Streaming Service Max Will Be Exclusive Home For ‘The Penguin’, More Originals
Discovery of Warner Bros. unveiled more about its newly renamed streaming service, Max, during a press conference on Wednesday. The flurry of content-related announcements from the event included new trailers for Max original series The Penguin And SmartLess: on the roadas well as the revelation that HBO has given a series order to the Game of Thrones prequel A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Knight of the Hedges.
Previously announced show The Penguin is a spin-off of Matt Reeves’ The Batman movie and stars Colin Farrell as Gotham’s new kingpin. Max’s original will consist of eight episodes and will air in 2024. You can watch the new teaser below.
SmartLess: On the road, too previously flagged as ongoing, follows actors and friends Will Arnett, Jason Bateman and Sean Hayes on the North American tour of their popular podcast. Here’s the new trailer for this original Max docuseries, coming May 23.
HBO Originals like A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight will stream on Max. The series will be set 100 years before the events of Game of Thrones, when “two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros…a naïve but brave young knight, Ser Duncan the Great, and his little squire, Egg,” according to the newspaper line. .
“Set in a time when the Targaryen bloodline still holds the Iron Throne and the memory of the Last Dragon has yet to pass from living memory, great destinies, mighty foes and dangerous exploits await all of these unlikely friends. and matchless,” the newspaper line says.
Other new offerings include an untitled Harry Potter series that adapts the books, a spin-off comedy series from The Big Bang Theory, a drama series set in the Conjuring universe, a drama series The Sympathizer, a True Detective limited series: Night Country, a limited series The Regime, Downey’s Dream Cars, Fixer Upper: The Hotel, and the reality series Survive the Raft.
Max merges content from HBO Max and Discovery Plus and is set to launch on May 23. Here are more details from Wednesday’s press conference.