Friends is leaving Netflix for good in 2020

Angelo Anderson
July 13, 2019

The upcoming media-service provider which will launch in spring next year will be loaded with some 10,000 hours of content, including all episodes of 90s, hit "Friends", acting as a competition to Netflix, Hulu, and Disney Plus.

The most-viewed Netflix show was workplace comedy "The Office", which will switch from Netflix to a planned digital offering from Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal in 2021.

HBO Max has not announced a launch date or price point yet and have also not given further details on how it will differ from HBO Go, though Washington Post reported last month that it could be around $16-$17 monthly and come as a bundle package with Cinemax.

Robert Greenblatt, chairman, WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-To-Consumer said in a statement: "HBO Max will bring together the diverse riches of WarnerMedia to create programming and user experiences not seen before in a streaming platform". Migrating that content from Netflix to HBO Max would mean it would go from one of the most accessible and common streaming formats to one of the LEAST accessible, which would ultimately mean no more miraculous renewals of.000000001-rated things like In The Dark or All-American.

The HBO Max streaming service is scheduled to launch in spring 2020. "Thanks for the memories, gang".


"HBO's world-class programming leads the way, the quality of which will be the guiding principle for our new array of Max Originals, our exciting acquisitions, and the very best of the Warner Bros. libraries". The brand will also provide with Original contents as Max Originals over the period.

The streaming giant is to lose the classic 1990s sitcom from next year, when WarnerMedia, which owns the rights, launches its own rival service.

Other big gets for the new platform are "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and "Pretty Little Liars". However, "Friends" being the original owner of HBO will be available as an exclusive sitcom.

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.

Gremlins, an animated series from Warner Bros.

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