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HBO Max Renews The Hype and Selena + Chef

HBO Max announced today the streaming service has renewed The Hype for a second season and Selena + Chef for a fourth season.

The Max Original streetwear competition series The Hype features fashion visionaries who compete in challenges that elevate their designs and entrepreneurial sense in order to avoid elimination while remaining authentic to their style.

HBO Max Renews The Hype and Selena + Chef

Every episode of The Hype offers a unique perspective about the intricacies of designing streetwear, the business of fashion and the savvy to identify the latest trends, while also providing mentorship to the contestants. Season one featured special guest appearances from A$AP Ferg, Cardi B, Dapper Dan, and Wiz Khalifa.

In addition, the winning designs from the first season were featured on StockX – with all items selling out within 24 hours of the episode’s release. The complete first season of The Hype is now streaming on HBO Max.

Host Speedy Morman returns with co-signers GRAMMY Award-winning recording artist and designer, Offset, creative director and founder of Bephies Beauty Supply, Bephie Birkett; and Emmy Award-nominated costume designer and renowned stylist, Marni Senofonte.

The panel of judges critique the competing streetwear designs’ unique DNA, combining fashion, music, art and lifestyle to refine the idea of a “runway” and the balance between art and commerce.

The Hype

The Hype is produced by the Emmy Award-winning team at Scout Productions led by executive producers David Collins, Rob Eric and Michael Williams, the team behind the Emmy Award-nominated and critically-acclaimed Max Original series Legendary.

Collins and Eric developed the series with Emmy Award winner and executive producer Rachelle Mendez (Undercover Boss, Leah Remini: Scientology & the Aftermath). Emmy and Grammy-winning producer Rikki Hughes (The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Reunion Special) returns as executive producer and showrunner. Jay Brown and Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith also executive produce the series.

The Hype

The Max Original cooking show Selena + Chef, starring Selena Gomez will return for a fourth season on HBO Max next year. The final four episodes of season three debut this Thursday, November 11 and feature chefs Jamie Oliver, Sophia Roe, Esther Choi and Gabe Kennedy.

Selena + Chef is back, this time with Selena and her friends and family heading to the beach. Season four will take place at a beach house where Selena will continue to learn the joys of cooking with all-star chefs.

Like in its first three seasons, each chef will highlight a different charity each episode. To date, the series has raised $400,000 for 26 nonprofit organizations.

“I am looking forward to another season of being in the kitchen with some of the world’s best chefs. Hopefully, my skills have improved,” said Selena Gomez. “More importantly, we’ve been able to raise money for incredible charitable organizations.”

Jennifer O’Connell, Executive Vice President, Non-Fiction and Live-Action Family, HBO Max, added: “We are thrilled to continue this delicious series for season four and even more excited to take it to a new setting. The beach vibes will absolutely take it to the next level and we can’t wait to see what recipes Selena and the chefs cook up next!”

The series is executive produced by Selena Gomez for July Moon Productions, along with executive producers Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman on behalf of Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC), showrunner Leah Hariton, and Melissa Stokes.

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