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HBO Making The Wire, Ballers, True Blood & More Available Free For Limited Time

April 4, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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HBO is helping fans find a way to take their mind off the COVID-19 pandemic by making 500 hours of content, including True Blood, Ballers, and The Wire, available to stream for free. Variety reports that the premium cable service is making evey episode of nine HBO series — also including The Sopranos and Silicon Valley — along with 20 Warner Bros. Movies and 10 documentaries/docuseries available to stream free through HBO Go and HBO Now.

Obviously, those content numbers mean not everything is available. Game of Thrones and Westworld are among the recent hit series not available to stream, for example, along with Big Little Lies, Euphoria, and Chernobyl. The move is not just a way to help fans pass the time in self-isolation; it also allows fans to sample the content that will be coming to HBO Max when it launches in May. HBO Max will include everything on HBO, plus a host of originals, library titles and licensed content for $14.99.

You can watch the content, the fuill listing of which is below, by downloading the HBO Now or HBO Go apps or by visiting or The content is available only in the US, and will be made available for free via participating U.S. distribution partners’ platforms in the next several days.

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Full Series
1. Ballers (5 Seasons)
2. Barry (2 Seasons)
3. Silicon Valley (6 Seasons)
4. Six Feet Under (5 Seasons)
5. The Sopranos (7 Seasons)
6. Succession (2 Seasons)
7. True Blood (7 Seasons
8. Veep (7 Seasons)
9. The Wire (5 Seasons)

Warner Bros. Movies
1. Arthur
2. Arthur 2: On the Rocks
3. Blinded By the Light
4. The Bridges of Madison County
5. Crazy, Stupid, Love
6. Empire of the Sun
7. Forget Paris
8. Happy Feet Two
9. Isn’t It Romantic?
10. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
11. Midnight Special
12. My Dog Skip
13. Nancy Drew and The Hidden Staircase
14. Pan
15. Pokémon Detective Pikachu
16. Red Riding Hood
17. Smallfoot
18. Storks
19. Sucker Punch
20. Unknown

Docuseries and Documentaries
1. The Apollo
2. The Case Against Adnan Syed
3. Elvis Presley: The Searcher
4. I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter
5. The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley
6. Jane Fonda in Five Acts
7. McMillion$
8. True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality
9. United Skates
10. We Are the Dream: The Kids of the MLK Oakland Oratorical Fest