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Type of site
OTT platform
HeadquartersBurbank, California,
Key peopleKevin Reilly (Chief content officer)
ParentWarnerMedia Entertainment Edit this at Wikidata
Current statusIn development

HBO Max is an upcoming American Internet video on demand service from WarnerMedia Entertainment, a division of AT&T's WarnerMedia. This service will launch in the spring of 2020. It will draw from all corners of WarnerMedia and third-party content providers.

Casey Bloys, programming president of HBO, oversees HBO Max programming while Kevin Reilly, Chief Content Officer, also is chief content officer of HBO Max taking care of all new originals and library content. Andy Forssell is the service's executive vice president and general manager while still reporting to Otter Media CEO Tony Goncalves, who leads development.


On October 10, 2018, WarnerMedia announced that it will launch an over-the-top streaming service in late 2019, featuring content from its entertainment brands.[1] The original plan for the service called for three tiers with a late 2019 launch.[2] WarnerMedia's parent AT&T chairman and CEO Randall L. Stephenson indicated in mid-May 2019 that it would use the HBO brand and would tie into cable operators as HBO cable subscribers would have access to the streaming service. A beta was expected in the fourth quarter of 2019 and full launch in first quarter 2020 at the time.[3]

Otter Media was transferred in May 2019 to WarnerMedia Entertainment from Warner Bros. to take over the streaming service as Brad Bentley, executive vice president and general manager of the for direct-to-consumer development exited the post after six months. Andy Forssell transferred from being chief operating officer of Otter to replace Bentley as executive vice president and general manager while still reporting to Otter CEO Tony Goncalves, who would lead development.[4]

On July 9, 2019, WarnerMedia announced that their upcoming streaming service would be named HBO Max and launch in spring 2020. Also announced at that time was that Friends would be taken off rival streaming service Netflix for the launch, while Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine and Greg Berlanti were signed to production deals for the service.[5]


HBO Max will feature original programming produced for the service and draw content from the namesake HBO network as well as other WarnerMedia companies.

With the start of the 2019-20 television season, series on The CW produced by Warner Bros. Television that debut from that season on will have their seasons placed on HBO Max a month before the newest season premieres.[5]Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine and Greg Berlanti were signed to production deals for an initial four movies in the young-adult genre and two films, respectively.[5] WarnerMedia Entertainment indicated that the service would have 10,000 hours of content.[6]

AT&T chairman and CEO, Randall L. Stephenson has not ruled out adding live content from Turner Sports in the future (such as the NBA on TNT, Major League Baseball on TBS, and NCAA March Madness).[7]

On August 1, 2019, WarnerMedia announced its long-term deal with BBC Studios after HBO Max acquired the exclusive streaming rights to the first 11 seasons of the 2005 Doctor Who revival, Luther, The Honourable Woman, Top Gear, and the British version of The Office. HBO Max will also stream the future seasons of Doctor Who after their initial run on BBC America.[8]

On September 17, 2019, WarnerMedia secured exclusive streaming rights for The Big Bang Theory for around $600 million, or $2.15 million an episode.[9]

Original programming


The service's original series will be branded Max Originals.[2]

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Length Status Production
Search Party Dark comedy Spring 2020 TBA TBA TBA Warner Bros. Television Distribution Moved from TBS for season 3 and 4.[11]
The Boondocks Fall 2020 2 (24 episodes) TBA TBA [12]
Sesame Street Education 2020 55 TBA TBA Sesame Workshop [13]
Americanah TBA 10 episodes TBA TBA
Doom Patrol TBA 1 (14 episodes) TBA TBA Will stream on both DC Universe and HBO Max.[15][16]
Dune: The Sisterhood Science fiction TBA TBA TBA TBA Legendary Television
Ellen's Home Design Challenge Reality television TBA TBA TBA TBA A Very Good Production [18]
Equal TBA TBA TBA TBA Warner Horizon Unscripted Television [19]
Extreme Camp Reality television TBA TBA TBA TBA GoodStory Entertainment [20]
Finding Einstein Docu-series TBA TBA TBA TBA A Very Good Production [18]
First Dates Hotel Reality television TBA TBA TBA TBA A Very Good Production [18]
The Flight Attendant TBA TBA TBA TBA
Generation TBA TBA TBA Series order
  • Good Thing Going Productions
  • We're Not Brothers Productions
Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai TBA TBA TBA Series order
Little Ellen Animation TBA TBA TBA TBA [18]
Looney Tunes Cartoons TBA TBA 1-6 minutes TBA
  • Warner Bros. Animation
Love Life TBA TBA TBA TBA Lionsgate Television
Made for Love Dramedy TBA 1 (10 episodes) TBA TBA Paramount Television
Rydell High Musical TBA 1 TBA TBA Paramount Television
Station Eleven Post-apocalyptic TBA 1 TBA TBA Paramount Television
Tokyo Vice Drama TBA 1 (10 episodes) TBA TBA Endeavor Content
Untitled Gossip Girl sequel Drama TBA 1 (10 episodes) TBA TBA


Year Title Director Notes References
TBA Let Them All Talk Steven Soderbergh Post-production [23]
TBA Unpregnant Rachel Lee Goldenberg Filming [24]


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  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 7, 2019). "'Search Party' Moves From TBS To HBO Max For Season 3, Gets Season 4 Renewal By Streamer". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 18, 2019). "'The Boondocks' Reboot Gets 2-Season Order By HBO Max". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2019.
  13. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 3, 2019). "'Sesame Street' To Move From HBO To HBO Max In 5-Year Sesame Workshop Deal That Includes Full Library, New Series & Specials". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (July 30, 2019). "'Circe' Fantasy Drama From Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver Based On Novel Gets HBO Max Series Order". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2019.
  15. ^ Petski, Denise (July 20, 2019). "Doom Patrol Renewed For Season 2 By DC Universe Via Deal With HBO Max - Comic-Con". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2019.
  16. ^ Haynee, Chris E. (July 25, 2019). "Doom Patrol Gets Season 2 Renewal with a Twist, Titans Gets Premiere Date". Gamespot. Retrieved 2019.
  17. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (July 26, 2019). "Bad Robot-Produced Michael Ausiello Autobiographical Dramedy 'Drama Queen' Lands At HBO Max". Deadline. Retrieved 2019.
  18. ^ a b c d Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (September 27, 2019). "HBO Max Orders Ellen DeGeneres' 'Ellen's Home Design Challenge', 'Little Ellen' & 'First Dates Hotel' Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2019.
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  20. ^ @jdroth2323 (August 29, 2019). "I think you are going to LOVE this one! Will air on the new platform HBO MAX. They are great partners! Show is one of the best I have ever created! Stay tuned! @hbomax !!!!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  21. ^ "Warner Bros. Looney Tune "Curse Of The Monkey Bird" Begins Qualifying Theatrical Engagement". Animation Scoop. September 13, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  22. ^ Porter, Rick (July 17, 2019). "'Gossip Girl' Update Lands Straight-to-Series Order at HBO Max". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019.
  23. ^ Kroll, Justin (August 19, 2019). "HBO Max Lands Steven Soderbergh's Next Film Starring Meryl Streep". Variety. Retrieved 2019.
  24. ^ Kit, Borys (September 19, 2019). "Haley Lu Richardson, Barbie Ferreira to Star in Road Trip Movie 'UNpregnant'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019.

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