A 'Circe' Adaptation & More Original Series Coming to HBO Max (PHOTOS)
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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.