Netflix may not have Friends or The Office anymore, but they’ve been slowly picking up the licenses to some other classic sitcoms from the past few decades. Joining that list soon in the United States is the Martin Lawrence-led sitcom Martin.
Created by John Bowman, Martin Lawrence, and Topper Carew, the series ran on Fox between 1992 and 1997 across five seasons, with Lawrence starring as the titular character.
The series revolved around the humorous everyday life of Martin Payne, a radio DJ in Detroit, and his relationships with his girlfriend Gina, her best friend Pam, and his friends Tommy and Cole.
When will Martin Seasons 1-5 be on Netflix?
We first noted that Martin was going to Netflix in December 2023. Back then, the Netflix UI said that the series was due to be released on December 15th, but that ultimately came and went with the show not appearing as originally slated. We eventually got word that this show, along with several more, would instead be released throughout 2024.
We can now confirm that all five seasons (meaning all 132 episodes) of Martin will be dropping in March 2024, with the current expected arrival date being March 31st, 2024.
Once again, though, that date might be subject to change.
If you don’t want to get a Netflix subscription to watch Martin, it’ll continue to reside on Max and is also available in full on BET Plus.
This latest pickup is after a year of Netflix picking up the licenses to older shows from a range of different networks in the States, something that it hasn’t been able to do over the past few years as much with the rise of competitor streaming services.
Tying it into Martin, which we believe is owned by HBO and Warner Bros. Television but also has its rights tied up at BET, we’ve seen several HBO-owned shows land on the service and a few BET shows. On the HBO side, we’ve seen Band of Brothers and Insecure added, while for BET, we’ve seen First Wives Club and The Family Business added.
For the full list of what’s coming to Netflix in March 2024 – keep it locked here on What’s on Netflix.
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