Friday, January 17, 2020

HBO and Cinemax Programming Overview - WarnerMedia TCA Winter 2020

HBO and Cinemax Programming Overview - WarnerMedia TCA Winter 2020
The company recaps its current and upcoming projects to date.

[via press release from HBO]
HBO and CINEMAX Programming Overview
THE OUTSIDER (Drama Series)
Synopsis: A seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a local boy leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe to be real, as an insidious supernatural force edges its way into the case. Ben Mendelsohn stars.
Cast: Other series regulars include Cynthia Erivo, Bill Camp, Mare Winningham, Paddy Considine, Julianne Nicholson, Yul Vázquez, Jeremy Bobb and Marc Menchaca.
Credits: Based on "The Outsider," by Stephen King. Produced by Mendelsohn and executive producer Jason Bateman, who also directs the first two episodes. The series is written for television by Richard Price ("The Wire," "The Night Of"), who also serves as executive producer. Executive producers include Andrew Bernstein, Marty Bowen for Temple Hill Entertainment, Jack Bender, Michael Costigan for Aggregate Films, and Dennis Lehane. The series is produced by Bateman's Aggregate Films, Temple Hill Entertainment and Civic Center Media in association with MRC Television.
Status: Debuted January 12, 2020

THE NEW POPE (Drama Series)
Synopsis: Created and directed by Paolo Sorrentino, this drama will mark his second series set in the world of the modern papacy, following "The Young Pope."
Cast: Jude Law, John Malkovich, Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara, Cécile de France, Ludivine Sagnier, Maurizio Lombardi, Henry Goodman, Ulrich Thomsen, Mark Ivanir and Massimo Ghini star; Sharon Stone and Marilyn Manson guest star.
Credits: An original production of SKY-HBO-CANAL+; produced by Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani for Wildside and co-produced by Haut et Court TV and Mediapro; written by Paolo Sorrentino with Umberto Contarello and Stefano Bises.
Status: Debuted January 13, 2020.

Synopsis: This weekly live show is devoted to news and comedy, allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues. Editions debut Fridays at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT).
Cast: Bill Maher hosts. S18
Credits: The executive producers of REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER are Bill Maher, Sheila Griffiths, Marc Gurvitz, Dean Johnsen, Billy Martin; co-executive producer, Chris Kelly; producer, Matt Wood; associate producers, Chelsea Braun, Miles Leicher, Joaquin Torres; director, Paul Casey.
Status: The show's 18th season debuts January 17.

AVENUE 5 (Comedy Series)
Synopsis: This space tourism comedy is set 40 years in the future, when the solar system is everyone's oyster. With Hugh Laurie as the captain, nothing can go wrong.
Cast: Josh Gad, Zach Woods, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Rebecca Front, Lenora Crichlow, Suzy Nakamura and Ethan Phillips also star.
Credits: Executive producer, creator, Armando Iannucci; executive producer, Kevin Loader; executive producer, Simon Blackwell; executive producer, Tony Roche; executive producer, Will Smith.
Status: Season one debuts January 19.

Synopsis: The Emmy(R)- and Golden Globe-winning comedy series stars "Seinfeld" co-creator Larry David as an over-the-top version of himself in an unsparing but tongue-in-cheek depiction of his fictionalized life. S10
Cast: Series regulars include Larry David, Susie Essman, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Richard Lewis and JB Smoove. S10
Credits: Created by Larry David; executive producers, Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Jeff Schaffer, Gavin Polone; consulting producers, Carol Leifer, Jon Hayman; producer, Mychelle Deschamps.
Status: The show will return for a tenth season January 19.

MCMILLION$ (Limited Documentary Series)
Synopsis: McMILLION$, the six-part documentary series, is the incredible true story of how $24 million-dollars was stolen from the McDonald's Monopoly game of the 1990s, the mystery mastermind behind the scam and the intrepid FBI agents on his trail. For over a decade, McDonald's fast-food empire awarded prizes in its Monopoly promotional game tie-in, unaware that the biggest winning tickets were being stolen and sold to undeserving winners through a complex web of family and friends who became co-conspirators. An anonymous tip to the FBI in 2001 triggers a far-reaching chain of events that will come to include dogged and unorthodox investigative work, undercover sting operations and dirty dealings by shifty ex-cons with ties to the mafia. The series unfolds with suspense and improbable hijinks as it unravels the twisted threads of the fast-food fraud and reveals the real-life characters for whom a winning ticket was too good to turn down, and who hoped they could get away with stealing from Ronald McDonald.
Credits: Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Archie Gips, James Lee Hernandez and Brian Lazarte executive produce; James Lee Hernandez and Brian Lazarte direct.
Status: Debuts February 3.

Synopsis: The critically acclaimed series uses The Guy (Sinclair), a marijuana dealer, to connect a variety of distinctly authentic, empathetic and insightful stories about the New York community, including his own. The show continues to paint a unique and loving portrait of New York City, exploring the often-messy interpersonal moments of everyday people who are looking for meaning, companionship and a little high to make it through the day.
Cast: Ben Sinclair stars.
S4 Credits: Created by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair; executive producers, Katja Blichfeld, Ben Sinclair and Russell Gregory; producers, Willy Friedman, Gwen Bialic and Emi Irikawa.
Status: Season four debuts February 7.

