Just over a week away from the start of a new year, HBO has released a sizzle reel teasing footage and announcements of shows they are set to air in 2023, including confirmations of a few returns.
First up, the clip confirms “Barry,” “Harley Quinn,” “Doom Patrol” and “Succession” will be back next year for their fourth seasons, while “Hacks,” “Warrior,” “The Other Two” and “The Righteous Gemstones” are back for third seasons.
Also coming back for second-season runs are “Our Flag Means Death,” “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty,” “And Just Like That,” “Julia,” “Tokyo Vice,” “The Gilded Age,” and “Perry Mason”.
The biggest reveal is the first footage from Issa Lopez’s “True Detective: Night Country” starring Jodie Foster and Kali Reis. There’s also new footage from new series like The Weeknd’s much-delayed “The Idol” and “Rain Dogs”.
A good portion of the clip’s focus is on the next show to come with “The Last of Us”, which arrives in a little over three weeks on January 15th, though sadly there’s no new footage on offer this time. There are also new clips from the Elizabeth Olsen-led mini-series “Love and Death,” the Claire Danes-led “Full Circle,” and “The White House Plumbers”.
The back half of the clip covers some Max originals, including the animated series “Velma”. The clip follows in the wake of HBO coming under fire for multiple series cancellations and removal of a good swath of its originals such as “Minx” and uncertainty about the future – especially with Warner Bros. Discovery set to merge HBO Max with Discovery+ in the Spring.