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December 06, 2018

Ring in the New Year with Xfinity’s HBO® Free Preview Weekend

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We all know that HBO boasts an impressive line-up of some of the most binge-worthy shows on television: True Detective, Camping, and Game of Thrones are just a few trending series that come to mind. A network that’s always pushing the envelope, Xfinity’s HBO free preview weekend, happening December 29th through January 1st, is not to be missed. Read on to learn more about HBO’s free preview weekend, and see what you should be watching while ringing in the New Year.

What to watch during HBO’s free preview weekend

Like we mentioned before, HBO has been responsible for the creation of multiple award-winning fan-favorites throughout the years. If you’ve missed out on any of the latest series listed below, you can start streaming them for free during Xfinity’s HBO Free Preview weekend. Here are just a few shows that you can catch up on this New Year’s weekend, or simply see for yourself what all the hype is about:

True Detective

After a few years away, this HBO original is back for 2019 (and with a vengeance). Starring Mahershala Ali, season three arrives on the network just after the new year, with a premiere date of January 13th. Although this series is an anthology by nature, it’s definitely worth catching up on seasons one and two during Xfinity’s HBO Free Preview Weekend to see what you’ve missed. Between all the murder, mayhem and mystery, this series will keep you on the edge of you seat episode after episode, unrelenting – and undoubtedly exciting – to the very end.


One of HBO’s newest series, Camping is a comedic romp. Starring Jennifer Garner as obsessed L.A. mother Kathryn, this America adaptation of a modern British classic doesn’t disappoint. Follow the McSorley-Jodell family as they take the camping trip of a lifetime (seriously, they’ll probably never want to go camping again after this one), and laugh along as disaster unfolds every step of the way.

Game of Thrones

A long-time HBO favorite, Game of Thrones is preparing to hurl into its fiery final season in April 2019. As politically realistic as it is fantastical, this fantasy-drama series pulls out all the stops to leave fans in heart-pounding suspense with each episode. Watch as Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister and more characters fight for the throne in this groundbreaking, cultural phenomenon of a series.

Along with the series mentioned above, there are plenty of new movies you can watch now on HBO. New releases such as Rampage, Ready Player One, and Life of the Party can be viewed for free over the preview weekend, just to name a few.

How to watch

If you’re interested in any of the shows or movies mentioned above (or any other HBO hits, such as Westworld, The Sopranos, or Big Little Lies) and you’re an Xfinity customer, then you’re in luck. Catch up on the most popular series and more with Xfinity, and ring in the New Year in style. (Just don’t blame us if you accidentally miss the countdown to midnight while binging a show you just can’t look away from.)

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