HBO Max shifting away from live-action kids content

4 August, 2022

“Live-action kids and family programming will not be part of our focus in the immediate future,”  says an HBO Max spokesperson. And Kidscreen has confirmed that the streamer has canceled Sony Pictures Television’s comedy Gordita Chronicles (pictured) as part of this strategy shift.

The comedy, which ran for one season, features a 12-year-old Dominican girl who must adapt to life in a new country when her family moves to Miami. Actor Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives) is an executive producer on the series and directed its pilot.

The company has also scrapped two big-budget films for younger viewers—live-actioner Batgirl and Scoob!: Holiday Haunt—reportedly as part of a move to return to theatrical releases instead of straight-to-streaming.

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