When will the Ted Bundy movie be on Netflix?

Netflix has officially scored the rights to Zac Efron’s Ted Bundy movie ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’ but not every Netflix region will be getting the movie. Here’s a look at everything we know about the movie including when we think it’ll be coming to Netflix. 

The pickup from the Sundance Film Festival is one of the most prolific movie festival pickups for the service. It was reported that the title was highly sought after with STX and Lionsgate also bidding for the title.

The reason why Netflix picked up the movie was likely because of its recent success by releasing a Ted Bundy docuseries. The docuseries blew up for Netflix which is not surprising as good murder docuseries, movies, and TV series have traditionally performed well for the service.

What’s Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile about?

The movie is a dramatized version of Ted Bundy’s life, the prolific serial killer.

Zac Efron said in an interview that the script “was not what he expected” later calling it an “interesting story” about “one of the most notorious serial killers of all time.”

Some of the actors and actresses actually met with this real-life counterparts in preparation of the movie.

When did the film premiere and will it be in cinemas?

Independent movies often first release at movie festivals such as the Sundance Movie Festival as it allows for the press and industry people to get a first glimpse of the movie.

The movie may get a limited cinema release as Netflix has done for some of its movies but all the marketing will be driving you to watch on Netflix itself.

Joe Berlinger, Lily Collins, and Zac Efron – Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images

The Ted Bundy Movie Won’t be on Netflix in the United Kingdom

Netflix didn’t acquire the movie for every region. The United Kingdom, for example, won’t be getting the movie. Sky and NowTV picked up the movie.

We can’t confirm every location that isn’t getting the movie but the regions we can absolutely confirm getting it is the United States of America.

When will Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile be on Netflix?

Unfortunately, no release date has been announced just yet.

However, this isn’t Netflix’s first pickup from Sundance. Private Life was picked up at last years festival and released on Netflix in October 2018. That suggests we could potentially have a long wait.

On the flipside, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore was released at the end of February 2017. Netflix had announced the movie long before the Sundance festival, however. Tallulah was picked up before the festival but came to Netflix the following July.

Based on this, we don’t think the movie will be released for at least another few months and maybe here as late as the end of 2019.

In the meantime, Netflix has plenty of titles for you to be enjoying. On February 6th, Netflix added Zodiac which is the dramatization of the Zodiac killer starring Robert Downey Jr.

Kasey Moore

Kasey Moore is the founder and editor-in-chief of What's on Netflix. Kasey launched the site in 2013 after growing frustration with finding content on Netflix. He has an in depth understanding of the release cycles for Netflix and has developed tools to make navigating Netflix easier. Resides in Norwich in the UK.


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