Netflix Picks Up BBC’s ‘Collateral’ as Netflix Original

Review Ethan / 2023-03-29 15:32:36

The first Netflix acquisition from the BBC is just around the corner as it’s picked up the four-episode first season of Collateral. Netflix will soon have the crime drama (except in the United Kingdom) available everywhere on March 9, 2018.

The Brits have a reputation for creating compelling short-form crime dramas. Some of their most popular titles include The Fall, Happy Valley and The Missing.

When it comes to creating content, Netflix and the British Broadcasting Corporation are not strangers. They’ve shared multiple projects in the past and has at least six more co-productions scheduled for release throughout 2018. Netflix outside of the United States has exclusive rights to shows such as Peaky Blinders and Sherlock, but not Doctor Who.

Collateral Synopsis

You can see the Youtube video trailer.

“Set over the course of four days in London, Collateral explores the spiraling repercussions surrounding the fatal shooting of a pizza delivery man. Detective Inspector Kip Glaspie (Carey Mulligan) refuses to accept that this is a random act of violence, and is determined to discover if there is a darker truth.”

The four-hour episodes, which are all one hour long, will arrive on Netflix in the US, Canada, and Australia starting March 9. It’ll come as part of a bumper month for Netflix Originals.

Netflix UK will soon have Collateral.

While we expect Collateral to be available on Netflix UK in some time, it is not likely to happen in the near future. With the BBC ramping up its efforts to compete with Netflix through the iPlayer, it’s likely the show will remain as a box set on there for the foreseeable future. Like the titles above, they all arrived at one point on Netflix UK.

For now, you can watch all the episodes on the BBC iPlayer but only if you’re a resident of the UK.

Are you looking forward to watching more Netflix crime dramas? We'd love to hear from you down below.


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