the Bene Gesserit, who are given abilities by their mastery of the body and the mind - expertly weave through the feudal politics and intrigue of The Imperium, pursuing plans of their own that will ultimately lead them to the enigmatic planet Arrakis - known to its inhabitants as Dune. Based on the novel by Frank Herbert.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Diane Ademu-John; EP Jon Spaihts, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, Kim Herbert; Co-P Kevin J. Anderson; D/EP Denis Villeneuve
  • Studio: Legendary Television
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in the 1970s Southwest, the life of a gutsy getaway driver for a growing crime syndicate goes from awful to wildly, stupidly, dangerously awful.
  • Cast: Josh Holloway 
  • Team: W/EP J.J. Abrams, LaToya Morgan; EP Ben Stephenson; Co-EP Rachel Rusch Rich
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Bad Robots Production
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Comedy (Animated)
  • Logline: Set on the Martian campus of a modern tech company.
  • Cast: Pete Davidson
  • Team: W/EP Nate Sherman, Nick Vokey; EP Pete Davidson, Carson Mell, Dave Sirus
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: An investigation into a botched kidnapping uncovers long-held secrets connecting multiple characters and cultures in present-day New York City.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Ed Solomon; EP Casey Silver; D/EP Steven Soderbergh
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Jane gets the chance to move into a beautiful, ultra-minimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect. There's just one catch: occupants have to abide by his list of exacting rules. Jane starts to feel the house changing her in unexpected ways. When she makes the shocking discovery that her predecessor Emma died in the house, she's forced to confront unnerving similarities. As the two women's timelines interweave, Jane begins to question if her fate will be the same as the girl before. Based on the novel by JP Delaney.
  • Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Jessica Plummer 
  • Team: W/EP JP Delaney; EP Eleanor Moran, Rory Aitken, Ben Pugh, Ben Irving; D/EP Lisa Brühlmann
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: 2022

GORDITA CHRONICLES
  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Carlota "Cucu" Castelli, a willful 12-year-old Dominican immigrant with a heart of gold, leaves her home and her parochial school in Santo Domingo to live in Miami and pursue the American Dream during the hedonistic 1980s after her father, a marketing executive with a large airline, gets transferred there. Cucu meets head-on the challenges of being an immigrant in a strange new world with humor, bravado and some really bad choices.
  • Cast: Olivia GoncalvesDiana Maria Riva, Juan Javier Cardenas, Savannah Nicole Ruiz, Noah Rico, Cosette Hauer
  • Team: W/Co-EP Claudia Forestieri; SR/EP Brigitte Munoz Liebowitz; EP Josh Berman, Zoe Saldana, Mariel Saldana, Cisely Saldana, Chris King, Jennifer Robinson; D/EP Eva Longoria
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Osprey Productions, Cinestar Pictures
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Based on the DC Comics characters, the story spans decades and galaxies - beginning on Earth in 1941 with the very first Green Lantern, secretly gay FBI Agent Alan Scott, and in 1984, with cocky alpha male Guy Gardner and half-alien Bree Jarta. They'll be joined by a multitude of other Lanterns - from comic book favorites to never-before-seen heroes.
  • Cast: Finn Wittrock, Jeremy Irvine 
  • Team: W/EP Greg Berlanti, Seth Grahame-Smith, Marc Guggenheim; EP Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns, David Madden, David Katzenberg; Co-EP Elizabeth Hunter, Sara Saedi; D/EP Lee Toland Krieger
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, DC Entertainment, Berlanti Productions
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Comedy (Animated)
  • Logline: Set in Shanghai in the 1920s, 10-year-old Sam Wing meets the young Mogwai called Gizmo. Along with a teenage street thief named Elle, Sam and Gizmo take a perilous journey through the Chinese countryside, encountering, and sometimes battling, colorful monsters and spirits from Chinese folklore. On their quest to return Gizmo to his family and uncover a legendary treasure, they are pursued by a power-hungry industrialist and his growing army of evil Gremlins.
