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HBO Collection 2021: 16 New Reveals to Get Excited For + Returning Favorites


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“Scenes From a Marriage,” “The White Lotus,” and the long-awaited return of “Succession” spotlight HBO’s final yr earlier than the dragons fly house.

After a yr crammed with manufacturing delays and shutdowns, Hollywood has persevered, and HBO — nonetheless the premiere vacation spot for prestigious new reveals and returning favorites — has a full slate of confirmed 2021 TV releases within the offing. Although the pandemic remains to be inflicting mayhem in terms of any type of long-term scheduling, some collection have managed to wrap, others are in the midst of taking pictures, and nonetheless extra have a plan to complete in time for audiences to understand them this very yr.

Beneath, IndieWire has compiled a listing of upcoming applications both already scheduled or absolutely anticipated to premiere this yr, so you may relaxation assured in what’s coming. Within the record under, study all about HBO’s 2021 dramas, comedies, restricted collection, and extra, from plot descriptions and forged lists to manufacturing timelines and potential premiere dates.

To be clear, it is a 2021 preview for HBO, not HBO Max. Sure, many viewers can be watching each manufacturers’ applications by way of the identical service, however as long as the large wigs at WarnerMedia are making a distinction between the 2 content material creators, so will we.

So go forward: Get excited to find epic new dramas like “The Nevers,” and rediscover returning gems like “Succession.” “Home of the Dragon” could not hit till 2022, however there’s a lot to maintain you occupied till then. The Hollywood machine churns forward. Let’s respect what we will.


Style: Documentary (two components)
Launch Date:
January 10, 2021
Government Producers: Alex Gibney, Stacey Offman, Richard Perello, Sam Pollard, Armen Keteyian, and Jeff Benedict
Administrators: Matthew Heineman and Matthew Hamachek

Counting on the 2018 biography by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian, “Tiger” is a two-part, four-hour examination of the rise, fall, and return of Tiger Woods — which means, it’s obtained all the lovable footage of a child Tiger whacking golf balls in addition to all of the tawdry protection of his infidelity, arrest, and extra very grownup errors. Matthew Heineman (“Cartel Land”) is joined by his longtime editor Matthew Hamachek within the director’s chair for interviews with household pals and scandalous acquaintances, because the duo reveals loads of never-before-seen footage for probably the most intimate have a look at the worldwide golf icon but.

“The Woman and the Dale”

Style: Documentary Collection
Launch Date:
Confirmed for 2021
Government Producers: Mark and Jay Duplass, Mel Eslyn, Andre Gaines, Allen Bain, Nick Cammilleri, Alana Carithers and Zackary Drucker

Like a cross between “The Inventor: Out For Blood in Silicon Valley” and “Who Killed the Electrical Automotive?”, HBO’s Duplass brothers-produced docuseries travels again to the ’70s to see how Elizabeth Carmichael duped the world into pondering she’d solved the auto trade’s oil drawback. Carmichael based the twentieth Century Motor Automotive Company with a purpose to produce her fuel-efficient, three-wheeled automotive, The Dale, which was stated to stand up to 70 miles per gallon because of the burden saved by having one much less wheel. As if that wasn’t cause sufficient to be suspicious, Carmichael additionally claimed the automotive couldn’t be tipped over, was made with particular aerospace plastic, and would value lower than $2,000 (or, adjusted for inflation, roughly $13K). The story solely will get crazier from there, so I’ll let the specialists inform it: “The Woman and the Dale” is anticipated in early 2021 on HBO.


Style: Drama Collection
Launch Date:
Confirmed for 2021
Forged: Ulf Stenberg, Aliette Opheim, Tobias Zilliacus, Miriam Ingrid, Oliver Dufaker
Writers: Anders Weidemann, Antonia Pyk, and Linn Gottfridsson
Director: Peter Grönlund

A Swedish import, “Beartown” focuses on a small city obsessive about their junior ice-hockey workforce. Ok to have a shot at a nationwide title, the skaters really feel the stress from mother and father and the remainder of the city to provide on the ice — and that results in bother elsewhere. “Beartown” offers head on with sexual assault and sports activities, tackling how a group is drawn to look the opposite approach — on the sufferer’s expense — and the lasting repercussions of elevating youngsters with misplaced priorities.

