A massive variety of new series and movies are coming toHBO Maxin 2022. Since the streaming service’s inception, HBO Max has housed blockbuster films and prestige television series. While HBO Max features other WarnerMedia titles, HBO Max is primarily home to its original content.
HBO Max doesn’t let the previous successes of HBO limit what future content it produces. Many series do piggyback off the services’ previous shows; a prequel to HBO’s signature seriesGame of Thronescomes out this year, as do a few shows expanding WarnerMedia’s DC Entertainment Universe. However, HBO Max is also reviving and continuing older series, such asGossip Girl. Purely original content is on the docket for 2022, too, ranging from pandemic-era thrillers to restaurant-hopping reality shows.
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Some HBO content has been featured on the service, but most hasn’t been officially HBO Max original content.TheHarry Potter 20thAnniversaryspecial,Euphoria, andPeacemakerall hit the screen in early 2022, setting the standard for HBO Max as well as every other streaming service for the year to come. Here’s the HBO Max Original shows and movies releasing in 2022.
The Batman – Streaming April 18th
Robert Pattinson stars as the newest version of DC’s Dark Knight in the feature superhero filmThe Batman. Taking inspiration from a plethora of landmark Batman comics, the film takes place in Batman’s second year of crime-fighting, in which the hero uncovers both plots by the serial killer The Riddler and city-wide corruption tracing back to Batman’s own family. An all-star cast supports Pattinson, featuring Paul Dano as The Riddler,Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, and Jeffrey Wright as police lieutenant James Gordon.
The Batmanhas been described as moody, violent, and highly psychological, essentially a superhero take on the neo-noir genre. WhileThe Batmanis not directly a part of DCEU canon, it has been announced to take place on Earth-2 in the DCEU multiverse. This individualized story aims to bring new depth to Batman, a similar approach as the also non-canon DC filmJoker, although the potential for future sequels toThe Batmanare excitingly possible.
House of the Dragon – Unannounced
Based on George R. R. Martin’s novelFire & Blood,House of the Dragonis a fantasy drama series and prequel to theGame of Thronesseries. Depicting the fall from power of thedragonridingHouse Targaryen, the series takes place 200 years before Game of Thrones and will include the Targaryen’s civil war for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. The cast features Paddy Considine as King Viserys I Targaryen, Olivia Cooke ofBates Motelas Lady Alicent Hightower, and Matt Smith ofDoctor Whoas Prince Daemon Targaryen.
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Picking up the directors of some of the bestGame of Thronesepisodes, including the “Battle of the Bastards,”House of the Dragonpoises itself to rival the grandeur and gripping violence of its precursor. Considine, who is known for his emotional portrayals of antiheroes, seems perfect to oppose the equally compelling Matt Smith in a struggle over the fantasy continent. It may appear a risk for a spin-off ofGame of Thronesto not include any of its former stars, butHouse of the Dragonpromises a new, bold visionsetting up the original series.
Batgirl – Unannounced
Another deviation from the DCEU canon,Batgirlis a superhero movie featuring Leslie Grace Martinez ofIn The Heightsas Barbara Gordon, the young counterpart to Batman. Presumably, Batgirl will combat the sociopathic pyromaniac Firefly while dodging the suspicions of her father, police commissioner James Gordon. Brendan Fraser has been selected to play Firefly and J. K. Simmons appears as Commissioner Gordon. Additionally, Michael Keaton reprises his role as Bruce Wayne and Batman, confirmed as the exact same character from hisBatmanfilms of the 1980s.
Batgirl was originally going to appear in theBirds of Preymovie, but, ultimately, an individual showcase of the character was selected. Utilizing similar sets to those seen inThe Flash, which will partially sharecontinuity withBatgirl’s canon, the film has established itself as an entirely new way to view Gotham City. In union withThe Batman’s fresh approach,Batgirlseems to herald a revitalization of DC’s movies.
Take Out With Lisa Ling – January 27th
Journalist Lisa Ling uses her investigative talents to celebrate Asian American culture inTake Out with Lisa Ling. Ling explores a variety of Asian restaurants across the United States to reconnect with the often suppressed histories behind the foods and people. WhileTake Out with Lisa Lingmay be a reality show, Ling elevates the content through her deliberate journey for more meaning behind her cultural roots.
Búnker – January 27th
One of the first original Latin American productions on HBO Max,Búnkeris a wild, spiraling comedy series. In the show, a father who has lost all respect of his wife and children finds solace in his basement’s fallout shelter from his crumbling world. Bruno Bichir, recognizable from appearances onOzark, Season 4,andTitans, stars inBúnker.
Raised by Wolves – February 3rd
AsRaised By Wolvesenters its second season, two parental androids struggle to keep their isolated group of human children alive in a new colony. The sci-fi series stars Amanda Collin and Abubakar Salim as the androids and features Ridley Scott as one of its producers. Bordering between horror and sci-fi,Raised by Wolveskeeps building its intense momentum through 2022.
Kimi – February 10th
Stephen Soderbergh and David Koepp’s thriller movieKimistars Zoë Kravitz as a tech worker with a fear of the outside. Set during the Covid-19 pandemic, Kravitz’s character must venture out into her increasingly disturbed society in order to bring justice to a violent crime she uncovered.Kimiis a gripping, relevant story, bound to be an excellent showcase for Kravitz’s talent.
Moonshot – March 24th
The science-fiction romantic comedy movieMoonshotfeatures Cole Sprouse alongside Lana Condor, star oftheTo All the Boysfranchise. The pair play two college students who sneak aboard a space shuttle in order to reunite with their partners on newly terraformed Mars. Zach Braff ofScrubsalso appears in the film, rounding outMoonshot’s comedically talented cast.
