Netflix just took down FX’s hit biker drama, Sons of Anarchy, from its streaming platform. The company has yet to give a reason behind the decision to remove the show, but series creator Kurt Sutter gave a thorough explanation on social media.
Sutter revealed that FX is currently working with its parent company, Disney, to launch their own streaming service. The new platform would include shows like Sons of Anarchy and its spin-off Mayans MC.
This is why Netflix pulled the plug on the show and will not be streaming the spin-off, which premiered on FX this past fall.
“The simple explanation why SOA is no longer on Netflix and neither will ‘Mayans MC’…The Disney/Fox deal was about creating a competing streaming platform,” Sutter explained. “That is the future of TV.”
Sutter went on to apologize to fans of the show for not being able to binge watch previous seasons. He did, however, promise that they are trying to get their shows on as many streaming services as possible, which is definitely good news.
Disney is expected to launch its highly anticipated streaming service next year. The company recently acquired Fox, which means most of the shows on FX are not likely to return to Netflix.
That said, shows like Sons of Anarchy and Mayans MC are not exactly family-friendly, so it is unclear where Disney plans on showcasing them with other, more family oriented, content.
Disney has not set a hard launch date for its new product.
While fans wait for Disney to launch their new service, they can stream Sons of Anarchy on Hulu, FX Now, and Amazon. The same apps should stream the first season of Mayans MC as soon as it becomes available.
Kurt Sutter’s Sons of Anarchy is still one of the most popular shows in the history of FX. Mayans MC also enjoyed good ratings in its first season and is currently getting ready for its sophomore season.
Wherever the shows land, fans are sure to follow.