“Mare of Easttown”

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Kate Winslet in “The Mare of Easttown”

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Style: Restricted Collection
Launch Date:
Confirmed for 2021
Forged: Kate Winslet, Julianne Nicholson, Jean Sensible, Angourie Rice, Evan Peters, Cailee Spaeny, David Denman, John Douglas Thompson, Patrick Murney, Ben Miles, James McArdle, Sosie Bacon, Joe Tippett, Neal Huff
Writers: Brad Ingelsby
Administrators: Craig Zobel and Gavin O’Connor

In her first producing effort, in addition to her first position as a police detective, Kate Winslet stars as Mare Sheehan, a Pennsylvania cop investigating an area homicide as her personal life falls aside. “Mare of Easttown” will not be, nevertheless, the primary time Winslet has carried an HBO authentic collection; her debut got here with Todd Haynes’ 2011 adaptation of “Mildred Pierce,” which gained Winslet an Emmy (and a Golden Globe) whereas garnering 21 complete nominations from the TV Academy and 4 extra wins. To say expectations are excessive for her return could be an understatement. Whereas there’s no repeating the previous, Winslet has confirmed time and time once more that she’s able to stunning us, even after we’re already wowed.


Style: Movie
Launch Date:
In manufacturing. Confirmed for 2021
Forged: Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott, Salim Dau, Waleed Zuaiter, Jeff Wilbusch, Igal Naor, Dov Glickman, Rotem Keinan, Itzik Cohen, Tobias Zilliacus, Sasson Gabai
Author: J.T. Rogers
Director: Bartlett Sher

“Oslo,” initially a Tony Award-winning play by J.T. Rogers, tells the true story of the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords, which had been engineered by the Norwegian couple Mona Juul (performed by Ruth Wilson within the new movie) and Terje Rød-Larsen (Andrew Scott). Via secret back-channel talks and near-silent heroics, the 2 introduced collectively the Israeli Prime Minister and Palestine Liberation Group Chairman to assist dealer peace. The play initially clocked in round three hours, whereas profitable the 2017 Tony Award for Greatest Play and Greatest Featured Actor in a Play (for Michael Aronov). How Rogers interprets his stage success to display can be thrilling in its personal proper, although I’d must think about most viewers can be tuning in to see what Wilson and Scott, two great skills, can do with the fabric.

“The White Lotus”

Style: Restricted Collection
Launch Date:
In manufacturing. Confirmed for 2021
Forged: Murray Bartlett, Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge, Alexandra Daddario, Fred Hechinger,
Jake Lacy, Brittany O’Grady, Natasha Rothwell, Sydney Sweeney, Steve Zahn, Molly Shannon, Jon Gries, Jolene Purdy, Kekoa Kekumano, Lukas Gage
Author: Mike White
Director: Mike White

It’s been almost eight years since “Enlightened” was taken from us eight years too quickly, and whereas the ache stays, there’s hope: no, not a revival — no less than, not but — however creator Mike White is returning to HBO with a restricted collection set an unique tropical resort. Connie Britton, Alexandra Daddario, Jennifer Coolidge, and extra are all on board to participate in a social satire written, directed, and created by White. Additional particulars stay scant, however what else do it’s essential to know? I imply, actually. I’m offended you even requested.

