In addition to the full September lineup, Vital Thrills has received the HBO Max and HBO fall schedule highlights. The HBO Originals will premiere on HBO, and all HBO Originals and Max Originals will be available to stream on HBO Max.
You can view the HBO Max and HBO fall schedule highlights below and click on the titles to learn more. Let us know which programming you are looking forward to the most in the comments!
HBO MAX AND HBO FALL SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS
SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE (HBO Original Limited Series – September 12)
Synopsis: An adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s classic series of the same name, this five-part limited series re-examines the show’s iconic depiction of love, hatred, desire, monogamy, marriage and divorce through the lens of a contemporary American couple.
Cast: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, Corey Stoll, Tovah Feldshuh, Nicole Beharie
Credits: Written, directed and executive produced by Hagai Levi; Executive produced by Amy Herzog, Michael Ellenberg, Lars Blomgren, Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, Daniel Bergman and Blair Breard.
AHIR SHAH: DOTS (Max Original Comedy Special – September 23)
Synopsis: In his first-ever stand-up comedy special, double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Ahir Shah discusses culture, politics, cigarettes, depression, adulthood, funerals, religion, children, love, and dead German sociologists. It is considerably funnier than it sounds. Featuring Shah’s signature blend of philosophical inquiry, personal examination, and sweet gags, “Dots” is his critically-acclaimed stand-up show about the necessity, utility, and absence of certainty.
Credits: Produced by Avalon Television and executive produced by Ahir Shah, Rob Aslett, Jon Thoday, and Richard Allen-Turner.
DOOM PATROL SEASON 3 (Max Original Drama Series – September 23)
Synopsis: “Doom Patrol” reimagines one of DC’s most beloved groups of superheroes: Robotman aka Cliff Steele (Brendan Fraser), Negative Man aka Larry Trainor (Matt Bomer), Elasti-Woman aka Rita Farr (April Bowlby) and Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero), all led by modern-day mad scientist Niles Caulder aka The Chief (Timothy Dalton).
Each member of the Doom Patrol suffered a horrible accident that gave them superhuman abilities, but also left them scarred and disfigured. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of superpowered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them. Season three opens on the culmination of Dorothy’s (Abi Monterey) confrontation with the Candlemaker that leads to a devastating loss.
The Doom Patrol is at a difficult crossroads and each member struggles to face who they are and who they want to be. And things get a whole lot more complicated when Madame Rouge (Michelle Gomez) arrives in a time machine with a very specific mission, if only she could remember it.
Season 3 Cast: Matt Bomer, Brendan Fraser, Diane Guerrero, April Bowlby, Joivan Wade, Michelle Gomez, Skye Roberts and Timothy Dalton
Season 3 Credits: Produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television with Jeremy Carver, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Chris Dingess and Tamara Becher-Wilkinson serving as executive producers. The series is based on characters created for DC by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani.
NUCLEAR FAMILY (HBO Original Documentary Series – September 26)
Synopsis: “Nuclear Family,” a three-part documentary series debuting Sunday, September 26 and airing subsequent Sundays at the same time, follows filmmaker Ry Russo-Young as she turns the camera on her own past to explore the meaning of family. In the late 70s/early 80s, when the concept of a gay family was inconceivable to most, Ry and her sister Cade were born to two lesbian mothers through sperm donors. Ry’s idyllic childhood was threatened by an unexpected lawsuit which sent shockwaves through her family’s lives and continues to reverberate today.
An exploration of love, loyalty, loss and the immutable power of family in all its configurations, “Nuclear Family” eloquently examines the dynamics that enrich and complicate the bonds of love. The series is directed by Ry (“Before I Fall”), an award-winning filmmaker, and produced by Academy Award and Emmy winner Dan Cogan of Story Syndicate and Warren Fischer.
