Confirming earlier reports, the CW and Netflix have announced a partnership to exclusively host the network’s catalog on Netflix, and have new seasons appear on the service, only eight days after they wrap up.
According to an official press release, Netflix will “remain the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for previous seasons of scripted series broadcast on The CW.”
CW series mentioned in the deal include newcomers “Frequency,” “No Tomorrow” and “Riverdale,” hit DC Comics-based series “Legends of Tomorrow,” “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “iZombie” and “Supergirl” (moving from CBS), and “Jane the Virgin,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “The 100,” “The Originals” and “Reign.”
“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,” Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos said in a statement. “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 previous report indicated that the partnership would last five years, though that wasn’t mentioned in the official announcement.
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