Your eyes aren’t deceiving you. There actually is an HBO present on Netflix. All 5 seasons of Issa Rae’s extremely acclaimed comedy-drama collection Insecure at the moment are streaming on Netflix within the US. Not solely that, extra HBO reveals are on the best way to the service as Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) tries to wring extra income out of its expansive library.
Band of Brothers, The Pacific, Six Toes Below and Ballers are additionally coming to Netflix as a part of the deal, the corporate instructed Deadline. In the meantime, Netflix customers outdoors the US will be capable of stream True Blood on the service. That is the primary time that HBO content material has appeared on Netflix within the US, although some has beforehand been accessible on Prime Video. The reveals will nonetheless be accessible on Max.
That is a part of an effort to spice up WBD’s income. Late final yr, the corporate removed some notable titles from Max, together with Westworld and The Nevers. These reveals, and lots of others from the WBD library, are available to look at on free, ad-supported channels on Roku, Tubi and Amazon’s Freevee.
Zaslav and his staff have employed different ways to enhance WBD’s backside line. These embody pulling many shows and films from Max to cut back prices, canceling Max-exclusive projects earlier than they have been performed (reportedly in favor of tax writeoffs in some instances) and laying off employees.