After a blockbuster fall, HBO Max will slow down a bit in December — but that’s not to say there’s nothing worth streaming.
“South Side” (Dec. 8), starring Sultan Salahuddin and Kareme Young, returns for its third season. Blessed with an outstanding ensemble cast, this consistently hilarious blue-collar neighborhood comedy is a low-key highlight for HBO Max.
There’s also the third and final season of the fantasy epic “His Dark Materials” (Dec. 5), based on “The Amber Spyglass,” the final novel in Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy; Season 2 of the rebooted prep-school drama “Gossip Girl” (Dec. 1), which has teased the return of one of its OG characters: Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachenberg); and Season 4 of the superhero dramedy “Doom Patrol” (Dec. 8).
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streaming service also has the streaming premiere of Martin McDonagh’s latest acclaimed movie, “The Banshees of Inisherin” (Dec. 13), starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson; the four-part docuseries “Branson” (Dec. 1), chronicling the life of billionaire Richard Branson; Season 2 of “Random Acts of Flyness” (TBA), the Peabody Award-winning stream-of-consciousness series from artist, musician and filmmaker Terence Nance about the experience of being Black in America; and the recent CNN docuseries “The Murdochs: Empire of Influence” (Dec. 1).
Here’s the complete list of what’s coming and going, as of Nov. 22 (release dates are suubject to change):
What’s coming to HBO Max in December 2022
Date TBA:Random Acts of Flyness, Season 2 Premiere (HBO)
Dec. 13:10 to Yuma, 195710,000 B.C., 2008Black Sheep, 1996Branson, HBO Original Docuseries Premiere (HBO)Burn After Reading, 2008Can’t Hardly Wait, 1998Cheech & Chong’s Nice Dreams, 1981 (HBO)Cheech & Chong’s The Corsican Brothers, 1984 (HBO)Cheech & Chong’s Things Are Tough All Over, 1982The Children Act, 2017 (HBO)De Palma, 2015 (HBO)First Reformed, 2017 (HBO)Friends With Benefits, 2011Gossip Girl, Max Original Season 2 PremiereMadagascar: Escape 2 Africa, 2008 (HBO)The Murdochs: Empire of InfluenceGone Girl, 2014 (HBO)Green Room, 2015 (HBO)Hellraiser III Hell on Earth, 1992 (HBO)Hellraiser IV: Bloodline, 1996 (HBO)Hellraiser V: Inferno, 2000 (HBO)Hellraiser VII: Deader, 2005 (HBO)Hellraiser: Hellseeker, 2002 (HBO)Hellraiser: Hellworld, 2005 (HBO)A Hollywood Christmas, 2022Hook, 1991Into the Forest, 2015 (HBO)Krisha, 2015 (HBO)The Maze Runner, 2014 (HBO)My Fellow Americans, 1996 (HBO)Paradise (Paraíso), Max Original Season 2 PremiereThe Purge: Anarchy, 2014Redemption, 2013 (HBO)Reindeer Games, 2000 (Director’s Cut) (HBO)The Sea of Trees, 2015 (HBO)Sesame Street’s The Nutcracker, Max Original Special PremiereSmall Town Crime, 2017 (HBO)Sort Of, Max Original Season 2 PremiereStep Up All In, 2014 (HBO)Step Up Revolution, 2012 (HBO)Stomp the Yard, 2007Stomp the Yard: Homecoming, 2010Street Kings, 2008 (HBO)The Tomorrow Man, 2019 (HBO)Trumbo, 2015 (HBO)Two Can Play That Game, 2001Urban Cowboy, 1980¡Viva Maestro!, 2022Win Win, 2011 (HBO)
Dec. 2Blippi Wonders, Season 2BHank Zipzer’s Christmas Catastrophe, 2016Lellobee City Farm, Season 2
