The latest horse of the streaming racecourse, HBO Max, has bagged the popular young adult shows The Other Two and South Side.
The sibling comedy The Other Two centers on 28-year-old struggling actor Cary Dubeck (Drew Tarver) and his 30-year-old sister, Brooke Dubek (Heléne Yorke), a former dancer who too is struggling with the whole adulting process.
Meanwhile, their little brother Chase (Case Walker), finds fame as “ChaseDreams” on the internet.
On the other hand, South Side follows two community college graduates who’re ready to take over the world!
But for that to happen they’ve to get out of Rent-T-Own, a retail-rental crossroads where the South Side’s vast ensemble of characters come together.
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New seasons of The Other Two and South Side are slated to debut on HBO Max in 2021. Both the Comedy Central productions will be joining the streaming platform as new Max Original series.
Quirky coming of age shows
The Other Two is created by a bunch of head writers from Saturday Night Live. It follows two millennial siblings as they navigate their teenage brother’s rise to internet fame.
They soon become the other two kids of the family that is busy celebrating the successes of the prodigal son. But not this show, this show is about the other two.
As for South Side, shot on location in Chicago’s Englewood neighbourhood, it has come to gain a reputation of an authentic, comedic look at two friends, ready to take one world, once they stop working at the local rent-to-own.
Awkawfina too is on Max
As part of the same contract, HBO Max has also made deals to become the exclusive streaming home to the semi-autobiographical comedy Awkawfina is Nora from Queens, from the Golden Globe Award Winner® Awkwafina (Nora Lum).
Season one is available to stream now on HBO Max. Season two will premiere and air in its entirety on Comedy Central next summer before becoming available on HBO Max.
Max Original Mandate
The two shows match Max’s Originals mandate of appealing a skewed young demographic.
These ground-breaking and hilarious programs are cultural touchstones and we are excited about the diverse group of comedic voices they will bring to HBO Max. We know our audiences will want to watch again and again.Michael Quigley, EVP Content Acquisitions, WarnerMedia
We are strategically thinking of the fans first, and adding these exceptional series to our portfolio allows us to introduce these standout comedies to new viewers on HBO Max.
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As we shift our strategy and double down on adult animation, topical shows and scripted movies – we are excited to supercharge our studio sales business and continue these great series with HBO MaxKeyes Hill-Edgar, Chief Operating Officer, Viacom CBS Entertainment and Youth Brands.