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.