  • Cast: Izaac Wang, Ming-Na Wen, BD Wong, James Hong, A.J. LoCascio, Gabrielle Green, Matthew Rhys
  • Team: W/Co-EP Tze Chun; EP Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Sam Register; Co-EP Brendan Hay
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Amblin Television
  • Premieres: 2021

HEAD OF THE CLASS
  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: A group of overachieving high school students meet their greatest challenge - a teacher who wants them to focus less on grades and more on experiencing life. Reboot of the ABC comedy that aired from 1986-91.
  • Cast: Isabella GomezJolie Hoang-RappaportGavin LewisJorge Diaz, Dior Goodjohn, Brandon Severs, Adrian Matthew Escalona, Katie Beth Hall, Christa Miller (recurring), Robin Givens (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Amy Pocha, Seth Cohen; EP Bill Lawrence, Jeff Ingold, Bill Callahan; Co-EP Lisa Katzer; D/EP Phill Lewis
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Doozer Productions
  • Premieres: November 4, 2021

JULIA
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Inspired by Julia Child's extraordinary life and her show The French Chef, which essentially invented food television. Through Julia and her singular can-do spirit, the series explores an evolving time in American history - the emergence of a new social institution called public television, feminism and the women's movement, the nature of celebrity, and America's cultural growth. At its heart, the show is a portrait of a marriage with an evolving and complicated power dynamic.
  • Cast: Sarah Lancashire, David Hyde Pierce, Brittany Bradford, Fran Kranz, Fiona Glascott, Bebe Neuwirth, Isabella Rossellini, Jefferson Mays, Judith Light, Robert Joy, Erin Neufer, James Cromwell, Adriane Lenox
  • Team: W/EP Daniel Goldfarb; SR/EP Christopher Keyser; EP Erwin Stoff, Kimberly Carver; D/EP Charles McDougall
  • Studio: Lionsgate Television, 3 Arts Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Based on the DC Comics characters from the "Justice League Dark Universe."
  • Cast:
  • Team: EP J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson; Co-EP Rachel Rusch Rich
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Bad Robots Production
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Two church going couples enjoy small town family life in Texas until somebody picks up an axe. Inspired by the book Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs and a collection of articles from Texas Monthly (Love & Death in Silicon Prairie, Part I & II).
  • Cast: Elizabeth Olsen, Jesse Plemons, Patrick Fugit, Lily Rabe, Keir Gilchrist, Elizabeth Marvel, Tom Pelphrey, Krysten Ritter, Brian d'Arcy James, Olivia Applegate, Mackenzie Astin, Adam Cropper, Bruce McGill
  • Team: W/EP David E. Kelley; EP Nicole Kidman, Per Sarri, Scott Brown, Megan Creydt, Matthew Tinker, Michael Klick, Helen Verno; D/EP Lesli Linka Glatter
  • Studio: Lionsgate Television, David E. Kelley Productions, Blossom Films
  • Premieres: 2022

MINX
  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Set in 1970s Los Angeles, an earnest young feminist joins forces with a low-rent publisher to create the first erotic magazine for women.
  • Cast: Ophelia LovibondIdara Victor, Oscar Montoya, Jessica Lowe, Lennon Parham, Michael Angarano, Jake Johnson
  • Team: W/EP Ellen Rapoport; EP Paul Feig, Dan Magnante; D/EP Rachel Lee Goldenberg
  • Studio: Lionsgate Television, Feigco Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Pampered aristocrat Stede Bonnet abandons his life of privilege to become a pirate.
  • Cast: Rhys Darby, Taika Waititi, Kristian Nairn, Nathan Foad, Samson Kayo, Rory Kinnear, Con O'Neill, Vico Ortiz, Ewen Bremner, David Fane, Joel Fry, Guz Khan, Matt Maher, Leslie Jones (recurring), Nat Faxon (recurring), Fred Armisen (recurring), Samba Schutte (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP David Jenkins; EP Garrett Basch, Dan Halsted; D/EP Taika Waititi
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Comedy (Hourlong)
  • Logline: The action-adventure series will explore the origins of Peacemaker, a man who believes in peace at any cost - no matter how many people he has to kill to get it. It will extend the universe created in the upcoming 2021 feature film The Suicide Squad.
