The competition between the services of streaming Be even tougher now that AT&T WarnerMedia has announced plans to launch HBO Max, its own direct consumer video platform that will put a long list of television series and movies at your disposal, including all seasons of one of the comedies most popular of all time. It has a lot of potential, although many details about the service and its offers remain a mystery. Here is everything we know so far.
What programs and movies to include?
A July 2019 report indicated that HBO Max will have 10,000 hours of content on its release, including each episode of Friends, which comes out of Netflix in 2020. Friends it has been one of the most popular series on the platforms of streamingFor a while Netflix paid 100 million dollars to transmit it for a single year and WarnerMedia knows it. In addition to the full series, WarnerMedia is also trying to organize a special meeting of Friends for HBO Max.
But don't get too excited. The meeting will not be a new adventure starring Ross, Phoebe, Chandler and the rest. Instead, be a “no script” debate between the cast and the team of Friends, who will remember his time in the popular comedy. Hollywood Reporter also warns that the meeting is far from being an accomplished fact, as concerns about programming and contractual disputes could spoil the initiative.
HBO Max will also have other classic television comedies, including the full series of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and be the only place where you can see The Big Bang Theory Y South Park, two exclusives that supposedly cost WarnerMedia more than 1.5 billion dollars in total.
You give after a Studio Ghibli representative told reporters that the Japanese studio movies will never reach the services of streamingWarnerMedia also announced that the 21 animated films of Studio Ghibli will be broadcast exclusively on HBO Max. Among them, it includes the family film My Neighbor Totoro and theOscar winner Spirited Away. Most of Ghibli's films will be available on HBO Max at launch.
Also, if you are among the legions of fans who enjoy Doctor Who through the services of streaming, HBO Max is going to be a must. When HBO Max arrives in the spring of 2020, it will become the exclusive online home for the reckless Time Lord, with the 11 seasons of the modern series of Doctor Who available at launch, Variety reports. The future seasons of the series will also be broadcast exclusively on HBO Max, when they arrive sometime after they have made their BBC debut Amrica.
The complete list of the original HBO series is expected, including Veep, The Larry Sanders Show and the next projects of J.J. Abrams and Joss Whedon, to name a few, are also available in some way on HBO Max.
It is likely that cable programming premium HBO and even Cinemax are also there, as well as the additional content produced by Warner Bros., New Line, DC Entertainment, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, The CW, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth and Looney Tunes, who are now under the umbrella of AT&T's WarnerMedia. Although this is not yet confirmed.
It should be noted that WarnerMedia covers a wide range of films produced by Warner Bros., in addition to important libraries of television content. That includes DC Extended Universe superhero movies, which will be available on the service, as well as those from Godzilla Y King kong and the franchise of Lord of the Rings. However, one of the main properties of Warner Bros. Pictures that is not included in the release is Harry Potter’s Wizarding World, from which NBCUniversal bought the exclusive rights of transmission in an agreement that extends until the year 2025.
When will it be launched and how much will it cost?
At launch, HBO Max will be free for AT&T customers who are already subscribed to HBO. AT&T customers with some of the most recent unlimited plans will also have free access to HBO Max, which will be available on most platforms. streaming, including Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire Stick and even YouTube TV.
HBO Max launches in May and cost $ 15 dollars a month, which makes it more expensive than other services streaming. The most popular Netflix plan costs $ 13 dollars, a subscription to Hulu costs $ 6 dollars (or $ 12 dollars, if you want to skip the ads) and Disney + costs you only $ 7 dollars a month (or $ 70 dollars annually). However, given the amount of extra content that HBO Max provides and the fact that HBO currently costs about $ 15 dollars through cable providers or HBO Now, the higher price seems justified.
What about the original series and movies?
When it comes to creators, the biggest weapon in HBO Max's arsenal is J.J. Abrams, who recently signed a $ 250 million production agreement with WarnerMedia to produce new content for the company. That's less than the 500 million dollars that the first rumors say the deal is worth, but the rest of the facts seem to remain true, namely, that Abrams signed with WarnerMedia because he was interested in his plans for HBO Max, and that You will create a series of original series for the platform.
HBO Max offer four films for young adults produced by Greg Berlanti, the producer behind many of the popular CW superhero series, as well as two (or more) original films produced by Reese Witherspoon's producer, Hello Sunshine. Let Them All Talk, a film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Meryl Streep, Dianne Wiest and Candice Bergen, also being an exclusive to HBO Max.
Berlanti also produce two new DC Comics productions for HBO Max: Green Lantern and an anthological series called Strange Adventures The service will also have the exclusive of all the new Warner Bros. dramas produced for the CW chain, beginning with the 2019 autumn season featuring the premieres of Batwoman and other spin-off from Riverdale, Katy Keene.
Other original scripts include a serial adaptation of the classic historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper, The Last of the Mohicans, directed by Cary Fukunaga and the director of WatchmenNicole Kassell, as well as Grease: Rydell High, a comedy directed by Cristin Milioti called Made for love, and the series Station Eleven, starring Mackenzie Davis.
A reboot of Gossip Girl It is also in development for HBO Max, while Kaley Cuoco of The Big Bang Theory produce and star in TI have Flight Attendant, about a mysterious murder. The series based on the novels Made for love Y Circe they are in preproduction while Starstruck, a film by comedian Rose Matafeo, being a collaboration between WarnerMedia and BBC Three. The star of Baby driverAnsel Elgort starring Tokyo Vice. HBO has also announced plans to produce a one-hour series based on Adam Silvera's hit novel. More Happy Than Not.