HBO Max Orders Reality Series from ‘Queer Eye’ and ‘Amazing Race’ Creators

WarnerMedia has set 10-episode orders for two new unscripted shows based on competitive dance and interior design
Author:
Publish date:

WarnerMedia today announced that it has ordered two non-scripted series from the respective producers of Queer Eye and The Amazing Race for its upcoming streaming service, HBO Max.

Executive produced by Scout Productions’ Queer Eye operatives David Collins, Michael Williams and Rob Eric, Legendary will be a competition series themed around voguing, a competitive style of modern dance featuring over-the-top fashion and choreography based on classic model-on-catwalk poses. WarnerMedia has ordered 10 episodes of Legendary for HBO Max.

Freeze-C-Queer-Eye-Emmys

WarnerMedia has also commissioned Scout Productions to produce 10 episodes of The Greatest Space, along with New Media Collective (NMC), the shop behind The Amazing Race that features Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri

The Greatest Space will be a one-hour show featuring interior designers traveling around the world to transform an eclectic mix of empty rooms into spaces that are, you know, fabulous.

Related: Are AT&T’s HBO Max Ambitions Too Maxed Out?

“Unscripted programming will be an incredibly important component of our HBO Max originals, and this is just the beginning of our venture into this space,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max. “These two initial shows will transport audiences to underground worlds and take them on visually stunning, exotic adventures, equaled only by the compelling stories of each contestant.

Related: HBO Max Lands Exclusive Streaming Rights to ‘Doctor Who’ in BBC Content Deal

WarnerMedia has put out a steady stream of programming announcements as it preps for the launch of its new subscription streaming platform in the spring off 2020. The latest reports put the monthly price point for the new service at around $15 a month, three times what Apple will be charging for its new originals-based platform, Apple TV+.

Related

HBO Max

Are AT&T’s HBO Max Ambitions Too Maxed Out?

Conglomerate is said to be targeting 50 million subscribers for new streaming service within five years. But compelling competition from the Disney+ bundle, not to mention a questionable track record in regard to launching video businesses, would seem to limit the promise