HBO Max Presents The TRANSlation Summit, Taking Place November 17-19





HBO Max Presents The TRANSlation Summit, Taking Place November 17-19 In Celebration Of The Debut Of “Transhood” And Transgender Awareness Week

TRANSHOOD, A Documentary On The Lives Of Four Young People And Their Families As They Navigate Growing Up Transgender In America’s Heartland, Is Available On HBO And To Stream On HBO Max

In celebration of the premiere of TRANSHOOD and Transgender Awareness Week, HBO Max is excited to announce the TRANSlation Summit. The TRANSlation Summit will offer candid conversations about and catering to the transgender community, their families and their allies to create increased inclusivity and understanding about the trans experience. The summit will take place November 17-19 at 7:00pm ET and can be viewed through HBO’s YouTube channel.

To establish an informed, safe space for education and conversation around what it means to raise transgender children in America today, HBO Max partnered with Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Family Equality, and PFLAG National to launch a three-day virtual seminar that will bring people together for a series of informative, open-minded sessions and discussions. Each day will feature a keynote speaker followed by three moderated panel conversations. The summit will also lean into a different theme for each day: transitioning, growing up trans and advocacy.

Filmed over the course of five years in Kansas City, TRANSHOOD is an inspiring chronicle of the lives of four young people and their families as they each navigate growing up transgender in America’s heartland. The documentary offers a long-range insight into the unique journeys of four transgender youths (ages 4, 7, 12 and 15 at the start of filming) as they redefine “coming of age” and share personal realities of how gender expression is reshaping their American families. Moving and thought-provoking, the film explores how these families struggle and stumble through parenting, and how the kids are challenged and transformed as they experience the complexity of their identities.

Viewers can also celebrate Transgender Awareness Week (November 13-19) by exploring stories of love, joy and resistance on HBO Max. In addition to TRANSHOOD, highlights of some of the titles available to stream include Max Originals like “Veneno” (available November 19) and “Equal,” HBO series “Euphoria” and “We Are Who We Are,” HBO documentaries “Suited” and “The Trans List” and short film “Full Beat,” plus HBO Latin America’s “Todxs Nosotrxs (He, She, They.)”

The summit is another moment presented by Human By Orientation. HBO Max’s Human By Orientation platform elevates and celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community, encouraging people to express their proudest, queerest selves. Through HBO and HBO Max’s year-round programming, we create fearlessly queer spaces that aim to expand dialogue and uplift the community.

Human By Orientation will continue to be a focus in 2021, creating digital content and community via social media, and will grow alongside expanding queer-centric programs. You can follow Human By Orientation on Instagram at @HumanByOrientation and on Twitter at @HumanBy_O.

The TRANSlation Summit will be hosted by model, trans rights activist and singer-songwriter, Laith Ashley, and will feature keynote speakers, including trans D1 NCAA men’s athlete, Schuyler Bailar, and trans journalist and activist, Ashlee Marie Preston. Talent from TRANSHOOD will also be featured as moderators and panelists throughout the summit.

For more information and support regarding transgender youth and more, please refer to this resource page for a list of organizations and an accompanying discussion guide for watching and talking about the film.



HBO’s “Transhood” Debuts November 12





HBO’s “Transhood” Debuts November 12
Filmed over the course of five years in Kansas City, the documentary is an inspiring chronicle of the lives of four young people and their families as they each navigate growing up transgender in America’s heartland.
[via press release from HBO]
HBO’s TRANSHOOD Debuts November 12

Groundbreaking Documentary Follows Four Transgender Young People And Their Families Over The Course Of Five Years

Filmed over the course of five years in Kansas City, TRANSHOOD is an inspiring chronicle of the lives of four young people and their families as they each navigate growing up transgender in America’s heartland. Debuting THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12 (9:00-10:45 p.m. ET/PT), the documentary offers a long-range insight into the unique journeys of four transgender youths (ages 4, 7, 12 and 15 at the start of filming) as they redefine “coming of age” and share personal realities of how gender expression is reshaping their American families. Moving and thought-provoking, the film explores how these families struggle and stumble through parenting, and how the kids are challenged and transformed as they experience the complexity of their identities.

The film will be available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max.

