House of the Dragon season 2 and 6 new TV shows coming to HBO in 2024

House of the Dragon, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and The Penguin headline the list of good HBO shows coming in 2024.

Emma D'Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen in House of the Dragon season 2
Emma D'Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen in House of the Dragon season 2 /
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The Franchise

Armando Iannucci
Armando Iannucci - Edinburgh International Book Festival / Roberto Ricciuti/GettyImages
  • Estimated Release Date: Fall 2024
  • Created by: Armando Iannucci, Sam Mendes, and Jon Brown
  • Cast: Billy Magnussen, Jessica Hynes, Darren Goldstein, Lolly Adefope, Isaac Cole Powell, Himesh Patel, Aya Cash, Richard E. Grant, and Daniel Bruhl

We're all excited to see House of the Dragon season 2, but The Franchise is my darkhorse contender to be one of the biggest HBO and MAX shows of the year. The series was created by Veep creator Armando Iannucci, legendary director Sam Mendes, and writer and producer Jon Brown.

The series follows the stories of the cast, crew, and creative team of a big-budget superhero film. We don't know a lot about the story, but Variety reported that the series "shines a light on the secret chaos inside the world of superhero moviemaking, to ask the question — how exactly does the cinematic sausage get made? Because every f***-up has an origin story.”

I don't know about you, but that's so exciting! Veep is one of the best TV shows of the last two decades and one of the smartest and funniest comedies of all time. There are so many big names attached to this project. While that doesn't always equal success, The Franchise is set up for that success better than many HBO comedies.

The Franchise has the potential to be a huge winner in future awards shows. Unfortunately, we still don't know the release date for The Franchise yet. We do know it's coming in 2024. The pilot was filmed before the actors' strike started in July 2023, but