  • Cast: John Cena, Steve Agee, Danielle Brooks, Robert Patrick, Jennifer Holland, Chukwudi Iwuji, Locklyn Munro, Annie Chang, Christopher Heyerdahl, Elizabeth Faith Ludlow (recurring), Rizwan Manji (recurring), Alison Araya (recurring), Lenny Jacobson (recurring), Freddie Stroma (replacing Chris Conrad)
  • Team: W/EP/D James Gunn; EP John Cena, Peter Safran, Matt Miller
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Troll Court Entertainment, The Safran Company
  • Premieres: January 13, 2022

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Twenty years ago, a series of tragic events almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart. Now, in the present day, a group of disparate teen girls - a brand-new set of Little Liars - find themselves tormented by an unknown assailant and made to pay for the secret sin their parents committed two decades ago... as well as their own. In the dark, coming-of-rage, horror-tinged drama, we find ourselves miles away from Rosewood, but within the existing Pretty Little Liars universe - in a brand-new town, with a new generation of Little Liars.
  • Cast: Chandler Kinney, Maia Reficco, Bailee Madison, Zaria, Malia Pyles, Alex Aiono, Mallory Bechtel, Eric Johnson, Lea Salonga, Sharon Leal, Elena Goode, Carson Rowland (recurring), Jordan Gonzalez (recurring), Ben Cook (recurring), Elias Kacavas (recurring), Benton Greene (recurring) Carly Pope (recurring), Zakiya Young (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa; W/Co-EP Lindsay Calhoon Bring; EP Leslie Morganstein, Gina Girolamo; D/EP Lisa Soper
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Alloy Entertainment, Muckle Man Productions
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Two estranged high school friends from Miami reunite to form a rap group.
  • Cast: Aida Osman, KaMillion, Jonica Booth, Devon Terrell, RJ CylerDaniel Augustin (recurring), Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut (recurring), Amandla Jahava (recurring), Jaboukie Young-White (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Issa Rae; SR/EP Syreeta Singleton; EP Montrel McKay, Jonathan Berry, Dave Becky; Co-EP Yung Miami, JT, Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Pierre "P" Thomas, Sara Rastogi; D/EP Sadé Clacken Joseph
  • Studio: Hoorae Productions, Quality Control Films, 3 Arts Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Comedy (Animated)
  • Logline: When the successor to Santa Claus is poached by Amazon on Christmas Eve, the highest-ranking female elf in the North Pole, Candy Smalls, goes for her ultimate dream - to become the first woman Santa Claus in the history of Christmas.
  • Cast: Sarah Silverman, Seth Rogen
  • Team: W/EP Alexandra Rushfield; EP Sarah Silverman, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Amy Zvi, Rosa Tran
  • Studio: Lionsgate Television, Point Grey Pictures
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Four roommates are randomly assigned to a dorm at Essex College, a prestigious New England university. A bundle of contradictions and hormones, these sexually active college girls are equal parts lovable and infuriating.
  • Cast: Pauline Chalamet, Amrit Kaur, Reneé Rapp, Alyah Chanelle Scott, Midori Francis, Gavin Leatherwood, Christopher Meyer, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino, Lauren "Lolo" Spencer, Renika Williams, Sherri Shepherd (recurring), Maya Rose (recurring), Rob Huebel (recurring), Nicole Sullivan (recurring), Conor Donnally (recurring), Sierra Katow (recurring), Mekki Leeper (recurring), James Morosini (recurring), Isabella Roland (recurring), Kavi Ladnier (recurring), Stephen Guarino (recurring), Matt Maloy (recurring), Donielle Nash (recurring), Najee Muhammad (recurring), Vico Ortiz (recurring), Chris Platt (recurring), Jillian Armenante (recurring), Mueen Jahan (recurring), Scott Lipman (recurring), Kim Matula (recurring), Amanda Riplay (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Mindy Kaling; SR/EP Justin Noble; EP Howard Klein
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Kaling International, 3 Arts Entertainment
  • Premieres: November 18, 2021


  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Set in a world where survivors of a devastating flu try to rebuild and reimagine the world while holding on to the best of what's been lost. Based on the novel by Emily St. John Mandel.
