Watch School Spirits on Netflix on 30 November
The landscape of the streaming industry has taken an unexpected turn in 2023, with several major competitors of Netflix seemingly easing up on their aggressive strategies. A peculiar development in this regard is Netflix’s decision to acquire the licensing rights for Originals like “School Spirits” from Paramount+.
It’s worth noting that this article pertains specifically to Netflix in the United States, and it remains uncertain whether other regions will also have access to the series in November 2023.
Peyton List, renowned for her role in “Cobra Kai,” takes the lead in the cast of this intriguing eight-episode supernatural teen drama, portraying the character of Maddie Nears. Maddie finds herself trapped in the afterlife, compelled to investigate her own untimely demise.
The ensemble is rounded out by a talented cast, including Kristian Flores, Milo Manheim, Spencer MacPherson, Kiara Pichardo, Sarah Yarkin, Nick Pugliese, and Rainbow Wedell.
“School Spirits” initially made its debut on Paramount+, where it was released weekly from March through April of this year. The series garnered positive reviews from critics and currently boasts an impressive 7.6 rating on IMDb, underscoring its popularity and critical acclaim.
Paramount decision to license its show School Spirits to Netflix
Paramount has recently made the decision to license its show School Spirits to Netflix. This move follows a trend we have seen in 2023, where several studios have chosen to license their older shows to Netflix, resulting in a surge of popularity for these series. The licensing of School Spirits to Netflix is likely a strategic move by Paramount to generate interest in the show’s upcoming second season, which was announced in June 2023 and is scheduled to begin production in 2024.
This is not the first time Paramount has experimented with licensing its content to Netflix. In 2020, they licensed the first seasons of Evil and The Unicorn to the streaming giant. Additionally, Paramount has previously licensed a significant portion of its Nickelodeon library to Netflix, further expanding their partnership.
In another development, Netflix recently acquired the license for Showtime’s Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber in October 2023. This show had been removed from Paramount+ earlier in the year, making Netflix the new home for this series.
Overall, Paramount’s decision to license School Spirits to Netflix aligns with the industry trend of leveraging the streaming platform’s wide reach and popularity to generate buzz and attract a larger audience for their content.