HBO Max’s DC Originals are Going to Have Feature-Film Budget

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May 28, 2020  04:08 PM



It looks like the production value of DC series on HBO Max is going to be much higher than DC shows on The CW.

Now that HBO Max is launching on Wednesday, DC fans are going to get two streaming services where they can enjoy DC-inspired film and television series. However, shows on HBO Max are going to have a much higher budget than the ones offered on The CW.

Speaking in an interview with Business Insider, HBO Max Executive Kevin Reilly says that original DC content on HBO’s streaming service is going to enjoy a production value similar to what one would expect from feature films.

"Greg [Berlanti, who is producing a Green Lantern series for Max] has done a lot of really quality DC fare for The CW," Reilly told the entertainment news outlet, "These will not be that. These will be next step up in production value. You can expect the highest level of cinematic production values on those shows, and that's the same for the projects we've announced with J.J. [Abrams]."

The CW has been producing a lot of great series including the popular Arrowverse, however, it’s clear that the DC series on the network has its budget limitations. HBO Max is going to be a premiere streaming site, so it makes sense that the network is going to spend more on its upcoming DC projects.

Right now, HBO Max is developing a Green Lantern series by the producer Greg Berlanti, and according to the series executive, the show is something which “promises to be our biggest DC Show ever made.”

HBO Max launches on May 27.

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