Wonder Woman 1984 will become the first title on HBO Max available in 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos when it premieres.
This premium viewing experience will be available on supported devices, including Apple TV 4K, Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, Amazon Fire TV Cube and 4K Fire TV Edition smart TVs, Chromecast Ultra, AT&T TV and supported Android TV devices.
HBO Max will expand these Wonder Woman 1984 formats to further films and TV series, as well as adding support for additional devices, throughout 2021.
In related news, HBO Max has aquired the U.S. SVOD streaming rights to all nine seasons of the acclaimed family comedy The Middle, with a total of 215 episodes available now.
Two-time Emmy winner Patricia Heaton stars in this warm and witty single-camera comedy about raising a family and lowering your expectations. Middle-aged, middle class, and living in the middle of the country in Orson, Indiana, Frankie Heck (Heaton) is a harried wife and mother of three who uses her wry wit and sense of humor to get her family through each day intact.
Frankie works as a dental assistant, and her unflappable husband Mike is manager at the local quarry and her sardonic partner in the daily grind that is raising their average — yes, most definitely average — family.
Between juggling shifts and picking up fast food to be eaten in front of the TV, Frankie and Mike raise their kids — popular slacker Axl; optimistic, awkward Sue; odd, eccentric Brick — with love, humor and solid midwestern pragmatism.
Year after year, their struggles continue, but through all the madness shines a loving family – and together, the Hecks put The Middle on the map. Debuting in 2009, the series won the esteemed HUMANITAS Prize in 2016 and was also nominated for multiple Critics Choice Awards throughout its run.
Produced by Blackie and Blondie Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, The Middle was created and executive produced by Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline. In addition to Heaton, the comedy stars Neil Flynn as Mike, Charlie McDermott as Axl, Eden Sher as Sue and Atticus Shaffer as Brick.
The streaming service has also debuted the trailer and key art for Max Original documentary special Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020, available to stream Thursday, Dec. 17. The special is produced by Emmy Award winners World of Wonder with Tony Award winner Laura Benanti, Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey, Tom Campbell, Sharla Sumpter Bridgett and Alex Coletti serving as executive producers.
Told in a self-shot documentary style, Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020 shines a light on the personal experiences and incredible musical talent of teens across America that have been confronted with the many unique challenges of 2020. Each teen will perform a well-known song which organically expresses their emotions about their experience as high school seniors faced with their world turned upside down.
Along with their musical numbers, we’ll hear directly from them in interviews that showcase their unique perspective, their wide range of emotions, hurdles, laughs and resilience that they’ve experienced during the past year.
Inspired by Tony Award-winning actress Laura Benanti’s (My Fair Lady and She Loves Me on Broadway, Younger, Supergirl, Nashville) online movement #SunshineSongs, in which she offered to be an audience of one for the students around the country whose spring musicals were cancelled, this television event will give students the opportunity to sing and dance like the stars they are, from the safety of their homes.