Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Cancel Your HBO Subscription Just Yet

Now that Game of Thrones has reached its conclusion, you may be tempted to cancel your HBO subscription. But wait! You don’t want to do that quite yet- at least not until you browse our list of some great shows set to air on HBO.

If you watch the preview to Chernobyl and still want to cancel HBO, then really, what’s wrong with you?

Close up of the HBO logo at the Game of Thrones Premiere | Liam McBurney/PA Images via Getty Images

‘Big Little Lies’

The beachfront town of Monterey, California holds secrets of murder and mischief. A star studded cast, including Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, and Alexander Skarsgard, tell the darkly comedic story of a group of moms that get caught up in rumors and tragedy. Big Little Lies explores the narrative of fractured relationships, the wealthy vs. not-so wealthy, perfection, and affairs.

When the show premiered in 2017, HBO planned for it to be a miniseries. However, viewers loved the show so much, that it was decided to change the format to a long running drama. Season two is set to air June 9.


This miniseries depicts the true story of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in the Soviet Union. Critics and viewers alike are obsessed with this dramatic reenactment of one of the worst man-made catastrophes the world has ever seen. In fact, Chernobyl has taken over IMDb as the highest rated TV series in history.

It covers the battle against the Soviet Union’s culture of disinformation and the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives to clean up the mess. According to Forbes, the general consensus is, “don’t cancel HBO until you at least watch Chernobyl.”

‘Deadwood: The Movie’

Premiering May 31, Deadwood: The Movie is the continuation of the much-loved series, by the same name. When the show was canceled over a decade ago, it ended on a cliffhanger, and fans have been waiting ever since for some kind of resolution. Deadwood: The Movie offers fans a look into how the town has changed since then. The residents of Deadwood reunite to celebrate South Dakota’s entrance into the Union as the 40th state.

The executive producer, Carolyn Strauss, told Entertainment that the film was about, “The toll of time on people. It’s mellowed some people and hardened others. And it’s about the town’s maturing and becoming part of the Union.”

If you were a fan of the original show, then you won’t want to miss Deadwood: The Movie.

‘The Outsider’

Based on the Stephen King novel by the same name, The Outsider is a new project for HBO. It tells the story of a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator looking into the murder of a local boy.

Because of an insidious supernatural force that edges its way into the investigation, they begin to question everything around them as real. According to Den of Geek, “The Outsider puts a mind-blowingly monstrous twist on traditional murder fiction.”

The series will consist of 10 episodes, which will cover the course of the story as outlined in the novel. HBO has not set a release date yet, but it’s expected for sometime in the latter half of 2019.

‘The Watchmen’

Based on the DC comic by the same name, The Watchmen takes place in an alternate history of the U.S., during the height of the Cold War. It follows a group of outlaw superheros investigating a murder of one of their own.

The show was created by Damon Lindelof, the same guy responsible for Lost. We don’t have a release date yet, but it should be out sometime this fall.

So there you have it, at least four big reasons why you still need your HBO subscription. And since HBO is releasing new shows all the time, there will always be something good to watch.