By Mike Murphy
Get ready for ‘The Last of Us,’ ‘Velma,’ U.S. soccer and much more
HBO Max is loaded with new original series and library movies in January 2023, and will kick off its first live-sports programming.
The most anticipated addition may be "The Last of Us" (Jan. 15), a post-apocalyptic drama starring Pedro Pascal ("The Mandalorian") and Bella Ramsey ("Game of Thrones") as a pair trying to survive a treacherous journey through a quarantine zone full of killer zombies. It’s based on the popular videogame series, and boasts an sprawling cast that includes Gabriel Luna, Anna Torv, Melanie Lynskey and Nick Offerman.
There’s also "Velma" (Jan. 12), an adult animated comedy/mystery series telling the origin story of the brains behind the Scooby-Doo gang; the rock-climbing competition series "The Climb" (Jan. 12), hosted by Jason Momoa; Season 2 of the news-interview show "Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace" (Jan. 6); and the return of the investigative show "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" (date TBA).
Also see: What’s coming in January to Netflix | Hulu | Amazon’s Prime Video
Meanwhile, Warner Bros. Discovery’s (WBD) HBO Max and TNT are becoming the new home to live coverage of the U.S. men’s and women’s soccer teams in 2023. The U.S. women will tune up for next summer’s World Cup with a pair of matches against New Zealand (Jan. 17 and 20), while the U.S. men, coming off a mostly satisfying World Cup run of their own, play Serbia (Jan. 25).
HBO is also adding a solid slate of movies, including the "John Wick" trilogy, "Lawrence of Arabia," "The Crying Game" and "When We Were Kings" (all Jan. 1).
Here’s the full list of what’s coming and going in January, as of Dec. 20 (release dates are subject to change):
What’s coming to HBO Max in January 2023
Date TBAReal Sports with Bryant Gumbel, Season 29 Premiere (HBO)
Jan. 120 Feet From Stardom, 2013 (HBO)American Hustle, 2013American Ultra, 2015 (HBO)At Middleton, 2013 (HBO)Back to School, 1986 (HBO)Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons, 2022Black Butterfly, 2017 (HBO)Captain Phillips, 2013 (HBO)Catch a Fire, 2006 (HBO)Child’s Play, 2019 (HBO)Cold Pursuit, 2019 (HBO)Cops and Robbersons, 1994 (HBO)Coup de torchon, 1981Crocodile Dundee, 1986 (HBO)Crocodile Dundee II, 1988 (HBO)Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles, 2001 (HBO)Cruising, 1980 (HBO)Death Warrant, 1990 (HBO)Dim Sum Funeral, 2008 (HBO)Dom Hemingway, 2013 (HBO)Every Secret Thing, 2014 (HBO)Extortion, 2017 (HBO)Fool’s Gold, 2008 (HBO)Flashpoint, 2007 (HBO)From Here to Eternity, 1953Gemini, 2017 (HBO)Geronimo: An American Legend, 1993Ghostbusters, 1984Ghostbusters II, 1989Hereditary, 2018 (HBO)Hoodlum, 1997 (HBO)Insidious: Chapter 2, 2013Jennifer Eight, 1992 (HBO)John Wick, 2014John Wick: Chapter 2, 2017John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, 2019Jumping the Broom, 2011Jury Duty, 1995 (HBO)Kill the Irishman, 2011 (HBO)Kusama: Infinity, 2018 (HBO)Law Abiding Citizen, 2009 (HBO)Lawrence of Arabia, 1962Line of Duty, 2019 (HBO)Marley & Me, 2008 (HBO)Matilda, 1996Nine, 2009 (HBO)Oasis: Supersonic, 2016 (HBO)Our Idiot Brother, 2011Piranha 3D, 2010 (HBO)Piranha 3DD, 2012 (HBO)Planet 51, 2009Precious Cargo, 2016 (HBO)Quartet, 2012 (HBO)Regression, 2015 (HBO)Rememory, 2017 (HBO)Sarah’s Key, 2010 (HBO)Skate Kitchen, 2018 (HBO)Stephen King’s Graveyard Shift, 1990 (HBO)Stephen King’s Silver Bullet, 1985 (HBO)Support the Girls, 2018 (HBO)Teen Wolf, 1985 (HBO)Teen Wolf Too, 1987 (HBO)The Artist, 2011 (HBO)The Book of Life, 2014 (HBO)The Brink, 2019 (HBO)The Cabin in the Woods, 2012 (HBO)The Company Men, 2010 (HBO)The Cookout, 2004The Crying Game, 1992 (HBO)The Guilty, 2021 (HBO)The Haunting, 1999 (HBO)The Homesman, 2014 (HBO)The Hunter, 2011 (HBO)The Iron Lady, 2011 (HBO)The Last Face, 2016 (HBO)The Lobster, 2015 (HBO)The Master, 2012 (HBO)The Perfect Score, 2004 (HBO)The Promise, 2016 (HBO)The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, 1974 (HBO)The Unborn, 2009 (HBO)The Whole Ten Yards, 2004 (HBO)This Boy’s Life, 1993 (HBO)This One’s for the Ladies, 2018 (HBO)Urge, 2016 (HBO)USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, 2016 (HBO)Vendetta, 2022 (HBO)When We Were Kings, 1996White Chicks, 2004 (HBO)Wild Rose, 2018 (HBO)Woman at War, 2018 (HBO)Zero Dark Thirty, 2012
