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Here’s what’s new on HBO in September 2019

Get ready for classic movies, acclaimed TV shows, and riveting documentaries.


Bryan Rolli


Summer is just about over, and HBO is ushering in the change of seasons with a slew of new movies and TV shows in September. The Deuce returns for a third and final season, exploring government corruption, drugs, and the AIDS epidemic in 1980s New York during the Golden Age of Porn. (The Daily Dot called season 2 “one of the best shows on television.”) HBO also revisits the Sept. 11 attacks with two original documentaries: What Happened on September 11 revisits the tragedy through the lens of young adults who were born after the terrorist attacks, while In the Shadow of the TowersStuyvesant High on 9/11 offers perspectives from students who attended Stuyvesant High, just blocks from the World Trade Center, at the time.

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

What’s new on HBO: Editor’s picks

The Righteous Gemstones

On the outside, the Gemstone family has built a mighty televangelist empire, but those on the inside know that empire stands on a fragile foundation. Family patriarch Eli (John Goodman) does everything he can to keep the family business afloat, despite the best efforts of his greedy, bickering children: Jesse (Danny McBride), Judy (Edi Patterson), and Kelvin (Adam Devine). Created by McBride, The Righteous Gemstones features the same cynical, black-hearted humor that he honed on previous HBO comedies Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals. —Eddie Strait

Succession: Season 2

Succession season 2 picks up 48 hours after we last left the Roy family. Kendall (Jeremy Strong) is in shambles after his attempt to take control of Waystar Royco spectacularly fell apart, forcing him to crawl back to his father, Logan (Brian Cox). In the wake of this betrayal, Logan’s two younger children, Roman (Kieran Culkin) and Shiv (Sarah Snook), must reconsider to whom the patriarch might hand his legacy. Logan’s oldest and the black sheep of the siblings, Connor (Alan Ruck), is planning an absurd and all-too-believable run for president. And of course, Shiv’s husband, Tom (Matthew Macfadyen), continues to haplessly scramble for any scrap of power, all while abusing the lowest family member on the totem pole, cousin Greg (Nicholas Braun). In season 2, Succession is no less macho, and the biggest names attached to it remain producer Will Ferrell and producer/director Adam McKay. Yet what once seemed a safer bet for a network like Showtime has blossomed into one of the best shows on HBO. —Chris Osterndorf

Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America

Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America peers behind the curtain and delves into one of humankind’s great (if least-attended) existential questions: Who gets to determine when and how one dies? The heartfelt film takes an affecting look at the unique ways people are delivering and acting out their last rites. Alternate Endings doesn’t push the viewer down particular philosophical alleys. Each story, each life, yields its own lessons. —Kahron Spearman

What’s new on HBO in September 2019

Theatrical Premieres

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, 2019 (9/1)
Truth or Dare, 2018 (9/4)
Mary Queen of Scots, 2018 (9/7)
Welcome to Marwen, 2018 (9/14)
They Shall Not Grow Old, 2018 (9/17)
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, 2019 (9/21)
Isn’t It Romantic, 2019 (9/28)

Original Programming

The Shop: Uninterrupted (9/3)
In the Shadow of the Towers: Stuyvesant High on 9/11 (9/11)
What Happened on September 11 (9/11)

Season Premieres

The Deuce, Season 3 Premiere (9/9)
Room 104, Season 3 Premiere (9/13)

Season Finale

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Oakland Raiders, Season Finale (9/3)
A Black Lady Sketch Show, Season 1 Finale (9/6)


Ruta Viva, 2018 (9/1)
El Amor Menos Pensado (AKA An Unexpected Love), 2018 (9/6)
Más Sabe el Diablo por Viejo, 2018 (9/13)
Septimo (AKA 7th Floor), 2018 (9/20)
Perseguida (AKA Persecuted), 2018 (9/27)

Starting September 1

127 Hours, 2010
Alfie, 2004
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid, 2004
Anastasia, 1997
Boys and Girls, 2000
Cabin Fever (Director’s Cut), 2003
Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (Extended Version), 2019 
Catfish, 2010
The Darkest Hour, 2011
Frantic, 1988
Hail, Caesar!, 2016
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, 2003
The Hurt Locker, 2009
I Love You Phillip Morris, 2010
Jem and the Holograms, 2015
The Killing Fields, 1984
Love Actually, 2003
Out of Sight, 1998
Resident Evil: Apocalypse, 2004
Robocop (Director’s Cut), 1987
Robocop 2, 1990
Robocop 3, 1993
The Rundown, 2003
The Spongebob Squarepants Movie, 2004
Thirteen Days, 2000
United 93, 2006
The Wizard, 1989


What’s leaving HBO in September 2019

September 5

The Water Diviner, 2015

September 22

The Green Inferno, 2015

September 25

Suffragette, 2015

September 27

Just Wright, 2010

September 30

Annapolis, 2006
Beyond the Reach (Extended Version), 2015
Breaking In (Extended Version), 2018
Buried, 2010
The Client, 1994
Courage Under Fire, 1996
Deadpool 2 (Unrated and Deadpool 2: Once Upon a Deadpool Versions Available), 2018
Entrapment, 1999
Half Baked, 1998
Hellbound: Hellraiser II, 1988
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, 2013
Jonah Hex, 2010
Mean Girls, 2004
Mr. Brooks, 2007
Psycho, 1998
Psycho II, 1983
Psycho III, 1986
Rampage, 2018
Splice, 2010 
The Spy Next Door, 2010
Taps, 1981
Traffic, 2000
Uncle Drew, 2018
Weekend at Bernie’s, 1989
Where the Heart Is, 2000
The Wicker Man (Director’s Cut), 2006
Z for Zachariah, 2015

Still not sure what to watch? Here are the best new comedies and documentaries you can stream right now, and the scariest movies of all time—and how to stream them.

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

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