Most of us all know the feeling of investing so much time into a television program and dissecting theory after theory about character plot lines and upcoming future story arcs. Perhaps no other show of this decade better exemplifies this than Game of Thrones.
While the show’s final season left a lot to be desired according to critics and fans, the show will definitely be missed by fans. However, just because we are still fresh off of witnessing the end of Game of Thrones, it does not mean that it is also time to cancel your HBO subscriptions. Here are the TUC 5 current and incoming shows to watch on HBO as we gear up for the Game of Thrones prequel series.
Euphoria is a new HBO original series starring Zendaya, Jacob Elordi, Algee Smith and so many of Hollywood’s other bright upcoming stars. The show is also executive produced by Hip Hop superstar, Drake. The show follows a group of high school students as they navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma, and social media. The show is scheduled for a release on June 16th.
4. True Detective
True Detective is HBO’s answer to the FX channel’s American Horror Story. Each season delivers on a different cast and storyline with each season serving as the culmination of the events built from the opening episode.
This past season’s main lead was Academy Award winner and Golden Globe winner, Mahershala Ali. The three-part trilogy of events concludes with a case that takes place in the Ozarks over the course of three different time periods as Detective, William Hays (Mahershala Ali) must investigate the crime involving two missing children.
The three-part series of True Detective is currently available on HBO, HBO GO, and HBO NOW.
Fans of Alan Moore’s graphic novel, Watchmen, are sure to be excited about the upcoming on-screen adaptation based around the original story. The series takes place years after the events in the book and focuses on a group of heroes set in an alternate history where heroes and vigilantes are presented as outlaws in a now dark dystopia.
Watchmen is set for a Fall 2019 release.
2. Big Little Lies
In my humble opinion, season 1 of Big Little Lies was one of the most riveting television shows on TV in 2017. Now, we are only a week away from the return of this dark comedic tale of murder, mischief, sex, domestic abuse, friendship, and parenting based off the best selling same-titled novel by Liane Moriarty. Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman return in starring and producer roles alongside Shailene Woodley and Zoë Isabella Kravitz. Iconic actress, Meryl Streep ( Mary Louise Wright) joins the cast as the mother-in-law of Celeste Wright (Nicole Kidman) after her son, Perry Wright (Alexander Skarsgård) was murdered in the season 1 finale. What brings the mother-in-law to Monterey, California? We will have to wait until June 9th to find out.
Now that Games of Thrones is done and dusted, the de facto number one show on HBO has to be Westworld. Season one of the hit show was one of the most critical thinking shows to appear on cable TV in quite some time as audience members were faced with the task of figuring out which chain of events were taking place in the past or present, as well as which central characters were “host” in the Westworld theme park.
Season 2 continued upon the season 1 finale in which the hosts would start a rebellion against their creators with Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) serving as the spearhead of the rebellion. The season 3 trailer introduces us to a brand new protagonist portrayed by Breaking Bad actor, Aaron Paul. Not much is known about the upcoming season, but from what we do know, season 3 will take place outside of the Wild West theme park and in a more modern or futuristic world. Writer and producer, Lena Waithe retired NFL running back, Marshawn Lynch, and rapper, Kid Cudi will also be featured as cast members in the upcoming third season.
Season 3 of Westworld is set for a 2020 release, but you can binge-watch the first two seasons currently on HBO GO and HBO NOW.