A non-exhaustive list of upcoming Max Originals and HBO Originals titles

🪄 Harry Potter series derived from J. K. Rowling’s books, in which the author will serve as executive producer


⚛️ A comedy series inspired by The Big Bang Theory

🐉 A Game of Thrones prequel A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight

😈 A drama series based on The Conjuring films

🐧 Batman spin-off The Penguin starring Colin Farrell

🇻🇳 Espionage thriller The Sympathizer based on the eponymous, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel


🕵️‍♀️ A new True Detective: Night Country series starring Jodie Foster and Kali Reis

🗣️ Kate Winslet-starring limited series The Regime

👹 Kids’ series Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai

The proliferation of streaming platforms: a timeline

September 2008: Amazon debuts Amazon Video on Demand, an online streaming service that would eventually become Prime Video. Amazon Studios, the in-house production company responsible for original content, launches two years later.


March 2008: Hulu is founded, with AOL, NBC Universal, MSN, Myspace, and Yahoo! as initial distribution partners.

January 2009: Netflix, a mail-order DVD service, introduces online streaming for a limited number of movies and television shows.


February 2010: HBO launches an online streaming service for its cable subscribers to watch content on their laptops and mobile devices called HBO Go.

November 2019: Disney launches Disney+, a streaming service that would combine Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic catalogs. Additionally, Disney acquires 21st Century Fox, giving it a 60% stake in Hulu.


November 2019: Apple unveils streaming app Apple TV+. Similar to Disney+, Apple TV+ only releases original content.

July 2020: NBCUniversal launches Peacock, featuring content from NBC Studios, while HBO GO pivots to HBO Max, showcasing original movies and shows as well as third-party content.


January 2021: Netflix reaches 200 million subscribers, cementing its position as the most popular streaming service.

March 2022: Apple TV+ becomes the first streaming service to win Best Picture at the Oscars, with the original film Coda taking top honors at the Academy Awards.


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