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Combining HBO Max and Discovery+ platforms, MAX opens on May 23!

Combining HBO Max and Discovery+ platforms, MAX opens on May 23!

The new platform, which combines HBO Max with Discovery +, was announced this evening, along with many new projects. The joint platform called “MAX” opens in the US on May 23.

Membership to MAX in the US will be $9.99 per month with ads, $15.99 without ads, and $19.99 with the ad-free premium package. Although Discovery + content is added to HBO Max, the platform will not be closed and will continue to exist as itself. The Max is expected to arrive in Latin America in the fall and in Europe, Asia-Pacific and new markets in 2024.

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The contents announced or promoted with MAX are as follows:

1) Harry Potter Series

The Harry Potter series, which was reported for the first time last week, is officially becoming a reality. Within a 10-year plan, 7 books will be adapted as a series with a new staff, and each season is planned to focus on a book. J.K. Rowling will be involved as executive producer.

2) Extension Series to Game of Thrones

“A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight” was officially announced, news of which came in January 2021. George R.R. All three short stories written by Martin will be adapted from Tales of Dunk and Egg. The book chronicles the adventures of Ser Duncan the Tall (Dunk) and the young Aegon V Targaryen (Egg). Martin and Ira Parker will serve as screenwriters and executive producers.

3) The Penguin

The first promotional video of the new series about Batman’s famous villain The Penguin has been released. Colin Farrell, who portrayed the character in the movie The Batman with Robert Pattinson, also portrays him in the series. Announced in September 2021, the series will chronicle the rise of Penguin, the shrewd gang leader, also known as Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot.

The Penguin | In-Production Teaser | Max

4) The Big Bang Theory Extension

Another extension joins The Big Bang Theory series. It has been announced that a new series is being prepared to be screened on MAX. No information was provided on the subject of the extension.

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TBBT’s first extension series, Young Sheldon, continues its broadcasting life with its 6th season and has already received its 7th season approval. It is said that the series may end with the 7th season, but an official statement has not been made yet.

The Big Bang Theory Extension
The Big Bang Theory Extension

5) The Conjuring Series

It was also announced that a new series set in The Conjuring universe is being prepared. Peter Safran will serve as executive producer on the series. James Wan, who has prepared some of the films of the series, which has reached 7 films, continues its negotiations to participate in the project. The new movie of the series, The Nun 2, will be in theaters on September 8, 2023.

The Conjuring
The Conjuring

6) Welcome to Derry

The TV series Welcome to Derry, based on Stephen King’s novel IT (O), was officially announced in February 2023. It has been announced that the series will be on MAX in 2024. Bill Skarsgård, who played the character in IT and IT Chapter Two, will not be in the series.

Welcome to Derry
Welcome to Derry

7) Rick and Morty: The Anime

There was also news from the anime Rick and Morty series, which was announced in May 2022. The series will air on MAX and Adult Swim before the end of the year.

Rick and Morty: The Anime
Rick and Morty: The Anime

8) True Detective: Night Country

The first promotional video for the 4th season of True Detective, which was announced in May 2022, starring Jodie Foster and Kali Reis, has also arrived. The series will air on HBO and MAX later this year.

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9) The Sympathizer

Robert Downey Jr. and Sandra Oh’s HBO series The Sympathizer has also been released. Park Chan-wook (The Handmaiden, The Little Drummer Girl), one of the important names of South Korean cinema, prepared the mini-series that will start in 2024. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen published in 2015. Its production was undertaken by A24 and Rhombus Media.

10) The Regime

The trailer for The Regime starring Kate Winslet has also been released. The series, whose project name is The Palace, will begin in 2024. The mini-series will be about the events of a year passed within the walls of a palace under an authoritarian regime that is on the verge of disintegration.

11) Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai

Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, which will be screened as an animated series adaptation of the 1984 movie, will begin on the day of MAX’s opening, that is, on May 23.