Friends Reunion Delayed

Hollywood is essentially shut down right now. Nearly all television shows and movies have suspended production until the spread of the coronavirus can be contained. That means some upcoming content that viewers were looking forward to will be delayed, and now that includes one of the most anticipated and demanded reunions in recent memory.

The Friends reunion that was announced not too long ago by HBO Max has been delayed due to the production shutdowns caused by coronavirus. Surely the new streaming service was hoping to have that enticing piece of programming ready for launch, but now it will have to wait. Read More »

Julia Child TV show cast

Joan Cusack was all set to play famous author and chef Julia Child in an upcoming HBO Max pilot, but since she left the project, the show needed a new cook in the kitchen. Now the fledgling streaming service has found a new star for the show. Get the details below. Read More »

friends reunion special

Update: Today, HBO Max officially confirmed that the Friends cast will reunite for “an untitled unscripted special” which will be available when the new streaming service launches this May. Our original article follows.

Welcome to the most boring episode of Friends ever: The One Where The Friends Reunion Special is Actually Happening. Three months after it had been confirmed that a Friends reunion special, which would reunite the original cast of the beloved NBC sitcom, was in the works at HBO Max, we have an update: it’s probably, very likely going to happen.

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In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Netflix cancels Insatiable after two seasons
  • Lucifer in talks with Netflix for another season
  • The Last O.G. season 3 trailer unveils April premiere date
  • Superstore renewed by NBC for a sixth season
  • And more.

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gremlins joe dante

Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch director Joe Dante is feeding fans of the furry creatures with the confirmation that he will be consulting on the upcoming HBO Max animated prequel series, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai. The filmmaker revealed to what degree he will be consulting on the series, which is set in 1920s Shanghai and will follow Mr. Wing, the shopkeeper from the first movie, as he first discovers Gizmo the Mogwai.

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the two princes animated special

HBO Max is building out its collection of original titles with an adaptation of the hit LGBTQ podcast The Two Princes. The upcoming streaming service is teaming up with Spotify to adapt The Two Princes, which follows two rival princes on a quest to save their realm, into a 60-minute animated special. The Two Princes animated special goes to HBO Max after a competitive bidding situation for the property, which became a hit scripted podcast upon its debut last year.

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Warner Max

When studios offload movies to streaming services, the effect can be the same as if the films were sprayed by a skunk: they carry with them a bit of a funk that can be difficult to fully shake off. But as every major movie studio develops its own streaming service, it may help to circumvent that stigma by making sure audiences know that most of the original films on that service were made specifically for that service instead of just being “dumped” there as a last resort.

Enter Warner Max, WarnerMedia’s new feature film production arm which is devoted solely to ensuring that the upcoming HBO Max streaming service “has a steady stream of high-quality and highly curated original films.” Find out more about the company’s new division below.
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Rosario Dawson DMZ

Director/executive producer Ava DuVernay (13th, Selma) has found the star of DMZ, her upcoming HBO Max adaptation of the Vertigo comic book series. Rosario Dawson (Rent, Unstoppable) will lead the streaming series, and you can learn details about her character below.  Read More »

The Uninhabitable Earth TV Series

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 »

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Aquaman Animated Mini-Series

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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