Netflix Acquires Lost, Prison Break, and a Dozen More Disney Shows




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Lost finds its way back to Netflix as part of a pending content agreement with Disney that will give the platform streaming rights to more than a dozen Disney series, including Prison Break and White Collar.

The deal is part of a short-term domestic content agreement that grants Netflix the licensing to 14 Disney shows on a non-exclusive basis through the summer of 2025: This Is Us, Prison Break, Archer, How I Met Your Mother, White Collar, Home Improvement, The Resident, ESPN 30 for 30, My Wife and Kids, Reba, The Bernie Mac Show, The Hughleys, and the Wonder Years reboot. The shows will continue to stream on Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+, according to Deadline.

In March, the new Hulu and Disney+ bundle app will launch, and along with it, all 19 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy will stream on the Disney platform for the first time. This is part of the company’s goal to become a “one-app experience” similar to Amazon Prime Video’s growing collection of add-on channels. While Netflix and Hulu will share co-exclusive rights under the new deal with Disney, next-day streaming of new episodes will only be available on Hulu.

Disney’s CEO, Bob Iger, hinted at a deal during the company’s fourth quarter investor call in November. He said Disney was discussing “some opportunities” with Netflix over content licensing. These streaming giants aren’t the only companies swapping content in recent months. In November, Netflix added the HBO series Six Feet Under to its content library. The platform also acquired Band of Brothers, The Pacific, Ballers, and Insecure

Lost has been a long-time fan favorite since its debut in 2004, with fans eagerly awaiting new episodes of an increasingly complicated mystery surrounding the survivors of a plane crash stranded on a peculiar island. The series had a home on Netflix until 2018.

The series have a staggered release on Netflix starting with The Wonder Years on January 1, 2024, and Home Improvement debuting in early 2025. All six seasons of Lost will land on Netflix on July 1, 2024, which is currently streaming on Hulu. 

Disney shows coming to Netflix debut dates:


January 1: The Wonder Years

January 8: This is Us

February 5: My Wife and Kids

February – December: ESPN 30 for 30 (25 episodes, premiere dates vary)

March 4: The Resident

April 1: White Collar

May 6: Reba

May 13: Archer

June 3: How I Met Your Mother

July 1: Lost

July 29: Prison Break

September 2: The Hughleys


January 1: The Bernie Mac Show

February 1: Home Improvement

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