Succesion, The Nevers & 10 highly anticipated series coming to HBO this year

The Nevers -- Photograph by Keith Bernstein/HBO
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Uzo Aduba in In Treatment – Photograph by Suzanne Tenner/HBO /

These upcoming HBO shows range from new seasons to exciting debuts, and they’re scheduled to release this year!

HBO recently released a teaser trailer and press release highlighting several of their most-anticipated 2021 projects. The following article will call attention to those we’re most looking forward to from the slate of upcoming HBO shows! From a new season of In Treatment starring Uzo Aduba to Succession Season 3 to the long-awaited debut of The Nevers, HBO has an abundance of exciting content in store for subscribers this year.

10. The Nevers

The Nevers is an upcoming science fiction series created by Joss Whedon for HBO. I’m not a fan of Whedon at all. And honestly, I thought J.J. Abrams was the one who created this series for some reason, but it pains me to say the awesome concept (“an epic science fiction drama about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world”) comes from the mind of the disgraced Buffy creator.

I hope that if The Nevers is a hit, HBO will fire Whedon in the wake of allegations made against him by several Buffy cast members, most prominently including Charisma Carpenter. It’d be great if a series like this one had a woman at the helm. Honestly, considering the subject matter, I’m not sure why the show didn’t have a woman running things to begin with, but there is still time for the cabler to fix that mistake for future seasons should the series prove to be a success!

Overall, this looks like it could be a promising sci-fi epic, but I do have some misgivings about the content with Whedon as the writer, lest we forget his terrible Wonder Woman script that almost came to fruition. All in all, I’m cautiously optimistic about The Nevers, which is set to debut later this year.

9. In Treatment

Despite receiving unanimous acclaim throughout its three-season run, In Treatment remains one of the more underrated shows in the annals of fantastic HBO shows. It had an interesting premise and format. HBO aired a new episode showing an intimate therapy session with Dr. Paul Weston (Gabriel Bryne) and one of five patients every day of the week.

For example, the first season saw him meeting with anesthesiologist Laura Hill (Melissa George) every Monday, teenaged gymnast Sophie (Mia Wasikowska) on Wednesdays, and so on. In that way, it genuinely felt like we were privy to real intimate, therapeutic sessions, including some with Dr. Weston and his wife meeting with their own therapists, too.

Among the many upcoming HBO shows airing this year is the fourth season of In Treatment, starring Uzo Aduba as the new therapist, Dr. Brooke Lawrence, and a new slate of patients. The fourth season is set to debut in May, although it’s not yet clear if HBO will air it in the same format it did in the past. Aduba is a tremendous talent, and I’m looking forward to seeing what this revival has to offer!