“The Nevers”

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“The Nevers”

Courtesy of HBO

Style: Drama Collection
Launch Date:
Confirmed for 2021
Forged: Laura Donnelly, Ann Skelly, Olivia Williams, James Norton, Tom Riley, Rochelle
Neil, Eleanor Tomlinson, Amy Manson, Pip Torrens, Denis O’Hare, Zackary Momoh, Elizabeth
Berrington, Kiran Sawar, Nick Frost, Ben Chaplin
Government Producers: Joss Whedon, Bernadette Caulfield, Ilene S. Landress, Doug Petrie, Jane Espenson
Administrators: Joss Whedon, amongst others

Simply over a month in the past, probably the most thrilling facet of “The Nevers” was Joss Whedon’s artistic return. The “Firefly” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” creator had been toying round within the MCU since “Dollhouse” led to 2010, and when his HBO authentic collection was first introduced, he described it as “probably the most bold narrative I’ve created.” Set within the nineteenth century, “The Nevers” facilities round a gaggle of “Touched” people who find themselves out of the blue bestowed with particular talents. Led by Amelia True (Laura Donnelly) and Penance Adair (Ann Skelly), they use their new powers to battle on behalf of historical past’s ignored members, because the powers that be search to take care of their dominance. All of it will nonetheless come to fruition when the 10-episode first season premieres in 2021, however Whedon introduced his departure from the present in November after manufacturing had wrapped. What meaning for the present’s future (in addition to Whedon’s) remains to be unclear, however there are way more questions surrounding “The Nevers” now than there have been two months in the past.

“In Therapy”

Style: Drama Collection
Launch Date:
Confirmed for 2021
Forged: Uzo Aduba, Anthony Ramos
Government Producers: Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, Hagai Levi, Jennifer Schuur, Joshua Allen, and Melissa Bernstein
Administrators: TBA

After a decade off the air, HBO’s Emmy-winning doctor-patient drama is about to return for a fourth season, this time starring Uzo Aduba within the therapist’s chair. Who’s on the sofa has but to be introduced, as has the precise format of this reimagining: Will we be getting 5 episodes every week? New sufferers each season? Will Gabriel Byrne, the unique star, be returning in some capability? All of those particulars stay underneath wraps, however the ingenious and compelling authentic mixed with the all the time engaging Aduba give us a lot to anticipate for Season 4.

Scenes From a Marriage

Style: Restricted Collection
Launch Date:
In manufacturing. Confirmed for 2021
Forged: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain
Author: Hagai Levi
Director: Hagai Levi

Talking of “In Therapy,” collection creator Hagai Levi (who additionally co-created Showtime’s “The Affair” and HBO’s “Our Boys”) is taking over Ingmar Bergman’s “Scenes From a Marriage,” with two award-winning skills in entrance of the digital camera. Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain star because the highlighted couple, whose relationship is charted over the course of a decade because it descends from vow renewals to divorce to a bootleg reconciliation. Transporting the unique Swedish story to America and leaping from the ’70s to current day, “Scenes From a Marriage” will undoubtedly be given a tough look by cinephiles worldwide, however its timeless material and proficient workforce definitely present the potential for a worthy refashioning of this basic story.

“Succession” Season 3

"Succession" Season 3 HBO Brian Cox and Hiam Abbass

Brian Cox and Hiam Abbass in “Succession”

Courtesy of HBO

Style: Drama Collection
Launch Date:
In manufacturing. Confirmed for 2021
Forged: Brian Cox, Jeremy Sturdy, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun,
Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Friedman, J. Smith Cameron, Dagmara Dominczyk, Justine Lupe,
David Rasche, Fisher Stevens, Hiam Abbass, Arian Moayed
Government Producers: Jesse Armstrong, Frank Wealthy, Adam McKay, Kevin Messick, Jane Tranter, Mark Mylod, Tony Roche, Scott Ferguson, Jon Brown

To say the Roy household is now at battle feels a tad specious; sure, daddy’s favourite boy Kendall (Emmy winner Jeremy Sturdy) has ambushed his father, Logan (Emmy nominee Brian Cox) and, regardless of papa’s apparent pleasure in seeing his son lastly muster the braveness to maneuver towards him, the following battles bode poorly for the encircling members of the family, if not the world at massive. You see, the Roys are all the time at battle: Whether or not it’s with one another or these they deign enemies, this Sharkspearean (credit score to my colleague Libby Hill for that one) black comedy starkly highlights the hilarious embarrassments and petty needs driving the 1 %’s quest to enter the .1 %. Civil battle could already be underway, however nothing can actually cease this household from combating. Lengthy could they squabble.

