Coming and Going on HBO NOW in August, 2015

The selling point of HBO NOW, the subscription streaming version of the pay cable channel, is the HBO original series and specials, but the service provides much more than that. It also offers movies, from brand new releases to older revivals.

Here’s what’s coming to HBO NOW in August, and what’s leaving.

New original shows and specials:
Back on Board: Greg Louganis (8/4)
Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Houston Texans (8/12*)
Show Me a Hero: Part 1 & Part 2 (8/16)
Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl, Interrupted (8/22)
Show Me a Hero: Part 3 & Part 4 (8/23)
Show Me a Hero: Part 5 & Part 6 (8/30)
*Episodes of Hard Knocks will debut on HBO NOW the morning after airing on HBO linear.

Season finales:
True Detective: Season 2 (8/9)
Ballers: Season 1 (8/23)
The Brink: Season 1 (8/23)

Feature film debuts:
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Innocence) (8/1)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (8/8)
The Theory of Everything (8/15)
Dumb and Dumber To (8/22)
Kill the Messenger (8/29)

Also available on HBO NOW August 1:
Charlie’s Angels
Dances with Wolves
A Fish Called Wanda
Four Weddings and a Funeral
John Tucker Must Die
Meet the Parents
An Officer and a Gentleman
Veronica Mars

Leaving August 31:
Broken Arrow
Ender’s Game
Enemy of the State
Enough Said
Eyes Wide Shut
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
The Other Woman
The Wolverine

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.