Netflix and The CW have announced a deal today which will see the online streaming service become the home of past and future seasons of the network’s line-up of shows. That includes DC Comics adaptations like Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl along with favourites such as iZombie, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and several others. The deal also incorporates upcoming 2016 – 2017 shows like Riverdale, Frequency, and No Tomorrow.
The best thing about this is that it shortens the window between when the season finales air and the time they can start airing on Netflix. Now, you’ll only have to wait eight days after your favourite CW show wraps up in order to relive the whole thing from the very start, something which is sure to please fans of the likes of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin.
Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix, had this to say about the deal:
“Netflix members in the US 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. This is a great step forward with a valued network partner to give fans exactly what they want, when and how they want it.”
The CW President Mark Pedowitz then added to those comments by stating:
“Since the initial landmark deal in 2011, The CW’s programming has enjoyed tremendous success and increased exposure through Netflix, and our new agreement not only continues but enhances this valuable relationship. The CW has positioned itself for the future by transforming into a true hybrid network, rooted in broadcast while fully embracing the digital and streaming habits of the viewers.”
As great as this news is, it appears as if it will be a US exclusive deal, meaning that international fans of Arrow and the rest of the network’s shows will still have to find them elsewhere unfortunately.