Some HBO shows could be heading to Netflix soon

A picture of chair and CEO of HBO and Max content, Casey Bloys, standing in front of the Max logo.
Warner Bros. Discovery dropped the “HBO” from “HBO Max” in May. | Image: Jeff Kravitz / Warner Bros. Discovery

After more than a year of brutal cancellations and layoffs at HBO, it looks like Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav’s devotion to quick revenue is as strong as ever. Warner Bros. Discovery may be licensing HBO Original Series to Netflix, Deadline reported yesterday. Deadline’s sources claim it’s a financial move HBO’s old guard disagreed with but that it’s necessary to shore up the bottom line. They also say it’s possible the deal may not see the light of day.

The show rumored to be the subject of the agreement is Issa Rae’s Insecure, which lived on HBO for five seasons until it ended in December 2021. Other shows would follow that. The deal wouldn’t be exclusive; WBD would still be able to show the series on its own platform, Max.

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