WarnerMedia held an event to reveal details about its upcoming HBO Max streaming service on Tuesday in Burank at Warner Bros.' lot.
HBO Max will arrive in May of 2020. It was previously announced that HBO subscribers with AT&T’s TV services will get the service free for one year. The new streaming service will house shows like Westworld, Barry, Succession, and much more.
Outside of their own programs, HBO Max has announced several deals with other content creators. When the service launches, it will be the streaming home of Adult Swim programming, South Park, The West Wing, Doctor Who and DC movies.
HBO Max will also feature plenty of original programming. The Queer Eye guys will talk about the world of voguing in Legendary. Director Hiro Murai and showrunner Patrick Somerville (Netflix’s Maniac) will head the adaptation of the sci-fi story of post-apocalyptic traveling acting troupe with Station Eleven. Ridley Scott was tapped for the original Raised by Wolves and Steven Speilberg's Gremlins will return in a new series. Issa Rae and Anna Kendrick will also head new series for the platform.
DC showrunner Greg Berlanti announced two new series: a superhero anthology and a Green Lantern adaptation.
"Both of these original DC properties we’ll be creating for HBO Max will be unlike anything seen on television,” said Berlanti. “An anthology series of cautionary tales set in a world where superpowers exist, and, in what promises to be our biggest DC show ever made, we will be going to space with a Green Lantern television series, but I can’t reveal any more about that just yet.”
Earlier this week, it was announced that CNN Films, HBO Max, and Focus Features are collaborating on an Anthony Bourdain documentary. The film, which will be directed by Morgan Neville, will first hit theaters and then arrive to HBO Max and CNN.
"General entertainment streaming is the next great opportunity to aggregate and grow audience," AT&T’s COO and WarnerMedia’s CEO John Stankey said at the event, per Variety.
HBO closed the announcement by sharing a rundown of everything they'd said before, coupled with how much it will all cost. It will be $14.99 a month.
HBO also announced House of the Dragon, a Game of Thrones prequel series that follows the Targaryens. The prequel pilot will be directed and co-run by Miguel Sapochnik, the director of just about every episode of Game of Thrones that you know by name.