Netflix has bought the comedy catalogue of Monty Python, including all your favourite classics and potentially new material

Cinema 5‘Monty Python & The Holy Grail.’
  • Netflix has secured the international rights to the majority of the British comedy troupe Monty Python’s film and TV catalogue.
  • Titles include the group’s classic films “Monty Python & the Holy Grail” and “Monty Python’s Life of Brian,” as well as its BBC sketch show, “Monty Python’s Flying Circus.”
  • The titles will appear on Netflix in the UK and Canada starting on April 15, with a US release date “following later in the year.”
  • The streaming service is also looking to produce new original content from the remaining Python members, according to Deadline.

Netflix has picked up the majority of the British comedy troupe Monty Python’s film and TV catalogue, the group announced on Thursday.

The streaming service has secured the international rights to the group’s classic comedy films like “Monty Python & the Holy Grail” and “Monty Python’s Life of Brian,” as well as its groundbreaking BBC sketch show, “Monty Python’s Flying Circus.”

The titles will appear on Netflix in the UK, Canada, and other international markets starting on April 15, with a US release date “following later in the year,” according to the Python website.

Deadline reports that Netflix is also looking to produce new original content from the remaining Python members, which include John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam.

Here is the full list of titles that will be available for streaming:

“Monty Python & the Holy Grail” “Monty Python’s Life of Brian” “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” “Monty Python’s Fliegender Zirkus” “Monty Python’s Personal Best” “Monty Python Best Bits (mostly)” “Monty Python Live (mostly): One Down, Five to Go” “Monty Python Conquers America” “The Meaning of Monty Python” “Monty Python: The Meaning of Live” “Eric Idle’s What About Dick?”

Watch a selection of sketches from “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwIbaYstoPs

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