Synopsis: This documentary offers a unique look at boxing legend Muhammad Ali by chronicling his life and career through the lens of his relationship with television talk show host Dick Cavett. Ali appeared on Cavett's three-time Emmy(R) winning late-night show fourteen times. The unlikely duo became known for their provocative primetime debates on race relations, which blossomed into a 50-plus year friendship. The film focuses on Ali's rise to greatness during the mid-60s, his draft evasion controversy, and how he, as the first boxer to truly be a product of the television age, leveraged his media influence to advocate for racial justice.
Credits: Directed by Robert S. Bader.
Status: Debuts February 11.

STRIKE BACK (Cinemax Drama Series)
Synopsis: The action-packed drama series follows the explosive escapades of Section 20, an elite, multinational, covert special ops team, as it spans the globe fighting a vast web of interconnected criminal and terrorist activity.
S7 Cast: Warren Brown, Daniel MacPherson, Alin Sumarwata, Jamie Bambe, Varada Sethu, Alec Secareanu, and Ivana Milicevic star.
S6 Credits: Executive produced by Andy Harries, f, Rob Bullock Jack Lothian and Richard Burrell; producers, Nuala O'Leary, Huberta Von Liel, and Kristian Dench.
Status: The show's seventh and final season debuts February 14.

Synopsis: The only weekly news-oriented comedy series to be presented on Sunday night, this series takes a satirical look at news, politics and current events. Taped in New York a few hours before it debuts, the Emmy(R)-winning show features Oliver's topical commentary on the previous week's events, as well as addressing broader issues.
Cast: John Oliver hosts.
S6 Credits: Executive producers, John Oliver, Tim Carvell, Liz Stanton, Jon Thoday and James Taylor; director, Paul Pennolino.
Status: The series will return for a seventh season February 16.

Synopsis: Every year in Oakland, CA, hundreds of pre-K through 12th grade students compete in the Martin Luther King Oratorical Festival, performing a mix of published and original poetry and speeches. This documentary chronicles the months leading up to the 40th annual festival, as schools across the city send their top-placing students to compete. It is a portrait of passionate young people raising their voices about issues they care about - racial injustice, immigration and more - and of a community that celebrates them.
Credits: Directed by Emmy(R) winner Amy Schatz and executive produced by Mahershala Ali.
Status: Debuts February 18.

WOMEN OF TROY (Sports Documentary)
Synopsis: HBO Sports and Bill Simmons' Ringer Films have partnered with Triple Threat TV to debut an illuminating tale of the historic and transcendent USC women's basketball team of the 1980s. Directed by acclaimed feature-film director Alison Ellwood and produced by Gary Cohen of Triple Threat TV, the film explores how the Cheryl Miller-led Trojans changed women's basketball forever with their up-tempo style and superior athleticism en route to winning consecutive national championships, and ultimately influencing the establishment of the WNBA.
Credits: An HBO Sports presentation of a Triple Threat TV production in association with Ringer Films. Executive producers, Bill Simmons, Peter Nelson and Rick Bernstein; produced by Gary Cohen, Matt McDonald and Branson Wright; directed by Alison Ellwood; edited by Ross Hockrow; music composed by Wendy Blackstone.
Status: Debuts March 10.

WESTWORLD (Drama Series)
Synopsis: This Emmy(R)-winning one-hour drama series is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth.
Cast: Confirmed season three cast includes returning stars Evan Rachel Wood, Emmy(R) winner Thandie Newton, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Luke Hemsworth, Simon Quarterman,, and new cast members Aaron Paul, Vincent Cassel, Lena Waithe, Scott Mescudi, Marshawn Lynch, John Gallagher Jr., Michael Ealy, and Tommy Flanagan.
S3 Credits: Created for television by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy, who are executive producers with J.J. Abrams, Athena Wickham, Richard J. Lewis, Ben Stephenson, and Denise Thé. Production companies: Kilter Films and Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television; based on the film written by Michael Crichton.
Status: The third season debuts March 15.

Synopsis: Based on the acclaimed Philip Roth novel of the same name, this six-part limited series imagines an alternate American history, told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey as they watch the political rise of aviator-hero and xenophobic populist Charles Lindbergh, who becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism.
Cast: Zoe Kazan, Morgan Spector, Winona Ryder, Anthony Boyle, Azhy Robertson, Caleb Malis and John Turturro.
Credits: Created by David Simon and Ed Burns; executive produced by Simon, Burns, Nina K. Noble, Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, Susan Goldberg, Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum, and co-executive produced by Philip Roth and Dennis Stratton.
Status: Debuts March 16.

Synopsis: In the age of social media, this eye-opening documentary examines the rising phenomenon of "fake news" in the U.S. and the impact that disinformation, conspiracy theories and false news stories have on the average citizen. The film focuses on several high-profile made-up news stories in recent years with real world consequences, including the infamous "Pizzagate" case, the disinformation campaigns that influenced the 2016 presidential election, the Jade Helm conspiracy, and others. Drawing from exclusive verite access and interviews with a variety of experts, as well as purveyors and targets of misinformation, the documentary sheds light on how post-truth culture has become an increasingly dangerous part of the global information environment.
Credits: Directed by Andrew Rossi and executive produced by Brian Stelter.
Status: Debuts in March.

