HBO makes bombshell Netflix move with Insecure, other hit shows
HBO Max’s popular series Insecure, created by Issa Rae, has made a significant leap from one streaming service to another. Today, the show became available on Netflix, marking its transition from its previous streaming platform. This move was announced last month and has now become a reality. Insecure is joined by other prominent HBO titles such as Band of Brothers, The Pacific, Six Feet Under, and Ballers, as reported by Deadline.
This agreement is co-exclusive with Warner Bros. Discovery’s Max. Back in June, it was revealed that Insecure and other popular HBO shows would be available on Netflix. This collaboration between the two streaming services is unprecedented and initially faced resistance from HBO veterans. However, the financial benefits outweighed their concerns.
David Zaslav, the CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, has previously expressed his willingness to forego exclusivity and license content to enhance profitability. Earlier this year, Warner Bros. Discovery made a similar move by sharing the series Westworld on free streaming platforms like Roku and Tubi, following the footsteps of Insecure.
Although the comedy-drama series Insecure concluded its five-season run in December 2021, all seasons have now been added to Netflix on July 3rd.
Insecure, created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, delves into the Black female experience through the lives of best friends Issa (played by Rae) and Molly (played by Yvonne Orji). The show follows their journey as they navigate a world filled with uncomfortable everyday encounters, providing a unique perspective. In season one, viewers witness Issa’s quest to discover her true desires in life.
The show has garnered a total of 14 Emmy nominations, including a win for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series in 2020. It has also received prestigious accolades such as a Peabody Award and an NAACP Award.
Issa Rae’s HBO Max show Insecure has made a move from streaming service to streaming service. The show hit Netflix earlier today, following the announcement of the move last month. Joining Insecure is Band of Brothers, The Pacific, Six Feet Under, and Ballers, per Deadline.
The agreement is co-exclusive with Warner Bros. Discovery’s Max. In June, it was revealed that Insecure and other hit HBO titles would air on Netflix. It’s the first time this sort of arrangement has been struck between the two streaming services. Initially, HBO veterans disagreed with the move, but the financial consideration beat them out.
Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav has said before that he is open to forgo exclusivity and license content to boost the bottom line. Earlier this year, Warner Bros. Discovery shared Westworld to free streaming platforms like Roku and Tubi, similar to Insecure.
Though the five seasons of this his comedy drama show aired its series finale in December 2021, they’ve all been added Netflix today, July 3rd.
Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore created the show, exploring the Black female experience through best friends Issa (Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji). The show follows the duo as they navigate the world dealing with uncomfortable everyday experiences through their lens. When the show opens with season one, it follows Issa as she tries to figure out what she wants from life.
The show earned a total of 14 Emmy nominations including a win for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series in 2020. It also won a Peabody award as well as an NAACP award.