HBO reveals June 2020 programming schedule!
WarnerMedia has revealed the full list of HBO programs set to debut this June, including the highly-anticipated debut of the Perry Mason reboot, the conclusion of the Mark Ruffalo-starring miniseries I Know This Much is True and the premiere of the Cinemax espionage thriller Trackers.
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HBO June 2020 Programming Schedule:
TRACKERS (Cinemax Drama Series)
- Synopsis: An adaptation of internationally acclaimed author Deon Meyer’s crime novel, Trackers, shot entirely in South Africa, deftly interweaves three story strands into a sophisticated action-packed thriller that covers the length and breadth of the country, explosively colliding in Cape Town in a violent conspiracy involving organized crime, smuggled diamonds, state security, black rhinos, the CIA and an international terrorist plot.
- Cast: James Gracie, Rolanda Marais, Ed Stoppard, Sandi Schultz, Brendon Daniels, Trix Vivier, Thapelo Mokoena, and Sisanda Henna.
- Credits: Executive producers, Cobus van den Berg, Tim Theron, Jonathan Drake, Robert Thorogood, Deon Meyer; executive creative producer, Steve Maher; series producer, Rebecca Fuller-Campbell; directed by Jyri Kähönen; cinematography by Ivan Strasburg; adapted for television by Robert Thorogood from the novel by Deon Meyer; a Cinemax presentation of a Three River Fiction and Scene23 co-production in association with M-Net and ZDF.
- Air Date: The action series is set to debut on Cinemax on June 5.
YVONNE ORJI: MOMMA, I MADE IT! (Comedy Special)
- Synopsis: Interspersed with vibrant, personal footage shot in Nigeria, Yvonne’s native home, during a milestone trip in early January, this special takes an intimate, hilarious look at what being Nigerian-American means to Yvonne – from her international haggling addiction and having her phone tapped by her parents as a kid, to the fine line between cursing people out and putting curses on them. The special was filmed before a live audience at the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C.
- Cast: Yvonne Orji.
- Credits: Written, performed, and executive produced by Yvonne Orji; directed by Chris Robinson; executive produced by Michelle Caputo, Shannon Hartman, and DC Wade.
- Air Date: The comedy special is set to debut on June 6.
I MAY DESTROY YOU (New Series)
- Synopsis: Executive produced, written by and starring Michaela Coel, this new half-hour series is fearless, frank and provocative, and explores the question of sexual consent in contemporary life and how, in the new landscape of dating and relationships, we make the distinction between liberation and exploitation.
- Cast: Stars Michaela Coel. The cast also includes Weruche Opia, Paapa Essiedu, Aml Ameen, Adam James, Sarah Niles, Ann Akin, Harriet Webb, Ellie James, Franc Ashman, Karan Gill, Natalie Walter and Samson Ajewole.
- Credits: Executive producers for Various Artists Ltd, Phil Clarke and Roberto Troni; executive producer for FALKNA Productions/writer/director/star, Michaela Coel; producer, Simon Maloney; producer, Simon Meyers; director, Sam Miller (Miller also serves as an executive producer on episodes 1-3); production companies, Various Artists Ltd and FALKNA Productions. I May Destroy You is a co-production between HBO and BBC and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, excluding the UK and Ireland where the series will be distributed by BBC Studios.
- Air Date: The series is set to debut on June 7.
PERRY MASON (Drama Series)
- Synopsis: 1931, Los Angeles. While the rest of the country struggles from the Great Depression, this city is booming! Oil! Olympic Games! Talking Pictures! Evangelical Fervor! And a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong! Based on characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, this new series follows the origins of American fiction’s most legendary criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason (Matthew Rhys). When the case of the decade breaks down his door, Mason’s relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and just maybe, a pathway to redemption for himself.
- Cast: Matthew Rhys, Tatiana Maslany and John Lithgow star. The cast also includes Chris Chalk, Shea Whigham, Nate Corddry, Veronica Falcon, Jefferson Mays, Gayle Rankin, Lili Taylor, Juliet Rylance, Andrew Howard, Robert Patrick, and Stephen Root.
- Credits: Executive producers for Team Downey, Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, Amanda Burrell; writer/showrunner/executive producer, Ron Fitzgerald; executive producer, Joe Horacek; writer/showrunner/executive producer, Rolin Jones; director/executive producer, Tim Van Patten; co-executive producer Aida Rodgers; star/producer, Matthew Rhys.