  • Cast: Mackenzie Davis, Himesh Patel, David Wilmot, Matilda Lawler, Nabhaan Rizwan, Philippine Velge, Daniel Zovatto, Lori Petty, Gael García Bernal (recurring), Danielle Deadwyler (recurring), Andy McQueen (recurring), David Cross (recurring), Enrico Colantoni (recurring), Julian Obradors (recurring), Deborah Cox (recurring), Luca Villacis (recurring), Prince Amponsah (recurring), Dylan Taylor (recurring), Joe Pingue (recurring), Maxwell McCabe-Lokos (recurring), Ajahnis Charley (recurring), Milton Barnes (recurring), Kate Moyer (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Patrick Somerville; EP Scott Steindorff, Scott Delman, Dylan Russell; Co-EP Nate Matteson; D/EP Hiro Murai
  • Studio: Paramount Television Studios
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Anthology (Episodic)
  • Logline: Featuring characters across the DC Comics world, each episode will explore closed-ended morality tales about the intersecting lives of mortals and superhumans. 
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP John Stephens; EP Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter; P Charlie Huston
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, DC Entertainment, Berlanti Productions
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A desperate college student signs up for a clinical trial that begins a wild, harrowing, mind and reality-bending adventure.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP J.J. Abrams; SR/EP Jennifer Yale; EP Ben Stephenson; Co-EP Rachel Rusch Rich
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Bad Robot Productions
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: An American journalist embeds himself into the Tokyo Vice police squad to reveal corruption. The series details his daily descent into the neon soaked underbelly of Tokyo, where nothing and no one is truly what or who they seem. Based on the non-fiction book by Jake Adelstein.
  • Cast: Ansel Elgort, Ken Watanabe, Rachel Keller, Ella Rumpf, Rinko Kikuchi, Hideaki Ito, Show Kasamatsu, Tomohisa Yamashita, Shun Sugata, Masato Hagiwara, Ayumi Tanida, Kosuke Toyohara
  • Team: W/EP J.T. Rogers; EP Ansel Elgort, John Lesher, Emily Gerson Saines, Alan Poul; D/EP Destin Daniel Cretton, Michael Mann
  • Studio: Endeavor Content
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: A British man finds himself in the glowing red heart of the Australian outback being pursued by a vast tank truck trying to drive him off the road. An epic cat and mouse chase unfolds and the man later wakes in hospital, hurt, but somehow alive. Except he has no idea who he is. With merciless figures from his past pursuing him, the man's search for answers propels him through the vast and unforgiving outback.
  • Cast: Jamie Dornan, Danielle Macdonald, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Alex Dimitriades, Damon Herriman
  • Team: W/EP Harry Williams, Jack Williams; EP Christopher Aird, Andrew Benson, Tommy Bulfin; D/EP Chris Sweeney
  • Studio: Two Brothers Pictures, Highview Productions
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Anthology (Episodic)
  • Logline: Each episode will feature fictional stories that cover a range of genres and a future that could result from the rapid warming of our planet. Inspired by the novel by David Wallace-Wells and the New York Magazine article of the same name.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP/D Adam McKay; EP Kevin Messick, Paul Lee, Mark Roybal, David Kaplan, Andrea Roa
  • Studio: Hyperobject Industries, wiip
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in the Gotham City police department, the series will build upon the upcoming 2021 feature film The Batman's examination of the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City, ultimately launching a new Batman universe across multiple platforms. The series provides an unprecedented opportunity to extent the world established in the movie and further explore the myriad of compelling and complex characters of Gotham.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Joe Barton; EP Matt Reeves, Dylan Clark, Daniel Pipski, Adam Kassan; Co-EP Rafi Crohn
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, 6th & Idaho Productions
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Comedy (Animated)
  • Logline: The origin story of Velma Dinkley, the unsung and under-appreciated brains of the Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. gang.
  • Cast: Mindy Kaling
  • Team: W/EP Mindy Kaling; EP Charlie Grandy, Howard Klein, Sam Register
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Animation
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Comedy (Animated)
  • Logline: Filled with comedy and heart, the Young family - including millennial parents Stephen and Angela, their daughter Zuri and her pet cat Rocky - juggle their careers, marriage, parenthood, social issues, and multi-generational dynamics all while striving to make a better life for themselves. Based on characters from the Academy Award-winning short film Hair Love.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Matthew A. Cherry, Carl Jones; EP Monica A. Young, David Steward II, Carl Reed
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Animation, Blue Key Entertainment, Lion Forge Animation
  • Premieres: 2022