Published Apr 21, 2020At long last, HBO's anticipated new streaming service, HBO Max, has an official launch date. The WarnerMedia-owned streaming service will debut on May 27. What's more, we now have the initial slate of original programming.
Among the varied lineup, HBO Max will feature the launch of Anna Kendrick's romcom anthology Love Life, a new talk show starring Sesame Street's Elmo called The Not Too Late Show with Elmo, the Studio Ghibli films, the Friends reunion, and a pile of beloved classics from HBO and beyond.
In the U.S., HBO Max is set to cost $14.99 USD per month and will eventually have around 10,000 hours of content. In Canada, the service will reportedly be rolled into Bell's Crave streaming platform.
Other original programs include the dance competition reality show Legendary, the documentary On the Record, a new Looney Tunes series, the crafting show Craftopia, the Gossip Girl reboot, Ansel Elgort's Tokyo Vice, Kaley Cuoco's Flight Attendant and more. Eventually, there will also be the Friends reunion special, which was postponed earlier this year due to COVID-19.
HBO Max also will roll in an massive array of library titles, including Friends, South Park, The Big Bang Theory, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The O.C. and Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. Plus, there's all the classic HBO series like Game of Thrones, Westworld, Big Little Lies and more.
"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 27 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."
You can watch a trailer for HBO Max's launch rollout below, as well as those for Love Life and Elmo's talk show, and learn more at the HBO Max website.