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Season 2 Of HBO’s PAINTING WITH JOHN Debuts February 18

PAINTING WITH JOHN, written, directed by and starring musician, actor, director and painter, John Lurie, debuts its six-episode second season on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT). The unscripted series will be available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max. Photographed and edited by Erik Mockus, PAINTING WITH JOHN is executive produced by Adam McKay and Todd Schulman for Hyperobject Industries.

Part meditative tutorial, part fireside chat, each episode finds the artist ensconced at his worktable, honing his intricate watercolor techniques while reflecting on what he’s learned about life. Season two introduces Cowboy Beckett and combines stunning images of Lurie’s paintings, original music, and irreverent point-of-view on topics such as tapping into one’s childlike artistic side, his overall ambivalence toward fame, and more. The series reminds viewers to prioritize a little time every day for creativity and fun.

NPR described season one as “hypnotic, soothing, satisfying,” while Decider called it “both weird and funny at the same time.” Variety praised the show for being “unique to the TV landscape” and Time noted it is a “meditative show for people who can’t stomach meditation apps.”

Episodes:

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Season 2, Episode 1: “What?”
Debuts: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT)

John sacrifices his handsomeness for humanity – and the introduction of Cowboy Beckett.

Season 2, Episode 2: “Children Kicking Hamburger All Over the Highway”
Debuts: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT)

John yells at the moon for not keeping an appointment and gives a lecture about new technology in the theater.

Season 2, Episode 3: “The Bugs Are Winning”
Debuts: FRIDAY, MARCH 4 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT)

John recounts the time Joey Ramone waved at him.

Season 2, Episode 4: “Your Hands Have Turned into Lightbulbs”
Debuts: FRIDAY, MARCH 11 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT)

John scares people on bicycles while trying to explain that life is a beautiful and wonderful thing.

Season 2, Episode 5: “Small Car”
Debuts: FRIDAY, MARCH 18 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT)

John encounters a drunk pilot and decides it is safe to fly with him, while Ann Mary shares how she makes Weapon Potatoes.

Season 2, Episode 6: “Old Man Dancing” (Season finale)
Debuts: FRIDAY, MARCH 25 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT)

John talks about attending the 1962 World Series with his father.

Written, directed, and music by John Lurie; photographed and edited by Erik Mockus; producer, Nesrin Wolf; executive producers, Adam McKay, Todd Schulman; producer, Helen M. Cho; producer, Matt Dwyer

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