Credits: “Nuclear Family” is a Story Syndicate Production presented by Big Beach, Impact Partners and Topic Studios in association with BUNKER and Sustainable Films. It is directed by Ry Russo-Young and produced by Ry Russo-Young, Dan Cogan and Warren Fischer; executive producers, Liz Garbus, Jon Bardin, Julie Gaither, Jenny Raskin, Geralyn Dreyfous, Lauren Haber, Peter Saraf, Leah Holzer, Alex Turtletaub, Maria Zuckerman, Christine Connor, Ryan Heller, Barbara & Eric Dobkin, Andrea Van Beuren, Joe Landauer. “Nuclear Family” includes excerpted footage from “Our House,” Meema Spadola’s documentary in which Ry participated when she was a teenager.
THE WAY DOWN (Max Original Documentary Series – First 3 Episodes on September 30)
Synopsis: This five-part documentary series explores the Tennessee-based Remnant Fellowship Church and its charismatic leader Gwen Shamblin Lara, author and founder of the Christian weight loss program “The Weigh Down Workshop.” The series explores Lara’s rise to fame and power as a diet guru and church leader, revealing the surprising truth behind her carefully curated image and detailing the controversial practices of the church, including stories of abuse and exploitation as told by former members and others who were personally impacted. Gwen Shamblin Lara recently died in a plane crash along with six other church leaders, including her husband, Joe Lara.
Credits: Produced by Campfire Studios and Huntley Productions. Directed by Marina Zenovich; produced by Zenovich, Nile Cappello, Ross Dinerstein, Luke Dillon, and Chrissy Teigen; co-executive produced by P.G. Morgan, Rebecca Evans and Ross Girard.
CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM Season 11 (HBO Original Comedy Series – October TBA)
Synopsis: Originally debuting on HBO in 2001 and presenting 100 episodes to date, the 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. The comedy series continues to prove how seemingly trivial details of one’s day-to-day life – a cold cup of coffee, a stained shirt, a missing toothbrush – can precipitate a chain of misfortune to hilarious effect.
Cast: Larry David, Susie Essman, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, and J.B. Smoove.
Season 11 Credits: The series is created by Larry David; executive producers, Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Jeff Schaffer, Gavin Polone; co-executive producer, Laura Streicher; consulting producers, Jon Hayman, Steve Leff.
INSECURE Season 5 (HBO Original Comedy Series – October TBA)
Synopsis: INSECURE follows our favorite characters as they evaluate their relationships, both new and old, in an effort to figure out who and what comes with them in this next phase of their lives.
Season 5 Cast: Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Natasha Rothwell, Amanda Seales, Courtney Taylor and Leonard Robinson
Season 5 Credits: INSECURE was 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.
LOVE LIFE Season 2 (Max Original Comedy Series – October TBA)
Synopsis: Season two of the romantic comedy anthology series focuses on “Marcus Watkins” (Emmy® nominee and executive producer William Jackson Harper) as he comes out of a years-long relationship with the woman he thought was going to be his person. The rug pulled out from under him, he is plunged back into the search for the romantic fulfillment that he thought he had already found.
Cast: William Jackson Harper, Jessica Williams, Chris “Comedian CP” Powell, Punkie Johnson, Janet Hubert, Jordan Rock, Maya Kazan, Leslie Bibb, John Earl Jelks, Arian Moayed, Kimberly Elise, Ego Nwodim and Blair Underwood. Keith David narrates. Season one’s Anna Kendrick, who also executive produces, Zoë Chao, Peter Vack, Sasha Compére and Nick Thune will appear in season two.
Credits: Season two is co-showrun by Sam Boyd, Bridget Bedard and Rachelle Williams. Boyd, Bedard and Williams serve as executive producers with Anna Kendrick, William Jackson Harper, Paul Feig and Dan Magnante. The series is produced by Lionsgate Television and Feigco Entertainment.
SELENA + CHEF Season 3 (Max Original Unscripted Series – October TBA)
Synopsis: In season three, Selena will continue her cooking adventures at home with a new roster of all-star chefs that will help her whip up delicious dishes for special gatherings and celebrations. Like in its first two seasons, each chef will highlight a different charity each episode. To date, the series has raised $360,000 for 23 nonprofit organizations.
