FEBRUARY SHOWS EARLY STREAMING ANNOUNCEMENT

Photos (L-R): Reese Witherspoon, Darby Camp, Shailene Woodley, Iain Armitage, Nicole Kidman, Cameron Crovetti, Nicholas Crovetti (Credit: Hilary Bronwyn Gale/HBO); Lena Dunham, Riz Ahmed (Credit: Mark Schafer/HBO); Pete Holmes (Credit: Mary Cybulski/HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

With the race for this year’s Oscars® heating up and the year’s most acclaimed movies set to go head-to-head for the industry’s highest honors next weekend, HBO wants to make it easier for fans of its Sunday night lineup to choose what to watch.

For viewers who can’t wait until Sunday to find out what happens next on the buzzy new limited drama series BIG LITTLE LIES, or to laugh along with comedies GIRLS and CRASHING, HBO has announced that the upcoming episodes of these series, scheduled to debut Sunday, February 26, will be available to stream early exclusively via HBO NOW and HBO GO, in addition to HBO On Demand and affiliate portals, on Friday, February 24.

Episodes available for early streaming include:

BIG LITTLE LIES

Episode #2: “Serious Mothering”

Jane (Shailene Woodley) deflects Ziggy’s (Iain Armitage) questions about why they moved to Monterey. Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) gets news that her community theater production might get derailed, and is outraged over a slight from Renata (Laura Dern). Celeste (Nicole Kidman) suggests to Perry (Alexander Skarsgård) that they see a counselor. Nathan (James Tupper) and Ed (Adam Scott) meet in hopes of smoothing out the tensions between their wives, and themselves.
 Written by David E. Kelley; directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.

GIRLS

Episode #55 (season 6, episode 3): “American Bitch”

Hannah (Lena Dunham) has a tense tête-à-tête with Chuck Palmer (Matthew Rhys) — an acclaimed author she once greatly admired — about the disturbing allegations swirling around him.
 Written by Lena Dunham; directed by Richard Shepherd.

CRASHING

Episode #2: “The Road”

Pete (Pete Holmes) wallows in his new reality, but Artie Lange snaps him out of it with an offer: In exchange for a ride to Albany, Pete can be Artie’s opening act. Pete meets co-headliner T.J. Miller and attempts to save Artie from breaking his sobriety by getting between him and the temptations of an ardent fan (Gina Gershon).

Written by Pete Holmes & Oren Brimer; directed by Chris Kelly.

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