The Best Part About Monty Python Coming to Netflix? New Material.
Well this was about as expected as the Spanish Inquisition
Discovering all of Monty Python’s prodigious creative output — movies, TV, live specials — takes time. A quest, if you will. And now you can have it all at the click of a button, no shrubbery needed.
Netflix has acquired the rights to the legendary British sketch troupe’s (near) entire oeuvre. It will begin streaming on the service April 15 in the UK and Canada, and sometime later this year in the U.S.
Included in the deal, according to Deadline: Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Monty Python’s Fliegender Zirkus, Monty Python’s Personal Best (featuring six one-hour specials), the documentary Monty Python Conquers America, Monty Python’s Almost the Truth, The Meaning of Monty Python, Monty Python’s Best Bits (mostly), the 2014 reunion special Monty Python Live (mostly): One Down, Five To Go and a 2012 comedy special from cast member Eric Idle.
More interesting? The network has reportedly commissioned new material from the surviving members. One thought on that front: Keep the new stuff to silly walks, and don’t let Terry Gilliam try to do anything topical.
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