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

In the first full month of spring, HBO is showcasing the return of several popular original shows and a healthy dose of quality films, providing viewers a good amount of fresh content as the weather gets warmer.

As usual, the network’s new selections can be watched online via its HBO Now or HBO Go services, or on the cable channel itself.

On the original series front, there will be lots of laughs this April, as new seasons of two Emmy-winning shows — political comedy Veep and the hilarious tech startup-focused Silicon Valley — hit HBO’s platforms. Other HBO-made shows returning to cable boxes and the internet include a new season of psychiatry-focused drama Psi, and the final season of post-apocalyptic series The Leftovers.

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On the film front, HBO will premiere The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, an original movie that tells the tale of an African-American woman whose cells are used to create the first immortal human cell line.

Non-HBO originals worth catching in April include War Dogs, a film about American arms dealers in the Middle East that stars Jonah Hill and Miles Teller, and the critically hailed drama Slumdog Millionaire. Those looking for more of an escape from reality will enjoy the first installment of The Chronicles of Narnia series, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.

As with every month, April will mark the last breath for some films on HBO. Things worth catching before they go include action movies like Mad Max: Fury Road, zombie flicks like 28 Days Later and I Am Legend, and classic comedies like The Wedding Singer.

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.

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Arriving in April


  • Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
  • Be Kind, Rewind
  • Breaking Away
  • Cape Fear (1991)
  • Criminal Activities
  • Crimson Tide
  • Dragon Blade
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Herbie: Fully Loaded
  • Hollywood Ending
  • Kicks
  • Last Man Standing
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Operation Dumbo Drop
  • Play Misty for Me
  • Rat Race
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Speed Racer (2008)
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
  • The Deer Hunter
  • The Simpsons Movie
  • The Wild Life
  • Unforgiven
  • Urban Cowboy


  • Abortion: Stories Women Tell


  • Saving My Tomorrow Part 5


  • War Dogs


  • Search Party


  • Psi (Season 3 Premiere)


  • Suicide Squad


  • The Leftovers (Season 3 Premiere)
  • Veep (Season 6 Premiere)


  • Indignation


  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Saving My Tomorrow: Kids Love the Earth


  • Silicon Valley (Season 4 Premiere)


  • The Memory of Justice


  • 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
  • Victor Frankenstein
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