Why is “Skins” Leaving Netflix? Countries Where Netflix Will Stop Airing “Skins”

British hit and coming-of-age television series “Skins” is all set to leave Netflix on the 2nd of August, 2020. The first season of Skins premiered in 2007 and since then, a total of 7 seasons have been made which lasted until 2013. The 7 seasons comprise a total of 61 episodes, all of which are set to leave on 2nd August.

The countries where Netflix will stop airing Skins TV show are:

  • United States
  • Australia
  • India
  • Canada
Netflix mobile app showing expiry date of Skins.

As of now, these are the countries showing the expiry date of Skins TV serial on Netflix. Whenever a show goes off the air on Netflix, prior to 30 days from its removal, Netflix starts showing the availability date, the date up to which users can stream them. Talking about the UK, no expiry date is mentioned so far by Netflix.

Netflix website showing expiry date of Skins.

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What is the reason Skins goes off air from Netflix?

The notification given by Netflix about the expiration date itself confirms that Skins will go off air. If Netflix wanted to renew and extend the contract they would have done it earlier. Expiration date confirms that the licensing agreement is not renewed. There’s no doubt and a second thought about the popularity of Skins TV serial. Even after the years of release, the show is still remembered.

No TV series or movies which are licensed stays forever with the Netflix. Here are the possible reasons why Skins is leaving Netflix –

1. The cost to renew the contract could be high compared to the popularity.
2. The rights to renew the TV show might not be available with Netflix now.

These could be the possible reasons why Skins goes off air. But one thing is confirmed, the TV show shall go off air in the above mentioned 4 countries.

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Where Skins TV show is heading? Which platform shall stream Skins?

The platform which will air British TV show “Skins” has not been confirmed yet. Popular OTT platform Britbox is seen as the closest contender to air Skins in the US, Canada, and Australia. To know where Skins is heading, make sure you check this space out.

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