Warner Bros. unhappy with Netflix after The Sandman 2 renewal?

Warner Bros. unhappy with Netflix after The Sandman 2 renewal?

Warner Bros. unhappy with Netflix? According to reports, CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery (one of Netflix's largest external content providers), David Zaslav, disagrees with the streaming giant's payment terms. This development comes after Netflix renewed its DC series The Sandman, a Warner Bros. Television production, for a second season.

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Warner Bros. unhappy with Netflix after Sandman 2 renewal?

For the uninitiated, Netflix pays producers over the course of 18-24 months. While this approach has been used (and known) for years, Zaslav reportedly expressed his disappointment to some of his colleagues at Warner Bros. Discovery.

Furthermore, it would also appear that Zaslav has told his teams to “put pausing the sale of finished series to Netflix” for the next few weeks. Precisely because Netflix's payment method was well known from the beginning, this reaction seems strange, because it is as if it suddenly discovered what the payment terms were.

The Sandman As we have already had the opportunity to mention a few lines above, Zaslav's dissatisfaction with Netflix emerged after the streaming giant made the decision to renew The Sandman for a second season . The number of viewers of the DC series developed by Neil Gaiman and based on the latter's works has almost certainly justified its large budget for Netflix: think that, at the moment, The Sandman has totaled around 200 million hours of views during the first 10 days after broadcast. While this appears to make the decision to renew the series for a second season much easier, the first season of The Sandman streamed for a full three months before season 2 was greenlit.

You can find the first season of The Sandman here on Netflix .