Adam McKay has received plenty of acclaim for his HBO series Succession, and soon he’ll be delivering another project to HBO Max as part of his five-year overall television deal with the cable channel and Warner Media’s new streaming service launching later this year.
During the HBO Max Television Critics Association presentation yesterday, it was announced that Adam McKay would be adapting David Wallace-Wells’ global best-selling book and New York Magazine article The Uninhabitable Earth into an anthology series for the streaming service. The series will tell “stand-alone fictional stories covering a wide range of genres and possible futures that could result from the rapid warming of our planet.” That’s one way to show people how terrifying climate change can be if we let it get out of control. Read More »
Aquaman director James Wan is returning to Atlantis sooner than expected. Not only will Wan helm the eventual Aquaman sequel, he’s also executive producing an Aquaman animated mini-series set to make a splash on HBO Max. The series, Aquaman: King of Atlantis, will have standalone episodes that sound as if they take place after the events of the live-action Aquaman movie.
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Posted on Thursday, January 16th, 2020 by Fred Topel
WarnerMedia had its first Television Critics Association panel for HBO Max since they named their upcoming streaming service. HBO Max Chief Content Officer Kevin Reilly previewed the service last year, but it was still untitled at the time. In their October investor presentation, HBO Max revealed one of their originals is a Green Lantern series from producer Greg Berlanti.
Reilly had an update on Berlanti’s Green Lantern series for the TCA. That led to further questions for Reilly about the future of DC Universe, the company’s current standalone streaming service with originals Titans, Doom Patrol, Harley Quinn and the short-lived Swamp Thing.
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The Last of the Mohicans TV series has finally found a home at HBO Max.
Last April, word came out that filmmaker Cary Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation, True Detective, the upcoming James Bond film No Time to Die) was developing a new adaptation of author James Fenimore Cooper’s 1826 novel for Paramount Television, and that the project was searching for an outlet. Nearly a year later, it turns out that the yet-to-launch streaming service HBO Max evidently likes the combination of talent involved, because they’ve given the new retelling a script order. Learn who else is on board this adaptation below.
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We knew it was going to happen, but that doesn’t make it any less heartbreaking to discover that Friends won’t always be there for us — at least on Netflix. The beloved NBC sitcom, which took on a second life as the white noise playing on every millennial apartment’s TV screens, has officially left Netflix. The streaming giant announced this news last year after losing the coveted sitcom in a costly bidding war to Warner Media, but plenty of Netflix subscribers were surprised to find the series gone from the service early morning on January 1, 2020. But all hope is not lost, Friends fans. Here’s where you can find Friends streaming when it arrives on a new service later this spring.
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Neal Stephenson‘s sci-fi classic Snow Crash is getting the TV treatment for HBO Max. Writer Michael Bacall (21 Jump Street) and director Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) are tackling the adaptation. Stephenson’s novel covers a wide range of topics, including “history, linguistics, anthropology, archaeology, religion, computer science, politics, cryptography, memetics, and philosophy.”
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One of the most-watched movies of any holiday season is undoubtedly National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. People just can’t get enough of seeing a dysfunctional family try to make it through the holidays, probably because it makes it a little easier to deal with their own family problems. And soon enough, they may be able to see The Griswolds more often, at least if they have HBO Max.
WarnerMedia’s new streaming service has announced a new half-hour comedy series called The Griswolds, based on the Vacation franchise that started with National Lampoon’s Vacation in 1983. But will it bring back any of the Vacation franchise cast members for the series or not? Read More »
In the wake of the box office disaster that was Justice League, the future of movies from DC Comics has been unclear. Despite the success of Wonder Woman and Aquaman at the box office, Warner Bros. Pictures has been trying to distance themselves from the interconnected universe of superheroes created by director Zack Snyder. The success of Joker will only bolster that initiative, and it appears the future of DC Comics on screen will include the return of The Flash, a new movie for Green Lantern, potentially the involvement of J.J. Abrams, and development of projects at HBO Max. Here’s what we know. Read More »
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It turns out HBO Max is the one that will be there for us. The forthcoming WarnerMedia streaming service is working hard to bring the cast of Friends back together in an unscripted reunion special. This would be the first time the cast of the hit sitcom, which has found new life as one of the most lucrative streaming titles on the market, would reunite onscreen since the show wrapped up its 10-season run in 2004.
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Point Horror, a series of young adult horror books penned by authors like R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike, is headed to the small screen. HBO Max is developing a Point Horror anthology series. Each episode of the show will be inspired by one of the original books, complete with a “nostalgic nod to the 1990s” – the era in which the books originated. Read More »