“I May Destroy You” was originally broadcast on BBC One in the U.K. and HBO in the U.S., between early June and the end of August 2020 (via IMDb). People in the U.K. can still watch the show for free on BBC iPlayer, the BBC’s free streaming service. If you’re outside the U.K., you have a few options. Most of them involve signing up for HBO Max, HBO’s streaming service.
Although HBO no longer offers a free trial of this service, you can sign up for a free trial of Hulu with HBO Max (even if you already pay for Hulu), but it only lasts one week. Given how many people have found themselves binge-watching all 12 episodes of “I May Destroy You,” depending on your schedule, that might be enough. If not — or if you need more time to check out the best HBO Max shows of 2021 — you’ll have to pay the cost of a Hulu plan, starting at $5.99 a month, plus $14.99 a month for HBO Max. (Plus taxes, of course.)
You can also add HBO Max to your Amazon Prime account, at a cost of $14.99 a month on top of Amazon’s monthly fee of $12.99. There’s no free trial of HBO Max with Prime. But there is a 30-day free trial of Prime for new Prime customers: if you remember to cancel, you could get away with spending $14.99 for one month of HBO Max. And if all you really want to watch is “I May Destroy You,” you can buy Season 1 directly from Amazon Prime for $19.99.
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