Whenever you need to take a month-long binge into the world of hot, sexy TV doctors who love to save lives and hook-up with their co-workers, then all you need to do is go to Netflix and watch all 14 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy. From McDreamy and Meredith to Owen and Teddi – and everyone in between – you can spend hours with the characters at Grey Sloan anytime you want. But, could that all change? Is Grey’s Anatomy leaving Netflix?
Grey’s Anatomy is currently in its 15th season on ABC, a network owned by Disney. And, with Disney’s plans to take over the world of streaming later this year with Disney+, fans are wondering what the future of Grey’s looks like on Netflix.
According to Elite Daily, Grey’s Anatomy is still listed as a “lengthy contract” show on Netflix, which means that the chances of it leaving the platform are slim. On top of that, Grey’s creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes signed onto a long-term deal with Netflix, which leads some fans to believe that her shows will always have a place on the platform.
Disney’s new streaming service throws a new wrinkle into the situation, and they could possibly want Grey’s all to themselves. Recent reports claim that Disney+ will be aimed at families, and their more adult content will remain on ABC and Freeform, with streaming available on Hulu.
It really is impossible to know Grey’s future at Netflix until Disney+ launches later this year. Fans are already voicing their opinions on a Grey’s Anatomy Reddit thread, and they do not like the idea of the show leaving the popular platform.
One fan called it “the end of an era,” and another said that Grey’s was the only reason they paid for a Netflix subscription. Fans definitely know how to make their voices heard when it comes to their favorite TV shows. When Friends was set to leave Netflix earlier this year, an online riot broke out, which led to a one-year extension for the classic 90s sitcom.
With as many fans as Grey’s Anatomy has, the medical drama will not completely disappear from online streaming. The only question is – on which platform will you be able to find it?
Fans will just have to wait and see.
New episodes from Season 15 of Grey’s Anatomy air Thursday nights on ABC and are also available for streaming on Hulu. Currently, Seasons 1 through 14 are available on Netflix.