Mad Men Coming to Netflix Streaming!


Yup, you read that right. And no, it's not April Fool's Day anymore, so it's not a joke.

It appears as though Mad Men, the hugely famous AMC television series will soon be coming to Netflix Instant Watch!

According to the Wall Street Journal:
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., which produces the hit television series "Mad Men," is finalizing a deal with Netflix Inc. to stream all seven seasons of the critically-acclaimed show about a 1960s advertising agency, according to people close to the situation.

The deal is worth between $75 million and $100 million, the people said. That means Netflix is paying close to $1 million per episode of the series, which "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner said last week would run seven seasons. Each season features 13 episodes, which Lions Gate licenses to cable network AMC.
So, while many of us felt sad when we discovered some of our favorite series were going to start to slowly disappear from Netflix, this helps rectify the situation quite a bit. I don't know about you, but I've always wanted to watch Mad Men, but of course, it's so difficult to get started watching without starting at the beginning. Once it's available, I know I'm sure to add it to my queue immediately!

So, when will we be able to start streaming this award-winning series? Again from the WSJ article:
Under the "Mad Men" deal, viewers will be able to stream the first four seasons of "Mad Men" on Netflix around mid-July. Once the final episode of the fifth season finishes airing on AMC in 2012, episodes from that entire season will also be available on Netflix. The sixth and final seasons of "Mad Men" will follow a similar pattern.
Looks like we'll have to wait till July. Oh well, that gives plenty of time to watch many of the other great streaming movies and shows recently released to Netflix.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

YES!!YES!!YES!!

Anonymous said...

I just want to shake you and tell you to stop watching stuff like Rock Star and Californication and start watching stuff like Mad Men and Sons of Anarchy.

Taylor said...

Hey anonymous, if you read the thing, I was very apologetic about the Rock Star surprise.

And Californication is great, what is wrong with you?

Greg Smith said...

Seven seasons? It came out in 2007 I think there are only 3.

Taylor said...

Greg, from the WSJ article:

Under the "Mad Men" deal, viewers will be able to stream the first four seasons of "Mad Men" on Netflix around mid-July. Once the final episode of the fifth season finishes airing on AMC in 2012, episodes from that entire season will also be available on Netflix. The sixth and final seasons of "Mad Men" will follow a similar pattern.

Kir said...

This is great; now if they could get True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, the recent CBS shows and Big Love it would be perfect! But wonderful publicity for NF and also fantastic for us consumers.

Christopher said...

I tried watching Mad Men but like you said it's nearly impossible to really get into a show like that if you don't catch it from the beginning. I'll definitely check it out. Why no Breaking Bad though? That's an AMC show and it's incredible!

Oh, and I've noticed you get an incredible amount of flak from some of your commenters. How on earth did you attract such a rough crowd? I don't agree with all of your recommendations but I really enjoy your site.

Taylor said...

With the amount of money that Netflix is investing in this show, I have to imagine that other shows have to be nearly as pricey. It's just a matter of time until Netflix has the ability to garner more and more shows.

Thank you for the compliments. I embrace all input, so if you have any, I'd love to hear it!

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