TORONTO – Bell Media’s Crave confirmed today the first wave of series set to debut on HBO Max in the U.S. that are coming to Canada. In line with the May 27 launch of HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s new streaming platform, Crave is set to debut three HBO Max series day-and-date with their U.S. premieres: Lionsgate’s LOVE LIFE, a new romantic comedy series starring Anna Kendrick; kids crafting competition show CRAFTOPIA, hosted by Canadian YouTube sensation LaurDIY; and underground ballroom competition series LEGENDARY.
Additional HBO Max programming coming to Canada as part of the previously announced long-term licensing agreement with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution includes: GOSSIP GIRL, Kaley Cuoco’s THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT, Mindy Kaling’s COLLEGE GIRLS; Lena Dunham’s GENERATION; Denis Villeneuve’s DUNE: THE SISTERHOOD; and Greg Berlanti’s GREEN LANTERN.
HBO Max titles premiering on Crave on May 27 are:
Episodes 1-3 premiere on Wednesday, May 27; New episodes on Thursdays
LOVE LIFE, the first full-length scripted series to star Oscar® nominee Anna Kendrick, is about the journey from first love to last love, and how the people we’re with along the way make us into who we are when we finally end up with someone forever. This fresh take on a romantic comedy anthology series comes from creator Sam Boyd (IN A RELATIONSHIP) who serves as co-showrunner alongside Bridget Bedard (TRANSPARENT, RAMY). LOVE LIFE is produced by Lionsgate Television and Feigco Entertainment. The series will follow a different protagonist’s quest for love each season, with each half-hour episode telling the story of one of their relationships. Anna Kendrick (PITCH PERFECT, Lionsgate’s A SIMPLE FAVOR) stars in the first season along with Zoë Chao (DOWNHILL), Peter Vack (SOMEONE GREAT), Sasha Compere (MIRACLE WORKERS), and Hope Davis (FOR THE PEOPLE), with narration by Lesley Manville (PHANTOM THREAD).
Kendrick serves as an executive producer alongside Paul Feig (A SIMPLE FAVOR, BRIDESMAIDS), and Dan Magnante (SOMEONE GREAT). Sam Boyd, who wrote the pilot and directs, and co-showrunner Bridget Bedard also serve as executive producers.