‘Sex and the City’ Lands Premiere Date on Netflix

Sex and the City has landed a premiere date on Netflix.

All six seasons of the hit HBO series, which have previously only been available on Max, will now be streaming on Netflix for the first time starting April 1 (SATC will still be available on HBO’s streaming service, as well).

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The Hollywood Reporter previously reported that HBO parent company Warner Bros. Discovery made a content agreement with Netflix last July, which included a licensing deal for several series. Other shows that were part of the deal included Band of BrothersThe PacificSix Feet Under, Ballers, Insecure and True Blood.

In less than one month, all 94 episodes of the original hit show, starring Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall, will hit Netflix. SATC, which debuted in 1998, follows the lives of four women living in New York City as they navigate love, friendship and sex in the big city, all while remaining inseparable and confiding in each other.

In November 2023, HBO chief Casey Bloys addressed the strategy shift to license HBO content to Netflix, saying there is a “balance” at play.

“We have to be protective of the shows that we have and are successful,” he said. “But, you know, I’ve worked in television long enough that syndication used to be, that was the pot of gold. That was the brass ring that meant that your show was gonna go on and have a life after its initial run and live for decades. So the idea of selling a show outside of your ecosystem wasn’t an unusual idea, obviously at HBO we did it a lot with Band of Brothers, which was on, I think, History network, and EntourageCurb Your EnthusiasmSex and the City. We basically sold everything, so it’s not a new concept.

Bloys continued, “Obviously, streaming and companies kind of reorienting themselves has impacted that. But I think the way that we’re doing it somewhat cautiously, doing it co-exclusively, we’re never giving anybody an exclusive right to a show. What we’ve seen so far … with Ballers and any show that we’re putting on, we’re seeing an uptick on that. So it has been helpful. That said, I don’t think you’re going to see more recent shows, you’re not going to see the shows I presented here on anywhere else until years later, which is the syndication model, so I am comfortable with it.”

The two Sex and the City movies and the TV show’s sequel series, And Just Like That, will still only be available to stream on Max.

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