WarnerMedia announced on Tuesday, April 21, that HBO Max will officially launch on May 27!
The initial lineup of content that will be available to stream immediately upon launch includes the scripted comedy Love Life, starring Anna Kendrick; Sundance 2020 Official Selection feature documentary On the Record; underground ballroom dance competition series Legendary; Craftopia, hosted by YouTube star LaurDIY; the all-new Looney Tunes Cartoons, from Warner Bros. Animation; and Sesame Workshop’s The Not Too Late Show with Elmo.
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HBO Max is set to cost $14.99 per month and will eventually offer subscribers 10,000 hours of content, including the entire HBO service, beloved sitcom franchises like Friends and The Big Bang Theory, and original series like the upcoming Gossip Girl reboot.
After the streaming service’s initial launch, HBO Max originals will continue to premiere throughout the summer and fall, including The Flight Attendant, starring Kaley Cuoco, and the upcoming unscripted Friends reunion special.
In addition to television series, specials, and documentaries, HBO Max will feature a library of more than 2,000 feature films within its first year.
“Our number one goal is having extraordinary content for everyone in the family, and the HBO Max programming mix we are so excited to unveil on May 27th will bear that out,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of Warner Media Entertainment and Direct-To-Consumer. “Even in the midst of this unprecedented pandemic, the all-star teams behind every aspect of HBO Max will deliver a platform and a robust slate of content that is varied, of the highest quality, and second to none. I’m knocked out by the breadth and depth of our new offering, from the Max originals, our Warner Bros library and acquisition titles from around the world, and of course the entirety of HBO.”
“Consumers will quickly see that HBO Max is set apart by a foundation of loved brands built over decades but stitched together with a distinctive voice and product experience,” added Kevin Reilly, chief content officer, HBO Max, president, TNT, TBS and truTV. “Our team has meticulously selected a world class library catalogue and collaborated with top creators across all genres to offer a monthly cadence of original series and movies that we will program and promote for cultural impact.”
“It is thrilling to be approaching the launch of HBO Max so we can finally share the first wave of content our teams have been developing in partnership with a group of unparalleled creators,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max. “The originals slate available at launch represents a diverse range of unique voices emblematic of the quality and scope of our programming still to come.”