Synopsis: This film takes a chilling look into the security of election technology revealing how unprotected our voting systems really are. With the integrity of 2016's election in question, 2020 is also at risk as malware may already be in place to disrupt aspects of the multi-faceted election system - from voter registration rolls to ballots. As more precincts rely on electronic voting machines, seemingly unrelated attacks over the past few years can be seen as part of a "kill chain," in which state sponsored hackers employ cyber weapons instead of military force to undermine faith in the democratic process and the freedoms that many Americans assume are protected. Following Harri Hursti, the legendary Finnish hacker turned election expert, as he investigates election-related hacks, the film also features candid interviews with key figures in the election security community as well as U.S. Senators from both parties who are fighting to protect the sanctity of the votes of U.S. citizens.
Credits: A film by Simon Ardizzone, Russell Michaels and Sarah Teale.
Status: Debuts in March.

Synopsis: The news-breaking documentary series will continue to work with Axios journalists to cover it all - politics, business, technology - and share insight on other big topics shaping the future. Co-founded in 2016 by Mike Allen, Jim VandeHei and Roy Schwartz, Axios is known for its headline-generating interviews, illuminating coverage and trustworthy insight delivered with "smart brevity."
Credits: Directed and produced by Emmy(R) winner Matthew O'Neill and Perri Peltz.
Status: The show's third season airs in March and May.

INSECURE (Comedy Series)
Synopsis: Starring Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Lisa Joyce, Natasha Rothwell, Amanda Seales and Y'lan Noel, this comedy series follows the friendship of two black women as they deal with their own real-life flaws while attempting to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences.
S3 Cast: Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Lisa Joyce, Natasha Rothwell, Amanda Seales and Y'lan Noel.
S3 Credits: Created by Issa Rae & Larry Wilmore; executive produced by Issa Rae, Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky, Jonathan Berry, Amy Aniobi and Jim Kleverweis; co-executive producers, Laura Kittrell and Phil Augusta Jackson.
Status: The show's fourth season debuts April 12.

Synopsis: The all-star benefit will be hosted by Jon Stewart and is presented by HBO in partnership with NEXT for AUTISM
Cast: Hosted by Jon Stewart, other talent to be announced
Credits: The executive producers are Robert Smigel, Michelle Smigel, Jon Stewart, Chris McShane, and John Irwin for Irwin Entertainment.
Status: Presented live on April 18

I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE (Limited Drama Series)
Synopsis: Mark Ruffalo stars as identical twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey in this family saga, which follows their parallel lives in an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness, set against the backdrop of 20th-century America. The six-episode limited drama series, written for television and directed by Derek Cianfrance, is based on Wally Lamb's award-winning New York Times bestseller of the same name.
Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Melissa Leo, Rosie O'Donnell, Archie Panjabi, Imogen Poots, John Procaccino, Rob Huebel, Philip Ettinger, Aisling Franciosi, Michael Greyeyes, Guillermo Diaz, Marcello Fonte, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Goodman with Juliette Lewis and Kathryn Hahn.
Credits: Written for television and directed by Derek Cianfrance. Cianfrance executive produces along with Ben Browning & Glen Basner for FilmNation Entertainment, Mark Ruffalo for Willi Hill Productions, Gregg Fienberg, Lynette Howell Taylor, Wally Lamb, Anya Epstein; Jamie Patricof co-executive produces.
Status: Debuts April.

ATLANTA CHILD MURDERS (Working title, Documentary Series)
Synopsis: This series offers a never-before-seen look at the abduction and murder of at least 30 African American children and young adults that occurred over a two-year period in Atlanta in the late-'70s and early-'80s, from the initial disappearance and discovery of two murdered teenage boys and the fear that gripped the city, to the prosecution and indictment of 23-year-old Atlanta native Wayne Williams and the rush to officially shut down the case. With unprecedented access and a treasure trove of archival material, this timely documentary series brings new evidence to light as the cases are reopened, providing a powerful window into one of America's darkest chapters.
Credits: The series is produced and directed by the Emmy(R) winning team at Show of Force, including Joshua Bennett, Maro Chermayeff and Jeff Dupre, and Oscar nominee Sam Pollard and executive produced by Patrick Reardon of Roc Nation and by the Emmy(R) winning team at Get Lifted Film Co., Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorius and John Legend.
Status: Decuts in April.

AUTISM: THE SEQUEL (Documentary)
Synopsis: This film follows five young adults on the spectrum as they navigate their early 20's. Intercut with present day interviews is footage of the same youth and their families shot 12 years ago for the Emmy(R)winning film "AUTISM: The Musical." The new film answers the prevailing question all of the families struggled with: what will happen when my kid grows up?
Credits: Directed by Sasha Alpert.
Status: Debuts in April.

Synopsis: Based on Francisco Goldman's book of the same name and executive produced by Oscar winner George Clooney and Grant Heslov, this film tells the story of the 1998 murder of Guatemalan human rights activist Bishop Juan Gerardi, which stunned a country ravaged by decades of political violence. Just two days after presenting a damning report blaming the atrocities of the civil war on the Guatemalan military, Bishop Gerardi was found dead in his home. Fearing a cover-up, the church assembles a team of young investigators to take on the case. They begin to unearth a web of conspiracy and murder, entangling the upper echelons of the government.
Credits: Directed by Paul Taylor and produced by Teddy Leifer.
Status: Debuts in April.

