HBO Max is nothing if not a goldmine of content, with basically something to watch for everyone, and today we are making a list of the best new shows and movies coming to HBO Max in April 2023 that you can watch right now. The shows and movies in this list are ranked according to their availability dates.
Coraline (April 1)
Synopsis: Wandering her rambling old house in her boring new town, Coraline (Dakota Fanning) discovers a hidden door to a fantasy version of her life. In order to stay in the fantasy, she must make a frighteningly real sacrifice.
Walker: Independence Season 1 (April 1)
Synopsis: Set in the late 1800s, an origin story of The CW’s current hit series “Walker,” follows Abby Walker (Katherine McNamara, “Arrow”), an affluent and tough-minded Bostonian whose husband is murdered before her eyes while on their journey out West.
The Winchesters Season 1 (April 6)
Synopsis: Supernatural star Jensen Ackles and Danneel Ackles team up with Supernatural writer Robbie Thompson for this thrilling prequel to the long-running hit series. Before Sam and Dean, there were their parents, John and Mary. Told from the perspective of narrator Dean Winchester (Ackles), THE WINCHESTERS is the epic, untold love story of how John Winchester met Mary Campbell and put it all on the line to not only save their love, but the entire world. When John returns home from fighting in Vietnam, a mysterious encounter sparks a new mission to trace his father’s past. In his journey, he crosses paths with 19-year-old demon hunter Mary, who is also searching for answers after the disappearance of her own father. Together, the two join forces with young hunter-in-training Latika and easygoing hunter Carlos to uncover the hidden truths about both their families. Their investigation leads them to a rare book emporium, whose owner Ada takes an interest to the occult and could provide the missing pieces to their puzzle. But secrets run deep for both the Winchesters and Campbells, and despite the best efforts of John’s mother Millie to protect her son from pursuing a dangerous life of demon hunting, John and Mary are both determined to work together to uphold their families’ legacies while beginning to form a family of their own.
Kung Fu Season 3 (April 7)
Synopsis: After an earthquake hit Chinatown in the Season 2 finale, Season 3 finds Nicky, her family, and her community trying to rebuild. Nicky, still reeling from her breakup and the shocking death of Zhilan, juggles a new job while fighting a growing crimewave. Mei-Li struggles to keep Harmony Dumplings afloat; while Jin helps the community. Althea finds herself jobless, living in the cramped Shen house while Dennis helps make ends meet. Ryan adjusts to life with boyfriend Seb while working as an ER resident; and Evan starts a new legal venture. But just as Nicky and the Shens are finding their footing, Nicky is thrown on her heels by a mysterious vigilante, Bo—and the return of a woman who appears to be her deceased shifu, Pei-Ling. Pei-Ling’s shocking return will engulf Nicky in an epic and dangerous story, filled with mystery and magic… a story that will have momentous consequences for Nicky and the whole Shen family.
Titans Season 4 Part 2 (April 13)
Synopsis: In the mid-season premiere of the final season of Titans, the Titans – with the exception of Gar – are returned to the Temple of Trigon and rush to find Sebastian and Mother Mayhem before Sebastian summons Trigon. Along the way, they come across a prophecy that may require Kory to make a huge sacrifice to save the world. In the final episodes, the Titans enter into an epic battle to save both Kory and the world.
A Black Lady Sketch Show Season 4 (April 14)
Synopsis: The narrative sketch comedy series A Black Lady Sketch Show returns for its fourth season, featuring a core cast of Black women living relatable and hilarious experiences in a magical reality that subverts traditional expectations.
Barry Season 4 (April 16)
Synopsis: Cousineau (Henry Winkler) is hailed as a hero as Barry’s (Bill Hader) arrest has shocking consequences. It’s all been leading up to this – the explosive and hilarious final chapter of Barry.
Doctor Who: Power of the Doctor (April 23)
Synopsis: In this feature-length Special to mark her last adventure, Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor must fight for her very existence, against her deadliest enemies: the Daleks, the Cybermen and her arch-nemesis, the Master.
Somebody Somewhere Season 2 (April 23)
Synopsis: From Mighty Mint, Duplass Brothers Productions, and creators and executive producers Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen, the series follows Sam (played by Everett), a true Kansan on the surface, but, beneath it all, struggling to fit the hometown mold. Grappling with loss and acceptance, singing is Sam’s saving grace and leads her on a journey to discover herself and a community of outsiders who don’t fit in but don’t give up, showing that finding your people, and finding your voice, is possible. Anywhere. Somewhere. Season two reminds us that families are hard, even the fun ones. Sam and Joel (Jeff Hiller) have settled into a comfy routine. But nothing stays the same forever.
Love & Death Season 1 (April 27)
Synopsis: This riveting drama, written by David E. Kelley and directed by Lesli Linka Glatter, tells the true story of Candy and Pat Montgomery and Betty and Allan Gore – two churchgoing couples enjoying their smalltown Texas life… until an extramarital affair leads somebody to pick up an axe.