AT&T Pulls Plug on Audience Network, Which Will Become HBO Max Preview Channel

Fate of scripted series like Mr. Mercedes remains unclear

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Audience Network, which has been on shaky ground since parent company AT&T bought Time Warner (now called WarnerMedia) in 2018, will soon be no more.

AT&T said on Wednesday that it is pulling the plug on Audience Network, and will “transition” it this spring to a preview channel for HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s new streaming service, which will launch in May.

It is unclear what will happen to Audience’s original scripted series, including its highest-rated show, Mr. Mercedes, which was adapted from Stephen King’s Bill Hodges trilogy of novels.



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