Although the fifth season was completed in mid-2017, Prison breakout remains one of the most requested shows that we’re asked about here at Advance Guide. Are seasons 1-5 of Prison breakout on Netflix, where do you live and if not, why not? Let’s take a look.
Most of you probably know Prison breakout. The series aired on Fox from 2005 to 2009 before receiving a 9 episode reprint in 2017.
It played Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Robin Tunney, Peter Stormare and Amaury Nolasco and told (several times) the story of a pair of brothers trying to break out of a maximum security prison.
The show was really one of a kind, and it makes a difference impressive legacy and is therefore still very popular on television.
Now let’s get to the availability of the show on Netflix.
Is Prison Break on Netflix in the US?
We start in the US where the answer is no, but once upon a time there was streaming.
Long-term Netflix subscribers will know that Netflix wore the show once before it sadly lost every season (currently only seasons 1 through 4) on October 2, 2017.
Currently, the show is streamed exclusively on Hulu, where it has been streamed since leaving Netflix all those years ago.
Given that Disney owns 20th Television (which distributes the show) and they own most of Hulu, it’s likely that this will continue to be its long-term home in the future.
Disney has licensed some of its shows to Amazon through IMDb TV over the past few years, so we don’t want to rule out the possibility of it switching to other platforms entirely.
Is Prison Break international on Netflix?
Internationally, the picture is far brighter for Prison breakout on Netflix.
According to Unogs, at least 28 countries (they don’t monitor every country) are streaming the show including:
- South Africa
- South Korea
- European mainland
- The UK
That means most regions of Netflix still have access to the show, but how long is unknown.
While 20th Television is still licensed to Netflix, they have definitely pulled back in recent years. In fact, due to Disney’s stake in the company, we expect Netflix to lose most of its content from the provider if it invests in the Disney + Star offering.
In most regions, Disney + Star has already fully streamed the show. How long this period will last, anyone can guess. Most of the TV programs are renewed annually and Prison breakout will be up for renewal in October, but we don’t know in which year.
Is the Prison Break spin-off on Netflix?
It’s easier to explain Breakout Kings, the spin-off series written by Matt Olmstead and Nick Santora, is not streamed anywhere on Netflix.
Do you want Prison breakout was on Netflix where do you live? Let us know in the comments.