Synopsis: The HBO special spotlights some of the most memorable names in music through special reunions, touching tributes and heartfelt speeches from both presenters and inductees for the 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Cast: The performer inductees for 2020 are Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G. and T-Rex
Status: Presented live for the first time May 2

THE UNDOING (Limited Drama Series)
Synopsis: The six-part limited series stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant as Grace and Jonathan Fraser who are living the only lives they ever wanted for themselves. Overnight a chasm opens in their lives: a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and her family.
Cast: Stars Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Edgar Ramirez, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Matilda De Angelis, Lily Rabe, Noma Dumezweni, Noah Jupe, Sofie Gråbøl and Donald Sutherland.
Credits: Directed by Susanne Bier; created and written for television by David E. Kelley, who also serves as showrunner; executive produced by Susanne Bier, David E. Kelley through David E. Kelley Productions, Nicole Kidman and Per Saari through Blossom Films, Bruna Papandrea through Made Up Stories, Stephen Garrett and Celia Costas; based on the novel "You Should Have Known," by Jean Hanff Korelitz.
Status: Debuts in May.

Synopsis: Natalie Wood's remarkable life and career are often overshadowed by the circumstances surrounding her tragic death at age 43. Guided by her daughter, Natasha Gregson Wagner, as well as her extensive circle of family and close friends, the film intimately explores Wood's personal life and illustrious career that spanned nearly five decades. The film chronicles her triumphs and challenges, featuring previously unseen home movies, photographs, diaries and letters, as well as interviews with those that knew her best.
Credits: Executive producers for Amblin Television, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey; produced by Natasha Gregson Wagner and Manoah Bowman; directed and produced by Laurent Bouzereau.
Status: Debuts in May.

Synopsis: In the present-day Russian republic of Chechnya, gay and transgender citizens are targeted as part of a deadly "cleansing" campaign. This searing documentary shadows a group of brave LGBTQ activists risking their lives to confront the ongoing persecution, working undercover to rescue the victims of this aggression. Through a succession of safe houses and a global underground network of collaborators, the LGBTQ advocates provide victims temporary safety and urgent visa assistance, because fleeing Russia is their only chance for survival.
Credits: Directed by David France.
Status: Debuts in June.

Synopsis: This film offers an unflinching look at the infamous attorney who prosecuted Ivy Meeropol's grandparents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and later argued persuasively for their execution in what became known as the "atomic spies" case. The film examines Cohn's life as chief counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy in the late 1950s, through the 1980s when he became a darling of the Reagan White House, a rabid anti-homosexuality activist and political mentor to Donald J. Trump before meeting his death from AIDS in 1986. The film draws from extensive, newly unearthed archival material, recorded at the height of Cohn's career as a power broker in the rough and tumble world of New York City business and politics.
Credits: Directed by Ivy Meeropol.
Status: Debuts in June.

TRANSHOOD (Documentary)
Synopsis: Filmed over five years in Kansas City, this documentary follows four transgender kids - beginning at ages 4, 7, 12, and 15 - as they redefine "coming of age." These kids and their families show us the intimate realities of how gender is re-shaping the family next door in a unique and unprecedented chronicle of growing up transgender in the heartland. The film is a nuanced story of how parents and children are challenged, transform, and sometimes find unexpected purpose in their identities as transgender families. Moving, surprising and inspiring, this story teaches us something new about being human.
Credits: Directed and produced by Sharon Liese.
Status: Debuts in June.

Synopsis: Filmed in Italian, this first season of this series is based on the bestselling book of the same name, the first of the quadrilogy by Elena Ferrante published in the US by Europa Editions. When the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman immersed in a house full of books, turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their friendship. She met Raffaella Cerullo, whom she has always called Lila, in the first year of primary school in 1950. Set in a dangerous and fascinating Naples, their story covers more than 60 years of their lives as she tries to describe the mystery of Lila, Elena's brilliant friend and - in a way - her best friend, and her worst enemy.
S1 Cast: Series regulars include Elisa Del Genio, Ludovica Nasti, Margherita Mazzucco and Gaia Girace.
S1 Credits: An HBO-RAI Fiction and TIMVISION series; a Wildside-Fandango Production; produced by Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani for Wildside and by Domenico Procacci for Fandango, in collaboration with Rai Fiction, TIMVISION and HBO Entertainment and in co-production with Umedia. All episodes directed by Saverio Costanzo; story and screenplays by Elena Ferrante, Francesco Piccolo, Laura Paolucci and Saverio Costanzo. Paolo Sorrentino and Jennifer Schuur are the executive producers.
Status: The second season debuts spring 2020.

RUN (Comedy Series)
Synopsis: Ruby, a woman living a humdrum existence, one day gets a text, inviting her to fulfill a youthful pact promising true love and self-reinvention, by stepping out of her life to take a journey with her oldest flame. Domhnall Gleeson appears as Billy Johnson, a successful life guru from a wealthy Irish family; born with the gift of the gab, he deftly combines a boatload of charisma with a boundless need for approval. Merritt Wever appears as Ruby Dixie, an American family woman who functions like clockwork, but feels like a fraud; having packed away her younger self for the sake of other people, she is finally taking steps to reinvent her path. Phoebe Waller-Bridge appears in a recurring role as Flick.
Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Merritt Wever and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Credits: Executive producer/writer, Vicky Jones for DryWrite; executive producer/recurring role, Phoebe Waller-Bridge for DryWrite; executive producer, Emily Leo for Wigwam Films; executive producer/pilot director: Kate Dennis; produced for HBO by Entertainment One (eOne).
Status: Debuts spring 2020.

BETTY (New Series)
Synopsis: Based on Crystal Moselle's critically acclaimed feature Skate Kitchen, this six-episode half-hour series follows a diverse group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male-oriented world of skateboarding, set against the backdrop of New York City.
Cast: Stars Dede Lovelace, Moonbear, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, and Rachelle Vinberg, who all starred in the original film.
Credits: Directed by Crystal Moselle; executive produced by Moselle, Lesley Arfin, Igor Srubshchik and Jason Weinberg.
Status: Debuts spring 2020.

