Netflix Could Lose the Arrowverse Shows to WarnerMedia's Streaming Service


Netflix subscribers have been able to follow the complete Arrowverse on the streaming service for years, but Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of TomorrowBlack Lightning, Riverdale and the rest of The CW's programming could be leaving the streaming giant in the not-too-distant future.

While speaking about WarnerMedia's plans for its upcoming streaming service, Kevin Reilly, the Chief Creative Officer of WarnerMedia's Direct-to-Consumer division, strongly hinted that all of The CW's DC shows could have a new, exclusive streaming home on the still-unnamed streaming service.

You can expect [that] the crown jewels of Warner will ultimately end up on the new service,” Reilly said today during a talk at the TCAs. "We're very interested in putting that on our platform."

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Right now, The CW has a deal with Netflix that sees the channel's programming hit the streaming giant just a few weeks after the end of a new season. However, as TV Line noted, that deal is set to expire this spring, and Reilly's said that he wasn't interested in seeing it renewed.

"Sharing destination assets is not a good model," he said. "My belief is they should be exclusive to the service."

During his presentation, Reilly mentioned The Flash and DC by name as two of several brands that will come together in the still-unnamed WarnerMedia service, which will also feature "original content" starring DC characters.

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Besides the Arrowverse and Riverdale, Reilly also indicated that popular WarnerMedia-owned sitcoms like The Big Band Theory and Friends would be exclusively heading to the service.

As Reilly stated, the WarnerMedia service will pull from roughly 42,000 hours of content from the company's vast media library that includes brands as diverse as DC, HBO, CNN, Looney Tunes and Turner.

As of now, there's no word on how this could affect DC Universe, WarnerMedia's DC-centric streaming service, or its slate of original programming that includes Titans, Young Justice: Outsiders and upcoming shows like Doom Patrol, Swamp Thing, Stargirl and Harley Quinn.

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