WBD’s Max to explore company history with four-part ‘100 Years Of Warner Bros.’ docuseries

100 Years Of Warner Bros

Soon-to-launch Warner Bros. Discovery streamer Max has commissioned four documentary specials to commemorate, and titled, 100 Years Of Warner Bros., narrated by Morgan Freeman.

The docs come from filmmaker Leslie Iwerks (The Imagineering Story, Recycled Life), with the first two instalments to debut on 25 May – following their premiere at the Festival de Cannes on 24 May as a 2023 Official Cannes Classics Selection.

Parts three and four will follow on Max on 1 June.

Exploring the impact of Warner Bros. on art, commerce and culture, 100 Years Of Warner Bros. tells the story of the now century-old entertainment studio, featuring insights and first-person stories from directors, actors, executives, journalists and historians.

The four specials trace Warner Bros.’ origins – from its founding in the early 1920s by four brothers from an immigrant family, through decades of storytelling, to the mergers of the 2000s that transformed the company into its current shape today.

Part one is titled 100 Years Of Warner Bros.: The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of and follows four borthers as they set out to build a movie studio from the ground up-while making a giant leap from silent films to “talkies.”

100 Years Of Warner Bros.: Clint, Kubrick And Kryptonite follows the studio through the upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s, while 100 Years Of Warner Bros.: Heroes, Villains And Friends tracks the company through the 1980s and a historic merger.

The fourth and final instalment, 100 Years Of Warner Bros.: Wizarding World And The Big Bang catches up to the digital age, an era of business partnerships bookended by mergers.

Actors, executives and filmmakers interviewed for the specials include George Clooney, Chris Columbus, Kevin Costner, Alfonso Cuarón, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Clint Eastwood, Ron Howard, Christopher Nolan, Daniel Radcliffe, Keanu Reeves and Martin Scorsese.

The docuseries is produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television, Warner Horizon and Iwerks & Co. The four specials are executive produced by Leslie Iwerks, Mike Darnell, Brooke Karzen, Dan Sacks and Bridgette Theriault. Rebecca Ratliff Cameron, Richard Burgio and Stacey Thomas-Muir serve as co-executive producers.

This latest commission comes just days before Max launches in the US on 23 May and follows a reccent order for Conan O’Brien Must Go, an international travel show following the US comedian, writer, TV host and producer.

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