It was only a few months ago that HBO Max announced (and began shooting) its glitzy new competition show: Legendary. Based on the ballroom community, the series matches eight houses against one another in a series of battles that include voguing as well as a variety of other categories. The show got some early criticism for casting Jameela Jamil as a central figure -- Jamil has since come out as queer -- in what became a massive dust-up. But, with that over, HBO is plunging on with an exciting new trailer and a release date.
Dropping on May 27, Legendary will be the first competition show by a major network based on the ballroom community. Competing houses are expected to "compete in unbelievable balls and showcase sickening fashion" to win. Dashaun Wesley, known to many as Dashaun Lanvin, appears as the MC while Leiomy Maldonado, known to some as Amazon Leiomy, is a judge. Both had their first major breaks into the mainstream appearing on America's Best Dance Crew a decade ago.
The judging panel is rounded out by Megan Thee Stallion and Jamil as well as stylist Law Roach -- Roach is curiously not featured in the trailer footage.
The project will be one of many that will be available on the May 27 launch of HBO Max. Subscribers can also expect every batman and Superman movie from the last 40 years, as well as Sex and the City, The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings, The Wizard of Oz and more. HBO originals like Insecure, Watchmen, Euphoria, The Sopranos and The Wire -- some of which are currently streamable for free on HBO GO or HBO Now -- will also be available.
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