‘Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure’ Partially Re-added to Netflix Following Brief Removal

The two re-added seasons and the other H2O shows will remain on Netflix for a little longer.

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Serving as a spinoff to the original H2O: Just Add Water series, the Australian kids show Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure (also known as Mako: Island of Secrets, Mako Mermaids, or Secret of Mako Island) was announced to be leaving Netflix despite being a Netflix Original. All four seasons departed, but the first two have been re-added as of May 28th. 

Note: This article was first published on May 3rd, 2024, and has been updated to reflect new information on May 28th, 2024. 

The sequel series produced 68 episodes in total. It focuses on Zac, a boy who accidentally turns into a merman and threatens the existence of three young mermaids who guard Mako Island.

The cast includes Allie Bertram, Amy Ruffle, Brooke Nichole Lee, Chai Hansen, Chai Romruen, Dominic Deutscher, Gemma Forsyth, and Isabel Durant.

Netflix weirdly hosts four seasons of the show (there were only three seasons), with seasons 2 and 3 being the split 26-episode season 2. Per NewonNetflix.info, Netflix added the shows in the following manner:

  • Season 1 was added in September 2014
  • Season 2 was then added in February 2015
  • Season 3 was added a few months later in August 2015
  • Finally, season 4 dropped in full on May 27th, 2016

Now, eight years after that final season dropped, all four seasons will be leaving Netflix in May 2024. A “Last Day to Watch” notice stated that you had until May 26th to watch, with the actual removal date planned for May 27th.

Mako Mermaids Removal Date In Netflix

The removal date for Mako Mermaids on the Netflix website.

On May 28th, just a day after the series was removed, it magically appeared back on Netflix with the notice “Watch all seasons now,” albeit it’s not every season. Netflix has two seasons of the show, the full first season and half of the second season. It’s missing seasons 3-4 (or half of two and season 3 if you want to stay true to the original naming conventions).

Those two seasons have been relicensed to Netflix through to May 2027.

Will H2O: Just Add Water and H2O: Mermaid Adventures be leaving Netflix?

Netflix doesn’t just have Mako Mermaids; it also exclusively holds (in most countries) the animated spin-off H2O: Mermaid Adventures and many regions also carry at least one season of the original show.

Both of these shows will not be leaving Netflix in May 2024 but they will be departing in the coming years, assuming that Netflix doesn’t renew the licenses.

  • The original H2O: Just Add Water series will remain on Netflix through April 30th, 2027.
  • The Netflix Original animated series H2O: Mermaid Adventures (seasons 1-2) will stay on Netflix for even longer, with the current removal date expected to be July 15th, 2029.

Of course, those dates are subject to change, but we’ll let you know if anything changes as we approach them.

For more on what’s leaving Netflix, keep it locked here on What’s on Netflix. We’ve got your full list of other departures for Netflix throughout May 2024 here in the US and here for the UK.

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