Dec. 4Under the Stars (aka Sous les étoiles), Max Original Premiere
Dec. 5His Dark Materials, Season 3 Premiere (HBO)
Dec. 6Amsterdam, 2022 (HBO)Batwheels Holiday Special: Holidays on IceBugs Bunny Builders Holiday Special: Looneyburg LightsSesame Street Mecha Builders Holiday Special: Yip Yip Tree Tree / The Snowman Scarecrow, Season 1Unveiled: Surviving La Luz del Mundo, HBO Original Docuseries Premiere (HBO)
Dec. 8Doom Patrol, Max Original Season 4 Premiere
South Side, Max Original Season 3 Premiere
Dec. 9Silos Baking Competition: Holiday Edition, SpecialTeen Titans Go! To The Movies, 2018 (HBO)
Dec. 10Atsuko Okatsuka: The Intruder, HBO Original Premiere (HBO)
Dec. 12Adult Swim Yule Log
Dec. 13The Banshees of Inisherin, 2022 (HBO)
Meet the Batwheels: The Best Present in the World, Season 1
Dec. 14Selling the HamptonsServing the HamptonsQueen of Versailles Reigns AgainTrixie Motel
Dec. 15Jugada Peligrosa (ex El Patrón del Balón, Goles Limpios Dinero Sucio), Max Original Premiere
Dec. 16Martin: The Reunion Special 2022Ranch to Table, Season 3
Dec. 22I Hate Suzie, Max Original Season 2 PremiereThe Head, Max Original Season 2 Premiere
Dec. 23Family Dinner, Season 3
Dec. 27The Man From U.N.C.L.E., 2015 (HBO)
Dec. 30The Established Home, Season 2This Place Rules, Original (HBO)
What’s leaving HBO Max in December 2022
Dec. 8Mortal Kombat, 2021 (HBO)
Dec. 13Spark: A Space Tail, 2016 (HBO)
Dec. 29Those Who Wish Me Dead, 2021 (HBO)
Dec. 3112 Rounds, 2009 (Unrated) (HBO)12 Rounds 2 Reloaded, 2013 (HBO)2 Guns, 2013 (HBO)Africa, 1999A Kind of Murder, 2016 (HBO)A Perfect PlanetA Simple Plan, 1998 (HBO)Against the Ropes, 2004 (HBO)Arbitrage, 2012 (HBO)Babylon A.D., 2008 (HBO)Baggage Claim, 2013 (HBO)Bend It Like Beckham, 2002 (HBO)Blue Planet IIBlue Planet: Seas of LifeBringing Out the Dead, 1999 (HBO)Chaplin, 1992Collision Course, 1989 (HBO)Damien Omen II, 1978 (HBO)Damsel, 2018 (HBO)Down Periscope, 1996 (HBO)Down With Love, 2003 (HBO)Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief, 2008 (HBO)DynastiesExtraction, 2015 (HBO)Frozen PlanetFast & Furious 6, 2013 (HBO)Harlem Nights, 1989Head Office, 1985 (HBO)Highlander, 1986 (HBO)Joyful Noise, 2012Life,1999Life Story, 1987Little Monsters, 1989 (HBO)Losing Isaiah, 1995 (HBO)Monster’s Ball, 2001 (Unrated)Nature’s Great EventsOdd Jobs, 1986 (HBO)Omen IV: The Awakening, 1991 (HBO)Ouija, 2014Planet EarthPlanet Earth IIReal Steel, 2011Ricochet, 1991 (HBO)Rocket Science, 2007 (HBO)Romancing the Stone, 1984Sabotage, 2014 (HBO)SerengetiSerengeti IISeven Worlds, One PlanetSpace Chimps, 2010 (HBO)Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back, 2010 (HBO)Starter for 10, 2006 (HBO)Sweet Dreams, 1985 (HBO)Switch, 1991 (HBO)That Awkward Moment, 2014 (HBO)The Chosen, 1981 (HBO)The Clearing, 2004 (HBO)The Counselor, 2013 (Extended Version) (HBO)The Final Conflict, 1981 (HBO)The Flight of the Phoenix, 1965The Hitcher, 1986 (HBO)The Hunt, 2020The Jewel of the Nile, 1985The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, 2003 HBOThe Mating GameThe Omen, 2006 (HBO)The Order, 2003 (HBO)The World’s End, 2013 (HBO)The X-Files: I Want To Believe, 2008 (Director’s Cut) (HBO)Thor: Tales of Asgard, 2011 (HBO)Thoroughbreds, 2017 (HBO)Voyagers, 2021