WATCH: HBO reveals hugely impressive line-up of shows for 2022
New seasons of The Flight Attendant! Westworld! The return of Game of Thrones! And LOADS more...
As we've learned by now, thanks to being the home of some of the very best TV shows of all time, HBO is pretty much the gold standard.
The Wire, Game of Thrones, Succession, The Sopranos, Sex and the City, Veep, Watchmen, Big Little Lies, Oz, Sharp Objects, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Mare of Easttown... the list goes on and on and on.
To get us excited for next year, HBO Max has revealed its 2022 line-up, and yes, it has successfully got us very excited.
Some of these are returning shows, some are shows you should definitely have heard about by now (House of the Dragon, Peacemaker, Winning Time), and some are new arrivals that have immediately grabbed our collective attention.
So we get our first and/or latest glimpses at the following:
- Barry Season 3
- Black Lady Sketch Show Season 3
- Euphoria Season 2
- The Flight Attendant Season 2
- The Gilded Age
- Gossip Girl
- Gremlins: Secret of the Mogwai
- Hacks Season 2
- His Dark Materials Season 3
- House of the Dragon
- Love & Death
- The Nevers Season 1 Part 2
- Our Flag Means Death
- Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin
- Raised By Wolves Season 2
- The Righteous Gemstones Season 2
- The Staircase
- The Time Traveller's Wife
- We Own This City
- Westworld Season 4
- White House Plumbers
- Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty
We've picked out some of the above for a more detailed breakdown below, but for now, here is that sizzle reel for HBO Max in 2022:
Clips via HBO Max
And here's a bit more info on some of the shows you might not have heard of, but we'll definitely be talking a lot about over the next 12 months or so...
If you've never seen the documentary The Staircase, check it out on Netflix right now.
This new miniseries is based on that true crime, with a crime novelist (Colin Firth) becoming the prime suspect in the murder of his wife (Toni Collette).
The series will co-star Juliette Binoche, Parker Posey, Sophie Turner, Dane DeHaan, Woody Harrelson and Michael Stuhlbarg.
Based on the comic book series of the same name, DMZ centres around Alma (Rosario Dawson), a paramedic who becomes a symbol of hope on dystopian, demilitarised Manhattan island during the heights of the Second American Civil War.
The show is produced by Oscar-nominated Ava DuVernay (Selma, 13th), who also directs some of the episodes.
Love & Death
Written by David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, The Undoing, Mr. Mercedes), this true-crime drama tells the story of a brutal axe murder in Texas in 1980, involving two seemingly best friends (Elisabeth Olsen and Lily Rabe).
The show co-stars Jesse Plemons, Krysten Ritter and Patrick Fugit.
The Time Traveler's Wife
Theo James and Rose Leslie take on the roles played by Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams in the film adaptation of the hit novel, but this mini-series looks to fully plunge into that epic romance.
It will be directed by David Nutter, the man behind some of the best episodes of Game of Thrones.
And the best news of all: while HBO and HBO Max is still unavailable in Ireland, most (if not all) of the above will be made available with your NOW's Entertainment Membership, usually within just a few hours of their American premiere.