After a monumental April that includes the season premieres of several of HBO’s biggest series, things will settle down significantly for HBO’s May lineup.
However, with new episodes of Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, and Veep running weekly all month long, subscribers shouldn’t be too disappointed. As usual, all of the company’s latest releases can be viewed anywhere on HBO’s many platforms, including the streaming services HBO Go, and HBO Now — for those who have cut the cable cord.
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On the TV front, the best show to arrive fresh to the service this month is actually a throwback. All four seasons of cult-classic comedy series Mr. Show, the late-90s comedy series from Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, will be available as of May 1. For people who have been checking out the show’s recently-released follow-up on Netflix, those old episodes should prove a fun comparison, if only to see how the show has aged.
As far as new films are concerned, HBO focuses on a helping of recent titles this month. Movies such as the stylish spy flick The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and the Lyndon B. Johnson biopic All the Way, which stars Bryan Cranston, are on the top of this month’s list, joined by the Robert DeNiro and Anne Hathaway-helmed dramedy, The Intern.
Those films are in the company of a few high-budget releases that viewers were wise to avoid in the theater, but might be interested in catching now that they are available at home; the Wachowski’s disastrous sci-fi flick Jupiter Ascending and the critically-panned Fantastic Four reboot both land on HBO in May.
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The company’s list of exiting titles in May is relatively small, but there are a few classics heading onward. All three Robocop films leave HBO at the end of May, as does the critically-acclaimed Brokeback Mountain. And laugh-loving subscribers might want to re-watch Borat before it gets the axe, too.
Follow us below for our list of the best new titles coming to HBO, and scroll on to the second page to see what’s going away.