True Blood on Netflix? Yes, please

Netflix is adding HBO titles to its library and the Aleksander Skarsgård & Anna Paquin hit is rumoured to be the first.

The American video-on-demand subscription service is as loved by the Maltese as it is with international viewers. Shows like Making a Murderer, Bridgerton, Black Mirror, The Witcher, and Squid Game have ensured Netflix a dedicated following, with many local viewers tuning in to see what the latest international hit is all about. But, of course, Netflix isn’t the only service making groundbreaking and talked-about shows.

HBO, the American pay television network owned by Warner Bros Discovery, has been behind some of the most influential shows of the past few decades, including Sex and the City, Six Feet Under, The White Lotus, Euphoria, Succession, Westworld, Game of Thrones, and its prequel House of the Dragon. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that the news that the two powerhouses have come to an agreement is making waves across the world.

Although HBO has its own streaming service called Max, the network will be loaning some of its shows to Netflix. At the time of writing, the comedy series Insecure had already gone live on Netflix US, with Band of Brothers, Six Feet Under, and Baller all expected to join it soon.

More importantly for us, the streaming giants are also going to make some shows available on Netflix internationally, which may include Malta, too! True Blood, a vampire drama series that ran on HBO between 2008 and 2014, is rumoured to be the first show to be added to Netflix outside the US.

For our money, this collaboration, which HBO agreed to in order to supplement profits from its shows, is a match made in heaven, and we hope it’s the beginning of something new!

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