Facebook Twitter

‘Jurassic Park’ will leave Netflix (again). But where will it go next?

No one knows where ‘Jurassic Park’ will end up next

SHARE ‘Jurassic Park’ will leave Netflix (again). But where will it go next?
Sam Neill in “Jurassic Park.”

Sam Neill in “Jurassic Park.”

Universal

“Jurassic Park”will leave Netflix at the end of September — two months after it left NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock.

What’s going on?

  • The “Jurassic Park” trilogy — “Jurassic Park,” “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” and “Jurassic Park III” — joined Netflix on Aug. 1 after being on Peacock for 17 day, which I wrote about for Deseret.com.
  • The films will leave Netflix on Sept. 30, according to Deadline.
  • No one knows where they will go next.

  • “Jurassic Park” is owned by Universal Studios, so you’d think NBCUniversal’s Peacock would be the ideal fit. But stranger things have happened.
  • Netflix is still planning to release an original series called “Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous.”

Why is it moving again?

Films often flip between streaming services because their distribution rights are bought by other platforms. Deadlinehad a good explanation for it all:

Licensing and distribution has become a dense thicket for business affairs and legal teams to slice their way through, with properties assumed to be in-house often winding up somewhere else due to legacy dealmaking. Until quite recently — and even still, in many cases — licensing titles to third parties was the way of the world. Now, traditional companies are trying to lock up more of their own properties, though that can be expensive.