Yesterday, Warner Bros. Discovery made a series of huge announcements regarding the future of its streaming platform and content. Beginning May 23, HBO Max and Discovery+ will officially combine content into one streaming platform, known as MAX.
Warner Bros. Discovery also previewed some of the content headed to the platform. The upcoming titles dive into some of the company’s biggest IPs, including Harry Potter and Game of Thrones. Check out a summary of the biggest announcements from WBD and MAX below.
WBD kicked off their announcements with the formal introduction of MAX. The streaming platform will replace HBO Max, adding in titles from the Discovery+ platform.
The service will feature 3 pricing tiers: Ad-Lite at $9.99/month, Ad Free at $15.99/month (the current price of HBO Max), and Ultimate Ad Free ($19.99/month). Learn more about each of the tiers and their inclusions here.
New MAX Title Announcements
Here are some of the biggest new titles announced for MAX.
Harry Potter re-adapted as a series
J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books will officially be re-adapted into a live-action TV series. The project is still in early development, with no showrunner, writers, or cast attached at this time. Learn more about MAX’s plans for Harry Potter here.
New Game of Thrones prequel ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight’
Hot off the heels of the success of House of the Dragon, MAX will expand its Game of Thrones universe again. The prequel is set a century before the events of GOT, and is based on George R.R. Martin’s Dunk and Egg books. Learn more about A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight here.
‘The Conjuring’ universe series
One of the biggest modern horror franchises will expand as a series on MAX. Learn more about the plans for a show in The Conjuring universe here.
Barbie Dreamhouse competition series
MAX, Mattel, and HGTV will partner for a home design and renovation challenge themed around bringing Barbie’s iconic Dreamhouse to life. Learn more about the competition series here.
New ‘Big Bang Theory’ spinoff series
Chuck Lorre, co-creator of The Big Bang Theory and spinoff Young Sheldon, plans to develop another comedy series set in TBBT universe. Learn more about the planned spinoff series here.
Trailers & More
In addition to announcing new titles, WBD offered a few sneak peeks and trailers for projects we already knew about.
This live-action DC series exists in Matt Reeves’ The Batman universe. Learn more about The Penguin here.
True Detective: Night Country
Dive into the highly-anticipated return of True Detective with a new look at Night Country. Learn more about the upcoming season of the popular anthology series here.
Gremlins: Secrets of Mogwai
The Gremlins are getting animated. MAX dropped a look at the new series Secrets of Mogwai. Learn more about the show here.
Kate Winslet leads The Regime, a limited series that tells the story of one year within the walls of the palace of a modern European regime as it begins to unravel.
We also got a first look at the upcoming spy thriller/satire limited series The Sympathizer. Learn more about the show here.