While the October lineup has just kicked off, HBO is already giving an early look at its November schedule. In addition to the anticipated HBO November 2019 schedule, we’ve got some highlights for Cinemax as well.
HBO November 2019 Schedule:
The second season of the HBO Latin America series La Vida Secreta De Las Parajes (“The Secret Life of Couples”) continues Friday, November 1 (10:00- 11:00 p.m.) on HBO Latino. This season, Bruna Lombardi returns as psychologist and therapist Sofia Prado, director of the Tantra Institute. She joins investigator Luis (Carlos Alberto Riccelli) and journalist Vicente (Alejandro Claveaux) to investigate the murder of Daniel (João Paulo Lorezon). In the first few episodes, a group of hackers tries to obtain sensitive files about the corrupt network run by banker and businessman Edgar Eleno Andreazza (Paulo Gorgulho). To protect his business, Andreazza approaches Vice President Zairo (Leonardo Medeiros), who will take office after the President’s unexpected death.
Scottish comedian Daniel Sloss brings his critically-acclaimed, tenth solo show Daniel Sloss: X to HBO, while continuing to tour with it across the rest of the globe. Debuting Saturday, November 2 (10:00-11:30 p.m.), the 90-minute special was taped before a live audience at Sydney, Australia’s Enmore Theatre, where Sloss deftly skewers society’s gender constructs and mines his own personal experiences to reveal the humor inherent in today’s fraught masculinity, providing insights that are alternately humorous and profound, along with Sloss’ unexpurgated Scottish-level swearing. Declared “dirty, sweet and clever” by the New York Times, Daniel Sloss showcases his deliciously dark, razor-sharp wit and brazen disregard for avoiding uncomfortable topics in a comedy special, directed by Sloss, that flips the script on what we’ve come to expect from male comedians in terms of talking about gender and sexuality. Intelligent, ballsy and proving nothing is off limits, this is a riotous and truly original special that continues his legacy of intelligent and thought-provoking twists – and promises to leave a lasting impression long after Sloss lands his final brilliant joke.
Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, Watchmen, continues Sunday, November 3 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT). From executive producer Damon Lindelof (Emmy winner for Lost; HBO’s The Leftovers), the series embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting to break new ground of its own. Nicole Kassell directs the pilot from a script written by Lindelof. The cast includes Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Jean Smart, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Tom Mison, Sara Vickers, Andrew Howard, Jacob Ming-Trent and Dylan Schombing.
The HBO comedy series Silicon Valley continues its seven-episode, sixth and final season Sunday, November 3 (10:00-10:30 p.m.). A collaboration between Mike Judge and Alec Berg, the Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated series takes a comedic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. The series stars Thomas Middleditch as Richard, Zach Woods as Jared, Kumail Nanjiani as Dinesh, Martin Starr as Gilfoyle, Amanda Crew as Monica, Jimmy O. Yang as Jian-Yang, Suzanne Cryer as Laurie Bream, Matt Ross as Gavin Belson and Josh Brener as Big Head.
Starring Kathryn Hahn (Emmy nominee for Transparent; HBO’s forthcoming I Know This Much Is True) in the title role, Mrs. Fletcher continues Sunday, November 3 (10:30-11:00 p.m.). Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Tom Perrotta, the series is a dual coming-of-age story chronicling the personal and sexual journeys of an empty-nest mother and her college freshman son, who both embrace their newfound freedom with mixed results. As the series begins, Eve Fletcher (Hahn), a mid-40s single mom who works as the executive director of a senior center, drops her only child off at college and returns home to a very empty house. Meanwhile, Eve’s son Brendan (Jackson White), a popular (though sometimes clueless) jock, finds college a little more complicated than he expected and struggles to make connections with his more socially and politically aware fellow students. As mother and son find themselves alone for the first time, this sharp, provocative series navigates themes of parenthood, sexuality, love, and identity in a cultural moment when attitudes about gender and sex are evolving rapidly.
