Dennis explained in the blog post titled “So uh…what’s up with Infinity Train?” that no one who had worked on “Infinity Train” had been notified that the episodes would be removed from HBO Max. He also said that due to the chaotic nature of the mergers, it was impossible to get answers. The chains of command are all down and it doesn’t look like things are going to calm down anytime soon.
Dennis called out the Discovery team, including President and CEO David Zaslav, for not telling the creators ahead of time. He also notes that the loss of residuals will seriously impact the creative teams that worked on those shows, while the money “saved” will be just a “drop in the ocean” for the streaming giant. He continued to discourage people from engaging in retaliatory behaviors like doxxing and promised he didn’t think that was the end of the story. These shows could eventually end up on other streaming platforms, especially if Discovery is looking to sell titles that don’t fit their new branding plans.
The commercial super-geniuses at HBO Max have tried to counter their sleazy behavior by offering a price drop to new subscribers, but controversy will continue to court the streamer if they don’t start acting more transparently and ethically.