- FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” is leaving Netflix, which could signal future FX and Fox shows leaving the service, as the Disney-Fox deal is expected to close in January.
- Disney is launching its own streaming service next year, which will compete with Netflix.
- Other FX and Fox shows, like “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “Bob’s Burgers,” are no longer on Netflix, but stream on Hulu, which Disney will own 60% of after the Fox merger.
- “Sons of Anarchy” is also streaming on Hulu.
FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” is leaving Netflix in December, signalling what could be in store for shows owned by Disney after the Disney-Fox deal is complete.
According to Netflix’s website (first pointed out by CinemaBlend), “Sons of Anarchy” is only available until December 1.
FX, which originally distributed the series about a biker club starring Ron Perlman and Charlie Hunnam, is a Fox property. But once the merger with Disney is complete (it’s expected to close in January), it will be owned by Disney.
Disney is expected to launch its own streaming service late next year that would compete with Netflix, so “Sons of Anarchy” being pulled could mean bad things for FX’s other shows on Netflix, such as “American Horror Story” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson.”
Netflix and FX did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Other FX shows like “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “Archer,” and Fox shows like “Bob’s Burgers” and “Empire,” left Netflix previously, but can be found on Hulu, which Disney will own 60% of once its Fox deal closes.
Disney also owns ABC, which could mean that those shows are in danger of leaving Netflix and either being exclusively streamed on Hulu or the upcoming Disney service. Some ABC shows currently on Netflix include “Scandal,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Once Upon a Time,” and “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”