HBO Max finally has a launch date, get all the deets on cost, content slate and more!
HBO Max, the premium streaming platform from Warner Bros. and HBO, has finally got a launch date, and it's 27th May! The launch date was announced in the midst of speculation whether HBO Max would keep its previously-announced May date with consumers, in light of the raging Coronavirus pandemic.
HBO Max will cost $14.99 per month for new customers. Existing HBO Now customers will be upgraded to HBO Max for free. Additionally, those who have access to HBO through AT&T’s TV platforms will also be upgraded to HBO Max at no additional cost.
While the much-touted Friends Reunion Special will not be available at launch owing to the Coronavirus shutdown, the streamer launches with a slate of original series specially created for HBO Max. Some of the original series available at launch will include Anna Kendrick’s 'Love Life', documentary 'On The Record', non-scripted series 'Legendary' and 'Craftopia', kids series 'Looney Tunes Cartoons', 'The Not Too Late Show with Elmo', among others.
There will also be an entire collection of favourite HBO shows, such as Game of Thrones, and its upcoming spin-offs, The Sopranos, Sex and the City, Deadwood, Westworld and others.
It will also have all 236 episodes of Friends, all 12 seasons of The Big Bang Theory, Sesame Street episodes from the last 50 years, Studio Ghibli's animated features, Criterion Collection titles, a monthly selection of classic films curated by Turner Classic Movies, and movies from Warner Bros., New Line and DC like Joker, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Casablanca, The Wizard of Oz, etc.
HBO Max will also feature collated content from other WarnerMedia brands such as CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth and Looney Tunes.