‘Sex And The City’ Gets Premiere Date On Netflix

It’s not an April Fool’s joke – Sex and the City is bowing on Netflix on April 1.

The series is one of HBO’s most important library titles and has a modern spinoff series in And Just Like That… The latter remains exclusive to Max.

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Deadline revealed last June that Warner Bros. Discovery struck a deal to license a number of titles to Netflix, including Insecure, Ballers, and Six Feet Under.

Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos has signaled that he is looking for more licensed content.

“I believe because of our distribution heft and our recommendation system that sometimes we can uniquely add more value to the studio’s IP than they can,” Sarandos told investors last year. “Not all the time, but sometimes it does, and we are the best buyer for it. I am thrilled that the studios are more open to licensing again, and I’m thrilled to tell them that we are open for business.”

Sarandos reminded investors of the success licensed shows have had on Netflix. “I guess I’d call you back to that history again and just say we’ve got a rich history of helping break some of TV’s biggest hits like Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead. Even more recently with Schitt’s Creek,” he said.

“We can resurrect the show like Suits and turn it into a big pop culture moment and also generate billions of hours of joy for our members. I think you’re good to remember the studios have always been in the business of selling their content to others, including direct competitors, for years.”

Sex and the City aired on HBO from 1998-2004, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, and Kim Cattrall as four friends navigating love and life in New York City. The series spawned two movies and Davis, Jessica Parker, and Nixon reunited for And Just Like That

A sanitized version of the series previously had been licensed co-exclusively to TBS, and subsequently E!/Style, and sold in broadcast syndication to Tribune.

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