Season 3 Credits: The series is executive produced by Gomez for July Moon Productions, along with executive producers Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, and Leah Hariton on behalf of Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC) and Melissa Stokes.
SUCCESSION Season 3 (HBO Original Drama Series – October TBA)
Synopsis: Ambushed by his rebellious son Kendall at the end of Season 2, Logan Roy begins Season 3 in a perilous position. Scrambling to secure familial, political, and financial alliances, tensions rise as a bitter corporate battle threatens to turn into a family civil war.
Season 3 Cast: Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, 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, Harriet Walter and James Cromwell return. Additional cast includes Alexander Skarsgård, Sanaa Lathan, Linda Emond, Jihae, Adrien Brody and Hope Davis.
Season 3 Credits: Created by Jesse Armstrong; executive produced by Jesse Armstrong, Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Jane Tranter, Mark Mylod, Tony Roche, Scott Ferguson, Jon Brown and Will Ferrell. Jesse Armstrong serves as showrunner.
WE’RE HERE Season 2 (HBO Original Unscripted Series – October TBA)
Synopsis: This Emmy-nominated unscripted series recruits local residents across small-town 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 visit a different small town to inspire and teach their own “drag daughters” to step outside their comfort zone for a night of no-holds-barred, full-on drag.
Season 1 Cast: Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara and Shangela
Season 1 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.
A CHOICE OF WEAPONS: THE LEGACY OF GORDON PARKS (HBO Original Documentary – November TBA)
Synopsis: Inspired by Gordon Parks, this documentary explores the power of images in advancing racial, economic, and social equality as seen through the work of Gordon Parks, one of America’s most trailblazing photographers, and a new generation of artists he inspired.
Credits: Directed by John Maggio; executive produced by Alicia Keys, Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean, Jelani Cobb, Jacqueline Glover, Peter W. Kunhardt , Jr. and Peter Kunhardt.
GOSSIP GIRL Season 1, Part 2 (Max Original Series – November TBA)
Synopsis: Developed by showrunner Joshua Safran, a writer and executive producer on the original series, this extension of the pop culture classic takes us back to the Upper East Side to find a new generation of New York private school teens being introduced to social surveillance, nine years after the original blogger’s website went dark. The series is based on the bestselling novels by Cecily von Ziegesar and the original show, developed by Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage, which ran from 2007-2012 on The CW.
Cast: Jordan Alexander, Eli Brown, Thomas Doherty, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Zion Moreno, Whitney Peak, Savannah Lee Smith and Kristin Bell.
Credits: GOSSIP GIRL is produced by Fake Empire and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Studios. The series is written, executive produced and developed by Joshua Safran of Random Acts. Executive producers also include Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage of Fake Empire, and Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo of Alloy Entertainment. Lis Rowinski of Fake Empire serves as co-executive producer.
HEAD OF THE CLASS (Max Original Family Comedy Series – November TBA)
Synopsis: This series revolves around a group of overachieving high school students who meet their greatest challenge — a teacher, Alicia Adams (Isabella Gomez ), who wants them to focus less on grades and more on experiencing life.
Season 1 Cast: Isabella Gomez, Jorge Diaz, Jolie Hoang Rappaport, Gavin Lewis, Dior Goodjohn, Brandon Severs, Adrian Matthew Escalona, and Katie Beth Hall. Christa Miller guest stars.
Season 1 Credits: Bill Lawrence will serve as executive producer alongside Amy Pocha & Seth Cohen and Doozer’s Jeff Ingold. Doozer’s Liza Katzer is co-executive producer. Pocha & Cohen wrote the pilot episode, which was directed by Phill Lewis. From Doozer Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, the series is based on the original 1980s comedy created by Rich Eustis & Michael Elias.
