CW shows will be arriving on Netflix eight days after the season finale airs in a new licensing deal between the two parties.
Two weeks ago we relayed word that the CW and Netflix were working on a licensing deal to bring shows like The Flash, Arrow, Jane the Virgin and other scripted shows from the network to Netflix shortly after the season finale airs.
Now, that licensing deal has been confirmed, according to Variety who reports Netflix and CW have agreed to a multi-year agreement to bring CW scripted shows to Netflix eight days after the season finale airs.
The new deal begins in the 2016-2017 television year and includes new shows, Frequency, No Tomorrow and Riverdale. And includes the most popular shows on the CW, such as The Flash, Arrow, Jane the Virgin, Supernatural, The 100, The Vampire Diaries, Legends of Tomorrow and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. It’ll also include the new season of former CBS series Supergirl whose second season will air on the CW.
“Netflix members in the U.S. love the great lineup of series from the CW, and we are thrilled to extend the relationship and bring those shows to our members exclusively now, just eight days after their season finales,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos. “This is a great step forward with a valued network partner to give fans exactly what they want, when and how they want it.”
This is a huge day for Netflix subscribers who won’t have to wait the normal waiting period of multiple months, sometimes, even as long as a year, for some shows to arrive on Netflix. Instead of waiting for a few months for the next season of your favorite CW show, now you’ll only have to wait one more day than you would have had to wait for the next episode.