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The Flight Attendant, Season 2 – Spring
Kaley Cuoco reprises her lead role in the second season of the comedy thrillerThe Flight Attendant. The second season finds the titular flight attendant attempting to remedy her image and alcohol problem, still dealing with being mixed up in an international murder case. A solid mix of hair-raising tension and snarky comedy,The Flight Attendantpromises to push Cuoco's character in a more introspective, personable direction.
Gossip Girl, Season 2 – July 8th
A continuation of the original series, Joshua Safran’sGossip Girlenters its second season. Still featuring Kristen Bell as the anonymous and eponymous blogger, a new set of teens navigate life, love, and the toxicity of social media.The revival ofGossip Girlfinds fresh ground with attention given to diverse and LGBTQ stories, certainly explored further in the show’s second season.
Other 2022 HBO Max Series and Movies (Confirmed and Likely)
Hacks, Season 2:A legendary stand-up comedienne pairs with an up-and-comer to revitalize their acts.
Doom Patrol, Season 4:An oddball team of superpowered outcasts combat weird threats to the world.
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Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin:The daughters of the original series characters are tormented by another unknown entity.
The Sex Lives of College Girls:A group of college freshman girls explore life, love, and the struggles of school.
Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai:A young boy journeys to return Gizmo the Mogwai home, encountering monsters and evil.
DMZ:A medic searches for her son in dystopian Manhattan during the Second American Civil War.
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Father of the Bride:A Latin adaptation of the story of a father reluctant to let his daughter get married.
Evil Dead Rise:TheEvil Deaduniversecontinues as a young mother of three discovers a nightmarish book.
Legendary, Season 3:The LGBT reality competition continues to explore ball culture.
House Party:A remake of the 1990 film of a high school sneaking out to a wild party.
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Julia:A biopic series based on the life of television chef Julia Child.
Love and Death:A crime drama recounting a Texas housewife’s axe murder of her friend in the 1980s.
Our Flag Means Death:A period drama in which a wealthy British aristocrat becomes a pirate.
The Staircase:A crime novelist is accused of murdering his wife when she is found dead at the bottom of their home’s staircase.
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- The Batman Release Date:2022-03-04
The streaming service has released a list of exciting titles that will be added to its database in October 2022. There are multiple classic titles, like Bad Teacher, Juno, Meet the Spartans and Terms of Endearment. There's also a slew of HBO Max originals returning for new seasons, like Avenue 5 and The White Lotus.What is coming out on HBO MAX 2022? ›
- Tammy (HBO)
- Abbott Elementary.
- Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (HBO)
- Let's Be Cops (HBO)
- Living Single.
- Hot Tub Time Machine (HBO)
- Airplane! ( HBO)
- Tuca & Bertie.
- Moonfall. HBO Release Date: September 9, 2022 (Originally released February 4, 2022) ...
- Elvis. HBO Release Date: August 8, 2022 (Originally released June 24, 2022) ...
- Belle. ...
- The Bob's Burgers Movie. ...
- Endangered. ...
- Father of the Bride. ...
- The Card Counter. ...
- The Janes.
- March 1. The Aviator. Adaptation. ...
- March 4. El Planeta (HBO) F9: The Fast Saga (HBO) ...
- March 8. Ruxx, Max Original season 1 premiere. ...
- March 13. Game Theory with Bomani Jones, season 1 premiere (HBO) ...
- March 17. DMZ, Max Original season 1 premiere. ...
- March 22. Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel (HBO)
AT&T's bold plan to release 2021 Warner Bros. films in theaters and on HBO Max simultaneously was always likely going to be a one-year thing and now it's confirmed.What's coming to HBO Max in April 2022? ›
- Tokyo Vice (April 7, HBO Max)
- The Flight Attendant (April 21, HBO Max)
- The Baby (April 24)
- We Own This City (April 25)
On the movie front, Max is adding titles such as “The Matrix: Resurrections” (May 10), M. Night Shyamalan's “Old” (May 13), and the Russian-dissident documentary “Navalny” (May 26), while favorites such as “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “The Grifters” and “Clueless” are leaving by the end of the month.What movies are coming to HBO Max in September 2022? ›
- “Elvis” Warner Bros. ...
- “Rocknrolla” Warner Bros. ...
- “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2” Cannon Films. ...
- “What Lies Beneath” DreamWorks/Paramount. ...
- “Young Guns” 20th Century/Vestron. ...
- “Moonfall” Reiner Bajo/Lionsgate. ...
- “Cat People” RKO.
Watch The Originals | Netflix.What's coming to HBO in 2022? ›
- October 2. 101 Places to Party Before You Die, Season 1. Housing Complex C.
- October 5. Eraser: Reborn, 2022.
- October 6. Folklore, Max Original Seasons 2 Premiere. Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman's Butler, Max Original Season 3 Premiere. Wahl Street, Max Original Season 2 Premiere.
On the movie front, Max is adding titles such as “The Matrix: Resurrections” (May 10), M. Night Shyamalan's “Old” (May 13), and the Russian-dissident documentary “Navalny” (May 26), while favorites such as “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “The Grifters” and “Clueless” are leaving by the end of the month.What is coming to HBO Max in January 2022? ›
'How I Met Your Father,' 'This Is Us,' and more titles arrive on the platform in the new year. New premieres next month also include the new drama series from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, The Gilded Age, and the SXSW award-winning film The Fallout, starring Jenna Ortega, Maddie Ziegler, and Niles Fitch.What is coming to HBO Max in September 2022? ›
Other new additions to the HBO Max library include 2022's disaster epic “Moonfall,” the first five seasons of “Gotham,” and a number of films in the classic “Thin Man” series of films. Check out the full list of what's new on HBO Max in September 2022 below.