WE'RE HERE (Unscripted Series)
Synopsis: This six-part unscripted series recruits small-town residents across America to participate in a one-night-only drag show. In each episode, renowned drag queens Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O'Hara and Shangela Laquifa Wadley will inspire and teach their own "drag daughters" to step outside their comfort zone for a night of no-holds-barred, full-on drag.
Cast: Caldwell Tidicue (Bob the Drag Queen), David Huggard (Eureka O'Hara) and D.J. Pierce (Shangela)
Credits: Created and executive produced by Stephen Warren and Johnnie Ingram; directed and executive produced by Peter LoGreco; executive produced by Eli Holzman & Aaron Saidman for Industrial Media's The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC). Caldwell Tidicue (Bob the Drag Queen), David Huggard (Eureka O'Hara) and D.J. Pierce (Shangela) serve as consulting producers.
Status: Debuts spring 2020.

SESAME STREET (Children's Series)
Synopsis: Now in its 50th season, the award-winning show continues on HBO. For more than four decades, the series has helped children grow smarter, stronger and kinder by providing preschoolers with the gold-standard in quality educational programming.
Credits: Executive producers, Brown Johnson, Benjamin Lehmann; senior producer, Stephanie Longardo; coordinating producer, Mindy Fila; producer, Karyn Leibovich; directed by Marilyn Agrelo, Ken Diego, Shannon Flynn, Benjamin Lehmann, Linda Mendoza, Alan Muraoka, Liliana Olszewski, Scott Preston, Matt Vogel, Nadine Zylstra; head writer, Ken Scarborough; writers, Molly Boylan, Warrick Brownlow-Pike, Jennifer Capra, Jessica Carleton, Geri Cole, Joe Fallon, Christine Ferraro, Liz Hara, Ron Holsey, Keion Jackson, Elizabeth Keyishian, Raye Lankford, Benjamin Lehmann, Andrew Moriarty, Max Nicoll, Carol-Lynn Parente, Luis Santeiro, Ken Scarborough, Belinda Ward.
Status: The series is now in its 50th season.

Synopsis: Winner of 34 Sports Emmys(R), and the only sports show to receive four Columbia University-duPont broadcast journalism awards, this monthly magazine program explores issues, controversies and personalities in the sports world with provocative reports.
Cast: Host Bryant Gumbel is joined by correspondents Mary Carillo, Jon Frankel, Bernard Goldberg, Andrea Kremer, Soledad O'Brien and David Scott.
Credits: Executive Producers, Peter Nelson, Rick Bernstein, Joe Perskie;
Status: The series will celebrate its 25th anniversary season this April ..

Synopsis: From HBO Sports and Uninterrupted, the digital media company of LeBron James and Maverick Carter, this unscripted series is set in a barbershop, which for many provides a sanctuary for spirited, free-flowing conversation. The high-energy, fast-paced program offers unfiltered conversation and debate with some of the biggest names in sports, music, culture and entertainment.
Cast: LeBron James and Maverick Carter
Credits: Executive produced by LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Peter Nelson, Rick Bernstein and Devin Johnson; directed by Robert Alexander; supervising producer, Bentley Weiner; director of photography, Brandon Riley; created by Paul Rivera and Randy Mims; operations producer, Holly Peterman.
Status: Currently airing new editions.

Synopsis: This brand-new series of intimate music specials features multiple chart-topping Latin musicians, live and unfiltered, who not only reveal personal secrets to the "tiny" audience before them but also perform songs that are especially meaningful to them.
Cast: Sebastián Yatra, Natti Natasha, Juanes and Jackie Cruz and more; interviews by Sarah Packiam, Daniel Renee, DJ Bonnie Beats.
Credits: Created by Maurice Keizer; EP, Christiana Carroll-Becerra.
Status: Next edition debuts February 28.

SUCCESSION (Drama Series)
Synopsis: Beginning where season one dramatically left off, season two of this series follows the members of the Roy family as they struggle to retain control of their empire, and while the future looks increasingly uncertain, it is the past that threatens to ultimately destroy them.
S2 Cast: Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Hiam Abbass, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Friedman, Rob Yang, J. Smith Cameron, Dagmara Dominczyk and Arian Moayed.
S2 Credits: Created by Jesse Armstrong; executive produced by Jesse Armstrong, Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Will Ferrell, Jane Tranter, Mark Mylod, Tony Roche and Scott Ferguson. Jesse Armstrong serves as showrunner.
Status: The series has been renewed for a third season.

BARRY (Comedy Series)
Synopsis: This dark comedy stars Emmy(R) winner Bill Hader in the title role. Desperate to leave his violent past behind, Barry is attempting to untangle himself from the world of contract killing and fully immerse himself in acting. But while he has eliminated many of the external factors that pushed him towards violence, Barry soon discovers they weren't the only forces at play.
S2 Cast: Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan and Emmy(R) winner Henry Winkler also star.
S2 Credits: Created by Alec Berg & Bill Hader; executive produced by Bill Hader and Alec Berg.
Status: The series has been renewed for a third season.

