Universal Films Will Head Exclusively To Peacock After Theatrical Release
Universal movies like The Fast and the Furious will head to Peacock before appearing on other services.
Starting in 2022, all Universal movies, including franchises like The Fast and the Furious and Jurassic World, will head to Peacock after the theatrical window, thanks to a new deal between the streaming service and Universal Pictures, NBCUniversal announced.
"The deal includes an accelerated window that will bring Universal, Focus Features, Illumination, and DreamWorks Animation titles exclusively to Peacock no later than four months following their theatrical debuts," the announcement says. The way the deal will work, these films will appear on Peacock for the first four months once that theatrical window ends, then head to other services like Netflix or Hulu, and then jump back to Peacock for the last four months.
Right now, the release slate from Universal includes Jurassic World: Dominion, The Bad Guys, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, Minions: The Rise of Gru, as well as new movies from Get Out director Jordan Peele and Universal's DreamWorks Animation studio.
Universal's F9: The Fast Saga hit theaters last month and quickly became the biggest new movie since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Jurassic World: Dominion is almost a year out, but you can still watch a prologue trailer for it right now. Peacock, despite its 42 million subscribers and massive library of films, lost almost a billion dollars in 2020, and execs are likely hoping this deal will bring in some new subscribers.
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