Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Netflix bring IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA to UK subscribers

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Netflix UK have bought the rights to acclaimed FX comedy It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. The first six seasons of the show are available online now, with the seventh debuting on 13 February.

The US show concerns a group of friends who run an Irish-themed bar in Philadelphia. It stars Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton, Danny DeVito and Kaitlin Olson.

For £5.99 a month, Netflix subscribers can stream all of its TV/film content via internet TVs, computers, tablets, games consoles, Blu-ray players and mobile phones. (At time of writing, their US TV show lineup is decent but the range of movies is very limited and mostly back-catalogue garbage.)

Netflix's acquisition finally gives Philadelphia its long-awaited UK debut. I wonder if Netflix will find success in the UK by delivering many of the US shows that never manage to find a home on TV here, or else get mistreated when they do. Parks & Recreation (never aired), Breaking Bad (burned through in late-night runs) and Community (one season on a little-known music channel) spring to mind.