The Other Two, South Side Move to HBO Max


HBO Max and Comedy Central Productions have struck up a programming deal, which sees new seasons of The Other Two and South Side airing as originals on the streaming service.

The first seasons of The Other Two and South Side, which originally aired on Comedy Central, will land on the platform in 2021, followed by brand-new seasons to stream exclusively as Max Original series.

Also as part of the deal, HBO Max has become the exclusive streaming home to the semi-autobiographical comedy Awkawfina is Nora from Queens. Season one is available to stream now on HBO Max. Season two will premiere and air in its entirety on Comedy Central next summer before becoming available on HBO Max.

“These ground-breaking and hilarious programs are cultural touchstones and we are excited about the diverse group of comedic voices they will bring to HBO Max,” said Michael Quigley, executive VP of content acquisitions at WarnerMedia. “ We know our audiences will want to watch again and again. We are strategically thinking of the fans first, and adding these exceptional series to our portfolio allows us to introduce these standout comedies to new viewers on HBO Max.”

“Comedy Central Productions’ deal with HBO Max is emblematic of our studio production strategy to maximize the value of our content by selectively working with third parties while prioritizing franchise IP for our own platforms,” said Keyes Hill-Edgar, COO of ViacomCBS Entertainment and Youth Brands. “As we shift our strategy and double down on adult animation, topical shows and scripted movies, we are excited to supercharge our studio sales business and continue these great series with HBO Max.”