Netizens worry about HBO Max as Batgirl is shelved

In June, all eight Harry Potter films were pulled from HBO Max in an unusual move.

HBO Max, HBO Max Warner Bros.  Discovery, HBO Max merger, Batgirl shelved by Warner Bros, HBO Max tweets, Indian Express Many netizens are worried that old shows exclusively on HBO Max will get lost if the platform keeps dropping shows without explanation.

With 76.8 million subscribers worldwide, HBO Max is one of the most popular streaming services. The platform, which is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery, streams content from the archives of HBO, Warner Bros. and their associated brands, giving it a huge repository.

However, subscribers suspect that the streaming giant is silently removing content from its platform and not releasing new content that was exclusively produced for it.

All of these suspicions were confirmed when it was announced that Warner Bros. would no longer release Batgirl, although it is in final post-production. Batgirl was scheduled to be released on HBO Max after its theatrical release. Prior to this, Warner Bros also decided to suspend the release of a Scooby Doo movie titled Scoob! : Holiday Haunt.

On Wednesday, Variety reported that seven movies, including An American Pickle, The Witches, Moonshot and Charm City Kings, have been removed from HBO Max. This happened after all eight Harry Potter films were pulled from the platform in June.

These changes to HBO Max seem to irritate followers who are taking to Twitter to express their disappointment. Many netizens are worried that old shows exclusively on HBO Max will get lost if the platform keeps dropping shows without explanation.

“The collapse of HBO Max before our eyes is infuriating. Not because we should love HBO unconditionally, but because the service easily has the best library of classic shows and movies AND bold originals that have never feel like they are created by algorithms,” one Twitter user wrote.

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First published on: 04/08/2022 at 14:01:23

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