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May’s programming slate offers several endings and new beginnings.

HBO wraps up several loose ends with its original programming in May. After debuting its eighth and final season just a few weeks ago, Game of Thrones‘ series finale will air in the middle of the month. One week prior, Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ whip-smart political comedy Veep will also take its final bow after seven seasons. But don’t worry—plenty of new programs are coming to HBO as well, including miniseries Chernobyl about the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, and Running with Beto, which documents Beto O’Rourke’s historic 2018 Texas Senate run.

Check out the full listings for what’s new on HBO below.

What’s new on HBO: Editor’s picks

Running with Beto

Running with Beto arrives in an awkward position. As a movie being released in 2019 about a failed 2018 Senate campaign headed by a charismatic Texas underdog, it would be easy for Running with Beto to be DOA. Fortunately, director David Modigliani avoids delivering a stillborn time capsule and provides us with a candid, compelling watch. The structure of the documentary correlates with one of the crucial tenets of O’Rourke’s campaign: It was never about him. It was about the people fighting for him. —Ignacio Martinez

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The Case Against Adnan Syed

Director Amy Berg creates a viable living document in The Case Against Adnan Syed, a visceral augmentation of Sarah Koenig’s efforts on Serial. Berg pulls in new characters, fresh information, and visual aspects Serial lovers didn’t know they needed. The re-examination of the details puts more than Syed’s guilt under the microscope. —Kahron Spearman

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Leaving Neverland

Leaving Neverland details the harrowing accusations made by Wade Robson and James Safechuck that Michael Jackson molested them in the ’90s, and that he groomed both boys and their parents. In terms of truth-finding or objectivity, the film does not stand as a true-blue documentary, given that it only yields space for the stories of Robson and Safechuck. But it stands as a document of deep reckoning for at least these two men—and likely many fans who are rethinking the stars we put on pedestals. It highlights an issue that extends far beyond the alleged actions of one celebrity, and it recites the costs that abuse survivors must pay on a continual basis, long after their alleged abusers have disappeared. —K.S.

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What’s new on HBO in May 2019: Shows and original programming

May 1

Blinded by the Lights, Series Premiere 

May 3

At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal

May 4

The Shop

May 6

Chernobyl, Miniseries Premiere 

May 7


May 11

My Dad Wrote a Porno 

May 12

Veep, Series Finale 

May 14

What’s My Name | Muhammad Ali: Parts 1 and 2 

May 19

Barry, Season 2 Finale 
Game of Thrones, Series Finale 

May 26

Game of Thrones: The Last Watch

May 28

Running with Beto 

May 31

Psi, Season 4 Finale 

2019 APA Visionaries Short Film Competition Finalists

Halwa (5/6)
Moonwalk With Me (5/6)
Zoetic (5/6)

What’s new on HBO Go and HBO Now: Movies in May 2019

May 1

The Adventures of the Panda Warrior, 2019
Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina, 2019
Alpha and Omega: Dino Digs, 2019
Amelie, 2001
Arachnophobia, 1990
Away from Her, 2007
Bruno, 2009
Captivity, 2007
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader, 2010
Conan the Barbarian, 1982
Conan the Destroyer, 1984
The Danish Girl, 2015
Deadpool 2 (Once Upon a Deadpool Extended Version), 2018
Honey, 2003
In the Bedroom, 2001
Insidious: The Last Key, 2018 
The Jackal, 1997
La piel de ayer (AKA The Skin of Yesterday), 2019
The Little Penguin Pororo’s Racing Adventure, 2019
Malabar, 2019
Meet the Fockers, 2004
My Dog Skip, 2000
Phantoms, 1998
Predators, 2010
Puss in Boots, 2011
The Shipping News, 2002
Skinwalkers, 2007
Spymate, 2019
The Stepford Wives, 2004
Tupac: Resurrection, 2003 

