WarnerMedia’s new CEO says that HBO Max will maintain its current release date despite concerns over the coronavirus.
The streaming wars have heated up and with the coronavirus keeping people indoors, the use of these services seems more valuable than ever. For a while, Netflix was the go-to service for streaming shows and films. Last year, Netflix faced it’s first real competition in the form of Disney which launched its own streaming service, Disney+ as well as taking complete control of Hulu. Now Warner Bros seems determined not to be left behind and is maintaining its current release date for HBO Max despite the coronavirus.
Warner Bros has had an eventful couple of weeks. The studio was forced to push back Wonder Woman: 1984 over coronavirus concerns. Earlier today, it was announced that a WarnerMedia would have a new CEO in former Hulu boss and Amazon executive Jason Kilar. Now the incoming CEO is saying that Warner Bros’ upcoming streaming service will maintain its current May release date.
According to CNBC Social Media Producer Steve Kopack, the incoming CEO told reporter Julia Boorstin that HBO Max was still on track for its current release date. You can see Steve Kopack’s Tweet below:
— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) April 1, 2020
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Previously announced projects being developed for WarnerMedia’s HBO Max include a Dune series centered on an order of women known as the Bene Gesserit, with Denis Villeneuve directing the pilot episode. Furthermore, HBO Max will include Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, an animated prequel series revealing the origins of the cute but dangerous creatures.
WarnerMedia is said to be considering a less expensive alternative version of the streaming service supported by ad revenue next year.
Warner Bros’ HBO Max is currently scheduled to launch commercially in May 2020 with an anticipated 10,000 hours of premium content.
Source: Steve Kopack/Twitter