New on HBO Now: May 2018

HBO NOW®, the network’s internet-only premium streaming service, provides audiences with instant access to HBO’s acclaimed programming in the U.S. Internationally, HBO branded television networks, along with the subscription video-on-demand products HBO On Demand and HBO GO, bring HBO services to over 60 countries. HBO and Cinemax programming is sold into over 150 countries worldwide.

“Fahrenheit 451” (Credit: Michael Gibson/HBO)

HBO NOW is burning up in May with the premiere of Fahrenheit 451,starring Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon and based on Ray Bradbury’s classic novel of the same name, depicting a future where the media is an opiate, history is rewritten and “firemen” burn books.

Being Serena will give viewers unprecedented access to tennis icon Serena Williams during her pregnancy, new motherhood and marriage, while documenting her journey back to supremacy on the court.

The Tale, based on award-winning writer-director Jennifer Fox’s own true story, follows Jennifer (Laura Dern) as she faces life-altering questions when a short story she wrote for school at age 13 forces her to re-examine her first sexual relationship — and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive. The first season of the acclaimed new comedy series Barry, starring Bill Hader and Henry Winkler, and the fifth season of Silicon Valley both wrap this month. Plus, the Asian Pacific American Visionary short film competition finalists premiere this May as well.

Documentary highlights include The Final Year, an enlightening behind-the-scenes look at Barack Obama’s foreign policy team in its last year in office, as well as A Dangerous Son, an eye-opening documentary that tells the stories of children with serious mental illness, and their parents’ desperate, ongoing efforts to obtain treatment before they harm themselves or others.

May brings the premiere of blockbuster films such as Oscar®-nominee Dunkirk from Christopher Nolan, The Lego Ninjago Movie with Silicon Valley’s Kumail Nanjiani and Zach Woods, Fist Fight starring Charlie Day and Ice Cube, and the 2017 Sundance Film Festival selected drama competitor Patti Cake$. To top it off, Avatar, the world’s highest grossing movie of all time, and classics like You’ve Got MailDude Where’s My Car?, and Seabiscuit arrive on HBO NOW this month.

Departing titles include an array of films for the whole family such as Disney classics 101 Dalmatians and 102 Dalmatians and Ice Age: Collision Course.Thriller Split, Nancy Meyers’ Something’s Gotta Give, and John Wick: Chapter 2 with Keanu Reeves and Ruby Rose also will leave the network at the end of the month.

Original ProgrammingSeason FinalesTheatrical PremieresEstrenos

Original Programming

A Dangerous Son (5/7)
2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (5/5)
Fahrenheit 451 (5/19)
The Final Year (5/21)
The Tale (5/26)


Being Serena, Documentary Series Premiere (5/2)
Being Serena, Documentary Series Finale (5/30)

Asian Pacific American Visionaries Short Film Competition Finalists:
Jiejie, 2018 (5/7)
June, 2018 (5/7)
Remittance, 2018 (5/7)

Season Finales:

Barry, Season 1 Finale (5/13)
Silicon Valley, Season 5 Finale (5/13)

Theatrical Premieres

Wolves at the Door, 2017 (5/1)
Lady Macbeth, 2017 (5/3)
The Lego Ninjago Movie, 2017 (5/5)
Dunkirk, 2017 (5/12)
Patti Cake$, 2017 (5/26)
Fist Fight, 2017 (5/27)


Hijo por Hijo (AKA Child for Child), 2017 (5/1)
La cordillera (AKA The Summit), 2017 (5/4)
La educación del Rey (AKA Rey’s Education), 2017 (5/11)

Starting May 1Ending May

Starting May 1st:

A Sound of Thunder, 2005
Avatar, 2009
Cleopatra, 1963
Dead Calm, 2000
Dude, Where’s My Car?, 2000
Eurotrip (Unrated Version), 2004
Garden State, 2004
In the Cut (Director’s Cut), 2003
Kill the Messenger, 2014
Maps to the Stars, 2015|
The Newton Boys, 1998
Seabiscuit, 2003
Secretary, 2002
Star Trek: Nemesis, 2002
You’ve Got Mail, 1998

Ending May 31:

101 Dalmatians, 1996
102 Dalmatians, 2000
Bachelor Party (‘84), 1984
Daredevil, 2003
The Exorcist, 1973
Fried Green Tomatoes, 1991
Gran Torino, 2008
Ice Age: Collision Course, 2016
John Wick: Chapter 2, 2017
The Last of the Mohicans, 1992
The Shack, 2017
Something’s Gotta Give, 2003
Split, 2017
X-Men: Apocalypse, 2016

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