HBO Redirects Funds For Annual Emmy Party And FYC Events To Donate $1 Million To The Mayor’s Fund





HBO Redirects Funds For Annual Emmy Party And FYC Events To Donate $1 Million To The Mayor’s Fund For Los Angeles Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund

LOS ANGELES, May 22, 2020 – In light of the global pandemic and the current circumstances facing the entertainment industry, HBO will redirect funds allocated for the company’s landmark Emmy® party and FYC events to make a $1 million donation to the charitable efforts of the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund.

“On behalf of Bob Greenblatt and myself, we are proud to make this contribution from HBO instead of using it for our traditional Emmy party and FYC events,” said Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming. “I am tremendously proud of all of our shows in Emmy® contention this year, and I am hopeful they will receive the recognition I believe is richly deserved for all of our talented collaborators, in front of and behind the camera. We look forward to being able to get back to the work we love.”

The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund is providing essential support to emergent, critical needs identified with the City as it responds to the pandemic, including support for families and small businesses, relief for healthcare workers, critical healthcare equipment, victims of domestic violence, and services for the city’s homeless population. For more information, please visit https://mayorsfundla.org/.



Documentary News Series  AXIOS Continues May 11





Documentary News Series  AXIOS Continues May 11

Documentary News Series  AXIOS Continues May 25

AXIOS continues with a new episode MONDAY, MAY 25 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, featuring its insightful and news making interviews with top leaders and decision makers from a range of industries including politics, technology and business. Directed and produced by Emmy® winners Matthew O’Neill and Perri Peltz, the program features Axios’ signature “Smart Brevity” analysis, exclusive documentary-style reporting and in-depth conversations on the topics and trends shaping America.

The show is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.

This Memorial Day episode features:
Alex Karp, CEO and Co-founder of Palantir, a data analytics company
Gretchen Whitmer, Governor of Michigan
Christina Paxson, President of Brown University
Acclaimed Science Fiction & Fantasy Authors Neil Gaiman, Lois Lowry, Nnedi Okorafor and Max Brooks

AXIOS is a co-production of HBO Documentary Films, AXIOS and DCTV; executive produced by Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen & Roy Schwartz; directed and produced by Perri Peltz and Matthew O’Neill.



SESAME STREET: June Episodes





SESAME STREET: June Episodes

Season 50, Episode 30: “Making The Band”
Topic: Music
Debut date: SATURDAY, JUNE 6 (9:00-9:30 a.m. ET/PT)
A rock star is performing on Sesame Street, but his equipment is in the wrong town. The gang helps build and design replacements so the show can go on.

Season 50, Episode 31: “Rudy Blows His First Bubble”
Topic: Bubbles
Debut date: SATURDAY, JUNE 13 (9:00-9:30 a.m. ET/PT)
Rudy feels frustrated that he can’t blow a bubble. With help from Elmo, Alan, and Rosita, Rudy realizes that he needs to breathe out instead of breathing in when blowing a bubble.

Season 50, Episode 32: “Big Bird’s Fairytale”
Topic: Kindness
Debut date: SATURDAY, JUNE 20 (9:00-9:30 a.m. ET/PT)
Big Bird makes up a fairy tale about a bird named Birdie who helps a Beast learn how to be a good friend.

Season 50, Episode 33: “Lucky’s Unlucky Day”
Topic: Construction Vehicles
Debut date: SATURDAY, JUNE 27 (9:00-9:30 a.m. ET/PT)
It’s Lucky’s first day on the job as a bulldozer. When he gets upset about making mistakes, Big Bird and Nina tell him that it’s ok to make mistakes and explain that Lucky just needs to tell himself “I can do it” and try again.

SESAME STREET is also available to stream on HBO GO, HBO NOW, and on HBO via HBO Max and other partners’ platforms.



I MAY DESTROY YOU Debuts June 7





I MAY DESTROY YOU Debuts June 7

HBO’s new half-hour series I MAY DESTROY YOU, executive produced, co-directed, written by, and starring Michaela Coel, debuts SUNDAY, JUNE 7 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. The series, starring Michaela Coel, is a fearless, frank and provocative series that explores the question of sexual consent in contemporary life and how, in the new landscape of dating and relationships, we make the distinction between liberation and exploitation.

I MAY DESTROY YOU will be available to stream on HBO GO, HBO NOW, and on HBO via HBO Max and other partners’ platforms.

