The wars of the transmission are about to heat up even more. New competitors Apple TV and + Disney + are still in their first year of operation. But the imminent launch of several new streaming services could put the market upside down in 2020. What are the biggest wildcard? HBO Max.
The service will be launched on the 27th of may 2020. And although his original programming can be a little short now, HBO Max has many favorite nostalgic for subscribers. The main of them is the comedy of 1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Will Smith and Alfonso Ribeiro on the season 1 of “The prince fresh of Bel-Air” | Chris Haston / NBCU Photo Bank
WarnerMedia is the company behind HBO Max
The series, which aired on NBC from 1990 to 1996, he launched the acting careers of Will Smith. And is just one of the many projects produced by Warner Bros. that will be available to subscribers of HBO Max. After all, the streaming service comes directly from WarnerMedia. Then, fans of the catalog of Warner Bros. you are in luck.
HBO Max will present a lot of movies of the whole history of the study, including the lord of The rings and wonder woman. It will also feature new content and classic HBO, CNN, TNT, TBS, TruTV, Turner Classic Movies and Cartoon Network. One of the additions most notable is the entire catalog of Studio Ghibli, including Spirited Away and other classics of Hayao Miyazaki.
Their offers of TV, Friends is perhaps the most awaited by the fans. The program recently left Netflix, and will finally be available to stream once more. In the same way, shows like The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men and The West Wing will join the library HBO Max when it officially launches the service of transmission.
“The Prince Fresh of Bel-Air” is still beloved more than 20 years after
Even so, the incorporation of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is very important. The series has rarely been widely available to transmit. And although it has been off the air for more than two decades, generations of fans continue coming back to visit and remember him fondly. Of course, the show began as a vehicle for Smith, then known by his musical career, Grammy award-winning.
But the legacy of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air has passed the beginning. The show has given birth to many beloved characters. Perhaps the most famous is that Carlton Banks of Alfonso Ribiero has resisted, thanks in large part to his signature “Carlton dance”. Ribiero has been active in the television, due to the large number of fans who won Carlton.
In the same way, the death in 2013 of James Avery, who played Philip Banks, the uncle of Will, served as a sobering reminder of how much the public loves these characters. And the launch in 2019 of a trailer of a reboot done by the fans simply titled Bel-Air, aroused interest in possibly returning to the show in some way. Among the supporters are members of the video was the own Smith.
HBO Max could boost plans to restart
In fact, just a few months after the video of Bel-Air became viral, reports circulated that Smith was developing a reboot or a spin-off. As much as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is still popular, re-visit the series makes a lot of sense at this time. In addition, with HBO’s Max broadcasting the series, the timing couldn’t be more perfect.
It is not clear what form it would take a reboot of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, or if really going to happen. But we have seen before how the transmission can generate a new interest in a film or a television program. To that end, HBO Max could be the catalyst to make a new version of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is a really.