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HBO Max Announces Summer Lineup, Including Seth Rogen’s ‘An American Pickle’

Fern Siegel

HBO Max is set for a May 27 kickoff. While the streamer has a smaller library than Disney+, it still supplies fan favorites.

There will also be staggered debuts of original shows and movies, including Seth Rogen’s comedic film “An American Pickle.” According to HBO Max, Rogen stars as “a struggling laborer” in 1920 who “falls into a vat of pickles and is brined for 100 years.” Rogen’s character then finds himself in present day Brooklyn.

Separately, the streamer is rebooting the 1986 ABC comedy “Head of the “Class.” Amy Pocha and Seth Cohen, the “American Vandal” writers, will handle script duties and act as co-showrunners. The original show centered on a group of gifted Manhattan high-school students.

Until then, here is a list of TV shows and films at launch, as well as original series and movie dates:

TV Shows

  • The Alienist
  • Impractical Jokers
  • Robot Chicken
  • Trigonometry
  • Ghosts
  • Home
  • Stath Lets Flats
  • Torchwood
  • Luther
  • The Honorable Woman
  • The Office (UK version)
  • Top Gear (seasons 16-25)
  • Independent
  • Lipstick Empire
  • Snatchers
  • Happily Ever Avatar

Movies

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • An American in Paris
  • Blade Runner: The Final Cut
  • Blood Diamond
  • Braveheart
  • Citizen Kane
  • Friday the 13th
  • Godzilla
  • Gone with the Wind
  • The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night
  • Lethal Weapon series
  • Monsters Vs. Aliens
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise
  • North by Northwest
  • Rebel without a Cause
  • Singin’ in the Rain
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
  • V for Vendetta

HBO Max will also launch with titles via HBO. They include:

  • Alien franchise
  • American Pie series
  • Anastasia
  • Babe
  • Die Hard
  • The Flintstones
  • In Bruges
  • The Indian in the Cupboard
  • Jaws
  • The Land Before Time series
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Teen Witch

HBO Max Original Shows and Movies

June 18

  • Karma

June 25

  • Doom Patrol
  • Esme & Roy
  • Search Party
  • Adventure Time: Distant Lands-BMO

July 9

  • Expecting Amy
  • Close Enough

July 16

  • The House of Ho

July 23

  • Tig n’ Seek

July 30

  • Frayed
  • The Dog House

August 6

  • An American Pickle

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