If you saw season 1 of Westworld, you don’t need reminding that season two starts this weekend — visions of Shogun World and all the possible violent delights creators and writers Jonah Nolan and Lisa Joy have in store have been dancing in your heads for months.
But, there is a lot more going on than that this weekend: premiering theatrical and HBO original movies, brand new and recent series, and all-time classics, free to all Sling subscribers until 11:59pm ET April 23. Here are a few of the highlights:
Richard Hendricks and his merry band of misfit coders tries to build a “new, decentralized Internet” in season five of Mike Judge’s smash hit comedy.
Bill Hader created and stars with Henry Winkler and Stephen Root in this pitch-black single-camera comedy as a former Marine turned hitman, who finds his true calling when he stumbles into an acting class in Los Angeles while on assignment for a hit.
Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas
The comic and former Daily Show correspondent examines policing in America.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Quick and hilarious takes on the week’s news and deep dives into complex subjects, courtesy of the former Daily Show correspondent.
The Penn State coaching legend (Al Pacino) and his reaction to the horrifying revelations about his longtime assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky.
Elvis Presley: The Searcher
Music, not madness, is the focus of this richly sourced two-part documentary exploring the life and career of the King of Rock and Roll.
Andre the Giant
Executive Producer Bill Simmons brings a little of his 30 For 30 magic to HBO and the story of one of pro wrestling’s biggest stars.
War For the Planet of the Apes (premieres 4/21)
This intriguing BBC imported-crime drama follows a serial killer investigation in reverse chronology, Memento-style.
Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus
The Beavis and Butt-Head and Silicon Valley creator animates the wildest tales of country music’s biggest stars, as told by their friends and bandmates.
Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman spins the tale of a young man (Patrick Fugit) possessed by demons since birth, teaming with a minister to protect the people he loves from otherworldly threats. Catch up on season one before season two premieres July 20.
This long-running co-production of Cinemax and the UK’s SkyTV follows the adventures of the British Defence Intelligence service.
Suicide Squad (premieres 4/20)
Keeping Up with the Joneses
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