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  • Writer's pictureCarl McGill


TORONTO (May 26, 2020) – Bell Media’s Crave confirmed today the first wave of series set to debut on HBO Max in the U.S. that are coming to Canada. In line with the May 27 launch of HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s new streaming platform, Crave is set to debut three HBO Max series day-and-date with their U.S. premieres: Lionsgate’s LOVE LIFE, a new romantic comedy series starring Anna Kendrick; kids crafting competition show CRAFTOPIA, hosted by Canadian YouTube sensation LaurDIY; and underground ballroom competition series LEGENDARY.

Additional HBO Max programming coming to Canada as part of the previously announced long-term licensing agreement with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution includes: GOSSIP GIRL, Kaley Cuoco’s THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT, Mindy Kaling’s COLLEGE GIRLS; Lena Dunham’s GENERATION; Denis Villeneuve’s DUNE: THE SISTERHOOD; and Greg Berlanti’s GREEN LANTERN.

HBO Max titles premiering on Crave on May 27 are:

LOVE LIFE Episodes 1-3 premieres Wednesday, May 27; New episodes on Thursdays

LOVE LIFE, the first full-length scripted series to star Oscar® nominee Anna Kendrick, is about the journey from first love to last love, and how the people we're with along the way make us into who we are when we finally end up with someone forever. This fresh take on a romantic comedy anthology series comes from creator Sam Boyd (IN A RELATIONSHIP) who serves as co-showrunner alongside Bridget Bedard (TRANSPARENT, RAMY). LOVE LIFE is produced by Lionsgate Television and Feigco Entertainment. The series will follow a different protagonist’s quest for love each season, with each half-hour episode telling the story of one of their relationships. Anna Kendrick (PITCH PERFECT, Lionsgate’s A SIMPLE FAVOR) stars in the first season along with Zoë Chao (DOWNHILL), Peter Vack (SOMEONE GREAT), Sasha Compere (MIRACLE WORKERS), and Hope Davis (FOR THE PEOPLE), with narration by Lesley Manville (PHANTOM THREAD). Kendrick serves as an executive producer alongside Paul Feig (A SIMPLE FAVOR, BRIDESMAIDS), and Dan Magnante (SOMEONE GREAT). Sam Boyd, who wrote the pilot and directs, and co-showrunner Bridget Bedard also serve as executive producers.

CRAFTOPIA Episodes 1-8 premiere Wednesday, May 27

CRAFTOPIA is an epic kids crafting competition show hosted and executive produced by YouTube influencer Lauren Riihimaki aka (LaurDIY). Creating and demonstrating crafts to over 8.9 million subscribers on her YouTube channel, LaurDIY has been deemed the “millennial Martha Stewart” by Forbes. On CRAFTOPIA, nine to 15-year old contestants put their imaginations to the test and make their crafting dreams come true in a magical studio. After racing to fill up their carts with inspiring materials from the studio “store,” crafters meet larger-than-life challenges, making truly inventive and amazing creations in order to take home the ‘Craftrophia.’ The series is executive produced by Rhett Bachner and Brien Meagher for B17 Entertainment.

LEGENDARY Episodes 1-2 premieres Wed, May 27; New episodes on Wednesdays

Pulling directly from the underground ballroom community, voguing teams (aka “houses”) must compete in unbelievable balls and showcase sickening fashion in order to achieve “legendary” status. The cast includes MC Dashaun Wesley and DJ MikeQ as well as celebrity judges Law Roach, Jameela Jamil, Leiomy Maldonado, and Megan Thee Stallion. From Scout Productions, Emmy Award® winners David Collins (Queer Eye), Rob Eric (Queer Eye) and Michael Williams (Queer Eye) serve as executive producers. Jane Mun (PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS) and Josh Greenberg (LIP SYNC BATTLE) serve as executive producers and showrunners.

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