May 4

The Predator, 2018 

May 6

Signs, 2002

May 8

El Amparo, 2016 

May 10

Make Love Great Again, 2019  

May 11

Night School (Extended Version), 2018 

May 18

Smallfoot, 2018

May 19

12 Strong, 2018 

May 24

Mi querida cofradia (AKA Hopelessly Devout), 2019 

May 25

Halloween, 2018 

What’s leaving HBO in May 2019

May 28

George A. Romero’s Land of the Dead, 2005

May 31

Anywhere But Here, 1999
The Book of Eli, 2010
Bring It On, 2000
Bring It On Again, 2004
Bring It On: All or Nothing, 2006
Couples Retreat, 2009
The Descent (Extended Version), 2005
The Descent: Part 2, 2010
The Devil Wears Prada, 2006
The Devil’s Rejects (Director’s Cut), 2005
The Emperor’s Club, 2002
Firewall, 2006
Game Night, 2018
Get Him to the Greek (Unrated Version), 2010
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, 2009
The Hangover, 2009
Hard Candy, 2006
He’s Just Not That Into You, 2009
Inception, 2010
Invincible, 2006
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, 2003
Love Happens, 2009
Maze Runner: The Death Cure, 2018
Megamind, 2010
Phenomenon, 1996
The Post, 2017
Shine, 1996
Sorority Boys, 2002
Step Up, 2006
Tightrope, 1984
Tooth Fairy, 2010
Volcano, 1997
X2, 2003


What’s new on HBO in April 2019: Shows and original programming

April 1

Golden Life, Season 3 Premiere

April 5

Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas, Season 2 Premiere

April 6

Native Son 

April 8

Sesame Street: Julia’s Haircut (4/8)

April 14

Game of Thrones, Season 8 Premiere

April 19

VICE Special Report

April 22

Gentleman Jack, Series Premiere

April 23

HBO First Look: John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum

April 25

HBO First Look: Tolkien

April 27

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Esme and Roy, Season 1 finale

April 30

On Tour with Asperger’s Are Us, Six Part Docuseries Premiere

What’s new on HBO Go and HBO Now: Movies in April 2019

April 1:
A Fantastic Fear of Everything, 2012
A Time to Kill, 1996
A Walk in the Clouds, 1995
Annie Hall, 1977
Bananas, 1971
Ben, 1972
Color of Night (Director’s Cut Only), 1994
The Green Inferno, 2015
Griff The Invisible, 2011
Habana Boxing Club, 2018

Hannah and Her Sisters, 1986
Hoffa, 1992
I Am Sam, 2002
Jonah Hex, 2010
Just Wright, 2010
Kingdom of Heaven (Director’s Cut), 2005
The Little Rascals, 1994
Manhattan, 1979
Mean Girls, 2004
October Sky, 1999
Pride, 2007
Repo Men (Extended Version), 2010
Slow Burn, 2007
Splice, 2010
Suffragette, 2015
Veronica Mars, 2014
Waking Ned Devine, 1998

April 5

El piedra (AKA The Stone), 2018

April 6

The Nun, 2018

April 12

El paramo (AKA The Squad), 2011
Animal, 2018

April 13

Crazy Rich Asians, 2018

April 19

Acusada (The Accused), 2018

April 20

BlacKkKlansman, 2018

April 26

Entre Nos: Spot On, 2018

April 27

The Darkest Minds, 2018

What’s leaving HBO in April 2019

April 24

Man on Fire, 2004

April 27

Wonder Woman, 2017

April 30

American Loser, 2011
Analyze That, 2002
Analyze This, 1999
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Extended Version), 2004
Cheaper by the Dozen, 2003
Cop Car, 2015
Dances with Wolves (Extended Version), 1990
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, 2017
Edge of Darkness, 2010
Father Figures, 2017
First Daughter, 2004
Four Christmases, 2008
The Greatest Showman (Sing-Along Version), 2017
House of the Dead 2, 2006
Invictus, 2009
The Lost Boys, 1987
Lowriders, 2017
The Midnight Meat Train (Unrated Version), 2008
The Mummy, 2017
The Nutty Professor, 1996
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, 2000
Once Upon a Time in Mexico, 2003
Phantom Thread, 2017
Pitch Perfect 3, 2017
Romeo Must Die, 2000
The Thin Red Line, 1998
The Truth About Charlie, 2002
U.S. Marshals, 1998

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

Bryan Rolli

Bryan Rolli

Bryan Rolli is a reporter who specializes in streaming entertainment. He writes about music and film for Forbes, Billboard, and the Austin American-Statesman. He met Flavor Flav in two separate Las Vegas bowling alleys and still can’t stop talking about it.