The Beat Asia’s Guide to HBO Exclusives in April 2023


What's on HBO? New TV Shows and Movies for April 2023

With “Succession” in the middle of its final and, apparently, riveting season, you’ll need something to tide you over for a week. It’s a good thing that HBO knows what it’s about then, because the prestige network won’t keep you hanging dry. 

Two beloved series are coming back for April, though one is supposed to close out. There’s nothing on television more heartbreaking than an HBO production closing the curtains. A third show, a miniseries, will star a former Avenger in a true story of a friendship that ended in the most brutal way possible. 


‘Barry’ | April 16 

Bill Hader will sadly close out the show that proved his acting chops go beyond comedy. In the finale of “Barry,” he’s either going to break out of prison or stay in there to finally repent for all that he’s done. When all is said and done, Bill Hader will probably be up for several Emmys, not just for his acting performance but also for writing and directing. He’s that good, and this show is that good.

‘Somebody Somewhere’ | April 23

“Somebody Somewhere” is the most charming television show today. The show’s good qualities naturally shine because of the perfect casting and writing that lets the actors stand out. Bridget Everett, the acting revelation of the show, is back in small-town Kansas for a bit of that countryside comedy and probably some of Bridget’s magnificent singing.

‘Love & Death’ | April 27

Elizabeth Olsen and Jesse Plemons will star in this miniseries about Candy Montgomery. Don’t search for her yet, make sure you watch this one first. With the producers of “Big Little Lies” and “The Undoing” working on this show, it’s going to be anything but straightforward. If you’re missing the Monterey Five or Jonathan’s riveting lies in The Undoing, played brilliantly by Hugh Grant, then mark this show on your calendar.


‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ | April 22

One of 2022’s best success stories, “Minions: The Rise of Gru” is coming to HBO Asia much to the delight of the children (and adults) who enjoyed the movie. Hailed as one of the best of last year, “The Rise of Gru” was funny, entertaining, and praised on all corners of the movie world.

‘Memory’ | April 8

Ever since “Taken,” Liam Neeson has cornered a very specific space in moviemaking: the super-talented assassin who’s almost superhuman when dispatching bad guys. In “Memory,” though, he’s not after people who kidnapped his daughter or some bad hombres. He is the bad hombre, but when he refuses to cross a moral code to complete a job, he’s going after the ones who gave him the job before the FBI finds them.

‘The Forgiven’ | April 15

Set in Morocco, “The Forgiven” pits Academy Award winners Ralph Fiennes and Jessica Chastain against each other. They play a married couple in the film, but with an accident in the middle of the desert where they killed a boy and brought his body with them to a party, their vows of marriage go down the drain in order to save themselves from the boy’s father.

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