Netflix of course has many original shows that are hits and make it one of the most competitive streaming services available today. Just look at Stranger Things, Bridgerton, Wednesday, Outer Banks, and more! The streaming service also has lots of series that aren’t produced by the company, but help them to gain a wider audience.
Some shows that have been a success on Netflix are ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, The CW’s Riverdale, and Starz’s Outlander. While each of these productions are currently airing new episodes on their respective networks and streaming services, the multiple companies have come to an agreement with Netflix to be a second streaming home. And for those of us who find it difficult to keep up with paying for so many platforms, it’s really helpful!
News broke about the possibility of HBO doing the same as these other studios and allowing some of its work to be added to Netflix’s catalog. What are the details and what might be coming? We’ve got the answer for you below!
What HBO shows could be coming to Netflix?
At the time of this writing on June 21, 2023, this news, as reported by Deadline, is just a rumor and could potentially not happen. The news outlet shared that HBO’s parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery, is in talks to allow some of its shows to stream on Netflix. One of them is Insecure created by and starring Issa Rae. No other titles have been shared yet. If this happens, the comedy-drama would continue to stream on Max at the same time as well.
This is a surprising move because most companies keep their biggest shows to themselves due to the high competition. For HBO in particular, this would be the first time in almost 10 years the network is allowing another streaming service in the U.S. to stream its content, per Deadline. The reason HBO is looking at Netflix as a potential option is due to financial reasons.
Since the Warner Bros. and Discovery merger, that’s been the main motivator behind some unconventional approaches like canceling already finished projects before they air or stream, suddenly removing titles from the service, and selling certain shows to FAST services like Tubi. We’ll see what HBO decides to do next I guess.
Stay tuned to Netflix Life as we bring you updates about HBO shows potentially coming to Netflix!