Each season of the new Fox drama series Gotham will be available to Netflix members following linear broadcast beginning in 2015.
Starring Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Jada Pinkett Smith and Sean Pertwee, the Batman origin story is to premiere in the United States Sept. 22.
"Gotham is the most anticipated new series of the fall season and we are thrilled to offer it to our members around the world," Ted Sarandos, Netflix's chief content officer, said in a statement. "The Batman origin story is sure to have massive global appeal so it is fitting that, along with Warner Television, we have created a new model for distributing a show that international and domestic audiences will love."”
"In this era of new business models and expanding windows, this is an unprecedented deal for our company and our industry," added Jeffrey R. Schlesinger, president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution. "While we typically license our programming country by country, we have licensed this very special series to Netflix on a multi-territory basis. Netflix is a perfect home for Gotham following its initial broadcast in each respective country, giving Netflix subscribers the opportunity to catch up prior to the new season, whether they're already fans or discovering it for the first time."”