5 HBO Max Series’ Premiering and Returning in November 

In October, a wide variety of television series debuted on HBO Max. Season one of “House of the Dragon” was among the fantastic popular shows that the streaming service released. The third season of DC’s “Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler” and the second season of “The White Lotus,” respectively, also had their premieres. Streamers also enjoyed the thrilling HBO Max premiere of the 2022 horror film “Barbarian” at the end of October. 

HBO Max has now released its lineup of new and returning series for November. Let’s see what we have to look forward to from the streaming service this November!  

1. “The Big Brunch” 

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Brilliant, underappreciated culinary voices from all over the country are recognized in this brand-new series, “The Big Brunch,” which is produced and hosted by Emmy winner Dan Levy. Ten outstanding chefs will get the chance to discuss their experiences and business goals while competing for a $300,000 cash prize in this eight-episode cooking game show. The brand-new series will premiere on Nov. 10. 

When describing the show, Levy states in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, “I think the stories that we will tell, that our 10 chefs will tell, will really warm people’s hearts.” Although, he hopes, “the whole thing is just like a nice warm hug without ever feeling saccharin, because I have a real aversion and a phobia of faux sentimentality and unearned warmth.” 

2. “We’re Here” 

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The iconic series “We’re Here” is returning for a third season on HBO Max. Debuting on Nov. 25, the six-part series features well-known drag queens Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara and Shangela Laquifa Wadley. “We’re Here” demonstrates the human side of drag to small towns while they encourage and educate their own “drag daughters.” The series is all about pushing one’s boundaries while, of course, looking fantastic.

The series was co-created by entertainment attorney Steve Warren and his business partner Johnnie Ingram. According to Variety, Warren stated that the title of the show is a tribute to the LGBTQ activist chant, “We’re here, we’re queer, get used to it.”

3. “Titans” 

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On Nov. 3, DC’s “Titans” season four will be released. The series, based on the “Teen Titans” franchise, is centered on young superheroes fighting against evil and other threats. In this new season, the Titans are expected to return to San Francisco after rescuing Gotham, but everything is altered when they meet a supernatural cult. 

Fans will be pleased to hear that Joseph Morgan, who appeared in TV series like “The Originals” and “The Vampire Diaries,” will also be starring in season four. Morgan will take on the role of Sebastian Blood, also known as Brother Blood, who is characterized as intellectual and reserved with a darker side, according to The Hollywood Reporter. You can watch the trailer here.

4. “The Sex Lives of College Girls”  

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“The Sex Lives of College Girls” was developed by Justin Noble and Emmy-nominated writer/producer Mindy Kaling and centers on four college roommates at the fictional elite Essex College in New England. The second season, which will premiere on Nov. 17, begins with the students returning from their fall break, overcoming the obstacles placed in their path after season one and preparing for their upcoming semester full of new acquaintances, parties and problems. 

In an interview with AV Club, Kaling was questioned about the motivation behind the four radically different characters in the series. “We wanted four people who were very, very different on paper, and would never choose to live together,” she stated. “It felt like throwing them together, seeing all their conflict, the places where they aligned, all of that would be conducive to comedy.” You can watch the trailer here.

5. “SHAQ”  

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A series of candid interviews with Shaquille O’Neal will be included in “SHAQ,” a documentary series that premieres on Nov. 23. The show tells the tale of the unparalleled basketball legend, whose flamboyant character elevated him above the rest and made him a cultural phenomenon.  

The docuseries follows Shaq’s rise to celebrity status as a powerful force, who captured four NBA titles, was named league MVP and revolutionized the sport. It also includes aspects of his life off the basketball court, such as his military family background, his most meaningful relationships and his successful broadcasting and entrepreneurial ventures. 

It’s almost time for binge-watching, so grab a cozy blanket and some snacks, and check out these returning and new HBO Max programs!

By Brianna DiMaio

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