Directed by Sharon Liese, produced by Sasha Alpert, and executive produced by Kimberly Reed, TRANSHOOD captures the nuanced and authentic stories of four courageous families. While every journey is different, they share their honest and varied experiences as the young people display incredible resilience, facing rejection from their peers, body dysphoria and escalating political rhetoric that strives to invalidate LGBTQ+ lives. All the while, the older kids navigate the minefield of adolescence. Sharing their most vulnerable moments, the parents reveal their ambivalence, doubts and missteps as they too transform over time.

Amid the politically and religiously conservative Kansas City community between 2014 and 2019, the parents grapple with their own adjustments to parenting while often facing resistance from extended family.

Through intimately shot verité footage of these families, TRANSHOOD takes us into the lives of:

· Jay, who we first meet at age 12 and matures markedly both physically and emotionally throughout the film, struggling with a painful “outing” by his peers. He starts hormone blockers and while his mother is supportive of that step, they argue about their differing views around the very personal issue of disclosure.

· Avery, who is 7 years old when the film begins, is eager to help change the world for other trans kids and, with her parents’ support, becomes a high-profile advocate, and National Geographic even features her picture on the cover of their issue on gender. Over the years, Avery grows wary of being in the public eye and makes her feelings known as she decides to pursue a different course.

· Leena, who we meet at age 15, takes her family and best friend on an unexpected emotional journey as she becomes increasingly uncomfortable with adolescence. As Leena deals with the disappointment of her first love and works towards becoming a fashion model, she also experiences her personal goal of gender confirmation surgery when she turns 19.

· Phoenix, who is a self-proclaimed “girl-boy” at 4 years old and later identifies as a girl but ultimately identifies as male by age 7. As Phoenix’s gender fluidity impacts the entire family, parents Molly and Zach struggle with their marriage and differing views on how to be the best parents to Phoenix.

Others featured in the film include pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Jill Jacobson, gender affirmation surgeon Dr. Marci Bowers, and others.

“Culture Closeup,” a supplemental special short, will accompany TRANSHOOD. The special features a conversation with two trans youths from the film, facilitated by a.t. Furuya of GLSEN, an organization championing LGBTQ issues in K-12 education. They discuss important moments in the film, the impact of having participated, and highlight the myriad experiences of other trans, nonbinary, gender-nonconforming and gender-expansive youth beyond what’s portrayed in the film. HBO has partnered with experts in the transgender and LGBTQ+ youth community to develop a discussion guide as well as educational resources, which will be available on HBO.com. In addition, HBO, in partnership with national LGBTQ+ organizations, is producing The TRANSlation Summit, designed to spark candid and informative conversations within the transgender community, their families and allies. The Summit will launch on November 17 and take place on HBO’s YouTube page, timed in conjunction with National Transgender Awareness Week.

HBO Documentary Films’ TRANSHOOD is directed by Sharon Liese; producers, Sasha Alpert and Sharon Liese; executive producers, Kimberly Reed, Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein; co-producer, Samantha Hake; supervising editor, Dava Whisenant; director of photography, Ty Jones; original music, Nathan Halpern, Chris Ruggiero. For HBO: executive producers, Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller; senior producer, Sara Rodriguez.



HBO Fall 2020 Programming Overview





ROOM 104 (Anthology Series)

Synopsis: Set in a single room of a typical American chain motel, this anthology series tells different stories of the assorted characters who pass through it. From creators and executive producers Mark and Jay Duplass, episodes range from comedy to drama to horror.
S4 Cast: 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.

S4 Credits: 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. 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.
Status: The fourth and final season debuted July 24; Series finale airs October 9.

LOVECRAFT COUNTRY (Drama Series)

Synopsis: From showrunner and executive producer Misha Green and ased on the novel of the same name by Matt Ruff, this series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he journeys with his childhood friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) on a road trip from Chicago across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father Montrose (Michael Kenneth Williams). Their search-and-rescue turns into a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and monstrous creatures that could be ripped from an H.P. Lovecraft paperback.

Cast: Jurnee Smollett, Jonathan Majors, Aunjanue Ellis, Abbey Lee. Jada Harris, Wunmi Mosaku, and Michael Kenneth Williams. Recurring guests include Courtney B. Vance, Jamie Chung, Jamie Neumann, Jordan Patrick Smith, and Tony Goldwyn.

