A new report at Deadline on Wednesday cites HBO Max Chief Content Officer who told the crowd at this year’s Television Critics Association that Cinemax would not be producing any more original content. The word is also that original shows already on Cinemax would not be carried over to the new SVOD service which officially announced part of its slate and pricing late last year.
Set in 1870s San Francisco, Warrior debuted last April, shepherded by exec producers Shannon Lee and co-creators Justin Lin, Jonathan Tropper and Danielle Woodrow, and starring Andrew Koji (upcoming Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins) as a gifted fighter whose efforts to reunite with his long lost sister find him deep in San Francisco’s Tong criminal underbelly as a Hop Wei hatchetman in order to survive. A second season was made official in June and was also filmed and wrapped with Joe Taslim and Dustin Nguyen recurring.
Carla Gugino’s Jett premiered in June 2019 from creator/exec producer Sebastian Gutierrez, and centers on a world-class thief and ex-con freshly forced back into the criminal underworld, at the behest of dangerous and eccentric criminals determined to exploit her skills for their own ends. Giancarlo Esposito, Michael Aranov and Jodie Turner-Smith.
One other show that was set to air on Cinemax was upcoming Sky series, Gangs Of London, shepherded by Gareth Huw Evans (The Raid, The Raid 2), and featuring Joe Cole in a story set in London where the assassination of a major crime figure creates a power vacuum between rival gangs. Cinemax will also finish out its run with long-running action drama, Strike Back, beginning February 14.
HBO Max is set to launch in May.