In addition to their June preview, HBO and HBO Max have released an overview their Summer 2021 programming. All programs will be available to stream on HBO Max and additional programming will be announced, so stay tuned.
You can click on the titles below for more information about each.
HBO AND HBO MAX SUMMER 2021 OVERVIEW
BETTY Season 2 (HBO | Comedy Series – June 11)
Synopsis: Based on Crystal Moselle’s critically acclaimed feature “Skate Kitchen,” this 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: Nina Moran, Dede Lovelace, Moonbear, Rachelle Vinberg and Ajani Russell.
Credits: Directed by Crystal Moselle; executive produced by Crystal Moselle, Alliah Sophia Mourad, Igor Srubshchik, Jason Weinberg, and Annie Schmidt.
REVOLUTION RENT (HBO | Documentary – June 15)
Synopsis: Directed by Andy Señor Jr. and Victor Patrick Alvarez, this film follows Señor Jr. to Cuba, where he is tasked with directing a stage production of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, “Rent,” the country’s first Broadway musical produced by an American company in more than 50 years. Returning to his exiled parents’ homeland, Señor Jr. embarks on a personal journey, exploring his Cuban heritage and his family’s complex relationship to the country they love.
Credits: Directed by Andy Señor, Jr. and Victor Patrick Alvarez; written by, Andy Señor, Jr.; produced by, Scott Fenn, Christine O’Malley; executive produced by, Neil Patrick Harris, Brooke Christian, Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment, Robert Nederlander, Jr, Marvin Kaplan, Jacob Parker, Stanley Browne, Zoe Chapin, Shea Martin, Karim Amer, Mark Berger.
I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK SPECIAL EPISODE (HBO | Documentary – June 21)
Synopsis: In the summer of 2020, former police officer Joseph James DeAngelo, also known as the Golden State Killer, was sentenced to life in prison for the 50 home-invasion rapes and 13 murders he committed during his reign of terror in the 1970s and ‘80s in California. Many of the survivors and victim’s family members featured in the series reconvened for an emotional public sentencing hearing in August 2020, where they were given the opportunity to speak about their long-held pain and anger through victim impact statements, facing their attacker directly for the first time and bringing a sense of justice and resolution to the case.
Credits: HBO Documentary Films presents A Story Syndicate Production. A series by Liz Garbus, based on the book written by Michelle McNamara. Directed by Elizabeth Wolff; produced by, Elizabeth Wolff, Kate Barry; co-producers, Erin Barnett, Leah Van Der Werff, Myles Kane, Josh Koury; executive producers, Liz Garbus, Dan Cogan, Michelle McNamara, Patton Oswalt, Dave Rath, co-executive producers, Paul Hanes, Billy Jensen; supervising producer, Julie Gaither.
LFG (HBO Max | Documentary – June 24)
Synopsis: “LFG” is a no-holds-barred, inside account of the U.S. women’s national team’s ongoing fight for equal pay as told by Megan Rapinoe, Jessica McDonald, Becky Sauerbrunn, Kelley O’Hara, Sam Mewis and others.
Credits: “LFG” is directed by Academy Award®-winners Andrea Nix Fine and Sean Fine, and produced by the Fines and Abby Greensfelder with Howard T. Owens and Ben Silverman serving as executive producers for Propagate Content in collaboration with CNN Films and HBO Max.
THE LEGEND OF THE UNDERGROUND (HBO | Documentary – June 29)
Synopsis: This film is a searing and timely look at the struggle against rampant discrimination that exists in Nigeria today, as seen through the lens of several charismatic, non-conformist youth who fight to live life out loud. Through social media, celebrity and bold creativity, they spark a cultural debate that challenges the ideals of gender, conformity and civil rights in Nigeria.
Credits: HBO Documentary films presents “The Legend of the Underground,” directed by Nneka Onuorah and Giselle Bailey, executive produced by John Legend, Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorius, and Austyn Biggers of Get Lifted Film Co.
STARSTRUCK (HBO Max | Comedy Series – June TBA)
Synopsis: “Starstruck” follows Jessie, a millennial living in East London juggling two dead end jobs and navigating the awkward morning-after-the-night-before when she discovers the complications of accidentally sleeping with famous film star Tom.
Cast: Rose Matafeo, Nikesh Patel, Sindhu Vee, Emma Sidi and Minnie Driver
Credits: “Starstruck” is executive produced by Rose Matafeo, Jon Thoday, Richard Allen-Turner and Rob Aslett.
