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The Most Anticipated New Shows On HBO Of 2020

Updated November 18, 2020 448 votes 90 voters 4.4k views23 items

List RulesOnly new shows on HBO premiering in 2020.

These are some of the best and most talked about shows on HBO in 2020. This list of the best new HBO shows is ranked by fans who can't wait to see what the Home Box Office is putting 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 are the most anticipated HBO shows? The latest Stephen King adaptation, The Outsider, is the first new HBO series in 2020. Another horror series coming to HBO in 2020 (though it had been expected in 2019) is Lovecraft Country. But it isn’t all horror - this list includes the funny new comedies, thrillers that already have us on edge, and top dramas. There are even science fiction comedies like Avenue 5. Several new HBO shows are based on books, including The Time Traveler's Wife and Gorilla and the Bird. There were also plenty of miniseries in 2020 on HBO, including the limited series The Plot Against America.

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

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  • The Outsider
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    The Outsider (HBO, 2020) is an American miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. A police procedural that shifts to a horror novel, the story follows multiple characters in a small town.... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Ben Mendelsohn, Cynthia Erivo, Bill Camp, Mare Winningham, Paddy Considine
    • Genres (Tv): Drama, Crime, Horror
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  • Avenue 5
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    Avenue 5 (HBO, 2020) is an American science fiction comedy television series created by Armando Iannucci. Space captain Ryan Clark of the Avenue 5 tries to get along with others in the space tourism industry.... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Hugh Laurie, Suzy Nakamura, Rebecca Front
    • Genres (Tv): Science fiction, Comedy
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  • The Undoing
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    The Undoing (HBO, 2020) is an American drama miniseries created by David E. Kelley, based on the novel You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz. Weeks before her book is published, successful therapist Grace Sachs (Nicole Kidman) experiences a violent death, a missing husband, and a chain of terrible revelations.... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Donald Sutherland, Noah Jupe
    • Genres (Tv): Drama
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  • The Plot Against America (HBO, 2020) is an American drama television miniseries, based on the novel of the same name by Philip Roth. The limited series imagines an alternate American history where Charles Lindbergh rises to power as president, as seen by a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey.... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Winona Ryder, Zoe Kazan, Morgan Spector, John Turturro, Anthony Boyle
    • Genres (Tv): Drama, Miniseries
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