WarnerMedia is diving into the streaming wars with HBO Max — a subscription service slated to bow subsequent spring, stocked with HBO programming, unique sequence, Warner Bros. films and library content material together with the total 10-season run of “Mates.”
There’s no pricing data but for HBO Max, neither is it absolutely clear how a lot content material from HBO shall be included within the subscription VOD bundle. The standalone HBO Now service at present prices $15 monthly, so presumably HBO Max will value extra if it contains massive chunks of what’s on HBO plus a slew of different content material.
WarnerMedia says it expects HBO Max to have 10,000 hour of premium video content material at launch. On Tuesday, it outlined a few of the key reveals that shall be accessible.
Unique Licensed Content material
- “Mates”: All 236 episodes of the present, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which aired for 10 seasons on NBC from 1994-2004. It beforehand has been on Netflix, the place it’s one of many most-streamed sequence on the service. The present made stars out of the ensemble forged — Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer. The sequence was produced by Vibrant/Kauffman/Crane Productions, in affiliation with Warner Bros. Tv.
- “The Recent Prince of Bel-Air”: Sitcom created by Andy Borowitz and Susan Borowitz, which aired for six seasons on NBC from 1990-96. The present revolved round Will Smith as a street-smart teenager from West Philadelphia who is shipped to maneuver in along with his rich aunt and uncle of their Bel-Air mansion after getting right into a struggle in his hometown. It was produced by The Stuffed Canine Firm, Quincy Jones Productions-Quincy Jones/David Salzman Leisure and NBC Productions.
- “Fairly Little Liars”: Drama developed by I. Marlene King, based mostly on a sequence of books by Sara Shepard, which aired for seven seasons on ABC Household/Freeform from 2010-17. The sequence follows the lives of 5 highschool women whose clique falls aside after the chief of the group, Alison, goes lacking. The sequence’ ensemble forged included Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish. “PLL” was produced by Alloy Leisure, Lengthy Lake Productions and Russian Hill Productions in affiliation with Warner Horizon Scripted Tv.
- The CW Exhibits: HBO Max would be the unique streaming dwelling for CW dramas produced by Warner Bros. beginning with the autumn 2019 season, together with the DC Leisure sequence “Batwoman,” and “Katy Keene” (a derivative of “Riverdale”). Word, nevertheless, that CW reveals going ahead shall be accessible on HBO Max starting 30 days previous to the TV premiere of the following seasons of these reveals.
- “Dune: The Sisterhood,” an adaptation of Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson’s e-book based mostly on this planet created by Frank Herbert’s e-book Dune, from director Denis Villeneuve.
- “Tokyo Vice,” based mostly on Jake Adelstein’s nonfiction account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat starring Ansel Elgort.
- “The Flight Attendant,” a one-hour thriller sequence based mostly on the novel by Chris Bohjalian, which can star Kaley Cuoco, who can be government producing alongside Greg Berlanti.
- “Love Life,” a 10-episode half-hour romantic comedy anthology starring “Pitch Good” star Anna Kendrick, who can even government produce alongside Paul Feig, produced by Lionsgate.
- “Station Eleven,” a post-apocalyptic restricted sequence based mostly on Emily St. John Mandel’s bestseller, tailored by Patrick Somerville and directed by Hiro Murai.
- “Made for Love,” a 10-episode, half-hour, straight-to-series adaptation based mostly on the tragicomic novel of the identical title by Alissa Nutting, additionally from Somerville and directed by S.J. Clarkson.
- “Gremlins,” an animated sequence from Warner Bros. Animation and Amblin Leisure based mostly on the unique film.
- “Crime Farm,” a drama sequence government produced by Nicole Kidman, a psychosexual love story that follows a pair who’re forensic murder consultants — whose marriage thrives on their investigations into the depravity of the world’s most infamous criminals. Kidman will government produce alongside Per Saari below their Blossom Movies banner; Warner Horizon Scripted Tv is the studio.
WarnerMedia additionally offered highlights of HBO originals which have beforehand been introduced for 2020 and 2021:
- Stephen King’s “The Outsider,” a darkish thriller starring Ben Mendelsohn, produced and directed by Jason Bateman.
- “Lovecraft Nation,” a novel horror sequence based mostly on a novel by Matt Ruff, written and government produced by Misha Inexperienced, and government produced by Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams.
- “The Nevers,” Joss Whedon’s new science fiction sequence starring Laura Donnelly.
- “The Gilded Age,” the opulent world of 1885 New York from “Downton Abbey’s” Julian Fellowes.
- “Avenue 5,” satire set aboard a space-bound cruise ship from Armando Iannucci (“Veep”), starring Hugh Laurie and Josh Gad.
- “The Undoing,” a psychological thriller from David E. Kelley, directed by Susanne Bier starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant.
- “The Plot In opposition to America,” reimagined historical past based mostly on Phillip Roth’s novel written and government produced by David Simon and Ed Burns, starring Winona Ryder and John Turturro.
- “Perry Mason,” the basic authorized drama for a brand new era, government produced by Robert Downey, Jr. and Susan Downey, with Matthew Rhys within the title position.
- “I Know This A lot Is True,” a household drama starring Mark Ruffalo taking part in twin brothers, one among whom has schizophrenia, based mostly on the best-selling novel by Wally Lamb, written and directed by Derek Cianfrance.