After only one year, Downton Abbey's hit period drama will be leaving Netflix. It’s set to leave on June 1st and if you’re wondering why, let’s fill you in.
In case you didn’t know, the historical British drama aired on ITV and later on PBS in the US between 2010 and 2015. Hugh Bonneville and Jessica Brown Findlay were among the main stars. Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, and Laura Carmichael are also included.
The original stream was on Netflix, but it was pulled. However, there was unexpectedly an addition on June 1, 2021.
The popularity of Downton Abbey was resurrected shortly after it became available on Netflix. This is due to tools that track popularity and can be used to determine how popular shows are. Nielsen’s Top 10s have listed the series multiple times over the past year suggesting that it was a show that was rewatched multiple times.
It’s worth noting that only Netflix in the United States is currently set to lose all six seasons on June 1st, 2022. That means your last day to watch the show on Netflix is May 31st, 2022 but only if you’re in the US. Other regions have the six season series.
Netflix was granted the title on an apparently one-year basis. Netflix can only stream the series for one year, meaning they will have to re-evaluate the contract.
We believe that Downton Abbey was licensed to several streamers in order to generate interest in Downton Abbey's A New Era, which will be heading to theaters in April.
It looks like this show will soon be available on other streaming platforms. Prime Video, Peacock, The Roku Channel, Britbox, and of course, PBS’s streaming platforms.
It is unlikely, but all regions which have Downton Abbey could lose the title in the coming year.
That’s because Netflix US licensed the series back in June 2021 whereas most others (at least 29 other regions) licensed it in August 2021. We’ll keep you posted if and when we hear of those regions removals as soon as we learn more.
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