Credits: executive produced by Misha Green, J.J. Abrams, Jordan Peele, Bill Carraro, Yann Demange, Daniel Sackheim and David Knoller (executive producer on Episode 1); based on the novel by Matt Ruff. Produced by afemme, Inc., Bad Robot Productions and Monkeypaw Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Status: Debuts August 16; Finale airs October 18

WE ARE WHO WE ARE (Drama Series)

Synopsis: Academy Award-nominated Luca Guadagnino brings his unique cinematic style to television for the first time with this eight-episode series. A story about two American kids who live on a U.S. military base in Italy, the series explores friendship, first-love, and identity, and immerses the audience in all the messy exhilaration and anguish of being a teenager – a story which could happen anywhere in the world, but in this case, happens in this little slice of America in Italy. The series was an official selection of the 2020 Cannes Film Festival Directors’ Fortnight.

Cast: Chloë Sevigny, Jack Dylan Grazer, Alice Braga, Jordan Kristine Seamón, Kid Cudi, Faith Alabi, Spence Moore II, Francesca Scorsese, Ben Taylor, Corey Knight, Tom Mercier and Sebastiano Pigazzi.
Credits: An HBO-Sky co-production; showrunner, executive producer, writer, director Luca Guadagnino; executive produced by Lorenzo Mieli for The Apartment and Mario Gianani for Wildside, both Fremantle companies, with Small Forward, alongside Guadagnino, Elena Recchia, Nick Hall, Sean Conway, and Francesco Melzi d’Eril; Paolo Giordano and Francesca Manieri write alongside Guadagnino. International Distributor: Fremantle.

Status: Debuts September 14.

THE THIRD DAY (Limited Series)

Synopsis: Told over the first three episodes, “Summer” stars Jude Law as Sam, a man who is drawn to a mysterious Island off the British coast where he encounters a group of islanders set on preserving their traditions at any cost. “Winter” unfolds over the latter three episodes and stars Naomie Harris as Helen, a strong-willed outsider who comes to the island seeking answers, but whose arrival precipitates a fractious battle to decide its fate.

Cast: Jude Law, Naomie Harris, Katherine Waterston, Emily Watson and Paddy Considine.

Credits: THE THIRD DAY is a co-production between Sky and HBO. It is the first original drama to be produced by Sky’s new production house, Sky Studios, in conjunction with Plan B Entertainment, the world-renowned immersive theatre company Punchdrunk and Dennis Kelly (“Utopia,” “Pulling”). Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Felix Barrett and Dennis Kelly executive produce.
Status: Debuts September 14.

COASTAL ELITES (Special)

Synopsis: Produced entirely under quarantine, this brand-new special, features an all-star cast playing characters from New York to Los Angeles coping with politics and the pandemic. The special tells stories of breaking down and breaking through that are funny, searing, poignant and now.

Cast: Stars Bette Midler, Kaitlyn Dever, Dan Levy, Sarah Paulson and Issa Rae.

Credits: Written by Paul Rudnick; Directed by Jay Roach; Executive producers, Paul Rudnick, Jay Roach, Jeffrey Seller, Flody Suarez, Scott Chaloff and Michelle Graham.

Status: Debuts September 2020.

THE UNDOING (Limited Drama Series)

Synopsis: The six-part limited series stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant as Grace and Jonathan Fraser who are living the only lives they ever wanted for themselves. Overnight a chasm opens in their lives: a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and her family.

Cast: Stars Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Edgar Ramirez, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Matilda De Angelis, Lily Rabe, Noma Dumezweni, Noah Jupe, Sofie Gråbøl and Donald Sutherland.

Credits: Directed by Susanne Bier; created and written for television by David E. Kelley, who also serves as showrunner; executive produced by Susanne Bier, David E. Kelley through David E. Kelley Productions, Nicole Kidman and Per Saari through Blossom Films, Bruna Papandrea through Made Up Stories, Stephen Garrett and Celia Costas; based on the novel “You Should Have Known,” by Jean Hanff Korelitz.
Status: Debuts this fall.

HIS DARK MATERIALS (Drama Series)

S2 Synopsis: Lord Asriel has opened a bridge to a new world, and, distraught over the death of her best friend, Lyra follows Asriel into the unknown. In a strange and mysterious abandoned city she meets Will, a boy from our world who is also running from a troubled past. Lyra and Will learn their destinies are tied to reuniting Will with his father but find their path is constantly thwarted as a war begins to brew around them. Meanwhile, Mrs. Coulter searches for Lyra, determined to bring her home by any means necessary.

