5 New Series’ Coming to HBO Max This Year

Despite the streaming service canceling a number of hit shows recently, such as “Minx” and “Gossip Girl,” HBO Max is still planning on releasing a stream of new TV shows to the platform this year. Let’s take a look at five new series’ coming to HBO Max in 2023 that we’re looking forward to.

1.“The Idol”

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“The Idol” is already a popular television series and it hasn’t even been released yet. The upcoming drama was created by The Weeknd, Reza Fahim and Sam Levinson. The series follows Jocelyn (Lily-Rose Depp), an aspiring pop idol fighting to reclaim her title as the sexiest pop star in America due to her losing her tour because of her public breakdown. Trying to save her image, she comes into a complicated relationship with a self-help guru Tedros, the head of a contemporary cult, played by The Weeknd. The new drama series features dark stories of the Hollywood music industry and the leaders who control it. 

“The Idol” will premiere on HBO Max later this year.  

2. “Love and Death”

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Based on a true story, HBO Max is releasing a new show “Love and Death” about Candy Montgomery. Produced by Lesli Linka Glatter and Nicole Kidman with Lionsgate Television,  the drama crime series follows Candy Montgomery (Elizabeth Olsen) and her husband Pat Montgomery (Patrick Fugit) living in the small town of Wylie, Texas. They seem like normal church-going people until she’s accused of killing her friend Betty Gore (Lily Rabe) with an axe. “Love and Death” is based on David E. Kelley and Jim Atkinson’s book “Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs.” Two articles from the Texas Monthly titled “Love & Death In Silicon Prairie, Part I & II,” were also source material for the series. The new crime series sets out to capture the horrific events that took place in this murder mystery, and reveal the truth behind why Montgomery committed such a violent act.

“Love and Death” is set to be released in spring 2023 on HBO Max. 

3. “The White House Plumbers”

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If you’ve heard of the Watergate scandal, then you may want to watch “The White House Plumber.” HBO Max is releasing a new political drama series this March that’s loosely based on Egil Krogh and Matthew Krogh’s 2007 book “Integrity.” The show displays the true story of two political saboteurs and Watergate masterminds E. Howard Hunt (Woody Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (Justin Theroux). While trying to help President Nixon, the duo accidentally exposes him. The new series captures all the unseen moments of what really took place at the White House. 

“The White House Plumber” will premiere on HBO Max in March 2023. 

4. “Young Love”

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As part of a multi-year first-look deal signed with Warner Bros., Oscar-winning writer, director, and producer Matthew A. Cherry was tapped by HBO Max to continue the story he told in “Hair Love.” “Hair Love” is a short film about a Black father doing his daughter Zuri’s hair. It won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2020. Featuring the same characters, “Young Love” will follow young Zuri, her parents, and their cat Rocky as they juggle parenthood, careers, social issues, and more. The first season of the animated sitcom will consist of 12 episodes.

“Young Love” is expected to be released on HBO Max later this year.

5. “Dead Boy Detective”

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Based on the DC comic of the same name created by Neil Gaiman and Matt Wagner, “Dead Boy Detective” follows two ghost children, Edwin Payne (George Rexstrew) and Charles Rowland (Jayden Revri). Instead of ascending to the afterlife, the pair stick around on Earth, becoming detectives who investigate the supernatural. The series is a spinoff of “Doom Patrol,” which premiered on HBO Max in 2019. While no official release date has been announced, filming for “Dead Boy Detective” is currently underway!

“Dead Boy Detective” will be released on HBO Max later this year.

By Kendall Mayes

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