You’ll quickly see much more grownup cartoons on HBO Max. In an announcement noticed by The Hollywood Reporter, WarnerMedia mentioned it just lately ordered three new animated sequence. These embody a two-season reboot of traditional MTV sequence Clone Excessive, a brand new Scooby-Doo present that can inform the origin story of Velma Dinkley and a office comedy starring Pete Davidson of Saturday Night time Stay fame. The corporate additionally renewed Shut Sufficient for 2 further seasons and mentioned that it’s creating new reveals that will probably be produced by Michael B. Jordan, Ed Helms, Brian Michael Bendis and musician Sean Solomon.
These reveals will be a part of HBO Max’s current slate of cartoons, together with The Boondocks and Harley Quinn. If the current addition of a devoted animation hub and estimated $500 million deal to safe unique streaming rights to South Park didn’t make issues clear sufficient, the streamer clearly sees the medium as a method to get an edge in opposition to its rivals. It’s taken an identical strategy with comedy, securing previous favorites like Key & Peele whereas backing new sequence, together with an upcoming one from Conan O’Brien.