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The Most Anticipated New Shows On HBO Max of 2020

Updated December 29, 2020 188 votes 34 voters48 items

List RulesOnly new shows on HBO Max premiering in 2020.

The Home Box Office finally joined the ranks of streaming channels by debuting HBO Max in May 2020, with what seemed like the whold world anticipating the upcoming new HBO Max shows. This is a list of the best new HBO Max series, ranked by fans who couldn't wait to add fresh content to their watchlists. From revivals and reboots of old favorites to fresh adaptations and totally new stories, the new shows on HBO Max almost rivaled the 2020 HBO schedule itself.

Even with HBO's already solid reputation for great television shows, what were most anticipated HBO Max show? This list includes thrilling new sci-fi, animated favorites, dramas that already have us invested and more. There are several new and returning shows that were originally going to air on Cartoon Network, such as the Fungies and Tig N’ Seek. The Cartoon Network/HBO Max connection didn’t stop there – Adventure Time returned as a series of specials titled Adventure Time Distant Lands. You'll also have to tune into HBO Max to catch the newest batch of Looney Tunes, the first return of characters like Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd since 2015. But it isn’t just animation that HBO Max offered in 2020, other upcoming HBO Max shows included an adaptation of the book Dune: Sisterhood and a return to the world of Gremlins with Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai.

What were the best shows that premiered on HBO Max in 2020? Vote up the best new HBO Max series you couldn't wait to watch and vote down the shows you won't miss if they're not renewed.

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  • Dune: The Sisterhood (HBO Max) is an American science fiction television series set in the 'Dune' universe. The series centers on the lives of the Bene Gesserit and will serve as a prequel to the 2020 film...  more
    • Genres (Tv): Sci-Fi, Drama
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  • White House Farm
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    White House Farm (HBO Max, ITV, 2020) is a British crime drama television series. The series is based on the real-life events that took place in August 1985, when five members of the same family were slayed at an Essex farmhouse....  more
    • Actors: Nick Harris, Jack Shalloo, Lucile Jaillant
    • Genres (Tv): Crime, Drama, Crime Drama
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  • Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai (HBO Max, 2021) is an animated comedy fantasy television series, based on the 1984 film 'Gremlins'. The story takes place in 1920s Shanghai revealing how 10-year-old Sam Wing met the young Mogwai named Gizmo....  more
    • Actors: Izaac Wang, Gabrielle Nevaeh Green, A.J. LoCascio, Ming-Na Wen, BD Wong
    • Genres (Tv): Animated, Comedy, Fantasy
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  • Raised by Wolves
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    Raised by Wolves (HBO Max, 2020) is an American science fiction drama television series created by Ridley Scott and Aaron Guzikowski. Androids are tasked with raising human children on a mysterious planet....  more
    • Actors: Travis Fimmel, Amanda Collin, Abubakar Salim
    • Genres (Tv): Drama
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