THE WHITE LOTUS (HBO | Limited Series – July 11)
Synopsis: A social satire set at an exclusive tropical resort, this six-episode limited series follows the vacations of various hotel guests over the span of a week as they relax and rejuvenate in paradise. But with each passing day, a darker complexity emerges in these picture-perfect travelers, the hotel’s cheerful employees and the idyllic locale itself.
Cast: Murray Bartlett, Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge, Alexandra Daddario, Fred Hechinger, Jake Lacy, Brittany O’Grady, Natasha Rothwell, Sydney Sweeney, Steve Zahn. Recurring guest stars: Molly Shannon, Jon Gries, Jolene Purdy, Kekoa Kekumano, Lukas Gage.
Credits: Created, written and directed by Mike White; executive produced by White, David Bernad and Nick Hall; co-executive produced by Mark Kamine.
GOSSIP GIRL (HBO Max | Drama Series – July TBA)
Synopsis: Eight years after the original blogger’s website went dark, this extension of the pop culture classic series finds a new generation of New York private school teens being introduced to social surveillance.
Cast: Whitney Peak, Jordan Alexander, Savannah Lee Smith, Evan Mock, Eli Brown, Thomas Doherty, Emily Alyn Lind, Zion Moreno and Tavi Gevinson
Credits: Executive Producers: Joshua Safran, Stephanie Savage, Josh Schwartz; Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo of Alloy Entertainment. Co-executive producer: Lis Rowinski of Fake Empire, Warner Bros. Television is the studio.
100 FOOT WAVE (HBO | Sports Documentary Series – July TBA)
Synopsis: This six-part series intimately captures the decade-long odyssey of surfing pioneer Garrett McNamara, who, after visiting Nazaré, Portugal in hopes of conquering a 100-foot wave, pushed the sport to ever-greater heights and alongside locals helped transform the small fishing village into the world’s preeminent big-wave surfing destination.
Credits: Produced by Topic Studios, Library Films and Amplify Pictures. Directed by Chris Smith; executive producers, Chris Smith, Joe Lewis, Maria Zuckerman, Ryan Heller and Michael Bloom.
TITANS Season 3 (HBO Max | Drama Series – August TBA)
Synopsis: “Titans” follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find where they belong. In season three, circumstances draw our heroes to Gotham City, where they will reunite with old friends and face new threats.
Cast: Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan Potter, Conor Leslie, Curran Walters, Joshua Orpin, Alan Ritchson, Minka Kelly, Damaris Lewis, Savannah Welch and Vincent Kartheiser.
Credits: “Titans” is produced by Weed Road Pictures and Berlanti Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television. Based on the characters from DC, the series was developed by Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns & Greg Berlanti, with Johns, Berlanti, Greg Walker and Sarah Schechter serving as executive producers.
THE OTHER TWO Season 2 (HBO Max | Comedy Series – Summer TBA)
Season 1 Synopsis: The series stars Drew Tarver (“Bajillion Dollar Propertie$”) as a 28-year-old actor struggling to get better auditions than “Man At Party Who Smells Fart,” and Heléne Yorke (HBO’s “High Maintenance,” “Masters of Sex”) as his 30-year-old sister, who is struggling in general. As the two work toward finding themselves, their lives are completely upended when their 13-year-old brother, ChaseDreams, played by Case Walker, becomes incredibly famous overnight. The series also features Molly Shannon (HBO’s “Divorce”), who plays the siblings’ fame-ready mother, and Ken Marino (“Party Down”), as ChaseDreams newly-hired manager.
Cast: Drew Tarver, Heléne Yorke, Case Walker, Ken Marino and Molly Shannon.
Season 1 Credits: Created by, written by and executive produced by Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider. Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer from Broadway Video serves as executive producers. Broadway Video’s Hilary Marx is a co-executive producer with Kaylani Esparza serving as co-producer. The series is also executive produced by Tony Hernandez of Jax Media. Sarah Babineau, Ari Pearce and Samantha Schles are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.
GENERA+ION Season 1, Part B (HBO Max | Dramedy Series – Summer TBA)
Synopsis: “Genera+ion” is a dark yet playful half-hour series following a diverse group of high school students whose exploration of modern sexuality (devices and all) tests deeply entrenched beliefs about life, love and the nature of family in their conservative community.
Cast: Nathanya Alexander, Chloe East, Nava Mau, Lukita Maxwell, Haley Sanchez, Uly Schlesinger, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Chase Sui Wonders with Justice Smith and Martha Plimpton. Recurring guest stars include J. August Richards, Mary Birdsong, Alicia Coppola, Patricia De Leon, Diego Josef, Anthony Kevyan, Sydney Mae Diaz, John Ross Bowie, Marwan Salama, Marisela Zumbado and Sam Trammell.
