WarnerMedia announced yesterday that its long untitled streaming service will be called HBO Max and launch in Spring of 2020 with exclusive rights to all the episodes of current Netflix favorites like Friends, Riverdale, and Pretty Little Liars. The platform will also be home to some series that have been harder to find on streaming platforms, like The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. The Netflix deal will reportedly expire at year’s end.
The One Where We Have To Say Goodbye.
We’re sorry to see Friends go to Warner's streaming service at the beginning of 2020 (in The US). Thanks for the memories, gang ☕
— Netflix US (@netflix) July 9, 2019
HBO Max has also already announced a variety of original upcoming series like a Gremlins animated prequel, a Dune sequel series called Dune: The Sisterhood, and Kaley Cuoco-starrer The Flight Attendant. The service will be home to programming from Warner Bros., New Line, DC Entertainment, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, The CW, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes and more. HBO Max also has a two-feature-film deal with Reese Witherspoon.
Introducing the next big thing: HBO Max, our upcoming streaming service featuring exclusive originals and the best-of-the-best from the WarnerMedia portfolio. Learn more: https://t.co/MHHIkV0ohz pic.twitter.com/N9jb9FifIW
— WarnerMedia (@WarnerMediaGrp) July 9, 2019