What's New on Max This October?
Stream the debuts of the second seasons of HBO originals "The Gilded Age" and "30 Coins" plus Max originals "Our Flag Means Death" and "Scavengers Reign"
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Stream The Debuts Of The Second Seasons Of HBO Originals "The Gilded Age" and "30 Coins" and Max Original "Our Flag Means Death"; Max Original "Scavengers Reign"; HBO Original Documentaries "The Ringleader: The Case of the Bling Ring" and "aka MR. CHOW"; Streaming Debut of Feature Film "Meg 2: The Trench"
Live Bleacher Report Sports Add-On Tier Launches on Max in U.S. on October 5
Max announces programming coming to the platform this October, including the debut of season two of THE GILDED AGE (10/29). The American Gilded Age was a period of immense economic change, of great conflict between the old ways and brand new systems, and of huge fortunes made and lost. Season two begins on Easter morning 1883, with the news that Bertha Russell's bid for a box at the Academy of Music has been rejected. Through the eight episodes of the season, we watch as Bertha challenges Mrs. Astor and the old system and works to not only gain a foothold in Society, but to potentially take a leading role in it. George Russell takes on his own battle with a growing union at his steel plant in Pittsburgh. In the Brook House, Marian continues her journey to find her way in the world secretly teaching at a girls school while much to everyone's surprise Ada begins a new courtship. Of course, Agnes approves of none of it. In Brooklyn, the Scott family begins to heal from a shocking discovery, and Peggy taps into her activist spirit through her work with T. Thomas Fortune at the NY Globe. This season will also see the return of the official companion podcast hosted by TCM's Alicia Malone and Tom Meyers from The Bowery Boys. Each week, they are joined by some of the cast and crew as they share exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews and dive deeper into the captivating storylines, intricate characters, and scandalous secrets that define this lavish era.
Season two of OUR FLAG MEANS DEATH (10/5) is based (very) loosely on the true adventures of 18th century would-be pirate Stede Bonnet (Rhys Darby). After trading the seemingly charmed life of a gentleman for one of a swashbuckling buccaneer, Stede became captain of the pirate ship Revenge. Struggling to earn the respect of his potentially mutinous crew, Stede's fortunes changed after a fateful run-in with the infamous Captain Blackbeard (Taika Waititi). To their surprise, the wildly different Stede and Blackbeard found more than friendship on the high seas... they found love. Now, they have to survive it.
DOOM PATROL (10/12) continues its fourth and final season with the Doom Patrol meeting old friends and foes as they race to defeat Immortus and get back their longevities. Battling between saving the world and each other, the Doom Patrol are forced to face their deepest fears and decide if they are ready to let go of the past in order to take their future into their own hands... and away from the zombie butts.
In season two of 30 COINS (10/23), most residents of Pedraza, a remote town in Spain plagued by inexplicable, demonic events, have lost their minds and are confined to a psychiatric hospital. Elena (Megan Montaner) lies comatose in a Madrid hospital bed; Paco (Miguel Ángel Silvestre), shattered by remorse, tries to take care of her. As horror intensifies around them, our group of heroes must face a mysterious new enemy (Paul Giamatti) - someone so perverse that even the devil fears him.
In the Max Original animated series SCAVENGERS REIGN (Oct.), when the Demeter ship suddenly reroutes and disappears, all passengers are presumed dead. Little do they know that there are survivors stranded on a mysterious foreign planet, crawling with exotic creatures. In this expansion of the animated 2016 short film "Scavengers," this series follows several groups of survivors as they attempt to navigate a way off this strange planet where the laws of physics as we know them do not apply.
In a candid, first-time interview with Rachel Lee, the so-called teenage mastermind behind a string of high-profile celebrity robberies in 2008 and 2009, THE RINGLEADER: THE CASE OF THE BLING RING (10/1), directed by Emmy(R)-nominated filmmaker Erin Lee Carr, examines the motivations of Lee and a group of her friends who broke into celebrity homes in Hollywood to ransack and steal, exploring the possible reasons behind her actions including mental health issues and addictions, as well as the climate of celebrity excess that fueled the teens, recontextualizing the events behind the sensational headlines.
