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Wistful Netflix CEO Calls Fleabag the One That Got Away After Losing Bid to Amazon

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has roughly 1,000,000,000 hours of television and movies at his fingertips, but there’s still that one perfect program that broke his heart and left him fighting back tears at a bus stop. According to The Hollywood Reporter, while speaking at the Royal Television Society’s Cambridge Convention on Friday, Hastings revealed that the streaming platform was “outbid” by Amazon for Fleabag, declaring it “the one” that got away. And if Netflix couldn’t fit Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s critically acclaimed series into their budget … Well, let’s just say it’s a mark of a true artist that she isn’t planning to keep smiling wryly at the camera for six seasons and then a movie and then 14 more seasons.

Wistful Netflix CEO Says Fleabag the One That Got Away