Netflix will see one of the most prominent third-party programs leave its service on December 2018, according to reports. FX’s Sons of Anarchy looks to be departing from the service on December 1st, 2018.
Netflix is the only service that has this date.
Update: The date for the removal has been set as December 1, 2018.
The news may come to surprise to some as it’s remained away from the FOX/FX exodus over the past couple of years. In August 2017, Netflix and FOX split off, despite an attempt to come to an agreement. It’s meant the removal of many shows.
The removal comes after most of the most prominent FX shows have already left the service such as The League, Archer and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. American Horror Story appears to be fine for the time being, but Sons of Anarchy will be next on the block. It comes at a bad time too with Mayans MC now on air but we suspect that Sons of Anarchy’s time on Netflix could’ve been extended.
FX titles are most often found on Hulu.
We did hint at SoA leaving Netflix earlier this year but have been waiting for official confirmation and it looks like we’ve now got it. Of course, the show has been off the air since 2014 meaning you’ve now had four years to binge watch all 7 seasons of the show on Netflix.
At the moment, there are no plans to remove any other countries. Netflix is removing some older Netflix shows due to the high cost and insufficient viewing.
Earlier this year, we predicted that Netflix probably won’t be picking up Mayans, especially in the US. This is made less likely by the news that SoA has left.
There are also a few other titles that will be leaving December. This includes Disney’s Moana that will leave Netflix in the United States.
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