Netflix has reached an agreement with Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution for the upcoming FOX drama series Gotham, Deadline reports. In the new deal, Netflix will become the exclusive subscription video on demand home for the FOX Batman prequel.
“Gotham is the most anticipated new series of the fall season and we are thrilled to offer it to our members around the world,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix. “The Batman origin story is sure to have massive global appeal so it is fitting that, along with Warner Television, we have created a new model for distributing a show that international and domestic audiences will love.”
“In this era of new business models and expanding windows, this is an unprecedented deal for our company and our industry,” WBWTD president Jeffrey R. Schlesinger said. “While we typically license our programming country by country, we have licensed this very special series to Netflix on a multi-territory basis. Netflix is a perfect home for Gotham following its initial broadcast in each respective country, giving Netflix subscribers the opportunity to catch-up prior to the new season, whether they’re already fans or discovering it for the first time.”
Gotham is expected to be available on Netflix in September 2015, ahead of the potential Season 2 premiere.
Check out a 21 minute preview below to get ready for the show! Gotham premieres on FOX on September 22nd.