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The Most Anticipated New HBO Shows of 2019

Updated January 10, 2020 475 votes 86 voters 5.0k views21 items

List RulesOnly new shows on HBO premiering in 2019.

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UPDATED: Check out The Most Anticipated New HBO Shows of 2020!

Some of the best and most talked about shows are on HBO in 2019. This is a list of the best new HBO shows, ranked by fans who couldn't wait to see what the Home Box Office put out next. Along with channels like Showtime and Starz, cable networks like HBO feature some of the best new shows on TV right now.

HBO already has a reputation for great television shows, but what was the most anticipated HBO show? This list includes the funny new comedies, thrillers that already have us on edge, and top dramas. There are even documentary dramas like Chernobyl. Several new HBO shows are based on books, including Lovecraft Country, The Time Traveler's Wife and His Dark Materials. There were also plenty of miniseries in 2019 on HBO, including a limited series about Catherine the Great starring Helen Helen Mirren. And, you'll have to watch HBO to watch the Watchmen, Home Box Office's entry into 2019 comic book shows.

What were the best shows that premiered on HBO in 2019? Vote up the best new HBO series you couldn't wait to watch and vote down the shows you wouldn't miss if they're not renewed. Then check out what's coming to HBO in 2020.

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  • 1
    Watchmen
    50
    7

    Watchmen

    TBA

    ActorsRegina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Superhero, Action, Mystery

    Watchmen (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Damon Lindelof, based... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 2
    The Outsider

    ActorsBen Mendelsohn, Cynthia Erivo, Bill Camp, Mare Winningham, Paddy Considine

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Crime, Horror

    The Outsider (HBO, 2020) is an American miniseries based on the novel of the same name by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 3
    Chernobyl
    38
    9

    ActorsJared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson

    Genres (Tv)Historical drama

    Chernobyl (HBO, 2019) is an American-British historical drama television miniseries created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 4
    Lovecraft Country

    ActorsJonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Wunmi Mosaku, Aunjanue Ellis, Elizabeth Debicki

    Genres (Tv)Horror, Drama

    Lovecraft Country (HBO, 2020) is a drama horror television series based on the novel by Matt... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 5
    Euphoria
    17
    8

    Euphoria

    June 16

    ActorsZendaya, Storm Reid, Maude Apatow, Brian "Astro" Bradley, Eric Dane

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Euphoria (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series based on the Israeli series. A... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    The Righteous Gemstones

    ActorsDanny McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson, Adam DeVine, Cassidy Freeman

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    The Righteous Gemstones (HBO, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by Danny... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    Contraband
    13
    10

    Genres (Tv)Science Fiction, Drama, Fantasy

    Contraband (HBO, 2020), originally titled "Demimonde," is an American science fiction drama... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    The Undoing

    ActorsNicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Donald Sutherland, Noah Jupe

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The Undoing (HBO, 2020) is an American drama miniseries created by David E. Kelley, based on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    Gentleman Jack
    8
    5

    ActorsSuranne Jones

    Genres (Tv)Historical drama

    Gentleman Jack (HBO, 2019) is a British-American historical drama series created by Sally... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    I Know This Much Is True
    I Know This Much Is True (HBO) is an American TV drama based on the novel of the same name by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    On Tour with Asperger's Are Us

    ActorsNoah Britton, Ethan Finlan, Jack Hanke

    Genres (Tv)Documentary, Comedy

    On Tour with Asperger's Are Us (HBO, 2019) is an American documentary miniseries that is an... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    Catherine the Great

    ActorsHelen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Joseph Quinn, Gina McKee, Rory Kinnear

    Genres (Tv)Historical drama

    Catherine the Great (HBO, 2019) is a British-American miniseries directed by Philip Martin.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    Mrs. Fletcher

    ActorsKathryn Hahn, Jackson White, Casey Wilson, Owen Teague, Jen Richards

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Mrs. Fletcher (HBO, 2019) is an American comedy television series based on the novel by Tom... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    The Plot Against America

    ActorsWinona Ryder, Zoe Kazan, Morgan Spector, John Turturro, Anthony Boyle

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Miniseries

    The Plot Against America (HBO, 2020) is an American drama television miniseries, based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    Years and Years

    ActorsEmma Thompson, Rory Kinnear, T'Nia Miller, Russell Tovey, Jessica Hynes

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Years and Years (BBC One/HBO, 2019) is a British television drama series created and written... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 16
    The Case Against Adnan Syed

    ActorsLuke Brindle-Khym, Rabia Chaudry, Saad Chaudry

    Genres (Tv)Documentary, Miniseries, True crime

    The Case Against Adnan Syed (HBO, 2019) is an American documentary television miniseries.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 17
    Gorilla and the Bird

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Gorilla and the Bird (HBO) is an American television miniseries based on the novel of the same... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    His Dark Materials

    ActorsDafne Keen, Lin-Manuel Miranda, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, Clarke Peters

    Genres (Tv)Adventure, Fantasy

    His Dark Materials (HBO, 2019) is a British fantasy adventure series based on the novel series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    Los Espookys
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    10

    ActorsBernardo Velasco, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Ana Fabrega, Julio Torres as Andres, Fred Armisen

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Fantasy

    Los Espookys (HBO, 2019) is an American comedy television series. The show follows a group of... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    The New Pope

    ActorsJude Law, John Malkovich, Mark Ivanir

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The New Pope (Sky Atlantic/HBO, 2020) is an Italian and Spanish drama television miniseries... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 21
    The Time Traveler's Wife

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The Time Traveler's Wife (HBO, 2020) is an American drama television series based on the novel... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button