“Curb Your Enthusiasm” Season 11

Style: Comedy Collection
Launch Date: In manufacturing. Confirmed for 2021
Forged: Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman, J.B. Smoove, Cheryl Hines
Government Producers: Larry David, Jeff Schaffer

For many people, Larry David grew to become the early face of COVID isolation: an anxious man caught in his home, not precisely determined to flee, however removed from comfy being there. Season 10 wrapped simply because the pandemic began to brush throughout America, and David’s ceremonial dinner misadventures in prosperous Los Angeles neighborhoods supplied a welcome escape from a time of intense confusion and concern. However regardless of the circumstances, the most recent “Curb” exemplified a few of the collection’ finest episodes, and there was an instantaneous urge for food for extra. Fortunate for us, David and his showrunner Jeff Schaffer had been simply as hungry, and so they wrote the complete season over the summer season earlier than beginning manufacturing within the fall. Season 11 will happen in a post-COVID world, the place Larry, Jeff (Garlin), Susie (Essman), and Cheryl (Hines) all handled the pandemic however have began to place it within the rearview mirror. Who had it and what meaning for Larry’s (fictional) skilled endeavors stay a thriller, however each time Season 11 is prepared, audiences can be wanting to see the world by way of Larry’s eyes as soon as extra.

“Los Espookys” Season 2

Style: Comedy Collection
Launch Date: Manufacturing anticipated to renew in Q1. Confirmed for 2021
Forged: Bernardo Velasco, Ana Fabrega, Julio Torres, Fred Armisen, José Pablo Minor
Government Producers: Ana Fabrega, Julio Torres, Fred Armisen, Lorne Michaels

It’s been 18 lengthy months since we first met Renaldo (Bernardo Velasco), Andrés (Juilo Torres), and Tati (Ana Fabrega), a gaggle of pals so bonded by their love of horror that they go into enterprise offering sensible effects-laden occasions for paying patrons. Whether or not it was the levitating exorcism or mystical sea creature sighting, the workforce by no means ceased to wow us with their innovation and good humor — and that goes double for the off-camera creators. “Los Espookys” is a riotous good time, and the weirdest comedy this facet of “What We Do within the Shadows.” No matter they’re cooking up for Season 2, it’s finest you be there to see it.

“Betty” Season 2

Betty HBO


Alison Rosa / HBO

Style: Comedy Collection
Launch Date: Manufacturing accomplished. Confirmed for 2021
Forged: Rachelle Vinberg, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, Kabrina Adams, Ardelia Lovelace
Government Producers: Lesley Arfin, Crystal Moselle

Crystal Moselle’s adaptation of her personal 2018 movie “Skate Kitchen” supplied one of the crucial vivid New York experiences out there in 2020, because the all-girls skateboarding group navigated leisure life and relationships throughout the teeming streets of Manhattan. In simply six fast episodes, Kurt (Nina Moran), Janay (Dede Lovelace), Ruby (Kabrina Adams), Camille (Rachelle Vinberg), and Indigo (Ajani Russell) confirmed off sufficient chemistry, empathy, and athleticism to make for an inviting world in want of higher growth. In different phrases, we’d like extra episodes ASAP, so it’s a great factor manufacturing on Season 2 is finished and able to roll out within the new yr.

“A Black Woman Sketch Present” Season 2

Style: Comedy Collection
Launch Date: In manufacturing. Confirmed for 2021
Forged: Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis, Quinta Brunson
Government Producers: Robin Thede, Lauren Ashley Smith

One among solely three reveals nominated for Greatest Selection Sketch Collection on the 2020 Emmys — and the class winner on the 2020 TCA Awards — the debut season of Robin Thede’s HBO comedy made fairly an affect proper out of the gate. That includes a hilarious forged serving to to maximise sharp writing, HBO correctly pushed sketches with excessive viral potential by way of YouTube to widen the present’s viewers and ensure as many individuals as potential may see what Thede & Co. had cooking. Season 2 is about to push issues even additional, now that the forged has had much more time to really feel one another out and the writers have had much more time to pitch concepts. Already amongst TV’s elite sketch collection, there’s no telling how good this present can get.

