By this point in the coronavirus pandemic, you’ve probably watched all of Netflix, binged every Disney movie possible, and caught one or two of the decent shows on Amazon. Just when you thought there couldn’t be anything else to stream, WarnerMedia officially announced HBO Max’s launch date.
The anticipated streaming platform will enter the game on May 27 with more than 10,000 hours of content, featuring WarnerMedia’s century-worth of series and films, as well as fan-favorites from TruTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes, DC, CNN, TNT, and TBS (omg).
Fans are highly anticipating the original content — hello more Adventure Time. On day one of the service’s launch, you can expect Love Life, a comedy featuring Anna Kendrick; a me too-inspired documentary titled On the Record; a reality show about underground ballroom dancing called Legendary; Craftopia; brand new episodes of Looney Tunes (I’m skeptical); and perhaps the greatest series of all time: The Not Too Late Show with Elmo, during which the Sesame Street star will interview celebrities from Cookie Monster to Little Nas X.
Content that isn’t original to HBO Max will include all of HBO’s original series, along with fan-favorites like Friends, Rick and Morty, The Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who, and way more. Studio Ghibli’s 20 animated features including Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro will be available at launch.
Fans who already subscribe to HBO and HBO Now don’t have to move a finger, as HBO Max will be included in your subscription. Everyone else can sign up for updates at HBOMax.com. Even if we’re allowed outside again at the end of May, you can always pretend the pandemic is still happening so you can stay home and binge.
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