HBO Max Is Launching on May 27 and Here's Why You'll Want To Sign Right Up

HBO's streaming service HBO Max will launch on May 27, and the company just revealed some of the exciting originals that will be available on launch day.

The company will launch with an exciting slate of original content, both with completely original content and a few existing franchises are beloved by fans.

"Our number one goal is having extraordinary content for everyone in the family, and the HBO Max programming mix we are so excited to unveil on May 27th will bear that out," Chairman of Warner Media Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer Robert Greenblatt said in a press release. "Even in the midst of this unprecedented pandemic, the all-star teams behind every aspect of HBO Max will deliver a platform and a robust slate of content that is varied, of the highest quality, and second to none. I'm knocked out by the breadth and depth of our new offering, from the Max originals, our Warner Bros library and acquisition titles from around the world, and of course the entirety of HBO."

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Tony Goncalves, Chief Executive Officer of Otter Media, speaks onstage at HBO Max WarnerMedia Investor Day Presentation at Warner Bros. Studios on October 29, 2019 in Burbank, California. Presley Ann/Getty

The service will debut six originals on the first day, sure to excite a number of fans.

Love Life

The Anna Kendrick-starring Love Life is an anthology series tracking different relationships from the protagonists' life. The reinvention of the rom-com comes from creator and showrunner Sam Boyd, who also directed In a Relationship. According to a press release, Love Life is "about the journey from first love to last love, and how the people we're with along the way make us into who we are when we finally end up with someone forever."

Looney Tunes Cartoons

For fans of the classic, 80 short new episodes of the classic cartoon will air on the platform. The update on the classic cartoons keep the spirit of the original cartoons while being adapted for a modern audience. The series will be executive produced by Uncle Grandpa's Pete Browngardt and Teen Titans Go's Sam Register.

On The Record

The documentary follows music executive Drew Dixon's journey in being one of the first women of color to come forward during the #MeToo movement to publicly accuse Richard Simmons of sexual assault. The series tackles the unique perspective that women of color often experience when reporting sexual assault and the silencing and ignorance they often face.


This competition show features voguing teams facing off in massive dance competitions and extravagant fashion shows to become "legendary." The show features celebrity judges Law Roach, Jameela Jamil, Leiomy Maldonado, and Megan Thee Stallion.

The Not Too Late Show With Elmo

Everyone's favorite Sesame Street character is getting his own late night style talk show. He'll interview fellow Sesame Street favorites like Cookie Monster but is also slated to interview some real life celebrity guests like fellow late night host Jimmy Fallon, comedian John Mulaney, actress Blake Lively, and musician Lil Nas X.


This crafting kids competition is hosted and executive produced by YouTube influencer Lauren Riihimaki (LaurDIY). Kids compete to create imaginative and interesting creations to win the competition in the epic crafting studio.

For people looking for something more familiar on the first day of HBO Max, the service will offer beloved TV classics like Friends, Rick and Morty, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Sesame Street, The O.C., Anthony Bourdain's Part's Unknown, and more. Other classics like South Park, Gossip Girl, and The West Wing are slated to join the library within the first year.

Major movies are also planned to hit the service in the first year such as A Star is Born, Joker, and Crazy Rich Asians. The Criterion Collection and Studio Ghibli are also anticipated to hit the service in the first year.