EUPHORIA (Drama Series)
Synopsis: This drama series follows a group of high school students as they navigate drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship.
Cast: Zendaya leads an ensemble cast that also includes Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer, Algee Smith and Sydney Sweeney.
Credits: Augustine Frizzell directed and co-executive produced the pilot. All episodes written by Sam Levinson, who also serves as executive producer. Executive producers also include Drake, Future the Prince, Ravi Nandan, Kevin Turen, Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein, Ron Leshem, Daphna Levin, Tmira Yardeni, Mirit Toovi, Yoram Mokadi and Gary Lennon. Produced in partnership with A24 and based on the Israeli series of the same name from HOT, which was created by Ron Leshem and Daphna Levin.
Status: The show has been renewed for a second season.

Synopsis: From Sally Wainwright, this series tells a remarkable and unlikely love story, set in the complex, changing world of 1832 Halifax, the cradle of the industrial revolution. Starring Suranne Jones, it focuses on landowner Anne Lister and her determination to change the fate of Shibden Hall, her faded ancestral home, by re-opening the coal mines and marrying well. The charismatic, single-minded, swashbuckling Lister - who dresses head-to-toe in black and charms her way into high society - has no intention of marrying a man. Every part of the story is based in historical fact, recorded in the four million words of the real-life Anne Lister's diaries, which contain the most intimate details of her life, once hidden in a secret code that is now broken.
S1 Cast: Suranne Jones, Sophie Rundle, Katherine Kelly, Sofie Gråbøl, Derek Riddell, Veronica Clifford, Sylvia Syms, Brendan Patricks, Caspar Phillipson, Polly Maberly, Lucy Black, Stephanie Hyam, Dino Fetscher, Rupert Vansittart, Michael Xavier, Gemma Whelan, Timothy West, Gemma Jones, Stephanie Cole, Peter Davison, Amelia Bullmore, Vincent Franklin, Shaun Dooley, Joe Armstrong and Rosie Cavaliero.
S1 Credits: Creator/writer/director Sally Wainwright executive produces along with Faith Penhale and Piers Wenger. Produced by Lookout Point for BBC One, and co-produced with HBO.
Status: The show has been renewed for a second season.

ROOM 104 (Anthology Series)
Synopsis: Set in a single room of a typical American chain motel, this anthology series tells different stories of the assorted characters who pass through it. From creators and executive producers Mark and Jay Duplass, episodes range from comedy to drama to horror.
S4 Cast: TBA
S3 Credits: Executive producers, Jay & Mark Duplass, Mel Eslyn, Sydney Fleischmann; producer, Tyler Romary.
Status: The series has been renewed for a fourth season.

Synopsis: This narrative series is set in a limitless magical reality full of dynamic, hilarious characters and celebrity guests. The show presents sketches performed by a core cast of black women, including Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis and Quinta Brunson.
S1 Cast: Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis and Quinta Brunson.
S1 Credits: Creator/executive producer/writer/star, Robin Thede; executive producer, Issa Rae for Issa Rae Productions; executive producers, Dave Becky, Jonathan Berry for 3 Arts Entertainment; executive producers, Tony Hernandez, Brooke Posch for JAX Media; head writer/co-executive producer: Lauren Ashley Smith; producers, Deniese Davis, Montrel McKay for Issa Rae Productions; producer, John Skidmore for JAX Media.
Status: The show has been renewed for a second season.

LOS ESPOOKYS (Comedy Series)
Synopsis: This primarily Spanish-language (with English subtitles) comedy series follows a group of friends who turn their love for horror into a peculiar business, providing horror to those who need it, in a dreamy Latin American country where the strange and eerie are just part of daily life.
Cast: Ana Fabrega, Julio Torres, Cassandra Ciangherotti and Bernardo Velasco star as Los Espookys, with José Pablo Minor and recurring guest star Fred Armisen.
Credits: Created by Fred Armisen & Ana Fabrega & Julio Torres; executive produced by Fred Armisen and Lorne Michaels, along with Broadway Video's Andrew Singer and Alice Mathias.
Status: The show has been renewed for a second season.

Synopsis: This comedy series tells the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work.
S1 Cast: John Goodman, Danny McBride, Edi Patterson, Adam Devine, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Calvero, Tim Baltz and GregAlan Williams star.
S1 Credits: Executive producer, creator, writer, director, Danny McBride; executive producer, director, Jody Hill; executive producer, director, David Gordon Green.
Status: The show has been renewed for a second season.

Synopsis: Adapting Philip Pullman's award-winning trilogy of the same name, which is considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction, this series follows Lyra, a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world. Her search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust.
Cast: Series regulars include Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, James McAvoy, Clarke Peters, James Cosmo, Anne-Marie Duff, Will Keen and Ariyon Bakare. Voice cast includes Helen McCrory, David Suchet, Cristela Alonzo , Kit Connor, Brian Fisher and Joe Tandberg.
Credits: Executive Producers: Jane Tranter, Dan McCulloch, Philip Pullman, Jack Thorne, Joel Collins, Tom Hooper, Otto Bathurst, Ryan Rasmussen, Julie Gardner; Toby Emmerich and Carolyn Blackwood (for New Line Cinema); Deborah Forte and Ben Irving (for BBC One); Based on the Novels "The Golden Compass," "The Subtle Knife," and "The Amber Spyglass" by Philip Pullman.
Status: The series has been renewed for a second season.

Synopsis: This innovative series explores evergreen cultural idioms such as patriarchy, white supremacy and sensuality from a new, thought-provoking perspective. A fluid, stream-of-consciousness response to the contemporary American mediascape, each episode features a handful of interconnected vignettes, showcasing an ensemble cast of emerging and established talent.
S1 Cast: Terence Nance, guests TBA.
S1 Credits: Created by Terence Nance; written and directed by Terence Nance; executive producers, Terence Nance, Tamir Muhammad, Jamund Washington, Kishori Rajan, Kelley Robins Hicks, Chanelle Aponte Pearson, Ravi Nandan and John Hodges. MVMT is producing the series in association with A24.
Status: The series has been renewed for a second season.

