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5 exciting new arrivals on MAX

Warner Bros. Discovery has launched Max, the revamped new service replacing HBO Max, on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. The new streaming platform is home to all the shows and movies that the preceding three-year-old platform had. Additional titles have also been included. This May 2023, the service has released several highly intriguing and engaging new arrivals on the platform.

The promising list includes some highly awaited movies, TV series, animated shows and docuseries, including Bama Rush, SmartLess: On the Road, What Am I Eating? with Zooey Deschanel, and Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, among others.


Ever since the news of their arrival was released, the audience has been eagerly waiting to witness how the exciting shows or movies will unfold. So, without further delay, let's dive right in and take a closer at some of these exciting new releases on Max.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Bama Rush, and more: A list of 5 enthralling new releases on Max, explored


1) Shazam! Fury of the Gods


Shazam! Fury of the Gods is a highly anticipated superhero movie that made its debut on the streaming service Max on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. The movie has been gleaned from the titular DC character. Chris Morgan and Henry Gayden have served as writers of the film, while David F. Sandberg has served as the director.

The sequel to 2019's Shazam!, the movie continues the fascinating saga of Billy Batson. The official synopsis for the movie, given by Rotten Tomatoes, reads as follows:

"From New Line Cinema comes "Shazam! Fury of the Gods," which continues the story of teenage Billy Batson who, upon reciting the magic word "SHAZAM!," is transformed into his adult Super Hero alter ego, Shazam."

The cast list for the movie includes:

  • Zachary Levi and Asher Angel as Billy Batson/Shazam
  • Jack Dylan Grazer and Adam Brody as Frederick "Freddy" Freeman
  • Rachel Zegler as Anthea/Anne
  • Ross Butler and Ian Chen as Eugene Choi
  • D. J. Cotrona and Jovan Armand as Pedro Peña
  • Grace Caroline Currey as Mary Bromfield
  • Meagan Good and Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley
  • Lucy Liu as Kalypso
  • Djimon Hounsou as Shazam
  • Helen Mirren as Hespera

2) SmartLess: On the Road


SmartLess: On the Road is a brand new six-part documentary series that made its arrival on May 23, 2023, exclusively on Max. Featuring Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, and Sean Hayes as the lead cast, the highly engaging and compelling docuseries will capture what went on behind the scenes of the highly successful SmartLess podcast tour.

Sam Jones has acted as the director of the documentary series, while SmartLess: On the Road has been produced by Michael Grant Terry, Ross M. Dinerstein, Ross Girard, Sam Jones, Mark McCune and A.J. Tesler. The brief official synopsis for the docuseries, given by IMDb, reads as follows:

"Follows the North American tour Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes and Will Arnet did for their Podcast project "SmartLess"."

3) Bama Rush


Bama Rush is a new and highly captivating sorority documentary that was released on Max on the same day that the revamped streaming platform was launched, i.e. on May 23, 2023. Rachel Fleit has served as the director of the documentary. It features Weston Hancock and has been executive produced by Rachel Fleit, Lizzie Fox, Kama Kaina, and Casey Meurer.

The new documentary explores the cut-throat sorority rush at the University of Alabama. The official synopsis for Bama Rush, given by Max, states:

"BAMA RUSH follows four young women as they prepare to rush at the University of Alabama in 2022. Against the viral backdrop of #BamaRush on TikTok, and the long-held tradition of sorority recruitment at the University of Alabama, the film explores the emotional complexities and high-stakes of belonging in this crucial window into womanhood."

4) Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai


Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai is a highly captivating new fantasy animated series, that arrived on Max on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. Tze Chun has served as the developer of the series. The animated series revolves around the fascinating story of how ten-year-old Sam Wing meets the young Mogwai called Gizmo and goes on adventures together.

The series has been executive produced by Steven Spielberg. The official synopsis for Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, given by IMDb, reads as follows:

"The adventures of Sam Wing in his youth and Gizmo the Mogwai in China."

The intriguing voice cast members for the animated series entail:

  • Izaac Wang as Sam Wing
  • B. D. Wong as Hon Wing
  • Ming-Na Wen as Fong Wing
  • James Hong as Grandpa Wing
  • A. J. Locascio as Gizmo
  • Matthew Rhys as Riley Greene
  • Gabrielle Nevaeh Green as Elle

5) What Am I Eating? with Zooey Deschanel


What Am I Eating? with Zooey Deschanel is a highly-awaited and engrossing food show that debuted on Max on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. The show consists of a total of six exciting episodes featuring fan-favorite actress Zooey Deschanel. The series is unscripted.

The official synopsis for the new docuseries, given by IMDb, reads:

"Follows the actress who now as a mom, has become more concerned about the food she gives her family, she will explore common food mysteries, revealing the shocking truths behind manufactured food."

Apart from Zooey Deschanel, the cast list for the show also entailing Sophia Roe and Carlos Parisi as themselves.

Don't forget to watch these series and movies, which are currently streaming on Max.


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