HBO Max is picking up two Comedy Central series: “South Side” and “The Other Two.”
Both shows will air their second seasons on the streamer. Their respective first seasons, and all subsequent ones, begin in 2021. Comedy Central Productions remains the shows’ producer.
In addition, HBO Max also gained the streaming rights to “Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens,” though it will continue to air on Comedy Central, part of ViacomCBS.
“These ground-breaking and hilarious programs are cultural touchstones, and we are excited about the diverse group of comedic voices they will bring to HBO Max. We know our audiences will want to watch again and again,” said Michael Quigley, EVP content acquisitions, WarnerMedia.
“South Side” stars Bashir Salahuddin (“Snatched,” “Sherman’s Suitcase”) and Diallo Riddle (“Marlon”) as friends who work at a rent-to-own store in Chicago after graduating from community college. “The Other Two,” by former “SNL” writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider, stars Drew Tarver (“Bajillion Dollar Propertie$”) and Broadway actress Heléne Yorke (“Bullets Over Broadway”). They play siblings dealing with their 13-year-old brother’s web fame.
HBO Max launched May 27 and per AT&T, had 4.1 million activated subscribers by the end of June.
Like WarnerMedia, HBO Max’s parent, ViacomCBS wants to enhance its streaming platform, CBS All Access.