‘Succession’ Finale leads HBO roundup in May

Sarah Snook, Jeremy Strong, and Kieran Culkin from HBO's Succession
A photo from the production of episode 404 of “Succession”. Photo: David M. Russell/HBO ©2022 HBO. All Rights Reserved.

At the fourth and final Succession premiere party, the cast and crew recalled their last days of shooting, with actress J. Smith-Cameron reflecting, “It was terrible. It was a lot of people bawling our eyes out. It’s very hard to say goodbye to Succession.”

Indeed, the wildly popular series ends this month the way only a few great shows go out: in its prime.

Showrunner Jesse Armstrong said that while deciding to end the show was difficult (he even mentioned “[hoping] someone would talk him out of it”) there seems to be a natural shape and “rightness” in bringing the story to a close. The finale will air May 28.


The cast of HBO's 'Succession'

While the end of Succession is the closing of a chapter, plenty of other things are coming to HBO Max this month – including the company’s rebrand to simply “Max”. Check out the list below and follow this link to add HBO Max to your DISH package today!


White House Plumbers Premieres May 1

* This five-part limited series imagines the behind-the-scenes story of how Nixon’s political saboteurs, E. Howard Hunt (Woody Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (Justin Theroux), accidentally toppled the presidency they were zealously trying to protect… and their families along with it.

100 Foot Wave Finale May 21 

*  This docu-series follows the decade-long odyssey of big-wave pioneer Garrett McNamara who, after visiting a small fishing village in Portugal, helped push the sport beyond the realm of imagination.

HBO Max Becomes Simply “Max” – May 23

The premium movie channel, HBO Max, will soon become 'max'.

* Same great HBO channels and On Demand favorites in addition to access to the Max app featuring an expanded catalog with new favorites in true crime, documentaries, food, home, lifestyle, and more.

Smartless Premieres May 23

* This docu-series follows Jason Batemen, Will Arnett, and Sean Hayes during their North American tour of their hit podcast.

Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai Premieres May 23

* Based on the cult classic movies, new animated series tells the story of how 10-year-old
Sam Wing met the young Mogwai called Gizmo.


Love & Death Series Finale May 25

* From David E. Kelley comes a story of two churchgoing couples enjoying small town family life in Texas – until somebody picks up an axe. Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Olivia Grace Applegate, and Jesse Plemons.


Barry Series Finale May 28

* As the show races to its big finale, Barry remains as violent, hilarious, and brilliant as ever.

The Other TwoPremieres May 29

* An aspiring actor and his sister Brooke, a former professional dancer, try to find their places in the world while wrestling with their feelings about their 13-year-old brother Chase’s sudden rise to internet fame.