I MAY DESTROY YOU stars Michaela Coel (“Chewing Gum”). The cast also includes Weruche Opia (“Inside No9”), Paapa Essiedu (“Kiri”), Marouane Zotti (“Imagine You & Me”), Aml Ameen (“Yardie”), Adam James (“Belgravia”), Sarah Niles (“Catastrophe”), Ann Akin (“Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams”), Harriet Webb (“Plebs”), Ellie James (“Giri/Haji”), Franc Ashman (“Peep Show”), Karan Gill (“Flesh & Blood”), Natalie Walter (“Horrible Histories”), and Samson Ajewole.

Episodes Include:

Episode 1: “Eyes Eyes Eyes Eyes”
Debut Date: SUNDAY, JUNE 7 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
After visiting her aspirational long-distance boyfriend in Italy, burgeoning writer Arabella (Michaela Coel) returns to London, where she’s greeted by a deluge of frantic messages from her literary agents. With a matter of hours left to finish a draft of her second book, she plans to pull an all-nighter – but is soon tempted to join a friend on a night out.
Written by Michaela Coel; directed by Sam Miller.

Episode 2: “Someone Is Lying”
Debut Date: SUNDAY. JUNE 14 (10:50-11:20 p.m. ET/PT)
Lunch with Terry (Weruche Opia) gets Arabella (Michaela Coel) thinking about the hazy events of the previous night, prompting her to probe Simon (Aml Ameen) for answers. Growing increasingly desperate to put together the pieces, Arabella drops by Simon’s apartment – and, later, finds herself at an unwelcoming doorstep. Meanwhile, Terry has a lousy audition, and a concerned Kwame (Paapa Essiedu) rushes to Arabella’s side.
Written by Michaela Coel; directed by Sam Miller.

Episode 3: “Don’t Forget the Sea”
Debut Date: MONDAY, JUNE 22 (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Three months earlier, Terry (Weruche Opia) visits Arabella (Michaela Coel) in Ostia, Italy, where she’s living large on her agents’ dime. After procuring party favors, Arabella and Terry each have a wild night of their own.
Written by Michaela Coel; directed by Sam Miller.

Episode 4: “That Was Fun”
Debut Date: MONDAY, JUNE 29 (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Back in London and two months after the incident, Arabella (Michaela Coel) meets with a therapist who encourages her to find relaxing and creative ways to cope with her trauma. Still anticipating the first draft of Arabella’s book, her agents assign another client, Zain (Karan Gill), to help her with the writing process. Kwame (Paapa Essiedu) introduces his modest new love interest, Damon (Fehinti Balogun), to a stranger he met online.
Written by Michaela Coel; directed by Sam Miller and Michaela Coel.

Episode 5: “…It Just Came Up”
Debut Date: MONDAY, JULY 6 (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT)
A tumultuous day finds Arabella (Michaela Coel) reassessing a sexual encounter with Zain (Karan Gill) and, following a promising new lead in the investigation, opening up to Biagio (Marouane Zotti) about her assault. Later, after a meeting with Susy Henny (Franc Ashman), Arabella threatens to break the internet when she goes off script at a writing summit. Meanwhile, Kwame’s (Paapa Essiedu) prompted to report his own assault to the police.
Written by Michaela Coel; directed by Sam Miller and Michaela Coel.

Episode 6: “The Alliance”
Debut Date: MONDAY, JULY 13 (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Much to Terry’s (Weruche Opia) disapproval, Arabella (Michaela Coel) attends a support group for rape and sexual assault survivors run by their high school acquaintance, Theo (Harriet Webb). In a flashback to 2004, teenage Arabella and Terry intervene when a resourceful, troubled young Theo attempts to flip the narrative on consensual sex gone sideways.
Written by Michaela Coel; directed by Sam Miller and Michaela Coel.

Episode 7: “Happy Animals”
Debut Date: MONDAY, JULY 20 (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Strapped for cash and still unable to produce a draft of her book, Arabella (Michaela Coel) takes a job working alongside Theo (Harriet Webb) at a vegan delivery start-up. Birthday girl Terry (Weruche Opia) takes covert measures to ensure Simon (Aml Ameen) won’t make a surprise appearance at her party. The festivities find Kwame avoiding reminders of his assault while Terry airs her suspicions about Theo.
Written by Michaela Coel; directed by Sam Miller and Michaela Coel.

