WarnerMedia's New HBO Max Snaps Up Streaming Rights for Friends From Netflix

Debuting next spring, the service will include original and library programming

WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service finally has a name and its first big get: exclusive streaming rights for Friends, which is one of Netflix’s most-watched titles.

HBO Max, which will debut next spring, will also include new Warner Bros.-produced programming for The CW, including Batwoman and Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene. Producers Greg Berlanti and Reese Witherspoon will produce at least half a dozen films for the service between the two of them. Additionally, HBO Max will have exclusive streaming rights to programs like The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Pretty Little Liars.

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