Why isn’t ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’ on Netflix?

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Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile dropped on Netflix in many regions of the world today but many regions such as the United Kingdom didn’t get the movie. Below, we’ll take a look at what regions did and didn’t get the movie and where you can stream instead.

The chances are if you’re looking at this article you reside in the UK, Ireland, Germany, South America or a myriad of the other Netflix regions that didn’t get the movie.

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The big movie release of May 2019 for Netflix is this biopic on the notorious serial killer, Ted Bundy. It’s been hotly anticipated and features a big cast. It arrived on Netflix in selected regions on May 3rd, 2019 at roughly 12 AM PST.

Why isn’t Extremely Wicked, Shocking Evil and Vile everywhere?

Netflix Originals on Netflix are ridiculously complicated. There are four types of Netflix Original and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile sits firmly in the acquisition level which we’ve dubbed as “Internationally Exclusive Originals”.

In the case of this movie, it premiered as an independent movie at the Sundance Film Festival. What happens is it premieres to industry executives and then after that, it’s then sold to the highest bidder for distribution rights.

Because of the star power and subject matter, Extremely Wicked dominated the headlines and led to heated competition surrounding its rights.

Naturally, Netflix has always had hits with its content lineup in the true-crime genre and with the release of its docuseries in January. Sadly, it couldn’t secure the rights everywhere.

It spent $9 million for the rights in the United States and will be getting a limited cinema release too.

Where is Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile on Netflix?

Netflix managed to secure the rights to many of the regions it operates in. Here are a map and the list of countries that are carrying the movie:

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Netherlands
  • Belgium
  • Luxembourg
  • France
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • South Korea

Here’s how the world map looks for the distribution of the movie.

Distribution map of Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Don’t worry though, if you’re not in these regions there’s a couple of good bits of news.

How to watch Extremely Wicked, Shocking Evil and Vile in the United Kingdom

Sky managed to secure the rights to the movie in the United Kingdom and is simulcasting (much like Netflix is) with a theatrical release and also if you’re a Sky Cinema customer you’ll be able to watch. If you’re looking to stream in the UK, NowTV is currently your only option.

Although we don’t know how long Sky picked up the rights for, it could eventually come to Netflix in the UK but we’ve got no timeline on this right now.

There you have it, we hope that clears up why the movie distribution is a little complicated.

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Founder of What's on Netflix and based in Norwich in the United Kingdom, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for a decade having started the site in 2013. Kasey maintains the what's new on Netflix library, keeps the coming soon lists up-to-date and writes about new and upcoming projects. Contact: kasey@whats-on-netflix.com