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HBO Has Dropped a Peek at 'The Penguin', 'IT' Prequel 'Welcome to Derry', and a Heap More 2024 and 2025 Shows

Also confirmed: 'The White Lotus', 'The Last of Us' and 'Euphoria' won't be back until 2025.
By Sarah Ward
December 07, 2023
By Sarah Ward
December 07, 2023

Across 2024 and 2025, the TV-watching groove in your couch is only going to get deeper, especially if there's no sweeter streaming sound to your ears than the static of the HBO logo. The American cable network has just dropped a glimpse at a heap of shows that are on the way over the next two years, including brand-new titles, spinoffs from existing hits and returning favourites. There's only one trailer for the whole package, but a heap of must-sees are featured.

The sneak peek has arrived to promote HBO's own streaming service, which is now just called Max and isn't available in Australia or New Zealand as yet. Viewers Down Under can expect to catch the bulk of series teased on Binge, Foxtel and Neon — and it's a hefty list.

A first trailer for season two of House of the Dragon, has already been released ahead of its winter 2024 premiere, but the Game of Thrones spinoff unsurprisingly gets some attention in HBO's new clip. Yes, there be fire-breathing flying animals, plus long blonde locks.

Also popping up is The Penguin, which ties in with 2022's big-screen release The Batman, with Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin) reprising the show's titular role. Spanning eight episodes and designed to extend the Dark Knight's big-screen crime saga too, it too will drop next year.

Earlier in 2023, HBO revealed that it is also making an IT prequel series that's currently called Welcome to Derry, as set in Stephen King's go-to Maine town and stepping through the locale's scares before the terror that viewers have already seen. The end result won't arrive until 2025 and may have a new moniker by then, but the network's trailer includes the first footage of the show — red balloon and all, obviously.

Similarly on their way: 2024 returns for True Detective, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Tokyo Vice, The Sex Lives of College Girls, Hacks, Industry, My Brilliant Friend, Somebody Somewhere and The Jinx. Plus there's new unscripted comedy Jerrod Carmichael: Reality Show; the Robert Downey Jr (Oppenheimer)-led, Vietnam War-set spy thriller and farce The Sympathizer; Kate Winslet (Avatar: The Way of Water) in The Regime, which takes place within a European palace; and The Franchise, the latest series from Veep and The Thick of It's Armando Iannucci.

Can't wait for more The Last of Us, The White Lotus, Euphoria and And Just Like That...? You will actually have to, sorry. Even though they each get some love in the new HBO trailer, none will make a comeback until 2025 — mark your calendar now.

Watch HBO's 2024–25 roundup trailer below:

The above HBO shows don't have exact release dates yet — we'll update you when further details are announced.

Top image: Macall Polay/Max.

Published on December 07, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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