Last updated on July 21st, 2023 at 02:13 pm
Some of the best shows created by HBO are on their way to Netflix due to a deal between Netflix and Warner Bros. Discovery. The first show that is already available on Netflix is Insecure that ran on HBO for five years.
Sources say that more shows will follow with one of the most iconic HBO miniseries like Band of Brothers, The Pacific, and Six Feet Under. The Ballers and True Blood will also appear on Netflix but the vampire show will stream outside the US. If you only own MAX, do not worry, those shows will remain on the platform.
This agreement might be a shock to fans all over the world but it is a new strategy for the Warner Bros. Discovery company. The company’s decision is most likely caused by the fact that they are still struggling with post-merger debt, so they look for ways to bounce back and cut costs. This licensing agreement allows them to make money. In previous months some shows were completely deleted and are no longer available anyway (excluding the safe haven for pirates). Why? Because those actions served as a tax write-off.
Important note, that is not the first time that you can watch HBO shows outside HBO platforms but all of the previous facts were in the past where the company wasn’t fighting for that subscription money. For example, in the 2000s, the edited versions of Band of Brothers were aired on the History Channel, Sex and the City was on TBS, and E! and The Sopranos were running on A&E.
As of right now, we have no information about other shows that were part of the deal but it is safe to assume that the newest hit shows like Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon, or Succession are safe as platform exclusives.