With Grey’s Anatomy Season 19 airing on ABC, fans wonder if the latest season has a Netflix release date just yet.
ABC’s medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy is just as popular since it premiered back in 2005. Created by Shonda Rhimes, it is one of the last network shows that have made their way to the streaming platform.
Why Won’t Disney Plus Stream Grey’s Anatomy Season 19?
With a total of 401 episodes, 400 if you exclude the latest episode from Season 19, the series enjoys a loyal fan base. Season 19 will see Kate Walsh return to the show alongside Niko Terho, Adelaide Kane, Alexis Floyd, & Harry Shum Jr. as season regulars.
Despite Disney Plus trying its best to acquire the rights to other ABC shows, Grey’s Anatomy continues to stay loyal to Netflix US. Although it isn’t known how Netflix lands the streaming rights for the show every season, it might have something to do with the streaming giant’s Shonda Rhimes’ connection. Regardless, the seasons hit the streaming platform shortly after the Season Finale airs on ABC.
When Will Season 19 Come To Netflix?
Grey’s Anatomy Season 15 hit the streaming platform in June 2019 followed by Season 16 in May 2020. Season 17 made its way to the streaming platform in July 2021 and Season 18 premiered on Netflix fairly recently in June 2022. So, Netflix typically receives seasons between May and July. Fans can expect the latest season of Grey’s Anatomy to turn up on Netflix sometime between May and July 2023.
Apart from the United States, Netflix Canada is the only region that has streaming rights for Grey’s Anatomy. However, they haven’t yet received Season 18 which is expected to make it to the platform sometime in 2023. So, it is safe to assume that Canadian fans won’t be able to watch Season 19 before 2024.
Although other Netflix regions did carry Grey’s Anatomy for some time, they no longer have it on the platform. This is because the international streaming rights for the show weren’t renewed after which the show made it to Disney Plus.
Hulu Streams The Latest Episodes Right After Their ABC Premiere
Fans that wish to watch the new episodes right after they air on ABC, can do so on Hulu. The streaming platform gets to stream the episodes the very next day. However, the new episodes don’t get to stay on the platform for a long time.
As reported by What’s On Netflix, even on Netflix, the series might not stream forever. Eventually, after Netflix’s deal with ABC ends, it will move to another platform. But, just when this will happen is unknown as of now.
If the show concludes with Season 19, the show will leave Netflix 2 years after it starts streaming on the platform. However, given how popular the show is, it is highly unlikely that the series will end with this season.
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