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Press Release Warner Bros. Releases Programming from HBO on Digital May 2020 (1 Viewer)

Ronald Epstein

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Releases Programming from HBO on Digital in May 2020

Burbank, CA (April 28, 2020) – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings consumers the opportunity to own more exceptional programming from HBO’s distinguished content library. A variety of top programs will be released on Digital throughout May 2020. Offerings include critically-acclaimed series, engaging documentaries and a hilarious stand-up comedy special. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has something to appeal to every viewer, from the premium network’s preeminent programming catalogue.

Available titles include:
  • Westworld: Season 3 - Available on Digital May 4th
  • The Apollo – Available on Digital May 4th
  • My Brilliant Friend: The Story of a New Name – Available on Digital May 5th
  • Very Ralph – Available on Digital May 10th
  • Lil Rel Howery: Live in Crenshaw – Available on Digital May 21st
  • Run: Season 1 – Available on Digital May 25th

Westworld: Season 3 - Available on Digital May 4th
A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the question of free will, Westworld was created for television by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy, who are also executive producers. The Digital release includes 45 minutes of bonus content, including a new never-before-seen featurette.

The Apollo – Available on Digital May 4th
The Apollo, directed by Oscar® and Emmy® winner Roger Ross Williams, chronicles the legacy of New York City’s landmark Apollo Theater, covering the rich history of the storied performance space over its 85 years. What began as a refuge for marginalized artists emerged as a hallowed hall of black excellence and empowerment. In the film, Williams reflects on the struggle of black lives in America, the role that art plays in that struggle, and the part the Apollo Theater continues to play in the cultural conversation. Weaving together archival footage of music, comedy and dance performances with behind-the-scenes verité footage of the team that makes the theater run, the film features interviews with such artists as Angela Bassett, Common, Jamie Foxx, Doug E. Fresh, Savion Glover, Patti LaBelle, Paul McCartney, Smokey Robinson, and Pharrell Williams. Parallel to the historical narrative, The Apollo examines the current state of race in America, chronicling the multimedia stage adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ acclaimed Between the World and Me as it comes together on the theater’s grand stage.

My Brilliant Friend: The Story of a New Name – Available on Digital May 5th
The acclaimed HBO series returns with the second of Elena Ferrante’s “Neapolitan Novels” that follows Elena and Lila’s journey into adulthood as they weather romance, heartbreak, success and betrayal.

Very Ralph – Available on Digital May 10th
With an uncanny ability to turn his dreams into reality, Ralph Lauren has built a global powerhouse out of his aspirations, becoming a living embodiment of American optimism and the American Dream. For more than 50 years, he has celebrated the iconography of America and American style, translating his vision and inspiration into one of the world’s most widely recognized brands. From award-winning documentarian Susan Lacy (HBO’s Jane Fonda in Five Acts, Spielberg), Very Ralph follows the designer as he enters his sixth decade in business and reflects on his journey as a boy from the Bronx, who didn’t know what a fashion designer was, to becoming the emblem of American style all around the world. Offering unprecedented access to his life and work, the feature-length film features extensive, candid interviews with Lauren, who talks about his childhood, his five-decade-long marriage, the early days of his company, his response to criticism, and his inventive multi-page ad campaigns. A pioneering visionary, Lauren’s career includes a remarkable series of firsts that have secured his place within fashion history, as he continues his commitment to style, elegance and inclusivity, one collection at a time.

Lil Rel Howery: Live in Crenshaw – Available on Digital May 21st
Comedian, actor, writer and producer Lil Rel Howery makes his HBO stand-up comedy debut with an hour-long special, filmed before a live audience at Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School in Los Angeles. Known for his well-crafted storytelling and hilarious impressions of the myriad characters he encounters in life, Howery draws on his personal experiences in his relatable, very funny stand-up. Over the course of the special, Lil Rel tells the ins-and- outs of returning to his hometown of Chicago for his uncle’s funeral, being told that it’s “his turn” to pay for the funeral since he’s so successful, and the experience of taking a bus to Mississippi with his grandmother. He also touches on such subjects as: the frustrations of automated customer service reps, getting asked if he knows famous people, the things he’s learned about women from having a daughter, turning 40, and more.

Run: Season 1 – Available on Digital May 25th
From writer/producer Vicky Jones and Emmy®-winning executive producer Phoebe Waller-Bridge (who also recurs in the series) comes a new, wildly unconventional romantic-comedic-thriller about a woman, Ruby Richardson (Merritt Wever) who walks away from her ordinary life in the suburbs to revisit her past with her college boyfriend, Billy Johnson (Domhnall Gleeson), with whom she made a pact over 15 years ago that if either one of them texted the word “RUN” and the other replied with the same, they would drop everything and meet in Grand Central Station and travel across America together. Seventeen years later, both Billy and Ruby have secrets they don’t want to reveal. Ruby has not become the successful architect Billy always thought she would, and is a wife and mother with no independent income, and Billy, though successful, hides secrets and insecurities of his own. Over the course of seven episodes, Ruby and Billy travel by train across the country from New York to Los Angeles and must decide what they want their lives to be and what they’re willing to give up in exchange. Can their new selves exist in their old lives, will they be able to leave their baggage behind, and what happens when the running ends? Run is produced by eOne, the studio behind acclaimed HBO series Sharp Objects.

The releases of Westworld: Season 3 and The Apollo, will both be available to own on Digital May 4, 2020. My Brilliant Friend: The Story of a New Name, Very Ralph, Lil Rel Howery: Live in Crenshaw and Run: Season 1 will be available to own on Digital May 5, May 10, May 21 and May 25, 2020, respectively. Digital allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital is available from various retailers including Apple TV, Amazon Video, Google Play, Vudu, PlayStation, Microsoft and others.

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