Cinemax Gives Up On New Scripted Originals

Cinemax Gives Up On New Scripted Originals

HBO’s sister network Cinemax will no longer commission original shows, the end of any further scripted television for the network coming ahead of the launch of the HBO Max service in April.

In its time, Cinemax has launched such series as “Strike Back,” “The Knick,” “Banshee,” “Warrior,” “Outcast,” “C.B Strike,” “Jett,” “Hunted,” “Rellik” and “Quarry”.

HBO Max Chief Content Officer Kevin Reilly made the announcement during the Winter TCA press tour yesterday, saying: “You can expect that there won’t be any more [Cinemax] originals”.

Cinemax will continue to remain as a linear cable channel, but the branding won’t be transferred to the HBO Max service.

The story is similar over at the AT&T Audience network where the future of series “Condor” and “Loudermilk” are in limbo following its pending closure and transformation into an HBO Max Preview Channel in the Spring.

Of that network’s shows, Reilly says: “They’re sorting through that right now. We need to let them go through their process. We’ll see what happens.”

Source: Deadline