Like Netflix, CBS this year has opted for what many networks are doing in an effort to bring in big viewer numbers, a television series based on a comic book. Every major network has created or is creating content around comic book franchises. They’re performing above everyone’s expectations in the box office so why not bring them over to the serialised format.
This year was the year of Supergirl and with a lot of anticipation and bar raised high, the pressure was on for CBS to deliver a solid comic book TV series to compete against the likes of CW’s Arrow, ABC’s Agents of Shield and Netflix’s Daredevil. Supergirl follows Alex's life. Her life is all about protecting her identity and leaving the hard work to her cousin. That’s all about to change however.
Now for the bit you’ve been waiting for. Is Supergirl available on Netflix? The answer to that question is 50/50. With CBS pushing their own streaming platform, CBS All Access, they’ll likely keep all the episodes on that exclusively for as long as they can. Then what tends to happen is that they’ll give the rights to a streaming platform whether that be Netflix, Amazon or Hulu typically a few weeks before the next season will air.
When looking across the rest of the current CBS lineup and items that are streaming on Netflix it’s very hit and miss. NCIS, Criminal Minds and Person of Interest, as well as NCIS and Hawaii Five-O, are all accessible on Netflix. Other shows get added every year. They include Mike and Molly, The Big Bang Theory and Survivor.
This does mean that the news isn’t bad news, yet. We think it’ll eventually come down to who can gain Supergirl as an exclusive which ultimately means coughing up the dough and with Supergirl being as popular as it is, it’s going to cost a pretty penny.
As always, if we hear of any changes, we’ll let you know first here on What’s on Netflix.