“Gentleman Jack” Season 2

Style: Drama Collection
Launch Date: In manufacturing. Confirmed for 2021
Forged: Suranne Jones, Sophie Rundle, Katherine Kelly, Sofie Gråbøl, Derek Riddell, Veronica
Clifford, Sylvia Syms, Brendan Patricks, Caspar Phillipson, Polly Maberly, Lucy Black
Government Producer: Sally Wainwright

Suranne Jones’ breakthrough efficiency was considered one of 2019’s early highlights, and whereas it will likely be a great two years between seeing the star painting Anne Lister, nineteenth century landowner and coded diary author, “Gentleman Jack” Season 2 must be well worth the wait. Created, written, and co-directed by Sally Wainwright, the HBO drama collection ended its first set of episodes in excessive model — with a pair of weddings and a key reveal. Season 2 is presently in manufacturing, so followers of the revealing interval drama ought to have solutions quickly sufficient. And on the very least, they’ll get to see Jones once more. (For these uncaring of the context, she will also be seen proper now in “Save Me” on Peacock.)

“The Gilded Age”

The Nest Carrie Coon IFC Films

Carrie Coon in “The Nest”

Courtesy of IFC Movies

Style: Drama Collection
Launch Date:
In manufacturing. Anticipated to wrap in April 2021
Forged: Christine Baranski, Denée Benton, Carrie Coon, Taissa Farmiga, Thomas Cocquerel, Cynthia Nixon, Jack Gilpin, Morgan Spector, Invoice Irwin, Audra McDonald
Writers: Julian Fellowes, Sonja Warfield
Director: Michael Engler

The final time Julian Fellowes created and wrote his personal ongoing collection, the world threw sufficient awards and a spotlight at it to deliver a couple of profitable movie 9 years later. In the meantime, the final time Carrie Coon appeared in an HBO drama, the world obtained an all-time nice collection. Now, with the “The Gilded Age,” everyone seems to be hoping magic can strike twice. Starring Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, and Taissa Farmiga, the hourlong drama collection takes place within the increase years of Eighties New York Metropolis, as new, previous, and no cash collide in a altering nation. Although manufacturing has been delayed and suspended on account of pandemic protections, the collection is presently taking pictures and aiming to complete by spring. That will imply a 2022 launch, however we’ll hold our fingers crossed that Fellowes’ — and Coon’s — returns arrive as quickly as potential.

“The White Home Plumbers”

Style: Restricted Collection
Launch Date:
Manufacturing anticipated to begin in mid-2021; launch date TBA
Forged: Woody Harrelson, Justin Theroux
Writers: Alex Gregory, Peter Huyck, Frank Wealthy, and David Mandel
Director: David Mandel

A protracted shot to premiere in 2021 to make sure, “The White Home Plumbers” stays one of the crucial thrilling HBO initiatives that doesn’t characteristic one single dragon. Primarily based on the 2009 ebook “Integrity” by Egil “Bud” Krogh and Matthew Krogh, the five-part restricted collection from the previous “Veep” writers tells the true story behind the Watergate scandal. Extra particularly, it tracks E. Howard Hunt (performed by Woody Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (Justin Theroux) because the political operatives tasked by the president to forestall any leaks of confidential intelligence. Clearly, they didn’t do their jobs all that properly, as the following scandal toppled the presidency they had been employed to guard. Oh, and did I point out this could be Harrelson’s first HBO undertaking since “True Detective,” and Theroux’s first since “The Leftovers”? That ought to actually go with out saying, however with Mandel directing all 5 episodes and two leads able to distinctive dramatic and comedic performances, “The White Home Plumbers” can be must-see TV each time it premieres.

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