Greg Berlanti's DC Anthology, Mindy Kaling's Comedy & More Original Series Coming to HBO Max (PHOTOS)
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Executive produced by Robert Zemeckis, this half-hour live-action and animated hybrid comedy series follows Mac, a man who begins to see iconic cartoon characters come to life, but they serve a purpose as they try to help him get through a rough patch.
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This series from Mindy Kaling has a 13-episode order and is a single-camera comedy which follows three 18-year-old freshman roommates at Vermont's Evermore College.
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Stand Up Specials Presented by Conan O'Brien
The late night talk show host and comedian will helm five new comedy specials for the platform. O'Brien will host two specials, featuring short sets from up-and-coming stars as well as helping put together three hour-long specials featuring various comedians.
House of the Dragon
Based on series co-creator George R.R. Martin's book Blood & Fire
, this Game of Thrones
prequel has been ordered to series at HBO and will air on the streaming platform. The show follows the history of House Targaryen and will unite Martin with showrunners Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan Condal.
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Raised by Wolves
This previously announced sci-fi series exective produced and directed by Ridely Scott is moving from TNT to the streaming platform. Wolves
follows the story of two androids who are tasked with protecting and raising human children on a mysterious planet.
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This half-hour comedy series from Insecure
's Issa Rae follows a female rap group based just outside of Miami who are trying to make it in the industry.
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Strange Adventures and Green Lantern
Greg Berlanti will executive produce Strange Adventures
, a DC Super Hero anthology series that will feature characters across the DC canon. Meanwhile, Berlanti Productions is working on a Green Lanter
inspired show that will introduce viewers to characters from the iconic comic in Berlanti's biggest series yet.
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DC Super Hero High
Elizabeth Banks will executive produce this half-hour comedy series that follows the youth of a boarding school for gifted kids. Viewers will experience their journey as they navigate high school, unaware of the fact that they'll become DC Super Heros.
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This animated title from Stephen Neary (above) and Cartoon Network Studios, is a prehistoric-set comedy which follows Seth — a young student from Fungietown. Another animated series — Tig N' Seek
— from Myke Chilian has also been ordered. That show will follow 8-year-old Tiggy and his gadget-building cat, Gweeseek as they search for lost items in Wee Gee City
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From executive producer Lena Dunham comes this half-hour dramedy about high school students living in a conservative town who explore their sexuality. Along the way they'll discover how this decision will impact their beliefs, life and family. According to The Hollywood Reporter
, The show will be penned by 17-year-old Zelda Barnes and father Daniel Barnz who is an executive producer with husband Ben Barnz.
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Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira are bringing Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel to the small screen with this adaptation of her best-selling novel. According to Variety
, the project has been given a 10-episode limited series order. Telling the story of Ifemelu (Nyong'o), a Nigerian native who is faced with struggle when she learns what it means to be black in America, meanwhile her love Obinze (yet to be cast) is forced to live undocumented in London. Viewers will follow the characters as their dramatic storylines unfold.
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Red Bird Lane
showrunner John Wells' young adult drama is a morality and psychological horror show, according to The Hollywood Reporter
. Following eight strangers who arrive at a remote house, Red Bird Lane
will see them realize something dark awaits them there.
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Rules of Magic
HBO Max has given a pilot order with a 10-script order for Melissa Rosenberg's Practical Magic
prequel, The Hollywood Reporter
revealed. The story will follow siblings living in 1960s New York and their self-discovery as they embrace their witch bloodlines. Two of the siblings — Franny and Jet — were portrayed in the 1998 film.
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The Flight Attendant
Kaley Cuoco is returning to TV with The Flight Attendant
, based on Chris Bohjalian's book which the actress secured rights to in 2017. In the adaptation, Cucoco will portray Cassandra Bowden, a flight attendant who wakes up to find a dead body in her bed. For more details, click here
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Rise of the Planet of the Apes
co-scribes Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver are set to adapt Madeline Miller's book Circe
into an 8-episode straight-to-series order, according to Deadline
is a modern perspective of Greek Mythology told from the goddess' point of view as she transforms from a nymph into a powerful witch that challenges gods, titans and monsters.
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Untitled Gossip Girl Reboot
HBO Max has given a 10-episode, straight-to-series order for an update of the series, which ran on The CW from 2007-12. Former showrunner Joshua Safran will write and executive produce the new show, while original series creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will also serve as EPs.
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Made for Love and Station Eleven
creator Patrick Somerville is set to helm two new shows for the WarnerMedia platform, according to Variety
. The half-hour comedy Made for Love
is an adaptation of Alissa Nutting's novel with the same title which has been ordered straight-to-series with 10 episodes. Meanwhile, Station Eleven
is a post-apocalyptic tale that spans multiple timelines in the 10-episode limited series.
Dune: The Sisterhood
WarnerMedia is expanding the Dune
franchise from the upcoming film by ordering Dune: The Sisterhood
to series, according to Deadline
. It will explore that world — in which humanity lives in thousands of worlds under the rule of the Padishah Emperor, The Imperium — through a mysterious order of women known as the Bene Gesserit. These women have "extraordinary abilities by their mastery of the body and the mind," and their plans will lead them to the planet Arrakis, a.k.a. Dune.
Denis Villeneuve is directing the pilot, and Jon Spaihts will write it. They will also serve as executive producers with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, and Kim Herbert for the Frank Herbert estate.
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Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver
, The Fault in Our Stars
) is stepping into the world of TV with Tokyo Vice
, a drama based on Jake Adelstein's memoir about his time as an American journalist working the Tokyo police beat, according to Deadline
. Elgort will play a journalist who embeds within the Tokyo Vice police squad to reveal corruption. The show has a 10-episode series order with J.T Rogers set to write and Destin Daniel Cretton slated to direct.
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is set to star in this rom-com anthology series which received a 10-episode first season order. The show reunites Kendrick with Paul Feig, who is serving as producer (the two previously worked on the film A Simple Favor
reports that the show will chronicle one protagonist's relationship throughout a single season and will shift protagonists from season to season.
Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai
The streamer is also delving into animation as it works on a series based on the Gremlins
film franchise. According to Variety
, the show is a prequel that will follow the adventures of Mr. Wing and the friendly Mogwai known as Gizmo. Deadline
reported in July of 2019 that the animated show received a series order.
WarnerMedia's streaming platform HBO Max is bulking up its original series roster with a few high-profile names attached to star in their shows.
From drama to romance, the platform is working to provide viewers with some sure-to-please content when it launches in Spring of 2020. So in order to keep up with all of the shows coming to HBO Max, we're rounding up the titles as they're announced in the gallery above.
See which shows are joining the growing slate of programming.
Click through the images for a sneak peek at what's to come, who is starring in these projects and much more. Plus, stay tuned for new additions.