HBO Now May Highlights, Including The Series Finales Of ‘Game Of Thrones’ And ‘Veep’


May is a month of goodbyes on HBO.

The premium cable network is bidding a fond farewell to two of its most popular series. Up first, the fantasy epic Game of Thrones, a show that’s changed the way we watch television and on that will go down in the TV Hall of Fame. Who sits on the Iron Throne, in the end, is still anyone’s guess, but we’re betting plenty of fan-favorite characters kick the bucket before that happens. Prepare yourselves. And while you’re at it, prepare to say goodbye to seeing Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the White House as Veep ends its seventh season with a few ridiculous hijinks.

It’s not all bad news though. Deadwood is back, in movie form, to please fans who’ve been anxiously awaiting its return. There’s plenty of betrayal and old rivalries to dig up in this dusty drama, so it should cure any GoT hangovers you’re nursing.

Here’s a roundup of everything coming to (and leaving) HBO this May.

Game of Thrones (Series Finale)

Our watch has officially ended when Game of Thrones draws to a close this month. Right now, fans are being treated to reunions and hookups and moments that fanfictions are built on, but eventually, death and destruction will come to Westeros. Who will sit on the Iron Throne? Will any dragons survive? Are Sansa and Podrick ever going to bang? These are the fundamental questions we need answered before George R.R. Martin’s fantasy epic ends.

Veep (Series Finale)

HBO is hitting us with the one-two punch this month, forcing us to bid farewell to another fan-favorite series. Veep may not have ice dragons and Night Kings but it does have Julia Louis-Dreyfus, a stellar supporting cast, and some of the best one-liners on television right now. Watching Selina Meyer fight for her own Iron Throne — the Oval office — more than a few times over the past seven seasons has been a gust-bustingly funny ride. We’re not ready for it to end.


Some good news for fans who can’t take any more emotional heartbreak. HBO’s actually bringing back a series that left us too soon, in movie form of course. Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, and the rest of the residents of the camp are back to celebrate the South Dakota’s statehood in the only way this dusty drama knows how — with reignited rivalries, betrayals, bloodshed, and lost of swearin.’

Here are all the titles coming and going on HBO NOW in May.

Original Programming:
At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal (5/3)
The Shop (5/4)
Foster (5/7)
My Dad Wrote a Porno (5/11)
What’s My Name | Muhammad Ali: Parts 1 and 2 (5/14)
Game of Thrones: The Last Watch (5/26)
Running with Beto (5/28)
Deadwood (5/31)

Series Premiere:
Blinded by the Lights, (5/1)
Chernobyl, (5/6)

Series Finales:
Barry, Season 2 (5/19)
Veep, Series Finale (5/12)
Game of Thrones, Series Finale (5/19)
Psi, Season 4 (5/31)

Theatrical Premieres:
Insidious: The Last Key, 2018 (5/1)
The Predator, 2018 (5/4)
Night School (Extended Version), 2018 (5/11)
Smallfoot, 2018 (5/18)
12 Strong, 2018 (5/19)
Halloween, 2018 (5/25)

2019 APA Visionaries Short Film Competition Finalists:
Halwa (5/6)
Moonwalk With Me (5/6)
Zoetic (5/6)

La piel de ayer (AKA The Skin of Yesterday), 2019 (5/1)
Malabar, 2019 (5/1)
El Amparo, 2016 (5/8)
Make Love Great Again, 2019 (5/10)
Mi querida cofradia (AKA Hopelessly Devout), 2019 (5/24)

Starting May 1:
The Adventures of the Panda Warrior, 2019
Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina, 2019
Alpha and Omega: Dino Digs, 2019
Amelie, 2001
Arachnophobia, 1990
Away from Her, 2007
Bruno, 2009
Captivity, 2007
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader, 2010
Conan the Barbarian, 1982
Conan the Destroyer, 1984
The Danish Girl, 2015
Deadpool 2 (Once Upon a Deadpool Extended Version), 2018
Honey, 2003
In the Bedroom, 2001
The Jackal, 1997
The Little Penguin Pororo’s Racing Adventure, 2019
Meet the Fockers, 2004
My Dog Skip, 2000
Phantoms, 1998
Predators, 2010
Puss in Boots, 2011
The Shipping News, 2002
Skinwalkers, 2007
Spymate, 2019
The Stepford Wives, 2004
Tupac: Resurrection, 2003

Starting May 6:
Signs, 2002

Ending May 28:
George A. Romero’s Land of the Dead, 2005

Ending May 31:
Anywhere But Here, 1999
The Book of Eli, 2010
Bring It On, 2000
Bring It On Again, 2004
Bring It On: All or Nothing, 2006
Couples Retreat, 2009
The Descent (Extended Version), 2005
The Descent: Part 2, 2010
The Devil Wears Prada, 2006
The Devil’s Rejects (Director’s Cut), 2005
The Emperor’s Club, 2002
Firewall, 2006
Game Night, 2018
Get Him to the Greek (Unrated Version), 2010
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, 2009
The Hangover, 2009
Hard Candy, 2006
He’s Just Not That Into You, 2009
Inception, 2010
Invincible, 2006
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, 2003
Love Happens, 2009
Maze Runner: The Death Cure, 2018
Megamind, 2010
Phenomenon, 1996
The Post, 2017
Shine, 1996
Sorority Boys, 2002
Step Up, 2006
Tightrope, 1984
Tooth Fairy, 2010
Volcano, 1997
X2, 2003