Credits: “Genera+ion” is created by Zelda Barnz & Daniel Barnz; Executive produced by Daniel Barnz, Ben Barnz and Zelda Barnz for We’re Not Brothers Productions, Lena Dunham for Good Thing Going Productions, Sharr White and John Melfi; Co-executive produced by Sono Patel; Produced by Marissa Díaz and Michael Cohen for Good Thing Going Productions. Writers include Zelda Barnz, Daniel Barnz, Sharr White, Sono Patel, Max Saltarelli, Christina Nieves and Michelle Denise Jackson. Directors include Daniel Barnz, Catalina Aguilar Mastretta, Anu Valia and Andrew Ahn.
THE HYPE (HBO Max | Competition Series – Summer TBA)
Synopsis: This competition series is set in the colliding worlds of streetwear, business and culture where fashion visionaries must elevate their designs and entrepreneurial sense to avoid elimination while remaining authentic to their style. Speedy Morman hosts the eight-episode season, which will feature co-signers including Grammy®-nominated recording artist and designer, Offset; creative director and founder of Bephies Beauty Supply, Beth Birkett; and Emmy®-nominated costume designer and renowned stylist, Marni Senofonte. The panel of judges will critique the competing streetwear’s unique DNA, combining fashion, music, art and lifestyle to refine the idea of a “runway” and the balance between art and commerce.
Credits: Produced by Scout Productions, the team behind the Max Original ballroom competition series “Legendary” and Emmy® award winning series “Queer Eye” for Netflix. Scout’s David Collins, Rob Eric and Michael Williams developed the series with Emmy® winner Rachelle Mendez (“Undercover Boss,” “Leah Remini: Scientology & the Aftermath”). Collins, Eric and Williams will also executive produce with Mendez, Jay Brown and Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith. Emmy® and Grammy® award winning producer Rikki Hughes (HBO Max’s ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Reunion Special”) will showrun and executive produce.
SWEET LIFE: LOS ANGELES (HBO Max | Unscripted Series – Summer TBA)
Synopsis: “Sweet Life: Los Angeles” gives an honest and unique look into what it means to be young, Black, and in constant pursuit of one’s dreams in the heart of South Los Angeles. The series follows a group of young, strong-willed, ambitious Black friends showcasing their relatable, authentic and sometimes stumbling mid-20s moments as they embrace the joy and struggles of love and family, while building their careers as tastemakers and influencers in the city where they grew up.
Cast: To be announced.
Credits: “Sweet Life: Los Angeles” is produced by HOORAE; Main Event Media, an All3Media America Company; and Morning Dew Pictures. Issa Rae, Montrel McKay, Jimmy Fox, Sheri Maroufkhani, Leola Westbrook and Sun de Graaf serve as executive producers. Rajah Ahmed and Pyongson “Sunny” Yim serve as co-executive producers. Sara Rastogi and Ashley Calloway serve as producers.
TIG NOTARO ANIMATED SPECIAL (HBO | Comedy Special – Summer TBA)
Synopsis: Emmy® and Grammy®-nominated stand-up comedian, Tig Notaro (HBO’s “Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted”), returns to HBO with the first-ever fully animated stand-up special, executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres.
Credits: Written by Tig Notaro; directed by Greg Franklin; executive produced by Tig Notaro, Thomas Ouellette, Hunter Seidman, Ellen DeGeneres, Jeff Kleeman, Greg Franklin, Brendan Burch; produced by Rachel Abarbanell; animation by Six Point Harness, Inc; produced for HBO by Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production and Tig Notaro’s ZeroDollarsandZeroSense productions.
BACK ON THE RECORD WITH BOB COSTAS (HBO | Sports Series – Summer TBA)
Synopsis: 28-time Emmy® winner and legendary broadcaster Bob Costas returns to HBO with the launch of this new series, which will air four episodes each year. The series will be driven by in-depth interviews with the biggest names in sports, entertainment and popular culture, and discussions led by Costas that will address today’s most topical sports issues.
Credits: Executive produced by Jonathan Crystal, Ross Greenburg and Howard Bryant.
HARD KNOCKS (HBO | Sports Series – Summer TBA)
Synopsis: With the launch of “Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Baltimore Ravens” in the summer of 2001, HBO Sports and NFL Films developed not only a ground-breaking prime-time franchise but, in the process, created a category of programming in what has become known as “sports reality television.” The multi-part series redefined the terms “all-access” and “fastest turnaround time,” capturing the imagination of both the hardcore NFL fan and the casual sports and entertainment viewer.
Credits: This HBO Sports presentation is produced in association with NFL Films; senior coordinating producer Ken Rodgers; for HBO: executive producer Jonathan Crystal.