"Curb Your Enthusiasm" Season 11 and "Love Life" Season 2 will both premiere by the end of 2021, AT&T chief Jon Stankey revealed Thursday.
The 11th season of Larry David's HBO comedy was ordered in June 2020, two months after Season 10 concluded. Anthology series "Love Life" was renewed for a second season shortly after it debuted with the launch of HBO Max last May. While the show's first installment starred Anna Kendrick, the second will be led by "The Good Place" alum William Jackson Harper.
"Our lineup in the back half of the year is even stronger, with new seasons of popular series such as 'Succession,' 'Raised by Wolves,' 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and 'Love Life,'" Stankey said during WarnerMedia parent company AT&T's second-quarter earnings call Thursday, after boasting about the impressive lineup of WarnerMedia titles that recently rolled out, including HBO's "Mare of Easttown" and HBO Max's "Hacks." Stankey also noted the upcoming releases of eagerly anticipated Warner Bros. films, like "The Suicide Squad," on HBO Max, which will hit the streaming platform on the same day the movies are released in theaters.
The big titles to begin streaming on HBO Max during Q2, which ended June 30, were the long-awaited special “Friends: The Reunion,” the Warner Bros. 2021 theatrical films “Mortal Kombat,” “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” and “In the Heights,” as well as the HBO dramas “Mare of Easttown” and “The Nevers” and the HBO Max originals "Hacks" and “Made for Love.”
During that quarter, HBO and HBO Max added a combined 2.8 million subscribers in Q2, bringing the U.S. sum to 47, the media giant revealed in its Q2 earnings report Thursday. Globally, the tally is now 67.5 million. WarnerMedia, which recently launched an ad-supported version of HBO Max and has begun to roll out the streaming service internationally, now expects between 70 and 73 million global HBO/HBO Max subscribers by the end of 2021.
AT&T said on May 17 it was spinning off WarnerMedia (which includes HBO and HBO Max) into an independent company that will merge with Discovery, Inc. The full valuation of the newly combined company is estimated to be $130 billion.
Discovery chief David Zaslav will lead the new company as its CEO after the deal closes, which is expected to occur in mid-2022. No position has been designated within Warner Bros. Discovery for Jason Kilar, who was named CEO of WarnerMedia in 2020. Kilar told WarnerMedia employees last week that he intends to remain CEO of WarnerMedia into next year.