The long-awaited launch date for HBO Max is finally set. The new streaming service from WarnerMedia, which combines HBO’s library with original titles and past and present Warner Bros. content, will officially go live on Monday, May 27.
According to HBO Max, the streaming library will feature films and TV series from Warner Bros.’ “100-year content collection,” New Line, library titles from DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes, and “a selection of classic films curated in partnership with TCM.”
WarnerMedia also announced the “MAX Originals” that will be available to stream on launch day: Anna Kendrick’s comedy Love Life; the Sundance feature doc On the Record; dance competition series Legendary; Craftopia, hosted by YouTuber LaurDIY; a new Looney Tunes cartoon, and Sesame Workshop’s The Not Too Late Show with Elmo. That last one already sounds better than James Corden’s show.
If those launch day titles are underwhelming to you, well, HBO Max buried the lede in their press release. Some heavy hitters are coming throughout the summer and into the fall, including the return of our beloved DC Universe series Doom Patrol and TBS’ holdover Search Party. A Friends thing is also happening, but not the way you want it. Read on for more via the HBO Max release…