Final week introduced the collection finales of two of HBO’s finest modern-day collection, Succession and Barry, which most likely shouldn’t have gone the actual identical weekend, however no matter. Tonight, we begin The Idol, the horrifically reviewed, allegedly misogynistic collection from musical artist The Weeknd and Euphoria’s Sam Levinson. Simply unsure a 25% rated series goes to be the must-see expertise on Sunday nights that Succession was.
HBO and HBO Max have now been rolled up into WB Discovery’s new “Max,” not simply obliterating the HBO identify, however HBO itself is about to actually undergo one thing. Partially due to two of its massive reveals ending, partially as a result of the Writers Strike means there may be about to be a yawning content material hole.
Let’s undergo the standing of HBO’s biggest series:
- Succession – Over
- Barry – Over
- The Idol – Unhealthy
- Euphoria season 3 – Delayed to 2025
- The Final of Us season 2 – Delayed to 2025
- The White Lotus season 3 – Allegedly 2024
- Home of the Dragon – Allegedly 2024
- Perry Mason – Season 2 simply ended, renewal unclear
- The Righteous Gem stones season 3 – A bit of fine information, about to debut in two weeks
- True Detective: Night time Nation – Allegedly 2023
- All different Recreation of Thrones spin-offs – No dates, not clear which of them will really be made
And these are simply the present, publicly obtainable schedules. I’m not satisfied that a few of these reveals won’t have additional delays. Whereas scripts had been written for one thing like Home of the Dragon earlier than the Writers Strike shut every thing down, many collection are ending up happening pause anyway, both with different crew/administrators being in solidarity with the writers, or the truth that you usually need to rewrite issues whereas filming. So I’m unsure proposed dates for reveals like Home of the Dragon and The White Lotus are correct.
The remainder of 2023 is The Idol, a uncommon whole miss from HBO, it seems like, Righteous Gem stones (nice, however area of interest), and True Detective, a present with 1.5 good seasons out of three up to now. However that doesn’t actually have a premiere date but midway by way of the 12 months, and I’m wondering if it is likely to be pushed.
HBO doesn’t look like they’ve all that many mega cultural hits on deck proper now. They’ll by no means recapture Recreation of Thrones, and that makes their finest collection most likely Final of Us and White Lotus. Maybe one other basic will emerge as a shock like Succession did, nevertheless it’s going to be a bizarre couple of years.