- Air Date: The revival series is set to debut on June 21.
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I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK (Documentary)
- Synopsis: This six-part documentary series based on the book of the same name explores writer Michelle McNamara’s investigation into the dark world of a violent predator she dubbed the Golden State Killer. Terrorizing California in the 1970s and ‘80s, the Golden State Killer was responsible for 50 home-invasion rapes and 12 murders. This series gives voice to the survivors and their families, documenting an era when sex crimes were often dismissed or hidden in shame. A timely inquiry into our macabre preoccupation with true crime and a cautionary tale of the dangerous lure of addiction, the series is a riveting meditation on obsession and loss, chronicling the unrelenting path of a mysterious killer and the fierce determination of one woman to bring the case to light.
- Credits: A Story Syndicate Production, I’ll Be Gone In The Dark is a series by Liz Garbus; based on the book written by Michelle McNamara; directed by Liz Garbus, Elizabeth Wolff, Myles Kane and Josh Koury; producers, Elizabeth Wolff and Kate Barry; co-producers, Myles Kane and Josh Koury; executive producers, Liz Garbus, Dan Cogan, Michelle McNamara, Patton Oswalt and Dave Rath; co-executive producers, Paul Haynes and Billy Jensen. Michelle McNamara’s Words Read by Amy Ryan. For HBO: executive producers, Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller.
- Air Date: The documentary series is set to debut on June 28.
WELCOME TO CHECHNYA (Documentary)
- Synopsis: Welcome To Chechnya, directed by acclaimed writer and Oscar nominated director David France, shadows a group of brave activists risking their lives to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ campaign in the Russian republic of Chechnya. With unfettered access and a commitment to protecting anonymity, this documentary exposes these underreported atrocities, while highlighting an extraordinary group of people confronting deadly brutality.
- Credits: Directed by David France.
- Air Date: The documentary is set to debut June 30.
BULLY. COWARD. VICTIM. THE STORY OF ROY COHN (Documentary)
- Synopsis: This film offers an unflinching look at the infamous attorney who prosecuted Ivy Meeropol’s grandparents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and later argued persuasively for their execution in what became known as the “atomic spies” case. The film examines Cohn’s life as chief counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy in the late 1950s, through the 1980s when he became a darling of the Reagan White House, a rabid anti-homosexuality activist and political mentor to Donald J. Trump before meeting his death from AIDS in 1986. The film draws from extensive, newly unearthed archival material, recorded at the height of Cohn’s career as a power broker in the rough and tumble world of New York City business and politics.
- Credits: Directed by Ivy Meeropol.
- Air Date: The documentary is slated to debut sometime in June.
- Synopsis: Filmed over five years in Kansas City, this documentary follows four transgender kids – beginning at ages 4, 7, 12, and 15 – as they redefine “coming of age.” These kids and their families show us the intimate realities of how gender is re-shaping the family next door in a unique and unprecedented chronicle of growing up transgender in the heartland. The film is a nuanced story of how parents and children are challenged, transform, and sometimes find unexpected purpose in their identities as transgender families. Moving, surprising and inspiring, this story teaches us something new about being human.
- Credits: Directed and produced by Sharon Liese.
- Air Date: The documentary is set to debut on June 24.
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I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE (Limited Drama Series)
Synopsis: Mark Ruffalo stars as identical twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey in this family saga, which follows their parallel lives in an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness, set against the backdrop of 20th-century America. The six-episode limited drama series, written for television and directed by Derek Cianfrance, is based on Wally Lamb’s award-winning New York Times bestseller of the same name.
Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Melissa Leo, Rosie O’Donnell, Archie Panjabi, Imogen Poots, John Procaccino, Rob Huebel, Philip Ettinger, Aisling Franciosi, Michael Greyeyes, Guillermo Diaz, Marcello Fonte, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Goodman with Juliette Lewis and Kathryn Hahn.
Credits: Written for television and directed by Derek Cianfrance. Cianfrance executive produces along with Mark Ruffalo for Willi Hill Productions, Gregg Fienberg, Lynette Howell Taylor, Ben Browning & Glen Basner for FilmNation Entertainment, Anya Epstein, Wally Lamb; Jamie Patricof co-executive produces.
Air Date: The miniseries debuted on May 10 and is set to conclude on June 14.
BETTY (New Series)
- Synopsis: Based on Crystal Moselle’s critically acclaimed feature Skate Kitchen, this six-episode half-hour series follows a diverse group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male-oriented world of skateboarding, set against the backdrop of New York City.
