What to Watch on Max in June 2024
June is just around the corner which means more new content to stream from home. Max released their schedule for new and returning series as well as movies premiering throughout the month. From documentaries to dramas, comedy, and reality TV, here’s what to keep an eye out for next month.

Fixer Upper: The Lakehouse (Season 1) – June 2

Rollout: Debuts with two episodes, followed by two episodes weekly through June 16.

Logline: Chip and Joanna celebrate ten years of Fixer Upper with a brand-new challenge: the overhaul of a severely outdated 1960s lakehouse. Surprising interior design choices and unique outdoor features highlight the property’s dramatic cliffside views.

Credits: Produced by Chip and Joanna Gaines’s production company Blind Nil.

Chip and Joanna Gaines in Fixer Upper: The Lakehouse. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Network

Am I OK? (Film) – June 6

Logline: Lucy and Jane have been best friends for most of their lives and think they know everything there is to know about each other. But when Jane announces she’s moving to London, Lucy reveals a long-held secret. As Jane tries to help Lucy, their friendship is thrown into chaos.

Cast: Dakota Johnson, Sonoya Mizuno, Jermaine Fowler, Kiersey Clemons, Molly Gordon, Tig Notaro, Whitmer Thomas, Sean Hayes, Odessa A’zion

Credits: Am I OK? is co-directed by Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne. The film is written and produced by Lauren Pomerantz. Producers include Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, Erik Feig, Lucy Kitada, Dakota Johnson, Ro Donnelly, Notaro, and Allynne. Executive producers include Alex Brown, Shayne Fiske Goldner, and Royce Reeves Darby

Dakota Johnson in Am I OK? Photo courtesy of Max

Fantasmas (Season 1) – June 7, 11 p.m. ET

Rollout: The season will be six episodes total with a weekly rollout on HBO and Max after its June 7 debut.

Logline: Writer, director, and comedian Julio Torres spins a fantastical six-part tale of when he lost a gold oyster earring. In his search to find the precious object, Julio reflects on the offbeat characters he encounters in introspective, often eerie, and always comedic vignettes set in a dreamy, alternate version of New York City. A kaleidoscope of color and surrealism, Fantasmas weaves together stories of people looking for meaning, purpose, and connection in an increasingly isolating world.

Cast: Julio Torres, Martine Gutierrez, Joe Rumrill, Julia Fox, Ziwe, Alexa Demie, Steve Buscemi, Kim Petras

Credits: Fantasmas is created, directed, and written by Julio Torres. Executive produced by Julio Torres; Emma Stone and Dave McCary for Fruit Tree; Alex Bach and Daniel Powell for Irony Point; and Olivia Gerke for 3 Arts; co-executive produced by Ali Herting.

Julio Torres in Fantasmas. Photo courtesy of Max

Hannah Einbinder: Everything Must Go (TV Special) – June 13

Logline: In her debut stand-up special, Hacks star Hannah Einbinder takes viewers on a psychedelic thrill ride of storytelling, characters, jokes, and more.

Credits: Performed, written, and executive produced by Hannah Einbinder; executive produced by Dave Kneebone, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, and Janel Kranking for Abso Lutely Productions; executive produced by Ethan Stern and David Miner for 3 Arts Entertainment; and directed by Sandy Honig.

Hannah Einbinder in Hacks, season 3, episode 6 Photo by: Jake Giles Netter/Max

House of the Dragon (Season 2) – June 16,  9 p.m. ET

Rollout: The season will be eight episodes total with a weekly rollout on HBO and Max after its June 16 debut. Exact episodic timing is roughly 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET every Sunday through August 4.

Cast: Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel, Ewan Mitchell, Tom Glynn-Carney, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans. Additional returning cast includes Harry Collett, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Phia Saban, Jefferson Hall, and Matthew Needham. 

Season 2 new cast: Abubakar Salim as Alyn of Hull, Gayle Rankin as Alys Rivers, Freddie Fox as Ser Gwayne Hightower, Simon Russell Beale as Ser Simon Strong, Clinton Liberty as Addam of Hull, Jamie Kenna as Ser Alfred Broome, Kieran Bew as Hugh, Tom Bennett as Ulf, Tom Taylor as Lord Cregan Stark, and Vincent Regan as Ser Rickard Thorne. 

Logline: Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” the series, set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen.

Credits: Co-Creator/Executive Producer, George R.R. Martin; Co Creator/Showrunner/Executive Producer, Ryan Condal; Executive Producers Sara Hess, Alan Taylor, Melissa Bernstein, Kevin de la Noy, Loni Peristere, Vince Gerardis. Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood.

(L-R): Harry Collett, Emma D’Arcy, and Oscar Eskinazi in House of the Dragon, season 2. Photo by: Theo Whitman/HBO

Here to Climb (Documentary) – June 18, 9 p.m. ET

Logline: The documentary follows professional climber Sasha DiGiulian rising from child prodigy to a champion sport climber, as she ultimately makes her mark by taking her talents to the biggest walls on the planet with a series of bold, first female ascents. Confronting both physical and mental obstacles head on, Sasha charts her own course in a sport where a path didn’t exist, enabling her passion to become a viable profession.

