HBO MAX, the new streaming service from WarnerMedia, has begun to reveal its lineup as its launch approaches.
The streaming service has secured the entire run of shows like Friends, Pretty Little Liars and Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. WarnerMedia has said a beta version of HBO Max will be out by the end of 2019, with a full-bodied version in spring 2020. An ad-supported offering is also in the works, though subscription will be the first phase.
So another streaming steps into an increasingly competitive market which includes HBO Now which currently has 8 million subscribers at a cost of $15, HBO MAX has not released yet to release price plans.
Another boon for HBO MAX is the rights to CW shows like Batwoman, Katy Keene though only gaining access to them 30 days before the new season of those shows will premiere. As well as acquired titles there is a great deal of original content coming to HBO MAX.
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, which will star Kaley Cuoco, who is also executive producing alongside Greg Berlanti
- Love Life, a 10-episode half-hour romantic comedy anthology series, produced by Lionsgate Television, starring Pitch Perfect‘s star Anna Kendrick, who will also executive produce alongside Paul Feig
- Station Eleven, a post-apocalyptic limited series based on Emily St. John Mandel’s international bestseller, adapted by Patrick Somerville and directed by Hiro Murai
- 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 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
- Lovecraft Country, a unique horror series based on a novel by Matt Ruff, written and executive produced by Misha Green, and executive produced by Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams
- The Nevers, Joss Whedon’s new science fiction series starring Laura Donnelly
- The Gilded Age, the opulent world of 1885 New York from Downton Abbey‘s Julian Fellowes
- Avenue 5, high satire 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 Against America, reimagined history based on Phillip Roth’s novel written and executive produced by David Simon and EdBurns, starring Winona Ryder and John Turturro
- 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.