It’s been three years since Buffy the Vampire Slayer departed Netflix and in all probability received’t be returning. With that mentioned, it’s not all dangerous information as we’ll clarify under. Right here’s why Buffy the Vampire Slayer isn’t on Netflix in 2020 and past.
To begin with, when you haven’t heard of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the place the heck have you ever been? The sequence ran from 1997 for six years over seven seasons on The WB after which UPN.
It adopted a younger girl who finds out that her position on the planet is the kill vampires. Sarah Michelle Gellar performs the lead position of Buffy with different notable skills concerned together with Alyson Hannigan, Nicholas Brendon, Anthony Head, and James Marsters.
Joss Whedon is behind the undertaking with Marti Noxon being one of many notable producers behind the present (extra on why we point out this in a second).
The sequence was due to be rebooted (though it’ll technically be a sequel sequence) however that’s but to return to fruition.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer was on Netflix US up till 2017
Sure, that’s proper, as soon as upon a time, Buffy was on Netflix in its entirety.
Nonetheless, as with most licensed content material from the large channel suppliers (on this case the proprietor of the present being Fox), many older licenses are not being put out to Netflix in favor of rival streaming firms typically owned by the proprietor of the content material.
The sequence on the time of leaving on April 1st, 2017 had been streaming since 2012.
As we talked about, Fox owns the present (now owned by Disney, after all) and at the moment streams on each Hulu (owned by Disney) and Amazon Prime Video within the type of licensing too.
Netflix UK additionally had access to the show between Could 2013 and June 2016.
The potential for Buffy the Vampire Slayer coming again to Netflix appears distant.
There may be some excellent news, nonetheless.
As we talked about above, Marti Noxon now works with Netflix on an output deal that was struck in November 2018. One among her first initiatives is set to be The Witches of New York which appears like it would have the same really feel to Buffy the Vampire Slayer so maintain your eyes peeled for that.
That’s all we’ve got for now. If something adjustments and Netflix does handle to reacquire the streaming rights to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, we’ll let you recognize.