There’s no better way to celebrate the holiday than checking out a free preview from TDS – six days of HBO and Cinemax.
So grab your blankets and popcorn and prepare for long, cozy days of television and movies. Beginning at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25, check out the original television series, popular films, documentaries, and more of HBO and Cinemax. The free preview ends Monday, Nov. 30.
With this exclusive preview, keep an eye out for the following new series and specials on HBO:
Between the World and Me
Based on No. 1 New York Times bestselling nonfiction book by Ta-Nehisi Coates, this HBO special largely follows the 2018 stage adaptation of Between the World and Me. Coates’ book follows the deep history of Black culture, racism, and violence in America, framed as a letter to his son. Additionally, this special includes an artistic combination of readings from the book, beautiful animations, and archival footage. Popular Hollywood stars such as Oprah Winfrey, Mahershala Ali, Mimi Jones, and Angela Davis offer the special exclusive look into the actors’ home lives as well.
The Cost of Winning
From former football pro and Emmy-winning executive producer Michael Strahan comes this inspirational four-part docuseries. Following the 2019 season of St. Frances Academy football team, this special presents the real-life story of team expelled from their private-school league on the basis of being “too good.” As a result of the expulsion, the team embarks on a search of worthy competition across the country, tracking down other gifted teams to play in order to fulfill the players’ hopes of receiving impressive scholarships. This docuseries offers an inspiring look at power of athletics to serve as a unifying force in the face of adversity.
Released just weeks ago, this British television drama series depicts the high-stakes world of the international finance through the eyes of determined young adults hoping to secure a position at a reputable bank in London. The diverse group of emerging professionals must navigate the challenges of intense competition in the cut-throat environment of investment banking while battling broader issues related to class, gender, privilege and race. Already the newly released series has earned favorable reviews on several television review sites, such as Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes.
Euphoria follows a group of high school students as they navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma, and social media.
Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name while attempting to break new ground of its own.
His Dark Materials
Based on author Philip Pullman’s beloved trilogy, His Dark Materials follows Lyra, a brave young woman from another world. Lyra’s quest to find her kidnapped friend leads her to uncover a sinister plot of a secret organization, encounter extraordinary beings and protect dangerous secrets.
From writer David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies) and director Susanne Bier (The Night Manager), the new limited series focuses on Nicole Kidman’s Grace Fraser, a successful therapist, and her devoted husband, Jonathan (Hugh Grant), and their young son who attends an elite private school in New York City. A chasm opens in Grace’s seemingly perfect life: a violent death, a missing spouse, and a chain of terrible revelations.
If you’re in the mood for a classic, fan-favorite television series, you can browse a long list of award-winning shows, such as:
Game of Thrones
In addition to these original series, check out the HBO-exclusive theatrical premieres of the following films:
The Call of the Wild
The Dead Don’t Die
Cinemax has a variety of thrilling, action-packed original television series as well. Browsing through the service’s list of exclusive options, you can find highly rated shows such as the following:
Starring award-winning actress Carla Gugino, this crime drama series focuses on a skilled, world-class thief who falls back into a life of dangerous and thrilling crime after her release from prison. Followed by wild criminals who seek to exploit her skills, Daisy “Jett” Kowalski embarks on a number of daring, harrowing missions that are sure to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.
Based on the fast-paced novels by author and former Special Air Service social Chris Ryan, this spy-drama/action-adventure television series follows the story of a top-secret branch of the British Defense Intelligence service that assigns its special operations personnel high-risk missions around the world. Just earlier this year Cinemax released the seventh and final season. Strike Back was Cinemax’s first primetime drama series, bringing in hundreds of thousands of fans over the years.
Set in the late 1870s in San Francisco, this original action-drama focuses on a martial arts prodigy who, after immigrating to the U.S. in hopes of finding his lost sister, is kidnapped and sold to one of the most powerful Chinese secret societies in the region. Based on an original concept developed by Bruce Lee, this show offers a great blend of thrill, action, and drama. In October, Cinemax released a second season, a little more than a year after Warrior’s highly acclaimed first season premiered.
In addition to the exclusive original series listed above, you can find many popular films from a variety of genres, such as:
After checking out TDS’s preview and all that HBO and Cinemax has to offer, consider expanding your TDS programming package by calling 1-855-696-8368 or go online to add these channels to your TDS programming package. You’ll be thankful for the fabulous shows and movies available all year long!
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By Emily Klos, TDS Communication Intern