Good news for folks who either want to get caught up on their favorite shows or watch them from the beginning. Netflix and Warner Bros. Television Group recently announced an agreement to stream a bunch of addictive shows.
Among the shows coming to Netflix in 2013:
“Revolution,” J.J. Abrams’ NBC drama set in a post-apocalyptic America;
“Political Animals,” the USA Network miniseries with Sigourney Weaver in a Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award–nominated role as a former First Lady serving as Secretary of State;
“Longmire,” A&E’s top-rated Western mystery series based on the novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson;
“666 Park Avenue,” the ABC supernatural thriller starring Terry O’Quinn and Vanessa Williams.
Also coming to Netflix will be the highly anticipated drama “The Following,” starring Kevin Bacon as a former FBI agent on the trail of a serial killer played by James Purefoy and which premieres January 21 on FOX, as well as hit serialized Warner Bros. Television series “Chuck,” “Fringe” and “The West Wing” (I just started watching this on Netflix – excellent series).
As Bruce Rosenblum, president of Warner Bros. Television Group says, this is a great opportunity for viewers to watch a show from the beginning, rather than having to jump in mid-series and attempt to catch up.
“SVOD [subscription video on demand] has become an important window for our serialized dramas, allowing viewers a chance to discover a series that before might have been intimidating to tune into mid-run,” he said. “We continue to adapt our business models to include SVOD when it makes sense for the long-term value of each show and are thrilled to have Netflix as one of our distribution partners.”
The agreement covers a current slate of eight Warner Bros. shows as well as potential future shows. Under the agreement, the shows can also be made available via traditional syndication windows, electronic sell-through services and on a catch-up basis for recently aired episodes.