HBO Max is making its first foray into the unscripted space with orders for the competition series “Legendary” and “The Greatest Space.”
Both series have been given 10-episode series orders at the WarnerMedia streaming service, which is set to launch next spring.
“Legendary” will see dancers battle on voguing teams called “houses,” with the chance to win a cash prize and achieve “Legendary” status. The show will feature 10 houses, each comprised of five performers and a house parent, competing in a round-robin format. Each episode will document a themed ball from start to finish.
The series is executive produced by David Collins, Michael Williams and Rob Eric of by Scout Productions, along with Renata Lombardo and Shant Tutunjian.
“The Greatest Space” a 10-episode design competition show, will feature pairs of professional interior designers traveling around the world to transform increasingly epic spaces, “from ballrooms to bedrooms to treehouses and everything in between.”
The series is produced by New Media Collective and Scout Productions. Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri executive produce along with Mark Dziak, and Scouts’ Collins, Williams and Eric.
“Unscripted programming will be an incredibly important component of our HBO Max originals, and this is just the beginning of our venture into this space,” Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max, said. “These two initial shows will transport audiences to underground worlds and take them on visually stunning, exotic adventures, equaled only by the compelling stories of each contestant. We couldn’t have more accomplished teams behind both of these shows. From the innovative and award-winning storytellers at both Scout and Bertram van Munster’s New Media Collective, we are reimagining the unscripted competition genre.”