Disocovery+ Launches CNN Originals Hub

By Rebecca Theodore-Vachon 

The CNN Originals hub is now available to Discovery+ subscribers.

This past April Warner Bros. Discovery shut down CNN+ one month after its launch. At the time, CNN CEO Chris Licht said in a statement that the decision was in line with the company’s broader direct-to-consumer strategy. “In a complex streaming market, consumers want simplicity and an all-in service, which provides a better experience and more value than stand-alone offerings,” Licht said.

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav had been transparent about his goal to combine all of the company’s streaming video assets, including Discovery+ and HBO Max, under one umbrella, following the WarnerMedia/Discovery merger earlier this year. Adding CNN content to Discovery+ is an example of the new strategy.


The new hub allows users to access a large selection of library CNN content from the networks brands: CNN Original Series, CNN Films and HLN Original Series which includes over 800 episodes of current and legacy programming from the award-winning CNN Original Series and HLN Original Series library by accessing the Discovery+ app.

CNN Original Series library titles:

1968: The Year That Changed America

American Dynasties: The Kennedys, narrated by Martin Sheen

American Style

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (Seasons 1-12)

The Bush Years: Family, Duty, Power, narrated by Ed Harris

Chasing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Christiane Amanpour: Sex and Love Around the World

Crimes of the Century

Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies (Seasons 1-3)


 Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery (Seasons 1-2)

First Ladies, narrated by Robin Wright

High Profits

The History of Comedy (Seasons 1-2)

History of the Sitcom

Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury narrated Ewan McGregor

LBJ: Triumph and Tragedy

Lincoln: Divided We Stand narrated by Sterling K Brown

Nomad with Carlton McCoy

Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History, narrated by Liam Neeson

Race for the White House (Seasons 1-2) narrated by Mahershala Ali

 Reframed: Marilyn Monroe narrated by Jessica Chastain

Soundtracks: Songs that Defined History

Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy (Seasons 1-2)

The People v. The Klan

The Radical Story of Patty Hearst

The Redemption Project with Van Jones

The Story of Late Night

The Windsors: Inside the Royal Dynasty, narrated by Rosamund Pike

This is Life with Lisa Ling (Seasons 1-8)

Tricky Dick

United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell (Seasons 1-6)

The Wonder List with Bill Weir (Seasons 1-3)

Watergate: Blueprint for A Scandal

HLN Original Series library titles: 

Beyond Reasonable Doubt

The Dead Wives Club hosted by Lorraine Bracco

Death Row Stories (Seasons 1-5)

Down the Hill: The Delphi Murders

Hell in the Heartland: What Happened to Ashley and Lauria?

How it Really Happened (Seasons 1-6)

The Hunt with John Walsh (Seasons 1-5)

The Killer Truth

Lies, Crimes & Video (Seasons 1-3)

Murder Nation: Blood on the Bayou

Murder Nation: Jersey Gore

Real Life Nightmare (Seasons 1-3)

Sex & Murder (Seasons 1-3)

Unmasking a Killer

Vengeance: Killer Coworkers

–Vengeance: Killer Families

Vengeance: Killer Lovers

Vengeance: Killer Millionaires

 Vengeance: Killer Neighbors

Vengeance: Killer Newlyweds

Very Scary People hosted by Donnie Wahlberg (Seasons 1-4)

Select titles from CNN Films library: 


The End: Inside the Last Days of the Obama White House

The Flag

 The Hunt for Planet B

The Lost Sons

Race for the Vaccine

Soul Survivor

 We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission To Educate Girls Around The World

Select titles from the CNN Special Reports collection:

Assault on Democracy: The Roots of Trump’s Insurrection