HBO Premiere Year Schedule Revealed HBO Premiere Year Schedule Revealed
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed HBO's original scripted plans for the next two years, including when to expect more Westworld. HBO Premiere Year Schedule Revealed

In their interview with WarnerMedia’s Bob Greenblatt and HBO programming president Casey Bloys, The Hollywood Reporter posted the premiere years for the premium cable network’s upcoming fleet of new shows.

On the drama side, teen drama Euphoria is the only series with a set premiere date, as the Zendaya-starrer will debut Sunday, June 9th. Also set to come in 2019 are the second season of acclaimed family drama Succession; Damon Lindelof’s adaptation of Watchmen; His Dark Materials, a series adaptation of Philip Pullman’s novel series; and the final season of The Deuce.

2020 will see The New Pope, a sequel series to Jude Law’s 2016 vehicle The Young Pope, as well as the third season of Emmy darling Westworld and second go-around for acclaimed Italian drama My Brilliant Friend.

In terms of limited series, the second season of Big Little Lies will premiere Sunday, June 9th. Later in 2019 will see Years and Years, a Manchester-set series that follows a family over the course of 15 years, and Summer of 2014, which follows the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers. Summer of 2014 was originally ordered in October 2016.

HBO’s 2020 limited series slate will include The Outsider, a Stephen King adaptation starring Emmy winner Ben Mendelsohn as a cop who leads an investigation into the gruesome murder of a young boy; I Know This Much is True, which stars Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo; and The Undoing, from Oscar winner Nicole Kidman and David E. Kelley.

HBO comedy in 2019 will see the debuts of Los Espookys, a primarily Spanish-language series that follows a group of friends who turn their love of horror into a peculiar business; Danny McBride’s The Righteous Gemstones, centering on the son of a televangelist who attempts to modernize his father’s ministry; A Black Lady Sketch Show, a half-hour sketch show with a core cast of black women; and Mrs. Fletcher, which stars Emmy nominee Kathryn Hahn as an empty-nest mother. It will also feature the returns of Divorce, Ballers, Silicon Valley, and Room 104.

2020, meanwhile, finds new seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Insecure, Barry, and High Maintenance, as well as the debut of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Run, which follows a woman taking a journey with an old flame.

In the miniseries space, HBO has Helen Mirren-starring Catherine the Great coming in 2019 and David Simon’s alternate historical universe The Plot Against America due in 2020.

Among the shows with dates still to be determined are limited series Perry Mason, which stars Matthew Rhys; Joss Whedon sci-fi drama The Nevers; Gorilla and the Bird, based on the memoir of the same name; Mare of Easttown, starring Kate Winslet; Contraband (fka Demimonde), a sci-fi drama from J.J. Abrams; romantic drama The Time Traveler’s Wife; and Jordan Peele-produced horror drama Lovecraft Country.

HBO has now moved into airing original scripted series on Mondays, a decision that will come into play starting in May with miniseries Chernobyl. Shows already penciled in for Mondays, which will air two hours of programming, include The Deuce, Catherine the Great, and His Dark Materials.


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