HBO Max Launches May 27
WarnerMedia announced that its forthcoming streamer will launch on Wednesday, May 27.
As reported in October, HBO Max will cost $14.99 per month, though current HBO subscribers via AT&T and DirecTV (along with HBO Now subscribers) will have immediate access to the service at no additional cost. It’s not yet clear if an annual subscription rate will be available, but an ad-supported version of HBO Max (price TBD) is expected to launch in 2021.
Among the new service’s launch day offerings:
* Love Life, a scripted series starring Anna Kendrick, about the journey from first love to last love and how the people we’re with along the way make us into who we are when we finally end up with someone forever.
* Craftopia, a kids crafting competition show hosted and executive produced by YouTube influencer Lauren Riihimaki (aka LaurDIY).
* Legendary, in which voguing teams/”houses” compete in unbelievable balls and showcase fashion in order to achieve “legendary” status. The cast includes MC Dashaun Wesley and DJ MikeQ as well as celebrity judges Law Roach, Jameela Jamil, Leiomy Maldonado, and Megan Thee Stallion.
* Looney Tunes Cartoons, in which cherished characters populate 80 11-minute episodes.