“Friends” is Officially Leaving Netflix

WarnerMedia announced the name of its upcoming streaming service that will launch in the spring of 2020. HBO Max will be home to programming from Warner Bros., New Line, DC Entertainment, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, The CW, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes and more.

The new streaming service will have exclusive rights to all the episodes of Netflix favorites like Friends. It will also have exclusive rights to all the episodes of other fan favorites like Riverdale, Pretty Little Liars, and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. 

“HBO Max will bring together the diverse riches of WarnerMedia to create programming and user experiences not seen before in a streaming platform. 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, starting with the phenomenon that is Friends,” Robert Greenblatt, chairman, WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer, said in a statement.

WarnerMedia has yet to announce pricing for the service.