Cast: Series regulars include Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, James McAvoy, Clarke Peters, James Cosmo, Anne-Marie Duff, Will Keen and Ariyon Bakare. Voice cast includes Helen McCrory, David Suchet, Cristela Alonzo, Kit Connor, Brian Fisher and Joe Tandberg.

Credits: HIS DARK MATERIALS is produced by Bad Wolf in association with New Line Cinema for BBC One and HBO. Executive producing the series are Jane Tranter, Dan McCulloch, Joel Collins and Julie Gardner for Bad Wolf; Philip Pullman, Jack Thorne, Tom Hooper; Deborah Forte, Toby Emmerich and Carolyn Blackwood for New Line Cinema; and Ben Irving and Piers Wenger for the BBC.
Status: Season 2 debuts this fall.

INDUSTRY (Drama Series)

Synopsis: From first-time creators Mickey Down and Konrad Kay, the series follows a group of young graduates competing for a limited number of permanent positions at a leading international investment bank in London. Industry gives an insider’s view of the blackbox of ‘high finance’ through the eyes of an outsider – Harper Stern, a talented young woman from upstate New York. Fueled by ambition, youth, romance and drugs, INDUSTRY examines issues of gender, race, class, and privilege in the workplace as five impressionable young minds begin to forge their identities within the pressure cooker environment and sensory blitz of Pierpoint & Co’s trading floor, where meritocracy is promised but hierarchy is king.

Cast: Myha’la Herrold, Marisa Abela, Harry Lawtey, David Jonsson, Nabhaan Rizwan, Conor MacNeill, Freya Mavor, Will Tudor And Ken Leung.

Credits: Created and executive produced by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay; Executive produced by Jane Tranter, Lachlan MacKinnon, Ryan Rasmussen, David Davis and by Ben Irving for BBC; Co-Executive produced by Ed Lilly; Produced by Lee Thomas. Produced for HBO / BBC by Bad Wolf. Writers: Konrad Kay, Mickey Down, Sam H. Freeman, Kate Verghese. Directors: Lena Dunham, Ed Lilly, Tinge Krishnan, Mary Nighy

Status: Debuts this fall.

THE PERFECT WEAPON (Documentary)

Synopsis: Based on a best-selling book by New York Times national security correspondent David E. Sanger, The Perfect Weapon explores the rise of cyber conflict as the primary way nations now compete with and sabotage one another. As fear mounts about how potential cyberattacks will affect 2020 elections in the U.S., the film features interviews with top military, intelligence and political officials and includes on-the-ground reporting from the frontlines of the cyber wars.
Credits: directed by John Maggio; executive producers, John Maggio, Josh Tyrangiel and David E. Sanger.
Status: Debuts this fall.

AMERICAN UTOPIA (Special)
Synopsis: HBO will present the filmed version of the acclaimed Broadway show “David Byrne’s American Utopia,” directed by Academy Award winning director Spike Lee. DAVID BYRNE’S AMERICAN UTOPIA is a unifying musical celebration that inspires audiences to connect to each other and to the global community. This one-of-a-kind, dynamic film gives audiences around the world access to Byrne’s electrifying Broadway show that played to sold-out, record-breaking audiences during its run from October 2019 to February 2020 at Broadway’s Hudson Theater.

Credits: Participant, River Road Entertainment and Warner Music Entertainment are executive producing and financing the project, with Participant as lead; Produced by David Byrne’s Todomundo and Lee’s Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks production companies; Executive produced by RadicalMedia. David Byrne and Spike Lee serve as producers. Participant’s Jeff Skoll, David Linde, and Diane Weyermann executive produce; along with Warner Music Group’s Len Blavatnik, David Bither, Charlie Cohen, and Kurt Deutsch; Bill Pohlad and Christa Zofcin Workman of River Road; and RadicalMedia’s Jon Kamen, Dave Sirulnick and Meredith Bennett. Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson and Patrick Catullo, who produced the Broadway production, also serve as executive producers.
Status: Debuts this fall.

