HBO Max has abruptly removed the original film.


HBO Max Has Suddenly Removed the Original Film.

HBO Max has taken the unusual step of removing an HBO Original from its service.

Brexit, a 2019 film starring Benedict Cumberbatch, is no longer available to stream on Netflix.

Although the title was not on the January exit list, it was branded as leaving in January in the app.

Following a Jan. 18, he will have served for three years in total.

The premiere will take place on January 19, 2019.

This notice was posted as late as Friday night, but by Saturday morning, the “Vote Leave”-themed film had already been removed from the service.

The HBO Max landing page for the Emmy-nominated film simply reads “Can’t Connect” and “We’re having issues connecting to HBO Max right now.”

Please try again.” When searching in the app, the movie also does not appear.

The title is still available on HBO’s standard website, which is more closely associated with the cable network than with the streamer.

Because the HBO Max and HBO catalogs are supposed to be aligned, it’s unclear whether HBO viewers in the United States will still be able to watch the film.

(Digital and physical copies of the film are still available from Amazon and other retailers.)

The decision is likely due to the fact that the film was not produced in-house by HBO. It originally aired on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom as Brexit: The Uncivil War, with House Productions producing.

House Productions was acquired by BBC Studios in December 2021.

Despite HBO branding the title as a first-party title, it appears that HBO and the rights holders were unable to reach an agreement to extend the title’s US streaming rights beyond three years.

Why would HBO Max not want to keep an HBO Original? One could point to the film’s controversy, which stems from its depiction of real-life events surrounding the 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, as well as real-life subjects Dominic Cummings (Cumberbatch), Boris Johnson (Richard Goulding), and Nigel Farage (Paul Ryan).

However, it’s more than likely a business decision, as the title hasn’t attracted enough attention three years after its initial release to justify the cost of a rights renewal.

Why it was yanked a few days before January is a mystery.

It’s unclear if you’re 18 or not.


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