HOW TO WITH JOHN WILSON Season 2 (HBO Original Series – November TBA)
Synopsis: John Wilson, documentary filmmaker and self-described “anxious New Yorker,” made his HBO debut as writer, director, cameraman, executive producer and narrator of the critically acclaimed, six-episode docu-comedy series. In a uniquely hilarious odyssey of self-discovery and cultural observation, Wilson covertly and obsessively films the lives of his fellow New Yorkers while attempting to give everyday advice on relatable topics. The awkward contradictions of modern life are eased by Wilson’s candid, unpolished commentary, with season one’s episodes offering up his distinct take on a range of deceivingly simple topics. Building upon Wilson’s previously released “how to” short films, the episodes take wildly unexpected turns, but are grounded in John’s refreshing honesty.
Season 1 Credits: Season one is executive produced by John Wilson, Nathan Fielder, Michael Koman, and Clark Reinking.
SOUTH SIDE Season 2 (Max Original Comedy Series – November TBA)
Synopsis: This series follows two friends who just graduated from community college and are ready to take over the world. But until they do, they’re stuck working at Rent-T-Own. Shot on location in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, the show offers an authentic look into what life on the South Side is all about.
Season 2 Cast: Sultan Salahuddin, Kareme Young, Chandra Russell and Lil Rel Howery.
Season 2 Credits: Created by Diallo Riddle, Bashir Salahuddin and Sultan Salahuddin. Executive producers are Michael Blieden, Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin. Produced by Comedy Central Productions.
ADDITIONAL FALL TITLES
ABOUT LAST NIGHT (Max Original Series, fka Tattletales)
Synopsis: This series invites three celebrity couples to join Ayesha and Stephen on an exclusive date night to go head-to-head on uncensored relationship trivia and games, competing to see who knows their partner best. All’s fair in love and war as personality quirks and hilarious insights are revealed. A bonus round sees the couples take on the Curry’s as they compete for an additional donation to a charity of their choice.
Cast: Ayesha and Stephen Curry
Credits: Produced by Sweet July Productions and Fremantle. Ayesha and Stephen Curry serve as executive producers. Tiffany Nicholson-Horton, EVP and Head of Development for Sweet July Productions, and Erick Peyton, Co-Founder and CCO of Unanimous Media, will also serve as executive producers.
AND JUST LIKE THAT… (Max Original Series)
Synopsis: The new chapter of the groundbreaking HBO series “Sex and the City” follows Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s.
Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, Sara Ramírez, Sarita Choudhury, Nicole Ari Parker, Karen Pittman, Chris Noth, Mario Cantone, David Eigenberg, Willie Garson, Evan Handler, Cathy Ang, Cree Cicchino, Niall Cunningham, and Alexa Swinton. Additional cast to be announced.
Credits: Executive producers Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Julie Rottenberg, Elisa Zuritsky, John Melfi and Michael Patrick King. Writers include King, Samantha Irby, Rachna Fruchbom, Keli Goff, Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky. The HBO series “Sex and the City” was created by Darren Star and based on the book “Sex and the City” by Candace Bushnell.
FINDING MAGIC MIKE (Max Original Unscripted Series)
Synopsis: From the producers behind the Magic Mike franchise and live shows comes an exhilarating and sexy series that will transform a group of men and help them find their magic. 10 men who have ‘lost their magic’ will come together in a competition series like no other. As they strip off their clothes, they will rid themselves of emotional baggage and regain their mojo. Two men will be given the opportunity to perform on the blockbuster Magic Mike Live stage in Las Vegas, but only one will win and take home a cash prize of $100,000. Adam Rodriguez, from the Magic Mike films, is one of the main mentors on the series.
