Apr 14 • 41M

Dr. Pimple Popper Meets Harry Potter

Was HBO too Grey Poupon? Love him or hate him, meet Max. Plus: why WGA negotiations are stalling

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HEADED FOR HOGWARTS Casey Bloys discussed the newly announced Harry Potter TV series making its way to Max on April 12th. (Courtesy of Elaine Low)


In 2010, HBO debuted the first modern streaming service, HBO Go. Thirteen years later, and for the first time since, the iconic HBO moniker will not headline the title of a platform: WBD’s streaming offering will soon go by a single moniker, Max. Sean McNulty, Elaine Low and Richard Rushfield are joined by Sonny Bunch to debate whether this is a clever move to court new subscribers or a misguided abdication of a brand that signifies quality (and, possibly snobbery). Also: the WGA negotiations hit a wall (29:36), and an overview of the current theatrical offerings (36:49). 

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