What time will Genera+ion Season 1 premiere on HBO Max?

Genera+ion Season 1, Episode 1 - Photograph by Jennifer Clasen / HBO Max
Genera+ion Season 1, Episode 1 - Photograph by Jennifer Clasen / HBO Max /

The new HBO Max dramedy series aimed at teens and Generation Z is premiering tonight on the new streaming service. Genera+ion Season 1 will premiere with three episodes on Thursday, March 11 with new episodes continuing to air weekly after that.

Based on the initial photos and trailer for the series, it looks like Genera+ion is the HBO Max counterpart to Euphoria, which is still off the air for the foreseeable future, although we should be getting an update on the Season 2 release date sometime soon.

Genera+ion will debut with three, half-hour episodes starting tomorrow (or late tonight if you’re eager and want to stay up and watch!) and then two new episodes will drop on March 18, followed by two more on March 25, before a single finale episode on April 1.

The second half of the season, containing an additional eight episodes, will debut later this year.

According to the official HBO Max press release, Genera+ion Season 1 is a “dark yet playful” teen drama following a “diverse group of high school students whose exploration of modern sexuality (devices and all) tests deeply entrenched beliefs about life, love and the nature of family in their conservative community.”

The ensemble cast includes Nathanya Alexander, Chloe East, Nava Mau, Lukita Maxwell, Haley Sanchez, Uly Schlesinger, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Chase Sui Wonders with Justice Smith and Martha Plimpton. Recurring guest stars include J. August Richards, Mary Birdsong, Alicia Coppola, Patricia De Leon, Diego Josef, Anthony Kevyan, Sydney Mae Diaz, John Ross Bowie, Marwan Salama, Marisela Zumbado and Sam Trammell.

HBO is also launching a companion podcast called Generation: The Podcast that you can listen to along with watching new episodes!

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What time will the first three episodes of Genera+ion Season 1 be available?

New content is typically uploaded to HBO Max at 12 a.m. PST, meaning it won’t be available on EST until 3 a.m., which is typical of most streaming services.

How can I watch the first three episodes of Genera+ion Season 1?

If you are an HBO subscriber, then you’ll automatically have access to HBO Max via your service provider. Otherwise, you can sign up through HBO Max directly from the website on your phone or computer for $14.99/month. Unfortunately, HBO Max no longer offers a free trial period.

Once you have the subscription, you can download the HBO Max app through the Amazon, Apple, Android, Roku, or Samsung TV store. You can also add HBO Max to your Hulu plan and stream all of HBO Max or through your Prime Video Channels to your Prime membership for $14.99/month.

How can I listen to the Generation podcast?

To supplement the new series, HBO Max is also providing a behind-the-scenes companion podcast where writers and actors from the show will discuss the episodes. Hosts Gigi Goode and Whembley Sewell will sit down for roundtable chats with the stars and creators to unpack each episode of the television series.

The podcast will officially be available to listen to via the iHeartRadio app, HBO Max or wherever you listen to podcasts starting on March 11, with new installments releasing alongside episodes on subsequent Thursdays.

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The first three episodes of Genera+ion Season 1 will start streaming on March 11 exclusively on HBO Max.