Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’ is now on Netflix
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Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’ is now on Netflix

Netflix has announced that Issa Rae’s critically acclaimed comedy-drama series Insecure is now available in its library, marking this to be the first HBO title to head to Netflix. 

Fans can now binge all five seasons of Insecure, which originally aired on HBO from 2016 to 2021. This move comes after recent reports suggested that Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) was in talks with Netflix to license HBO titles.

In addition to Insecure, Netflix has revealed that more HBO shows will be making their way to the platform. According to a Netflix spokesperson, shows like Band of Brothers, The Pacific, Six Feet Under, and Ballers will be released at a later date. However, True Blood will be exclusively available to Netflix subscribers outside the United States. 

It’s worth noting that these select HBO titles will continue to be streamed on Max, the WBD-owned streaming service, on a non-exclusive basis.

While this is exciting, the agreement between Netflix and Warner Bros. Discovery may surprise some. However, it’s not the first time HBO shows have appeared on rival platforms. 

In 2014, series like The Sopranos, The Wire, Six Feet Under, Boardwalk Empire, and True Blood were made available on Amazon’s Prime Video. This move by Warner Bros. Discovery is seen as part of their strategy to explore new revenue streams.

However, it’s important to highlight that some of HBO’s recent big hits, including Game of Thrones and Succession, as well as shows like The Sopranos and The Wire, are not included in this deal. 

Details regarding the release dates and duration of availability for the upcoming HBO shows on Netflix have yet to be disclosed.