It’s been nicely over a decade since Friends finished–and greater than 25 years because the present premiered–but the basic sitcom stays an enormous half of popular culture. Until the tip of final yr, youthful audiences who missed Friends the primary time round had been in a position to watch it on Netflix. It was eliminated at first of the yr however will shortly have a brand new streaming home–HBO Max.
WarnerMedia’s new streaming platform launches on May 27, and all 10 seasons of Friends will likely be one among its flagship titles. There aren’t many collection over 1 / 4 of a century previous that may very well be an enormous a part of a brand new streaming service’s launch day, however most reveals aren’t Friends. It was an enormous deal when it was introduced final yr that the series was leaving Netflix, significantly because the streaming large had reportedly paid $100 million simply to maintain the present on its platform for an additional yr when its licensing deal initially ran out on the finish of of 2018. According to analysts, Friends was one of the crucial streamed collection on Netflix.
However, there’s one Friends-related present that will not be obtainable on HBO Max’s launch day, and that is the much-anticipated reunion special. The present is about to deliver stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer again collectively. However, the COVID-19 pandemic led to manufacturing on the particular to be delayed.
Other standard reveals that may obtainable on HBO Max embrace Big Bang Theory and South Park, together with films equivalent to Studio Ghibli’s basic anime movies, DC hits like Joker and Wonder Woman, and The Matrix films. There’s additionally quite a lot of unique collection, such because the comedy Love Life, starring Anna Kendrick, and the ballroom dance competitors Legendary.
HBO Max will value $15 per thirty days. This worth contains all kinds of library content material from different WarnerMedia-owned manufacturers. These embrace DC Entertainment, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, The CW, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, and Looney Tunes. Existing subscribers to HBO Now will get entry to HBO Max at launch for no additional value, whereas subscribers to HBO through AT&T’s TV providers can even be upgraded routinely.