Netflix Original Series ‘Ad Vitam’ Leaving Netflix in September 2022

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Ad Vitam – Photo: Kelija / Arte

We are slowly hearing about all the big moves taking place throughout September 2022, and joining the list of worldwide moves is Ad Vitama French science fiction series that has been on Netflix for almost 3 years.

Created by Sébastien Mounier and Thomas Cailley, the series takes place in a future where humans can live indefinitely. The story follows a cop and a young woman investigating a series of youth suicides.

Netflix has the film in most major international regions, though it’s worth noting that according to Unogsit has no worldwide distribution for the show.

First broadcast in France in November 2018, Ad Vitam dropped on Netflix internationally on November 1, 2019, along with all six episodes. Some regions would have received the show much sooner and lost the show earlier this year.

Now, the series is expected to leave Netflix in several regions, including:

  • Netflix Australia
  • Netflix Canada
  • UK Netflix
  • Netflix United States
  • Netflix Brazil
  • NetflixFrance
  • and 13 other regions.

The title displays a “last day to watch on Netflix” notice for September 15, 2022, although the title itself is being removed on September 16.


Why is Ad Vitam leaving Netflix if it’s a Netflix Original?

Unfortunately, although something is labeled as a Netflix Original, it does not mean that Netflix owns said show or movie.

Instead, in this case, the rights are owned by Arte and/or Kelija-Lagardère Studios, the original network and production company behind the show.

This is a growing trend where Netflix Originals are leaving the service. In the past few months alone, QB1: Beyond the lights, cocaine coastand numerous other titles have left the service, all bearing the Netflix Original branding.

What’s worse is that when Netflix Originals are taken down, we often don’t see them on new streaming houses. Sometimes certain titles return to Netflix, but for the most part they don’t end up on VOD services or any competing SVOD services.

For more on what’s leaving Netflix in September 2022, check out our guide via our coming soon section.

will you miss Ad Vitam after leaving Netflix? Let us know in the comments.

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