Coming and Going on HBO Now in April 2019

The much anticipated eighth and final season of Game of Thrones is coming to HBO in April, wrapping the epic series with six extra-long episodes. While that tends to dominate expectations, there are other highlights coming next month, notably the cable and streaming debuts of Spike Lee’s Oscar-winning BlacKkKlansman and the hit romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians.

Also coming in April is Native Son, a modern adaptation of the Richard Wright novel that comes to HBO direct from its debut at Sundance, the new series Gentleman Jack, a British period drama based on a true story, and the six-part docuseries On Tour with Asperger’s Are Us.

Older films returning to HBO include the historical drama Suffragette with Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep, Mean Girls with Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams, the director’s cut of Kingdom of Heaven, and Woody Allen’s Annie Hall, Manhattan, and Hannah and Her Sisters.

Among the films leaving at the end of April are Wonder Woman, Analyze This and Analyze That with Billy Crystal and Robert De Niro, extended editions of Dances with Wolves and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, and a sing-along version of The Greatest Showman.

Here’s the complete calendar of what’s coming to HBO Now, HBO Go, and HBO On Demand in April—original programming, first run movies, and films from the past couple of decades—and what’s leaving.

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) 

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)
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)

Ending April 30:
American Loser (2011)
Analyze That (2002)
Analyze This (1999)
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Extended Version) (2004)
Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)
Cop Car (2015)
Dances with Wolves (Extended Version) (1990)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017)
Edge of Darkness (2010)
Father Figures (2017)
First Daughter (2004)
Four Christmases (2008)
The Greatest Showman (Sing-Along Version) (2017)
House of the Dead 2 (2006)
Invictus (2009)
The Lost Boys (1987)
Lowriders (2017)
The Midnight Meat Train (Unrated Version) (2008)
The Mummy (2017)
The Nutty Professor (1996)
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
Phantom Thread (2017)
Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)
Romeo Must Die (2000)
The Thin Red Line (1998)
The Truth About Charlie (2002)
U.S. Marshals (1998)

Dates are subject to change without notice.

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Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. He writes the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website, and his work appears at, Turner Classic Movies online, The Film Noir Foundation, and Parallax View.

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