The latest high-profile service entering the streaming landscape, HBO Max, is launching today (May 27) in the U.S. with a collection of content including previously-announced non-scripted fare such as competition format Legendary and documentary On the Record.
The direct-to-consumer experience is now live with 10,000 hours of premium content, including the entire HBO service, franchises, previous and current Warner Bros. titles and originals — including a roster of unscripted series and documentaries.
In addition to ballroom-dance competition series Legendary (pictured) and eight-episode kids crafting series Craftopia, Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering’s Sundance-premiering documentary On the Record, produced by Jane Doe Films, is also available as part of the streamer’s Max Originals slate.
Craftopia is produced by B17 Entertainment, an Industrial Media company; Legendary is produced by Scout Productions.
Other previously-announced originals headed to HBO Max this summer include the Amy Schumer-produced docuseries’ Expecting Amy and The House of Ho, produced by Wallin Chambers Entertainment in association with Lionsgate Television.
Animal rescue series The Dog House, which first aired on UK pubcaster Channel 4, will also be available.
Premiering June 18, the previously-announced GoodStory Entertainment-produced kids adventure competition series Karma will see 16 contestants test their physical and mental stamina.
HBO’s summer premieres will be available on HBO Max at the same time they air on the network, including the six-part docuseries I’ll Be Gone in the Dark on June 28.
Previously-announced limited Max Original docuseries Equal, which pays tribute to the origins of the LGBTQ+ movement, will bow on the platform this fall. The series is produced by Scout Productions, Berlanti Productions, That’s Wonderful Productions, Raintree Ventures and Warner Horizon Unscripted Television…