Episode 8: “Line Spectrum Border”
Debut Date: MONDAY, JULY 27 (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Reeling from a demoralizing development in the investigation, Arabella (Michaela Coel) hatches a risky plan to “spark joy” – and convinces an adverse Terry (Weruche Opia) to bankroll it. Still navigating the fallout of his own assault, Kwame (Paapa Essiedu) challenges himself to explore the full spectrum of his sexuality.
Written by Michaela Coel; directed by Sam Miller and Michaela Coel.

Episode 9: “Social Media Is a Great Way to Connect”
Debut Date: MONDAY, AUGUST 3 (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Arabella’s (Michaela Coel) bloated social media presence finds her more glued to her phone than ever, perpetually internalizing the stress of her followers. At a Halloween “paint and wine” organized by Terry (Weruche Opia), Kwame (Paapa Essiedu) opens up to the girls about his recent sexual experiment – and Arabella’s reaction lands her in an emergency session with Carrie (Andi Osho).
Written by Michaela Coel; directed by Sam Miller and Michaela Coel.

Episode 10: “The Cause the Cure”
Debut Date: MONDAY, AUGUST 10 (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT)
After Simon (Aml Ameen) inadvertently drops a bomb on Arabella (Michaela Coel), she heads to her mom’s birthday dinner, where painful, long-forgotten memories bubble to the surface. Kwame’s (Paapa Essiedu) no-strings-attached hookup bender leads him to Tyrone (Gershwyn Eustache Jr.), a stranger in search of a different kind of connection.
Written by Michaela Coel; directed by Sam Miller and Michaela Coel.

Episode 11: “Would You Like to Know the Sex?”
Debut Date: MONDAY, AUGUST 17 (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Arabella’s (Michaela Coel) obsession with a fellow young author, Della, leads to unexpected progress on her book, despite a devastating setback. Kwame (Paapa Essiedu) wades into uncharted waters with Tyrone (Gershwyn Eustache Jr.) and attempts to make amends with a disgruntled ex-flame. Terry (Weruche Opia) has some luck in work and romance – and joins Arabella in staking out the bar where she was spiked.
Written by Michaela Coel; directed by Sam Miller and Michaela Coel.

Episode 12: “Ego Death” (Season finale)
Debut Date: MONDAY, AUGUST 24 (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT)
When Arabella’s (Michaela Coel) memory of January 22nd comes rushing back to her, she drags the last of her demons out from under the bed – once and for all.
Written by Michaela Coel; directed by Sam Miller and Michaela Coel.

Executive producers for Various Artists Ltd, Phil Clarke and Roberto Troni; executive producer for FALKNA Productions/writer/co-director/star, Michaela Coel; producer, Simon Maloney; producer, Simon Meyers; director of episodes 1-3 and co-director of episodes 4-12, Sam Miller (Miller also serves as an executive producer on episodes 1-3); production companies, Various Artists Ltd and FALKNA Productions. I MAY DESTROY YOU is a co-production between HBO and BBC and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, excluding the UK and Ireland where the series will be distributed by BBC Studios.



REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER May 22 Lineup





REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER May 22 Lineup

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER continues its 18th season FRIDAY, MAY 22 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), with a replay at 12:30 a.m., exclusively on HBO. Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show, which is currently being filmed remotely from his home, includes virtual one-on-one interviews with guests. This week’s guests include three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and New York Times columnist, Thomas Friedman; family physician and bestselling author, Dr. Cate Shanahan; and Academy Award-winning filmmaker and podcast host, Michael Moore.

The show is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.

Politico has hailed Maher as “a pugnacious debater and a healthy corrective to the claptrap of cable news,” while Variety noted, “There may not be a more eclectic guest list on all of television.”

Maher headlined his first special on the network in 1989 and has starred in 11 HBO solo specials to date.

The executive producers of REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER are Bill Maher, Sheila Griffiths, Marc Gurvitz, Dean Johnsen, Billy Martin; co-executive producer, Chris Kelly; producer, Matt Wood; director, Paul Casey.



REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL Returns Tuesday, May 26





REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL Returns Tuesday, May 26

Gumbel is Joined by NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts & MLBPA Executive Director Tony Clark for Virtual Roundtable Discussion

HBO’s REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL returns for an all-new episode TUESDAY, MAY 26 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. The 277th episode is highlighted by a virtual roundtable discussion led by Gumbel, who is joined by players’ association chiefs DeMaurice Smith (NFL), Michele Roberts (NBA), and Tony Clark (MLB) to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the re-start of professional sports in America.

