Saturday, January 1, 2022

HBO - Upcoming Shows


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


  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Former Scotland Yard detective Millie-Jean Black returns to Kingston, Jamaica to work missing persons and soon finds herself on a quest to save a sister who won't be saved, to find a boy who can't be found, to solve a case that will blow her world apart and prove almost as tough to crack as Millie Black. The series will explore the troubled legacy of racism, slavery, sexuality, classism and cycles of trauma in the post-colonial landscape of Britain and Jamaica, told through the unique perspective of Millie - a girl born on the Rock, raised in London, who claims to be both British and Jamaican, yet somehow belongs to neither place.
  • Cast: Tamara Lawrance, Joe Dempsie, Gershwyn Eustache Jr., Chyna McQueen
  • Team: W/EP Marlon James; EP Simon Maxwell, Leopoldo Gout; D/EP Tanya Hamilton
  • Studio: Motive Pictures
  • Premieres: 2023

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set against the backdrop of the music industry, a self-help guru and leader of a modern-day cult develops a complicated relationship with an up-and-coming pop idol.
  • Cast: Abel "The Weeknd" Testaye, Lily-Rose Depp, Steve Zissis, Troye Sivan, Juliebeth Gonzalez, Jennie Kim, Anne Heche (recurring), Melanie Liburd (recurring), Tunde Adebimpe (recurring), Elizabeth Berkley Lauren (recurring), Nico Hiraga (recurring), Maya Eshet (recurring), Tyson Ritter (recurring), Kate Lyn Sheil (recurring), Liz Sierra (recurring), Finley Rose Slater (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Abel "The Weeknd" Testaye, Sam Levinson, Reza Fahim; EP Joe Epstein, Kevin Turen, Ashley Levinson, Nick Hall, Sara E. White, Aaron Gilbert
  • Studio: A24, Bron Studios
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed, hardened survivor Joel is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey as they both must traverse across the U.S. and depend on each other for survival. Based on the video game series.
  • Cast: Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey, Gabriel LunaMerle DandridgeNico ParkerJeffrey Pierce (recurring), Murray Bartlett (recurring), Anna Torv (recurring), Nick Offerman (recurring), Storm Reid (guest), Ashley Johnson (recurring), Troy Baker (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Craig Mazin, Neil Druckmann; EP Carolyn Strauss, Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan; D/EP Kantemir Balagov
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, Word Games, Naughty Dog
  • Premieres: 2023

    • Genre: Drama
    • Logline: Set in Los Angeles, a killer in uniform has uncaged mayhem upon the streets. Paranoia leads to social disorder as a city wrestles with the mystery of the exterminator in blue - is he mere mortal, or a supernatural force?
    • Cast:
    • Team: W/EP/D Nicolas Winding Refn, John Hyams; EP Nick Hall, Lene Borglum, Frederic Fiore, Alex Gayner, Efe Cakarel, William Lustig
    • Studio: Logical Pictures, byNWR Originals
    • Premieres: 2023

    • Genre: Limited Series
    • Logline: Set one year within the walls of the palace of an authoritarian regime as it begins to unravel.
    • Cast: Kate Winslet
    • Team: W/EP Will Tracy; EP Kate Winslet, Frank Rich; D/EP Stephen Frears
    • Studio:
    • Premieres: 2023

    • Genre: Drama (Half-Hour)
    • Logline: A wild and punky tale of a mother's love for her daughter, of deep-rooted and passionate friendships, and of brilliance thwarted by poverty and prejudice. Told with a dark lick of humor and an anarchic attitude, the series will follow four glorious Rain Dogs; a makeshift swaggerous family fed on defiance and chaos, and a deep but complicated love.
    • Cast: Daisy May Cooper, Jack Farthing, Ronke Adékoluejo, Fleur Tashjian
    • Team: W/EP Cash Carraway; EP Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Jo McClellan; D/EP Richard Laxton, Jennifer Perrott
    • Studio: Sid Gentle Films Ltd
    • Premieres: 2022

    • Genre: Limited Series
    • Logline: Set amid Oslo's brutal hierarchy of corruption, Sonny Lofthus is an escaped convict and opioid addict who can't recall his past. He's now on the run from the law and toward an unknown truth. Based on the novel by Jo Nesbø.
    • Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal
    • Team: W/EP Lenore Zion; EP Jake Gyllenhaal, Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy, Riva Marker, Athena Wickham, David Litvak, Gary Michael Walters, Michel Litvak, Svetlana Metkina, Jo Nesbø, Niclas Salomonsson; D/EP Denis Villeneuve
    • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Nine Stories Productions, Kilter Films, Bold Films
    • Premieres: 2023

    • Genre: Drama
    • Logline: The espionage thriller and cross-culture satire centers on the struggles of a half-French, half-Vietnamese community spy during the final days of the Vietnam War and his resulting exile in the United States. Based on the novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen.
    • Cast: Robert Downey Jr.
    • Team: W/EP/D Park Chan-wook; W/EP Don McKellar; EP Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, Amanda Burrell, Niv Fichman, Kim Ly
    • Studio: A24, Team Downey, Rhombus Media, Cinetic Media, Moho Film
    • Premieres: 2023

      • Genre: Limited Series
      • Logline: Based partly on public records from the era and partly on the book Integrity by Egil "Bud" Krogh and Matthew Krogh, E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy are President Richard Nixon's political saboteurs and Watergate masterminds who accidentally topple the presidency they were zealously trying to protect.
      • Cast: Woody Harrelson, Justin Theroux, Domhnall GleesonLena HeadeyKiernan Shipka, Ike Barinholtz, Yul Vazquez, David Krumholtz, Rich Sommer, Kim Coates, Liam James, Zoe Levin, Tony Plana, Zak Orth, Nelson Ascencio, Tre Ryder, Gary Cole, Toby Huss, John Carroll Lynch, Kathleen TurnerJudy GreerCorbin Bernsen, Alexis Valdés
      • Team: W/EP Alex Gregory, Peter Huyck; EP Woody Harrelson, Justin Theroux, Ruben Fleischer, David Bernad, Frank Rich, Paul Lee, Nne Ebong; D/EP David Mandel
      • Studio: Wiip, The District
      • Premieres: 2022