In this edition of TV Bits:
- Peacock orders Queer as Folk series reboot
- Friends reunion special for HBO Max finally sets production date
- The CW’s Powerpuff Girls live-action series finds its Mojo Jojo
- Jennifer Jason Leigh joins Hunters season 2
- MacGyver canceled at CBS after 5 seasons
- And more.
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We’re just a few days away from the launches of both AppleTV+ and Disney+, but there is still at least one more major player waiting to enter the streaming wars after those two: HBO Max. WarnerMedia’s streaming service will debut in spring of 2020 with around 10,000 hours of content available to consume, including popular hits like Friends and The Big Bang Theory. But there are also tons of original series in development for the new service, and we’re here to round them all up in one place so you can decide if it’s going to be worth it to add yet another streaming service to your monthly budget.
The service will provide content from every branch of the WarnerMedia corporate tree, including HBO, Warner Bros., New Line, DC Entertainment, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, The CW, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, and Looney Tunes. Here’s a list of all of the HBO Max shows we know about so far (not to be confused with HBO originals, which are a whole separate thing).
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If you’re the type of person who pays attention to the people who direct your favorite TV shows (and if you’re reading a site like /Film, let’s assume you probably are), you’ve likely seen two names pop up again and again over the past few years: Michelle MacLaren and Hiro Murai. Both have amassed impressive resumes with credits on some of the biggest and best shows in the world and become mainstays on lists of directors who should tackle the world’s next big-budget franchise movies – but both of them have primarily stuck to the TV realm thus far in their careers.
That streak appears to be continuing, because they’ve each lined up a new show to work on: MacLaren is directing something called Coyote, and Murai will be helming an adaptation of author Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven. Read on to learn about each of these shows and where you can eventually watch them.
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