HBO has been comfortably sitting at the top of the television game for a while now – largely due to the popularity and critical success of shows like Euphoria, Succession and of course, the OG titan of modern television Game of Thrones. The TV network's latest upcoming limited-release series is a crime thriller entitled Full Circle, which sports an opaque albeit intriguing tag line of: "Everything is connected."
Written by Ed Solomon and directed by American film director Steven Soderbergh (the man behind the Ocean's films, Contagion and, unexpectedly, the Magic Mike films), the series might be the ideal replacement for the soon-to-be Succession-shaped hole in our HBO show calendars. However, it'll have to contend with a slew of new HBO shows for the top spot, including Sam Levinson's new gig, The Idol, and hotly anticipated in-production announcements for a Dune prequel series and the A Flicker in the Dark book-to-TV adaptation.
What is Full Circle about?
The show's synopsis has remained vague at this point – a New York City-set crime story that follows an investigation into a botched kidnapping that uncovers long-held city-wide secrets. We're expecting all the hallmark crime drama signatures – tense phone calls, criminal trials, law enforcement officers hell bent on retribution, car chases, steamy romances, dodgy side villains, money, danger and death.
Who is in the cast?
The cast so far includes the likes of Zazie Beetz (who also starred in Soderbergh's Kimi), Claire Danes, Jim Gaffigan, Jharrel Jerome, Timothy Olyphant, CCH Pounder, and Dennis Quaid.
When will it be released?
The six-episode limited series will debut with two episodes on Thursday 13 July on HBO's streaming service Max, followed by two weekly episodes leading up to the finale on Thursday 27 July. In Australia, this means we should see the episodes on streaming service Binge within a similar timeframe.
Watch the trailer
Check out the first look teaser trailer for HBO Max's series Full Circle, below: