Peacock Is Losing Its Biggest Movies At The End Of July
From The Matrix to Shrek, here's everything already leaving Peacock.
On July 15, Peacock--NBCUniversal's streaming service--finally launched. While the service and app were a disappointing experience, it boasted thousands of hours of programming were available to watch on day one. However, we also noticed a lot of big-name movies were very quickly leaving the service as well, and we've rounded up all of the movies leaving soon. In fact, two major titles, Evan Almighty and Fast & Furious, are already gone.
We dug through the long list of films available and were surprised to find expiration dates on so many of them--especially many of the higher-profile films available at launch. Among the movies departing the service within its first month are the Jurassic Park and Matrix franchises, as well as the only Shrek and Fast and Furious movies that seem to be available--even though both as NBCUniversal productions. You can take a look at everything we found that's going away soon below.
- Evan Almighty
- Fast & Furious
- Dead Silence
- The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything Wrong
- The Story of Us
- The Blair Witch Project
- Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows
- Children of Men
- Drive Angry
- Jonah Hex
- Jurassic Park
- Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World
- Jurassic Park 3
- The Matrix
- The Matrix Reloaded
- The Matrix Revolutions
- The Mummy
- The Mummy Returns
- Monster's Ball
- The Express
As noted above, it's especially strange to see that Evan Almighty, the sequel to Bruce Almighty, was set to expire on Peacock on launch day. While the service soft-launched in April, it's unexpected to see a Universal Pictures film expire on the day the Universal streaming service is available for public consumption.
What's more, a lot of the appeal of Peacock as a service is Universal franchises like the Jurassic Park and Fast & Furious films. Unfortunately, those won't be much of a draw once July is over. While those films could eventually come back to Peacock--or perhaps more movies from those respective franchises could be added--there's no telling when that might happen.
Peacock is available now in three pricing tiers. You can watch ad-supported library content for free. For $5 a month, you'll get the ad-supported library plus original programming. For $10 each month, you'll get the library and original programming with no commercials. At launch, it's available to be watched on several devices, but won't be found on a couple of major ones, including Roku.
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