For up-to-the-minute updates about REAL SPORTS, follow on Twitter at @RealSportsHBO or join the conversation using #RealSports, and on HBO.com/realsports and facebook.com/realsports.

The production of this month’s episode adheres to social distancing guidelines.

Additional segments include:

*Sports Leagues & COVID-19. Correspondent David Scott examines some of the questionable decisions that leagues, and teams have made since their seasons shut down due to the pandemic.
Producers: Nick Dolin, Chapman Downes, Josh Fine, Max Gershberg.

*Korean Baseball Organization. As the U.S. grapples with how to bring back professional sports amidst a pandemic, one nation serves as a model: South Korea, where the wildly popular Korean Baseball Organization returned earlier this month. Correspondent Jon Frankel interviews current and former KBO players and public health experts about the country’s remarkable turnaround and what it could mean for Major League Baseball and American sports in general.
Producers: Jordan Kronick, Matt Maranz.

*Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. A few months after winning the Super Bowl with the Kansas City Chiefs, starting offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is now on the front lines helping to save lives amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. As the virus spread across the world, Duvernay-Tardif turned to his second occupation as a medical professional, volunteering at a long-term healthcare facility in his native Quebec, covering shifts for overworked and overtaxed healthcare workers who are fighting the pandemic. Duvernay-Tardif speaks with Andrea Kremer about his experience on the front lines, and when it will be safe for sports to return.
Producers: Chapman Downes, Evan Burgos.

The executive producers of REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL are Peter Nelson and Joe Perskie.



HBO Europe’s Gripping Czech Espionage Drama THE SLEEPERS Premieres In The U.S. May 18





HBO Europe’s Gripping Czech Espionage Drama THE SLEEPERS Premieres In The U.S. May 18

The Series Was One Of Six Global Shows Selected As Part Of Toronto International Film Festival’s 2019 Prime Time Section, Where It Had Its North American Debut

THE SLEEPERS, a six-part drama series from HBO Europe follows an incredible story taking place at the end of 1989 in Czechoslovakia when the Soviet Empire was crumbling – an era which has rarely been documented on screen. In the midst of the Velvet Revolution, which brought 40 years of Moscow’s dominance in the country to an end, an ordinary woman gets caught between the two worlds of State Security and the dissidents. She is gradually forced to uncover unexpected secrets kept by both.

The series will be available to U.S. subscribers starting MONDAY, MAY 18 on HBO GO, HBO NOW, and partners’ streaming platforms. It will also be available on HBO via HBO Max when the new streaming bundle launches on May 27th.

The story opens in London, October 1989, where a married couple, Marie (Tatiana Pauhofova) and Viktor (Martin Mysicka), who defected from Czechoslovakia under dramatic circumstances 12 years ago, are on their way to Prague. Marie, a professional violinist, longs to see her family again, but Viktor’s motives are less clear. Both anticipate that after the political turmoil in East Germany, Hungary and Poland, the winds of change will soon sweep across Czechoslovakia as well. But it doesn’t take long for them to realize that that time hasn’t yet arrived. After an unexpected turn of events, Marie lies unconscious in a hospital, and Viktor has disappeared without a trace. Worried and distressed, she ends up alone, in a country she doesn’t understand anymore, and which doesn’t understand her.
At the project’s helm is internationally celebrated director Ivan Zacharias who notably served as lead director on HBO Europe’s acclaimed mini-series WASTELAND; also available on the service. Cast members include Hattie Morahan (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Alice Through The Looking Glass”) David Nykl (“Arrow,” “Stargate: Atlantis”) Martin Hofmann and Lenka Vlasakova. THE SLEEPERS is the debut project from screenwriter Ondrej Gabriel.
HBO Europe’s producers include Tereza Polachova and Steve Matthews. Jan Bilek produces for Etamp Film.

Episodes include:

Episode 1
Marie (Tatiana Pauhofova) and Viktor (Martin Mysicka) return to Prague after 12 years in exile. But suddenly Viktor disappears in dramatic circumstances and Marie must find him in a Czechoslovakia that is far from being free – and with the spy agencies of several countries watching her every move…

Episode 2
Marie (Tatiana Pauhofova) gives Gerald (David Nykl) a second chance and meets the mysterious Alexandra (Anita Krausova) – and learns more than she bargained for about her missing husband. Meanwhile Berg (Martin Hofmann) continues to investigate against Vlach‘s (Jan Vlasak) explicit order, while his girlfriend Miluska (Kristyna Podzimkova) takes bigger risks than she should.

