Netflix wants more shows like the agent of the night and to contribute to that effort, they will license seasons 1 to 5 of the hit series SMASH who shares an executive producer and showrunner with Netflix’s newest megahit.
Developed by Aaron Rahsaan Thomas and Shawn Ryan, the police procedural series is a reboot of the 1975 series of the same name. It has been airing on CBS since 2017 and has been streamed from Netflix in the United States since its initial air date.
The show is currently in its sixth season on CBS, with a seventh yet to be officially confirmed for the 23/24 broadcast season.
However, as we’ve seen Netflix do numerous times, they will be strategically licensing all six seasons of the show by the end of 2023. The news comes off the back of the agent of the nightcreated by Shawn Ryan, becoming one of the biggest Netflix shows of all time.
The Netflix license was confirmed by Shawn Ryan on Twitter, though his addition has yet to be officially confirmed by Netflix, whether in-app or otherwise.
In a tweet on April 7, the writer behind SMASH fixed«@swatcbs LIBRARY episodes will begin streaming on @Netflix (Seasons 1-5 will air in May, Season 6 will be added in the fall.»
The show is being licensed to Netflix by Sony Pictures Television. It has remained a trusted program licensing partner to Netflix with its catalog titles currently available on the service, including seinfeld, The blacklist, Community, and breaking bad.
SMASH will remain on Paramount+ and Hulu
While adding to Netflix, SMASH It is expected to remain in its other two US streaming homes.
Sources indicate that the show will be removed from Hulu in September 2024 at the earliest, with only seasons 1-3 currently streaming at press time.
On Paramount+, only season six is currently airing, serving only as an update to the most recent season.
So while we hope that other services will continue to provide SMASH, Netflix will be the best streaming location to watch all previous seasons by the end of 2023.
SMASH It is already streaming on Netflix in several countries
Of course, many Netflix regions are already streaming SWAT at press time. seven regionsincluding Canada and the UK, air at least seasons 1-4 with some airing season 5 as well.
As we recently predicted, Season 6 is coming to Netflix Canada in September 2023. In the UK, we expect Seasons 5 and 6 to arrive in September 2023 and 2024, respectively.
Are you looking forward to seasons 1-5 of SMASH Is it coming to Netflix in May 2023? Let us know in the comments.