Why do TV shows and movies leave Netflix?

Netflix licenses TV shows and movies from studios around the world. Though we strive to keep the titles you want to watch, some titles do leave Netflix because of licensing agreements.

Whenever a TV show or movie license is expiring, we consider things such as:

  • Are the rights to the title still available?

  • How popular is it, and how much does it cost?

  • Seasonal and regional factors

If a TV show or movie is renewed, it remains on Netflix for you to enjoy. If a title is not renewed, we'll give you a heads up when it's about to leave. Visit How to find out if a TV show or movie is leaving Netflix for details.

For more information about title licensing, including differences in title availability between countries, visit How does Netflix license TV shows and movies?