Netflix is heading down under, announcing today it will expand into Australia and New Zealand in March 2015.
Internet-connected users in Australia and New Zealand will be able to subscribe to Netflix and instantly watch a curated selection of popular movies and TV shows in high-definition or even 4K where available. At launch, the premium and unique Netflix offering will include such original series as “Marco Polo,” “BoJack Horseman” and, among many kids titles, DreamWorks Animation’s “All Hail King Julien.”
Netflix will also be home to the critically-acclaimed documentaries “Virunga” and “Mission Blue,” and stand-up comedy specials “Uganda Be Kidding Me, Live,” from Chelsea Handler and Jim Jefferies’s “Bare,” among many others. The Netflix ANZ selection will expand in 2015 to include highly-anticipated original series family thriller “Bloodline” starring Ben Mendelsohn, Kyle Chandler, Sissy Spacek, Linda Cardellini and Sam Shepard; the gripping Super Hero tale “Marvel’s Daredevil” featuring Charlie Cox, Rosario Dawson, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson and Vincent D’Onofrio; “Sense8,” a new globe-spanning thriller series from the creators of “The Matrix” trilogy and “Babylon 5,” and, from the creator of “Friends,” “Grace and Frankie” with Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.
Netflix will be available at launch on smart TVs, tablets and smartphones, computers and a range of Internet-capable game consoles and set-top boxes.