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HBO‘s January kicks into high gear with the latest Fast & Furious installment, music documentaries from David Bowie and the Avett Brothers, the return of Bill Maher, and great new comedy about the human existence: Sarah Jessica Parker’s Divorce; Crashed, a comedy about a divorced comedian; and the great High Maintenance all return for new seasons.

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New on HBO: Editor’s pick


In historical miniseries Gunpowder, Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington finds himself in familiar territory amidst political scheming, religious fanaticism, brutal violence, and good old-fashioned swordplay. Over the course of its three hourlong episodes, Gunpower follows the origins and evolution of the Gunpowder Plot and those who planned it. It’s a shame that it never really delves into the moral relativism of both sides of the conflict, but like the old saying says, one man’s hero is another man’s villain. —David Wharton

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Baltimore Rising

Baltimore Rising takes us back to the tumultuous spring in 2015 after the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died in police custody after his spine was mysteriously broken. In 90 minutes, the HBO film by Wire alum Sonja Sohn unpacks the societal response to his death. The documentary’s greatest virtue is the wide range of emotions we see from a community low on hope but adamant to see change—you won’t forget these faces. But when Baltimore tells its story, there are no easy answers. —Danielle Ransom

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Meth Storm

This documentary is a frank look at one Arkansas community’s epic struggle with methamphetamine use. Families are decimated by meth use, and people are trying to maintain their habits. Law enforcement is getting soundly trounced due to a lack of funds, and there isn’t much hope for a better outcome on the horizon. People on both sides of the battle are desperate, and that desperation fuels the human heartbreak at the center of this unsolvable puzzle. —Eddie Strait

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HBO shows and original programming in January 2018

Jan. 8

David Bowie: The Last Five Years

Jan. 14

Crashing, Season 2 Premiere
Divorce, Season 2 Premiere

Jan. 19

High Maintenance, Season 2 Premiere

Jan. 20

Real Time With Bill Maher, Season 16 Premiere

Jan. 22

Mosaic, Six-Part Limited Series

Jan. 27

The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm

Jan. 29

May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers


HBO Go and HBO Now movies in January 2018

Jan. 1

(500) Days of Summer
12 Rounds (Unrated Version)
A Christmas Carol
Back to the Future
Back to the Future II
Back to the Future III
The Box
Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore
Domestic Disturbance
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Honey, I Blew Up the Kid
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
How to Train Your Dragon
The Hours
I Love You, Beth Cooper
The Informant!
Kindergarten Cop
National Lampoon’s Animal House
Role Models (Unrated Version)
Semi-Pro (Director’s Cut)
Shrek Forever After
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (Unrated Version)
The Time Traveler’s Wife
Three Kings

Jan. 2

In a Valley Of Violence

Jan. 6

Everything, Everything

Jan. 13

The Fate of the Furious (Extended Version)

Jan. 17


Jan. 20


Jan. 27

All Eyez on Me

What’s leaving HBO in January 2018

Jan. 31

Catch Me If You Can
The Eiger Sanction
Frank Miller’s Sin City
Frost/ Nixon
Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour
High Plains Drifter
The Incredible Hulk
Joe Kidd
Jonas Brothers: The Concert Experience
Just Cause
Martian Child
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Scent of a Woman
Scream 3
Sea of Love
Search Party
Tender Mercies
The Strangers
The Ring
The Rocker
The Rose


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Editor’s note: This article is regularly updated for relevance. 

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