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HBO Max sets summer dates for new and returning series, including Search Party

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Great news, quarantined Americans: You’re getting more shit to stream this summer. HBO Max has officially announced its “second wave” of programming, with summer premiere dates for a whole slew of new and returning original series—including TBS acquisition Search Party, a fantastic and criminally under-viewed series (we imagine that’ll change soon enough). In addition, the new service will also stream several HBO originals, including Jay and Mark Duplass’ Room 104 anthology series.

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HBO Max launches on May 27 and will debut several new titles, including Love Life (which stars Anna Kendrick), The Not-Too-Late Show With Elmo, and the latest iteration of Looney Tunes. The newly-announced second wave of programming starts June 18 with the unscripted kids competition series Karma, but by June 25, HBO Max will have a new season of Doom Patrol and the third season of Search Party (if you need to catch up, you’ll be able to stream the first two seasons at launch). You’ll also be able to stream HBO series I May Destroy You from Chewing Gum creator Michaela Coel, available June 7); the Matthew Rhys-led Perry Mason (June 21); the six-part docuseries I’ll Be Gone In The Dark (available June 28), based on the late Michelle McNamara’s bestselling book; Misha Green’s Lovecraft Country (this August), and the fourth season of Room 104 (July 24).

On August 6, HBO Max will debut An American Pickle, a mockumentary starring Seth Rogen as Herschel Greenbaum, an immigrant in 1920s New York who falls into a vat of brine and is preserved, like a pickle, for 100 years. The mockumentary is based on Simon Rich’s 2013 New Yorker novella and marks the solo directorial debut of Brandon Trost, a cinematographer whose credits include MacGruber and The Disaster Artist.

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As for the family-friendly stuff, HBO Max will offer the animated special Adventure Time: Distant Lands—BMO, and the new Sesame Workshop animated series Esme & Roy. Additional library titles available at launch now include TNT’s The Alienist and several BBC titles, like Luther and Torchwood.

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