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Here’s what’s new on HBO in October, and what’s going away

As fall grips the leaves across neighborhoods nationwide, HBO is turning too, adding a fresh new batch of shows and movies to its catalog. Between classic films, exciting new original series, and even a new nightly news program, HBO’s October lineup, available on the premium network and across its streaming services, offers something special for everyone.

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The bell of this month’s ball is the network’s much-anticipated new original series Westworld. A dark drama about artificial consciousness in a Wild West theme park, the new series should be a perfect complement to a month that is capped by Halloween.

Other new original shows hitting the service this month for the first time include Divorce, a series that stars Sarah Jessica Parker as a middle-aged woman who is reassessing her life, and Insecure, which centers of a black woman (played by comedian Issa Rae), who assesses her experiences in the modern world.

In addition to scripted shows, HBO furthers its partnership with Vice this October, launching a nightly news program called Vice News Tonight, which aims to go more in-depth than traditional cable-based newscasts.

Halloween-themed films abound this month, with extended cuts of I Am Legend and An American Haunting among the most notable scary movies hitting the service. There are some other excellent films coming to HBO, as well.

Popular comedy/superhero film Deadpool lands on HBO early in the month, as does Joy  with Jennifer Lawrence, which centers on a struggling entrepreneur.

As with every month, October will mark the end of some options on HBO. This month marks the last chance to see criticallyacclaimed films like JunoInherent Vice, and The Theory of Everything, as well as more lighthearted fare like Pitch Perfect 2 and Happy Feet. Even with a decent amount of quality films leaving late in October, the additions definitely seem to outweigh what will be taken away.

Follow us below for our list of the best new titles coming to HBO, and scroll on to the second page to see what’s going away.

Arriving in October


  • 28 Days Later
  • An American Haunting
  • Balls of Fury
  • Bride Wars
  • Cast Away
  • Cocktail
  • Cop Car
  • The Cowboy Way
  • Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles
  • Deadpool
  • Demolition Man
  • Drumline
  • Eastern Promises
  • I Am Legend
  • Jeepers Creepers
  • The Jewel of the Nile
  • John Carpenter’s Ghost of Mars
  • A Kid in King Arthur’s Court
  • The Kingdom
  • The Place Beyond the Pines
  • Poltergeist (1982)
  • Repo Man
  • Romancing the Stone
  • Spider-Man
  • Spider-Man 2
  • We Were Soldiers
  • The Wedding Singer


  • Westworld (Series Premiere)


  • Class Divide


  • Ride Along 2


  • Divorce (Series Premiere)
  • Insecure (Series Premiere)


  • VICE News Tonight


  • By The Sea


  • Joy


  • Magnifica ’70 (Season 2 Premiere)


  • Mr. Right


  • Gods of Egypt


  • Tracey Ullman’s Show (Series Premiere)


  • Poltergeist (2015)
  • Sesame Street — Halloween Episode
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