Here’s what’s new on HBO in November 2018

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Ron Burgundy’s in the house.

HBO brings plenty of great movies and TV shows to its platform in November, including several original programs. Get a first look at upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, learn about the prevalence and danger of artificial intelligence in The Truth About Killer Robots, and kick back with the 49th season of Sesame Street.

Check out the full listings below.

What’s new on HBO: Editor’s picks


A story about the patriarch of a media empire and his children who are wrestling for a piece of the company, Succession boasts the talents of Anchorman and The Big Short director Adam McKay, who serves as a producer and directed the pilot (McKay’s producing partner Will Ferrell’s name is also attached to the show.) As a show that focuses largely on masculine, business types, it fits into a sub-genre of television encompassing everything from Billions to Mad Men on the good end of the spectrum, and Entourage on the bad. The problem is that audiences have seen so many of these shows now, it’s hard to imagine a scenario in which another is a big hit– especially for a network that tends to set as high a bar of HBO.  Chris Osterndorf

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It Will Be Chaos

It Will Be Chaos zeroes in on two particular stories of refugees who made the precarious passage across the Mediterranean, including the sojourn of a former Eritrean soldier named Aregai and the sprawling tale of Wael and Doha, a Syrian couple with four children. While the film details the near moment-to-moment uncertainty that plagues all who brave the unpredictable journey toward safety and freedom, it also considers the other side, like Italian locals coping with the influx of immigrants. It Will Be Chaos lives through these desperate asylum seekers, offering glimpses into the human outcomes of the refugee crisis. It’s a timely, compelling, and intimate film. —Kahron Spearman

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The Final Year

As the curtains draw to a close on the end of Barack Obama’s second term in the Oval Office, The Final Year follows his administration for 90 days across 21 countries on what begins as a peacemaking journey but ends on a fraught note after the 2016 election. The film takes on an idealistic yet pragmatic candidness the Obama administration has about global relationships with big players like China, Russia, and Iran. In no way does this documentary play like the “fly-on-the-wall” production it pegs itself to be, feeling more like a fleeting montage of quips and fettered conversations with staffers. It ends on too hopeful of a note, with Obama writing Trump’s election off as a mere blip in the trajectory of cementing democracy and peace around the world. Given how quickly his work has been undone, it feels like wishful thinking. —Danielle Ransom

HBO documentaries - The Final Year

HBO shows and original programming in November 2018

Nov. 1
HBO First Look: Bohemian Rhapsody

Nov. 3
Pod Save America, Series Finale

Nov. 8
We Are Not Done Yet

Nov. 10
When You Wish Upon a Pickle: A Sesame Street Special

Esme & Roy, Season 1A Finale

Nov. 11
Sally4Ever, Season 1 Premiere

Nov. 12
The Price of Everything
Tracey Ullman’s Show, Season 3 Finale

Nov. 13
24/7 The Match: Tiger vs. Phil

Nov. 14
Axios, Documentary Series Premiere
The Deuce, Season 2 Finale

Nov. 15
The Emperor’s Newest Clothes

Nov. 16
Entre Nos: Orlando Leyba

Nov. 17
Sesame Street, Season 49 Premiere
Real Time with Bill Maher, Season 16 Finale

Nov. 18
My Brilliant Friend, Series Premiere

Nov. 19
HBO First Look: The Favourite
Room 104, Season 2 Premiere
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Season 5 Finale
Chumel Con Chumel Torres, Season 3 Finale

Nov. 25
Axios, Documentary Series Finale

Nov. 26
The Truth About Killer Robots

What’s new HBO Go and HBO Now: Movies in November 2018

Nov. 1

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Extended Version)
Anywhere But Here
Cheaper By the Dozen
Cop Car
Cradle 2 the Grave
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Dangerous Minds
Diez minutos antes
Edge of Darkness
Extreme Measures
First Daughter
Four Christmases
Hard Candy
Head Over Heels
In the Name of the Father
Knight and Day (Extended Version)
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
The Mask
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Vampires Suck (Extended Version)
Without a Trace

Nov. 3
Fifty Shades Freed (Extended Version)

Nov. 9
La Familia

Nov. 10
Love, Simon
Paddington 2

Nov. 14
Annabelle: Creation
Ideal Home

Nov. 17
Pacific Rim: Uprising

Nov. 23
Hombre de Fe

Nov. 24
Tomb Raider

What’s leaving HBO in November 2018

Nov. 5

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
Live By Night

Nov. 30

A Sound of Thunder
Atomic Blonde
The Company
Dead Calm
The Devil Wears Prada
The Door in the Floor
Glory Road
The Hitman’s Bodyguard
Illegal Tender
In the Army Now
Jersey Boys
K-9: P.I.
Mercury Rising
National Lampoon’s Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj
Night at the Museum Battle of the Smithsonian
The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A Veggietales Movie
Romeo and Juliet
Sgt. Bilko
Space Cowboys
Star Trek: Nemesis
Undercover Brother
War For the Planet of the Apes
You’ve Got Mail

HBO shows and original programming in October 2018

Oct. 1

Queen of the World

Oct. 2

Student Athlete

Oct. 5

Animals, Season 3 Finale
Entre Nos: A Stand-Up Comedy Special

Oct. 6

Flight of the Conchords: Live in London

Oct. 8

RX Early Detection: A Cancer Journey with Sandra Lee

Oct. 12

Pod Save America

Oct. 14

Camping, Series Premiere
Magnifica ‘70, Season 3 Premiere

Oct. 15

The Sentence

Oct. 16

HBO First Look: Hunter Killer

Oct. 20

My Dinner with Hervé

Oct. 22

Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram

Oct. 25

HBO First Look: Bohemian Rhapsody

Oct. 26

Gente De Zona: En Letra De Otro

What’s new HBO Go and HBO Now: Movies in October 2018

Oct. 1

A Perfect Getaway
Analyze That
The Cooler
Dances with Wolves (Extended Version)
The Descent (Extended Version)
The Descent: Part 2
The Devil’s Rejects (Director’s Cut)
Early Man
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Fifty Shades Darker
The Guru
House of 100 Corpses
House of D
The Human Stain
Inherent Vice
The Lost Boys
Man on Fire
The Midnight Meat Train (Unrated Version)
Public Enemies
Romeo Must Die
The Singing Detective
Starter for 10
Taken (Unrated Version)
Taking Woodstock
The Thin Red Line
Underworld (Unrated Version)

Oct. 6

Game Night

Oct. 13

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Oct. 27

The Post

What’s leaving HBO in October 2018

Oct. 21

Runaway Jury

Oct. 31

Absolute Power
The Beguiled
The Beguiled
The Book of Henry
Crazy Heart
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Girls Trip
Good Will Hunting
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
In the Cut
Kill the Messenger
Man on the Moon
My Life Without Me
Nine to Five
The Postman
The Theory of Everything

Horror streaming through Oct. 31

AVP: Alien vs Predator
Alien: Covenant
Damien: Omen II
The Final Conflict
The Fly II
From Hell
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
The Last House on the Left
The Mummy
The Mummy Returns
Omen IV: The Awakening
The Omen
Predator 2
The Scorpion King
The Silence of the Lambs


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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.