- HBO’s biggest show, "Game of Thrones," ends on Sunday.
- But there’s still plenty to look forward to from the network this year, including "Big Little Lies" season two and "Watchmen."
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"Game of Thrones" ends on Sunday, but HBO still has plenty to offer the rest of the year.
The hit fantasy series has been HBO’s biggest show over the course of its eight seasons and the final season has been a ratings hit. The premium cable network is developing a prequel series, but in the meantime, viewers shouldn’t necessarily give up on HBO.
The second season of its Emmy-winning and star-studded drama, "Big Little Lies," premieres next month, and its first superhero series, "Watchmen," comes later this year from "Lost" and "The Leftovers" cocreator Damon Lindelof.
HBO is going through a turbulent period as "Game of Thrones" ends.
Former HBO CEO Richard Plepler resigned earlier this year, as did several other executives. After AT&T bought Time Warner last year, it promised big changes for the network in order to compete with Netflix.
HBO has always been known for the quality of its Sunday-night programming — from "The Wire" to "The Sopranos" — but AT&T wants to pump out more content, with plans to introduce two hours of prime-time original programming on Monday nights along with Sundays.
Beyond "Game of Thrones," HBO is hoping its upcoming lineup can satisfy audiences. Below are seven that we’re most looking forward to.
"Big Little Lies" Season 2
Release date: June 9
"Big Little Lies" was one of the best shows of 2017. After winning a handful of Emmys — including best limited series and acting awards for Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern — HBO announced it was developing a second season, this time with Meryl Streep joining the cast.
Description: "Based on Liane Moriarty’s bestselling book, and featuring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley, this darkly comedic series tells the tale of three mothers whose seemingly perfect lives unravel to the point of murder."
"Euphoria" Season 1
Release date: June 16
Zendaya, of "Spider-Man: Homecoming" fame, leads this upcoming teen drama produced by Drake. Yes, that Drake.
Description: "Following a group of high school students as they navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma and social media, the series will be executive produced by Drake, along with manager Future the Prince. The ensemble cast includes: actor and singer Zendaya, Maude Apatow (Girls), Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer, Algee Smith and Sydney Sweeney (Sharp Objects)."
"Years and Years" Season 1
Release date: June 24
Emma Thompson starring in an HBO series is all you need to know to be excited for "Years and Years." It’s also from Russell T Davies, the man behind "Doctor Who."
Description: "YEARS AND YEARS follows the members of one family as their complex lives converge on one crucial night in 2019, when Britain is rocked by political, economic and technological advances. Rory Kinnear, Russell Tovey, Jessica Hynes, Ruth Madeley and Anne Reid star, along with Emma Thompson, who plays an outspoken celebrity turned political figure whose controversial opinions divide the nation."
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