HBO Max in May for $15

(Above source: HBO Max)

Now we know. WarnerMedia will debut HBO Max, its new streamer, in May 2020.

Price? $14.99 a month – but not for everyone. Customers who already subscribe directly to the $14.99/month HBO Now streamer (that is, through HBONow.com) or who get HBO via AT&T will be able to add the service at no additional cost. (AT&T plans to invest up to $2 billion in HBO Max in 2020, according to WarnerMedia.)

HBO Max will launch with 10,000 hours of content, including the entire HBO service, plus HBO Max originals and content from Warner Bros., New Line, DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, Tru, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes and other libraries. HBO Max will also offer “third party” titles.

HBO Max recently acquired rights to such classic TV franchises as The Big Bang Theory, Friends, Dr. Who, the UK version of The Office and South Park (for which it’s paying a hefty $500 million).

(Source: WarnerMedia)

Original content will include:

For Children

The Fungies! A prehistoric comedy cartoon about a young elementary student, Seth, who explores Fungietown.

Tig N’ Seek. The animated comedy adventures of 8-year-old Tiggy and his gadget-building cat, Gweeseek, as they search for the lost items of Wee Gee City.

Tooned Out. Executive produced by Robert Zemeckis, Tooned Out is a hybrid live-action and animated comedy in which Mac starts seeing iconic cartoon characters.

Looney Tunes Cartoons. A new series of 80 11-minute episodes and holiday-themed specials from Warner Bros. The animated cast will include Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Tweety, Sylvester, Granny, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Tasmanian Devil, Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote.

Jellystone. Another animated comedy about the adventures of Hanna-Barbera characters in the eponymous town.

For Older Audiences

DC Super Hero High. In this half-hour comedy series, gifted students deal with the pressures of high school, not realizing that they’re destined to become DC Super Heroes.

Strange Adventures. This one-hour anthology series will feature characters from the DC canon.

Rap Sh*t (working title). A half-hour comedy series focusing on a female rap group trying to make it in the music industry.

College Girls (working title). From The Office’s Mindy Kaling, this 13-episode half-hour comedy deals with three 18-year-old freshman roommates at a Vermont college.

Raised by Wolves. Alien director Ridley Scott will executive produce this series about two androids raising human children “on a mysterious virgin planet.”

There will also be five comedy specials presented by Conan O’Brien and a film, Bobbie Sue, about “a headstrong young lawyer who lands a career-making case with an upper crust law firm, only to realize she’s been hired for optics and not her expertise.”

You can find a complete list of HBO Max titles at WarnerMedia.

To register for updates, visit HBOMax.com.

HBO Max joins other big name media companies who about to launch streamers, including Disney+, Apple TV+ and NBC Universal’s Peacock.

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