With the launch in Europe and Latin America of HBO Max and the success of its series, HBO is gaining more and more relevance in on-demand television
After 30 years, this entertainment brand has become a benchmark in the world of television and the production of series and movies. Photos: HBO Latin America
LatinAmerican Post | Maria Fernanda Ramirez Ramos
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On October 31, 1991, HBO arrived in Latin America. After 30 years, this entertainment brand has become a benchmark in the world of television and the production of series and movies. With the launch of HBO Max, in 2020 in the United States and in 2021 in Latin America and Europe, it has also become a leader in streaming services. The success of productions such as Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, True Detective, Sex and the City, Band Of Brothers, Chernobyl and Big Little Lies confirm this. In addition, the brand won 19 awards at the 2021 Emmy Awards with 9 productions.
According to Fierce Video , a company that monitors the video streaming industry, HBO and HBO Max are estimated to end 2021 with around 73 million subscribers. HBO services are available in more than 85 countries, while HBO Max is available in the United States and in about 58 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe.
With the pandemic, entertainment consumption increased worldwide and subscription television is a trend that is here to stay. This makes competition between the main streaming brands stronger and stronger. Meet the best HBO productions of this 2021!
Mare of Easttown
It is a crime drama miniseries that tells the story of Mare Sheehan, a detective from a small town in the United States. It stars the great Oscar-winning actress, Kate Winslet, who puts a stamp of quality on the series. This detective must reopen a case of a missing girl while solving other criminal matters, which are mixed with her personal life. This series is ideal for lovers of mystery and suspense. It was recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the 10 best series of 2021.
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The White Lotus
This miniseries is ideal for those who love satire with wit, social criticism and comedy with dramatic touches. It follows diverse stories from the staff and tourists of a luxury resort in Hawaii. The story delves into family conflicts and between social classes, as well as the life of millennials and American culture. This series was also included in the list of the 10 best series of the year of the American Film Institute.
Scenes From a Marriage
For those who enjoy emotional and intimate stories, Scenes From a Marriage is an ideal miniseries. It is a remake of the original series by the renowned director Ingmar Bergman, produced in 1973. It offers a reflection on love in relationships and the human being's constant search for satisfaction. Monogamy, divorce, passion, love, hate, sincerity, abandonment, everyday life, motherhood and fatherhood are situations and feelings that the characters explore. The series transforms the original proposal to put it in a current context with changes in gender roles and in the conception of relationships. It is ranked by the Rotten Tomatoes portal in the list of the 100 best HBO series of all time.
Succession Season 3
This year the third season of this series was released, which has won fans around the world and has 18 awards. Succession follows the story of the Roy family, a millionaire family vying for power. It is a series for fans of drama and tension, as you are always on the lookout for the next "stab" and unscrupulous play from the members of this clan. The portal for moviegoers FIlmaffinity has classified it as the fourth best fiction series of the last 5 years.
And Just Like That
We had to include the new season of "Sex and the City" that will bring together the inseparable Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda after the COVID-19 pandemic. In the new episodes, these friends will continue living adventures in New York, but with new problems and characters associated with another stage of life: their 50 years. Without a doubt, it is an unmissable series for fans of "Sex and the City". The best thing is that the series has not lost its essence.
While 2021 was a wonderful year for HBO and its public, 2022 promises great productions. For Game of Thrones fans, The Dragon House will arrive, the spin-off of one of the most acclaimed series of all time. For their part, the Potterheads will have a reunion of the stars of Harry Potter to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this magical story with so many fans around the world. Also, new seasons of Euphoria, Raised by Wolves, Killing Eve and His Dark Materials will arrive.