Credits: Executive producers include Channing Tatum, Steven Soderbergh, Reid Carolin, Peter Kiernan, Gregory Jacobs, Nick Wechsler, Vincent Marini, Alycia Rossiter, Cassie Lambert Scalettar, Chris Culvenor, Paul Franklin, Wes Dening and David Tibballs alongside co-executive producers Kevin Boyer, Jenny Chan and Anita Brown.
gen:LOCK (Max Original Animated Series)
Synopsis: This animated series focuses on a near-future dystopia undergoing a new, technologically driven world war. Fifty years in the future, an oppressive authoritarian force threatens to conquer the world. A daring team is recruited to pilot a new form of devastating mecha, but they must be willing to sacrifice everything to save the world.
Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Dakota Fanning
Credits: The series is executive produced by Michael B. Jordan of Outlier Society, along with Rooster Teeth’s Matt Hullum and Ryan P. Hall. The series is produced by Rooster Teeth.
LANDSCAPERS (HBO Original Limited Series)
Synopsis: Susan and Christopher Edwards, a pair of misfits on the run from reality, cast themselves as Hollywood heroes in their own love story tainted by a terrible secret buried in the garden.
Cast: Olivia Colman, David Thewlis, Kate O’ Flynn, Dipo Ola, Samuel Anderson, Karl Johnson, Felicity Montagu and Daniel Rigby.
Credits: Written and executive produced by Ed Sinclair. Jane Featherstone, Chris Fry also executive produce. Directed by Will Sharpe.
MUSIC BOX SERIES (HBO Original Documentary Series)
Synopsis: MUSIC BOX is a collection of documentary films created by Bill Simmons exploring pivotal moments in the music world. The films in the series, which kicked off in July with Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage, are each helmed by a different director and will continue airing in late fall 2021 to include:
“Jagged”: An intimate exploration of Alanis Morissette and her groundbreaking 1995 album Jagged Little Pill; directed by Alison Klayman
“Untitled DMX”: A film with rare access to the late rapper after his release from prison – a portrait of a man struggling with addiction, fame, and his inner demons in the final years of his life; directed by Christopher Frierson
“Listening to Kenny G”: An examination of the most popular instrumentalist of all time and why he is polarizing to so many; directed by Penny Lane
“Mr. Saturday Night”: The untold story of Robert Stigwood and how he amped the disco era; directed by John Maggio
“Untitled Juice WRLD”: A film exploring how the late hip-hop star impacted a genre during his short life; directed by Tommy Oliver
ONE PERFECT SHOT (Max Original Series)
Synopsis: Each episode of this series arms one acclaimed director with an arsenal of visual tools to pull back the curtain on their most iconic shots. Using state of the art technology, the directors will literally enter each shot, walking through the scene in 360 moments that allow viewers to join an immersive exploration of moviemaking. Filmmakers will share their obstacles, challenges, lessons and triumphs as they detail how they created their crowning cinematic achievements. Each helmer will also present one shot from an auteur who deeply influenced them, outlining the inspiration that catalyzed their own imagination.
Cast: Ava DuVernay, Jon Chu, Patty Jenkins, additional directors to be announced.
Credits: Executive Produced by Ava DuVernay
PERFECT LIFE (VIDA PERFECTA) Season 2 (Max Original Series)
Synopsis: Maria (Leticia Dolera) finds it harder to connect with her baby than she ever would have imagined. Though Pablo (Font García) is back in love with Cris (Celia Freijeiro), Cris searches restlessly for the ultimate amorous adventure. Esther’s (Aixa Villagrán) wedding with her new partner Julia is coming up but she can never find the right moment to tell her that she’s not ready yet.
Cast: Leticia Dolera, Celia Freijeiro, Aixa Villagrán, Enric Auquer, Manuel Burque, Font García, Míriam Iscla, Carmen Machi and Fernando Colomo
Credits: Executive produced by Movistar+ and Buendía Estudios.
