We’ve known since October last year that HBO Max was set to launch in May 2020, but now we have an official date: May 27.
At $14.99 per month, it will be one of the more expensive video-streaming services; Disney+ is only $6.99 per month, while the upcoming Peacock service’s highest tier will be $10. But you may think it’s worth the price considering the amount of content on offer. WarnerMedia promises “10,000 hours of premium content” spanning the entire HBO service, all of Warner Bros. content (including over 2,000 feature films), and new Max Originals every month.
Alone, HBO Now already costs $14.99 per month, so you get a few extras switching over to HBO Max. On launch day, for example, a number of premium Max Originals will be made available, including Love Life, Legendary, Craftopia, On The Record, all-new Looney Tunes cartoons, and The Not Too Late Show with Elmo.
The service will continue to roll out new premier content after launch, with the summer and fall bringing us The Flight Attendant, the new unscripted Friends reunion, Doom Patrol, Search Party, Expecting Amy, Raised by Wolves, Close Enough, and Adventure Time: Distant Lands.
Existing HBO premium originals you can expect to find include Westworld, Big Little Lies, Game of Thrones, Sex and the City, Veep, The Wire, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Insecure, Succession, Watchmen, Barry, Euphoria, The Jinx, and The Sopranos.
And from the WarnerMedia back catalog you’ll find, Friends, The Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who, Rick and Morty, The Boondocks, The Bachelor, Sesame Street, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Batwoman, Nancy Drew, Katy Keene, The O.C., and Pretty Little Liars to name but a few.
If you’re interested in subscribing, head to the HBO Max website, scroll to the bottom of the page, and enter your email address to be informed when sign-ups open. There’s also the promise of some special offers, which may help alleviate the $15 monthly price tag.