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: Torn away from her husband and daughter in a brutal scientific accident, Olive Reed is forced to unravel a conspiracy to reunite with her family, now lost to a dark, distant other world.
  • Cast: Danielle Deadwyler 
  • Team: W/EP J.J. Abrams; SR/EP Kira Snyder, Rand Ravich, Far Shariat; EP Ben Stephenson
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Bad Robot Productions
  • Premieres: 2023

  • 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 300 years before the events of HBO's Game of Thrones, this prequel tracks the beginning and the end of House Targaryen. Based on the novel Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin
    • Cast: Paddy ConsidineOlivia Cooke, Matt Smith, Emma D'Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Rhys Ifans, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Fabien FrankelGraham McTavish (recurring), Milly Alcock (recurring), Emily Carey (recurring), Ryan Corr (recurring), Jefferson Hall (recurring), David Horovitch (recurring), Matthew Needham (recurring), Bill Patterson (recurring), Gavin Spokes (recurring), Wil Johnson (recurring), John Macmillan (recurring), Savannah Steyn (recurring), Theo Nate (recurring)
    • Team: W/EP Ryan Condal, George R.R. Martin; EP Vince Gerardis, Sara Hess, Jocelyn Diaz, Ron Schmidt; D/EP Miguel Sapochnik
    • Studio:
    • Premieres: August 21, 2022

    • 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, 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: Limited Series
    • Logline: American movie star Mira, disillusioned by her career and a recent breakup, comes to France to star as "Irma Vep" in a remake of the French silent film classic Les Vampires. Set against the backdrop of a lurid crime thriller, Mira struggles as the distinctions between herself and the character she plays begin to blur and merge. The series reveals to us the uncertain ground that lies at the border of fiction and reality, artifice and authenticity, art and life. Loosely based on the 1996 feature film.
    • Cast: Alicia Vikander, Adria Arjona, Carrie Brownstein, Fala Chen, Devon Ross, Byron Bowers, Tom Sturridge, Vincent Macaigne, Jeanne Balibar, Lars Eidinger, Vincent Lacoste, Nora Hamzawi, Hippolyte Girardot, Alex Descas, Antoine Reinartz
    • Team: W/EP Olivier Assayas; EP Alicia Vikander, Sylvie Barthet, Daniel Delume, Ravi Nandan, Hallie Sekoff, Kevin Turen, Stuart Manashil, Sam Levinson, Ashley Levinson
    • Studio: A24
    • Premieres: June 6, 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)
    • 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: 2022

      • 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: 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: Comedy (Single Camera)
      • Logline: Set in a world where nothing seems to ever work out as you had hoped, Nathan Fielder gives people the opportunity to rehearse for their own lives.
      • Cast: Nathan Fielder
      • Team: W/EP/D Nathan Fielder; EP Christie Smith, Dan McManus
      • Studio: Rise Management
      • Premieres: 2023

      • 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: Drama
        • Logline: An intricate and magical love story, the drama tells the story of Clare and Henry, and a marriage with a problem - time travel. Based on the novel by Audrey Niffenegger.
        • Cast: Rose Leslie, Theo James, Desmin Borges, Natasha Lopez, Caitlin Shorey, Everleigh McDonell, Michael Park, Jaime Ray Newman, Taylor Richardson, Peter Graham, Brian Altemus, Jason David, Kate Siegel, Josh Stamberg, Chelsea Frei, Marcia DeBonis, Will Brill, Spencer House
        • Team: W/EP Steven Moffat; EP Sue Vertue, Brian Minchin; D/EP David Nutter
        • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Hartswood Films
        • Premieres: May 15, 2022

          • 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