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Max has launched in the US, replacing HBO Max but still delivering HBO to the streaming masses. Fans of prestige series like Succession and The White Lotus will find them on Max, and viewers can tune into Max Originals like Hacks and The Sex Lives of College Girls.
Here are the highly rated shows you shouldn’t wait to watch, plus this month’s new releases. And here’s more on Max, which unites the HBO Max and Discovery Plus libraries.
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New releases for May
HBO Max became Max on May 23 in the US.
- White House Plumbers, miniseries premiere (2023): Political drama starring Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux. It imagines the behind-the-scenes story of how President Richard Nixon’s political saboteurs accidentally toppled the presidency they were zealously trying to protect.
- The Other Two, season 3 premiere (2019- ): Comedy. The first season follows adult siblings whose lives are completely upended when their 13-year-old brother becomes incredibly famous overnight.
- Rick and Morty, season 6 (2013- ): Adult animated comedy. It follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe.
- Spy/Master, season 1 premiere (2023- ): Drama. It’s set during the height of the Cold War and covers a week in the life of fictional character Victor Godeanu, the right-hand man and closest adviser to Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu.
- SmartLess: On the Road, premiere (2023): Docuseries. It follows Will Arnett, Jason Bateman and Sean Hayes during the North American tour of their hit podcast, SmartLess.
- Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, season 1 premiere (2023): Animated family series. It’s a prequel to the Gremlins films.
Best HBO & Max original TV series
At time of writing, these TV shows all score at least 70 on Metacritic.