HBO Max has three new projects in the works, and they include “DC Super Hero High” from Elizabeth Banks, “Rap Sh*t” (working title) from Issa Rae, and “College Girls” (working title) from Mindy Kaling. The shows were detailed on Tuesday night during WarnerMedia Day, when the streamer outlined its upcoming slate of new material.
“Elizabeth Banks, Issa Rae and Mindy Kaling are three of the most gifted women in our industry, and are now bringing their impressive, original projects to HBO Max,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max.
“These three incredible talents embody the distinct and diverse voices that will give flight to the quality HBO Max brand promise across all audiences” added Kevin Reilly, chief content officer, HBO Max and president TBS, TNT, and truTV.
“DC Super Hero High” is a half-hour comedy that is executive produced by Elizabeth Banks. The story follows a group of students living in a boarding school for gifted kids. These teens are just trying to navigate the pressures of high school, but none of them realize that someday they will become legendary DC Super Heroes. “Rap Sh*t” is another half-hour comedy series that follows a female rap group from outside of Miami trying to make it in the music industry. “College Girls” is from Mindy Kaling, and the show is a 13-episode half-hour, single-camera comedy following three 18-year-old freshman roommates at Evermore College in Vermont. The network described the show adding, “A bundle of contradictions and hormones, these sexually active college girls are equal parts lovable and infuriating.” The straight to series order stems from Kaling’s exclusive overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group announced earlier this year to develop, write, and produce new television projects. Kaling will also serve as writer and showrunner on the series.
HBO Max is expected to launch in May of 2020, and will cost $14.99 per month. At launch, AT&T will immediately offer HBO Max to the roughly 10M HBO subscribers on AT&T distribution platforms, at no additional charge. HBO Now direct-billed users who subscribe directly through HBONow.com will also have access to Warner Media’s HBO Max. AT&T customers on premium video, mobile and broadband services will be offered bundles with HBO Max included at no additional charge.
The other projects announced tonight include a new Gina Rodriguez movie, and the network also confirmed that “Rick and Morty” episodes will be available to subscribers. The company outlined the kids content that is slated to launch on the service. HBO Max is also the new home to Ridley Scott’s “Raised by Wolves” sci-fi series, and will be the future home to the DC Comic series “Strange Adventures” and “Green Lantern.”
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