The CW and Netflix’s fundamental deal has come to an finish however fortunately, their relationship shouldn’t be at an finish fully. Right here’s what’s occurring with Netflix and The CW going ahead from 2019 onwards.
Deadline launched the unique report that the deal which was as a consequence of expire in 2019 has now finished so and preparations have been made going ahead.
Many had been (and rightfully so) anxious that Netflix is hemorrhaging third-party content material in the mean time. The CW provides an enormous quantity of reveals to Netflix and that appears prefer it’ll proceed being the case into the longer term however with some main caveats going ahead.
Earlier than we get into the deal going ahead, let’s recap and set the stage.
The CW and Netflix have been working collectively on an total output deal (with exceptions) for a number of years. This deal principally implies that all new reveals that The CW produces come to Netflix. The final replace to the deal was again in 2016 when Netflix re-upped for 3 years.
Is Netflix and The CW renewing their contract?
The CW and Netflix will proceed working collectively from 2019 onwards however in a extra conventional relationship. They won’t be renewing their total output deal.
Which means any new titles from The CW with the three being cited in Deadline’s article being Batwoman, Nancy Drew and Kay Keene will all should be bid on by Netflix amongst different streaming companies too.
What occurs to the prevailing The CW reveals on Netflix?
With that mentioned, Netflix and The CW aren’t slicing ties fully.
All present reveals from The CW will now be transformed into what Netflix refers to as legacy contracts.
Firstly which means all The CW reveals will say on Netflix for now. This contains the likes of Riverdale, Supernatural, the Arrowverse titles and plenty of extra. What appears to be the case is as soon as a present has wrapped up, it then leaves Netflix a few years after it finishes.
Secondly, all of the reveals on Netflix that get new sequence will proceed to come back onto Netflix. Which means Riverdale season four might be coming to Netflix. We don’t know the way the discharge schedule has been affected as as to whether new seasons come within the eight day interval because it does now or whether or not it’ll revert to its conventional September/October Netflix launch window.
That’s all we all know for now however we’ll be again with any adjustments ought to we hear of them.
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