AKA MR. CHOW (10/22) details the vibrant and varied life of Michael Chow. Born Zhou Yinghua in 1930s Shanghai, he would use creativity to triumph over childhood trauma, personal loss, and systemic prejudice, growing up to become the actor and artist before inventing a new identity, Mr. Chow, when he opens the first of his iconic restaurants. Having found fame and fortune in the West, Mr. Chow celebrates his Chinese roots and finds catharsis by returning to painting, reemerging as the artist M.
MEG 2: THE TRENCH (9/29) dives into uncharted waters with Jason Statham and global action icon Wu Jing as they lead a daring research team on an exploratory dive into the deepest depths of the ocean. Their voyage spirals into chaos when a malevolent mining operation threatens their mission and forces them into a high-stakes battle for survival.
Max and Warner Bros. Discovery Sports announced a Bleacher Report (B/R) Sports Add-On tier coming to Max starting Thursday, October 5. The Bleacher Report Sports Add-On package will deliver a full slate of premium live sports, including MLB, NHL, NBA, NCAA Men's March Madness, U.S. Soccer events, and The Match golf competition. It will also feature Emmy-winning shows like "Inside the NBA," live video content from B/R, select live international sports events, and extensive VOD content. This will mark the first time that fans will have access on streaming platforms, in addition to linear, to WBD's portfolio of premium live sports content, including more than 300 live games each year.
Max has a robust library of series and films to enjoy this October and Halloween season including the HBO Original horror series "30 Coins," fan-favorite Halloween films and series such as "The Exorcist," which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, "Evil Dead Rise," "Malignant," "Poltergeist," "Hereditary," "The Witch," "Coraline," "A Nightmare On Elm Street" franchise, AMC's "Fear The Walking Dead," "The Halloween Baking Championship," and more. Max is full of more spooky surprises coming just in time for Halloween. Stay tuned for our Halloween programming guide, creeping into your inbox soon.
Titles Coming to Max in October:
*Please note this list may not be comprehensive and is subject to change
3 Godfathers (1948)
Hostage 911, Season 1 (ID)
Bering Sea Gold, Season 11B (Discovery Channel)
BattleBots, Season 7B (Discovery Channel)
90 Day Fiance Pillow Talk: Before The 90 Days, Season 6 (TLC)
Jessica's Big Little World, Season 1 (Cartoon Network)
90 Day Fiance, Season 10 (TLC)
The Matthew Shepard Story: An American Hate Crime (ID)
No Accident (2023) (HBO)
Doom Patrol, Season 4 (Max Original)
Symon's Dinners Cooking Out, Season 5 (Food Network)
Naked and Afraid, Season 9C (Discovery Channel)
Wardens of the North (Animal Planet)
Good Bones, Season 8 (HGTV)
Candy Cruz (Max Original)
Beach Cottage Chronicles, Season 3 (Magnolia Network)
aka MR. CHOW (2023) (HBO)
30 Coins, Season 2 (HBO)
Restoration Road With Clint Harp, Season 4 (Magnolia Network)
Bargain Mansions, Season 5 (Magnolia Network)
The Haunted Museum, Season 2 (Travel Channel)
A Time to Kill, Season 4A (ID)
Mecha Builders (Cartoon Network)
The Gilded Age, Season 2 (HBO)
Titles Leaving Max in October:
*Please note this list may not be comprehensive and is subject to change
Rx Early Detection: A Cancer Journey with Sandra Lee (2018) (HBO)
Which Way Home (2009) (HBO)
To Your Eternity, Season 1 (Subtitled) (Otter)
The Bob's Burgers Movie (2022)
Legendary Nights: The Tale of Gatti-Ward (HBO)
Mr. Pickles (Adult Swim)
Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram (2018) (HBO)
John Lewis: Good Trouble (2020) (CNN)
13 Going on 30 (2004)
Source Warner Bros. Discovery
October 5, 2023 10:00am ET by Pressparty