PHOEBE ROBINSON COMEDY SPECIAL (Max Original Comedy Special)
Synopsis: Phoebe Robinson’s first-ever standup comedy special features Robinson embarking on an hour of ignorant but necessary comedy after a fully trash year. Robinson is a stand-up comedian, writer, producer, and actress. She is best known as the co-creator and co-star of the hit podcast and series of TV specials, “2 Dope Queens.” She’s also the New York Times bestselling author of “You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain” and “Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay,” which is being adapted into a half-hour pilot for Freeform. Additionally, Phoebe has starred in the movies “Ibiza” and “What Men Want,” and was moderator on Michelle Obama’s international “Becoming” book tour.
RICKY VELEZ COMEDY SPECIAL (HBO Original Comedy Special)
Synopsis: Ricky Velez (The King of Staten Island) will headline his first HBO comedy special and will tape at Brooklyn Steel in August.
Credits: Written, executive produced and performed by Ricky Velez; Directed by Mike Bonfiglio; Executive Produced by Jon Kamen, Meredith Bennett, Neal Marshall, Dave Sirulnick; Produced by Mike Bonfiglio and Josh Church.
SANTA INC. (Max Original Adult Animated Series)
Synopsis: This eight-episode, half-hour adult animated series tells the story of Candy Smalls (Sarah Silverman), the highest ranking elf in the North Pole. When the successor to Santa Claus (Seth Rogen) is poached by Amazon on Christmas Eve, Candy goes for her ultimate dream – to become the first woman Santa Claus in the history of Christmas.
Cast: Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman
Credits: From Lionsgate and produced by Rogen’s Point Grey Pictures, written and directed by showrunner Alexandra Rushfield. Executive produced by Rushfield, Silverman, Amy Zvi and Rosa Tran.
THE SEX LIVES OF COLLEGE GIRLS (Max Original Comedy Series)
Synopsis: This upcoming Max Original comedy series is from Emmy®-nominated writer/producer Mindy Kaling. The series follows four roommates at the prestigious Essex College in Vermont.
Cast: Pauline Chalamet, Amrit Kaur, Renee Rapp, Alyah Chanelle Scott
Credits: Kaling and showrunner Justin Noble co-wrote the first episode and executive produce with Howard Klein. The series is produced by Kaling International in association with Warner Bros. Television.
THE SLOW HUSTLE (HBO Original Documentary)
Synopsis: After Baltimore Police Detective Sean Suiter is shot and found dead while on duty, the circumstances surrounding his death become enmeshed in a widening corruption scandal that threatens to unravel the public’s already strained relationship with law enforcement.
Credits: Directed by Sonja Sohn and executive produced by Marc Levin.
SORT OF (Max Original Comedy Series)
Synopsis: This coming-of-age story, created by Bilal Baig and Fab Filippo, follows the journey of Sabi Mehboob (Baig), a gender fluid millennial who straddles various identities from sexy bartender at an LGBTQ bookstore/bar, to the youngest child in a large Pakistani family, to the de facto parent of a downtown hipster family.
Cast: Bilal Baig, Gray Powell, Amanda Cordner, Ellora Patnaik, Grace Lynn Kung, Supinder Wraich, Kaya Kanashiro, Aden Bedard, Gregory Ambrose Calderone and Alanna Bale.
Credits: Executive produced by Bilal Baig and Fab Filippo (“Save Me”), Sienna Films’ (“Cardinal”) Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny, and directed by Filippo and Renuka Jeyapalan (“Big Girl”).
STATION ELEVEN (Max Original Limited Drama Series)
Synopsis: A post apocalyptic saga spanning multiple timelines, this limited drama series tells the stories of survivors of a devastating flu as they attempt to rebuild and reimagine the world anew while holding on to the best of what’s been lost. “Station Eleven” is based on the international bestseller of the same name by Emily St. John Mandel.
Cast: Mackenzie Davis, Himesh Patel, Danielle Deadwyler, Daniel Zovatto, David Wilmot, Gael Garcia Bernal, Matilda Lawler, Philippine Velge, Nabhaan Rizwan, Lori Petty, Andy McQueen, David Cross, Enrico Colantoni, Julian Obradors, and more.
