Will ‘One Tree Hill’ Return to Netflix in 2018?

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One Tree Hill was removed from Netflix US in October 2017 and we’re going to take a look at the possibility of it returning to Netflix during 2018. We’ll also take a look at what you can do to get your voice heard by Netflix as well as look at the alternative streaming options available for the show.

2017 has been a big year for high-profile departures on Netflix. We say One Tree Hill removed on October 1st, 2017 which also saw many Fox titles like Malcolm in the Middle, Prison Break and My Name is Early also leave Netflix too. In all, Netflix has been cleaning house of mainly older TV titles and One Trill Hill happened to be in the firing line.

The popular drama series hasn’t now been on our screens for over five years after it ended after nine seasons. The show has recently come up in the news again thanks to the showrunner being involved in the ongoing Hollywood sex scandal but we won’t delve into that.

To answer the original question, there’s limited to no chance that Netflix will decide to bring back the show unless it’s in the form of a reboot. Netflix’s revised strategy in recent years has been to both create their own content, prioritise getting newer content or newer content exclusively. Since One Tree Hill doesn’t fit any of these descriptions, it’s unlikely it’ll be re-added.

Where can you stream One Tree Hill other than Netflix?

Since it’s removal from Netflix, it’s yet to find a permanent home on any of the other mainstreaming providers. It’s available on demand at Amazon and Hulu, which was the recipient of the aforementioned Fox titles, also is yet to carry the show. The only way you can stream the show is through the official CW app.

Will other The CW titles now leave Netflix?

Not at all but it’s likely older titles that no longer get new seasons every year will continue to depart from Netflix. As Netflix has to renew licenses on a yearly basis, keeping older shows which tend to have fewer viewers makes less financial sense than investing a new show with the network’s marketing thrown behind it.

Looking to have an influence? A petition has been set up to request Netflix re-adding the series has almost reached 5,000 signatures and we already know Netflix listens to fans on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. An official Netflix representative told fans to use the request tool function to ask for the title too.


Do you want Netflix to bring back One Tree Hill, you have another area to voice your comments in our comment section down below.

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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