ESME & ROY (Children's Series)
Synopsis: The first new animated series from the makers of "Sesame Street" in more than a decade, the show follows a young girl, Esme, and her best monster friend, Roy, on their adventures as the best monster babysitters in Monsterdale. Aimed at children ages four to six, it offers a creative new approach to teaching "learning through play" and mindfulness strategies.
Cast: Millie Davis and Patrick McKenna.
Credits: Executive producers, Dustin Ferrer and Amy Steinberg.
Status: The series has been renewed for a second season.

WARRIOR (Drama Series)
Synopsis: Inspired by an idea from martial-arts legend Bruce Lee, this gritty, action-packed crime drama is set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco's Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century. Filming in Cape Town, South Africa, it follows a martial arts prodigy who immigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances, and becomes a hatchet man for one of Chinatown's most powerful organized crime families.
S1 Cast: Series regulars include Kieran Bew, Olivia Cheng, Dianne Doan, Dean Jagger, Langley Kirkwood, Andrew Koji, Hoon Lee, Christian McKay, Joe Taslim, Jason Tobin, Joanna Vanderham, Tom Weston-Jones and Perry Yung.
S1 Credits: Produced for CINEMAX by Perfect Storm Entertainment, Tropper Ink Productions and Bruce Lee Entertainment; created and executive produced by Jonathan Tropper under Tropper Ink Productions; Justin Lin and Danielle Woodrow executive produce on behalf of Perfect Storm Entertainment; Shannon Lee executive produces for Bruce Lee Entertainment.
Status: The series has been renewed for a second season.

WE ARE WHO WE ARE (Drama Series)
Synopsis: From Luca Guadagnino, the series is a coming of age story about two American teenagers who, along with their military and civilian parents, are living on an American military base in Italy. The series centers on friendship, first-love and all the unknowns of being a teenager, which could happen anywhere, but in this case, happens to be in this little slice of America in Italy.
Cast: Chloë Sevigny, Jack Dylan Grazer, Alice Braga, Jordan Kristine Seamón, Kid Cudi, Faith Alabi, Spence Moore II, Francesca Scorsese, Ben Taylor, Corey Knight, Tom Mercier and Sebastiano Pigazzi.
Credits: An HBO-Sky production; showrunner, executive producer, writer, director Luca Guadagnino; the series is executive produced by Lorenzo Mieli for Fremantle's The Apartment. Other executive producers are Mario Gianani for Fremantle's Wildside, Luca Guadagnino, Nick Hall, Sean Conway, Elena Recchia, Riccardo Neri and Francesco Melzi d'Eril; Paolo Giordano and Francesca Manieri write alongside Guadagnino.
Status: Debuts Summer 2020.

PERRY MASON (New Series)
Synopsis: 1931, Los Angeles. While the rest of the country struggles from the Great Depression, this city is booming! Oil! Olympic Games! Talking Pictures! Evangelical Fervor! And a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong! Based on characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, this new series follows the origins of American fiction's most legendary criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason (Matthew Rhys). When the case of the decade breaks down his door, Mason's relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and just maybe, a pathway to redemption for himself.
Cast: Matthew Rhys, Tatiana Maslany and John Lithgow star. The cast also includes Chris Chalk, Shea Whigham, Nate Corddry, Veronica Falcon, Jefferson Mays, Gayle Rankin, Lili Taylor, Juliet Rylance, Andrew Howard, Robert Patrick, and Stephen Root.
Credits: Executive producers for Team Downey, Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, Amanda Burrell; writer/showrunner/executive producer, Ron Fitzgerald; executive producer, Joe Horacek; writer/showrunner/executive producer, Rolin Jones; director/executive producer, Tim Van Patten; co-executive producer Aida Rodgers; star/producer, Matthew Rhys.
Status: In production.

Synopsis: Based on the 2016 novel of the same name by Matt Ruff, the drama series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he joins up with his friend Leti (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father, Montrose Freeman (Michael Kenneth Williams). This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from an H.P. Lovecraft paperback.
Cast: Starring Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Courtney B. Vance and Michael Kenneth Williams. The cast also includes Wunmi Mosaku, Aunjanue Ellis, Abbey Lee, Jamie Harris, Jamie Chung, Tony Goldwyn, Jordan Patrick Smith, Jamie Neumann, Erica Tazel, and Mac Brandt.
Credits: Executive producer/showrunner, Misha Green; executive producer, Jordan Peele; executive producer/director of first episode, Yann Demange; executive producers, J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson and Bill Carraro; executive producer/director, Daniel Sackheim; production companies, Bad Robot Productions and Monkeypaw Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Status: Post-production.

MARE OF EASTTOWN (Limited Drama Series)
Synopsis: Kate Winslet executive produces and stars in this limited series as a small-town Pennsylvania detective who investigates a local murder as her life crumbles around her.
Cast: Kate Winslet, Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart, Angourie Rice, Evan Peters, Cailee Spaeny, David Denman, John Douglas Thompson, Patrick Murney, Ben Miles, James McArdle, Sosie Bacon, Joe Tippett and Neal Huff.
Credits: An HBO co-production with wiip; creator/writer/showrunner/executive producer, Brad Ingelsby; directors/executive producers, Craig Zobel and Gavin O'Connor; executive producer, Gordon Gray through Mayhem Pictures; executive producer, Paul Lee through wiip; executive producer, Mark Roybal through wiip; executive producer, Kate Winslet.
Status: In production.

