While we have already posted the HBO Max schedule for September, we now also have a look at what is coming to and leaving HBO in August. You can view the full HBO August 2020 schedule below and you can click on the titles for more information about each.
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PREMIERES AND FINALES
SEEING AMERICA WITH MEGAN RAPINOE (HBO SPORTS, August 1 at 10 p.m.)
World champion soccer player and trailblazing activist Megan Rapinoe is coming to HBO Sports. The iconic star athlete hosts a fearless conversation with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, and acclaimed television host Hasan Minhaj. Watch these change-makers come together to talk about the challenges we face as a nation.
Known for both her talent on the field and her dedication to activism, Rapinoe has become one of the United States’ most recognizable and admired advocates for change.
I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK (Documentary Series Finale, August 2 at 10 p.m.)
A six-part documentary series based on the book of the same name, I’ll Be Gone In The Dark explores writer Michelle McNamara’s investigation into the dark world of the violent predator she dubbed “The Golden State Killer,” the man who terrorized California in the 1970s and 80s and is responsible for 50 home-invasion rapes and 12 murders.
Directed by Academy Award nominee and Emmy-winning director Liz Garbus (HBO’s Who Killed Garrett Phillips, Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper) and produced by Elizabeth Wolff, Kate Barry, Myles Kane and Josh Koury, the series is a detective story told in McNamara’s own words, through exclusive original recordings and excerpts from her book read by actor Amy Ryan. Drawing on extensive archival footage and police files as well as exclusive new interviews with detectives, survivors and family members of the killer, the series weaves together a picture of a complex and flawed investigation that challenged police for decades.
The series is also a journey into the soul of McNamara, whose True Crime Diaries blog and years of relentless determination for justice for the victims helped keep the case alive and in the public eye, and who tragically died of an accidental overdose while writing her book. A meditation on obsession and loss, I’ll Be Gone In The Dark chronicles the unrelenting path of a mysterious killer and the fierce determination of one woman to bring the case to light.
THE SWAMP (HBO Documentary Films Premiere, August 4 at 9 p.m.)
Directed by Daniel DiMauro and Morgan Pehme (Get Me Roger Stone), The Swamp provides a look behind the curtain of Washington politics by following three renegade Republican Congressmen — Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Thomas Massie (R-KY), and Ken Buck (R-CO) — over the course of a pivotal year in politics as they champion President Trump’s call to “drain the swamp.”
With unique behind-the-scenes access to the inner workings of the House amid major breaking news events, including the Robert Mueller hearing and Presidential impeachment proceedings, the film presents a revealing look at the core democratic institution of American government and demonstrates the breadth and grip of a system that rewards fundraising above all else, plaguing Congress on both sides of the aisle.
PERRY MASON (Season 1 Finale, August 9 at 9 p.m.)
Set in 1932 Los Angeles, the series focuses on the origin story of famed defense lawyer Perry Mason, based on characters from Erle Stanley Gardner’s novels. Living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator, Mason is haunted by his wartime experiences in France and suffering the effects of a broken marriage.
L.A. is booming while the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression — but a kidnapping gone very wrong leads to Mason exposing a fractured city as he uncovers the truth of the crime.
HARD KNOCKS: LOS ANGELES (HBO Sports, August 11 at 10 p.m.)
Hard Knocks: Los Angeles gives an unfiltered all-access look at what it takes to make it in the National Football League. The 18-time Sports Emmy Award winning series will follow head coaches Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers and Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams leading a mix of established veterans, free-agent acquisitions and rising stars on both sides of the ball.
YUSUF HAWKINS: STORM OVER BROOKLYN (HBO Documentary Films Premiere, August 12 at 9 p.m.)
Directed by Muta’Ali Muhammad (Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee) the film Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn tells the story of Yusuf Hawkins, a black teenager who was murdered in 1989 by a group of young white men in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Yusuf Hawkins’ death and the official response to it sparked outrage in New York, unleashing a torrent of racial tension and spurring tireless civil rights activism that exposed deep racial prejudices and inequities which continue to plague the country today.