Episode 3
Marie enters the Soviet military zone on her own in search for clues to Viktor’s (Martin Mysicka) whereabouts. Berg (Martin Hofmann) tracks down the car that hit Viktor and Marie (Tatiana Pauhofova) and confronts Vlach (Jan Vlasak) with a shocking revelation.

Episode 4
In disguise Marie (Tatiana Pauhofova) loses herself in the city, avoiding her pursuers as she closes in on the truth about what happened to her and her husband. Berg‘s (Martin Hofmann) resolve will be tested in the military zone; Gerald (David Nykl) carries out his own investigations, while Susanne (Hattie Morahan) plans her revenge on him.

Episode 5
Marie (Tatiana Pauhofova) wakes up in a psychiatric ward where she is effectively imprisoned. Gerald (David Nykl) is desperate to resolve the situation with Viktor (Martin Mysicka) while Susanne (Hattie Morahan) hunts for them both. November 1989 comes and goes, a new regime runs the country and Marie’s dissident ex-boyfriend Petr (Petr Lnenicka), rises to power.

Episode 6
Czechoslovakia is free. Marie‘s ex-boyfriend, Petr (Petr Lnenicka), has a stellar career ahead of him as he begins a relationship with Miluska (Kristyna Podzimkova). Susanne (Hattie Morahan) thinks she holds all the cards but other sinister forces are at work – and finally Marie (Tatiana Pauhofova) must face the bitter truth about her husband

THE SLEEPERS is the latest programming to be made available to U.S. subscribers from HBO’s international partners, and joins a slew of fantastic programming already available on the service, including HBO Europe’s “Beforeigners” and “Shadows,” as well as HBO Asia’s “The Teenage Pyschic,” “Folklore” and “Food Lore,” and HBO Latin America’s “Psi,” “The Bronze Garden” and “He, She, They.”



HBO Announces Top 25 Semi-Finalists For The 2020 HBOAccess Directing Fellowship





HBO Announces Top 25 Semi-Finalists For The 2020 HBOAccess Directing Fellowship

HBO has selected the top twenty-five emerging directors for the semi-final round of the 2020 HBOAccess Directing Fellowship. The program supports directors who are interested in a career in television by giving them the opportunity to shoot a pilot presentation which will air on HBO, HBO GO, HBO NOW and HBO Max.

The application portal, which opened in February, accepted over 1,500 submissions. Directing fellows selected for the program typically take part in a series of master classes delivered by industry professionals which culminates into the production of a pilot presentation working with scripts from the HBOAccess Writing Fellowship. The goal is to prepare and position each director to helm their first episode of television.

However, due to the current disruption from COVID-19, the program will undergo some changes. “In light of the current gathering restrictions, we have made some exciting adjustments on how we are reimagining this program for 2020 and 2021,” said Kelly Edwards, Senior Vice President of Talent Development, WarnerMedia Entertainment. “With production temporarily halted, the program will be pivoting to a virtual workshop until restrictions are lifted. This will give us the opportunity to expand the program to include a larger class. Instead of three participants, we will invite up to ten finalists to participate in this year’s program. By delaying the selection of our 3 fellows to spring of 2021, we can accomplish two things at once – extending the opportunity to take part in the workshop to more candidates, and also allowing for more flexibility as things play out with regard to production.”

The 25 semi-finalists include: Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz, Brandon Broussard, Emil Gallardo, Devin E. Haqq, Tarik Jackson, Tiffany Kontoyiannis Guillen, Erin Lau, Huay-Bing Law, LeRon Lee, Denise Moreno, Afia Nathaniel, Faraday Okoro, Lanre Olabisi, Solomon Onita Jr., Rammy Park, Jessica Petelle, Eric Pumphrey, Aemilia Scott, Sarah Smith, Portlynn Tagavi, Sabina Vajrača, Zao Wang, Ashley Williams, Marielle Woods, and Hao Zheng.

Candidates advancing to the final round will be notified on June 1st.

The HBOAccess Writing and Directing fellowships alternate each year. Submissions for the 2021 HBOAccess Writing Fellowship will open on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 through FilmFreeway.

