Here’s What’s Coming to and Leaving HBO NOW in April

     April 1, 2019


HBO has unveiled the list of films and TV shows that will be newly available to the streaming service HBO NOW in April, as well as those that will be departing. For those unaware, HBO NOW is the standalone streaming service for HBO, with which you can not only watch past and current seasons of HBO original programming, but also a number of library titles.

In the “new release” aisle this month, Spike Lee’s Oscar-winning BlacKkKlansman debuts on April 20th, while the smash hit romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians arrives on April 13th, the horror film The Nun debuts April 6th, and the YA sci-fi adaptation The Darkest Minds hits on April 27th.

If it’s older films you’re in the mood for, April 1st sees the arrival of A Time to Kill, October Sky, Mean Girls, and Ridley Scott’s brilliant director’s cut of his 2005 Crusades epic Kingdom of Heaven. On the HBO Originals side of things, April 6th brings the debut of the feature film Native Son, April 5th is when Season 2 of Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas arrives, and oh yeah, the final season of Game of Thrones starts on April 14th.


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As for what’s leaving HBO NOW, the terrific superhero movie Wonder Woman flies away on April 27th, while April 30th is closing time for the extended cut of Anchorman, the extended cut of Dances with Wolves, the catchy musical The Greatest Showman, Paul Thomas Anderson’s lush romantic drama Phantom Thread, Terrence Malick’s masterful The Thin Red Line, and the beginning and end of the Dark Universe with the Tom Cruise-fronted The Mummy.

Check out the full list of what’s new to and leaving HBO NOW below.

Original Programming:
Native Son (4/6)
Sesame Street: Julia’s Haircut (4/8)
VICE Special Report (4/19)
HBO First Look: John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum (4/23)
HBO First Look: Tolkien (4/25)
Entre Nos: Spot On, 2018 (4/26)
2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (4/27)

Series Premieres:
Golden Life, Season 3 Premiere (4/1)
Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas, Season 2 Premiere (4/5)
Game of Thrones, Season 8 Premiere (4/14)
Gentleman Jack, Series Premiere (4/22)
On Tour with Asperger’s Are Us, Six Part Docuseries Premiere (4/30)


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Series Finale:
Esme and Roy, Season 1 (4/27)

Theatrical Premieres: 
The Nun, 2018 (4/6)
Crazy Rich Asians, 2018 (4/13)
BlacKkKlansman, 2018 (4/20)
The Darkest Minds, 2018 (4/27)

Habana Boxing Club, 2018 (4/1)
El piedra (AKA The Stone), 2018 (4/5)
El paramo (AKA The Squad), 2011 (4/12)
Animal, 2018 (4/12)
Acusada (The Accused), 2018 (4/19)

Starting April 1:
A Fantastic Fear of Everything, 2012
A Time to Kill, 1996
A Walk in the Clouds, 1995
Annie Hall, 1977
Bananas, 1971
Ben, 1972
Color of Night (Director’s Cut Only), 1994
The Green Inferno, 2015
Griff The Invisible, 2011
Hannah and Her Sisters, 1986
Hoffa, 1992
I Am Sam, 2002
Jonah Hex, 2010
Just Wright, 2010
Kingdom of Heaven (Director’s Cut), 2005
The Little Rascals, 1994
Manhattan, 1979


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Mean Girls, 2004
October Sky, 1999
Pride, 2007
Repo Men (Extended Version), 2010
Slow Burn, 2007
Splice, 2010
Suffragette, 2015
Veronica Mars, 2014
Waking Ned Devine, 1998

Ending April 24:
Man on Fire, 2004

Ending April 27:
Wonder Woman, 2017