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These Are All The Original Series Coming to HBO Max in 2020 — Including Shows Starring Anna Kendrick, Kaley Cuoco, and Ansel Elgort

Jason Gurwin

Yesterday, WarnerMedia made it official announcing HBO Max, their streaming service which combines content from HBO, as well as additional original series, movies, and will now be the exclusive home to library content from Friends, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and Pretty Little Liars. While the service won’t officially launch until mid-2020 and no pricing was announced — it’s expected to be a few dollars more than HBO current $15 price point.

HBO Max will include the following original series:

  • “Dune: The Sisterhood,” an adaptation of Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson’s book based in the world created by Frank Herbert’s book Dune, from director Denis Villeneuve

  • “Tokyo Vice,” based on Jake Adelstein’s non-fiction first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat starring Ansel Elgort

  • “The Flight Attendant,” a one-hour thriller series based on the novel by Chris Bohjalian, which will star Kaley Cuoco, who is also executive producing alongside Greg Berlanti

  • “Love Life,” a 10-episode half-hour romantic comedy anthology series starring “Pitch Perfect” star Anna Kendrick, who will also executive produce alongside Paul Feig

  • “Station Eleven,” a postapocalyptic limited series based on Emily St. John Mandel’s international bestseller, adapted by Patrick Somerville and directed by Hiro Murai

  • “Made for Love,” a 10-episode, half-hour, straight-to-series adaptation based on the tragicomic novel of the same name by Alissa Nutting, also from Somerville and directed by S.J. Clarkson

  • “Gremlins,” an animated series from Warner Bros. Animation and Amblin Entertainment based on the original movie

It will join content that is being made for HBO in 2020 & 2021, which has seen a 50% increase is content budget.

  • Stephen King’s “The Outsider,” a dark mystery starring Ben Mendelsohn, produced and directed by Jason Bateman

  • “Lovecraft Country,” a unique horror series based on a novel by Matt Ruff, written and executive produced by Misha Green, and executive produced by Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams

  • “The Nevers,” Joss Whedon’s new science fiction series starring Laura Donnelly

  • “The Gilded Age,” the opulent world of 1885 New York from “Downton Abbey’s” Julian Fellowes

  • “Avenue 5,” high satire aboard a space-bound cruise ship from Armando Iannucci (“Veep”), starring Hugh Laurie and Josh Gad

  • “The Undoing,” a psychological thriller from David E. Kelley, directed by Susanne Bier starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant

  • “The Plot Against America,” reimagined history based on Phillip Roth’s novel written and executive produced by David Simon and Ed Burns, starring Winona Ryder and John

  • “Perry Mason,” the classic legal drama for a new generation, executive produced by Robert Downey, Jr. and Susan Downey, with Matthew Rhys in the title role

  • “I Know This Much Is True,” a complex family drama starring Mark Ruffalo playing twin brothers, one of whom has schizophrenia, based on the best-selling novel by Wally Lamb, written and directed by Derek Cianfrance.