15 Upcoming HBO Original Programs Everybody Is Excited About In 2021

HBO Original Programs in 2021

We have compiled a list of upcoming HBO Original programs either already scheduled or fully expected to premiere in 2021. The list has HBO’s 2021 dramas, comedies, limited series, and more.

1. The Lady and the Dale


Elizabeth Carmichael, a larger-than-life entrepreneur rose to prominence with her promotion of a fuel-efficient, three-wheeled car known as The Dale.

Genre: Documentary Series
Release Date: Confirmed for 2021
Directer: Nick Cammilleri, Zackary Drucker

2. Beartown

Hockey is the last beacon of hope in Beartown and being responsible for it is a heavy burden. The day of the semi-final match is also the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil.

Genre: Drama Series
Release Date: Confirmed for 2021
Cast: Ulf Stenberg, Aliette Opheim, Tobias Zilliacus, Miriam Ingrid, Oliver Dufaker
Writers: Anders Weidemann, Antonia Pyk, and Linn Gottfridsson
Director: Peter Grönlund

 

3. Mare of Easttown

A detective in a small Pennsylvania town investigates a local murder while trying to keep her life from falling apart.

Genre: Limited Series
Release Date: Confirmed for 2021
Cast: Kate Winslet, Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart, Angourie Rice, Evan Peters, Cailee Spaeny, David Denman, John Douglas Thompson, Patrick Murney, Ben Miles, James McArdle, Sosie Bacon, Joe Tippett, Neal Huff
Writers: Brad Ingelsby
Directors: Craig Zobel and Gavin O’Connor

4. The White Lotus

Set in a tropical resort, it follows the exploits of various guests and employees over the span of a week.

Genre: Limited Series
Release Date: In production. Confirmed for 2021
Cast: Murray Bartlett, Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge, Alexandra Daddario, Fred Hechinger, Jake Lacy, Brittany O’Grady, Natasha Rothwell, Sydney Sweeney, Steve Zahn, Molly Shannon, Jon Gries, Jolene Purdy, Kekoa Kekumano, Lukas Gage
Writer: Mike White
Director: Mike White

 

5. The Nevers

An epic tale following a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world.

Genre: Drama Series
Release Date: Confirmed for 2021
Cast: Laura Donnelly, Ann Skelly, Olivia Williams, James Norton, Tom Riley, Rochelle
Neil, Eleanor Tomlinson, Amy Manson, Pip Torrens, Denis O’Hare, Zackary Momoh, Elizabeth
Berrington, Kiran Sawar, Nick Frost, Ben Chaplin
Directors: Joss Whedon, among others

 

6. In Treatment

A psychotherapist questions his abilities and gets help by reuniting with his old therapist, whom he has not seen for ten years.

Genre: Drama Series
Release Date: Confirmed for 2021
Cast: Uzo Aduba, Anthony Ramos

 

7. Succession Season3

The Roy family is known for controlling the biggest media and entertainment company in the world. However, their world changes when their father steps down from the company.

 

Genre: Drama Series
Release Date: In production. Confirmed for 2021
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.

8. Los Espookys Season 2

A group of friends turn their love for horror into a peculiar business, providing horror to those who need it, in a dreamy Latin American country where the strange and eerie are just part of daily life.

Genre: Comedy Series
Release Date: Production expected to resume in Q1. Confirmed for 2021
Cast: Bernardo Velasco, Ana Fabrega, Julio Torres, Fred Armisen, José Pablo Minor

9. Betty Season 2

A diverse group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male oriented world of skateboarding.

Genre: Comedy Series
Release Date: Production completed. Confirmed for 2021
Cast: Rachelle Vinberg, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, Kabrina Adams, Ardelia Lovelace.

10. The Gilded Age

A wide-eyed young scion of a conservative family embarks on a mission to infiltrate the wealthy neighboring clan dominated by ruthless railroad tycoon George Russell, his rakish son, Larry, and his ambitious wife, Bertha.

Genre: Drama Series
Release Date: In production. Expected to wrap in April 2021
Cast: Christine Baranski, Denée Benton, Carrie Coon, Taissa Farmiga, Thomas Cocquerel, Cynthia Nixon, Jack Gilpin, Morgan Spector, Bill Irwin, Audra McDonald
Writers: Julian Fellowes, Sonja Warfield
Director: Michael Engler

11. Gentleman Jack Season 2

Gentleman Jack Season 2

A dramatization of the life of LGBTQ+ trailblazer, voracious learner and cryptic diarist Anne Lister, who returns to Halifax, West Yorkshire in 1832, determined to transform the fate of her faded ancestral home Shibden Hall.

Genre: Drama Series
Release Date: In production. Confirmed for 2021
Cast: Suranne Jones, Sophie Rundle, Katherine Kelly, Sofie Gråbøl, Derek Riddell, Veronica
Clifford, Sylvia Syms, Brendan Patricks, Caspar Phillipson, Polly Maberly, Lucy Black

12. A Black Lady Sketch Show Season 2

Genre: Comedy Series
Release Date: In production. Confirmed for 2021
Cast: Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis, Quinta Brunson

A half-hour sketch comedy written by and starring Robin Thede.

13. The White House Plumbers

A Black Lady Sketch Show Season 2

Genre: Limited Series
Release Date: Production expected to start in mid-2021; release date TBA
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Justin Theroux
Writers: Alex Gregory, Peter Huyck, Frank Rich, and David Mandel
Director: David Mandel

 

14. Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 11

He’s got it all: a loving wife, good friends, a successful career, a great home…what could possibly go wrong for Larry David? Seinfeld co-creator Larry David stars as himself in this hilarious, off-kilter comedy series that presents an unflinching, self-deprecating depiction of his life.

Genre: Comedy Series
Release Date: In production. Confirmed for 2021
Cast: Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman, J.B. Smoove, Cheryl Hines
Executive Producers: Larry David, Jeff Schaffer

15. Scenes From a Marriage

 

TV adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s 1973 feature about a marriage falling apart.

Genre: Limited Series
Release Date: In production. Confirmed for 2021
Cast: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain
Writer: Hagai Levi
Director: Hagai Levi

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