One thing eerie appears to be a-brewing over at HBO Max, and subscribers need solutions. After six Max Originals had been quietly faraway from the platform with no forewarning, many are noticing a few of their different favourite reveals are lacking as properly. So from us to you, HBO Max: what the heck is happening?!
It was odd sufficient that Warner Bros. Discovery announced earlier this week that they scrapped Batgirl, a film that price them over $70 million to make and was in its remaining levels of post-production, however now Variety has reported six extra titles had been kicked to the curb.
In line with the outlet, the Lana Condor and Cole Sprouse-led rom-com Moonshot (which simply premiered on the streamer in March!), Melissa McCarthy’s Superintelligence, the 2020 remake of The Witches starring Anne Hathaway and Octavia Spencer, Seth Rogen’s An American Pickle, Locked Down, and Charm City Kings are all lacking from the library. The odd half, nonetheless, is that they’re all Warner Bros. films that had been streaming on HBO Max. (Of be aware, most of those films are nonetheless obtainable for rental and buy on VOD companies like Apple and Vudu.)
Motion pictures aren’t the one ones being mysteriously thrown away. One Twitter person pointed out that the 2016 collection Vinyl, which was government produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, and the Kathryn Hahn comedy collection Mrs. Fletcher had been additionally amongst these lacking.
Lena Dunham’s Camping, Run starring Merritt Wever, Ok Road, and Here and Now are another titles that seemingly vanished. PopCulture reported that Cartoon Community and Grownup Swim content material in addition to TBS and TNT reveals comparable to The Last O.G, Snowpiercer, and Amsterdam had been now not showing on the platform, regardless of WarnerMedia proudly owning each cable channels.
Seeing as this has been occurring for weeks, HBO Max’s Twitter responded to at least one curious subscriber final month saying, “Thanks in your curiosity in HBO Max content material. As we work to deliver collectively HBO Max and discovery+, we’re making some adjustments to our companies. A part of that course of consists of the removing of choose content material. Thanks.”
Decider has reached out to HBO Max for a press release.