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME (Special)
Synopsis: Based on Ta-Nehisi Coates’ #1 New York Times bestseller and originally adapted and staged by the Apollo Theater, the special will combine elements of that production, including powerful readings from Coates’ book, and will be directed by award-winning director and Apollo Theater Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes. Forbes, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Susan Kelechi Watson are also executive producers. Oscar-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams is producing. It will also incorporate documentary footage from the actors’ home life, archival footage, and animation.

Credits: Directed by Kamilah Forbes who also serves as executive producer; executive produced by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Susan Kelechi Watson; produced by Roger Ross Williams. Williams’ production company ONE STORY UP produces.

Status: Debuts this fall.

HOW TO WITH JOHN WILSON (Unscripted Comedy Series)
Synopsis: This first-person documentary series is hosted by an anxious New Yorker who attempts to give everyday advice while dealing with his own personal issues. Acting as both cameraman and narrator, John covertly documents the lives of fellow New Yorkers in a comic odyssey of self-discovery, inevitably making the audience comfortable with the awkward contradictions of modern life.

Cast: John Wilson

Credits: Executive Producer/Writer/Director/Narrator John Wilson; executive producer, Nathan Fielder; executive producer, Clark Reinking.

Status: Debuts this fall.

THE ART OF POLITICAL MURDER (Documentary)
Synopsis: Based on Francisco Goldman’s book of the same name and executive produced by Oscar winner George Clooney and Grant Heslov, this film tells the story of the 1998 murder of Guatemalan human rights activist Bishop Juan Gerardi, which stunned a country ravaged by decades of political violence. Just two days after presenting a damning report blaming the atrocities of the civil war on the Guatemalan military, Bishop Gerardi was found dead in his home. Fearing a cover-up, the church assembles a team of young investigators to take on the case. They begin to unearth a web of conspiracy and murder, entangling the upper echelons of the government. Directed by Paul Taylor and produced by Teddy Leifer.

Credits: Directed by Paul Taylor and produced by Teddy Leifer.

Status: Debuts this fall.

SIEMPRE, LUIS (Documentary)
Synopsis: First-time filmmaker John James’ film is an inspiring portrait of Luis A. Miranda Jr., a Puerto Rican migrant who helped shape New York politics for over three decades. When Luis A. Miranda Jr. left Puerto Rico for New York City in the 1970s, he had big dreams, but little did he know how far he’d go. Over the course of a year, Luis Miranda’s devotion to family and country propel him forward. Following the devastation of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, he helps plan relief efforts and manages the logistics behind bringing his son Lin-Manuel Miranda’s award-winning production of Hamilton to the island. With humor and heart, SIEMPRE, LUIS tells the story of a proud American.
Credits: Directed by John James

Status: Debuts this fall.

THE SOUL OF AMERICA (Documentary)
Synopsis: An exploration of the themes and stories from American history highlighted in Jon Meacham’s 2017 best-selling book, “The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels.” Directed by Katie Davison; produced by Kunhardt Films.

Credits: Directed by Katie Davison, produced by Kunhardt Films.

Status: Debuts this fall.

TRANSHOOD (Documentary)
Synopsis: Filmed over the course of five years in Kansas City, this film is an inspiring chronicle of the lives of four young people and their families as they navigate growing up transgender in America’s heartland. The documentary offers a long range understanding of four transgender youth (aged 4, 7, 12, and 15 at the start of filming) as they redefine “coming of age” and share personal realities of how gender expression is reshaping their American families. Directed by Sharon Liese.

Credits: Directed by Sharon Liese

Status: Debuts this fall.

BABY GOD (Documentary)
Synopsis: This film is a shocking examination of the work of a Las Vegas fertility specialist, the late Dr. Quincy Fortier, who assisted hundreds of couples struggling with difficulty conceiving and the many women he guided to pregnancy through the use of his own sperm without their knowledge or consent. The documentary follows several of his offspring as they grapple with new information about their origins, the scope of Fortier’s misdeeds, and the impact his genes have on how they view their own identities. Directed by Hannah Olson and executive produced by Academy Award nominees Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady.
Credits: Directed by Hannah Olson and executive produced by Academy Award nominees Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady.

Status: Debuts this fall.