Over 30 years later, the film gathers candid interviews with Yusuf’s family and friends, well-known community leaders, and those closest to the case — as well as archival footage, witness statements and more — to reflect on the tragedy and subsequent fight for justice that inspired and divided New York City.
LOVECRAFT COUNTRY (Series Premiere, August 16 at 9 p.m.)
Based on Matt Ruff ‘s novel of the same name, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he meets up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father (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 a Lovecraft paperback.
Lovecraft Country is executive produced by Misha Green, who also serves as showrunner, J.J. Abrams, Jordan Peele, Bill Carraro, Yann Demange, Daniel Sackheim and David Knoller; based on the novel by Matt Ruff.
THE VOW (Documentary Series Premiere, August 23 at 10 p.m.)
From Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning directors Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer (The Great Hack, The Square, Control Room) comes The Vow, a documentary series following a number of people deeply involved in the self-improvement group NXIVM over the course of several years.
The series takes a deep, nuanced look at the organization faced with various charges, including sex trafficking and racketeering conspiracy, against its highest members – most notably founder Keith Raniere, who was convicted in June 2019 and is currently awaiting sentencing.
Amidst claims by NXIVM participants of both profound transformation and devastating abuse, the series, like Noujaim and Amer’s previous films, seeks to reveal the issues behind the headlines and explore the emotional toll of unfolding events on these individuals.
I MAY DESTROY YOU (Season Finale, August 24 at 10 p.m.)
Set in London, where gratification is only an app away, the story centers on Arabella (Michaela Coel), a carefree, self-assured Londoner with a group of great friends, a boyfriend in Italy, and a burgeoning writing career. But when her drink is spiked, she must question and rebuild every element of her life
Sundays at 11:30 pm: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Mondays at 11 pm: Axios
Fridays at 10 pm: Real Time with Bill Maher
Fridays at 11 pm: Room 104
August 18 at 11 pm: Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
August 1 at 8 pm: Jojo Rabbit
August 8 at 8 pm: Richard Jewell
August 15 at 8 pm: Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
August 22 at 8 pm: Queen & Slim
August 29 at 8 pm: The Way Back
MOVIES STARTING AUGUST 1
Bad Influence (1990)
The Bear (1989)
Bee Season (2005)
Before Sunrise (1995)
Before Sunset (2004)
Biloxi Blues (1988)
Blue Crush (2002)
The Change-Up (2011)
The First Grader (2011)
Get on Up (2014)
Go Tell It on the Mountain (2004)
Grace Unplugged (2013)
Highlander: he Final Dimension (1995)
Highlander IV: Endgame (2000)
The Hindenburg (1975)
How to Be A Player (1997)
The Lost Boys: The Thirst (2020)
The Lost Boys: The Tribe (2020)
Love Field (1992)
Lying and Stealing (2019)
The Marine (2006)
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
Marvin’s Room (1996)
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (2007)
The Mustang (2019)
New Year’s Eve (2011)
Old Dogs (2009)
On Golden Pond (1981)
Raise the Titanic (1980)
Say It Isn’t So (2001)
Snow Dogs (2002)
Spy Game (2001)
Things Never Said (2020)
Time Bandits (1981)
Two Minutes of Fame (2020)
Walk the Line (2006)
MOVIES ENDING AUGUST 31
12 Rounds 3: Lockdown (2015)
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
The Aftermath (2019)
A LEGO Brickumentary (2015)
Along Came Polly (2004)
Big Momma’s House 2 (2006)
Big Top Pee-wee (1988)
Corky Romano (2001)
D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Enemy at The Gates (2001)
The First Grader (2011)
Frankie and Johnny (1991)
Hoop Dreams (1994)
Hostel: Part II (2007)
How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (2003)
Imaginary Heroes (2005)
In A Valley of Violence (2016)
In Her Shoes (2005)
In the Bedroom (2001)
The Invisible (2007)
Last Chance Harvey (2009)
The Lonely Guy (1984)
Love Actually (2003)
Match Point (2005)
Midnight Special (2016)
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Never Back Down (2008)
Picture Perfect (1997)
The Recruit (2003)
Side Effects (2013)
The Spongebob Squarepants Movie (2004)
Van Helsing (2004)
What About Bob? (1991)
Wild Hogs (2007)
The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)