Adapting Philip Pullman’s acclaimed trilogy of the same name, which is considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction, His Dark Materials, debuting Monday, November 4 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), follows Lyra (Dafne Keen), 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. Other series regulars include: Ruth Wilson as Mrs. Coulter, Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby, James McAvoy as Lord Asriel, Clarke Peters as The Master of Jordan College, Lewin Lloyd as Roger Parslow, James Cosmo as Farder Coram and Anne-Marie Duff as Ma Costa, with Will Keen as Father MacPhail and Ariyon Bakare as Lord Boreal.
Created by Jay and Mark Duplass (Animals., Togetherness), the late-night, half-hour anthology series Room 104 continues its third season continues Friday, November 4 (11:00-11:30 p.m.), with new episodes subsequent Fridays at the same time, leading up to the season finale on November 29. The series tells unique and unexpected tales of the characters who pass through a single room of a typical American chain motel. While the room stays the same, every episode of Room 104 features a different story, with the tone, plot, characters, and even the time period, changing with each installment. Tapping into a variety of genres, from dark comedy to poignant drama to musical romance, the stories and characters featured in season three include: a man searching for a cure to his chronic skin condition; the caretaker of an exotic animal looking to make a sale; estranged siblings reuniting to make an investment; and more. Filled with plenty of twists and surprises, the series offers a new discovery from one episode to the next, telling tales of everyday people striving for connection and meaning inside a single room.
A young boy stumbles upon a mythical sword and must save the world when The Kid Who Would Be King debuts Saturday, November 9 (7:45-9:45 p.m.). The film stars Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Tom Taylor, Rebecca Ferguson and Patrick Stewart.
The groundbreaking documentary news series AXIOS concludes its second season Sunday, November 10 (6:00-6:30 p.m.). Exploring the world’s most consequential topics in a smart, fast format, the series mirrors the company’s “Smart Brevity” promise. Emmy winner Matthew O’Neill (HBO’s Baghdad ER and China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province) and Perri Peltz (HBO’s Warning: This Drug May Kill You and Remembering the Artist Robert De Niro, Sr.) return to direct and produce, continuing to work with leading Axios journalists to highlight the week ahead in politics, business, technology, media, science and other big topics shaping the future. The first four episodes of the second season of AXIOS aired this past June.
A six-episode mini-series from Brazil, Santos Dumont, debuting Monday, November 11 (8:00-9:00 p.m.), follows the life of Alberto Santos-Dumont, the man considered to be the father of aviation. Moved by his desire to fly, Santos-Dumont became a pioneer of air travel who helped shape the modern world, until being undone by the torment hesuffered at the military’s use of his innovations. HBO Latino will air the original Portuguese/French version with Spanish subtitles.
Starring Academy-award winner Helen Mirren (The Queen, Gosford Park, The Last Station) and Jason Clarke (First Man, Zero Dark Thirty, Mudbound), Catherine the Great, the four-part limited drama series concluding Monday, November 11 (10:00-11:00 p.m.), is set against the politically tumultuous and sexually charged court of Russian empress Catherine the Great (Mirren) who wielded supreme power throughout Russia for nearly half of the 18th century. The HBO/Sky production follows Catherine towards the end of her reign during her passionate affair with Grigory Potemkin (Clarke). Amid scandal, intrigue and immense conflict, they develop a unique and devoted relationship, overcoming their adversaries and together serving as the architects of modern-day Russia through a series of liberalizing reforms.
Very Ralph, debuting Tuesday, November 12 (9:00-10:48 p.m.), reveals the man behind the icon and the creation of one of the most successful brands in fashion history. With an uncanny ability to turn his dreams into reality, Ralph Lauren has built a multi- billion-dollar, global powerhouse out of his aspirations, becoming a living embodiment of American optimism and the American Dream. For more than 50 years, he has celebrated the iconography of America and defined American style, translating his vision and inspiration into one of the world’s most widely recognized brands. In Very Ralph, as he enters his sixth decade in business, Lauren reflects on his journey from a boy from the Bronx who didn’t know what a fashion designer was, to becoming the emblem of American style all around the world. The film is directed and produced by award-winning documentarian Susan Lacy.
