BBC Series ‘Merlin’ Leaving Netflix in December 2019


Merlin – Picture: BBC

Another high profile BBC series will be departing Netflix in December 2019. Merlin, which is a popular fantasy period drama will be departing Netflix in the United States on December 15th, 2019. Here’s why it’s leaving, where it’ll end up streaming and more. 

Merlin is a fantasy drama epic that ran on the BBC from 2008 to 2012. It stars Colin Morgan alongside Bradley James, Richard Wilson, Angel Coulby, Katie McGrath, Anthony Head, and many other top British talents.

The series follows the young sorcerer who is destined to become a great one and finds himself as a young servant to Prince Arthur.

At the time of publishing, you have just a month to binge watch all five seasons before they depart.

Why is Merlin leaving Netflix?

The BBC is taking steps to remove the majority of its library from Netflix as contracts lapse. Co-productions tend to stick around a bit longer but in general, BBC is letting all their current contracts with Netflix to expire.

They have a vested interested in Britbox which is where most of these titles end up.

Are all Netflix regions of Netflix losing Merlin?

Only Netflix in the United States is currently scheduled to lose Merlin at the present time.

That’s become the case with a lot of BBC titles over the course of 2019. We’ve seen Luther removed at the beginning of the year, a catalog of other BBC titles and in December, BBC’s Earth library will be departing too.

Where will Merlin stream after it leaves Netflix?

At the moment, you can watch Merlin for free via The Roku Channel and Tubi too. Amazon Prime still carries the series for now but eventually, we expect Merlin to either head to AcornTV or Britbox.

Will you miss Merlin once it leaves Netflix? Let us know in the comments down below.

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