Credits: Created for television and showrun by Patrick Somerville with Paramount Television Studios serving as the studio. The series is executive produced by Somerville, Scott Steindorff, Scott Delman, Dylan Russell, Jessica Rhoades, Hiro Murai, Jeremy Podeswa and Nate Matteson. Nick Cuse and David Nicksay are co-EPs. Murai, Podeswa, Helen Shaver, Lucy Tcherniak direct.
STREET GANG: HOW WE GOT TO SESAME STREET (HBO Original Documentary)
Synopsis: This documentary takes audiences inside the minds and hearts of the “Sesame Street” creators, artists, writers and educators who together established one of the most influential and enduring children’s programs in television history.
Credits: HBO Documentary Films presents a Macrocosm Entertainment production, in association with the Exchange, Bondit Media Capital, and Citizen Skull Productions. It is directed by Marilyn Agrelo; produced by, Trevor Crafts, Ellen Scherer Crafts; producer, Lisa Diamond; executive producers, Brian O’Shea, Nat McCormick, Matthew Helderman, Luke Taylor, Mark Myers, Heather Kenyon; co-executive producer, Michael Davis; editor, Ben Gold.
TEN YEAR OLD TOM (Max Original Adult Animated Series)
Synopsis: Tom grapples with being corrupted by the grownups around him each day just by leaving his house. Bad influences seem to lurk around every corner… litigious parents, drug dealing bus drivers and band teachers who want to sleep with his mom. If he sets up a lemonade stand, he gets sued for gross negligence. If he plays baseball, he is encouraged to “dabble with roids.” And if he visits the school nurse, he is introduced to the world of insurance fraud. The grown ups in Tom’s life all mean well, but somehow just can’t manage to lead by example.
Cast: Steve Dildarian, Byron Bowers, Gillian Jacobs, Edi Patterson, Ben Rodgers, Todd Glass, John Malkovich
Credits: Creator/Showrunner Steve Dildarian. Executive producers are Nick Weidenfeld, Becky Clements and Marty Adelstein.
WHAT HAPPENED, BRITTANY MURPHY? (Max Original Documentary Series)
Synopsis: This two-part documentary series presents an in-depth, intimate character portrait exploring the life and career and mysterious circumstances surrounding the tragic death of 90’s actress and rising star, Brittany Murphy. The series goes beyond the conspiracy theories and headlines, featuring new interviews by those closest to Brittany and new archival footage.
Credits: Directed by Emmy®-nominated Cynthia Hill, executive produced by Emmy®-winner Jason Blum, Chris McCumber, Jeremy Gold, Mary Lisio and James Buddy Day. The docuseries is produced by Blumhouse Television and Pyramid Productions.
12 DATES OF CHRISTMAS Season 2 (Max Original Unscripted Series)
Synopsis: 12 DATES OF CHRISTMAS is a holiday dating series set in a stunning winter wonderland. The series follows three hopelessly romantic singles on their journey to meet that special someone to bring home for the holidays.
Credits: A concept by Michael Beilinson, produced by Objective Media Group America, an All3Media America company with Jilly Pearce and Layla Smith serving as Executive Producers. Pip Wells and Kimberly Goodman serve as Executive Producers and David Brackenhoff, D.Max Poris, Patrick Reina, Belinda Rungsea as Co-Executive Producers.
15 MINUTES OF SHAME (Max Original Documentary)
Synopsis: This documentary is a timely, eye-opening roller-coaster ride through the world of public shaming. Using follow-doc storytelling and the examination of social behavior, this documentary film features individuals from across the U.S. who have been publicly shamed – while exploring the bullies, the bystanders, the media, psychologists, politicians and experts in between. “15 Minutes of Shame” is about one of the most pressing and unaddressed issues of modern life, brought to you by the people who know it best.
Credits: The documentary is executive produced by Monica Lewinsky and Max Joseph, who is also directing. Steve Ascher, Kristy Sabat and Jessica Conway serve as executive producers for Six West.