Warner Bros. Discovery Merger Causes HBO To Layoff 70 Employees

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Warner Bros. Discovery Merger Causes HBO To Layoff 70 Employees
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From the home of the hit series Game of Thrones and various DC projects, the Warner Bros. Discovery merger has affected a lot like cancelled films like Batgirl for example and now, it involves around 70 employees being laid off within HBO to restructure the leadership in the company.

Warner Bros. Discovery Merger Causes HBO To Layoff 70 Employees
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Warner Bros. Discovery Merger Causes HBO To Layoff 70 Employees

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The Warner Bros. Discovery merger will be rolling out as soon as possible but this also includes some sacrifices along the way as the HBO and HBO Max would have to layoff around 70 employees which comprises about 14% of the staff under HBO Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys' teams as per The Hollywood Reporter.

In the same report, the reason for the layoffs were also revealed to be a step in cost-cutting following the WarnerMedia and Discovery merger with the CEO David Zaslav projects a $3 billion in cost savings.

Departments most affected by the layoffs are HBO Max's original reality, casting, acquisitions, and international. The layoffs are also said to be patrt of the leadership restructure within the company but it was assured that original content on HBO Max wouldn't be cancelled.

Films such as Batgirl has been affected by the merger as it has been cancelled. Other projects which shared the same fate are The Wonder Twins, and House Party.

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Meanwhile, for the DC shows under The CW, they weren't able to dodge the bullet from the merger. A lot of DC shows on The CW were called for their final seasons like The Flash, or cancelled like DC's Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman.

Following Warner Bros. Discovery's merger and Paramount Global's decision, it is possible that these shows may have ended due to some intellectual property rights concers which may be affected by the merger of the companies.

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Speaking of DC, other projects on the DCEU slate will still be pushing through like those already scheduled but there may be changes like Ben Affleck's Batman on Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, and there are no cancellations on Ezra Miller's The Flash despite fans raging about it.

Other than the projects, HBO Max and Discovery+ would be joining a single streaming platform by next year so expect more changes in the next few months!