HBO Max has officially changed its name to Max. The newly renamed streaming service will combine both HBO Max and Discovery+ and will officially launch on May 23rd. The company hopes that by removing HBO from its name, it’ll help to pull in more audiences that “previously turned away from the streaming service due to HBO’s high-brow reputation.”
Along with the new name, Max has ordered a television series set within the universe of The Conjuring. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Max is currently developing a brand new series based on the hit horror franchise. Peter Safran, who has been a producer on the franchise and now co-leads DC Studios, will produce the series. While James Wan, who directed the first two Conjuring films, is in talks to serve as an executive producer on the project. As of now, no writer is attached to the project.
No further details regarding the series are available, however, it’s expected that the new series will “continue the story established in the feature films.” The long-running franchise has also launched spinoffs with The Nun and Annabelle. As of now, it’s unknown when the series will debut.