HBO Max is launching in 39 countries and territories in Latin America and the Caribbean in June as well as setting its sights on producing more than 100 local original productions from those regions in the next two years, the streamer said Thursday.
“HBO Max is a new platform that is committed to telling the best stories that generate experiences and emotions in our fans across Latin America. Currently, we are working on productions that cover a wide variety of different genres and formats, with all kinds of local stories that are relevant to our consumers, reinforcing our commitment to local communities with our great Latin American talent and most certainly with our audience. And this is only the beginning,” said Tomás Yankelevich, chief content officer of WarnerMedia Latin America, in a statement.
Some 33 of these are already in production, and all new programs produced under the HBO Max banner will be exclusive to the streamer.
These new series include action comedy Bunker and romantic drama Amarres from Mexico, youth and musical drama Dias de Gallos from Argentina and The Mission, a drama focusing on missing-persons cases.
Other series in the works include documentaries, sports, animation and more.
HBO also is currently upgrading its HBO-branded streaming services in Europe (the Nordics, Spain, Central Europe, the Baltics and Portugal) to HBO Max.