CW/Netflix Deal

CW Series' Full Seasons to Stream on Netflix Eight Days After Their Finales

Next year, you’ll be able to binge-watch the whole season of Arrow just over a week after the premiere of its finale.

In sealing with The CW a new multi-year content licensing deal, Netflix hasn’t just secured the continued exclusive right to stream previous seasons of the network’s fare, it’s made provisions to stream full seasons of CW series starting only eight days after each of their finales air.

The new agreement includes not only The CW’s current lineup but also any series produced over the course of the pact, which starts with the recently-wrapped 2015-16 broadcast season. In other words, the contract covers freshman offerings Frequency, No Tomorrow and Riverdale, as well as the newly inherited Supergirl.

The eight-days-after-finale clause kicks in with the 2016-17 broadcast season. Also of note: Per recent reports, CWTV.com will now be only place to catch free in-season episodes of CW programs. (Adios, Hulu.)

“Since the initial landmark deal in 2011, The CW’s programming has enjoyed… increased exposure through Netflix,” said network president Mark Pedowitz in a statement. “The CW has positioned itself for the future by [remaining] rooted in broadcast while fully embracing the digital and streaming habits of the viewers.”

What do you think? Are you psyched that you’ll be able to binge CW shows sooner? Hit the comments!