HBO Max is now Max: new movies and TV shows you can watch right now
HBO Max is now officially Max, the revamped streaming service that merges the HBO Max and Discovery Plus libraries. Today, new movies and shows are premiering on the service, including a SmartLess docuseries and a family-friendly Gremlins cartoon. (Shazam! Fury of the Gods isn’t entirely new, but it’s also included in the list below.)
Here’s more info on what just hit Max on launch day and what’s to come in the future. If you stick with the service long enough, you’ll eventually catch a new Harry Potter series and a Game of Thrones spin-off. Max streams Warner Bros., HBO, Max Originals, DC, HGTV, Food Network, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Discovery Channel, TLC, ID and more.
What hit Max on May 23
Max also arrives relatively close to the launch of the Magnolia Network Silos Baking Competition series (May 28), ID docuseries The Curious Case of Natalia Grace (May 29), Sarah Silverman(May 27), the HBO documentary Being Mary Tyler Moore (May 26) and Reality, an HBO film starring Sydney Sweeney (May 29).
More to come to Max in the future
Everything we learned when Warner Bros. Discovery unveiled Max in April
Max is the streaming house of HBO, so he’s not leaving Game of Thrones behind. WBD has revealed that HBO has ordered a new Game of Thrones prequel series, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight. 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 its description. .
“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.
Harry Potter fans will be able to get involved in a new show on Max. Casey Bloys, President and CEO of HBO and HBO Max Content, said, “Over the next decade…we will once again enter the wonderful world of Harry Potter as a multi-season live-action series for the first time. The Original Max Series will adapt the first seven Harry Potter books and feature new actors.
A first look at The Penguin and more:
- WBD has shared a first trailer for the previously announced series The Penguin, starring Colin Farrell as his role from Matt Reeves’ film The Batman. The spin-off will consist of eight episodes and will premiere in 2024.
- A drama series set in the universe of The Conjuring is in development.
- A spin-off comedy series from The Big Bang Theory is in development.
- The previously announced comedy series How to Be a Bookie is coming to Max. It would reunite Charlie Sheen and Chuck Lorre.
- More stuff already on our radar: DC is showing off Creature Commandos, Waller, Booster Gold, Lanterns, and Paradise Lost. Drama series Welcome to Derry, a prequel to 2017’s It and 2019’s It Chapter Two, debuts in 2024.
- Several projects originally developed for Discovery Plus will now be Max originals, according to Bloys. They include Shaun White: The Last Run and Downey’s Dream Cars, starring Robert Downey Jr.
- Fixer Upper: The Hotel, a new installment in the Fixer Upper franchise, will release Max in November. Watch a new trailer featuring Chip and Joanna Gaines.
- The Flash hits theaters in June and Max in the fall.
- Love and Translation, a new dating series from the producers of 90 Day Fiance, will release Max in Winter 2023.
- The food competition series Ciao House, which premiered on Food Network, will air on Max.
- Survive the Raft, a Discovery Channel reality show, is coming to Max in July.
- Lost Women of Highway 20 will hit Max in 2023. The true crime series stars Octavia Spencer.
- Rick and Morty: The Anime will debut on Max with Adult Swim in 2023.
- Barbie Dreamhouse Challenge, a series of doll-themed home improvement contests, is coming to Max this summer.
- Tiny Toons Looniversity, a reboot of Tiny Toon Adventures, is coming to Max this fall.
- A Peter and the Wolf animated short, featuring artwork based on original artwork by Bono, is coming to Max in 2023.
- The HBO series True Detective: Night Country has released a new trailer. It arrives in 2023 and stars Jodie Foster.
- A trailer for the HBO limited series The Regime has dropped. The show debuts in 2024 and stars Kate Winslet.
- The HBO limited series The Sympathizer has also received a new trailer. It arrives in 2024 and is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name.