Jan. 3The Menu, 2022 (HBO)
Jan. 6DC’s Stargirl, Season 3The Nun, 2018 (HBO)Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?, Season 2
Jan. 8We Baby Bears, Season 1F
Jan. 10Horrible Bosses 2, 2014 (HBO)
Jan. 11In With the Old, Season 3
Jan. 12Blended, 2014 (HBO)The Climb, Max Original Series Premiere
Velma, Max Original Series Premiere
Jan. 13The Big Soirée (El Gran Sarao), Max Original PremiereI Don’t Like Driving w/t (No Me Gusta Conducir), Max Original Premiere
Jan. 15The Last of Us, Series Premiere (HBO)
Jan. 17Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons Sesame Street Mecha Builders, Season 1EUSWNT @ New Zealand #1, Live Sports
Jan. 20Game Theory with Bomani Jones, Season 2 Premiere (HBO)Real Time with Bill Maher, Season 21 Premiere (HBO)The Cabin Chronicles, Season 3USWNT @ New Zealand #2, Live Sports
Jan. 23YOLO: Silver Destiny, Season 2
Jan. 25USMNT vs Serbia, Live Sports
What’s leaving in January
Jan. 3Bachelor in Paradise, Seasons 4-6Bachelor Pad, Season 1The Bachelor Winter GamesThe Bachelor, Season 21The Bachelor, Season 24The Bachelor, Season 25The Bachelorette, Season 11The Bachelorette, Season 14The Bachelorette, Season 15The Bachelorette, Season 16
Jan. 6Christmas Eve on Sesame StreetElmo Saves ChristmasOnce Upon a Sesame Street ChristmasA Sesame Street Christmas Carol
Jan. 20The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, 2021 (HBO)
Jan. 23Alvin and the Chipmunks, 2007 (HBO)
Jan. 25Babylon 5What I Like About You, 2002
Jan. 27In the Heights, 2021 (HBO)The Hangover Part III, 2013 (HBO)
Jan. 28Person of Interest
Jan. 3112 Years a Slave, 2013 (HBO)Abduction, 2011 (HBO)Amityville 3-D, 1983 (HBO)Amityville II: The Possession, 1982 (HBO)Aquaman (1967)At Close Range, 1986 (HBO)At First Sight, 1999 (HBO)Bananas, 1971 (HBO)Batman: The Brave and the BoldBiker Boyz, 2003 (HBO)Boogie, 2021 (HBO)Borg vs. McEnroe, 2018 (HBO)Care Bears: Unlock the MagicCellular, 2004 (HBO)The Champ, 1979Chinatown, 1974 (HBO)Chocolate City, 2015 (HBO)Chopped: HolidayChopped: ThanksgivingCode of Silence, 1985 (HBO)Confidence, 2003 (HBO)Daybreakers, 2010 (HBO)Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, 2016Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, 2018Fools Rush In, 1997Gang Related, 1997 (HBO)Good Deeds, 2012 (HBO)Head of the Class (1986)Holiday Baking Championship, Season 7Holiday Baking Championship, Season 8Horsemen, 2009 (HBO)Hyde Park on the Hudson, 2012 (HBO)I, Robot, 2004 (HBO)Jeff, Who Lives at Home, 2012 (HBO)John Wick, 2014John Wick: Chapter 2, 2017John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, 2017Jurassic Park, 1993 (HBO)Jurassic Park III, 2001 (HBO)Justice LeagueJustice League UnlimitedKick-Ass 2, 2013 (HBO)Land, 2021 (HBO)Le Divorce, 2003 (HBO)Life of Pi, 2012 (HBO)Little Men, 2016 (HBO)Macbeth, 2015 (HBO)Much Ado About Nothing, 1993 (HBO)The New Adventures of Old ChristineThe Next Karate Kid, 1994Nostalgia, 2018 (HBO)Rango, 2011 (HBO)Riddick, 2013 (Director’s Cut) (HBO)Rules of Engagement, 2000 (HBO)Running Scared, 1986(HBO)School Ties, 1992 (HBO)Solaris, 2002(HBO)Soul Food, 1997 (HBO)Source Code, 2011Suite Francaise, 2014 (HBO)Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, 2007 (HBO)The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, 2005 (HBO)The Book Thief, 2013 (HBO)The Care Bears Movie, 1985 (HBO)The Con Is On, 2018 (HBO)The Core, 2003 (HBO)The Dead Zone, 1983 (HBO)The Help, 2011 (HBO)The Lost World: Jurassic Park, 1997 (HBO)The Next Three Days, 2010 (HBO)The One I Love, 2014 (HBO)The Possession, 2012 (Extended Version) (HBO)The Untouchables, 1987 (HBO)Thirteen, 2003 (HBO)Transcendence, 2014 (HBO)Two Can Play That Game, 2001West Side Story, 1961 (HBO)Zero Dark Thirty, 2012
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