- Cast: Stars Dede Lovelace, Moonbear, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, and Rachelle Vinberg, who all starred in the original film.
- Credits: Directed by Crystal Moselle; executive produced by Moselle, Lesley Arfin, Igor Srubshchik and Jason Weinberg.
- Air Date: The series debuted on May 1 and will air new episodes every Friday until its June 5 season finale.
INSECURE (Comedy Series)
- Synopsis: A new season that finds our favorite characters evaluating their relationships, new and old, in an effort to figure out who and what comes with them in the next phase of their lives.
- Cast: Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Natasha Rothwell, Amanda Seales, Kendrick Sampson, Alexander Hodge
- Credits: Created by Issa Rae & Larry Wilmore; executive produced by Issa Rae, Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky, Jonathan Berry, Amy Aniobi and Jim Kleverweis; co-executive producers, Laura Kittrell and Phil Augusta Jackson.
- Air Date: The show’s fourth season debuted April 12 and will run new episodes every Sunday until its June 14 season finale. The series has been renewed for a fifth season.
RUN (Comedy Series)
- Synopsis: Ruby, a woman living a humdrum existence, one day gets a text, inviting her to fulfill a youthful pact promising true love and self-reinvention, by stepping out of her life to take a journey with her oldest flame. Domhnall Gleeson appears as Billy Johnson, a successful life guru from a wealthy Irish family; born with the gift of the gab, he deftly combines a boatload of charisma with a boundless need for approval. Merritt Wever appears as Ruby Dixie, an American family woman who functions like clockwork, but feels like a fraud; having packed away her younger self for the sake of other people, she is finally taking steps to reinvent her path. Phoebe Waller-Bridge appears in a recurring role as Flick.
- Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Merritt Wever and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
- Credits: Executive producer/writer, Vicky Jones for DryWrite; executive producer/recurring role, Phoebe Waller-Bridge for DryWrite; executive producer, Emily Leo for Wigwam Films; executive producer/pilot director: Kate Dennis; produced for HBO by Entertainment One (eOne).
- Air Date: The series premiered on April 12 and airs new episodes every Sunday night.
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER
- Synopsis: This weekly live show is devoted to news and comedy, allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues.
- Cast: Bill Maher hosts.
- 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.
- Air Date: Season 18 of the series debuted on January 17 and airs new episodes every Friday night.
LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER
- 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.
- Credits: Executive producers, John Oliver, Tim Carvell, Liz Stanton, Jon Thoday and James Taylor; director, Paul Pennolino.
- Air Date: Seventh season debuted February 16, with new episodes airing Sunday night.
SESAME STREET (Children’s Series)
- Synopsis: Now in its fiftieth season, the award-winning show continues on HBO. For more than four decades, the series has helped children grow smarter, stronger and kinder by providing preschoolers with the gold-standard in quality educational programming.
- Credits: Executive producers, Brown Johnson, Benjamin Lehmann; senior producer, Stephanie Longardo; coordinating producer, Mindy Fila; producer, Karyn Leibovich; directed by Marilyn Agrelo, Ken Diego, Shannon Flynn, Benjamin Lehmann, Linda Mendoza, Alan Muraoka, Liliana Olszewski, Scott Preston, Matt Vogel, Nadine Zylstra; head writer, Ken Scarborough; writers, Molly Boylan, Warrick Brownlow-Pike, Jennifer Capra, Jessica Carleton, Geri Cole, Joe Fallon, Christine Ferraro, Liz Hara, Ron Holsey, Keion Jackson, Elizabeth Keyishian, Raye Lankford, Benjamin Lehmann, Andrew Moriarty, Max Nicoll, Carol-Lynn Parente, Luis Santeiro, Ken Scarborough, Belinda Ward.
- Air Date: The series is now in season 50 and airs new episodes every Saturday!
REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL (Sports Series)
- Synopsis: Winner of 34 Sports Emmys, and the only sports show to receive four Columbia University-duPont broadcast journalism awards, this monthly magazine program explores issues, controversies and personalities in the sports world with provocative reports.
- Cast: Host Bryant Gumbel is joined by correspondents Mary Carillo, Jon Frankel, Bernard Goldberg, Andrea Kremer, Soledad O’Brien and David Scott.
- Credits: Executive Producers, Peter Nelson, Rick Bernstein, Joe Perskie;
- Air Date: Season 26 began January 28, new episodes air every Tuesday.