All the HBO Max Original Movies and TV Shows Coming in 2022

HBO Max has even more new movies and series in store for this year.

toni colette colin firth in the staircase
'The Staircase' | HBO Max
'The Staircase' | HBO Max

HBO Max has a lot that's worth getting excited about. Although the streaming service is still relatively new, having launched in spring 2020, and doesn't have as massive an output of original content as Netflix, the Max Originals library is growing steadily with plenty of new movies and series heading to the streamer this year. Here, we're rounding up the slate of titles on the way—from popular shows that are coming back for another season to brand-new series. Just note that on this list you'll find strictly HBO Max Originals (like Hacks)—not HBO series (such as House of the Dragon), although they do stream on the platform. We'll keep updating this list as more shows and movies are announced throughout the year.

ALSO READ: Our round-ups of every Netflix original coming in 2022 and new and returning TV shows to look forward to in 2022

made for love
'Made for Love' Season 2 | HBO Max

APRIL 28
Made for Love

Season 2. HBO Max's adaptation of Alissa Nutting's novel about a woman (Cristin Milioti) married to a tech giant (Billy Magnussen) with a monitoring device implanted in her brain is coming back. The first installment of dark comedy starring ended with Milioti's character Hazel nearing a divorce but moving her father (Ray Romano) into her husband's inescapable Hub. Get excited to see the couple try to beat each other at their own games, and for possibly a lot of weird stuff involving dolphins.
(Watch the trailer)

Ana Emilia Show (aka Desafío Influencer con Ana Emilia)

New reality series. Brace yourself: This is a show dedicated to discovering the next generation of influencers. Hosted by popular, teenage Mexican social media star Ana Emilia, she'll search and train up-and-coming influencers on this reality series.

The Way Down: God, Greed, And The Cult Of Gwen Shamblin

Season 1 Part B. If you were hooked by HBO Max's docuseries about cult leader Gwen Shamblin Lara and her Christian diet program when it dropped in September 2021, you'll be glad that wasn't the last of it. Two more episodes are coming this spring, featuring exclusive interviews with former cult members, who have felt more free to speak out, following the 2021 death of Lara.
(Watch the trailer)

the staircase
'The Staircase' | HBO Max

MAY 5
The Staircase

New series. While there may be an excess of true-crime docuseries nowadays, few have captivated fans of the genre for as long and as intensely as Jean-Xavier de Lestrade’s The Staircase. Now, the story of Michael Peterson and the late Kathleen Peterson, his wife who he was accused of murdering, is getting a dramatization. It's got a star-studded cast featuring the likes of Toni Collette, Colin Firth, Sophie Turner, and others.
(Watch the trailer)

Las Bravas F.C.

New series. Ted Lasso and A League of Their Own fans, this one's for you: After a star football player returns to his Mexican hometown after an injury ends his stellar European career, he reluctantly becomes the coach of the local women's team, determined to turn them from amateurs into pros.
(Watch the trailer)

hannah einbinder and jean smart in hacks season 2
'Hacks' Season 2 | HBO Max

MAY 12
Hacks

Season 2. One of the most delightful, new series of 2021 is already coming back for more laughs. Expect tensions to heat up between Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder's comedy legend and disgraced writer characters now that they're going on tour together. Fingers crossed Megan Stalter's nepotism baby assistant character Kayla is back with even more zingers.
(Watch the trailer)

MAY 19
Legendary

Season 3. The ballroom-voguing competition series hosted by MC Dashaun Wesley returns for a third season. Get excited by practicing your duckwalk and dips in your living room.
(Watch the trailer)

MAY 26
That Damn Michael Che

Season 2. Saturday Night Live star Michael Che returns for another season of his sketch show, which skewers everyday issues from a Black perspective with Che's own brand of brutally honest humor, even when things get a little controversial.

Tig n' Seek

Season 4. The adventures of 8-year-old detective Tiggy and his cat sidekick Gweeseek continue in the fourth season of animated comedy Tig n' Seek. The show stars a number of comedy greats, including Wanda Sykes and Jemaine Clement, and will be the last program to feature the voice of the late Louie Anderson as Tiggy's friend Chester.

JUNE 16
Father of the Bride

New movie. Can you hear the bells? Another remake of Father of the Bride is coming, this one focusing on a big Cuban-American family. Andy Garcia and Gloria Estefan play the parents, Adria Arjona and Diego Boneta play the bride- and groom-to-be, and SNL's Chloe Fineman will take on the scene-stealing wedding planner.

June 23
Menudo: Forever Young

New documentary. The world-famous Latin American boy band gets the documentary treatment in Menudo: Forever Young, which charts the rise and fall of the Puerto Rican group (which once counted Ricky Martin among its members). The doc includes footage of performances and reunion tours, and addresses the abuse allegations leveled against the group's manager.

JULY 28
House Party

New movie. Music-video director Calmatic (who's known for helming "Old Town Road" and working with major rappers) is making his feature-length directorial debut with this LeBron James-produced remake of the 1991 movie House Party. Definitely look forward to an incredible soundtrack with this one.

TBA 2022
Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai

New animated series. This animated series tells the origin story of the good boy Mogwai Gizmo and how the shop owner Mr. Wing first came into contact with it in 1920s Shanghai as a little boy. Expect to see some post-midnight snacking turn into a very surprising disaster.

elizabeth olsen as candy montgomery, elisabeth olsen in love and death
'Love and Death' | HBO Max

Love and Death

New miniseries. This drama tells the true story of how a Texas woman named Candy Montgomery brutally murdered her best friend Betty Gore in the '80s. Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland) directs the show, and David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies) produces, with Elizabeth Olsen and Lily Rabe starring. (No, you're not seeing double: There's a miniseries about this exact same story on Hulu this year, too.)

Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin

New series. Pretty Little Liars, which ran from 2010 to 2017, was one of Freeform's biggest successes. Based on Sara Shepard's YA novels, it spawned many spinoffs, although none were as successful as the original series about teens Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily, who were terrorized by the mysterious "A" after their friend Allison disappeared. Now, the show is getting rebooted by Lindsay Calhoon Bring and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) with a new cast in a different town and another set of melodramatic horrors. "Two can keep a secret if one of them is dead," baby!

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