Real Time with Bill Maher concludes its 17th season Friday, November 15 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT). Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists and interviews with guests.
A high-powered, overbearing tech mogul transforms into a 13-year-old version of herself in Little, debuting Saturday, November 16 (8:00-9:50 p.m.). This comedy stars Issa Rae (HBO’s Insecure and A Black Lady Sketch Show), Regina Hall and Marsai Martin.
Presenting a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events, as well as addressing broader issues, the Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver concludes its sixth season Sunday, November 17 (11:00-11:30 p.m.). Taped in New York a few hours before it debuts on HBO, the show is the only weekly news- oriented comedy series to be presented on Sunday night.
Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops, debuting Tuesday, November 19 (9:00-10:40 p.m.), follows San Antonio, Texas police officers Ernie Stevens and Joe Smarro, who are diverting people from jail and into mental health treatment. The documentary chronicles their daily encounters with people in crisis, showing how their innovative approach to policing – which takes mental health into account – is having a dramatic effect on the way police respond to these challenges. Directed and produced by Jenifer McShane.
US, debuting Saturday, November 23 (8:00-9:56 p.m.), tells the story of a family who, on a family vacation, find themselves faced with malevolent versions of themselves who are out to kill them. The film stars Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Elisabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker.
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel goes behind the box scores and statistics to tackle timely subjects in the world of contemporary sports. Featuring a top lineup of contributors, the next monthly edition debuts Tuesday, November 26 (9:00-10:00 p.m.).
Universally recognized as the greatest female skier ever, Lindsey Vonn went on a remarkable journey that was defined by unexpected twists and turns and dramatic peaks and valleys in its final chapter. Produced in conjunction with Teton Gravity Research, HBO’s feature-length documentary Lindsey Vonn: The Final Season, debuting Tuesday, November 26 (10:00-11:30 p.m.), intimately recounts the iconic skier’s last competitive campaign while looking back on her transcendent career, from child prodigy to decorated Olympian to global superstar. The film traces Vonn’s exhilarating story from her childhood in Minnesota, all the way to the World Championships in Are, Sweden this past February, for what proved to be the epilogue of her fabled career, as she earned bronze in her final event. Teton Gravity Research, widely recognized as one of the premier documentary production companies in the outdoor action, adventure, and exploration space, had a camera crew embedded with Vonn throughout the winter months, capturing the final, intimate moments of her skiing journey.
A 14-year-old boy transforms into a superhero and must master his newfound powers in Shazam!, debuting Saturday, November 30 (8:00-10:12 p.m.). The film stars Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer and Djimon Hounsou.
An art thief who wants to break free from a life of crime meets an actress and con-woman looking to do the same in Lying and Stealing, debuting Friday, November 1 (8:00-9:40 p.m.). The film stars Theo James and Emily Ratajkowski.
Three years after Jurassic World theme park is destroyed, Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) return to Isla Nublar to save the last remaining dinosaurs from a volcanic eruption in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The fifth installment in the hit series debuts Friday, November 8 (8:00-10:10 p.m.).
When his family is trapped inside a burning building over 200 stories above ground and he is framed for setting the fire, a security expert must save them and clear his name in Skyscraper, debuting Friday, November 15 (8:00-9:45 p.m.). Dwayne Johnson stars in the thriller.
When a massive, 75-foot-long prehistoric shark thought to be extinct attacks a submarine, an oceanographer and recue diver must save the crew in The Meg, debuting Friday, November 22 (8:00-9:55 p.m.). Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao and Cliff Curtis star in the action romp.
When a woman who was recruited by Mossad, Israeli’s national intelligence force, goes rogue and disappears, her handler must retrace her steps in an effort to both rein her in and protect her in The Operative, debuting Friday, November 29 (8:00-10:00).