At long last, Warner Bros. has announced that HBO Max will be launching on May 27.
The long-gestating HBO Max has finally been given the greenlight to launch, but it won’t be quite the launch that was first envisioned. While the service was originally supposed to launch with original content such as a Friends reunion special, the coronavirus pandemic has put a delay on some of that content.
Despite the pullback in some of the original content plans, there will still be some shows moving forward. One of them will include The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo which will see the Sesame Street monster hosting a talk show. The trailer shows that one of his guests will be none other than Batman.
Sure, it’s not an original DC show, but it’s nice to see some integration.
Eventually, HBO Max will be the home of some original DC content including a Green Lantern series as well as a Justice League Dark project headed up by J.J. Abrams production company, Bad Robot.
HBO Max will cost $14.99 a month and will be sold like HBO Now. Customers who already subscribe to HBO via cable will get access to the new service. It will launch with over 10,000 hours of content including the likes of TV series such as Friends, The Big Bang Theory, and South Park, as well as movies such as Suicide Squad and Joker.
There is no word as of yet as to when we’ll see the original DC content, but we’ll anxiously be awaiting it.