Update: Don’t worry UK fans Stopped developmentbecause the acclaimed sitcom has found a new streaming home.
Revealed in a Disney Plus press release, the fan-favorite series will be available to stream on Disney Plus UK from Wednesday, March 15. However, users will only have access to Stopped developmentthe first three seasons. Apparently, Netflix does not want to sell the rights to the last two seasons of the series, which it developed in-house. The first three seasons are in progress Stopped development are now available on Hulu for US viewers.
Still, while it will be a relief to viewers – on both sides of the Atlantic – this Stopped development will be able to stream elsewhere than Netflix, it’s disappointing that seasons 4 and 5 won’t be hitting Netflix’s big rivals anytime soon.
The original story follows.
Netflix is getting ready to be removed Stopped development from his library – and it’s coming soon.
In a surprise move, the world’s best streaming service is getting rid of a cult classic comedy series, including two later seasons that were Netflix Originals – developed by the streaming giant.
Behind Diversity (opens in a new tab), Stopped developmentFive installments will leave the platform on Wednesday, March 15. TechRadar has verified Variety’s report, and Arrested Development’s landing page has confirmed that it will only be available until Tuesday, March 14. If you’re planning to broadcast a comedy TV show, then you don’t have much time for it.
The news will come as a blow to fans of the famous shiver-inducing sitcom, especially in light of Netflix saving it more than a decade ago.
It appeared after Fox Entertainment Group canceled the series in 2006 Stopped developmentthe time in the spotlight is over. However, six years later, Netflix acquired the rights to Stopped developmentthe first three seasons.
Despite Netflix’s original programming division being in its infancy at the time, the streamer has also confirmed that it is reviving the series. Netflix then developed two more seasons, with season 4 arriving in May 2013 and season 5 (released in two parts) airing in May 2018 and March 2019.
The fact that Stopped development has been part of Netflix’s back catalog for over 11 years, and its permanent place on our list of Netflix’s best shows makes its impending departure even less pleasant. So why is the streaming company removing it from their content pack?
Analysis: a license to fulfill
The short answer is the Netflix licensing deal that allowed it to show itself Stopped development for over 10 years, it ends very quickly.
This multi-year deal officially expires on March 15, meaning Netflix must remove the series from its platform whether it wants to or not. The streaming giant had to do the same with its lineup of Marvel TV shows, incl Daredevil, PunisherAND Jessica Joneswhen its licensing deal with the comics giant expired on March 1, 2022. These superhero shows, as well as other Netflix Marvel live-action series, have since moved to Disney Plus.
It seems that Netflix is not taking up the fight Stopped development, or. said a Netflix spokesman Hollywood reporter (opens in a new tab) that the main reason is the expiration of the license agreement Stopped developmentan upcoming departure, but did not say whether Netflix was in talks to renew the contract.
This may of course change. In November 2022, Netflix was supposed to lose a Norwegian-American crime series lilyhammer. However, a last-minute change of heart led to the streaming behemoth renewing its licensing deal, which will now apply lilyhammer on Netflix until 2029.
Meanwhile, earlier this month, TechRadar exclusively confirmed that Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies would eventually leave HBO Max. The Dark Knight trilogy was scheduled to leave main streamer Warner Bros Discovery on Saturday, February 11, but the renewal of that licensing deal meant three movies would remain on HBO Max.
So there is a former form for streamers (including Netflix) to make TV shows and movies available on their services. However, unless Netflix turns back, Stopped development will not join lilyhammer while on the platform.
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