THE GILDED AGE (Drama Series)
Synopsis: The American Gilded Age was a period of immense economic change, of huge fortunes made and lost, and the rise of disparity between old money and new. Against this backdrop of change, the story begins in 1882 - introducing young Marian Brook, the orphaned daughter of a Southern general, who moves into the home of her rigidly conventional aunts in New York City. Accompanied by the mysterious Peggy Scott, an African-American woman masquerading as her maid, Marian gets caught up in the dazzling lives of her stupendously rich neighbors, led by a ruthless railroad tycoon and his ambitious wife struggling for acceptance by the Astor and Vanderbilt set. Will Marian follow the established rules of society, or forge her own path in this exciting new world that is on the brink of transformation into the modern age?
Cast: Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Amanda Peet and Morgan Spector.
Credits: Creator/writer/executive producer, Julian Fellowes; executive producer, Gareth Neame; director/executive producer, Michael Engler; a co-production between HBO and Universal Television.
Status: Ten-episode season in production.

Synopsis: Based on George R.R. Martin's Fire & Blood, this "Game of Thrones" prequel co-created by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal, which is set 300 years before the events of "Game of Thrones," tells the story of House Targaryen.
Cast: TBA
Credits: Co-created by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal. Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan Condal will partner as showrunners and will also serve as executive producers along with George R.R. Martin and Vince Gerardis.
Status: The series has been given a ten-episode series order.

THE NEVERS (Drama Series)
Synopsis: This epic science-fiction drama series spotlights a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies and a mission that might change the world.
Cast: Laura Donnelly stars.
Credits: Executive producer, showrunner, writer, director, Joss Whedon; executive producer, Bernadette Caulfield; executive producer, writer, Jane Espenson; executive producer, writer, Doug Petrie.
Status: The show has been given a straight-to-series order.

QUALITYLAND (Comedy Series)
Synopsis: QualityLand is the very near future. It's everything we have now, and more so. It's the story of humanity's struggle against the tyranny of convenience. But funny.
Cast: TBA
Credits: Executive producer/co-writer, Mike Judge; executive producer/co-writer, Josh Lieb; executive producer, Michael Rotenberg for 3 Arts Productions; based on the novel of the same name by Marc-Uwe Kling; a co-production with HBO and Lionsgate/3 Arts.
Status: Series given production commitment.

A5 (Limited Comedy Series)
Synopsis: This limited comedy series is centered on a bioengineer who discovers the gene that makes a person an asshole and attempts to answer the questions nagging at all of us: Why do assholes exist? Why have they come to dominate our culture? And can they be cured?
Cast: TBA
Credits: Executive producer/co-writer, Mike Judge; executive producer/co-writer, Etan Cohen; executive producer, Michael Rotenberg for 3 Arts Productions.
Status: Series given production commitment.

GORILLA AND THE BIRD (Limited Drama Series)
Synopsis: An inspirational tale of a mother's unconditional love for her bipolar son, this limited series follows Zack (the Gorilla) as he fights to regain his sanity after a devastating psychotic break, turning to the only person who didn't give up on him - his mother (The Bird). Once a highly successful public defender for The Legal Aid Society of New York, Zach's sudden illness takes him on a harrowing journey of delusions and antisocial behavior, leading to his eventual arrest and commitment to Bellevue Hospital.
Cast: TBA
Credits: Based on "Gorilla and the Bird: A Memoir," by Zack McDermott; an HBO-Big Beach TV co-production; director/executive producer, Jean-Marc Vallée for crazyrose; executive producer, Nathan Ross for crazyrose; executive producers, Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin, Peter Kiernan for Free Association; executive producers, Robin Schwartz, Marc Turtletaub, Peter Saraf for Big Beach; writer/executive producer, Bryan Sipe; co-executive producer, Zack McDermott.
Status: Limited series order.

I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK (Documentary)
Synopsis: Based on the bestselling true crime book "I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer," by Michelle McNamara, this series is a comprehensive exploration of a violent psychopath who terrorized California in the late '70s and early '80s by McNamara, who died suddenly while investigating the unsolved crimes. It is also a haunting personal memoir and self-examination of her obsessive quest for justice on behalf of the victims and survivors of the crimes.
Credits: Liz Garbus directs.
Status: Debuts in 2020.

GANGS OF LONDON (Cinemax Drama Series)
Synopsis: When the head of a criminal organization is assassinated, the resulting power vacuum leads to a struggle that threatens the fragile peace among the intricate web of international gangs operating on the streets of modern-day London.
Cast: Sope Dirisu and Joe Cole lead an ensemble cast that includes Lucian Msamati, Michelle Fairley, Mark Lewis Jones, Narges Rashidi, Jing Lusi, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Brian Vernal, Orli Shuka, Richard Harrington, Jude Akuwidike, and Emmett J Scanlan.
Credits: A CINEMAX co-production with Sky; produced by Pulse Films and Sister Pictures; co-created and written by Gareth Evans and Matt Flannery; produced by Hugh Warren; executive produced by Pulse Films' Thomas Benski and Lucas Ochoa alongside Sister Pictures' Jane Featherstone and Sky's Gabriel Silver.
Status: The ten-episode season will debut in 2020.

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