HBO Max wants to help you sleep and the streaming service hires a small army of celebrities to get the job done.
HBO Max wants to help you sleep and is hiring Mahershala Ali, Idris Elba, Keanu Reeves and a handful of other celebrities to achieve this.
The WarnerMedia streaming service has ordered "A World of Calm", an adaptation of the popular Calm app, which offers various stories about relaxation and sleep aid. Here is the summary of the series via HBO Max: As a half antidote to our modern life, every half-hour episode takes the audience on an immersive visual journey into another world.
Building on the record-breaking success of Calm & # 39; s Sleep Stories – bedtime stories for adults with over 250 million listeners – every relaxing story should change your feeling. Put the viewer at ease with scientifically constructed narratives, enchanting music and amazing footage to naturally calm your body and calm your mind. Every story is brought to life by a different iconic voice.
In addition to the stars mentioned above, these voices also include Oscar Isaac, Nicole Kidman, Zoë Kravitz, Lucy Liu and Cillian Murphy.
"Given the considerable amount of stress and chaos we all experience in this particularly challenging time, we could all use some guided relaxation, and & # 39; A World of Calm & # 39; is here to help," said Jennifer O & # 39; Connell, executive vice president of nonfiction and children's programs for HBO Max, said in a statement. “With soothing images and calm narratives, this is an HBO Max original that we hope will become part of your daily routine.
The series is co-produced by Calm and Nutopia. Nicola Moody, Michael Acton Smith, Chris Advansun and Nutopia's CEO and founder, Jane Root, act as executive producers, while Sara Brailsford and Fiona Caldwell act as executive producers.
"We are very excited to be working with such great partners as HBO Max and Calm on this new innovative company," said Jane Root, CEO and founder of Nutopia, in a statement. “Although this collaboration has been underway for many months, this series was created entirely during quarantine using Nutopia's award-winning filmmakers and filmmakers worldwide. We hope that this series of cheerful stories gives the audience a feeling of much needed calm. "
WarnerMedia's HBO Max was launched in late May and has announced a number of upcoming projects from typical genres such as science fiction, comedies and drama. The streaming service billed “A World of Calm” as the first excursion into the health and wellness area. Time will tell if the upcoming sleep aid series triggers a new trend on WarnerMedia's growing platform.