HBO Max’s recently canceled sci-fi series Westworld will soon have a new home. Bundled with a lot of shows scrapped by HBO this year, the series is being sent to smaller, third-party streaming platforms. After four seasons, last month, Warner Bros. Discovery confirmed that the show was officially canceled due to a decline in viewership. However, the move wasn’t welcomed by fans. Where will the series be now available for fans to watch? Keep reading to find out the details!
Westworld Will Stream On Ad-Supported Fast Services
The announcement came on Wednesday confirming that, “We have recently decided to license certain HBO and HBO Max original programming to third party FAST services to be part of a packaged offering which will drive new, expanded audiences for these series. As we prepare for this transition, these series will be coming off of the HBO Max service in the coming days.”
For the unversed, Fast services mean streaming platforms that are free and ad-supported. For example, this includes platforms like Roku Channel and Amazon’s Freevee. This statement doesn’t confirm whether these series will stay on Fast services for a long time. As per CBR.com, the company will announce additional details about its long-term plans in 2023.
Minx & Other Titles Will Be Removed From HBO Max
The titles that will make it to these third-party streaming platforms include:
- The Nevers (Season 1)
- FBoy Island (Seasons 1 and 2)
- Westworld (Seasons 1 to 4)
- Raised By Wolves (Seasons 1 to 3)
- Legendary (Seasons 1 to 3)
- Head Of The Class (Season 1)
- Finding Magic Mike (Season 1)
- The Time Traveler’s Wife (Season 1)
These shows were recently canceled by Warner Bros. Discovery. In the future, Love Life, Gordita Chronicles, Minx, and The Garcias will also bid adieu to the platform. However, it isn’t confirmed whether these series will make it to another platform.
Westworld’s Move To Other Streamers Is A Cost-Cutting Measure
Ever since Discovery Inc. and WarnerMedia merged into Warner Bros. Discovery in April, the company has been canceling shows and movies. The network has also made plans to drop entire series catalogs from HBO Max as its cost-cutting measures under its new CEO David Zaslav. By moving shows like Westworld from its platform to another, the company can avoid having to pay residual charges to its crew and cast. Moreover, it will also make money by licensing the shows to these streaming platforms.
It isn’t confirmed which platform will get the chance to host the shows after they are moved from HBO Max. Westworld creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan also welcomed the move. Furthermore, the makers stated that they are excited to welcome new audiences to the show.
Where do you think Westworld and other Warner Bros. Discovery series will land? Share your thoughts in the comments!
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