Netflix will have one of its most high profile third-party shows leave the service in December 2018. FX’s Sons of Anarchy looks to be departing from the service on December 1st, 2018.
This removal date only currently applies to Netflix for those in the United States.
Update: This removal date has now been confirmed for December 1st, 2018.
The news may come to surprise to some as it’s remained away from the FOX/FX exodus over the past couple of years. Netflix and FOX famously went separate ways in August 2017 failing to reach an agreement. It’s meant the removal of many shows.
The removal comes after most of the most prominent FX shows have already left the service such as The League, Archer and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. American Horror Story looks to be safe for now but Sons of Anarchy is sadly next to be on the chopping block. It comes at a bad time too with Mayans MC now on air but we suspect that Sons of Anarchy’s time on Netflix could’ve been extended.
In most cases, FX titles have found their way onto Hulu.
We did hint at SoA leaving Netflix earlier this year but have been waiting for official confirmation and it looks like we’ve now got it. Of course, the show has been off the air since 2014 meaning you’ve now had four years to binge watch all 7 seasons of the show on Netflix.
What about other regions?
As of the time of writing, no other regions are included to be removed just yet. With that said, Netflix has been clearing out some of its older shows recently likely because the cost far outweighs how many people regularly watch them.
Does this mean Mayans MC won’t come to Netflix?
Earlier this year, we predicted that Netflix probably won’t be picking up Mayans, especially in the US. The news that SoA is leaving makes that likelihood even less.
December also has a number of other titles expected or scheduled to leave too. This includes Disney’s Moana that will leave Netflix in the United States.
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