Credits: HBO Sports Documentaries presents HERE TO CLIMB, a Red Bull Media House Production in association with Break Thru Films. Directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg; produced by Nate Nash, Ben Bryan, and Isabella Franca; supervising editor, Fernando Villena; editor, Cintia Chamecki; executive produced by Charlie Rosene, Brian Lenz, Ricki Stern, and Annie Sundberg.

Here to Climb. Photo by: Pablo Durana/HBO

Slave Play. Not a Movie. A Play. (Documentary) – June 20, 9 p.m. ET

Logline: Slave Play was one of Broadway’s most celebrated, genre-bending, and daring productions – breaking records and receiving critical acclaim for tackling race, sex, and interracial relationships in a way never before seen on stage. In this playful and provocative documentary, playwright Jeremy O. Harris takes viewers behind the scenes, from run-throughs to performance, as he strips down his own work and directs new actors through workshop rehearsals. As the acting students parse the text and bring meaning to the words on the page, Harris turns his critical eye to the thoughts, inspirations, and creative process that brought the play to life.

Credits: HBO Documentary Films presents Slave Play. Not a Movie. A Play. Directed by Jeremy O. Harris; produced by Chris Moukarbel and Natalia Leigh-Brown; edited by Peter Ohs and Teki Cruickshank; composer, Isabella Summers; cinematographer, Matt Klammer; sound design & mix by Jeremy Grody; co-producer, Jamie McBriety.

Slave Play. Not a Movie. A Play. Photo courtesy of HBO

Stevie Van Zandt: Disciple (Documentary) – June 22, 8 p.m. ET

Logline: Stevie Van Zandt, known as New Jersey’s most famous consigliere to Bruce Springsteen and Tony Soprano, takes center stage in this feature documentary, which traces Van Zandt’s career as a producer, musician, songwriter, activist, actor, and more, from the clubs of Asbury Park, N.J. to arena stadiums, to the Bada Bing Club and the Underground Garage.

Credits: HBO Documentary Films presents STEVIE VAN ZANDT: DISCIPLE, a Tones & Chords Production. Directed and produced by Bill Teck; produced by David Fisher and Robert Cotto; executive producers, Craig Balsam, Chris Stadler, C. Winston Simone, David Simone, and Ryan Celli.

Stevie Van Zandt: Disciple. Photo courtesy of HBO

One South: Portrait of a Psych Unit (2-part documentary) – June 25, 9 p.m. ET

Rollout: Part one debuts June 25 with part-two airing the same time June 26. Both parts of the documentary film will be available to stream on Max on June 25.

Logline: One South is an inpatient psychiatric unit at Zucker Hillside Hospital in Queens, NY that specializes in treating young adults in acute crisis. It may look more like a college dorm than a psychiatric hospital, but patients arrive every day in acute crisis. They are dealing with a variety of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, personality disorders and psychosis, and many have contemplated or attempted suicide. A team of doctors, social workers, and nurses work together to stabilize the patients and prepare them to return to the outside world, but time is limited and there are many obstacles. The two-part film follows the trajectory of a hospital admission–from intake, through the ups and downs of treatment, to discharge–as a variety of patient and provider stories are blended to create a rich portrait of a unique place.

Credits: HBO Documentary Films presents One South: Portrait of a Psych Unit, a Gidalya Pictures Production. Produced and directed by Alexandra Shiva and Lindsey Megrue.

Breaking New Ground (Season 1) – June 27

Rollout: Episodes debut weekly

Logline: Robert Hartwell takes on the challenge of transforming a 200-year-old house with a complicated history into a home filled with love. It’s a renovation story that celebrates the resilience of Robert’s journey, as well as those who came before him.

Credits: The series is executive produced and hosted by Robert Hartwell, alongside executive producers Drew Scott, Jonathan Silver Scott, Josie Crimi, Damani Baker, and Jane Van Deuren. 

Problemista (Film) – June 28

Logline: Alejandro is an aspiring toy designer from El Salvador, struggling to bring his unusual ideas to life in New York City. As time on his work visa runs out, a job assisting an erratic art-world outcast becomes his only hope to stay in the country and realize his dream. From writer/director Julio Torres comes a surreal adventure through the equally treacherous worlds of New York City and the U.S. Immigration system.

Cast: Tilda Swinton, Julio Torres, RZA, Greta Lee, Catalina Saavedra, James Scully, Larry Owens, Laith Nakli, Kelly McCormack, Spike Einbinder, Greta Titelman, River L. Ramirez, and narrated by Isabella Rossellini.

Credits: Written and directed by Julio Torres.

(L-R): Julio Torres and Tilda Swinton in Problemista. Photo courtesy of A24


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