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

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Let’s be real: If you have an HBO subscription, you’re probably champing at the bit for Game of Thrones season 8 to drop on April 14. But there are plenty of other original titles coming to the streaming service before that. Wyatt Cenac’s off-kilter late-night talk show Problem Areas premieres its second season on April 5. And on April 6, HBO will premiere its original film adaptation of Richard Wright’s landmark novel Native Son, about a young Black man named Bigger Thomas whose life changes radically after he takes a job working for a wealthy white family.

Check out the full listings below.

What’s new on HBO: Editor’s picks

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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Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists

Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists examines the fascinating, intersecting lives of Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill, the famed New York City truth-tellers who openly challenged their beloved city and the nation. Aside from highlighting two of the Big Apple’s print journalism beacons, the film also rekindles a romance for the written word. Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists proves to be a thoughtful document, harkening back to a time when talented writers could speak above the chaos, providing clarity rarely seen today. —K.S.

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HBO shows and original programming in April 2019

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


HBO shows and original programming in March 2019

March 1

The Shop
2 Dope Queens, Season 2 Finale

March 3

Leaving Neverland, Part 1

March 4

Leaving Neverland, Part 2

March 5

HBO First Look: The Aftermath

March 6

Grisse, Series Premiere

March 10

The Case Against Adnan Syed, Documentary Series Premiere
Crashing, Season 3 Finale

March 17

High Maintenance, Season 3 Finale

March 18

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

March 25

One Nation Under Stress

March 29

Psi, Season 4 Premiere

March 31

Barry, Season 2 Premiere
Veep, Season 7 Premiere
The Case Against Adnan Syed, Documentary Series Finale

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

March 1

50 First Dates, 2004
Angela’s Ashes, 1999
The Client, 1994
Courage Under Fire, 1996
Date Night (Extended Version), 2010
Deja Vu, 2006
The Devil Wears Prada, 2006
Desde el principo (AKA From the Beginning), 2017
Despicable Me, 2010
Drugstore Cowboy, 1989
El ultimo romantico, 2018 (AKA The Last Romance)
El último traje (AKA The Last Suit), 2017
Entrapment, 1999
The Family Fang, 2016
Green Zone, 2010
The Grudge (Extended Version), 2004
Hellbound: Hellraiser II, 1988
Knock Knock, 2015
Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, 2006
Love & Other Drugs, 2010
My Friend Dahmer, 2017
Paper Heart, 2009
Sinister 2, 2015
Stratton, 2018
Taps, 1981
Tarzan, 2014
The Wicker Man (Director’s Cut), 2006
The Wolfman, 2010
Twisted, 2004
Weekend at Bernie’s, 1989
Yogi Bear, 2010

March 2

Skyscraper, 2018

March 9

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, 2018
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, 2018

March 15

Havana Street Party Presents Orishas, 2018

March 16

The First Purge, 2018 

March 20

The Miseducation of Cameron Post, 2018

March 22

Yo no me llamo Rubén Blades (AKA Ruben Blades Is Not My Name), 2018

March 23

The Meg, 2018 

March 30

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, 2018

What’s leaving HBO in March 2019

March 24

Knight and Day (Alternate Version)
Vampires Suck (Extended Version)

March 25

Taken (Unrated Version)

March 26

Fantastic Mr. Fox, 2009

March 31

Being John Malkovich, 1999
Blow, 2001
The Boy Downstairs, 2018
The Brothers McMullen, 1995
Cool Runnings, 1993
Darkest Hour, 2017
Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat, 2003
Fargo, 1996
The Fabulous Baker Boys, 1989
Goodfellas, 1990
House of 1000 Corpses, 2003
House of the Dead, 2003
Inherent Vice, 2014
Justice League, 2017
The King and I, 1956
Liar Liar, 1997
Maverick, 1994
Mickey Blue Eyes, 1999
Murder at 1600, 1997
Murder on the Orient Express, 2017
Operation Dumbo Drop, 1995
Public Enemies, 2009
Reno 911: Miami, 2007
Ronin, 1998
Rupture, 2017
The Shape of Water, 2017
Sleight, 2017
Spy Kids, 2001
Super Troopers, 2002
Taking Woodstock, 2009
The Tale of Despereaux, 2008
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, 2017
Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, 2005
Underworld (Unrated Version), 2003
Without a Trace, 1983
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (Unrated Version), 2007
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings (Unrated Version), 2011
Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (Unrated Version), 2012

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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.