HBOACCESS DIRECTING FELLOWSHIP
Held in even calendar years, the HBOAccess Directing Fellowship selects 3 candidates to participate in a biennial program designed to foster diverse directing talent. The program includes a series of master classes which lead into the production of a pilot presentation. Instructed by industry professionals and mentored by HBO, HBOMax, and Turner executives, the program covers a variety of subjects ranging from the creative elements of telling a story through film and working with actors, to the technical aspects of production and post. Upon completion of the workshop the fellows are then given a budget and crew to direct a short presentation allowing them full immersion in a true industry production. Every directing fellow is given the opportunity to shadow an HBO, Turner, or HBOMax series. Silicon Valley, VEEP, Perry Mason, Deadwood, Ballers, and Insecure are just a few of the series which have participated in the program. Pilot presentations from this program have gone on to screen at SXSW, Tribeca Film Festival, the New Orleans Film Festival, Seriesfest, and a host of other premiere festivals around the country and garnered multiple awards. The 2014, 2016, and 2018 presentations currently air on all HBO platforms.

HBOACCESS WRITING FELLOWSHIP
Alternating with the Directing Fellowship and held in odd calendar years, the HBOAccess Writing fellowship is a year-long program which kicks off with a master class intensive covering story structure, character development, securing representation, as well as other topics to help the fellows succeed in the industry. Following the workshop, participants are mentored by HBO creative executives as they develop a full-length pilot script. The scripts are then optioned for consideration for the directing program.



Anthology Series ROOM 104 Returns For Fourth And Final Season July 24





Anthology Series ROOM 104 Returns For Fourth And Final Season July 24

ROOM 104 returns for its fourth and final season FRIDAY, JULY 24 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on HBO. Created by Mark and Jay Duplass (HBO’s “Animals.” and “Togetherness”), the late-night, half-hour anthology series returns with 12 new episodes, each telling a unique and unexpected tale of the characters who pass through a single room of a typical American chain motel. While the setting stays the same, every episode of the series features a different story, with the tone, plot, characters, and even the time period, changing with each installment.

The series will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.

Exploring a variety of genres, from dark comedy to sci-fi, to the series’ first ever animated episode and original songs, this season will continue to surprise viewers week to week. The premiere episode will be the first time in the series that Mark Duplass stars, writes, directs and performs original music. Stories and characters featured in season four include: an estranged performer giving a one-night-only performance; a woman battling her dark past with addiction; a dollhouse; transporting back in time; and more. Providing one last glimpse into the lives of the guests in Room 104, the final season of the genre bending, and risk-taking anthology proves to be another showcase of writing, performing and directing.

The season four cast includes (in order of appearance): Mark Duplass, Hari Nef, Logan Miller, Jillian Bell, Jon Bass, Dave Bautista, Melissa Fumero, Vivian Bang, Finn Roberts, Adam Shapiro, Breeda Wool, Kevin Nealon, Erinn Hayes, Ron Funches, Sadie Stanley, Shannon Purser, Kendra Carelli, Benjamin Papac, Alison Jaye, Tim Granaderos, Oliva Crocicchia, Harvey Guillen, Gary Cole, Linda Lavin, Jennifer Kim, Kevin McKidd, Desean Terry, Suzanne Nichols, Leonardo Nam, Lily Gladstone, Jordyn Lucas, Natasha Perez, Jake Green, Ntare Mwine, Rebecca Hazlewood, and Susan Park.

Season four directors include: Mark Duplass, Karan Soni, Ross Partridge, Jenée LaMarque, Mel Eslyn, Lauren Budd, Natalie Morales, Patrick Brice, Julian Wass and Sydney Fleischmann.

Season four writers include: Mark Duplass, Jenée LaMarque, Lauren Parks, Mel Eslyn, Lauren Budd, Bryan Poyser, and Julian Wass.

Season four credits: ROOM 104 was created by Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass; executive producers, Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, Sydney Fleischmann, Mel Eslyn and Tyler Romary; co-executive producer, Julian Wass.



Documentary News Series  AXIOS Continues May 11





Documentary News Series  AXIOS Continues May 11

AXIOS continues with a new episode MONDAY, MAY 11 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO featuring its insightful and news making interviews with top leaders and decision makers from a range of industries including politics, technology, and business. Directed and produced by Emmy® winners Matthew O’Neill and Perri Peltz, the program features Axios’ signature “Smart Brevity” analysis, exclusive documentary-style reporting and in-depth conversations on the topics and trends shaping America.

This week’s episode features:
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence
Salesforce founder, Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Physician, lawyer and bioethicist Dr. Jacob M. Appel

The show is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.

AXIOS is a co-production of HBO Documentary Films, AXIOS and DCTV; executive produced by Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen, Roy Schwartz & Evan Ryan; directed and produced by Perri Peltz and Matthew O’Neill.