CRAZY, NOT INSANE (Documentary)
Synopsis: Why do we kill? Why do some of us kill, and others resist the temptation? What makes a serial killer? Dr. Dorothy Otnow Lewis, a psychiatrist who’s worked with numerous serial killers, including Ted Bundy, has been looking to answer these questions for decades. Her controversial work with “multiples,” patients with Dissociative Identity Disorder, led her to develop a unified field theory of what makes a killer. Her research videotapes – which are shown here for the first time – show eerie transformations in violent individuals as they move from character to character. This film is directed and produced by Academy Award winner Alex Gibney (HBO’s “The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley,” “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief”).

Credits: Directed and produced by Alex Gibney.

Status: Debuts this fall.

THE 2020 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY (Special)
Synopsis: The two-hour exclusive special spotlights some of the most memorable names in music for the 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Cast: The inductees for 2020 are Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G. and T-Rex. The Ahmet Ertegun Award honorees are Jon Landau and Irving Azoff.
Status: Debuts November 7.

REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL (Sports Series)

Synopsis: REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL goes beyond wins and losses and statistical comparisons with an inside look at the modern world of sports, highlighted by unique and in-depth profiles on athletes and trailblazing newsmakers, timely investigative pieces and impactful global issues that shape and transform the athletic landscape. The monthly series has captured a total of 34 Emmy® Awards and has been a 19-time winner of the Sports Emmy® for Outstanding Sports Journalism.
Cast: Bryant Gumbel, Mary Carillo, Bernie Goldberg, Andrea Kremer, Jon Frankel, Soledad O’Brien & David Scott

Credits: Executive Producers: Peter Nelson and Joe Perskie.

Status: Season 26 began January 28. The series celebrated its 25th anniversary season this past April.

LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER (Series)

Synopsis: The only weekly news-oriented comedy series to be presented on Sunday night, this series takes a satirical look at news, politics and current events. Taped in New York a few hours before it debuts, the Emmy®-winning show features Oliver’s topical commentary on the previous week’s events, as well as addressing broader issues.

Cast: John Oliver hosts.

S6 Credits: Executive producers, John Oliver, Tim Carvell, Liz Stanton, Jon Thoday and James Taylor; director, Paul Pennolino. Writers, John Oliver, Tim Carvell, Daniel O’Brien, Owen Parsons, Charlie Redd, Joanna Rothkopf, Chrissy Shackelford, Ben Silva, Seena Vali, Mark Kramer, Johnathan Appel and Liz Hynes.

Status: Show is currently in its seventh season.

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER (Series)

Synopsis: This weekly live show is devoted to news and comedy, allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues. Editions debut Fridays at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT).
Cast: Bill Maher hosts.

S18 Credits: 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; associate producers, Chelsea Braun, Miles Leicher, Joaquin Torres; director, Paul Casey.
Status: Show is currently in its 18th season.

AXIOS (Documentary Series)

Synopsis: The bi-weekly series Axios continues with insightful and news making interviews with top leaders and decision makers from a range of sectors including politics, public health, 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.

Credits: Directed and produced by Emmy® winner Matthew O’Neill and Perri Peltz.

Status: The show is currently in its third season.

CINEMAX ORIGINALS

Cinemax originals are also available on demand and via MaxGo.com.

WARRIOR (Drama Series)

Synopsis: Based on the writings of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, this drama series is a gritty, action-packed crime drama set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 19th century. The series follows Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji), a martial arts prodigy who emigrated from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances. After proving his worth as a fighter, Ah Sahm becomes a hatchet man for the Hop Wei, one of Chinatown’s most powerful Tongs (Chinese organized crime family).
S2 Cast Regulars: Andrew Koji, Kieran Bew, Celine Buckens, Olivia Cheng, Dianne Doan, Dean Jagger, Langley Kirkwood, Hoon Lee, Christian McKay, Dustin Nguyen (also directing episode 6 of S2), Joe Taslim, Chen Tang, Jason Tobin, Miranda Raison, Joanna Vanderham, Tom Weston-Jones and Perry Yung.
S2 Credits: WARRIOR is produced for Cinemax by Perfect Storm Entertainment, Tropper Ink Productions and Bruce Lee Entertainment; created and executive produced by Jonathan Tropper. Justin Lin and Andrew Schneider executive produce on behalf of Perfect Storm Entertainment. Shannon Lee executive produces for Bruce Lee Entertainment. Executive produced by Brad Kane and Richard Sharkey. Co-executive produced by Kenneth Lin, Evan Endicott and Josh Stoddard.

Status: The second season debuts this fall.