Introducing HBO Max, a New Streaming Service From WarnerMedia
New direct-to-consumer streaming service HBO Max, arriving Spring of 2020, will serve as the new home of HBO and WarnerMedia programming. From families with young children to adults of all ages, HBO Max will offer something for everyone, featuring 10,000 hours of premium content from HBO, Warner Bros., New Line, DC Entertainment, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, The CW, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes and more.
If you are a current HBO subscriber, there will be no changes to your current HBO GO or HBO NOW account or subscription. HBO Max is a new streaming platform, and HBO GO and HBO NOW will still be available as separate apps.
The new service will be “Maximized” with an extensive collection of exclusive original programming (Max Originals) as well as WarnerMedia’s portfolio of beloved brands and libraries.
New deals with Warner Bros. Television and others for HBO Max include:
• The exclusive streaming rights at launch to all 236 episodes of Friends.
• The exclusive streaming rights at launch to all episodes The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Pretty Little Liars.
• The exclusive streaming home to a string of new Warner Bros.’ produced dramas for The CW beginning with the fall 2019 season, including new DC Entertainment series Batwoman, and Katy Keene (spinoff of Riverdale).
• New exclusive movie production deals with Greg Berlanti and Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies). Berlanti will produce an initial four movies focused in the young adult space, while Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine will produce at least two films.
• The exclusive streaming home to new episodes of Gossip Girl that will follow a new generation of New York private school teens as they're introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl.
Max Original series previously announced include:
• Dune: The Sisterhood, an adaptation of Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson’s book based in the world created by Frank Herbert’s book Dune, from director Denis Villeneuve.
• Tokyo Vice, based on Jake Adelstein’s non-fiction first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat, starring Ansel Elgort.
• The Flight Attendant, a one-hour thriller series based on the novel by Chris Bohjalian. Kaley Cuoco, executive producing alongside Greg Berlanti, will star.
• Love Life, a 10-episode half-hour romantic comedy anthology series starring Anna Kendrick, who will also executive produce alongside Paul Feig.
• Made for Love, a 10-episode, half-hour, straight-to-series adaptation based on the tragicomic novel of the same name by Alissa Nutting, also from Patrick Somerville and directed by S.J. Clarkson.
• Gremlins, an animated series from Warner Bros. Animation and Amblin Entertainment based on the original movie.
Highlights of HBO programming previously announced for 2020 and 2021 include:
• Stephen King’s The Outsider, a dark mystery starring Ben Mendelsohn, produced and directed by Jason Bateman.
• The Nevers, Joss Whedon’s new science fiction series starring Laura Donnelly.
• The Gilded Age, set the opulent world of 1885 New York from Downton Abbey’s Julian Fellowes.
• The Undoing, a psychological thriller from David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies), directed by Susanne Bier (Bird Box) starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant.
• The Plot Against America, reimagined history based on Phillip Roth’s novel written and executive produced by David Simon and Ed Burns, starring Winona Ryder and JohnTurturro.
• Perry Mason, the classic legal drama for a new generation, executive produced by Robert Downey, Jr. and Susan Downey, with Matthew Rhys in the title role.
• I Know This Much Is True, a complex family drama starring Mark Ruffalo playing twin brothers, one of whom has schizophrenia. Based on the best-selling novel by Wally Lamb, written and directed by Derek Cianfrance.