Friday, March 10, is the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And exactly three weeks later — Friday, March 31 — is reportedly the last day Buffy and its spinoff Angel will be available to stream on Netflix.
I know: You just got hit with all of the nostalgic binge-watch-inducing content the internet could throw at you, and now this? How dare they?
To be clear, it’s not entirely certain that Buffy will leave Netflix at the end of March. What we know for sure is that Netflix’s current license to stream Buffy in the US is about to expire, and the company hasn’t yet announced any plans to renew it. That doesn’t mean it won’t renew their license before the month is out — but Netflix has dropped Buffy from its streaming platforms in other countries, so it’s not out of the question, either.
Fortunately, there are other ways for you to relive all of the quips, heartbreak, and unfortunate ’90s fashion. Here’s how you can keep watching Buffy if it leaves Netflix:
- Every episode of both Buffy and Angel is available to stream on Hulu, if you have a subscription.
- Digital downloads are available for purchase on both Amazon and iTunes.
- And if you’re a fan of having hard copy, the complete DVD boxset is well worth buying: there are multiple — and excellent — episode commentaries from showrunner Joss Whedon and other writers, and in-depth interviews galore.
Go forth and binge.